Michael Marra

Labour MSP for North East Scotland

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  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    Scottish Labour is clear that the budget does not deserve the support of Parliament today. It is a chaotic and incompetent budget, and it has been damned under the scrutiny of the cross-party committees at Holyrood. It fails the Government’s own tests, and it betrays its own rhetoric and spin. It is not a budget for growth or public services, and it is not one that fights poverty. It is a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    I will not, at the moment. We heard a little bit more about that from Mr Swinney just a few moments ago. He seems to fail to understand that we deliver a social contract by growing the economy. The two things are not in opposition: we have to deliver growth if we are to deliver public services. This is a budget that will hike taxes for nurses who are struggling with their mortgages, while the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    It is a budget through which Scots will pay much more but get much less in return. We know that the public finances are constrained by an economy that is not working, with two Governments that have wasted billions, while families count every pound. That is why a future Labour Government would refuse to play fast and loose with the public finances: it is why we will not make unfunded spending...

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Labour MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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