The Scottish Government’s budget protects low and middle income earners and delivers for public services and public sector workers, SNP MSP for Stirling, Bruce Crawford has said as Stage 3 of the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill is laid before the Scottish Parliament.
Stirling MSP, Bruce Crawford, and the Convener of the Public Safety Committee, Councillor Maureen Bennison, have hailed the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill passing at Holyrood by 118 votes to 1 last week.
SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has joined the campaign to boost internet safety for young people – after pressure from SNP MSPs Kevin Stewart and Gillian Martin led to Snapchat removing primary schools from their search function.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, calling on UK Government intervention on the closure of the Royal Bank of Scotland branch closure in his constituency.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has supported SNP calls for the UK Government to fix Scotland’s poor mobile phone coverage – following a report which shows that only 17% of Scotland’s landmass has 4G coverage, compared to 60% in England.
I must admit to having been a wee bit surprised when news outlets began previewing this week’s visit to Belfast by Prime Minister Theresa May, and reporting hopeful noises about the prospects of the successful resolution of the current stalemate over power-sharing arrangements at Stormont.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford marked Children’s Mental Health Week last week by meeting with Place2Be Scotland in the Scottish Parliament.
Place2Be is a charitable organisation that offers expert training and support for schools for children and young people’s mental health.
Stirling MSP, Bruce Crawford, has backed the Scottish Government’s campaign to reduce road traffic collisions through town centres.
An interesting evening of discussion and debate at Stirling Branch’s meeting at the Golden Lion Hotel.
By Steven Paterson, Former Stirling MP
It’s official: Scotland’s voice is finally being heard in the remotest corridors of power!
The BBC has finally presented the UK map in correct proportions ….but it is all a matter of perspective.
Yes, after a thirteen-year wait, the BBC’s Weather Forecast Department has finally relented to complaints from their distant licence-fee paying customers north of the border that Scotland is actually in reality somewhat bigger than Cornwall. In future, BBC weather forecasts will be presented on a map that accurately reflects the size of Scotland as compared to other parts of the British Isles, instead of being as a grossly-distorted virtual image of Britain as if filmed from a hot air balloon flying somewhere above Bordeaux, with Stirling appearing a billimetre above the Solway Firth in that wee speck at the top.
Every journey starts with a first step, I suppose.
Unfortunately, however, a mile or so down the road from Broadcasting House in Whitehall, the Tory UK Government continues to listen to nobody except itself.
This week, Number 10’s spin machine decided to bill special meetings of the Cabinet taking place to thrash out a common position on Brexit negotiations in the most valiant of terms, describing them as meetings of the “War Cabinet”. But it wasn’t long before expectations of what the “War Cabinet” might achieve were being drastically downgraded. As The Independent’s headline on Wednesday, revealed, “Brexit: Theresa May ‘War Cabinet’ unlikely to reach agreement on UK aims, admits Business Secretary Greg Clark”.