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Brexit: Preparations Ministerial statement

Brexit: preparations in the light of recent developments – ministerial statement Scottish Parliament 06/02/19 Statement from Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations Michael Russell Presiding Officer, After today there are only 19 sitting days in this Parliament before the UK is due to leave the EU. Meeting the legislative pressures of a possible […]Read More »

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at Georgetown University

“It is an absolute honour to be delivering this address and to be taking part in this discussion in these wonderful surroundings, in this beautiful and historic library. I could quite easily spend the rest of my trip to the United States here in this library alone, so if my team are listening, if you […]Read More »

First Minister Visits North America

Nicola Sturgeon News Piece: Scotland is an open, welcoming nation, keen to collaborate with others across the globe. By the time you read this I will be in North America, on a five-day official visit to the US and Canada. This will be my third visit to the continent as First Minister, and each time […]Read More »

Brexit Deadlock; Rule Britannia rhetoric is making the waves bigger?

Opinion Piece – Solon Scotland – Political Commentator Watching ‘The Brexit Never Ending Negotiating Story’, it never ceases to astonish how many of those in power who support Brexit (and presumably well educated) resort to hyperbole of Rule Britannia, Lead The World, We Won the War blah blah blah, over actual facts and common sense? […]Read More »

Austerity measures ‘must continue for 50 years’ to rescue UK finances

ITV NEWS REPORT 17th July 2018 Tax hikes and spending cuts worth an extra £39 billion every decade for the next 50 years would be needed to prevent ballooning national debt levels, the UK’s fiscal watchdog has warned. Photo: Tax hikes and spending cuts worth an extra £39 billion every decade for the next 50 […]Read More »

Scottish Independence March held in Inverness

An estimated 14,000 people have marched in support of Scottish Independence, in one of the largest ever political rallies held in the Scottish Highlands. #auob #auobinverness Scottish Independence March held in Inverness An estimated 14,000 people have marched in support of Scottish Independence, in one of the largest ever political rallies held in the Scottish […]Read More »

Michael Russell's full speech in defence of Scotland's parliament.

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell Presiding Officer, When Donald Dewar spoke at the opening of the Scottish Parliament – the re-opening as he himself acknowledged – on the 1st of July 1999 he talked of it being : “a new stage on a journey begun long ago and which […]Read More »

Investing in Scotland’s Entrepreneurs

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced new support today to help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience and seek support, investment and expertise. A total of £650,000 funding will be provided through Entrepreneurial Scotland – an organisation that aims to inspire and develop Scotland’s people to build the […]Read More »

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