This Tory Government knows the price of everything and the value of nothing – it cannot be right that billions are spent on obscene nuclear weapons or on dropping bombs in Syria while millions of women born in the 1950s are denied the pension they are due.
“No means we stay in” the EU. That was the message from Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson just days before people across Scotland cast their votes on independence two years ago.
We all know now how that worked out. While I have spoken before about my deep disappointment of not achieving a Yes vote in 2014, that feeling has now been compounded by the result of the EU referendum, and the UK-wide vote for Brexit.
Yesterday I launched Scotland’s first Climate Week – a week of events and training aimed at inspiring people across the country to take action on climate change.
In Scotland we can be proud of the progress we have already made on climate change. We continue to lead the UK in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and have exceeded the level of our 2020 target, six years early.
Here’s just some of the action we’re taking in government to support Scotland’s BME communities.
In 2014, Scotland voted to remain in a UK that was part of the European Union.
However, the result of the June 2016 referendum raises the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU against the stated will of the Scottish electorate.
The resultant economic and social upheaval and damage to our international relationships is a material risk to the economy and the wellbeing of our citizens.
Here’s just some of what we’re doing in government to support disabled people.
On LGBTI equality, Scotland is already rated the best country in Europe, but there’s much still to do. Here’s just some of the action we’re taking to deliver equality for all LGBTI people.
Here’s just some of the action we’re taking in government to support Scotland’s young people.
From support for the real Living Wage to tackling gender inequality in the workplace, here’s just some of the action we’re taking in government to create better quality jobs and fair work.