September 2019


SNP Mismanagement of Education Exposed - Iain Gray


Jeane Freeman has “Lost Control” of the NHS – Monica Lennon MSP


Richard Leonard speech : Democracy Needs Renewal


Real Change within our Grasp - speech by John McDonnell


Jeremy Corbyn 's address to the 2019 TUC


Cystic Fibrosis Drugs Made Free on the NHS After Labour MSP Campaign


Comment on Court of Session Ruling


First Minister Caught Out in Spin Operation on School Statistics


CBI Report Shows SNP-Tory Failure on the Economy


Boris Johnson Defeated Again as Labour Leads the Opposition to No-Deal


Richard Leonard : Initial Response To Programme for Government


Ongoing Crisis in Young People’s Mental Health Services Revealed


NHS Workforce Crisis Deepens As Vacancy Rate Soars to Worst Level in 12 years


Radical Solutions Needed From Scottish Government to Tackle Decline in Public Transport Use


Scottish Labour Shadow Cabinet Positions


August 2019


Richard Leonard - Our Scottish Future event


GP Crisis Reveals SNP Mismanagement of NHS


Postcode Lottery on Cancer Care Must End – Monica Lennon


SNP’s Austerity Cuts Would Cost Family of Four £4,676


SNP Deputy Backs Deeper Cuts Than the Tories


Flagship SNP Waiting Time Target Broken Nearly 100,000 Times


Sturgeon to Miss GERS Report


Lesley Laird - Boris Johnson "Living in a Dangerous Fantasy Land"


‘Shameful’ Gap in Life Expectancy Between Richest and Poorest Scots


Rip Off Rail Fare Rise Set to Cost Scots Hundreds of Pounds


Inequality Gap in Cancer Detection Rates Revealed


Critical Care Units Struggling to Cope with Demand


Attainment Challenge Schools Facing Significant Funding Cuts


Richard Leonard – Scotland Needs Radical Reforming Labour Governments- Not Another Referendum


Scotland’s “Pay Shame” as Ethnic Minority Pay Gap is More than Double the British Average


Comment on Job Losses at Havelock International


Failure to Mitigate Effects of the Rape Clause "Shameful"


July 2019


Rising Poverty Levels A Shameful Sign of Tory Legacy

Scottish Welfare Fund Demand is Increasing As Funding is Cut


Workers to Stay Cool Under Labour's New Maximum Workplace Temperature Pledge

Comment on Universities Scotland Guarantee for Care Experienced Applicants


Rising Demand for Foster Carers Highlights Recruitment Issues


Richard Leonard - Comment on the election of Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party


Over £80 Million in Advance Universal Credit Payments Reveals Failure of Benefits System


Chronic Pain Patients Receive Just £27,000 of £535 Million Waiting Times Fund


Delayed Discharge On The Rise Amid Social Care Crisis


SNP has Turbo-Charged Tory Austerity on Councils


Mackay Must Come Clean Over No-Deal Fund


Passenger Refunds Soar by more than 500% amid ScotRail Crisis


June 2019

Time for Humility and Realism from Swinney on Schools


Scotland's Mental Health Crisis Claims Almost 800 Lives in 2018


Increase in Homelessness “Disgraceful”


NHS Performance Worsening on Jeane Freeman's Watch


SNP Government Fails To Bring Education Debates to Parliament for Last 19 Months


Comment on Scottish Public Pensions Agency Audit Report


SNP Must Not Ignore Charities on Income Supplement - Richard Leonard


Time for Humility and Realism from Swinney on Schools


Labour Must Take On The English Nationalism of Boris Johnson


Promising Sign for Victims of Mesh Scandal


Scottish Labour Vote Against “SNP-Tory Stitch Up” Planning Bill


Comment on Ministerial Statement on Review of Gender Recognition Act


SNP Starving Welfare Fund of Cash


SNP Must Stop Classing Zero-Hour Contracts As A "Positive Destination " For Young People - Iain Gray


Councils Use Cash Reserves Amid SNP Funding Cuts


Attainment Gap Faced by Looked After Children Revealed


Poll Shows Tory Party Is "Biggest Threat To The Union " - Lesley Laird


Patients Left In Pain As Muscoskeletal Waiting Targets Missed


Health Secretary Must Provide Answers on Mesh Scandal


Scottish Welfare Fund Set for £3million Real Terms Cut


John Swinney Guilty of "Supreme Arrogance" Over Primary 1 tests - Iain Gray


Missed Climate Targets Show Need for Real Action , Not Rhetoric From SNP


More Housing Co-operatives Needed To Tackle Housing Crisis


Labour Overhauls SNP's Timid Transport Bill with Municipal Bus Amendments


Hundreds of Thousands of Older People in Scotland Risk Losing TV Licence Fee


SNP Must Listen or "Future of the NHS is Not Sustainable” – Monica Lennon

Scottish Labour Propose Strengthening Low Emission Zones on World Environment Day

Audit Report of Colleges is “An Indictment of the SNP” – Iain Gray

SNP Spend Just £3 million of £200 million Business Fund

More Funding for GPs Needed After One Third Reveal Overwhelming Workload

Response to Aquaculture Statement

Holyrood to Vote on Labour’s Plans to End Fuel Poverty

Comment on Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Bill on Pre-Release Access to Statistics

Comment on Obesity Action Scotland survey – restrictions on junk food advertising

Scottish Government Needs to Act Now to Protect The Poorest Families

The UK Constitution Requires Real Change

May 2019

NHS Tayside Mental Health Services Should Be Re-Escalated to Highest Level of Concern


Give Families Advance Copy of Tayside Mental Health Services Report – Richard Leonard


Scottish Labour Slams SNP Call to Extend "Workers' Parking Tax" To Hit Shoppers


Labour To Focus on Future of BIFAB and Jobs in Parliament


Almost 8 in 10 Primary 1 Standardised Tests Sat in Single Month


Bursary for Poorest Higher Education Students has Fallen by Almost £1,000 Under the SNP


Nitro – Meats Must Be Removed from Schools and Hospitals Immediately


Number of College Students Studying IT-related Subjects has Fallen by 44 per cent


Scottish Labour Slams SNP Call to Extend "Workers' Parking Tax" To Hit Shoppers


Parliament Agrees " Significant Pressures" Faced by Midwives Must be Investigated


Labour to Bring Forward Private Rent Reform Bill


April 2019

SNP Endorse Pro-Austerity Growth Commission


Spending Per Pupil Plummets Under The Tories and the SNP


Richard Leonard’s Response to Nicola Sturgeon’s Conference Speech


Richard Leonard : Address to the STUC Congress 2019


New SPICe Briefing Shows the Scale of the Challenge of Child Poverty


Sturgeon Urged to Outline Spending Plans


Benefits Freeze Will Cost Poorest Families £560 This Year


570 Operations Cancelled Because Hospitals Can't Cope


£5 Top Up Would Reverse Tory Child Benefit Cuts


SNP Delay to Welfare Policies "Mind-Boggling"


Private Rented Sector Poverty Doubles for Children in Scotland


Household Savings Plummet Under The Tories


March 2019

Lesley Laird's response to the Spring Statement


More than 1,500 Patients Left in Pain Amid SNP NHS Crisis


SNP Has Set A "Timid Target" on The Living Wage


McDonnell pledges 50,000 New Jobs for Scotland in Labour's Green Industrial Revolution


Leonard Pledges Free Bus Travel for All


Number of people claiming Council Tax Reduction falls


More than 600 Operations Cancelled as Hospitals Can't Cope


NHS in Workforce Crisis as 2,800 Nursing, Midwifery and Consultancy Posts Left Vacant


Health Boards Admit No Consistent Policy for Access to Period Products for Hospital Patients


5,200 Children and Young People Waited Too Long for Mental Health Treatment Last Year


Conference will Lay the Foundations for a Radical Labour Government


Working Carers Set To Lose Out Under SNP System


February 2019

Comment on Abellio break clause


Scale of Delayed Discharge Would Fill Flagship Hospital for Nearly a Year


Damning Report Shows Failure of Parkinson’s Care


Mackay Secretly Squirrels Away Millions Amidst Brutal Cuts


Only One Third of NHS Staff Think NHS Manages Performance Well


1 in 5 Patients Waiting Too Long for Key Clinical Tests


School Leaver Figures Expose a Class Divide in Scotland


Comment on Local Government Cuts


SNP Waiting Time Law Broken More Than 170,000 Times


Budget will slash Sturgeon's "Top Priority" of Education


Staff and Patients Alike Let Down by SNP Complacency in A&E


Universities lose out on over £400m under Sturgeon


Labour Exposes Pressure on NHS in New Film




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