The Queen’s Speech completely failed to deliver the investment and fundamental change we need, and instead the Tories are imposing long-term damage of cuts, Brexit and a power grab against Scotland’s will.
As the Chancellor prepares his Red Box, it must contain the measures set out in the SNP’s five-point plan for the road to recovery.
It is essential that the Chancellor rules out a return to Tory austerity cuts and delivers a major fiscal stimulus of at least £98billion, the equivalent of five per cent of GDP, to lay the foundations of an investment-led recovery.
My message to all of us is this: Keep heart, keep the heid and keep the faith. The plan is set, the path is before us. The chance to choose an independent future for Scotland is coming.
With the UK facing the threat of an extreme Brexit and a growing Tory unemployment crisis, Rishi Sunak must take real action in his Spending Review.
The chaos of Brexit highlighted just how dysfunctional Westminster really is, and how no price is too high for the Tory fanatics’ dangerous ideology.
A stunning new poll from the Sunday Times shows support for Independence up at 50% – with the SNP projected to make gains across Scotland – and a clear majority believing that Scotland’s economy will be better off with independence.
Boris Johnson sought to silence Parliament and shut down democracy, so that he and his Vote Leave cronies could railroad us to economic devastation. He must resign or be removed from office immediately.
Scotland must not pay the price of a no-deal Brexit, a hard-right Tory obsession for which Boris Johnson has no mandate. We will work with others in Parliament to stop Johnson in his tracks.
Boris Johnson is shutting down Parliament to impose a catastrophic no-deal Brexit without a mandate. This brazen attack on democracy highlights just how broken Westminster is.
In the face of yet another disastrous Tory Prime Minister we didn’t vote for, it’s no wonder a majority of people in Scotland now want a fresh independence referendum.
We have a serious problem with transphobia in Scotland and it is one that we need to face up to. Respecting the identity of trans people is a core part of that.
Scotland’s future must be decided by the people of Scotland, not by a self-serving Tory feud.
Scotland must not be held hostage by a Tory Party consumed by chaos and occupied by careerists. Scotland must have a choice over the direction of its future.
Many of the candidates to be the next Prime Minister express utter disdain for Scotland and will drag us out of the EU in an act of economic self-harm.
As the Tories lurch further to the extremes, it’s clear Westminster and Scotland are on diverging paths. We can choose a better future with independence – and that choice must be ours to make.
The prospect of another hard-right Tory Prime Minister highlights the need for the people of Scotland to have a choice. Scotland’s future must be in Scotland’s hands – not those of Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage.
On Thursday, Scotland has a choice – vote for parties that have ignored Scotland throughout this Brexit chaos, or vote SNP to protect Scotland’s place in Europe.
This year’s European Elections are the most important in Scotland’s history. We must send an unequivocal message that Scotland must be kept at the heart of Europe, where it belongs.
On May 23, let us send a clear message to the EU that Scotland is a proud European nation, and let us send an equally unequivocal message to Westminster that Scotland rejects the increasingly inward-looking politics of the Tories.
The system is broken and any pretence of an ‘equal partnership’ in the UK is gone.
Scotland deserves the choice of a better future than Brexit Britain – that choice must be ours to make.
“Westminster is dragging us down the path to economic disaster. The people of Scotland deserve the choice of a better future than Brexit Britain”. Read Ian’s full speech to #SNP19 here.
Scotland will not be held hostage by a Tory Government more interested in putting its fractured party interests above all else. Scotland deserves better and must be given the choice to decide its future.
People are fed up with Brexit, fed up with this shambolic Tory Government and the crisis and chaos that it has imposed on us against our will.
Scotland’s wishes have been ignored throughout the Brexit process – which has proven that we are not treated as an equal partner in the UK. The people of Scotland deserve the right to choose their own future and they will have that right even if Westminster fails.