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STRATHY ARTICLE: Brexit Has Potential to Destroy Businesses and Communities

It was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it – watching Scotland at the finals of football’s European championship? There was unity and hope as we willed on the young Scotland squad to victory – a rollercoaster of emotions played out in homes in every village, town and city across the country. With flags and bunting …

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OMIW ARTICLE: Community Groups Vital for Covid Recovery

The Inverness Courier recently reported on a fantastic initiative by the Culloden Community council, supported by Incredible Edible Inverness and the Highland council, to plant fruit trees. They intend to add to the community’s attractiveness, encouraging pollination and, hopefully, growing fruit for locals to pick. It is a simple idea but a very good one …

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RELEASE: Research Reveals Majority of UK Firms Feeling Brexit Bite

The SNP has criticised the UK government over its damaging Brexit deal, after new research revealed that three-quarters of UK firms are struggling with Brexit bureaucracy and delays. In a survey of more than 200 leading industrial companies, 74% said they are facing Brexit-related delays. Meanwhile, over half (51%) have said this has led to increased costs, and …

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RELEASE: Drew Hendry MP & Jason Isaacs Support Marie Curie ‘s 35th Great Daffodil Appeal

Drew Hendry MP, Chair of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group for Terminal Illness, and Harry Potter actor, Jason Isaacs, have joined forces to support end of life charity Marie Curie provide care and support to more people living with a terminal illness. Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey MP Drew Hendry and Marie Curie Ambassador …

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RELEASE: Highland MP Leads Inquiry into Effects of Poor Social Housing at End of Life

Drew Hendry MP, who chairs the All-Party Group for Terminal Illness in the UK Parliament, has launched an inquiry into the effects of unsuitable housing and fuel poverty on the care and support people receive at the end of life. Research has found that more than two-thirds of people say they would prefer to die …

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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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