THE service has failed to recruit crucial frontline staff like nurses and an investigation has been launched in to why there are such high rates of sickness.
BOSSES at NHS 24 have warned that the service is under so much pressure that it’s unsustainable in its current state. Continue reading “NHS 24 chiefs warn service is in danger of cracking under pressure of staff shortages and absenteeism”
WITH patients treated in Portakabins, Facebook appeals for volunteers and operations cancelled left, right and centre, NHS is far from peak condition reckons KEZIA.
Continue reading “Kezia Dugdale: NHS is critically ill under SNP doctor do-little – and cardiac arrest is round the corner”
KEZIA points out that plenty kids had started high school by the time the SNP got remotely close to keeping their promise.
Continue reading “Kezia Dugdale: SNP kidding themselves if they think free childcare record is ‘massive success’”
Even more sleaze and alleged back room dealings form the SNP. This time, in support of the UK’s biggest landowner. This is the same landowner that came under fire over the SNP’s position on fracking. This MUST be investigated.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being asked to investigate the conduct of her own Energy Minister Fergus Ewing after he was accused of blocking one wind farm to pave the way for another backed by the Duke of Buccleuch, Britain’s largest private landowner.
Continue reading “Sturgeon urged: investigate your Energy Minister’s decisions for UK’s largest private landowner”
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”
SNP ministers are on the verge of handing a massive contract to provide water for Scotland’s public sector bodies to a private water company based in England.
In a move that critics claim would amount to privatisation by the back door, the government is understood to be minded to give the £350m deal to Anglian Water instead of an offshoot of publicly owned Scottish Water. Continue reading “SNP dilemma as English firm set to win water deal”
David Cameron will be propelled back into Downing Street after the general election thanks to the SNP taking seats off Labour in Scotland, according to a detailed constituency analysis.
Continue reading “SNP gains ‘to give David Cameron general election win”
Once more we have to bust some SNP myths and lies. They keep claiming that the “Evil Westminster” is slashing our budget to ribbons. This article proves those claims to be lies.
Brian Monteith: SNP must face economic realities
Holyrood can’t keep believing it lives in a place immune from economic realities, writes Brian Monteith
We live in hard times. Austerity rains down upon us, public services are under great strain, local councils face unprecedented cuts – all forced upon us by dastardly Tories like George and mean-spirited Liberal Democrats like Danny Alexander. It is all the fault of an out-of-touch Westminster. Continue reading “Brian Monteith: SNP must face economic realities”
As we’ve said in other articles, if you vote SNP in May, you’ll be giving the Tories another five years in office. The info below is fairly damning to that effect.
SNP’s dodgy maths reveals what they really want: another Tory government
Continue reading “SNP’s dodgy maths reveals what they really want: another Tory government”
So, just as we suspected, the SNP have been caught out lying about fracking. It turns out that all their concern and the temporary ban on fracking, is political. The already got their report that they commissioned, that says fracking CAN be done safely.
But as soon as Scottish Labour say they’ll ban it, so do the SNP. Why you might ask? Votes, thats why. They know full well that they’ll haemorrhage voters if they show the same open support in public as they do in private. Read on . . . .
SNP fabricated reasons for fracking ban, says expert
Professor Paul Younger, who sat on a Scottish Government panel examining fracking, said ministers “completely feigned” the health and environmental reasons they used to justify the ban.
Continue reading “SNP Caught Lying On Fracking”
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”
The race to the bottom has begun.
No country has ever introduced “wealth redistribution” successfully. It ALWAYS ends up with the wealthy leaving, and the remaining people left have to pick up the tax tab.
Next, you get the next tier down leaving, as they can afford the taxes. And so it goes on.
The race to the bottom.
“Wealth Redistribution” is a socialist idea that looks and sounds good on paper, but it doesnt, and cannot work.
France tried it recently. The wealthy simply moved across the borders into Belgium and Spain, and took their money with them.
Estate agents Savills warns that wealthy Scots are considering moving south of the Border to avoid new Scottish Government taxes and claims the replacement for Stamp Duty may only raise half what is predicted.
Continue reading “Wealthy Scots ‘considering fleeing high SNP taxes’”
Dundee’s SNP administration covered up the sky-rocketing V&A budget in order to avoid losing votes in the independence referendum, a senior councillor has claimed.
Labour leader Kevin Keenan has said that SNP members deliberately kept the public in the dark about the £31 million overspend for the troubled project to boost their vote on September 18. Continue reading “Councillor claims SNP hid Dundee V&A overspend to avoid losing independence referendum votes”
If anyone, ever, had any doubts about the SNP supporting Fracking, well here’s the proof that they DO support it. Proof beyond doubt.
A bitter behind-the-scenes row between two leading nationalists about exploiting onshore gas has resulted in a complaint to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the Sunday Herald can reveal.
The south Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine, has privately protested about the behaviour of the Scottish energy minister, Fergus Ewing, after he carpeted her for criticising the Duke of Buccleuch’s plans to mine coalbed methane at Canonbie in Dumfries and Galloway.
Continue reading “Proof The SNP Support Fracking and UCG”
So the SNP supporters love to shout about accusations of paedophilia involving members of parliament. These are of course, only allegations. Now, what if the same thing was happening right here in Scotland, and the First Ministers office knew about, and either took no action, or made the case “go away”?
The Scottish Government is refusing to disclose whether it has lost or destroyed communications records relating to the Hollie Greig case which may indicate when the First Minister Alex Salmond became aware of allegations of sexual abuse, which Ms Greig claims was carried out against her over many years whilst resident in the Aberdeen area. Continue reading “First Minister in missing records riddle over Hollie Greig abuse allegations”
HOSPITALS across Scotland are failing to meet a new legal duty to ensure patients wait no longer than 12 weeks for treatment, a report reveals.
Continue reading “Hospitals failing new legal duty to meet waiting times targets”
The SNP once again showing absolute contempt for the Scottish public.
SCOTLAND’S NHS healthcare watchdog has had its budget slashed only days after details emerged of the worst hospital neglect scandal in British history.
Continue reading “Budget cuts for Scottish health service watchdog”
The SNP caught out once again using creeping privatisation of NHS Scotland
SPENDING on private healthcare by the NHS in Scotland rose sharply last year to more than £80 million, new statistics have revealed. Continue reading “NHS Scotland’s private health spending spike”
NHS spending on private healthcare has risen dramatically since waiting time scandals came to light, BBC Scotland can reveal.
Spending across Scotland rose by nearly 60% last year to more than £40m, compared with £25m per year in the two previous years. Continue reading “NHS waiting scandal leads to private healthcare spend”
In recent day, much has been made of how much the SNP care about the NHS in Scotland. This is an article from 2010 when Sturgeon was health minister.
ALMOST 4000 NHS jobs will be axed this year, Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs today. Continue reading “2010: Blow as Nicola Sturgeon confirms NHS to shed 4000 jobs in Scotland this year”
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”
Do we really want to rip up the guaranteed benefits of the Barnett Formula and rely on North Sea oil instead, asks Brian Wilson
I see John Swinney has had his civil servants burning the midnight oil with a mission to rebut the £444 million Scottish Government underspend. The Scotsman was even favoured with a letter on the subject. Continue reading “Brian Wilson: Cancelling our promised millions”
SCOTS have enjoyed a £1 billion windfall in the past decade due to “flaws” in the controversial formula used to work out the country’s budget from Westminster, says a think-tank.
The Barnett formula has long been a source of disquiet among politicians south of the Border who say it means Scotland gets £1,300 more in public spending per head than the rest of the UK. But all the main UK party leaders pledged to maintain the system during the referendum. Continue reading “Barnett formula ‘flaw’ gifts Scotland £1 billion”