Dr Philippa Whitford is MP for Central Ayrshire

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Dr Philippa Whitford is MP for Central Ayrshire and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

Dr Philippa Whitford has 39543 followers on Twitter.

Newly launched UK Young Academy is looking to build a network of UK’s best & brightest minds to help tackle some of society’s biggest challenges from climate change to social inequality through collaboration between early-career sector & industry leaders

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Former junior health minister Lord Horam said he had been 'rather warned off' attempts to look at 'other options' to address demands for compensation for haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis C. The government's position in 1995 was that no compensation would be paid.

We learn from the #BloodInquiry today that the fantasy arithmetic in #Scandal will be replaced with tested facts https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/news/expert-group-statistics-update @drewhendrySNP @BBCHughPym @cazjwheeler @IanKingSky @Dr_PhilippaW @DianaJohnsonMP @StewartMcDonald @MailOnline @Telegraph @thetimes #mankyGov

Great to host our @Bundestag counterparts fm #Germany led by the head of its @IPUparliament delegation @rbrinkhaus to meet MPs/Peers at @UKParliament for bilateral 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 exchanges & sharing perspectives on common challenges w/ thanks to @GermanEmbassy & APPG Chair @Dr_PhilippaW

Great to meet with @Dr_PhilippaW and ⁩@AlynSmith today at @scotgovbrussels to discuss UK-EU relations, in particular the important role of the Parliamentary Partnership Assembly, which is part of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Scottish Government Finance Secretary ⁦@_KateForbes⁩ announces £65m in military aid for the Ukrainian armed forces. This follows £7m for humanitarian and medical support. Great to see ⁦@scotgov⁩ backing Ukraine’s armed forces 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇦 https://www.gov.scot/news/further-help-for-ukraine/

Some sunny Brussels landmarks from my stroll in to another day of meetings with @Dr_PhilippaW in Brussels, nice to see the Saltire looking well over @ScotGovBrussels 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿This issue of #indyref2 is not going away. We are not going away.

🗳We would all rather Westminster acted like democrats and granted a Section 30 order.

🧑‍⚖️If not, we will go to the Supreme Court &, if need be, fight an election on the issue of #ScottishIndependence.

Of course the events in question were different but these events show how U.K. Parliament is simply unable to hold the government to account. Parliamentary accountability is a mirage. This should worry us all

This is v good. 👇👇 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/21/britain-russia-ukraine-europe-northern-ireland-protocol-brexit?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Having claimed credit for #NIProtocol to #GetBrexitDone in 2019, Johnson now plans to wreck it against wishes of majority in #NI. He is using #NI as he WANTS fight with #EU to rally his #Brexiteers & cling on to power!

I listened to Boris Johnson justifying his approach to Ukraine as a defence of international law and order. Tonight he is asking his Party to break that law in a Commons vote. I am sickened by the duplicity in this.

@johnredwood No John they sided with the maj of NI voters & businesses

Recent polling by @LucidTalk for @PostBrexitGovNI

The clear maj of voters in Northern Ireland (74%) prefer the UK-EU reaching agreement on the Protocol's implementation to unilateral UK action.

Remember when a few Tory MPs monetarily found their spines and condemned the law breaking protocol bill?

…by last night, they had lost them again

“Not a single Tory MP voted against the protocol bill” - via @IanDunt

Confirmation @bloodinquiry from Sir John Majors evidence that he’d have to view/sign off recommendations. Therefore is it prudent to ask if @BorisJohnson has seen #SRFStudy recommendations? @Michael_Ellis1 @SimonClarkeMP @RishiSunak if not, why not? #InfectedBloodInquiry

@itvnews ‘Bad luck’ 😱😱 How dare he call the biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS ‘bad luck’ ?

Appalling decision making and £m’s of profit ahead of patient care doesn’t matter eh?

He speeded up the deaths of 1,000s of Haemophiliacs and he calls it ‘bad luck’ 🤬🤬🤬🤬

Total drivel from Liz Truss and DUP on NIP at #houseofcommons #NIProtocolBill just now. Thankfully @Dr_PhilippaW made excellent points along with @stellacreasy @CarolineLucas and @SirRogerGale #BrexitBrokeBritain #ToryLiars

🏴‍☠️ Compelling from @Dr_PhilippaW. Govt says no need for checks GB-NI as UK standards close to EU's. They are - for now.

"But they're proposing a bonfire of EU regulations and already negotiating trade deals which would allow lower standard food &… http://dlvr.it/SSxbkq

Compelling from @Dr_PhilippaW. Govt says no need for checks GB-NI as UK standards close to EU's. They are - for now.

"But they're proposing a bonfire of EU regulations and already negotiating trade deals which would allow lower standard food & goods into the UK." #NIProtocolBill

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis shamelessly tells @SkyNews viewers

“There’s no political leader in any party in Northern Ireland who says the protocol is working”

THAT’S A BAREFACED LIE!

Don’t let them get away with it!

@FredgoldMartin @Michael_Ellis1 @bloodinquiry @IanLaveryMP @Dr_PhilippaW @BBCHughPym @wesstreeting @DianaJohnsonMP Exactly mate. Overall the recommendations are great and achieve a lot for what people wanted. Recommendations that can be implemented NOW, further ones once the inquiry concludes. #SRF oral evidence will just discuss his report. Hoping SBL gives a nod to it so over to Gov to act

The @DigiPovAlliance is working with Currys to help families in Ayrshire who need a laptop to get one. If your family doesn’t have access to a computer, you can apply. It’s not a loan or rental, it’s for your family, for good.

More info at https://digitalpovertyalliance.org/tech4families/

The @DigiPovAlliance is working with Currys to help families in Ayrshire who need a laptop to get one. If your family doesn’t have access to a computer, you can apply. It’s not a loan or rental, it’s for your family, for good.

More info at https://digitalpovertyalliance.org/tech4families/

🚜 2 million tonnes of surplus food goes to waste on our farms every year, whilst the cost of living crisis affects millions.Yet, lifeline funding to redistribute this food has been axed by UKGovt. I’m backing @FareShareUK’s #FoodOnPlates campaign to get the government to act.

I’m proud to be supporting World Continence Week this year. An estimated 6 million people in the UK are affected by continence problems and depend on safe urology appliances every day. Let’s make sure we continue to lead the way in ensuring patient choice and safety. #WCW2022

Prof Sir Nicholas Wald led the MRC Vitamin Study, proving that ADEQUATE folic acid pre-pregnancy prevents most neural tube defects. Hot off the press, the HPBL Advisor's latest article warns that the UK Govt plans to do ‘too little, too late’.
Read & RT: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09691413221102321

Wonder if we could get the U.K. Government to read this - and act on the evidence!

Folic acid and neural tube defects: Discovery, debate and the need for policy change - Nicholas J Wald, 2022 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09691413221102321

North Ayrshire Carers Centre is running a new, monthly Walk and Chat group for unpaid carers. Why not go along for a walk, a chat and a cuppa. See below for details. 👇👇👇

Brexit remains ‘open wound’ for EU citizens living in UK

‘the ramifications of Brexit still have such profound consequences” on EU citizens’s lives’ @CitzRights @WeAreSettled @EuropeStreet @euromovescot

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/23/brexit-remains-open-wound-eu-citizens-living-uk

Today—the 6th anniversary of the #Brexit vote—brings back sad memories for Scotland.

But stay hopeful. Each day that passes from the vote brings us a day closer to #ScottishIndependence & the restoration of our EU citizenship, something close to the hearts of so many Scots.

The Govt won't submit its Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny because it has already received over 12,000 Consultation responses - but also says it won't publish these responses.

Ask your MP: How can the Justice Sec justify this lack of transparency? https://bit.ly/3HIbFOl

And YES Brexit is making cost of living crisis worse. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/22/brexit-is-making-cost-of-living-crisis-worse-new-study-claims

Boris Johnson suggesting that Keir Starmer’s authority is undermined because Labour takes donations from the unions.

Meanwhile, just two days ago, the PM auctioned himself off for £120,000 to the highest bidder… https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/inside-glitzy-tory-summer-party-27293529

"Another Dutch man, 40, said: 'I moved here as part of the same philosophy; now feel that common idea is gone and I feel like an immigrant.'" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/23/brexit-remains-open-wound-eu-citizens-living-uk?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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