Thank you to everyone who has been in touch about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I know there is a lot of concern across Argyll and Bute about the impact the virus is having on our communities, our local businesses and the economy especially those in our hugely important food and drink industry, as well as hospitality and tourism.
SNP debate calls for EU extension to avoid further economic damage This afternoon my SNP colleagues and I led an Opposition Day debate calling for the UK Government to rule out a Brexit power grab on the Scottish Parliament and extend the transition period so we don’t simply go from one economic crisis to another. […]
Decision comes just a year after court rules government’s actions “unlawful” Last week the Foreign Secretary revealed a seemingly new, ethical dimension to UK foreign policy with the announcement of the Magnitsky Act which involves financial and other sanctions being imposed on anyone with “blood on their hands”. Yet, within 48 hours the Tory government […]
BBC put 77% of Argyll & Bute pensioners under added financial pressure It is disgraceful that the BBC has decided to end free TV licences for most over-75’s on August 1. The UK Government is responsible for the licence fee and this really is the most mean spirited of cuts. It is incredible that the […]
What’s new in Phase 3 of our transition out of lockdown? The First Minister today (Thursday, July 9) announced that the progress we’ve made in suppressing COVID-19 means that we can now move to phase three of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown. Coronavirus, although at very low levels in Scotland, is still […]
Pressing the UK Government to commit to a green recovery which benefits all This morning, in the House of Commons, I asked the Secretary of State for Transport to commit his Government to enshrining its annual emissions targets in law to ensure they will actually be met by 2050. It is vitally important that all […]
Backing from 50 organisations across UK for safeguards to Immigration Bill Today in the House of Commons I moved New Clause 1 to the Immigration Bill. This is a bill which we did not want to see and my SNP colleagues and I have done everything to prevent, but safeguards must be in place within […]