No real ap­petite for an­other ref­er­en­dum

Rutherglen Reformer - - News Form The Pews -

Last week­end’s news about the draft­ing of a new in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum bill by the Scot­tish Govern­ment came as no sur­prise to any­one.

Rather than face up to the real is­sues we face in Scot­land and get on with the job of gov­ern­ing the coun­try, Ni­cola Stur­geon has opted for a fresh round of un­cer­tainty about our place in the UK.

Speak­ing to con­stituents, I see no ap­petite for an­other ref­er­en­dum as ed­u­ca­tion, health and the state of our na­tional po­lice force once again take the back burner.

I would urge the Scot­tish Govern­ment to think again be­fore push­ing through such a de­ci­sive is­sue.

The end of this month will mark my first six months as an MSP for Glas­gow.

So far I have spo­ken on the is­sues sur­round­ing child­care, women in the work­place, LGBT bul­ly­ing, hate crimes and the new em­ploy­ment ser­vices and wel­fare pow­ers that will be de­volved to Scot­land.

I will con­tinue to push the Scot­tish Govern­ment on is­sues that mat­ter to the peo­ple of Glas­gow.

As ever, I will be hold­ing reg­u­lar surg­eries across the re­gion. De­tails can be found on my so­cial me­dia pages and no ap­point­ments are nec­es­sary. If you have an is­sue I can help you with please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me at my new con­stituency of­fice on Mary­hill Road.Call in at any time be­tween 9am5pm on week­days or phone 0141 945 6465.

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