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SNP Gillian Martin: UK government imposes VAT on Police Scotland

by Alfie Baron


Before interference by the SNP police and fire services in Scotland were controlled by local councils which can claim back VAT. The new national forces are controlled by the Scottish Government which cannot claim back VAT.

The Scottish Government were fully aware that national forces could not claim back VAT when it was piloting its Single Forces Bill through Holyrood.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defends Joanna Cherry in 'Dyke' row

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defends Joanna Cherry in 'Dyke' row

by Alfie Baron

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has defended SNP MP Joanna Cherry over her tweets supporting rap group Witsherface. Sturgeon said it wouldn't be "appropriate or reasonable" for Joanna Cherry to be described as "homophobic" following her tweets.

'Dyke' row continues with SNP MP Joanna Cherry writing to Annie Wells

'Dyke' row continues with SNP MP Joanna Cherry writing to Annie Wells

by Alfie Baron

Yesterday's "Dyke" row involving Joanna Cherry showing support for rappers who openly called Ruth Davidson a "Dyke" has continued to rumble on.

The rappers performed an act at an Independence Rally with disgraceful lyrics about Ruth Davidson's sexuality.

Did the Scottish Government collude with CalMac bosses?

Did the Scottish Government collude with CalMac bosses?

by Alfie Baron

The question on everybody's lips is "did the SNP Government collude with CalMac bosses to keep unions in the dark"? It is thought the unions may have triggered a strike if they had known the full story.

Scottish Six news programme is dead: Whitehall Insider

Scottish Six news programme is dead: Whitehall Insider

by Alfie Baron

Stewart Hosie has taken to Twitter to voice his dis-satisfaction at the decision to reject a Scottish Six news programme.

In a Tweet tonight he said: "Scotland is an advanced, democratic nation. The UK says we're too immature even to have a serious news programme. "

SNP Councillor Joe Wallace in rant about army veterans

SNP Councillor Joe Wallace in rant about army veterans

by Alfie Baron

SNP Councillor Joe Wallace has been appointed the new 'veterans champion'. However, a new recording of Councillor Joe Wallace ranting about the MoD passing veterans with drug and drink problems onto Midlothian has been released.

Michelle Thomson: Are the SNP about to reinstate her?

Michelle Thomson: Are the SNP about to reinstate her?

by Alfie Baron

Reports are circulating suggesting that the SNP are seriously considering reinstating Michelle Thomson into the party.

Michelle Thomson voluntarily withdrew from the SNP whip last year after police began an investigation into property details

Joan and Robin Sturgeon endorse Angus Robertson in SNP Depute Leader race

Joan and Robin Sturgeon endorse Angus Robertson in SNP Depute Leader race

by Alfie Baron

Angus Robertson is reported to have received the backing of the First Minister's parents, Joan and Robin Sturgeon. Angus Robertson said: "It is an honour to get the backing of Joan and Robin Sturgeon. I've known them for years, after joining the SNP at the age of 16".

SNP plan to disband British Transport Police in Scotland

SNP plan to disband British Transport Police in Scotland

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First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will push ahead with plans to disband the British Transport Police and amalgamate it with Police Scotland. There are currently around 300 British Transport Police officers in Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon reveals miscarriage heartache

Nicola Sturgeon reveals miscarriage heartache

by Alfie Baron

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has spoken about her miscarriage heartache in 2011, at the age of 40.

Nicola Sturgeon, now 46, and husband, Peter Murrell, were planning to tell friends about the pregnancy when she suffered the agonising loss.

Scotland will not be 'window dressing in a talking shop'

Scotland will not be 'window dressing in a talking shop'

by Alfie Baron

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has fired yet another 'warning shot' at Westminster! Begging to be involved in EU exit negotiations Nicola Sturgeon said: "Let me be crystal clear about this, and it is a point I have made directly to the UK Government, the Scottish Government will not be window dressing in a talking shop to allow the UK Government to simply tick a box.

Dundee SNP Councillor Jimmy Black to step down

Dundee SNP Councillor Jimmy Black to step down

by Alfie Baron

Dundee SNP Councillor Jimmy Black has decided to step down after being frustrated by the performance of his colleagues. Jimmy Black seems to be far from impressed with his colleagues stating: “I am pretty sure that if the voting public could see for themselves their councillors at work in the chamber they wouldn’t vote for them again.”

Shona Robison: No Scottish NHS cuts planned

Shona Robison: No Scottish NHS cuts planned

by Alfie Baron

Following Labour's claims that the Scottish NHS could have £1 billion in cuts over the next four years Shona Robinson has insisted that there are "no cuts planned" for health spending.

Scottish economy reliant upon UK shipbuilding contracts

Scottish economy reliant upon UK shipbuilding contracts

by Alfie Baron

A report commissioned by GMB Scotland has found that the Scottish economy ‘cannot do without’ naval shipbuilding contracts. Economic analysis of the Scottish defence sector by the Fraser of Allander Institute revealed the following information:

SNP MPs deny secret plot to topple Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh

SNP MPs deny secret plot to topple Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh

by Alfie Baron

The Scottish Daily Mail is currently running a story suggesting a secret plot is in place to oust Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh from the post of national women and equalities officer. The reasoning behind the 'plot' is that Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh is considered to be too close to Alex Salmond.

NHS Scotland staffing crisis

NHS Scotland staffing crisis

by Alfie Baron

Scottish Labour have obtained figures which they believe prove the SNP has lost all control of NHS Staffing. According to nursing leaders NHS Scotland has a staffing crisis which is affecting morale and patient safety.

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe

by Alfie Baron

In another startling move Nicola Sturgeon has created a new ministerial post: Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe. It is believe the appointment still needs to be rubber stamped by Holyrood.

Did Wishart and Nicholson get Daisley gagged?

Did Wishart and Nicholson get Daisley gagged?

by Alfie Baron

The Herald is reporting that SNP MPs Pete Wishart and John Nicholson have met with STV executives. It seems that Stephen Daisley hasn't had an article published since the outcome of this meeting.

Angus MacNeil: Scots are 'fools'

Angus MacNeil: Scots are 'fools'

by Alfie Baron

Angus MacNeil, often referred to as the village idiot on Twitter, hasn't disappointed again! Reports are suggesting Angus MacNeil is "desperate" after yet another controversial tweet:

Allegedly Angus had been asked by an Icelander: "Are Scots still falling for that GERS deficit pish".

SNP MPs didn't attend vital tugboat meetings

SNP MPs didn't attend vital tugboat meetings

by Alfie Baron

It has come to light that 5 SNP MPs have been listed as having failed to attend vital meetings concerning Coastguard tugs in the north of Scotland.

Five Highlands and Islands MPs failed to attend three Edinburgh meetings which resulted in the Orkney tugboat being retained.

Joan Sturgeon steps down as provost of North Ayrshire Council

Joan Sturgeon steps down as provost of North Ayrshire Council

by Alfie Baron

The ruling SNP group have all resigned from administration following the failure of Robin Sturgeon's attempt to be elected. The failure meant the SNP group only had 11 councillors with opposition having 12. It is believed that Labour had hinted they would like to stage a takeover and take control of the council.

Richard and Marina Lyle in new property row

Richard and Marina Lyle in new property row

by Alfie Baron

Reports are suggesting that father and daughter MSP Richard Lyle and councillor Marina Lyle have failed to register property on a register of interests.

it is understood a complaint is being registered with the Standards Commission for Scotland.

SNP Ayr civil war continues

SNP Ayr civil war continues

by Alfie Baron

Constituency association secretary, Tracey Wallace, is reported to have claimed: “I don’t know who to trust in this party anymore”. It is believed the outburst follows orders from party bosses to withdraw unfavourable minutes regarding Jennifer Dunn.

Joan Sturgeon in nepotism row

Joan Sturgeon in nepotism row

by Alfie Baron

SNP Councillor, and mother of First Minister Nicola, Joan Sturgeon has taken to Facebook to defend her husband Robin in a nepotism row!

Kezia Dugdale: No deal with the SNP

Kezia Dugdale: No deal with the SNP

by Alfie Baron

Kezia Dugdale has today written to Labour party members to make it clear that Scottish Labour will not support a deal between Labour and the SNP.

The letter follows recent speculation and comments made by Labour MP's.

Comments have suggested that the Labour party should work with the SNP to keep the Tories out of power.

MP Anne McLaughlin in new hospital row

MP Anne McLaughlin in new hospital row

by Alfie Baron

SNP MP Anne McLaughlin has found herself involved in a new hospital row. With just days to go before the Holyrood election Anne McLaughlin sent a letter to constituents on Commons headed paper stating that she has: "received unequivocal assurance that Lightburn hospital is under no threat of closure".

Robin Sturgeon loses to Labour

Robin Sturgeon loses to Labour

by Alfie Baron

Robin Sturgeon has lost out on a seat in the Irvine West by-election. Nicola Sturgeon's father lost the seat to Labour's Louise McPhater.

SNP John Swinney to pause 'unlawful named person policy'

SNP John Swinney to pause 'unlawful named person policy'

by Alfie Baron

Ruth Davidson took to Twitter this morning to announce: "John Swinney has written to MSPs to say he's pausing Named Persons. In truth, he should scrap it and start again."

There is a link to the Scottish Conservatives site where the introduction is: "Education secretary John Swinney has confirmed the unlawful named person policy has been put on hold."

Camp Stupid campaigners to be evicted

Camp Stupid campaigners to be evicted

by Alfie Baron

The Camp Stupid campaigners have lost their legal fight against eviction from their Holyrood camp.

Lord Turnbull has ruled that human rights would not be breached if the eviction took place. "IndyCamp" was setup in 2015 and campaigners vowed to stay until Scotland became independent.

SNP: 12 betrayals against Scotland by Westminster

SNP: 12 betrayals against Scotland by Westminster

by Alfie Baron

SNP MP for Perth, Pete Wishart, is having another whinging session this morning complaining about English Votes, 'your Westminster' and how Scotland 'never gets its way'.

Pete Wishart points to a piece in the Herald suggesting Westminster has betrayed Scotland 12 times in 12 months...

SNP upset after losing Trident renewal vote

SNP upset after losing Trident renewal vote

by Alfie Baron

The House of Commons has backed the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system by 472 votes to 117.

Cue Pete Wishart and the SNP gang to start bleating and moaning about losing the vote. All 54 SNP MPs and 2 Independent ex-SNP MPs voted against the renewal of Trident.

Theresa May meets Carwyn Jones - who displays the correct flag protocol!

Theresa May meets Carwyn Jones - who displays the correct flag protocol!

by Alfie Baron

The Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones, outshone Nicola Sturgeon during his meeting today with Conservative Leader Theresa May. During photographs with Theresa May the correct protocol was followed and the Union Flag was shown in honour of the visitor.

Mr Jones tweeted: "My meeting with @theresa_may was a constructive & positive start to our working relationship".

The SNP's Independence plans are a dog's breakfast

The SNP's Independence plans are a dog's breakfast

by Alfie Baron

In the words of Pete Wishart - the SNP's plans for a new Independence referendum are a total dog's breakfast. Yes, he really uses that term...

They haven't put any serious thought or decision making processes into action for currency or borders. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, also believes Scotland could stay in the UK AND the EU.

SNP hypocrites 'pay £1m a month to Trident makers Lockheed Martin'

SNP hypocrites 'pay £1m a month to Trident makers Lockheed Martin'

by Alfie Baron

It is being widely reported today that SNP hypocrites are paying 'almost £ 1 million a month to Lockheed Martin' - the makers of Trident missiles.

SNP MPs will vote against the renewal of Trident in the House of Commons this week.

Angus Robertson, the SNP's Westminster leader, called for Theresa May to delay the decision over the "immoral, obscene and redundant weapons system".

Nicola Sturgeon disrespects Theresa May by displaying two Saltires

Nicola Sturgeon disrespects Theresa May by displaying two Saltires

by Alfie Baron

New Tory leader and Prime Minister Theresa May made an effort this week to visit Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland to discuss the recent EU Referendum results.

Keen eyed viewers of the released photographs immediately noticed that there were two saltires in place - and no Union Flag. We think this is totally disresepectful to both Theresa May and the rest of the Union.

Theresa May upsets the SNP with 'you've had your vote' speech

Theresa May upsets the SNP with 'you've had your vote' speech

by Alfie Baron

Following here meeting with the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon Theresa May made it abundantly clear that the Scots have "had their vote" on independence.

Speaking about the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum, May said: “I think the question is: should there be another referendum?”

SNP MEP Alyn Smith tells Brussels: UK is not a country

SNP MEP Alyn Smith tells Brussels: UK is not a country

by Alfie Baron

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has stood up in Brussels and said that Scotland should get a special deal with with EU because, wait for it, the "UK is not a country"!

Alyb Smith was speaking at the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs when he played his master card. Alyn Smith said the Scottish Government “will come to you with solutions” and warned that barring Scotland would help the EU’s enemies.

SNP MPs go ballistic as Cameron announces 18th July Trident vote!

SNP MPs go ballistic as Cameron announces 18th July Trident vote!

by Alfie Baron

David Cameron has announced that on July 18th MPs will vote on the renewal of the UK's nuclear weapons system, Trident. The vote will centre around the renewal of the full fleet of four nuclear submarines.

David Cameron said Trident was an "essential deterrent" to both Britain's security and the overall security of Nato.

Cue the SNP Outrage!

The Weirs hand over more lottery cash to the SNP

The Weirs hand over more lottery cash to the SNP

by Alfie Baron

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been handed another loan from the Weirs pool of lottery cash. Chris and Colin Weir won over £160 million in 2011. It is anticipated that the Weirs will also donate or loan millions more if a second independence referendum is announced.