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Praise for SNP government 'political courage' on minimum pricing
Bob Doris MSP
Wednesday, 07 October 2015

SNP remain committed to minimum pricing

As a major international alcohol policy conference gets underway in Scotland, the SNP government has received praise from its chair for showing “political courage” in pursuing minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) will hold its annual conference in Scotland over the next two days and its chair, Derek Rutherford, has praised the Scottish Government for seeking to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol. Over 400 health researchers and campaigners from 50 countries will attend the conference.

MSP calls for players' fines to be donated to good causes
James Dornan MSP
Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Opportunity for more clubs to benefit their communities

Following on from recent high-profile stories regarding footballer’s fines, SNP MSP James Dornan has called for fines paid to the SFA to be donated to good causes across the country.

Mr Dornan has written to the Chief Executive of the SFA, Stewart Regan, to ask what the current policy is on where money from players fines goes and to make the case that the SFA should play a leading role in the collective efforts around the refugee crisis.

Labour's Trident position descends into farce
Bill Kidd MSP
Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Dugdale says stance is 'deliberately unclear'

Labour’s leader in Scotland Kezia Dugdale has faced fresh questions on her position on Trident today – after admitting to a policy which is “deliberately unclear” and mired in “confusion”.

In a BBC interview last night, Ms Dugdale admitted that despite previous claims that the issue would be discussed at Scottish Labour conference this month, she could not guarantee that a vote would take place.

First Minister opens Glasgow MP's constituency office
Alison Thewliss MP
Friday, 02 October 2015

Alison - office openingSNP Leader and First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, today (Friday) formally opened the new Constituency Office of Glasgow Central MP, Alison Thewliss.

The SNP MP and her team of five staff have based themselves at Glasgow Cross to serve the residents of the constituency, which stretches from Toryglen to Cowcaddens and from Yorkhill to Dalmarnock.

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