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New Domestic Abuse Law Will Make Vulnerable People Safer

Cllr Maureen Bennison
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Stirling MSP Holds Discussions In House Of Lords Over Brexit Legislation

Bruce Crawford MSP
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Tory Speaks With Forked Tongue

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It should have come as a surprise to precisely nobody when Tory promises to amend the Clause 11 attack on Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish devolved powers were broken this week, as the EU (Withdrawal) Bill completed its passage through the House of Commons with the offending clause which takes 111 powers currently under the control of the Scottish Parliament back to Westminster still included.

The Bill was originally introduced to Parliament on the 13th of July last year, so excuses trotted out by the Scotland Office that it had simply run out of time to make the required amendment to the Bill ring a little hollow, to put it mildly. The Tory Government has known about this throughout and has utterly failed to act to address this offensive intrusion into the powers of Scotland’s devolved legislature.

This isn’t simply a case of today’s government repealing some legislation enacted by a previous government, because in this case, we have the small matter of a referendum of the Scottish people on the 11th of September 1997 in which the people of Scotland overwhelmingly determined that the Scottish Parliament would be reconvened. Now the powers of that referendum-endorsed institution are being stripped back by a Tory Government with just 13 seats in Scotland out of 59.

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Crawford Welcomes Budget That Delivers For Stirling

Bruce Crawford MSP
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Crawford Highlights Impact of Arthritis In Stirling Area

Bruce Crawford MSP meets with Arthritis UK in Parliament

Bruce Crawford MSP was delighted to attend the first Holyrood reception to be held by the newly merged charity, Arthritis Research UK incorporating Arthritis Care Scotland on 5th December, where they heard from people living with arthritis about the healthcare and support they need in Scotland.

Arthritis is among the biggest causes of disability and pain across Scotland, with nearly 700,000 people living with osteoarthritis, around 37,000 people with rheumatoid arthritis and almost one million people with back pain.

The pain, fatigue and lack of mobility caused by arthritis affects every aspect of a person’s life, making everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea, travelling to work or getting out of bed extremely difficult.

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Bruce Crawford Writes To Scottish Government Over Gainshare In Brig O’turk

Fibre and Ethernet
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Bruce Crawford October 2017 Newsletter

Bruce Crawford voiced concern
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A New Teacher Bursary For Career Changers

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Crawford Welcomes Scotland’s Fracking Ban

Shale gas drilling rig
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Bruce Crawford September 2017 Column

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