5. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to maintain Scotland’s participation in the European digital single market, which is estimated to be worth €400 billion, in light of the United Kingdom Government’s reported intention to withdraw from it. (S5O-03459)
The situation with the digital single market is akin to a luxury € 400 billion cruise liner sailing off into the sunset while the UK sits in a tug boat at the jetty, wondering whether to try to follow it. One minute the UK was fully behind the plan and leading it, and the next minute we are waving goodbye to it, to the horror of information technology companies across Europe. If we do not...
Does the cabinet secretary think that the UK Government’s decision to carry forward overachievement from the second carbon budget was the right one, given that the unequivocal advice of the Committee on Climate Change in February was that surplus emissions should not be carried forward, as that would not be consistent with the Paris agreement?
Scottish National Party MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Kilmarnock and Loudoun
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