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RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

The SNP absolutely supports freedom of religion and worship everywhere in the world. This is a fundamental human right, long recognised as such by the international community, and there must be no let-up in international efforts to safeguard freedom of … Continue reading

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MODERN SLAVERY

The SNP Scottish Government has taken a welcome lead on modern slavery, passing the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill in the last Parliamentary term, strengthening the rights of victims of trafficking, and by developing Scotland’s first strategy to tackle this … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE

The First Minister used her Spring conference speech to declare a climate change emergency and to commit the Scottish Government to taking action to go further than it has already done in this area, if that is what scientific conclusions … Continue reading

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN BAHRAIN

The SNP has been proactive in calling the UK Government to account for its support for the Bahraini Government. This Government has tortured and wrongly imprisoned journalists and their families, all while the UK Government has provided infrastructure funding to … Continue reading

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AUTISM AWARENESS

It is imperative that we work to raise the understanding of autism and other learning disabilities to ensure a higher standard of life for those affected. The SNP has gone a long way to do this. However, as it is … Continue reading

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PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

As stated in our 2017 manifesto, the SNP supports the replacement of First-Past-The-Post with Proportional Representation (PR). Even though the SNP have been successful in First-Past-The-Post elections in recent years, we have a principled belief in proportional representation and will … Continue reading

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CIVIL SERVICE PAY

The UK Government Civil Service pay guidance does not apply to those working for the Scottish Government, its Agencies or Local Authorities in Scotland who benefit from the Scottish Government promise of a pay increase that reflects the cost of … Continue reading

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RELATIONSHIPS & SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

Education is fully devolved to Scotland and as such we, the SNP, do not get involved in English issues in the House of Commons. I do however, share your view that relationship and sex education is essential to fostering respect … Continue reading

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