Emma Roddick MSP says fallout of Brexit is an unwelcome distraction for Scotland’s haulage industry’s journey to Net Zero.

Highlands & Islands MSP Emma Roddick has stated that Tory economics have had a detrimental impact on the road haulage industry in Scotland. Citing fuel costs, complex Brexit paperwork, driver shortages, and cabotage and groupage issues linked to the Tories’ hard Brexit, Ms Roddick said that the industry has been fighting an uphill battle. MinisterContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP says fallout of Brexit is an unwelcome distraction for Scotland’s haulage industry’s journey to Net Zero.”

“Labour and Tories in absolute lockstep,” SNP MSP Emma Roddick say both the UK Government and their opposition are ignoring Scotland’s needs.

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has called out Labour and the Tories for ignoring Scotland’s immigration needs. Questioning the Scottish Government on the effects of increased inflation on Scotland’s public services, Ms Roddick highlighted the value of those coming to live and work in Scotland, stating the need for more powers to deliver aContinue reading “Labour and Tories in absolute lockstep,” SNP MSP Emma Roddick say both the UK Government and their opposition are ignoring Scotland’s needs.

SNP MSP RAISES CONCERN OF UK GOVERNMENT’S “CARELESS” APPROACH TO NORTHERN IRELAND

Emma Roddick has today praised the Scottish Government for challenging the UK Government on its supposed plans to unilaterally change the Northern Ireland Protocol, which was part of its Brexit deal, a course of action the Highlands and Islands MSP has described as “careless”. Commenting Roddick said: “It’s not surprising that the UK Government isContinue reading SNP MSP RAISES CONCERN OF UK GOVERNMENT’S “CARELESS” APPROACH TO NORTHERN IRELAND

Time for UK Government to stop undermining Scotland’s young farmers, says Roddick

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament last week, Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick urged the UK Government to take action on the effects of post-Brexit trade deals on new entrants to Scotland’s farming sector. She highlighted recent comments by the NFU President, Minette Batters, who described them as “really bad trade deals for the UK”.Continue reading “Time for UK Government to stop undermining Scotland’s young farmers, says Roddick”

Disabled MSP disgusted at impact of Brexit on blue badge scheme

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has highlighted the impact that Brexit has had on disabled people travelling in the EU, claiming that the UK Government has made this “less accessible”. A disabled MSP herself, Roddick has first-hand knowledge about how valuable access to public transport is for disabled people and is known for pushingContinue reading “Disabled MSP disgusted at impact of Brexit on blue badge scheme”