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Theresa May has proven that she CAN protect Scotland’s place in the European Single Market

On June 23rd 2016, Scotland voted overwhelmingly – by 62% – to remain in the European Union. Indeed, my own constituency voted by more than two-thirds to remain. The Scottish Government’s position is that the will of the Scottish people must be upheld.

In 2014, ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum, Westminster unionist political parties told the people of Scotland that a No vote would secure our nation’s place in the European Union as part of the UK. Whilst claims that Scotland choosing to become independent would result in the country being ejected from the EU are completely baseless and false, nevertheless it is undeniable that this was a major plank of the No campaign and many people in Scotland rightly feel that they were sold a falsehood as they voted by a small margin to stay in the UK and by a large majority to stay in the EU.

Whilst the wishes of the people of Scotland were clear in last year’s referendum, the Scottish Government has lobbied the UK Government for a compromised approach that would ensure that Scotland would be able to retain the rights and privileges of the European Single Market and the Customs Union once the UK leaves the EU. However, to date, the UK Government has stubbornly refused to make such a commitment, instead aiming for what is known as a ‘Hard Brexit’ where we leave the Single Market too.

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Broadband In Stirling Area Rollout Boosted By Scottish Government Investment

Fibre and Ethernet

The Stirling area is benefiting from increased roll-out of superfast broadband because of decisive Scottish Government action.

Superfast broadband coverage in Stirling prior to the SNP Scottish Government’s intervention through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme was at 59%. Recent figures show that following Scottish Government action, the percentage of premises with access to fibre broadband in the Stirling constituency is 89.7% – and puts Scotland well on course to meet the 100% coverage target by 2021.

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Rollout Of Universal Credit Is Hurting, Not Helping

Universal Credit
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What Has The Scottish Government Ever Done For Us? SNP MP Highlights How Devolution Has Benefitted Stirling

SNP MP Tommy Sheppard took part in a Westminster Hall debate this week (Tuesday) on Devolution in Scotland.

The Edinburgh MP – who is the SNP Spokesperson on the Cabinet Office, Scotland Office, and House of Lords – took part in the debate and highlighted how the Stirling Constituency had specifically benefitted from Scottish Government policies what did not exist in the rest of the UK.

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Bruce Crawford September 2017 Column

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Equalities Day event

Equalities day
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SNP Rates Boost for Local Jobs and Businesses

Bruce Crawford MSP.
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Disabled Members Drop-in Session September

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Morag Fulton, Vice convenor and equalities and disabilities officer of City of Stirling SNP Branch would like to invite all SNP members with or interested in disabilities to this month’s informal drop in session at the Burgh Coffee shop, King Street, Stirling, from 18:00 to 20:00 on Thursday Evening (7th […]

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Stirling MSP Welcomes Record High Employment In Scotland

Bruce Crawford MSP
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August 2017 Branch Meeting reminder

Branch meeting
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