Here are a selection of videos that I have made, as well as recordings of my speeches in Parliament.


Reacting to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Kenny MacAskill MP said: “The poor are paying the price for the follies of Tory elites.  The offerings announced today remain inadequate to address the harm already done with much worse to come. “The failure to fully compensate families facing soaring energy prices is a shameful betrayal of fuel poor Scots. When Scotland has abundant energy… Read more »

Opposition Debate: Potential Merits of Enabling the Public to Call A General Election – 15 November 2022

Speaking in Labour’s opposition debate on the industrial future of Britain I once again stated the huge offshore wind potential in Scotland. Even Boris once described it as the Saudia Arabia of wind. If Scotland can do from wind what Saudi Arabia has done from oil, I’ll be very happy. Contracts? jobs? It’s just absurd. More here 👇

COP26 Debate – House of Commons – 21 October 2021

Global warming is the issue of our time. It challenges not just humanity, but every other species – it is not just us ourselves that live on this planet. We are doing incredible harm to animals and wildlife that lack the consciousness of what will become of them thanks to us. Watch my contribution to the debate below.  

Universal Credit Cuts – Scotsman Article – 16 September 2021

I reshared a posting on my personal facebook page from Newsthump a satirical site that’s witty yet caustic. It was a picture of Theresa Coffey, the Work and Pensions Minister, with a caption declaring “majority of Paralympians fit for work” and suggestions of benefit rules changes to come. Some friends thought it was true, giving vent to their spleen in… Read more »

Nationality & Borders Bill (Second Reading) – 20 July 2021

My speech on opposition of the Nationality & Borders Bill (second reading). I am concerned about the manner in which immigration policy is being taken amongst the most vulnerable.

Voter ID Debate – 13 July 2021

My speech for the Voter ID debate which took place in Westminster Hall. 50 years of political experience tells me that it is not necessary.

International Aid Debate – 13 July 2021

My speech on International Aid debate. I voted against the proposed cuts, but shamefully those on the Tory Benches voted it through. We are all part of the human race and need to protect everyone. By protecting everyone we are protecting ourselves.

Questions to Cabinet Office – 08 July 2021

I outlined to Mr Gove that whilst polled public attitudes towards the Union may be hidden, the private attitude by the Prime Minister to devolution is clearly known and hostile. The choice for Scotland is between an integrating Union under the Tories or independence. Know which option I would prefer!

EU Settlement Debate

I was happy to support the SNP Motion on the EU settlement debate.  Immigration is seen as a threat and a danger south of the Border.  Here in Scotland immigration is seen as a necessity, full of opportunities and is to be supported. The EU settlement is causing extreme fear. We need people to come to our country.  We need… Read more »

Protections for Bloggers

My question to the Attorney General asking for a commitment that bloggers are equally entitled to protections afforded to the mainstream media.