Category Archives: Alex Neil

Good to see free NHS 111 number promoted

I was pleased  today to see Alex Neil  promoting that ringing NHS 24 is going to be free in a few months’ time, using the NHS non emergency number 111. This makes an awful lot more sense than the Police chief … Continue reading

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Alex Neil, don’t you dare tell me I’m not a pretty sight

The Scottish Government has launched a campaign today called “Drop a glass size”, aimed at women to get them to cut their alcohol consumption. The theory is sound enough. Wine glasses come in all shapes and sizes and, of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Alex Neil, drinking mirror, drop a glass size campaign, Feminism, Health | 11 Comments

Please can we not have a cross-border bidding war over abortion!

It was only a matter of time before journalists, in the wake of Jeremy Hunt’s comments on abortion (that he favours a reduction in the time limit to 12 weeks), asked Alex Neil, the new Scottish health secretary, for his … Continue reading

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Is Equal Marriage under threat?

A consequence of the reshuffles north and south of the border is that the two ministers responsible for delivering same sex marriage has changed. You may remember my fit of pique the other day at the precious equalities portfolio being handed … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Neil, Equal Marriage, helen grant, Lynne Featherstone, Nicola Sturgeon | 1 Comment

Willie Rennie talks sense on bus services – Sunday Politics

Willie Rennie appeared on yesterday’s Sunday Politics along with SNP minister Alex Neil and Labour’s finance spokesman Richard Baker to talk about SNP cuts in grants to bus companies which have led to job losses, service reductions and what Willie … Continue reading


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Hume reveals heartbreaking homelessness statistics

I’ve long said that I want a Government to decide that it’s going to sort out housing. During my years working for Willie Rennie as his caseworker, by far the biggest tragedy I could see unfolding before me was housing. … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Neil, Ewan Hoyle, Holyrood, Homelessness, Housing, Jim Hume MSP | 6 Comments