I was grateful to speak in what was a very moving debate for Holocaust Memorial Day yesterday. We can never forget what happened and what is still happening across the world. Solidarity with those persecuted and denied basic human rights because of who they are across the world . I also had the opportunity to […]
While people in Motherwell and Wishaw, our NHS and other frontline services made sacrifices throughout the pandemic, Boris Johnson was hosting a cheese and wine party in Downing Street. While people were following rules by not visiting family in hospital, missing funerals and weddings, Boris Johnson was putting public health at risk with an illegal […]
Rather than use my question as an opportunity to talk up the union, communities who are being left without vital Post Office services would rather know what steps the Secretary is taking to protect and grow the Post Office network.
The first cases of the Omicron variant have been identified in Scotland with four in Lanarkshire. Scientists are still working to understand the variant. Until more is known we must be cautious and do everything we can to minimise the risk of spreading infection. Therefore, we must all: Take up all vaccinations and booster jabs […]
Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women. I’m aware that many women and girls in Motherwell, Wishaw, Bellshill and beyond don’t feel safe in their own communities. This is simply not good enough and we all have a responsibility to stamp out the language and attitudes which enable violence. At the root […]
Despite bringing our democracy into disrepute, the Tories want the House of Lords and all their cronies who are in it to remain. Unelected legislators have no place in any democracy – let alone a 21st century democracy. Just like this Tory government, the House of Lords is unfit.
The Scottish Government’s Child Disability Payment is now open for applications across Scotland. It replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children and marks a major milestone in the foundation of Social Security Scotland. Those who currently receive Disability Living Allowance for children from the DWP will also be transferred to Social Security Scotland. They will […]