Last year, Scotland’s North Sea sent more than £9 billion of revenue to the UK Treasury, yet it looks as though we are heading towards “Grangemouth no more”. The refinery is of strategic national importance, and the Scottish Government has intervened decisively twice before to help to save the plant—in 2008 and 2013. What are the prospects for its doing so again?
In light of recent reports that the Scottish National Investment Bank is investing in firms that are linked to personnel at the bank, what work is the Scottish Government undertaking to improve transparency at the bank, avoid such conflicts of interest, and meet the high standards that are expected of a public entity?
The First Minister will be aware of the serious fireworks-related disorder in Niddrie a few days ago. Constituents have written to me and told me about how terrified they were during that time. Will the First Minister join me in condemning the violence, particularly the attacks on our emergency services? I stress that incidents such as those should not be used to talk down the communities...
Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Eastern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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