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Saturday, May 30th, 2015 @ 11:04AM

Positive visions, pupils and patients

Kezia wrote in the Press & Journal about the need to unite people and offer a positive vision, as well as focusing on the SNP exam disaster and A&E waiting times still failing patients. Striking a balance Alan Partridge, Labour-man Steve Coogan’s famous comic creation suffers a career set back…

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Monday, April 27th, 2015 @ 10:08AM

#Indyref2 and the choice in this election

With less than two weeks to go, Kezia uses her Daily Record column to focus on the SNP’s real intentions at this election, Ed Miliband’s different plan, and the hard working activists of the election. #Indyref2 “It wasn’t a no vote, just a not yet.” The words of the SNP…

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Friday, March 13th, 2015 @ 5:45PM

First Minister’s Questions 12 March

Kezia held Nicola Sturgeon to account at this week’s FMQ’s over her support of full fiscal autonomy for Scotland within the United Kingdom - meaning all tax and spending from Scotland remains in Scotland - and asked if this would result in the end of the Barnett formula and in turn,…

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Friday, March 6th, 2015 @ 12:37PM

First Minister’s Questions 5 March 2015

At First Minister’s Questions this week, only a few days before International Women’s Day, Kezia raised the topic of gender inequality in Scotland and questioned Nicola Sturgeon on the number of women in Scotland’s colleges and in engineering apprenticeships. Kezia’s key points: “It is quite clear from that answer that…

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Friday, February 27th, 2015 @ 10:09AM

First Minister’s Questions 26th February

Kezia once again highlighted the growing crisis in our NHS at First Minister’s Questions this week. Nicola Sturgeon tried to defend the SNP’s record on the NHS, critisising the Labour administration of eight years ago. Kezia quoted Dr Martin McKechnie, Scottish vice-president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine who said…

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:50AM

SNP are kidding themselves if they think free childcare record is a ‘massive success’

Kezia follows up from her questioning of the First Minister on childcare at FMQ’s last week by writing about the Governments track record on childcare in her Daily Record column.  “A MASSIVE success story” – that’s how Nicola Sturgeon described the SNP’s record on childcare in Parliament last week. Tell that to the thousands…

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Friday, February 20th, 2015 @ 2:22PM

First Minister’s Questions 19th February

Yesterday was the first anniversary of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. Kezia highlighted this at First Minister’s Questions, asking the First Minister about sufficient childcare for full-time working parents in Scotland, she said: “Today’s report confirms that fewer than one in six councils in Scotland are providing…

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Monday, February 9th, 2015 @ 10:24AM

Scotland’s NHS is critically ill

Kezia drops some truths about the state of Scotland’s NHS in her Daily Record column this week: If you want to take the pulse of Scotland’s NHS, listen to the beat of our Accident and Emergency Departments. They’re racing, staff are under severe pressure and starved of the resource they…

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Friday, February 6th, 2015 @ 1:45PM

First Minister’s Questions 5th February 2015

At First Minister’s Questions on 5th February 2015, Kezia asked the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about the governments record on NHS waiting times in Scotland. After asking the First Minister to tell the Parliament whether the number of patients in Scotland who wait more than 12 hours in accident and…

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 @ 11:13PM

Speech on female offenders

Kezia’s speech on female offenders to Parliament on 28 January 2015. I welcome the opportunity to devote Labour business time to female offending. It is to our collective shame that the female population of our prisons has doubled in the lifetime of this Parliament—especially as crime rates have fallen. I intend…

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:42PM

Are the SNP going for a core vote strategy?

You’re not going to believe this, but I accidently sat down in front of the telly on Saturday and found myself watching Alex Salmond’s speech to SNP conference. It’s always good to know thy enemy, but 30 mins of his bombastic inflections  on a Thursday lunchtime is usually more than…

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 @ 2:26PM

The Great TV Debate Debate

There is much to be read in today’s newspapers and blogosphere about the first great tv debate between UK party leaders. Not least the supposed outrage in Scotland that Alex Salmond wont be taking part. At my most petulant I would suggest that perhaps Mr Salmond could be asked to draw…

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