“Folk across the Highlands & Islands have already paid the highest price for reckless Tory leadership” Emma Roddick MSP warns new leader won’t fix the Conservative party’s mess and calls for Scotland’s exit from the union

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands & Islands has warned that Rishi Sunak’s Prime Ministerial appointment is not good news for households across the Highlands & Islands and the rest of Scotland. The SNP MSP’s calls come following the news that Rishi Sunak has been appointed Conservative party leader and will thus become the newContinue reading ““Folk across the Highlands & Islands have already paid the highest price for reckless Tory leadership” Emma Roddick MSP warns new leader won’t fix the Conservative party’s mess and calls for Scotland’s exit from the union”

Highlands & Islands MSP highlights contrast between UK and Scottish Government approaches to cost-of-living crisis

SNP MSP for the Highlands & Islands Emma Roddick has spoken out in the Scottish Parliament on the differences in the approach being shown by the UK and Scottish Governments in tackling the cost-of-living crisis.  Speaking in a debate on the issue, Roddick contrasted the Scottish Government’s raising of the Scottish Child Payment and deliveryContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP highlights contrast between UK and Scottish Government approaches to cost-of-living crisis”

“We could hold 38 referendums for the same cost as one year of mitigating Tory cuts” says SNP MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has hit out at the Tories during a social care debate by highlighting the nominal cost of holding a referendum compared to the ever-increasing amount of money the Scottish Government has to spend mitigating Tory decisions like the Bedroom Tax. Responding to an intervention by the Conservative group whoContinue reading ““We could hold 38 referendums for the same cost as one year of mitigating Tory cuts” says SNP MSP”

Powers of independence desperately needed to curb cost-of-living crisis, says SNP MSP

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s fresh campaign for independence, highlighting the opportunities that could be presented for the Highlands and Islands. Today’s publication from the Scottish Government, the first in a series of documents, outlines how other comparable nations are wealthier, happier and fairer than Scotland currently is.Continue reading “Powers of independence desperately needed to curb cost-of-living crisis, says SNP MSP”