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.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/aug/06/a-historic-wrong-government-set-to-announce-compensation-for-victims-of-contaminated-blood-scandal?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR3i9UuVwEGjsu7-FcQOQRVwTHCEvPsgZux4cr6lDkkj-ZuNaLkw_x4tsgs&fs=e&s=cl @ScotNational @Dr_PhilippaW @ChrisStephens we need the whole Robert Frances report started on now! Let’s avoid all future, predictable, structural delays @ChrisStephens @PeteWishart @DianaJohnsonMP @jessphillips @GwynneMP @ronniecowan #mankyblood

Aye find out your future in the Times, I hope they don’t try and avoid the widows as not clear here @cazjwheeler ? @Dr_PhilippaW @drewhendrySNP @PeteWishart do remember this is still a fraction of what’s due if Frances Framework to be full enacted @@ChrisStephens #mankyblood

.@Dr_PhilippaW on the #InternalMarketAct in today's @ScotNational
"I don't think we've made people in Scotland understand just how much the Act reverses devolution."
#IndyRef2 #IndyRef2023

We have engaged significantly with people with lived experience throughout creating our new, better Scottish social security system.

We want people to get benefits they are entitled to!

We will always start from a position of trust.

Dignity | Fairness | Respect


Adult Disability Payment available for new applications nationwide from 29 August.

People can apply online & get support locally to complete forms. Also independent advocacy from @VoiceAbility.

People on PIP & DLA will have their awards transferred automatically to @SocSecScot.

40% of people on Universal Credit are actually in work. 56% of people in poverty are in a working family. 7 in 10 children in poverty are in a family where at least one parent works - all this says much more about those running the country then those claiming benefits! https://twitter.com/peterstefanovi2/status/1555831590940545025

Peter Stefanovic @PeterStefanovi2

Last night Rishi Sunak outrageously blamed welfare claimants for high inflation & Brexit Labour shortages

Imagine his shock when he finds out the majority of people claiming benefits are either in work or seeking work!

I dunno man. Waking up every day and reading about whatever mean spirited brain dead nonsense these two have come up with while the country falls apart around us is rather exhausting. Like a marathon to the end of your moral tether.

1/ SCOOP: Important scoop from @JosephineCumbo @FT @SarahNev

“As the @TheBMA has repeatedly highlighted, it is within the gift of the Treasury to fix this by urgently amending the Finance Act to prevent senior doctors from being forced to retire,”

Pls share widely / RT

In January 2020, just before the pandemic, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health put out a devastating report on the impacts of poor indoor air quality on our children's health.
They issued a call to action.
Covid has only underlined the importance of that call...

Yes Prestwick will be holding their next street stall tomorrow 6 August from 11am on Prestwick Main St.
Please stop by should you have any questions or just to say hello.
@Siobhianayr @Dr_PhilippaW @Iancochrane2014

ECHR Article 2 guarantees the right to life & Article 3 prohibits torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Which bit is “too broad” @RishiSunak?

"As Conservatives members from across the UK debate their choice of future Prime Minister, those of us who are supportive of international aid spending can only fear the worst about its future."

✍️ I've written for the Scotsman on independence and aid.


@msm_monitor @isthisab0t @trussliz @PeteWishart @Peston @STVKathryn @STVColin @TommySheppard @Dr_PhilippaW @mstewart_23 @ruth_wishart @LesleyRiddoch #youYesyet?

James O'Brien reacts to Liz Truss's "gross" suggestion that she would just "ignore" the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon if she becomes PM.


How the hell can a prospective PM…

Who will be elected by 0.3% of the population

To be leader of the Conservative & Unionist Party, no less

Publicly say she’ll "just ignore” the democratically elected leader of the 2nd largest nation in the UK?!

…reckon she’ll regret that.

Fri 29/7/22 @bloodinquiry chair recommended an interim payment to those registered on the schemes, no less than £100,000, ‘without delay’. Today is Mon 1st Aug @Michael_Ellis1 @hmtreasury what does ‘without delay’ mean to you? #ContaminatedBlood @IanLaveryMP @Dr_PhilippaW

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Introduced the Scottish Child Payment to tackle child poverty.
🇬🇧 Imposed Universal Credit cut on families.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Invested in affordable housing and free childcare.
🇬🇧 Tax cut for the wealthiest.

🤝 Let's build a fairer country with independence, free from Westminster control.

More hypocrisy from Gordon Brown - calling out Boris for 50 House of Lords peerages. Over 400 cronies were ennobled under Tony Blair and his Brownness who promised radical reform back in 1997. @ScottishLabour

If anyone knows of any leads on part time jobs that would allow remote working let me know.

Previous experience in a constituency office/casework so would like to stay in politics sector if possible but also keen on legal stuff/whiling to learn!

Retweets would be lovely🥰

@jackiebmsp @scotgov Obviously nothing to do with this - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/feb/26/the-glasgow-effect-examining-the-citys-life-expectancy-gap-a-photo-essay During the 1970s and 80s Glasgow was in a “managed decline”. Unbeknown at the time, the city was starved of funding from Westminster. And the red tories are happy for Scotland to be at the mercy of Westminster, smh

@jackiebmsp @scotgov And @jackiebmsp knows that the real solution requires a radical change in our approach to drugs and she equally knows that the Misuse of Drugs Act is a reserved matter. A hollow vessel. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/05/portugals-radical-drugs-policy-is-working-why-hasnt-the-world-copied-it

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@JasonEvansF8 @cabinetofficeuk @bloodinquiry How quickly do The Government/ @Michael_Ellis1 have to respond this these recommendations.
Is there a legal timeframe for instance. @Collins_Law @DianaJohnsonMP @Dr_PhilippaW @BBCHughPym @pkelso
@AndyBurnhamGM @andreajenkyns #ContaminatedBlood🩸 #InfectedBloodInquiry

@Dr_PhilippaW @drewhendrySNP @JohnSwinney @NicolaSturgeon It’s a start but far from the end of this but ground work on the rest needs to begin. @Michael_Ellis1 @trussliz @RishiSunak it’s only the credibility of the Inquiries Act at stake after all @_KateForbes @WayneDavid_MP https://twitter.com/thepugnews/status/1553042419700072450

The Pug @thepugnews

Inquiry judge recommends first ever compensation for more than 4,000 victims of scandal. (Latest news at http://newspug.com) https://www.bbc.com/news/health-62341459

@SkyNewsBreak https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/sites/default/files/2022-07/Infected%20Blood%20Inquiry%20Interim%20Report.pdf read the chair of @bloodinquiry report, it explains it fully. It’s now down to @Michael_Ellis1 @cabinetofficeuk @hmtreasury #ContaminatedBlood

Chairman of the Infected Blood Inquiry Sir Brian Langstaff says an interim compensation payment of no less than £100,000 should be made to each of the victims of the contaminated blood scandal "without delay"

For more on this and other news visit http://trib.al/Rx0iR33

@Emma5News @bloodinquiry On “interim” compensation, and in a bold move sets a test for the true value and accountability provided by the 2005 inquiries act @bloodinquiry today state accountability is tested! @DailyMirror @Dr_PhilippaW @ThompsonsPat @STVNews Do we need a new inquiry system @drewhendrySNP

Further coverage from @lauren_gilmour4 in @ScotNational from todays @bloodinquiry https://www.thenational.scot/news/20586155.infected-blood-inquiry-ex-minister-said-payments-victims-scotland-mistake/ #ContaminatedBlood We still wait, we’re still dying @Michael_Ellis1 FYI @IanLaveryMP @Dr_PhilippaW

‘The Health and Care Act recently passed by the UK Parliament1 builds on these three decades of market encroachment to such an extent that England is now moving decisively toward a marketized, two-tier, mixed-funding system with several similarities to the United States.’ 😡 https://twitter.com/Dr_PhilippaW/status/1552589487586398208

Dr Philippa Whitford @Dr_PhilippaW

Dismantling the National Health Service in England - Peter Roderick, Allyson M. Pollock, 2022 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00207314221114540

Deputy PM @DominicRaab admits @GOVUK opposition to #Indyref2023 is grounded in fears of losing control of #Scotland’s rich resources at #PMQs today. That's why there is such a determination to shackle Scotland to a failing Union #ItsTime #ANewScotland #WhyNotScotland #IndyRef2👇

4/5 The fact that my constituent faces the death penalty should focus minds in the UK @FCDOGovUK that business as usual with the #Indian government cannot continue until Jagtar is released, in line with its own pronouncements on arbitrary detention cases

2/5 It's incredible that it has taken 1727 days to get to the point we're at, given the serious concerns about #Jagtar's torture, mistreatment, and coerced confession whilst imprisoned in India.
government to act.

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