The Scottish National Party swept to a majoirity of seats in the election for the Scottish Parliament held 5th May with an unprecedented 69 seats, giving it a majority position against opposition parties. In the South of Scotland, four constituency seats were won first past the post, however none in the Borders, Dumfriesshire or Galloway and West Dumfries. A further four list MSPs won places in the new parliament to represent those areas: Aileen McLeod, Dave Berry, Joan McAlpine and Paul Wheelhouse.
Scotland's largest political party and party of Government. Centre left and social democratic.
🙈 When the Scot Gov proposed a Scottish Visa, Tories wouldn’t even consider it.
🙊 When the Tories revealed their damaging immigration plans, Tories wouldn’t even go on TV to defend it.
🏴 It's the SNP that stands up for Scotland, the Tories only stand up for Boris Johnson.
New from @scotgov this week:
🌏 Progressive migration proposals
👩🏻🦰 Gender-balanced cabinet
🌷 Action on period poverty
👶🏻 Fairer family leave for councillors
🗳 Right to vote extended
🤦3 of many errors in the @ScotSecofState’s blog:
1) £25,600 salary threshold is still way too high - ~50% of Scottish workers would be excluded.
2) More & more businesses do favour tailored migration solutions for Scotland - e.g. @SCDInews.
3) @NFUStweets say 70K needed for SAW. https://twitter.com/proftomkins/status/1230807096247095296
A gentle reminder to those who watched that #BBCQT clip in desperation - #ScotlandIsOpen https://twitter.com/Scotland/status/1223165379821887489
🤷♀️ Tory MSP @ProfTomkins says “the SNP can bleat all it likes” about a separate Scottish visa.
🗞 But Tory immigration plans have been criticised by the farming, tourism, hospitality sectors and more - and Scottish Visa plans welcomed.
Are they “bleating”?