Month: February 2021

RELEASE: SNP Renew Calls for Fast-Tracked Support for Terminally Ill People

The SNP has renewed calls on the UK government to urgently change rules to allow terminally ill people to get benefits fast-tracked, ahead of today’s debate in the House of Commons. Under current rules, benefits are only fast-tracked if a terminally ill person has a diagnosis of six months or less to live. A bill to …

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RELEASE: Tories Trade Bill Designed to Dodge Scrutiny

SNP WARNS NHS ON THE TABLE IN FUTURE TRADE DEALS The SNP has criticised the Tory government for shutting down Parliamentary scrutiny and railroading ahead with its damaging post-Brexit Trade Bill. It comes after the UK government voted down measures which sought to give Parliament a role in future trade talks and to take the …

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OMIW Article: Supporting constituents throughout the pandemic

NHS Highland’s vaccine programme is progressing well, and I have been encouraged by their updates over these past weeks. Many constituents have also been in touch to share their experiences, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I know the wait isn’t easy, but with the most clinically vulnerable now receiving their appointments, the vaccine programme …

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RELEASE: “Unforgivable” – Exports Drop 68% after Tory Brexit

MAJORITY OF SCOTS THINK TORY BREXIT “GOING BADLY”. The SNP has said the damage to UK trade from Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is “completely unforgivable” – as exports from British ports to the EU fell by 68% in the first month. According to reports in today’s Observer, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned Michael …

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RELEASE: Gove admits post Brexit chaos “not just teething problems”

Commenting on Michael Gove’s admission that post Brexit trade issues are not just “teething problems” but “significant issues” that could risk livelihoods, the SNP’s newly appointed International Trade spokesperson, Drew Hendry MP, said: “After a month of the Tory government insisting that the huge issues exporters and hauliers have faced at the border are just …

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