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Here’s How the Tories Threaten our NHS

In an independent Scotland, we can be certain Westminster governments will not be able to threaten our NHS. That threat is real and growing. Tory threat of privatisation in post-Brexit trade deals After dragging Scotland out of the EU against our will, Rishi Sunak and

Only Independence Can Secure Social Safety Net 

Austerity 2.0 Demonstrates Need for Full Powers The SNP has said that the Tory austerity threat to Scottish families shows why Scottish independence is the only way to secure our vital social security safety net. It comes as the UK Government’s plans to slash welfare

Millions Spent Battling Tory Policies

Scottish Government Mitigates £2,500 Per Impacted Family New research shows that Scottish Government mitigation of cruel Tory policies makes up for a loss of around £2,500 per family in Scotland impacted by austerity. The second Building A New Scotland Paper, published last week, outlines stats

Almost £940,000 Spent Mitigating Tory Cuts in Angus

Scotland Fighting Poverty ‘With One Hand Tied Behind its Back’ £938,260 has been spent in Angus this year on Discretionary Housing Payments, for the purpose of mitigating UK Government cuts including the ‘bedroom tax’. While highlighting the significance of this intervention, Graeme has decried the

Scottish Budget Bill Passed

Funding announced to help tackle the cost of living crisis. The 2022-2023 Scottish Budget Bill has been backed by MSPs. During the Stage 3 debate in the Scottish Parliament, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced a further £290 million in financial support to help address the

Tory Cost of Living Crisis: What it Means in our Daily Lives

The impact of the Tory cost-of-living crisis reaches far and wide. However it’s disproportionately impacting the poorest, most vulnerable members of society. Meanwhile, the UK Tory government is too busy indulging in party scandals, cronyism, peerages for donors and saving Boris Johnson’s skin – instead

Revealed: Tory Cuts Cost Pensioners £520 in 2022

New analysis reveals that almost one million Scottish pensioners have been directly impacted by the Tories’ pensions cut. Here’s a quick summary. Pensions triple lock: a Tory broken promise In their 2019 manifesto, the Tories promised to keep the ‘triple lock’ on pensions – which