Results 1–20 of 92 for brexit speaker:Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish Parliament: Austerity (7 Nov 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...Tories their marching orders for the remainder of the election campaign, he should take the opportunity to apologise for Tory austerity, for Tory welfare cuts, for the mess and the chaos of Brexit, and for the misery that has been heaped on Scottish people by the Tories for too many years now. So confident am I that Boris Johnson will not go down very well with Scottish voters in the...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (31 Oct 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...care how you vote. We’re going to ignore you, however you vote.” Why would anybody vote for such a contemptuous attitude? The choice for the people of Scotland at this election is clear: it is Brexit—and a bad Brexit at that—with the Tories, or it is stopping Brexit with the Scottish National Party and putting the right to choose Scotland’s future and the right to choose...

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Brexit (Medicine Supplies) (10 Oct 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...morning. They are absolutely horrifying. She said that lives are at risk and it cannot be guaranteed that people will not die because of potential medicine shortages and the impact of a no-deal Brexit. If nothing else that has been said over recent weeks and months about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit has made any difference to the United Kingdom Government, I really hope that those...

Scottish Parliament: Challenge Poverty Week (10 Oct 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...30,000 children out of poverty. Of course, it is clear that the biggest danger as regards increasing poverty is presented by the UK Government’s continued welfare cuts and the risk of a no-deal Brexit, which could push 130,000 people in Scotland into poverty.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (3 Oct 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...Government yesterday do not look, at this stage, like they will be acceptable to the European Union. The proposals also seem to break all the promises that were made to Ireland at the start of the Brexit process. Aside from all that, the proposals would take Scotland out of the European Union, out of the single market and out of the customs union, all against our will, and they suggest a...

Scottish Parliament: Food Insecurity (3 Oct 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...fund supports dignified responses to food insecurity. Last week, we announced an additional £1 million investment through the charity FareShare to support community resilience to the impacts of Brexit on food insecurity. The Scottish welfare fund provides vital support to those who need access to emergency funding to help with the cost of essentials, such as food and heating. Since the...

Scottish Parliament: Loans and Investments (Write-offs) (3 Oct 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...and business assets are preserved for future productive use. We will continue to support companies and workforces that face challenges, not least the dire economic consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

Scottish Parliament: Supreme Court Judgment (Response) (24 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: We have witnessed some astonishing developments in the three years since the Brexit referendum in June 2016. The previous Prime Minister resigned after losing three House of Commons votes on her Brexit deal, one of which was lost by a record margin. The work of the Westminster Parliament has ground to a halt. It is important to note that that has had significant implications for this...

Scottish Parliament: Universities (Funding) (19 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...funding, some of the biggest funding challenges for universities that it sets out come from policies of the UK Government—pension costs, the Augar review of tuition fees and, of course, Brexit, which the report says threatens £211 million of funding to Scotland’s universities. I do not know whether Richard Leonard has anything to say about any of that.

Scottish Parliament: European Union Nationals (19 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...put up with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety that they have suffered now for more than three years. It is utterly disgraceful and shameful—it is one of the most shameful aspects of the whole Brexit fiasco. I again call on the UK Government to do everything that it can to ensure that the anxiety for EU nationals stops. We will continue to send the clear-as-possible message that we...

Scottish Parliament: Business Rates (Aberdeenshire) (12 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...regimes in the UK, and we will continue to look at how we support businesses in all parts of our country—especially given the increasingly difficult circumstances that they face as a result of Brexit.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Operation Yellowhammer) (12 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: The publication of the yellowhammer planning assumptions yesterday lays bare for the public the horrors of a no-deal Brexit. It is shocking that it has taken so long for the information to be published. I say very directly to Willie Rennie, in terms of yellowhammer planning assumptions, what we in the Scottish Government have seen is what was published last night. The only difference that I...

Scottish Parliament: Empty Homes (5 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: As Kevin Stewart outlined at committee this week, given the constraints on the legislative programme space and, particularly, given the potential implications of Brexit, unfortunately we do not, at this stage, expect to be in a position to progress our compulsory sale order power in this parliamentary session. However, we remain committed to introducing that power for local authorities. There...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2019-20 (3 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...constitutional emergency that is engulfing the United Kingdom. Today in the House of Commons, members of Parliament from across the political divide will seek to block the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. Given the anti-democratic move last week by Boris Johnson to shut down Parliament, it is absolutely vital that that effort succeeds. Scottish National Party MPs will do everything...

Scottish Parliament: Budget 2018-19 (Underspend) (27 Jun 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...the Scottish reserve, with most of it supporting the 2019-20 Scottish budget. The position also enables us to increase our reserves to ensure that we can respond to future challenges, such as Brexit, and of course every single penny of any underspend is used to support public services in Scotland. I have to point out that that position is in stark contrast to that of the Labour-led...

Scottish Parliament: Liberty Steel (Redundancies) (20 Jun 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: I thank Clare Adamson for raising this issue, which is of huge importance in her constituency. It is of course concerning that Liberty Steel has announced redundancies at the Dalzell plate mill as Brexit uncertainty impacts on its orders. This will be an anxious time for employees, and the Scottish Government has offered support to those who are facing redundancy through our partnership...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish-European Growth Co-investment Programme (13 Jun 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...referred is the Scottish Enterprise contribution and includes deals that are currently being finalised. There have been challenges with take-up of the scheme, including on-going uncertainty around Brexit. Scottish Enterprise is continuing to work with investors and companies to secure investment decisions and maximise the number of businesses that benefit from the scheme. The Government is...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Treatment Time Guarantee) (30 May 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...for Health and Social Care is visiting Scotland today—the same health secretary who said that the UK Government’s plans to reform social care have had to be put on the back burner because of Brexit. We would not be able to invest £850 million in the waiting times improvement plan if we had followed Scottish Conservative plans to give tax cuts to the very richest people in our country.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (30 May 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...That would be helped enormously, of course, if Labour—not just in Scotland but at a UK level—got off the fence and backed that outcome, too. Willie Rennie’s position is that he believes that Brexit will be a disaster and that the UK should have a chance to reverse Brexit through a second referendum. I agree. Here is where we differ: he thinks that, if the UK does not take the option...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Elections (Disenfranchisement of EU Nationals) (30 May 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ..., and this is their home. They had as much right to vote as any of the rest of us had. The issues that arose were clearly a result of insufficient preparation time because of the prevarication over Brexit and a failure to address concerns that were raised by the Electoral Commission following the European elections in 2014. The fact that the United Kingdom Government appears to have taken...


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