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express
NHS in a ‘DESPERATELY SAD STATE’ as number of patients seeking healthcare abroad TRIPLESon hip, knee and cataract operations was a cause of UK patients opting to go ab
express / Posted 2 hours ago
on hip, knee and cataract operations was a cause of UK patients opting to go abroad.Related articles NHS crisis: SNP warned over doctor 'brain drain' which has seen THO... Health tourism CRACKDOWN: Only overseas visitors who can PAY will... Read more
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express
SNP FAILED to tackle bed-blocking costing Scotland £100 million in the last year THE SNP’s failure to tackle bed-blocking has cost Scotland’s NHS more than £1
express / Posted 2 hours ago
THE SNP’s failure to tackle bed-blocking has cost Scotland’s NHS more than £100 million in the last year, new figures show. Health Secretary Shona Robison vowed two... Read more
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express
NHS crisis: SNP warned over doctor 'brain drain' which has seen THOUSANDS moving abroad MINISTERS have been urged to tackle a medical “brain drain” amid warnings up
express / Posted 2 hours ago
MINISTERS have been urged to tackle a medical “brain drain” amid warnings up to 3,000 doctors have quit Scotland’s NHS to work abroad over the past... Read more
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Scotsman
Scotland ‘should be able to go its own way in migration’meant that immigration should be managed differently north of the Border. The
Scotsman / Posted 5 hours ago
meant that immigration should be managed differently north of the Border. The comments will add weight to calls from the SNP and some Labour MPs who want immigration powers to be included in a new post-Brexit constitutional settlement. Allies of... Read more
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Scotsman
Jim Sillars: Scotland should buy an oil companyThe SNP should nationalise a North Sea oil and gas company and play a direct ro
Scotsman / Posted 7 hours ago
The SNP should nationalise a North Sea oil and gas company and play a direct role in energy production to combat fuel poverty, former party deputy leader Jim Sillars has said. Mr Sillars claimed Scottish Government plans to create a publicly owned... Read more
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express
Joseph Stiglitz warns Nicola Sturgeon AGAINST citizens incomeshe has been accused of pandering to hard-Left Greens, who have championed the
express / Posted 9 hours ago
she has been accused of pandering to hard-Left Greens, who have championed the scheme for several years.Related articles SNP leader was told 'citizens' income' could cost £12bn a YEAR Sturgeon presses ahead with radical benefits overhaul,... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish Greens to push for ‘progressive’ income tax changesnew public sector pay settlement in the coming budget. The votes of Holyrood’s
Scotsman / Posted 9 hours ago
new public sector pay settlement in the coming budget. The votes of Holyrood’s six Green MSPs were crucial in passing the SNP minority government’s Budget Bill last year and party members have now voted on a mandate for any potential future... Read more
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Daily Record
Scotland's poorest punters more likely to bet on fixed odds machinesover the regulation of fixed odds betting terminals were devolved as part of th
Daily Record / Posted 11 hours ago
over the regulation of fixed odds betting terminals were devolved as part of the Smith Commission, yet the SNP Government haven’t taken the action necessary to deal with this problem.The machines allow players to stake up to £100... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Parliamentary boundaries are 'at odds with reality'other issues reserved to Westminster. "These proposals will only serve to disa
The Inverness Courier / Posted 14 hours ago
other issues reserved to Westminster. "These proposals will only serve to disadvantage constituents even further.” Fellow SNP MP Ian Blackford, whose Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency takes in the Black Isle, said cuts should be made from the... Read more
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Scotsman
Tory MP Douglas Ross to quit refereeing after 2018 World Cupas MSP in May 2016 (for Highlands and Islands) and then MP for Moray in June (2
Scotsman / Posted 15 hours ago
as MSP in May 2016 (for Highlands and Islands) and then MP for Moray in June (2017) and continues to work part-time. The SNP has demanded he chooses between “properly representing his constituents or continuing as a referee”. However, Tory... Read more
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Scotsman
Poll reveals anxiety over Scottish smacking banif they occasionally use a mild smack.” But the tone struck by the campaign wh
Scotsman / Posted 18 hours ago
if they occasionally use a mild smack.” But the tone struck by the campaign when referring to mothers was criticised the SNP MSP Sandra White, who will vote for a ban when it comes before Holyrood. White said: “Perhaps this reflects that some... Read more
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Scotsman
Insight: Bake Off and the irresistible rise of Ruth DavidsonThatcher obviously took it in a slightly different direction and now it’s a mis
Scotsman / Posted 18 hours ago
Thatcher obviously took it in a slightly different direction and now it’s a mishmash of things, but a bit like the SNP, it tends to position itself where it thinks centrist political opinion is because that’s where you win elections. At the... Read more
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Daily Record
Patrick Harvie warns Nicola Sturgeon to tax the rich as alliance crumblesPatrick Harvie has warned SNP ministers their budget will hit the buffers unles
Daily Record / Posted 19 hours ago
Patrick Harvie has warned SNP ministers their budget will hit the buffers unless they back tax rises for the wealthy. The Scottish Greens have claimed victory in convincing the Scottish Government to ban fracking, stop parents smacking their... Read more
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heraldscotland
Iain Macwhirter: Unfair, unworkable and deeply inhumane, Universal Credit should be scrappedUC to be paused in last week’s debate. They abstained en masse. If and when the
heraldscotland / Posted 21 hours ago
UC to be paused in last week’s debate. They abstained en masse. If and when the six-week gap is closed, both Labour and the SNP may be in the uncomfortable position of having endorsed the principle of Universal Credit by default. Conservatives have... Read more
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Daily Record
Councils to pull plug on CCTV cameras across Scotland in bid to save cashScottish Government, council tax freezes and extra responsibilities have put us
Daily Record / Posted 21 hours ago
Scottish Government, council tax freezes and extra responsibilities have put us in this position.” Milligan will meet with SNP Finance Secretary Derek Mackay next month to discuss the council’s funding. He said: “Local services are at threat. He... Read more
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Daily Record
X Factor Scot on how he went from counting coins to juggling record dealsScot. (Image: Twitter)Read More Gregor won’t be drawn on his own political vie
Daily Record / Posted 21 hours ago
Scot. (Image: Twitter)Read More Gregor won’t be drawn on his own political views but says many of his friends are huge SNP supporters – and were jealous of that tweet. He added: “I keep politics and football separate from all this, it’s not... Read more
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heraldscotland
Swedish finance minister says independent Scotland welcome in EUand also have an economy that's in order and an opportunity to contribute to Eu
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
and also have an economy that's in order and an opportunity to contribute to European Union developments." Last night, SNP ministers hailed the remarks as proof there was "significant amount of goodwill towards" Scotland among other EU... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sturgeon calls for dialogue as Spain moves to oust Catalan leader Puigdemontwhich respects both democracy and the rule of law, while allowing the people of
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
which respects both democracy and the rule of law, while allowing the people of Catalonia to determine their own future.” SNP MSP Christina McKelvie, who has been a vocal supporter of the Catalan independence movement, said Rajoy’s move “should be... Read more
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heraldscotland
Greens call for 'more progressive approach' to tax before backing budget planHarvie, a Glasgow MSP, also insisted the issue of public sector pay would be cr
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
Harvie, a Glasgow MSP, also insisted the issue of public sector pay would be crucial in the forthcoming Scottish budget. SNP ministers have already committed to ending the 1% pay cap on public sector workers - but Mr Harvie demanded they go... Read more
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Scotsman
Tories claim Patrick Harvie’s Green tail is wagging the SNP dogdelegates at Napier University, Edinburgh, the Scottish Conservatives criticise
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
delegates at Napier University, Edinburgh, the Scottish Conservatives criticised the influence held by the Greens over the SNP. The Tories claimed recent Scottish Government policy announcements showed that the Green tail was wagging the SNP... Read more
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heraldscotland
Tom Gordon: Sarwar's baggage is burying him in Labour leadership raceper cent win for Mr Leonard. That doesn’t mean he would prosper in the job. He
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
per cent win for Mr Leonard. That doesn’t mean he would prosper in the job. He could well struggle with the onslaught the SNP will undoubtedly steer his way. He could also have to contend with a rival unprepared for rejection and the rage of his... Read more
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Daily Record
Leadership voting rules are farcical as SNP councillor signs up to voteIf an SNP councillor can sign up to vote in the Scottish Labour leadership elec
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
If an SNP councillor can sign up to vote in the Scottish Labour leadership election, then at least two sets of party rules might be being broken, those of Labour and the SNP. No party allows dual membership, although by signing up as affiliated... Read more
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Daily Record
Labour leadership race descends into farce as SNP councillor signs up to voteconstituency branch this week. But after the Record contacted Labour on Thursd
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
constituency branch this week. But after the Record contacted Labour on Thursday and pointed out McNair is an elected SNP councillor, they said her name would be struck off the list.Read More The revelations will further fuel controversy over... Read more
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express
Sturgeon vows to press ahead with radical benefits overhaul, despite official warningsa tax rate of more than 50 per cent on every pound they earn and lead to other
express / Posted 2 days ago
a tax rate of more than 50 per cent on every pound they earn and lead to other cuts to public services. Related articles SNP MPs attack Tory boundary ‘FIDDLING’ in representation claim COLIN MAFHAM: Scotland's demise should be a warning to... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Motion presses Highland Council to cap private rents in Inverness and other communitiesbeing rented at about £500 per month, with two-bedroom flats attracting a rent
The Inverness Courier / Posted 2 days ago
being rented at about £500 per month, with two-bedroom flats attracting a rent of around £800. This has prompted two SNP members of Highland Council to table a motion for the full council meeting next Thursday, calling on the local authority... Read more
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Bolton News
YOUR VOTE: Smacking children to be banned in Scotland, should it be banned in England too?of children be brought to an end. "It is a source of national shame that this
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
of children be brought to an end. "It is a source of national shame that this defence still exists and it is welcome that SNP ministers will now get with the times and abolish it." Bruce Adamson, Scotland's children and young people's... Read more
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Bury Times
YOUR VOTE: Smacking children to be banned in Scotland, should it be banned in England too?of children be brought to an end. "It is a source of national shame that this
Bury Times / Posted 2 days ago
of children be brought to an end. "It is a source of national shame that this defence still exists and it is welcome that SNP ministers will now get with the times and abolish it." Bruce Adamson, Scotland's children and young people's... Read more
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Scotsman
Michael Fallon hits out at ‘miserable’ SNP over Clyde shipyardsDefence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has hailed the prosperity of the Clyde shi
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has hailed the prosperity of the Clyde shipyards and dismissed concerns from the SNP over future orders as ‘miserable’. The Conservative MP was at the BAE yard in Scotstoun on Friday for the official naming... Read more
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Daily Record
Council urged to put their money where their mouth is over free parking pledgeThe SNP manifesto promised to introduce free two hour parking in South Ayrshire
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
The SNP manifesto promised to introduce free two hour parking in South Ayrshire if they got into power. Months later locals are still waiting to see if the elected councillors will uphold their pledge since taking control of the council in May. And... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Oxford Mail / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Bury Times
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Bury Times / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Gazette
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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guardian-series
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
guardian-series / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Harrow Times
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Harrow Times / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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This is West Country
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
This is West Country / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Gazette News
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Gazette News / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Bolton News
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Croydon Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon vows to explore feasibility of citizen’s income schemehave to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismi
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
have to rise by £12.3 billion to cover the costs of such a move – a claim dismissed as “wrong” and “hysterical” by the SNP. Ms Sturgeon reinforced her pledge to explore a basic income scheme – made in her programme for government last month –... Read more
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express
Farage lashes EU for treating Corbyn as a 'monarch' but refusing to break Brexit deadlockMr Farage said: “They told us we couldn’t negotiate with the EU 27, and in turn
express / Posted 2 days ago
Mr Farage said: “They told us we couldn’t negotiate with the EU 27, and in turn they shouldn’t be negotiating with the SNP or Jeremy Corbyn but they are.” Nigel Farage is hopeful the UK will get a deal with the EU But Sky News’ Adam Boulton... Read more
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Scotsman
SNP MSP Joan McAlpine claims UK single market ‘doesn’t exist’a South of Scotland MSP, you’d think she’d be the first to understand this. It’
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
a South of Scotland MSP, you’d think she’d be the first to understand this. It’s therefore extremely odd she doesn’t.” The SNP has claimed that the UK single market is a chance for a Westminster ‘power grab’ during Brexit discussions. The UK... Read more
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Scotsman
‘Impossible’ to fix Scottish roads due to cuts, say transport expertsin delivering and maintaining transport systems. Last night Scottish Labour sa
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
in delivering and maintaining transport systems. Last night Scottish Labour said the figures showed the scale of the SNP administration’s cuts to council budgets and called for local authorities to be funded properly. At the behest of... Read more
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Scotsman
Nicola Sturgeon to outline economic growth plansdevelopment minister Alenka Smerkolj. Scottish Labour economy spokeswoman Jack
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
development minister Alenka Smerkolj. Scottish Labour economy spokeswoman Jackie Baillie said: “Yet again with the SNP, there is no substance behind the spin. “The Business Pledge is starting to look more like an exercise in PR than one in... Read more
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