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Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ruth Davidson (Glasgow) (Con)

2. To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S4F-02247)



Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ruth Davidson The First Minister has heroically tried to spin the words of the governor of the Bank of England as a win for him. They are not. We are the side that is advocating the best solution for Scotland, which is keeping the pound in its current stable form. We are the side that backs our banks having a tru...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ruth Davidson The issue for the First Minister is that he knows that the currency union that we have right now—one that works only because we are part of the United Kingdom—is the very best option for Scotland. The stability and security of the UK pound is trusted and understood the world over and that is why he ...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Ruth Davidson (Glasgow) (Con)

2. I add the heartfelt thanks of myself and my party to those of the First Minister to everyone who helped to put on such a fantastic Commonwealth games in Glasgow. I add to those who have been mentioned all the members of the police and the armed forces who helped to keep Scots and visi...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Ruth Davidson The First Minister is trying to lead the Scottish public up the garden path. He is trying to pretend to people that he could deliver a currency union with the rest of the United Kingdom if there were to be independence, but he knows that he could not. The First Minister often likes to pretend that h...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Ruth Davidson It is a slightly kamikaze approach from the First Minister to quote newspapers today. We can all trade quotes. He is so predictable that I have in front of me the text of the interview in June to which he refers:

“I think we’ve got to have a look at what is best for Scotland. ... I think ...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Ruth Davidson Thank you, Presiding Officer.

We have had a nonsense-on-stilts argument that a sovereign will will make currency union happen. However, if the First Minister’s preferred option was a link with the dollar, a yes vote by Scotland would not mean that Barack Obama would have to submit to the ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ruth Davidson (Glasgow) (Con)

2. To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S4F-02208)



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ruth Davidson We end this parliamentary term in a familiar place, with the Scottish National Party blind to the very real risks involved in leaving the United Kingdom and with expert analysis that points out those risks.

To take one example, this morning there was a new report from the Scotland Institu...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ruth Davidson As the First Minister well knows, Standard and Poor’s did not give an independent Scotland its highest credit rating: an economic assessment is only one of the measures that it uses. To say that it did is misrepresenting its views.

It sounds to me from that answer as though the First Mini...
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (T
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S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (
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S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Motion S4M-10843.1.2: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10154: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08707.1: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08501: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07619: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07499: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/08/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07133: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06569: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05988.2: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04594.1: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4F-02263: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02247: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02229: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02208: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02189: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02163: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21553: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21524: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21525: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21526: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>

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