“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”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP CALLS FOR ACTION ON ENERGY GRID CHARGE INEQUALITY

“I don’t hold out much hope of real positive actions by this UK Government.  If their refusal to care about the north continues, then it makes it ever clearer that independence for Scotland is necessary to tackle energy inequality.” SNP MSP Emma Roddick today questioned the Scottish Government on energy grid charges, which she saysContinue reading “HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP CALLS FOR ACTION ON ENERGY GRID CHARGE INEQUALITY”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP: IF JOHNSON AND SUNAK VALUE THEIR DIGNITY THEY WILL RESIGN

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has called on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to resign after being found to have broken Covid laws. Commenting, Roddick said: “While people across the Highlands and Islands were in lockdown at home, keeping their friends, families, and neighbours safe through pain, loneliness and loss, the Tories – who told usContinue reading “HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP: IF JOHNSON AND SUNAK VALUE THEIR DIGNITY THEY WILL RESIGN”

HIGHLANDS MSP RAISES ISSUES SURROUNDING DISABILITY BENEFITS TRANSFER

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has raised points to the Minister for Social Security on current plans to transfer some of those receiving the Disability Living Allowance to the Adult Disability Payment scheme. The transfer, which is set to be completed by 2025 will see around 44,000 people switch to ADP starting this summer. In Thursday’sContinue reading “HIGHLANDS MSP RAISES ISSUES SURROUNDING DISABILITY BENEFITS TRANSFER”

SNP MSP: RISHI SUNAK’S ATTACK ON VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS ENDANGERS COVID RECOVERY

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has lambasted the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement, noting recent polling that suggests over 80% of people in Scotland are worried about the cost of living crisis. Commenting, Roddick said: “The Tories can talk about responsible government all they like but the truth is that they are hikingContinue reading SNP MSP: RISHI SUNAK’S ATTACK ON VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS ENDANGERS COVID RECOVERY