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The New UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss is the new UK Prime Minister It comes after the Conservative Party spent over two months tearing itself to shreds over the leadership contest – completely ignoring the devastating cost-of-living crisis they’ve helped to create. So who is Liz Truss? Here’s a summary

Rent Freeze Focus of Programme for Government

Ministers Act to Protect People in Cost Crisis A combined rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis has been announced as the centrepiece of the 2022-23 Programme for Government (PfG). The programme outlines emergency legislation which will be introduced

Marking One Year of the Bute House Agreement

Progress on Building a Fairer, Greener The Scottish Government continues to focus on delivering its net zero targets and supporting families with the cost of living, as it marks the first anniversary of the Bute House Agreement. This was the agreement signed with the Scottish

What EU Countries Are Doing to Help with the Cost of Living

Food prices are rising, energy prices are soaring – they’re on track to hit over £3,600 a year from January – and the UK Tories are too distracted by an increasingly right-wing leadership contest to do anything about it. While UK salaries fell at the fastest rate on

Inflation Hits 9.4% as Truss Admits Economic Failure

Scotland Can Do Better The SNP has said that Scotland can’t afford to keep the Tory UK Government, as inflation rises for the ninth consecutive month while Conservatives are focussed on their leadership contest. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show inflation is now

Just 1 in 500 Scots Has a Say on Next Prime Minister

Tory Leadership Election Exposes Broken UK Democracy Although many in Scotland will have felt a sense of relief that the chaos of Boris Johnson’s tenure as Prime Minister is coming to an end, the fact remains that one Prime Minister Scotland did not vote for

Democratic Renewal Through Independence: A Summary

The Latest Scottish Government Paper Explained Paving the way towards an independence referendum on the 19th of October 2023, the Scottish Government has launched the second in a series of independence papers – Renewing Democracy through Independence. The “Building a New Scotland” series will outline the

Renewing Scotland’s Democracy

Second Paper Published on Case for Independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the only way Scotland can ensure decisions are taken in the best interests of its people is with independence, as new analysis is published showing the extent to which the UK

A Tale of Two Governments

Boris Johnson has only ever been a symptom of a fundamentally broken Westminster system, which places elitism, entitlement and cronyism at its core. And for all the talk of a “union of equals”, it’s a system that consistently imposes damaging policies against Scotland’s democratic will

Scotland’s IndyRef2 Mandate

The Facts The Scottish Government has a clear democratic mandate to deliver a referendum on Scottish independence, and it has launched a series of papers to set out the case for independence. And Nicola Sturgeon has now announced the publishing Scottish Independence Referendum Bill –