Border Patrol 13

Border Patrol 13  Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee met on 20th February. Only the 3 SNP members turned up. The 4 Tories, including John Lamont, 3 Labour and 1 LibDem couldn’t be bothered- so much for their interest in things that affect their constituents. Summary details of the Scottish Budget and the…

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Scottish budget: what it means for South of Scotland

By Louise Donegan, The Scottish budget for the next year has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. Here’s what the SNP budget means for the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. ✔️ £400 million more for our NHS and more money direct to schools The Tory government at Westminster has…

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Border Patrol 11

Border Patrol 11
Special issue examining the impact of Brexit on Scotland. Unlike the UK government, the Scottish Government has carried out detailed analysis of the three possible outcomes at the end of Brexit negotiations.
May’s strategy is to bury her head in the sand whilst concentrating on preventing open warfare between members of her cabinet. Meanwhile 60 hard Brexit Tory backbenchers have formed a cabal to undermine May’s chances of reaching a better than worse case outcome.

Scottish Government analysis shows the best case soft option of staying in the Single Market and Customs Union will still have a negative effect on GDP and population growth for Scotland.

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Border Patrol 11

Branch meeting cancelled

The branch meeting scheduled for this Sunday 21st January 2.00 p.m.at the Eildon Centre, Coldstream has been cancelled due to snow and the continuing cold spell with yellow and amber alerts continuing this weekend. Members interested in contributing to the party’s review of the constitution should contact the Chair or…

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