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Director of Communications for @theSNP at Westminster.
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Sep 4, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
New analysis shows the UK is the only country in north west Europe to have suffered a decrease in exports since the Brexit vote in 2016.

Far from increasing trade, as Boris Johnson promised, the UK has suffered a downturn - costing £billions #BrexitChaos

heraldscotland.com/politics/19558… While Ireland has increased its volume of exports in goods and services by 48.1% over the past five years, the UK has seen a decrease of 5.5%.

That puts it behind all thirteen neighbouring countries - and the only country to see a decline.

(House of Commons Library, IMF data).
Jan 15, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The real problem for @ScotTories is that these kind of offensive and toxic views are mainstream in the Conservative Party - from the top down.

There's nothing remotely surprising about this. From the Tory Vice Chair who said low income families should get vasectomies: independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
Jan 29, 2020 6 tweets 8 min read
The Tory government is under mounting pressure to accept Scottish Government proposals for a tailored migration system for Scotland.

SNP Westminster Leader @Ianblackford_MP urged Boris Johnson to listen to the evidence and devolve powers to the Scottish Parliament #PMQs @Ianblackford_MP SNP MP @AngelaCrawley30 raised the concerns of the Scottish food and drink sector who depend on the valuable contribution of thousands of EU nationals - and face staffing shortages under hostile Tory immigration policies #PMQs
Jul 28, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
So Boris Johnson's big announcement in Scotland is a rehash of growth deals already in discussion with just £300m shared with Wales & NI.

For context, the Tory government still owes Scotland £billions in missing funds and a No-Deal Brexit could cost Scotland £12.7billion a year ❌ This doesn't scratch the surface of the £400million that the UK Government has failed to invest in City and Growth deals in Scotland, in order to match the SNP Scottish Government's much higher levels of investment.
Jan 7, 2018 17 tweets 5 min read
Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to join cross-party efforts to stay in the single market and customs union is a threat to jobs, incomes, and living standards for millions of people across Scotland and the UK. Labour members should call him out before it’s too late itv.com/news/2018-01-0… We know that Tory plans to take us out of the single market and customs union would cost hundreds of thousands of UK jobs, and damage people’s incomes, living standards, and livelihoods for decades to come.