Below is a statement given by Michael Russell, Scotland's Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, on Westminster's EU (Withdrawal) Bill.
How can Amber Rudd carry on as Home Secretary? The Tories’ treatment of the Windrush generation is a disgrace. The UK invited thousands to come here after the war and help rebuild the United Kingdom. They did exactly that – working in the NHS and public services and contributing so much to our economy and society.
This week we’ve seen the true face of the Tory government. From their callous dismissal of the human impact of welfare cuts, to their heartless immigration policy, the Tories are fully living up to their ‘nasty party’ reputation.
Manufacturing is hugely important to Scotland’s economy, accounting for over half of our international exports and employing nearly 190,000 people across the country.
The Scotland Office, the branch office of the UK Tory government, seems to be using Twitter and Facebook for political purposes. Ministers are using expensive promotions to target specific groups of people and they’re paying for it with public money – our money.
Scottish shipyards have been sold down the river by the Tories.
I thought I’d heard it all from the UK government on the pernicious rape clause. It’s now a year since it came into force, and almost three since it was announced in the July Budget of 2015.
Today marks a year since Theresa May made her ill-fated decision to call a General Election in an attempt to ‘strengthen her hand’.
I’m writing this week’s column having just arrived home in Glasgow from a successful official visit to China – so this is a good opportunity to share some reflections on what has been a very productive week.