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Social Security Charter

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 2nd October 2018.

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Photo of Ruth Maguire Ruth Maguire Scottish National Party

Dignity, fairness and respect are important principles. We have used those words a lot and should make no apology for it. Keeping those important principles central to everything that we do is essential in order that we avoid the mistakes of the previous system which, despite the experience of a lucky—or, some might say, privileged—few, has caused harm, stress and worse to countless vulnerable individuals, and was described by the United Nations as

“a grave and systematic violation of human rights”