Murdo Fraser

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Daily Record
Critics accuse Nicola Sturgeon of shortchanging hospitalsher record. After a decade in power that record is clear – less funding for sch
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
her record. After a decade in power that record is clear – less funding for schools and hospitals.” Tory finance spokesman Murdo Fraser added: “This proves that public expenditure in Scotland remains far higher than south of the border, thanks to... Read more
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express
SNP have cost Scottish NHS £1billion, Oxford academic claimsalso warned Nicola Sturgeon against another income tax grab in this year’s Budg
express / Posted 3 days ago
also warned Nicola Sturgeon against another income tax grab in this year’s Budget. The party’s finance spokesman Murdo Fraser MSP said: “This analysis proves that public expenditure in Scotland remains far higher than south of the border,... Read more
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Daily Record
Ruth Davidson's own magic circle in Holyrood could see her career vanishbunch will survive and there are some excellent MSPs, particularly among the ne
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
bunch will survive and there are some excellent MSPs, particularly among the new intake. “Ruth Davidson will be unable to resist a nice safe seat at Westminster with a top ministerial role and Murdo Fraser will finally become the leader in Scotlan... Read more
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heraldscotland
Warning over Scots fire safety officer cuts in wake of Grenfell tragedymeasures, and a one-off programme of “intrusive inspections" of high-rise flats
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
measures, and a one-off programme of “intrusive inspections" of high-rise flats to highlight safety issues. Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said of the staff cuts: “It’s hypocritical of the SNP to advertise itself as a friend of public sector staff... Read more
9d
express
Private schools, universities and councils await rate relief decisiontheir premises. New build properties will also be free from rates until they a
express / Posted 9 days ago
their premises. New build properties will also be free from rates until they are occupied for the first time. Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said ending rates relief for sports clubs and local authority leisure centres "would undermine Scottish... Read more
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Scotsman
Private schools to wait to learn if they face rates bill hikeconsequences in these areas before outlining my position in the implementation
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
consequences in these areas before outlining my position in the implementation plan I propose to publish later this year.” Murdo Fraser of Tories said ministers should rule out “this damaging SNP swim tax”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon... Read more
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Scotsman
Expanding Scottish firms to be exempt from rates rise for yearthe budget and the negotiations that I have. “It will be for parliament to ult
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
the budget and the negotiations that I have. “It will be for parliament to ultimately to approve the budget.” Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said ending rates relief for sports clubs and local authority leisure centres “would undermine Scottish... Read more
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Daily Record
Delight at store dealbring and whether Beales will be taking on the whole of the former McEwans prem
Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
bring and whether Beales will be taking on the whole of the former McEwans premises – but this is very good news indeed.” Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife, said: “This is tremendous news for Perth and shows the difference that a... Read more
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Scotsman
Anger as RBS looks to India for workers after UK job cutsand union leaders last night criticised the outsourcing of jobs to India. Scot
Scotsman / Posted 11 days ago
and union leaders last night criticised the outsourcing of jobs to India. Scottish Conservative finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: “RBS was bailed out by the very taxpayers it now seems to be turning its back on. Moving operations to the... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Parking firm rules could be overseen by lawEast Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is shaping potential new legislation for the
The Inverness Courier / Posted 21 days ago
East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is shaping potential new legislation for the House of Commons, Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser is doing something similar in Edinburgh. If adopted the legislation could end many of the practices that have... Read more
22d
express
Alex Salmond sparks SNP cabinet reshuffle speculation: 'People have earned their spurs'9, 2016Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in pictures. Nicola Sturgeon
express / Posted 22 days ago
9, 2016Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in pictures. Nicola Sturgeon visits Glaxo Smith Kline. Scottish Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said:“In the run up to that election, Salmond arrogantly predicted he would win his seat, and that the Scottish... Read more
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22d
express
Thousands of Scottish firms lodge appeals against crippling property tax hikesMSPs and industry leaders demanded more action from nationalist ministers. Sco
express / Posted 22 days ago
MSPs and industry leaders demanded more action from nationalist ministers. Scottish Tory finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: “These figures reveal just how chaotic this revaluation scheme is. “Tens of thousands of properties are... Read more
28d
express
Fuelling the SNP: Euromillions winners gift Sturgeon’s party an EXTRA £600,000from the UK taxpayer, through House of Commons “short money” - despite its drea
express / Posted 28 days ago
from the UK taxpayer, through House of Commons “short money” - despite its dream of breaking up Britain. Scottish Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said: “This shows, aside from public cash from Westminster and two lottery winners, the SNP cash reserves have... Read more
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express
Derek Mackay branded ‘muddled’ over onshore economy boastshows the value of Scottish revenue from the North Sea was only £208 million in
express / Posted 28 days ago
shows the value of Scottish revenue from the North Sea was only £208 million in 2016/17. Scottish Tory finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: "Derek Mackay's muddled interview exposes just how desperate the SNP is to put a shine on what were... Read more
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28d
express
Scottish rake in £1.4K MORE cash each person than the rest of UKa much lower deficit and revenue being much higher from its oil and gas supplie
express / Posted 28 days ago
a much lower deficit and revenue being much higher from its oil and gas supplies. Scottish Conservatives finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: “Today's figures confirm the facts – Scotland is better off as part of the United Kingdom. “All of us... Read more
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29d
Daily Record
SNP blunder as figures show major exaggeration of independent Scotland financesof £312. The Tories said the figures showed Scotland enjoyed a £1750 “Union di
Daily Record / Posted 29 days ago
of £312. The Tories said the figures showed Scotland enjoyed a £1750 “Union dividend” last year. Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser said: “The figures confirm the facts – Scotland is better off as part of the United Kingdom. “All of us last... Read more
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29d
heraldscotland
Sturgeon urged to apologise over inaccurate independence forecastsThat is why we continue to press for the Scottish Government to have a direct r
heraldscotland / Posted 29 days ago
That is why we continue to press for the Scottish Government to have a direct role in Brexit negotiations.” Tory MSP Murdo Fraser said: “These figures confirm the facts - Scotland is better off as part of the United Kingdom. All of us last... Read more
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29d
express
Nicola Sturgeon 'tried to DUPE Scots into independence' when SNP needs UK more than EVERDugdale said an independent Scotland would have faced “unprecedented levels of
express / Posted 29 days ago
Dugdale said an independent Scotland would have faced “unprecedented levels of austerity”. Scottish Tory finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said the annual report confirmed Scotland was better off as part of the UK. First Minister Ms Sturgeon denied... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish private schools face £5m business rate tax hikeScottish Conservatives voiced concern at what would happen to businesses once t
Scotsman / Posted 30 days ago
Scottish Conservatives voiced concern at what would happen to businesses once the cap runs out. Shadow finance secretary Murdo Fraser said: “Many firms will feel this is tinkering round the edges of a broken system, rather than the fundamental... Read more
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express
Scotland business rates review slammed for ruling out property tax overhaulbe implemented before the next round of revaluations”. Opposition parties warn
express / Posted 30 days ago
be implemented before the next round of revaluations”. Opposition parties warned the reforms did not go far enough. GETTYMurdo Fraser said firms ‘will feel this is tinkering round the edges of a broken system’ Scottish Tory finance spokesman... Read more
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Scotsman
Leader comment: Double standards on independenceher Growth Commission would set out how independence could be achieved,” said t
Scotsman / Posted a month ago
her Growth Commission would set out how independence could be achieved,” said the Conservatives’ shadow finance secretary Murdo Fraser. “It has all gone strangely quiet.” But isn’t that exactly what the Conservatives wanted? To stop independence... Read more
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express
Nicola Sturgeon should reveal her ‘hidden independence plans amid dire economic forecast’Sturgeon has been called on to reveal her 'hidden independence policy' Scottis
express / Posted a month ago
Sturgeon has been called on to reveal her 'hidden independence policy' Scottish Conservative shadow finance secretary Murdo Fraser highlighted the First Minister’s claims to have an economic blueprint for an independent Scotland and called on... Read more
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Scotsman
Nicola Sturgeon urged to publish ‘hidden’ independence plansmajor deficit as the North Sea oil and gas industry continues to struggle. Sco
Scotsman / Posted a month ago
major deficit as the North Sea oil and gas industry continues to struggle. Scottish Conservative shadow finance secretary Murdo Fraser said: “Last year, Nicola Sturgeon announced with great fanfare that her Growth Commission would set out how... Read more
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heraldscotland
Westminster and the big lie about Scotland's oilother hand set up an oil fund now valued at over £750 billion." However, Scott
heraldscotland / Posted 1 months ago
other hand set up an oil fund now valued at over £750 billion." However, Scottish Conservative shadow finance secretary Murdo Fraser, hitting back, said the industry's crisis had wrecked the case for independence. He said: "Pro-independence... Read more
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Daily Record
Politicians call for action following cash crisis impact on child group in Perth and Kinrossensure services can be delivered to the young people and their families who dep
Daily Record / Posted 1 months ago
ensure services can be delivered to the young people and their families who depend upon them.” And Tory MSPs Liz Smith and Murdo Fraser also called for a resolution. Ms Smith said: “Today’s announcement is disappointing and it is important that a... Read more

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