What has Christine Jardine been up to today?
Christine Jardine is MP for Edinburgh West and a member of the Liberal Democrat party.
Christine Jardine has 14872 followers on Twitter.
Popped in to the #SouthQueensferry Active Travel consultation event. It was very interesting and I wait to hear what my constituents think.#ActiveTravel
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Another Conservative broken promise means the Government is implementing a real terms cut in defence spending just at a time when we face the biggest threat in Europe since the Second World War. Our armed forces deserve better.
We need to focus on the issues affecting people everyday not an expensive referendum that the majority of people in Scotland don’t want.
Is this the same attention to detail we can expect from @SNP in all areas.. #ferryfiasco #censuschaos and general mismanagement of well... everything
When @BBCGaryR asked me about a "majority of seats" this morning on #bbcgms, I only picked up on "majority". Referenda, including de facto referenda at a UK General Election, are won with a majority of votes. Nothing else.
This would be a wonderful way to express our support and show solidarity to the people of Ukraine.
Wordle 375 4/6
Tragically, this says it all. They’re not taking their eye off the ball, they were never looking at it in the first place. Everything is secondary to division, including the welfare of the most vulnerable. https://twitter.com/michaeljmarra/status/1541784444591374339
Due to the First Minister’s statement on her referendum bill the debate tonight on Scotland’s drug deaths has been postponed.
We could work together over the next 18 months to not only change, but to save people's lives. The First Minister's priorities are not the priorities of Scotland, but of her party.
Time and time again, this government have demonstrated their inability to tackle fraud.
Today, Liberal Democrat MPs welcomed their newest colleague @RichardFoordLD to parliament.
What an honour to be part of this ceremony today as a new councillor! Big thanks to all of the impressive staff who made everything run smoothly, very aware a LOT of planning goes into these events. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1541434519412252672
🔑 Holyrood Week 2022 has begun with the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. During the ceremony, The Queen was symbolically offered the keys to the City of Edinburgh by the Lord Provost on the day of her arrival.
It was a pleasure to speak at the event this evening '25 Years On: Hong Kong and the Suppression of Freedom' @thecfhk @HJS_Org
@MarkLClifford talking about the collapse of free press in #HongKong over the last 3 years due to #China's interference and crackdown on the city. On a panel with @finnlau_cd and @cajardineMP @thecfh @HJS_Org
One of my earliest memories is singing along to the #Beatles. Let it Be expresses my own deepest emotions. But #Glastonbury2022 - different class @PaulMcCartney different class
It is such a relief to see the full return of these events. An Edinburgh summer at its unmatchable best.
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That was close
Excited by @LibDems by-election wins... fancy this? #winninghere https://www.libdems.org.uk/media_officer_2022
I read this with utter disbelief and actually horror and agree wholeheartedly with @DameDeniseMina We are not child-producing vessels for any church
My devout Catholic gran had 15 babies and died of a heart condition at 51 after 6 years of being bed ridden. Thanks everyone
Love this woman @cher and this is just one if the reasons why 👇
If Every time Men Had Sex,
They Risked Death, Physical Disability,A Life Altering Interruption In Their Education,Or Career, & The Sudden Life Long
Responsibility For Another
Human Being,I Think
They’d Expect A Choice
In The Matter
This 👇 from @MichelleObama says it perfectly
My thoughts on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
My heart breaks for all the women and girls in the USA who will now have no choice over their own bodies and futures. Liberty , freedom of choice and human rights are all now under threat #RoevWade
"So many people who voted Conservative all their lives are angry, upset and disappointed in this government.
The farmers and pensioners feel let down, families are squeezed.
All these things contributed to this historic victory today."
A swing of 29.9% puts the Tiverton & Honiton result among the best ever by-election swings in British political history.
The people of Devon have sent a clear message: It's time for Boris Johnson to go.
BREAKING: Liberal Democrats declare victory in Tiverton & Honiton.
@cajardineMP: "This is looking like a clear win. The people of Tiverton & Honiton have spoken up for the country."
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What you so when waiting for an election result
You have been absolute stars ⭐️
Thank you to everyone who's contribute to this campaign in any way, shape, or form. We've been so proud to be a part of it, and win or lose, @RichardFoordLD has been a stellar candidate and has done the party proud 🔶️
Huge congratulations to Mark Williams, our newest Liberal Democrat by-election winner and Councillor for Highley, Shropshire!
Congratulations to Corstorphine's Prana on this brilliant achievement! Edinburgh Indian restaurant named city's best at Scottish Curry Awards 2022 https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/best-in-edinburgh/restaurants-bars/edinburgh-indian-restaurant-named-citys-24272447?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
If you live in #TivertonandHoniton please VOTE @LibDems. This is the worst #PM and worst government in history we have a chance to weaken them and remove #Johnson from #Number10.
You know what to do. Vote for @RichardFoordLD & sending #Johnson packing. #VoteLibDem
Happy 200th Birthday to the #royalhighlandshow back after ita covid break... I'll be dropping in on Friday
Three hours and 13k steps later we all sat down again.
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"This Chancellor has hiked taxes time and time again, refusing to slash them to help with the cost of living emergency.
Even when we know slashing VAT is a sure-fire way to help families while keeping inflation under control."
On 27/6, we are going to discuss how Hong Kong has been crushed by the Chinese Communist Party🇨🇳 despite the UN-lodged Sino British Joint Declaration.
Join us in the 🇬🇧House of Commons:
📍Committee Room 9, UK Parliament
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People and businesses are being failed. It is not good enough for the Secretary of State to sit on his hands.
If Grant Shapps isn't willing to help, he should make way for someone who is. Ordinary people are being let down.
I can’t get a train (strikes), plane (Brexit) or use my car (petrol prices) tomorrow. Can I borrow your horse and cart please @Jacob_Rees_Mogg?
"This is like a determined effort to waste as much taxpayers’ money as possible. Each day they trash the British tradition of treating people with respect.
"It’s time they did the decent thing and just gave up on this farce of a policy."
"A by-election deep in once-safe Conservative territory threatens to upend British politics."
'If he's not interested in actually trying to help, then he should get out the way and let someone who actually is do the job'
Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrats Treasury spokesperson, calls on Grant Shapps to resign
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No matter how hard I try I know I cannot appreciate what it is to flee with only what you can carry. Leave your life behind. I'm taking time today to think about those who do. #WorldRefugeeDay
Happy #WorldRefugeeDay! 💛
When they have no choice but to flee, refugees can only carry so much. But what refugees bring — generations of dreams, experiences, traditions— is so much more.
RT this video—narrated by refugees themselves—if you stand to make #RefugeesWelcome.
"There have been assertions that this time we will have a respectful debate, but they were no sooner made than Angus Robertson MSP was questioning whether the views of elected MSPs from other parties mattered."
This misses the point. I voted for & campaigned to stay in the EU. I respect the ECHR. I have been at least as critical of this Government as ANY SNP MP. But like the majority voted to stay Scottish & British. That should be respected
@scotlibdems @cajardineMP Respect - when 62% of Scots vote to stay in the EU?
Respect - when enshrining ECHR into legislation for children is rejected by a foreign court?
Respect - forcing GM crops on Scotland?
Respect - delivering #theVOW? Remember the vow?
The Government could do something to resolve this situation yet Ministers haven’t met with the RMT for well over a month.
I am Scottish& British and proud of it. When the SNP decry the UK they belittle who I am. #stillno #notoindyref #UK #SCOTLAND https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/for-many-of-us-these-constant-attacks-on-westminster-show-a-lack-of-respect-for-who-we-are-christine-jardine-3736372
On June 19, 1865 the Emancipation Proclamation was announced in Texas, 2 years after slavery was made illegal, marking the end of slavery in the U.S.
#Juneteenth celebrates freedom, equality, & the commitment to progress.
And it is now a federal holiday in the U.S. 👏