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Scottish Parliament: Divisional Police Officers (16 May 2019)

Ash Denham: ...officers is a matter for the chief constable. Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr, who leads on local policing, reported to the Scottish Police Authority on 6 May that the 360 police officers in the Brexit national reserve—I believe that they are the officers Maurice Corry refers to—would return to their normal duties, including local policing, by 10 May, so that should have occurred. DCC...

Scottish Parliament: Police Officers (16 May 2019)

Ash Denham: ...that costs relating to EU exit should not have a detrimental impact on Scotland’s public finances. We have written to the chancellor to outline that any additional costs relating to policing Brexit should fall to the UK Government. We have committed to ensuring that additional policing costs that are incurred wholly as a result of EU-exit-related preparations are met. In parallel, we...

Scottish Parliament: Police Officers (Ayrshire) (16 May 2019)

Ash Denham: ...answer to one of the member’s colleagues, there are 360—or were when the information was provided—police officers who had been taken from local policing and moved into a national reserve for Brexit, which Scotland did not vote for, and which the Conservative UK Government is imposing on Scotland against our will. That happened in order for us to be prepared. We are not imminently...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Negotiations (6 Jun 2018)

Ash Denham: Does the minister agree that a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for Scotland and its economy? Does he share my concerns about the UK Government allocation of less than a day to debate and vote on all the amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill?

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (15 May 2018)

Ash Denham: .... That is the problem that we have. We have a state with extremely asymmetric power relations between the devolved Governments and the UK Government that is facing a huge challenge in the shape of Brexit. Instead of harnessing the power of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government to put all hands to the pump—to make lighter work of it across these islands—the UK Government...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Ash Denham: ...line. It is certainly not for the Tories to decide whether to hand back the powers of this Parliament when devolution is the settled will of the Scottish people. In this entire circus that we call Brexit, from the offices of Whitehall and the committees and debates of Westminster to the negotiating rooms of the EU, Scotland is but an afterthought, if it is even thought of at all. This...

Scottish Parliament: Hard Brexit (Impact on Economy) (7 Feb 2018)

Ash Denham: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what impact a hard Brexit will have on the Scottish economy. (S5O-01759)

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (23 Jan 2018)

Ash Denham: ...as follows: “The sooner clause 11 of the Withdrawal Bill is cast aside, the better. Constitutionally maladroit, it warps the dialogue about the role and place of the domestic market concept post-Brexit. As such, the occupation of legislative and executive space in the Withdrawal Bill appears not only a risky venture but also a lazy one. An unthinking form of ‘Greater England’...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Budget (23 Nov 2017)

Ash Denham: ...revised Office for Budget Responsibility growth figures underlined the fact that Tory austerity is failing. On top of that, average wages are set to fall and taxpayers will pay through the nose for Brexit. When Scotland badly needs growth in our economy, is it not time for real investment with no strings attached and more powers for this Parliament to grow our economy?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Economic Impact Analysis) (1 Nov 2017)

Ash Denham: Figures from the London School of Economics and Political Science show that every single part of Scotland and the UK as a whole will be adversely affected—even in the event of a soft Brexit in which single-market membership is maintained. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the UK Government cannot keep its assessment of the impact of Brexit from the Scottish public and Scottish...

Scottish Parliament: Flexible Working (28 Sep 2017)

Ash Denham: ...and working families. We are in challenging times, and that requires society to be more creative and open to new ideas to ensure that Scotland’s workforce and economy do not suffer. On top of Brexit casting shadows of uncertainty, the average age of Scotland’s population is projected to increase. Couple that with the unknowns around EU nationals’ right to continue working in the UK...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Ash Denham: The Brexit negotiations have shown that we need a radical shift in how intergovernmental relations are managed between the UK and the devolved nations. What does the minister see as the best way forward?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (19 Apr 2017)

Ash Denham: ...the Tories are keen to drag Scotland down a path that would be so destructive. How ironic is it that the Tories lead today’s debate on Scotland’s economy while supporting Theresa May’s hard Brexit at every step of the way, which could cost this country up to 80,000 jobs. How ironic is it that their leader, Ruth Davidson, not only defends the inhumane Tory rape clause but claims that...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Ash Denham: ...while they are on holiday in Europe? What will happen to the open skies agreement? What about financial services and passporting rights? Can Douglas Ross answer those simple questions about what Brexit will mean for Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Ash Denham: Since 23 June last year, Scotland’s voice on its place in Europe has been crystal clear, with voters choosing to remain by a 24-point margin. Even so, as the UK Government forged ahead with “Brexit means Brexit”, the Scottish Government—to its credit—offered a host of compromise proposals to protect Scotland’s place in Europe while remaining part of the UK. Those proposals were...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Ash Denham: .... She failed to move an inch in compromising on Scotland’s place in Europe; she failed to consult the joint ministerial committee of devolved Administrations before moving ahead with her reckless Brexit plans; and she has failed to reach the agreement that she promised to reach with the Scottish Government ahead of triggering article 50. Theresa May has talked over and over again about...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Reports on Implications for Scotland) (15 Mar 2017)

Ash Denham: ...for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs. While we should no longer be surprised, it is nonetheless alarming to see yet another committee in this Parliament clearly spell out how damaging Brexit will be to Scotland. Of Scotland’s international exports, £12.3 billion-worth, or 43 per cent, goes to the EU. In plain terms, that is the economic value that a hard Tory Brexit seeks to tear...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Impact of Leaving the European Union (28 Feb 2017)

Ash Denham: ...for trade, which include putting a total of £12.3 billion-worth of Scottish goods and services at risk by cutting off the single market membership that is depended on for seamless trade. While Brexiteers champion a fear of EU regulations, it is those very regulations that guarantee the accreditation, licensing and certification systems that businesses rely on for trade with the EU. It is...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Impact of Leaving the European Union (28 Feb 2017)

Ash Denham: ...of movement to Scotland because we need it. The University of Edinburgh’s faculties, students and staff are critical to the vibrancy of the city of Edinburgh, but that vibrancy is threatened by Brexit, because 25 per cent of the university’s academic staff are EU nationals, as are 17 per cent of its staff in total. Alastair Sim said to the committee: “Free movement of talent is the...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (2 Feb 2017)

Ash Denham: ...has to make compromises. I had assumed that even the Conservatives would understand that. We will take no lessons from the Tories on the economy, given that they are about to drag us off the Brexit cliff edge. The Tories’ tax policy would shred Scotland’s social fabric and impede investment to grow our economy. The Tories might not see the societal damage that their policies would...


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