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Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (No Deal) (5 Sep 2019)

Ruth Maguire: ...action to stop a no-deal exit from the European Union, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations reiterated who will feel the pain and highlighted the hugely negative impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on staffing. It said that a no-deal exit could “wreck communities, lives and organisations that so many people rely upon.” The work of the voluntary and third sectors in...

Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Industry (Brexit) (3 Apr 2019)

Ruth Maguire: Is the Scottish Government initiative to support businesses that are affected by Brexit open to food and drink companies? How might companies in my constituency of Cunninghame South access that funding?

Scottish Parliament: Revoking Article 50 (27 Mar 2019)

Ruth Maguire: The UK Parliament has to take control from Theresa May and support giving the people a say on her disastrous Brexit deal, ensuring that an option to remain in Europe is on the ballot paper. The Green motion that we are debating today “commends the more than five million signatories to the UK Parliament petition to revoke Article 50.” However, we know here in Scotland that the UK...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Patient Safety) (26 Feb 2019)

Ruth Maguire: I am sure that, across the chamber, we agree that all staff are essential to ensuring patient safety. What impact could a no-deal Brexit have on NHS staffing levels and patient safety?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Response to European Union Exit Vote in Westminster) (19 Feb 2019)

Ruth Maguire: ...act as a wake-up call for all members of this Parliament, and not least the Tories, about the seriousness of the situation that we find ourselves in and the risk that Theresa May’s approach to Brexit poses?

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit Preparations (18 Dec 2018)

Ruth Maguire: The cabinet secretary has touched on communications, or the lack thereof, from the UK Government. What detail has he, or ministerial colleagues, had with regard to funding for Brexit planning, not least the recently announced £2 billion for a no-deal Brexit? Has any information been provided on how much of that Scotland is set to receive?

Scottish Parliament: St Andrew’s Day 2018 (29 Nov 2018)

Ruth Maguire: ...of Scotland, but of Greece, Russia, Romania and Ukraine, so it is appropriate that we reaffirm Scotland’s commitment as an open, welcoming and inclusive nation. Amidst the chaotic maelstrom of Brexit and what seems to be a terrible surge in racism and fascism, we should, as Scots, continue to celebrate and aspire to embody our shared global values of respecting human dignity and human...

Scottish Parliament: Proposed European Union Withdrawal Agreement (15 Nov 2018)

Ruth Maguire: ...the political declaration that details it is only seven pages long and provides no firm commitments about the future economic relationship. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the risk of a blind Brexit is now very real?

Scottish Parliament: Human Rights Defenders (Support and Protection) (26 Sep 2018)

Ruth Maguire: ...to continue their really important work of progressing human rights in their countries. There is, of course, work to be done in Scotland, too. We face our own challenges of poverty, inequality and Brexit. The Human Rights Act 1998 and the Scotland Act 1998 share their 20-year anniversary with the declaration on human rights defenders. Those acts are fundamental to ensuring that human...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (20 Sep 2018)

Ruth Maguire: Last night, the Prime Minister told European Union leaders that she had put forward serious proposals on Brexit. However, all that is on the table is no deal or a blind Brexit, and both of those would seriously damage Scotland’s interests. Does the First Minister think that those are serious proposals or just seriously misguided ones?

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service at 70 (27 Jun 2018)

Ruth Maguire: ...scrapping prescription charges, protecting free eye tests and ensuring continued free personal care for the elderly. Recognising that the NHS cannot provide a world-class service with an imaginary Brexit dividend, we have invested a record amount in the NHS. Scotland now has the highest number of NHS workers on record so that people can see a doctor to get the medical treatment that they...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Ruth Maguire: ...vote would deliver faster, better and safer change than separation. The change has certainly been fast, but it has not been safer or better. Before things speed even more dangerously towards a hard-Brexit cliff edge, the people of Scotland must have the right to choose a safer and better future. There can be no question but that Scotland should have a choice. The arguments of those who...

Scottish Parliament: Health (18 Jan 2017)

Ruth Maguire: ...what has already had to be invested to mitigate the worst effects of Tory austerity and welfare reform, or all the effort that has been made to protect us from the economic catastrophe of a hard Brexit. At its most fundamental, preventing inequalities in health and wellbeing means tackling the income inequality that ultimately lies behind them. Poverty and inequality are not inevitable:...

Scottish Parliament: Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism (European Union Referendum) (29 Nov 2016)

Ruth Maguire: ...we send a message of welcome and openness. It is vital that Scotland makes it clear that it is not represented in Europe or further afield by a right-wing rabble of Tories who are intent on a hard Brexit and obsessed by restricting immigration, which could have catastrophic consequences for our culture and tourism industries. We have heard how Scottish cultural and creative organisations...


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