Richard Gordon Thomson is MP for Gordon

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Richard Gordon Thomson is MP for Gordon and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

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Delighted to meet earlier with Ceann Comhairle @SOFearghail_TD, Speaker of the Dáil Éireann; and Minister of State @podonovan, at a reception to mark their visit to the House of Commons.

I was interviewed earlier today on @SkyNews about yesterday's announcement from @NicolaSturgeon
on plans to hold Scotland's independence referendum in October 2023🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🗳️

The full exchange - which includes a discussion on defence spending - is online here:

The law society of Scotland identified a number of provisions that it believes to be inconsistent with the U.K.’s international law obligations says @RThomsonMP

Followed by a thoughtful, constructive and diplomatic speech by my friend and colleague @RThomsonMP This is a bad bill that should be voted down. As I type @theresa_may now speaking and stating this is a bill that should not pass.

At the start of a big week in WM it was good to make my debut on Radio 4’s Westminster Hour alongside ⁦@William_Wragg⁩ ⁦@karinsmyth⁩ ⁦@katyballs⁩ and @BBCcarolynquinn - if you didn’t hear us live, put the kettle on and take a listen 📻 👇🏻

Goodness. It seems that no Ministers - not even @ScotSecofState Alister Jack or peerage-buyer Malcolm Offord - was able to go on #bbcgms this morning to, erm, ‘suck it up’ about their party’s twin by-election gubbings last night. Poor show, chaps. Poor show…

A fitting farewell today at @EllonKirk as the community paid its respects to Alan Cameron. A former Academy Rector, Councillor and force behind so much that is good in Ellon, he’ll be remembered fondly & missed greatly. It was a pleasure to know you Alan.

Delighted to be able to join @rickyboleto @DGMensah & the team behind @BBCNewsround this evening, to help mark the 50th anniversary of a programme which meant so much to me when I was younger and now means so much to my own children. Here’s to the next 50 years! 📺

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Having made the case at Westminster for a Green Freeport model, I welcome this bid which can help meet Scotland’s net zero ambitions, supports the local economy, and upholds high standards of environmental protections and fair work practices.

My @AberdeenSNP colleagues & I have written to the BBC asking them to consider Aberdeen as the host city for next year’s #Eurovision We have the venue, we have the infrastructure & we have the atmosphere. #EuRowieVision 🇪🇺

Calls made for 'perfectly placed' Aberdeen to host next year's Eurovision song contest at P&J Live - Aberdeen Live

Great to be able to attend the @aberdeenuni science teaching hub launch this pm and to see this wonderful new teaching facility being opened by Prof Chris Jackson. What a boost it will be for students, academics and the scientific community more generally across the NE 💻🔬🧪🦠🎓

Laughter in the House of Commons as the Paymaster General Michael Ellis says that "the Prime Minister maintains the highest standards in public life, and will continue to do so."

I spoke in yesterday's HoC debate on Passport Office delays. Too many people are having to put not just travel plans but also their lives on hold while the current delays in issuing passports continues. The UK Government needs to get a grip of this. Now.

STREAMING NOW: State of the Union with @CMonaghanSNP and @BrendanOHaraMP.
How did things get so bad? Is there any end to the sleaze, scandal and corruption? Is change even possible within the UK?
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Many independent European nations are more successful than the UK.

So why not Scotland?

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Refugees must be treated with respect and their cases assessed responsibility and swiftly, just as we would hope to be treated if our fates were different. I have signed a cross party letter to the PM calling for him to halt the deportation of refugees to Rwanda #StopTheFlights

On the day the UK Government launched its food strategy, I challenged the Secretary of State to get to grips with the rising input costs, Brexit trade barriers and labour shortages facing food producers if he wants to tackle the #CostOfLivingCrisis 🚜🌾🥘

My June newsletter is now live. Highlights include:

🍾🥳🤥Sue Gray report published
❌Botched Brexit and the NI Protocol
🪦 Funeral Plan Finance Concerns
🔎Questioning Carbon Capture progress
🪪 DVLA delay update
🏞️Out and about in the constituency

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"In Monday's confidence vote, @borisjohnson secured the support of just two out of Scotland's 59 MPs. That means out of the massed ranks of his Scottish Conservative colleagues, he got as much support as there are pandas in Edinburgh Zoo." 🐼

He needs to go.

#PMQs @scottories

.@RThomsonMP: "The Prime Minister got as much support from MPs in Scotland, as there are pandas in Edinburgh Zoo.

If he won't do the decent thing and resign as Prime Minister, surely he should write a letter of resignation to himself as Minister for the Union." #PMQs

I spoke today in a timely debate on upholding standards in public life. The UK Government must implement *all* of the recommendations of the 'Standards Matter 2 review', not just those that happen to suit the Prime Minister... via @YouTube

Results of Leadership ballots in sitting Conservative PMs

2022-Boris Johnson-59%
2018-Theresa May-63%
1995-John Major-66%
1990-Margaret Thatcher-55%
1989-Margaret Thatcher-91%


The Scottish Child Payment recently doubled to £20 per child per week and will be increased to £25 by the end of the year, supporting over 100,000 children. The UK Government could and should follow up with an increase to Universal Credit to help those most in need right now👇

🎼🎶🎶”This is the self-preservation society…”

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Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban single-use plastics after law passed at COP26 comes into force.

📈 Foreign direct investment in Scotland significantly outpaced the UK and Europe in 2021, an @EYNews survey has revealed.

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💼 While Tories party, @ScotGov is getting on with the day job and delivering for Scotland.

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