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.
The DUP and the Tory Brexit extremists have been given more influence over Scotland’s future than the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people.
Scotland does not have to hit the Tory Brexit iceberg and go down with Theresa May’s sinking ship.
Scotland’s right to choose its own future is undeniable – it’s time for the Tories to stop running scared and accept it.
Tories have a toxic anti-immigration obsession, which ignores Scotland’s interests and will leave all of us poorer. And while Labour too often falls in line with the Tories and UKIP, we’re proud to have a radically different and welcoming approach to immigration.
Scotland hasn’t voted for a Tory government for 64 years, but is increasingly damaged by reckless and incompetent decisions at Westminster.
Independence can be our escape route from this meltdown.
If Labour choose to be the midwives of Brexit, they’d be betraying the interests of Scotland, enabling a hard-right Tory agenda, and will be culpable for every job that’s lost as a result.
The Tories keep thinking they can do whatever they want to Scotland and get away with it.
Theresa May must finally stop placating the hard-right Brexiteers, start listening, and face reality.
If she genuinely meant to listen, Theresa May should have been reaching out across the nations of the UK.
Instead of scrapping her ridiculous red lines, she keeps on living in fantasy land.
Westminster carries on riding roughshod over Scottish interests.
Scotland cannot be towed along in the Tories’ Brexit mess, and the decision over the EU withdrawal needs to go back to the people.
One hundred years on from the tragic HMY Iolaire disaster, we remember all those perished, and the devastating impact on their communities and families.
By working together with other opposition parties, we’re hoping to bring this weak and unstable Tory government down and offer a way out of the deadlock.
Chaos and crisis continue in Westminster as the Tory Party divisions deepen and Theresa May struggles with yet another UK Government minister resigning in protest at her damaging Brexit deal.
Chaos and crisis have ensued in Westminster with the Tory Party at civil war and the Prime Minister hanging on to office by a thread.
The SNP’s Westminster Group Leader Ian Blackford has joined with other opposition party leaders to demand that UK government allow for a real and unimpeded vote on the final Brexit deal.
The prime minister has a choice: the narrow interests of her party or the best interests of these isles
The Brexit clock is ticking down but at this critical point the Tories, unbelievably, are too busy tearing themselves apart to consider the future for ordinary people.
Yesterday, I was doing my job – standing up for Scotland in Westminster. History will remember this as a defining moment when the UK Parliament chose to reject devolution.