NHS 24 chiefs warn service is in danger of cracking under pressure of staff shortages and absenteeism

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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”

Sturgeon urged: investigate your Energy Minister’s decisions for UK’s largest private landowner

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.

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Glasgow’s missing millions: the money pilfered by the SNP

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 dilemma as English firm set to win water deal

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”

Brian Monteith: SNP must face economic realities

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”

SNP Caught Lying On Fracking

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.

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SNP “stealth” cut to Scotland’s world class research

SNP “stealth” cut to Scotland’s world class research

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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”

Wealthy Scots ‘considering fleeing high SNP taxes’

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.

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Councillor claims SNP hid Dundee V&A overspend to avoid losing independence referendum votes

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”

Proof The SNP Support Fracking and UCG

If anyone, ever, had any doubts about the SNP supporting Fracking, well here’s the proof that they DO support it. Proof beyond doubt.

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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.

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First Minister in missing records riddle over Hollie Greig abuse allegations

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”

Barnett formula ‘flaw’ gifts Scotland £1 billion

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”