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SOCIAL JUSTICE MUST BE AT THE HEART OF OUR RECOVERY FROM COVID-19 CRISIS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has warned that the UK government cannot be allowed to place the burden of austerity on the poorest in society in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes said that the … Continue reading

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COVID-19: DOG GROOMERS & DOG WALKERS

Dog groomers The Scottish Government recognises that the lack of access to professional pet grooming services has the potential to impact on the welfare of certain breeds of animal, particularly those requiring regular grooming to maintain their wellbeing.

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COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day it’s right that we pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much during WWII; but it’s important not to let extremists on all sides hijack what should be a moment for all Scots to commemorate the defeat of … Continue reading

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SUPPORT FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS

The SNP at Westminster have been pressing the UK Government to support people on low income throughout the coronavirus crisis.

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BRITISH AIRWAYS JOB LOSSES

It is evident that the global aviation industry is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. However, the announcement by British Airways that they are making nearly 30% of its workforce redundant came as a huge … Continue reading

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UK GOVT MUST FOLLOW SCOTLAND’S LEAD ON SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead and have a sign language interpreter at its daily press conferences – saying that doing so could save lives. The MP for West Dunbartonshire has written to the … Continue reading

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COVID-19: LEGACY BENEFITS

The SNP has called for the unfair disparity between the UK government’s benefits system to be resolved with a cash boost given to people claiming ‘legacy’ benefits such as Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance.

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COVID-19: MATERNITY LEAVE

As you may be aware, employment law is a reserved matter which means that the UK Government is responsible for parental leave and pay. It’s clear that the UK Government needs to do more to expand parental leave and pay, … Continue reading

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