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CLIMATE CHANGE

Global warming and climate change represent one of the most significant threats to the wellbeing of our planet and our continued way of life. In Scotland, our low carbon transition is well underway. Emissions have almost halved since 1990 and … Continue reading

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PROTECTING INTERNATIONAL AID

The Scottish National Party firmly believes that all international development funding should be people-centred, transparent and help the world’s poorest people. These values are at the heart of the SNP Scottish Government’s international development programme and were epitomised by its … Continue reading

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HUNTING TROPHIES

Recent increases in poaching are deplorable and are fuelled by the trade in ivory. My SNP colleague Dr. Lisa Cameron MP was involved in seeing the Ivory Bill pass in the Commons earlier this year. This Bill is currently with … Continue reading

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PLASTIC WASTE

Under the SNP, Scotland is helping to lead the way in action on plastics and on deposit return. Scotland leads the way on deposit return and was the first part of the UK to commit to a deposit return scheme … Continue reading

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FIREWORKS

The SNP recognises concerns about the antisocial use of fireworks, including the effect on animals. The Scottish Government took action through the Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004 to restrict when fireworks can be set off.

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BENEFITS AND TERMINAL ILLNESS

Current UK legislation for disability benefits and Universal Credit specifies that the definition of terminal illness is someone likely to die within 6 months. The Scottish Government has already shown what can be done when a Government puts dignity and … Continue reading

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RIP OFF LOANS

Whilst short term lending can play a positive role in helping those with temporary cash flow problems, the high rates charged by pay lenders have left many families trapped into a dangerous spiral into debt from which they cannot escape.

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LGBT RIGHTS IN CHECHNYA

Russia’s record on LGBT rights is completely unacceptable – this undoubtedly forms part of the position of much of the international community that the country fails to stand up for human rights and must be sanctioned accordingly.

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