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Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ken Macintosh (Eastwood) (Lab) There have been too many political funerals in the past year. I was saddened by Sam Galbraith’s death earlier this week. He was a combative politician, but he somehow managed to be both spiky and very likeable at the same time. His death got me thinking about how far we have travelled since those he...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ken Macintosh I will in a second, perhaps.

Many political observers have commented that the SNP has tried to reinvent itself over the past couple of decades as a party of the social democratic left. I have highlighted previously my misgivings that populism is as powerful a force within the SNP as genui...

Meeting of the Parliament 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ken Macintosh Unfortunately, despite my attempts, Clare Adamson has made a very small party-political point rather than rise to the constitutional debate that we are having today. I acknowledge that it is difficult to put political tribalism behind us, but I am appealing to the SNP to try to do so after 18 Septem...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ken Macintosh (Eastwood) (Lab) Leaving aside the misstatements and inaccuracies of his so-called parliamentary statement, does the cabinet secretary acknowledge the irony of his remarks today when, under his plans for independence, Scotland will no longer be part of the NHS as founded by Nye Bevan? For the first time since 1948, ...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ken Macintosh (Eastwood) (Lab) I thank the cabinet secretary for her statement and for the direction of travel that she has indicated in terms of progressive and sustainable employment. The concept of decent work is one that we can unite around, although I observe that it stands in contrast to the Government support that is given...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ken Macintosh (Eastwood) (Lab) Too much of my casework in the past couple of years has been about welfare and, in particular, the impact of the welfare reforms. We are all aware that times have been tough and, just when families and individuals have needed to fall back on our welfare safety net, they find it withdrawn. People wit...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ken Macintosh I recognise the argument that Mr Thompson uses, but I believe that there are two answers. We in the Parliament should unite to use the Parliament’s powers to make a difference and protect the people of Scotland, but the argument is also fundamentally one for getting rid of the Tory Government at Wes...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ken Macintosh It is interesting that the SNP has modelled most of its policies on Labour policies; it has tried to copy Labour policies. There is not much difference between what the SNP presents as the position in an independent Scotland and what we would do in the UK; the question is simply about whether that i...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ken Macintosh I will do so.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has noted that the average age of the Scottish population will increase more rapidly than that of the UK, and the ONS projects that Scotland will have a higher and increasing dependency ratio in relation to those of pension age.

Mo...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ken Macintosh I put this to the Deputy First Minister yesterday. The SNP’s expert working group on welfare and constitutional reform said that we should end sanctions but called for a system based on “positive conditionality”. The Deputy First Minister recognised that that is sanctions by another name. Does the m...
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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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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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Motion S4M-10819: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10766: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10023: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09878: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09633: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08406: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07580: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07566: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07032: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06492.2: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22261: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22263: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22260: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22086: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22084: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22085: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22083: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22082: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21867: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21866: Ken Macintosh, Eastwood, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Question >>