Monthly Archives: January 2017

Beating Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in Scotland in both men and women with approximately 4,000 new cases diagnosed each year. After lung cancer, it is the second biggest cancer killer in Scotland with around 1,600 people … Continue reading

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FairFuel

The SNP have long campaigned for fairer and more transparent taxation of fuel. Last year in advance of the Budget, we joined with FairFuelUK to oppose any hike in fuel duty at a time when the pockets of families, particularly … Continue reading

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Donald Trump State Visit

Scotland and the USA have deep ties which have long been based on our shared values. It is our duty to speak up for these values, which include tolerance, equality and providing refuge for those in need. The refugee crisis … Continue reading

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Heineken Deal

My SNP colleagues and I want to ensure that Scotland’s markets are competitive and fair to consumers and I believe it is vital that Scotland’s vibrant food and drink sector continues to be so. The pub sector in Scotland is … Continue reading

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British Values Oath

It was proposed by the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Communities that every public office holder in the UK would have to swear an oath of allegiance to British values. The Minister’s proposals came in response to a report … Continue reading

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Nuclear Workers Pensions

The way in which workers in these pension schemes in the nuclear sector have been treated by the UK Government is utterly unacceptable. It was former Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who gave cast-iron assurances that pensions would be protected … Continue reading

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Trident Missile Test

I am deeply concerned about this dangerous incident and, equally serious, the subsequent cover-up. Brendan O’Hara MP, SNP Spokesperson for Defence at Westminster, raised these issues directly with the Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon in the House of … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT SHOWING ‘CONTEMPT’ IN TRIDENT RESPONSE

‘NO CLARITY – NO DETAIL AND INFORMATION WITHHELD FROM PARLIAMENT’  AS COVER UP CONTINUES   SNP Defence team member, Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has said the UK government has shown ‘contempt’ towards communities and Parliament in its response to the revelations about … Continue reading

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