Official figures suggest that the SNP’s free tuition policy is backfiring on Scottish youngsters competing for a place at some of the most prestigious universities by attracting more students from the Continent.
GLASGOW has £109 million less to invest in local services because of the Scottish Government, says GORDON MATHESON.
THE Scottish Government’s huge £444m underspend is an absurd waste of resource and opportunity, writes Brian Wilson.
SCOTLAND’S fire service will have to consider frontline cuts as it seeks to address a £50 million funding gap, it has emerged.
POLICE have launched a major fraud investigation after claims that 200 British workers at Scotland’s environment agency were sacked and replaced by cheaper staff from India and South America.
Protesters oppose NHS Lanarkshire’s decision to privatise hospital contracts.
Scottish health boards are being asked to make up to £450m in savings over the next two years, a secret document leaked by a whistleblower shows
Another year and another cringing photo opportunity for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, this time extolling her government’s free school meals policy for P1-P3 pupils while the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) heavily criticised her government for abandoning its commitment to maintain teacher numbers and lower class sizes.
Spending levels on education and health have not kept pace with the funding commitments made by the UK Government for England and Wales. Continue reading “SNP spending on health and education hasn’t kept pace with UK”
THE “biggest shake-up of Scotland’s NHS since 1948” will see more middle-class pensioners charged for care they previously received for free in hospital.
A 92-YEAR-OLD Aberdeen woman was found struggling to climb a stairwell by her neighbours after being taken home from hospital in a taxi at night.
Once again, the SNP have been caught fiddling the figures.
Under SNP plans, we’d face Norwegian levels of tax, and Greek levels of cuts. Continue reading “SNP demand for full fiscal autonomy is based on “fiddled figures””
EXPOSED: The SNP’s appalling mismanagement of Scotland’s dwindling finances.
A BILLION pounds of anti-poverty measures has been diverted by the Scottish Government to patch over local authority cuts and subsidise handouts for the wealthiest Scots, a new Labour-commissioned report is to claim.
BREAKING NEWS: I’ve just got back from voting against the Tory’s austerity plans alongside my Labour colleagues. Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: From Margaret Curran.”
Proof the SNP don’t care one bit about Scotland’s poor.
SCOTLAND’S poorest families are being kept in poverty because of the SNP’s obsession with “bribing” voters with free handouts, a report has claimed.
On Thursday Glasgow City Council set its budget. Yet again it faces a real terms cut.
The SNP will, as they always do, naturally seek to blame Westminster, and it is true that funding reductions by the UK government have had an effect. But these have been intensified as the Nationalist government in Edinburgh has hacked away at Glasgow’s share of the overall local authority pot year after year. Continue reading “Glasgow’s missing millions: the money pilfered by the SNP”
Sturgeon squirms as education policy comes under ATTACK
Nicola Sturgeon was yesterday left struggling to defend her government’s record on education against blistering twin attacks on declining school exam appeals and college places. Continue reading “Sturgeon squirms as education policy comes under attack”
SNP “stealth” cut to Scotland’s world class research
On Monday my Shadow Cabinet colleagues and I went to Aberdeen. It was there, at Aberdeen University’s Rowett institute that I saw the astonishing work being led by Professor Lora Heisler on the neuroscience of obesity. Ground breaking work has identified the neurons which control appetite, and ways to switch them on and off. The potential for a breakthrough on halting the “obesity epidemic” is immense. Continue reading “SNP “stealth” cut to Scotland’s world class research”
A further £100m will be invested in the NHS over the next three years to help cut the numbers of people waiting to be discharged from hospital, the Scottish Government has announced. Continue reading “£100m to be invested in NHS to tackle hospital discharge issues”
This was posted on Scotland’s Big Voice. Its well worth a read to see exactly how the SNP are deliberately conning the Scottish public into believing that the cuts are because of Westminster. HOLYROOD has been holding back 100s of millions from public spending, and blaming Westminster. Continue reading “Underspend In OUR Finances”
I was planning to write an article on this myself. However, the Facebook page, “SNP, Hell No” summed things up very nicely. Continue reading “It’s Westminster’s Fault (Or is it?)”