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Richard Leonard
Leader of . Let’s build a Scotland that works for the many, not the few.
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Richard Leonard 2h
“The silence from most of the world's capitals since US President Donald Trump posted racist tweets over the weekend has been almost deafening.” There should be unity in condemning his racist and misogynistic behaviour.
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Richard Leonard 4h
Scotland already has a thriving space industry and is a world leader in satellite construction. This week the industry took another small step forward and it could turn out to be a giant leap for supporting even more jobs in Scotland.
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Richard Leonard 23h
Trump telling Democrat congresswomen of colour to “go back” to where they came from is racist and disgusting language and is sadly just another example that the man is not fit for the office he holds.
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Richard Leonard Jul 13
Safe travels to everyone heading to today, especially comrades from Scotland. The ‘big meet’ is a fantastic example of community, tradition, and hope for the future. Solidarity from .
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Richard Leonard Jul 12
Universal Credit is making life a misery for thousands of people. It’s roll out should be stopped immediately.
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Richard Leonard Jul 12
A compelling piece from 's Pat Rafferty on the social care sector that is in crisis. It employs over 200,000 people whose job it is to support and care for our most vulnerable citizens.
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Fire Brigades Union Jul 12
Today firefighter Ewan Williamson, who tragically lost his life tackling a fire at the Balmoral Bar in Edinburgh, on this day in 2009. A memorial service will be held at Tollcross fire station in honour of his bravery and sacrifice.
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Richard Leonard Jul 10
Out with Kirsty Williams and the Scottish Labour team in East Kilbride. Kirsty will be an excellent councillor and fight hard to make sure her constituents get the services they need.
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Richard Leonard Jul 10
It was great to meet those that live and work at today. We had a wide ranging discussion on the positive contribution that people with learning disabilities make to our society and the importance of having the right support networks in place.
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Richard Leonard Jul 10
“Imagine the power of uniting the working class across the country – we would counter the huge power and wealth that sits at the top of society.” Excellent from .
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Richard Leonard Jul 9
Replying to @LabourRichard
But it’s not just Tory Brexit plans that are a threat to Scotland and the UK but Tory policies, including austerity and failed roll-out of Universal Credit which is why we need a general election to remove them from office. 2/2
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Richard Leonard Jul 9
Scottish Labour clarified that we support a public vote on any Brexit deal and shall campaign to remain in the EU, so we support UK Labour in their position. 1/2
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Richard Leonard Jul 7
Labour recognises that wealth and power is unevenly distributed across the UK, a situation that fails our country’s nations and regions. In power, Labour will transform our country so it works for the many.
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Richard Leonard Jul 6
An amazing turnout for ’s event in Ravenscraig. Labour governments at Holyrood and Westminster will deliver thousands of new green jobs to protect our environment and rejuvenate communities.
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Richard Leonard Jul 6
I’m out with the excellent team this morning speaking to the public about Labour’s plan to bring our country out of the crisis the Tories have created.
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Richard Leonard Jul 6
While the Tories threaten the very future of the UK, we are tapping into an understanding that the UK state needs to change if we are to secure Scotland’s place within it.
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Richard Leonard Jul 4
“There is no evidence that forcing people into destitution has any impact on the number of people seeking safety in the UK from persecution.” The hostile environment must end now.
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Richard Leonard Jul 3
In the face of climate catastrophe, we must organise and build a movement and . Join me, , & to launch our in this Saturday.  
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Richard Leonard Jul 3
The Scottish Parliament could be used as a bulwark against Tory austerity, instead it has been used to deepen their cuts.
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Richard Leonard Jul 2
Government needs to take the lead on tackling the climate emergency because big business certainly won’t. My column for :
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