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Conduct of the Prime Minister

EDM (Early Day Motion) 689: tabled on 07 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the disparaging and derisory comments made by the Prime Minister during Prime Minister’s Questions on 1 July 2020 in relation to Scotland’s coronavirus public health planning; rejects the Prime Minister’s inaccurate description of the Scottish Government as an administration; further rejects in the strongest of terms the Prime Minister’s assertion that there is no such thing as a border between England and Scotland; highlights that his language has roundly been perceived and reported as divisive and pejorative towards the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland; and calls on the Prime Minister to apologise for offending the people of Scotland with his use of language; acknowledges the importance of the codes of honour and good faith that underpin democratic institutions across the UK; and to reassert publicly, the claim of right for Scotland as first set out in the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, and endorsed by this House as recently as January 2020.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Central Ayrshire
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Dundee East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Dundee West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Glasgow North East
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Glasgow South
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
Stirling
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Glasgow North
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Aberdeen North
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Aberdeen South
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Angus
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
East Lothian
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Edinburgh East
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Edinburgh South West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Falkirk
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Glasgow Central
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Glasgow East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Glasgow North West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Glasgow South West
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Glenrothes
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Gordon
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Midlothian
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Perth and North Perthshire
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
West Dunbartonshire

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.