Douglas Ross: “People have to be really clear that a vote for the SNP is a vote for another independence referendum”. Scotland voted SNP in record numbers, with the most votes any party has ever received in a Scottish election.
All parties in the Scottish Parliament united to reject the cruel Universal Credit cut that will push thousands into poverty. All parties apart from one – the Scottish Tories.
The pattern from this UK Tory government has been clear throughout the pandemic – it’s one rule for them and another for the rest of us.
The House of Lords has no democratic legitimacy and neither does Baroness Ruth Davidson.
Ian Blackford takes Boris Johnson and this Tory government to task for their history of racism and failure to stand up to actions of racists.
SNP MPs voted to reject the Tories’ callous cuts to international aid and keep the promises to our fellow global citizens.
Tories say they want to prevent illegal crossings – but won’t open up any safe and legal routes. They say they’re ‘compassionate’ – but are cutting international aid for the vulnerable.
It’s a scandal that in the midst of the pandemic, Tory ministers were misusing emergency COVID contracts for constitutional campaigning – instead of saving lives.
If the Tories insist there won’t be an independence referendum, why are they spending so much money on the Union Unit to fight independence?
Boris Johnson must permanently extend the £20 Universal Credit uplift, and support the 1.3 million pushed into poverty by Tory cuts.
Industry leader James Withers tells MPs the UK “created history in being the only country ever to impose economic sanctions on itself”.
Owen Thompson presented a Bill to tackle the wasteful, unaccountable and secretive culture of Tory cronyism.
Families need urgent financial support now, such as making the Universal Credit uplift permanent, not more dither and delay from Boris Johnson.
The UK government has admitted to putting Scotland at a Brexit competitive disadvantage – despite Baroness Ruth Davidson and David Mundell saying this must never happen.
👇 We now know what this Tory Brexit means:
✖️ Broken promises
💷 Economic vandalism
🇪🇺 Leaving the largest free trading bloc
🌍 An isolated UK in the middle of a global pandemic
🏴 There’s now an empty seat at the top table of Europe, but it doesn’t have to be empty for long.
🇪🇺 There is no deal that will ever make up for what Brexit takes away from us – Brexit is an act of vandalism on Scotland.
🏴 It’s time to chart our own future as an independent, European nation.
Boris Johnson knows how damaging his extreme Brexit is, so he’s hiding the impact assessments.
Last year, Boris Johnson was saying he had an “oven-ready” deal and that chances of a no-deal Brexit were “a million to one”. Now, he’s actively planning for it.
The UK government are promising preferential EU access for Northern Ireland, while imposing the hardest of Brexits on Scotland.
There are millions who still haven’t received a penny of UK government support. This has been an abject failure by a Prime Minister who’s missing in action.
Rishi Sunak splurges £29m on a Festival of Brexit, while freezing public sector pay, turning his back on the world’s poorest, failing to invest in a proper recovery
Boris Johnson and this Westminster government are abandoning their commitment to the world’s poorest during a global pandemic.
Westminster has brought decades of disaster with Brexit, an illegal war in Iraq & austerity – in Scotland, we’ve been delivering progressive change.
Boris Johnson must permanently uplift Universal Credit by £20, extend it to legacy benefits, and support the 3 million people completely abandoned by his government.
Last night, Boris Johnson gave a “cast-iron guarantee” that furlough would be available to Scotland whenever it’s needed. This morning, Robert Jenrick was rowing back on it.Scottish businesses and workers need clarity and fairness, not endless Tory obfuscation.
Alison Thewliss calls on the Chancellor to start providing people with the support they need, rather than spreading panic & chaos.
In 2018, Michael Gove “absolutely guaranteed” food imports after Brexit would meet the UK’s high standards. This week, the Tories, including Gove, voted AGAINST protecting food and farming standards. The SNP will always stand up for Scotland’s agriculture industry.