What has Drew Hendry been up to today?
Drew Hendry is MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey and a member of the Scottish National Party party.
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Drew Hendry MP🇺🇦🏴 #ScotlandsChoice Follow
MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey SNP Spokesperson for International Trade Host of @Scots_Choice podcast
If Grant Shapps continues to meltdown at this rate, we're all going to have to start wearing hazmat suits in Parliament.
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The leader of @HighlandCouncil, Cllr Raymond Bremner, has highlighted the strategic importance of #GreenFreeport status, describing how the region has the potential to become a #powerhouse for #Europe. Read here: http://bit.ly/3ys41Vz. Photo Credit: Peter Jolly https://twitter.com/heraldscotland/status/1541662685212815360
Here’s a look at today’s front page of The Herald. Subscribe here for exclusive access: http://heraldscotland.com/subscribe and #BuyAPaper
@NicolaSturgeon 👮🏼 We're making sure we pay our police officers properly to reward their vital work.
🏴 Last year, officers in Scotland received a 7% pay uplift.
🏴🏴 In England and Wales, the majority of police officers received no pay increase at all.
@NicolaSturgeon FM: "Let me turn to issues around pay for police officers.
Negotiations of course are ongoing, but if you look at England and Wales, the lowest starting salary for a police officer is £21,654.
In Scotland, a new police constable starts on £26,737." #FMQs
Good luck to them. But I note that any time an SNP politician even approaches an airport, this lot lose their minds. International engagement is normal and should be so for all parties.
I honestly cant believe this has not had a lot more signatures? Please can everyone please rt and sign! @UnsungheroMark and many others are having to fight for benefits when they are dying, this is not right. My mum had her benefits removed after a shambolic f2f https://twitter.com/UnsungheroMark/status/1542432017698197505
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/613198 As I've said countless times terminal illness can strike anyone,after hearing the sad news about Dame Deborah you now see why this petition should be signed.The government can't keep penalising terminally ill people,so please help me help others by signing
Well, now. That’s awkward. https://twitter.com/RuthDavidsonPC/status/1542398609077014529
SNP Logic: We'll accuse 'Yoons' of being democracy deniers of they don't roll over on our #PretendyRef.
Scotland: "Um, we already voted - properly - on this, and you lost. And we don't want forced to go again next year."
SNP: "Toaries! Boris! Westminster! Democracy deniers!" https://twitter.com/electpoliticsuk/status/1542289245498490884
🏴 The campaign for independence is on, but only you can help us win.
🤝 Join over half a million people who pledged their support for Scottish independence: http://www.yes.scot/signup
🧵 And scroll down on this thread to see some of the ways you can help us build momentum.
@BWallaceMP astonished that CRIME RATES IN SCOTLAND ARE 40% per capita LESS THAN ENGLAND AND WALES.
In fact crime rates in Scotland have been less than E&W for circa 20 years.
I'm sure his apologies will be accepted by @NicolaSturgeon in good grace. @SkyNews @KayBurley https://twitter.com/ShonaHay72/status/1542059197231251456
Ben Wallace literally BLATANTLY LIED IN @SkyNews, quoting Nicola Sturgeon has allowed crime rates in Scotland to increase dramatically !! LIES, they are now at their lowest in DECADES !!
Very significant - the anti Brexit consensus in @ScotParl now broken. Indy supporting parties want to re-join the #EU. Anti Indy parties think they can “make #Brexit work” tho that is an impossibility and those parties flout the clear #EU preference of the Scottish people . https://twitter.com/rosscolquhoun/status/1542099236703059968
🥀 Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar making it clear for the first time on air that his party backs Brexit, whilst Scotland overwhelmingly opposes it.
🤷♂️ Yet he, and his party, doesn't think Scotland should have a choice over independence, despite Scotland voting for it.
“We must apply common-sense. There’s nothing controversial or unreasonable in the contents of the Bill”
@CMonaghanSNP used her Ten Minute Rule Bill today to highlight the practical, financial and moral arguments of giving people seeking asylum the right to work👏🏽
It used to be that Labour suspended councillors who formed coalitions with Tories. Now they suspend councillors who don't. https://twitter.com/Gordon_HC/status/1542087129450401793
Don't want to be in coalition with the Tories? Then you have no place in Scottish Labour.
Steve protests, every Parliamentary day, I believe, just along the street from my office in Parliament. Noisy? a bit. A basic, democratic, right? absolutely. This is simply wrong and yet another warning sign of what's wrong at the heart of Westminster.
"We don't have to agree with each other... but we have a basic human right, the right to protest"
Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray has his amplifiers removed by police as Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act comes into effect
Lisa Nandy - MP for Wigan - claimed to know what was in the best interests of people in Scotland today. I have my doubts🤨🧐
Interesting short thread - and a timely, local, reminder for those in the Tory and Labour Party that denying the democratic right for Scotland to choose will, certainly, backfire. #Referendum2023
Most telling convo yday with a group of 16 year olds at Inverness High. Though maj were Yes voting was clear minority no. But the No voters had two things in common 1) as with Yeses they didn’t identify as British at all, only Scottish 2) both would change mind if they felt…
📣 2022 is on course to be the most successful year of trainee doctor recruitment in Scotland in the last five years.
Another recruitment round will be held before the end of 2022.
'Embrace the challenge': Highlands urged to get ready for growth from 'exciting' Castle Stuar… https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands-islands/4470636/highlands-growth-castle-stuart-drew-hendry/?utm_source=twitter via @pressjournal @CastleStuart @cabotcapebreton @drewhendrySNP @InvernessChambr @TourismHighland @HighlandCouncil
Reality Check: Labour would prefer for Scotland to be governed by UK Tory Govts most Scots have not voted for. Talk abt "giving the game away." https://twitter.com/IanMurrayMP/status/1541784410063790080
The FM “we must rid our country of this Tory govt”.
We will use the next GE to keep them in power.
She’s given the game away.
@JordLaidler Was No now Yes. I now no longer believe the type of society most Scots wish for can be delivered in the UK. I think any country should be in charge of its own destiny.
With about 11 hours to go... Sec of State for International Trade @annietrev has pulled out of appearing in front on the @CommonsIntTrade to defend the UK-Austrailia Free Trade Agreement.
Reaction in Canberra will be fascinating. @latikambourke
@ScotTories I'll repeat.
Your Party asked the Scottish people to send the FM a message.
We demanded an Independence Referendum.
We also sent your Party a message.
We haven't voted for you since 1955.
Do you understand?
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans for a new referendum on leaving the UK, saying it is time to lead Scotland back into the EU as an independent country.
JUST IN: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her government proposes a new independence referendum be held on 19 October 2023
The question that would be put before voters: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" http://bloom.bg/3y0Kmuf
Here we go 🏴
I just joined the @theSNP. Join me! https://www.snp.org/join/member/
I’m back 😂 #stillyes
This is simply incorrect. Statements on Tuesday are normal. All parties incl Lab agreed to move drugs debate to Thursday once it was clear how many amendments had been put forward to legislation this afternoon and how long that would take, meaning the debate would be very late. 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.
⏰ 2:20pm, TODAY.
🏴 Scotland will choose its future in next year's #indyref2 - and @NicolaSturgeon will be outlining how. https://twitter.com/DaveDooganSNP/status/1541451436671778826
🗓 Tomorrow, FM @NicolaSturgeon will set out Scotland’s route to next year’s independence referendum.
🏴 The people of Scotland will choose our nation’s path forward.
📺 Tune in tomorrow at 2:20pm, at http://www.scottishparliament.tv
The reason the UK will have the lowest growth in the G7 next year is Brexit. We're not going to reverse the decline until we begin to remove the barriers - economic, social, scientific - that we chose to erect with the rest of our continent. That's not rocket science. Just say it https://twitter.com/UKLabour/status/1540960553186643970
Under this Tory government, Britain’s growth has ground to a halt.
And they are too distracted by their own failings to deal with it.
Labour has a plan to tackle the cost of living crisis and build a stronger, more secure economy.
👀 Alistair Carmichael hints Lib Dems cd entertain coalition at next elxn w/ Tories if Johnson goes
At present idea not a ‘realistic prospect’, but if Tories do ‘sensible, honourable thing’ & oust Johnson, ‘we cd be presented with a v different political landscape’
This decision is a culmination of deliberate efforts over decades to upset the balance of our law.
UK quietly drops ‘human rights’ and ‘rule of law’ from goals for Gulf trade deal https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-trade-deal-gulf-states-b2108051.html
💂 On #ArmedForcesDay, we pay tribute to all who serve and thank them for their hard work and sacrifice.
🤝 We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our armed forces, veterans and their families.
🧵We already have a #BillofRights: our #HumanRightsAct (explained by Prof Klug).
The Govt’s new Bill is actually a #RightsRemovalBill. It doesn’t introduce new rights; it makes it harder for us to access the ones we have.
Here's some key issues to write to your MP about⤵
🗳️ In 2021, pro-independence parties got more votes than ever, a higher vote share than ever, and an increased majority.
✅ 61% of people in Scotland recognise there is a mandate for #indyref2.
🏴 The mandate is clear - and Scotland will have a choice.
BREAKING: First comprehensive study of its kind shows half billion pound value of Scotland’s film and TV industries to the country’s employment and economic prosperity. Screen sector growth now aiming for billion pound success. Details via @screenscots https://www.screen.scot/news/2022/06/new-report-gives-first-clear-picture-of-the-economic-value-of-screen-sector-across-scotland
Despite trying to keep my ear to the ground there's still loads I missed from the 2014 #IndyRef campaign. This is a corker from Alistair Carmichael, then Secretary of State for Scotland, during the National Farmers Union Scotland debate. HT @RobboCam73
"It’s no coincidence that the very politicians the Human Rights Act holds to account want to see it fatally weakened,” says Amnesty International’s UK Chief Executive Sacha Deshmukh on the government’s new Bill of Rights.
Since @Jacob_Rees_Mogg is trending, let's take another look at that time he showed nothing but cold indifference to the harm he's caused British businesses (and the one begun by my beloved wife in particular), shall we? May it haunt him forever.
I've read & spoken to @FigandPen about the unmitigated disaster that Brexit has been for her business. Today, speaking for @theSNP I challenged Brexit Opportunities Minister to say how long she and thousands of others must wait for his promised "broad, sunlit uplands" to arrive
You have too many rights. So we’re going to take them off of you. https://twitter.com/bbcpolitics/status/1539534094383648768
"There's certainly been a human rights inflation"
Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab tells @ChrisMasonBBC such inflation has not been “subject to proper democratic oversight” and “undermined the credibility of human rights”
Catch Episode 49 in full on Youtube! Host @drewhendrySNP talks through the state of the Union with @CMonaghanSNP and @BrendanOHaraMP.
The uncontrolled glee with which the tories talk about the #RailStrikes is rather telling.
This glee is only matched by the utter hypocrisy from the @ScotTories. After screaming blue murder for @scotgov involvement in ASLEF issue, not one of then turned up to ask a question y'day
A new bill sets out a blueprint for establishing a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS), with the aim of ensuring the best possible outcomes for people accessing #care.
@scotgov @HumzaYousaf @KevinStewartSNP @ENABLEScotland
@marionmain3 @AndrewBowie_MP @markrowantree Network Rail - 100% owned by the UK Tory government, who aren't lifting a finger to try and resolve things. Not one little finger.
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Alister Jack caught red handed ramming through English legislation on devolved farming that could further damage Scotland’s exports to EU and with only a day’s notice. No wonder Jack calls Scotland ‘territory’. @ScotTories
The UK has trailed behind other European countries on rail for years and indeed for decades says @GavNewlandsSNP
The Tories are buying secrecy with a big shot QC - the man who represented them against the Windrush families, defended their dodgy covid contracts and argued that they could suspend parliament with impunity.
Don’t let them render FOI toothless.