Arguments made by John Swinney were dismissed by David Mundell. Mundell: We will continue to resist full fiscal autonomy. SCOTTISH secretary David Mundell and deputy first minister John Swinney clashed over further devolution powers when they appeared before Holyrood’s Devolution Committee yesterday. What an ARSE
THE Scottish Secretary has been accused of profiting from his government’s austerity cuts after accepting thousands of pounds in donations derived from a pawn shop. Tory MP David Mundell took £10,000 earlier this year from Glasgow-based landlord Stridewell Estates Ltd, some of which helped bankroll his general election campaign. Stridewell owns a single “investment property”, on Cowdenbeath High Street, which for the last four years has been leased to the Look@Me Pawn Shop.
The National view: Democracy, Tory style ... ‘We don’t care how you voted, you’ll do exactly what we say’. TO be honest, we were never convinced by Conservative assurances that they would consider seriously any amendments to the very limited powers proposed for Holyrood in the Scotland Bill. And so it has proved.
David Mundell: FFA would be a disaster. SNP's FFA amendment is voted down by Labour and the Tories An SNP amendment to the Scotland Bill that would give the Scottish Parliament full fiscal autonomy was defeated in a vote in the House of Commons last night by 508 votes to 56. A Labour amendment that would have set up a commission to analyse FFA was defeated 376 to 192 with Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell saying he did not ne
David Mundell opens Dumfries foodbank amid protests
David Mundell opened a foodbank in Dumfries as protesters campaigned outside Scotland's only Conservative MP has opened a foodbank in Dumfries as anti-austerity campaigners protested outside. They shouted "shame on you" as David Mundell left the Trussell Trust facility after the launch event. Earlier they had accused the Scottish Secretary of "sheer hypocrisy" for supporting the foodbank