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Universal Credit Program: A Tale of Financial Mismanagement and Human Cost
As the Member of Parliament for Glasgow East, I have seen first-hand the devastating impact of the UK Government’s mismanagement of the Universal Credit program on the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. The Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) failure to effectively implement...
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How Westminster's Inability to Learn from Past Mistakes Costs Scotland’s Taxpayers Billions
As an opposition politician, under the current constitutional set up, it is my responsibility to scrutinise and hold Westminster accountable for its actions – especially when it comes to taxpayer-funded projects. The Ministry of Defence’s procurement projects have long been a source of concern,...
In Defence of Scotland
Scotland – A Naval Nation Last year when I learned HMS Montrose was soon to be decommissioned, after sailing almost half a million miles over 31 years of service since she was built on the Clyde, I contacted the Naval Commander for Scotland at HMS Caledonia near Rosyth and met with him to seek assurance...
Access to Cash Must Be Protected
The issue of cash as a payment method has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. Some argue that the increasing prevalence of digital payments poses a threat to individual freedoms and the right to privacy. In response to this, two petitions have been raised in the UK Parliament calling for retailers...
Friends and Enemies
So … I have news for you. If you can’t afford to put your heating on whilst it snows outside, if you’re struggling to keep your cupboards full, if your mortgage rate has gone through the roof and you can’t afford to fill your car up, the causes of that are not striking workers wanting a 10% pay rise...
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Is This Really As Good As It Gets?
In the run up to the 2014 Independence Referendum, the Yes campaign was characterised by one thing – the absolute determination to answer every question – to provide as much information as possible to the people of Scotland. And we did this in the face of the constant refrain from unionism that “there...
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We Must Support and Protect Independence Activists and Campaigners
So often when we discuss independence we talk about all of the things that would change or improve with the full powers of a normal, independent country. Not least, this includes being governed by the people and party that we have democratically elected (as opposed to being ruled by the Tory government...
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The Bottom Line: The Price of Being Part of the UK
The price Scotland pays for being tied to the UK is huge. However, for too long, the debate about Scottish Independence has been dominated by the economic agenda set by opponents of Scottish Independence. Whilst much has therefore been said about the speculated costs of independence, there has been...
UK Parties: All Firmly On The Brexit Bandwagon
The European Union has been an enormous force for positive change in Scotland. We’ve benefited from investment in our infrastructure and communities. There are few places you can go without seeing a sign indicating the road, landmark or project was funded by one of the many European Union Funds. We’ve...
Westminster: Broken & Failing
Month after month, my colleagues and I have been urging the UK Government to act on the ever-mounting failings within its various departments. Our calls are ignored, and chaos is now a standard operating procedure at Westminster. Disappointingly, it’s constituents who’ve been most in need...
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