Why is SNP MP Stewart McDonald trying to play the VICTIM?

  • Alfie Baron

SNP MP Stewart McDonald tweeted: "In the space of a few weeks I’ve been called an ‘SNP moron’ by a Tory Baroness and a ‘nationalist separatist numpty’ by a former Labour Minister - neither of whom I’ve ever met or spoken to. I mean, they may not be wrong but tells me I’m maybe getting it just about right".

SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.

Ryanair to close Glasgow base due to SNP Tax issues?
  • Alfie Baron

Reports are suggesting that Ryanair are to close their base at Glasgow Airport - Putting 300 jobs at risk.

The blame seems to be squarely placed on the Scottish Government’s shoulders and their inability to act on Air Passenger Duty (APD).

SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchie

Rachel Watson of the Scottish Daily Mail reported that SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchie had faced two complaints of sexual harassment just days before he resigned from the party.

Ms Watson reports that Lewis Ritchie resigned from the Nationalist whip this week after claims he was involved in an ‘altercation’ at the party conference last year.

Nicola Sturgeon's £160m childcare black hole

Another SNP flagship policy has hit the skids. A spending watchdog has uncovered a black hole of £160m in its childcare policy. The report warns that the childcare plans may not be able to be carried out.

SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchie suspended

SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchie has been suspended. Lewis Ritchie was Edinburgh Council’s former planning chief.

It is alleged that he has been suspended following some sort of altercation at the SNP conference last year.

Are the SNP Privatising the NHS by the back door?

Shocking new figures are showing that the NHS has spent £171 million using staffing agencies between 2016-17.

It is estimated that almost £470,000 PER DAY is being spent on agency staff - proving the NHS has a shocking staff shortage.

SNP MSP Mark McDonald in another sleaze row

SNP MSP Mark McDonald, 37, is embroiled in yet another sleaze row.

It has been widely reported that a young woman has allegedly claimed that she woke up in MSP Mark McDonald's bed - with no clear memory of how she got there. There is no suggestion of any criminal activity or wrong doing.

Scotland's exports to rest of UK is 61% - £45.8bn

Figures just released show that Scotland's exports to the rest of the UK account for 61% of its total exports.

Exports to the rest of the UK are £45.8bn. Exports to the EU are only worth £12.7bn (17%) - proving that UK market access if far more valuable to Scotland than the EU is.

Scottish exports to Non-EU countries increased by £565 million (3.4 per cent) to £17.1 billion in 2016.

Jim Logue: 'Derek Mackay is too incompetent to make sure his sums add up'

  • Alfie Baron

North Lanarkshire's Labour leader, Jim Logue, has branded SNP Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, incompetent following an adjustment of council fund allocation.

Reports are suggesting that civil servants made errors in fund calculations for local councils.

Glasgow will reportedly lose up to £5m after the figures have been corrected. Edinburgh, Aberdeen and North Ayrshire will lose up to £3m, £1.6m and £1.4m respectively.

Are the SNP rapidly losing members?

  • Kristy Ellis

Are the SNP rapidly losing members?

It is being reported that the SNP are thinking of moving away from just a membership model and will introduce a 'registered supporter' model - in a similar fashion used by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

SNP's Stewart Hosie 'to marry mistress' Serena Cowdy

  • Kristy Ellis

It is being reported that Serena Cowdy, the woman allegedly involved in a love triangle with Stewart Hosie and SNP MP Angus MacNeil, is to marry Hosie after a Christmas proposal.

Serena Cowdy, 36, reportedly had affairs with MacNeil and Hosie - which led to both mens marriages coming to an end. Stewart Hosie was married to Shona Robison.

Five from Govanhill in court charged with human trafficking offences

  • Alfie Baron

Govanhill has been in the news recently with reports of child rape, prostitution and drug trafficking. Govahill in Glasgow is part of Nicola Sturgeon's constituency.

Three men and two women have been are alleged to have arranged and facilitated travel to the UK of three named women and others.

NHS Lothian in new A&E waiting times scandal

Reporting guidelines have been breached at the following hospitals in the capital:

•   Royal Infirmary
•   the Royal Hospital for Sick Children
•   Western General’s Acute Receiving and Assessment Unit (ARAU).

This is according to NHS Lothian after a comprehensive internal review.

SNP 'waste' over 100m of taxpayer's money

  • Kristy Ellis

The Scottish Conservatives have highlighted over 112m of wasted taxpayer's money by the SNP Government.

The Scottish Tories believe the SNP should avoid tax increases by improving efficiency and getting better value for money.

Scots to pay more for cashing in their pensions after SNP tax rise

  • Alfie Baron

The Tories have highlighted that Scots face paying more for cashing in their pensions.

Anyone aged 55 or over can take out their full pension pot - but they have to pay tax on 75% of this.

The Tories have highlighted that Income Tax changes in Scotland could see Scots paying more than in the rest of the United Kingdom.

SNPs Nicola Sturgeon embarrasses herself with passport rant

  • Alfie Baron

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has embarrassed herself once again after ranting about Theresa May's passport announcement.

Nicola Sturgeon lost the plot as the Home Office announced their plans for a new passport. The post-Brexit passport will again have blue covers.

A third of SNPs education targets have been 'delayed, diverted or ducked'

  • Kristy Ellis

Scottish Conservative Leader, Ruth Davidson, has claimed that a third of Nicola Sturgeon’s education targets have been “delayed, diverted or ducked” despite claims it is her top priority.

Ruth Davidson highlighted a "report card" showing that 23 of the SNPs 75 initiatives to improve the schools system have been missed.

SNP and Labour councillors block plan to honour British war dead

  • Alfie Baron

In another disgraceful move SNP and Labour councillors have booked a move to honour British war dead on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

The ruling Conservative group on South Ayrshire Council wanted to fly the Union flag alongside the Saltire above the County Buildings in Ayr throughout November next year.

Is Justice Secretary Michael Matheson interfering with Police Scotland business?

  • Kristy Ellis

Police Scotland chief constable Phil Gormley took “special leave” in September 2017 after bullying allegations were lodged against him. Gormley has vehemently denied any wrong-doing.

Phil Gormley had the unanimous backing of the Scottish Police Authority board to resume his duties last month. It is believed there are documents to substantiate this.

SNP quit as East Dunbartonshire council administration

  • Kristy Ellis

The SNP group has dramatically resigned as the administration for East Dunbartonshire council.

The Scottish Conservatives and Lib Dems are suggesting that the Scottish Nationalists have “run away” rather than implement cuts in the council budget next year. The SNP group have been accused of “political cowardice”.