EXTRA SUPPORT FOR 1,770 UNPAID CARERS IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WELCOMED BY LOCAL MP

Photo: Local MP Martin has welcomed the additional support for Carers in West Dunbartonshire.

1,770 unpaid carers across Dumbarton, Clydebank and the Vale of Leven have benefited from the SNP Scottish Government Carer’s Allowance Supplement since it was introduced in September 2018.

The Carer’s Allowance Supplement – unique in the UK – is an extra payment introduced by the Scottish Government for people in West Dunbartonshire and across Scotland who get Carer’s Allowance. It increases the Carer’s Allowance by 13 per cent and is an investment of more than £30 million a year to support unpaid carers in Scotland. Continue reading “EXTRA SUPPORT FOR 1,770 UNPAID CARERS IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WELCOMED BY LOCAL MP”

120 PARLIAMENTARIANS SUBMIT LETTER TO NETFLIX IN RESPONSE TO JIMMY CARR HOLOCAUST ‘JOKE’

More than 120 parliamentarians have co-signed a letter to Netflix in response to Jimmy Carr’s use of the Roma Holocaust in his Netflix show.

In the letter to Netflix Headquarters – organised jointly by the APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma and the APPG for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity – the overwhelming response from parliamentarians condemns and calls for the removal of Jimmy Carr’s ‘His Dark Material’ from Netflix. Continue reading “120 PARLIAMENTARIANS SUBMIT LETTER TO NETFLIX IN RESPONSE TO JIMMY CARR HOLOCAUST ‘JOKE’”

COMMENT: THE PRIME MINISTER IS ON A SHOOGLY PEG

It’s been an eventful week at Westminster as Downing Street descends into chaos in the wake of Sue Gray’s damning report into law-breaking at Number 10.

We have a British Prime Minister now under criminal investigation for breaking the very Covid rules he himself set. And clear evidence of multiple illegal lockdown parties which he repeatedly told parliament did not happen.

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MARTIN URGES UK GOVT TO ‘GET A GRIP’ ON COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS FACING WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE HOUSEHOLDS

Photo: MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes speaking in the House of Commons.

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has urged the Prime Minister to get a grip on the cost-of-living crisis facing hard-hit households in West Dunbartonshire.

The SNP led an opposition day debate in the House of Commons this week calling on the UK government to take urgent action to tackle the squeeze on household budgets caused by rising food and energy prices. Continue reading “MARTIN URGES UK GOVT TO ‘GET A GRIP’ ON COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS FACING WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE HOUSEHOLDS”

UK GOVT UNDER FIRE OVER COLLAPSE OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE ENERGY COMPANY

Photo: Martin Docherty-Hughes MP speaking in the House of Commons.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the UK government for its ‘abdication of responsibility’ following the collapse of Clydebank-based energy company Together Energy.

During a heated exchange in the House of Commons, SNP MP Docherty-Hughes accused the Prime Minister and Chancellor of being ‘missing in action’ after Together Energy became the 29th UK energy company to go bust in the past year. Continue reading “UK GOVT UNDER FIRE OVER COLLAPSE OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE ENERGY COMPANY”

‘TORIES HAVE LOST ALL CREDIBILITY BY KEEPING BORIS JOHNSON IN POWER’

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has blasted Conservative MPs for failing to act to remove Boris Johnson from office, following yet more revelations about illegal lockdown parties at Downing Street,

The SNP MP has said for each day that Boris Johnson remains in power, Tory MPs will continue to lose credibility – following new allegations that the Prime Minister attended another leaving do in the run-up to Christmas 2020. Continue reading “‘TORIES HAVE LOST ALL CREDIBILITY BY KEEPING BORIS JOHNSON IN POWER’”