All that nonsense about being a beating heart of a new UK. It’s another vow, another “lead us don’t leave us”. I want to be at the heart of a new Scotland that wishes nothing to do with the heartless opportunism of people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
“Labour’s position is that we can’t mitigate against poverty because we’re skint. But resource allocation is the ultimate political choice. “
“With more than a quarter of a million children affected, poverty is the most significant human rights issue facing children in Scotland.”
The research by the Child Poverty Action Group estimates that over 19% of children in Orkney and Shetland will suffer do to the imposition of the 2 child benefit cap.
“Any one of us could experience a change in circumstances at any time”
It is now 648 days since Theresa May became the second woman in history to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
“We need our young people to have the opportunity to stay, and we need to attract newcomers too.”
“I always thought the tories were bad – but – this makes everything that they have ever done before look like a picnic in the park.”
“So I put the question to the Tory MSPs representing the Highlands and Islands; do you condemn these appalling policies,?”
An estimated 20% of women’s income comes from benefits and child tax credits