Brian Monteith

Former Independent MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

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Former Independent MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election

Party was Conservative until 8 Nov 2005

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    The Parliament is not going away—that is an important statement for me to make, given my background before coming to here—but it requires reform. Politicians who do not raise the money that they spend suffer from complacency and arrogance in the selection of their priorities. Politicians who do not use the powers that they already have, but ask for more, show contempt for the electorate's...
  • Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    I understand what the member is saying, but the real growth has been in the public sector. Whether it then engages the private sector in some cases is neither here nor there. It is my belief that, if public sector spending was not growing so much, the private sector would be growing far faster and would make up the difference. Indeed, the economic evidence points to that, even just comparing...
  • Scottish Parliament: The Future of Scotland 29 Mar 2007

    If the SNP is so committed to reducing business rates, why, on the two occasions on which I sought an annulment of the increase in business rates, did the SNP vote against those attempts?

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