It gave me no pleasure to vote against the Withdrawal Agreement. As a Unionist first and foremost I could not in all good conscience support a plan that would treat Northern Ireland like a foreign country within our United Kingdom and impose a regulatory border down the Irish Sea.
No self-respecting nation would accept the reported terms of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, writes Ross Thomson MP. I campaigned for a Leave vote in 2016 because I believe Britain can thrive outwith the EU.
THERE IS MORE that brings together the nations of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland than divides us. The ties that bind go beyond nations to individuals. As citizens, we have built the UK together. We have traded together.
When the Chequers Plan communiqué winged its way to MPs and the media following a full day of debate at the Prime Minister’s country retreat, I was concerned at the lack of detail and what clearly looked to me like a number of areas where this much-heralded proposal would fall far short of the Pr
I have genuinely been overwhelmed by the level of public support as well as the cross party support for my on going campaign in the House of Commons to ban the use, sale and distribution of electric shock dog collars.
The Conservative Party is the most successful British political party. Our electoral record of success surpasses that of our political rivals. The Conservatives have been in office for the majority of the time that Britain has had a mass democracy.
Ross Thomson and Grace O’Keeffe have called on their Labour counterparts Callum O’Dwyer (Aberdeen South) and Orr Vinegold (Aberdeen North) to either back the Scottish party leader or the city group leader Jenny Laing.