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The Bank of England can only hope that its emergency and unlimited gilt buying operation will be a temporary measure in the defences that are required against an incompetent Tory budget. Former monetary policy committee member Professor Blanchflower said that Kwasi Kwarteng has “crashed the ... markets ... I’ve never seen such raging incompetence, ever.” Does the cabinet secretary agree...
Thank you, Presiding Officer. I will not threaten to double the length of my speech, but I am always open to taking interventions. To say that Scotland’s needs are being met by the current UK migration policy is patently untrue; indeed, that is on a par with the statement, “The UK economy is strong and stable”. Therefore, I am delighted to support the Government motion. Last Friday’s...
I clocked that point when the member made it earlier, but I do not think that he qualified it. What he pointed out was the massive draw of London and the south-east. As I have already pointed out in my speech, that massive draw is the result of policy-making by the UK Government to favour London, the south-east and the City of London. It affects not only Scotland but other parts of the UK. I...
Scottish National Party MSP for Falkirk East, Former Independent MP for Edinburgh West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
Party was Scottish National Party until 30 Sep 2015; Independent until 3 May 2017
Also represented Edinburgh West
We don't know whether Michelle Thomson campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Last updated: 2 May 2017.