Colin Fox

Former SSP MSP for Lothians

@colinfoxssp

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    On 23 May 2006, at the University of Stirling, the First Minister gave a lecture called "Scotland's Future: Thinking for the Long Term". I came across his speech while I was tidying up my office. Among other things, he said: "It is crystal clear to me, though, the greatest change required. Poverty and inequality are at the root of Scotland's greatest weaknesses." I agree, but here we are a...
  • Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    I am sorry; I do not have time. I have no doubt that Scotland would be better off economically, socially, culturally and politically if we were independent in a modern democratic republic. Jack McConnell ended his May 2006 speech by saying that he wanted a Scotland that offers everyone the chance to become the best that they can be. That chance has been denied them. He wanted every child...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scotland in the United Kingdom 22 Mar 2007

    The debate has been interesting—perhaps even memorable. Like other Labour members, the minister claimed in her opening remarks that all Scotland's achievements in the past 300 years were products of the Act of Union 1707. The mind boggles when we think of John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell or Alexander Fleming, and at the thought that when Archie Gemmill scored his goal in Argentina in...

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Former SSP MSP for Lothians

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election

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