MP for Gordon Constituency Richard Thomson has said this week’s King’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament was symptomatic of a government which is running out of road and ideas.
The King’s Speech – the first to be delivered in parliament by a King since 1951 – sets out the UK Government’s legislative plan for the coming Parliamentary Session, widely expected to be the last before a General Election.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“This threadbare King’s Speech shows the Conservative UK Government are bereft of ideas and have completely abandoned people in the North-east.
“While the Scottish Government is helping families with a council tax freeze and progressive policies like the Scottish Child Payment, the Conservatives are offering no help at all with the cost of living and no new powers for the Scottish Parliament - showing why independence is essential to deliver economic growth and boost household incomes.
“I welcome the Prime Minister admitting that change is needed, but that will not come from a tired government which has run out of ideas and run out of road, nor will it come from the continuity candidate in the shape of Sir Keir Starmer, who is wedded to the Conservatives’ cuts and economic decline.
“Independent European nations like Scotland are wealthier and fairer than the UK - so the question is, why not Scotland?”
Note: Photograph attached shows Richard Thomson MP in the House of Commons Chamber.