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We need a government focused on the everyday issues that matter

We need a government focused on the everyday issues that matter

Figures published by Labour confirmed thousands of young people are either waiting too long for mental heath treatment or aren't getting any support at all. It's time for the SNP to focus on the bread and butter of government, and start investing in Scotland's public services. Read morenavigateright

“Thousands of vulnerable young are people being denied the help they need.”

“Thousands of vulnerable young are people being denied the help they need.”

Thousands of young people have been denied mental health treatment since the SNP introduced a new waiting time target. In December 2014 the SNP government introduced a waiting time target of 18 weeks for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Since then 7,346 referrals for treatment have been rejected. Read morenavigateright

One child waiting longer than they should for the treatment they need is one too many

One child waiting longer than they should for the treatment they need is one too many

In December 2014 the SNP Government introduced a waiting time target of 18 weeks for child and adolescent mental health services. Since the target has been in place 4,852 patients waited longer than the 18 week target – more than one in five. Read morenavigateright

GERS figures should act as a ‘reality check’ for the SNP

GERS figures should act as a ‘reality check’ for the SNP

Kez comments on the publication of the GERS figures by the Scottish Government today. Read morenavigateright

Why has it taken two months since polling day for the SNP to realise the risks of Brexit?

Why has it taken two months since polling day for the SNP to realise the risks of Brexit?

“Two months to the day since the EU referendum the SNP has finally highlighted the economic risks to Scotland of the UK leaving the EU. Read morenavigateright

“We must build on the legacy of Rio, London and Glasgow.”

“We must build on the legacy of Rio, London and Glasgow.”

Kez wrote this week in the Daily Record anout the Olympic Legacy, Donald Trump and the ongoing search for Daniel the honest boy who returned a 10p toy he thought had been paid for. Read morenavigateright

Spending on Scottish sport slashed due to SNP cuts

Spending on Scottish sport slashed due to SNP cuts

The SNP Government cuts have forced spending on Scottish sport to be slashed, Labour reveals today. As the 2016 Olympic Games draw to a close, it is revealed SportScotland has reduced spending halfway through a two year business plan, after the last SNP budget slashed spending on Scotland’s sporting agency. Read morenavigateright

Sc ttish L   ur: L   ur backs blood donation campaign

Sc ttish L   ur: L   ur backs blood donation campaign

Scottish Labour are backing the ‘#MissingType’ campaign to drive up the number of blood donors. The campaign sees organisations remove the A’s, B’s and O’s from their signage and social media to highlight the need for new A, B, O and AB blood donors. Read morenavigateright

“Cutting Air Passenger Duty won’t make Scotland fairer or greener”

“Cutting Air Passenger Duty won’t make Scotland fairer or greener”

"With record passenger numbers at Scottish airports it would be the wrong move to offer a huge tax break to airlines who simply don’t need it, and kick off a race to the bottom with other parts of the UK. The SNP need to scrap their plans to cut air passenger duty.” Read morenavigateright

SNP denials on children’s ward lie in tatters

SNP denials on children’s ward lie in tatters

The SNP’s denials about the risk posed to paediatric services in Paisley lie in tatters, Labour said today. Labour highlighted footage from the Scottish leader’s debate on May 1st where Nicola Sturgeon said there were no proposals to close the children’s ward at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. Read morenavigateright

Stop the NHS cuts in Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Stop the NHS cuts in Greater Glasgow and Clyde

“The NHS in Greater Glasgow and Clyde is facing £69 million worth of cuts under the SNP Government, and that is putting local services on the line. Read morenavigateright

“It’s time for the new politics promised by the SNP” - Kez

“It’s time for the new politics promised by the SNP” - Kez

Kez has today written to the First Minister asking her to reconsider the appointment of ministerial assistants to parliamentary committees that are supposed to be holding the government to account. Read morenavigateright

Scottish Labour have called for the establishment of a Scottish Graduation Certificate

Scottish Labour have called for the establishment of a Scottish Graduation Certificate

Under Labour’s plans, the Scottish Graduation Certificate would be a qualification gained at the senior phase of secondary school and would involve vocational courses, work experience, voluntary achievement and traditional exams. Read morenavigateright

“I want a Labour government delivering Labour priorities” - Kez

“I want a Labour government delivering Labour priorities” - Kez

Writing in today's Daily Record, Kez says she wants a Labour Government delivering on Labour priorities - not one diluted by the need to do a backroom deal with other parties. Read morenavigateright

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Scottish pupils deserve a ‘level playing field’ on appeal charges.

Scottish Labour have made a fresh call to scrap charges for exam appeals as research shows that private school pupils are three times as likely to appeal a grade as state school pupils. Watch the videonavigateright

All children under 5 should have free access to meningitis B vaccinations

All children under 5 should have free access to meningitis B vaccinations

All children under 5 should have free access to meningitis B vaccinations, Scottish Labour said today. Under current rules,introduced by the SNP Government, free vaccinations against meningitis B are only available to children born after July 1 2015. Read morenavigateright

The SNP have ‘missed the bus’ on public transport

The SNP have ‘missed the bus’ on public transport

The SNP have ‘missed the bus’ on public transport policy after a nearly a decade in office, a new briefing from Scottish Labour reveals today. Labour will launch a national campaign for better bus services and will seek to deliver a system of regulation during this parliament. Read morenavigateright

Scotland needs to develop a workforce for the future

Scotland needs to develop a workforce for the future

Summary Analysis by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) of results published this week shows a drop in pupils taking Science and Mathematics subjects at Higher compared to last year. There have also been drops in the number of pupils taking Physics and Chemistry. Read morenavigateright

The Scottish economy needs a bolder investment plan.

The Scottish economy needs a bolder investment plan.

Jackie Baillie has called for a bolder post-Brexit investment plan from the SNP Government and an end to austerity. Read morenavigateright

The SNP are only now waking up to the GP crisis on their watch.

The SNP are only now waking up to the GP crisis on their watch.

As the SNP Government announce a drive to fill training posts, Labour highlighted a range of problems from across the sector. Read morenavigateright

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