Ross Parker, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Fontem Ventures, on achieving Scotland’s new Tobacco Control Strategy
With just short of a week to go before the official independence referendum campaign begins, there is much talk about what happens at this journey’s end.
Is the contribution of world leaders and figures relevant in the constitutional debate, and will it influence the people of Scotland, for whom it concerns?
We are involved in an unseemly scrap of claims, counter claims, rancour, insults and barbs; but Scotland has changed and will continue to.
Jenny Marra MSP told Holyrood that she is currently representing women who have been accused of being “greedy” for exerting their right to equal pay and have had words like “avarice” thrown at them.
Our welfare bill starkly illustrates an economic strategy that has gone wrong, and the way to fix it is to think radically about the economy in which we operate.
Margo spoke with such intellect, gusto and passion that she demanded to be heard; it was seductive, intoxicating and it will be missed.
~People are desperate for Labour to engage, reconnect and recapture the heart and soul of Scottish politics but they are left wanting.
Scots had a choice in what they considered the left, but you couldn’t put a fag paper between the policies of Labour and the SNP at the last Scottish elections.
Always wanting to trump your opponent by being louder, bigger or ruder is a man’s game and one we should neither tolerate nor indulge in.
Once a party of inclusivity, Labour now condemns its critics and isolates dissenters who question whether it is right to simply oppose independence without offering a solution to Scotland’s ills.
If Scotland wants independence, then it needs to accept that change comes with some pain.
Carney was calm, he was balanced, he was a technocrat and he said very little.