Category Archives: Kezia Dugdale

Loss of public service jobs

The potential loss of EU talent has emerged as a key concern of Scotland’s public services, according to new research by the BBC. Read more by clicking here Scottish Labour for the Single Market co-chair Kezia Dugdale said: “This extensive research shows the devastating consequences of the Tories’ hard Brexit. “We know that 80,000 jobs […]

Dugdale – we cannot sit this fight out

*This article first appeared in the Daily Record on 12/06/18* By Kezia Dugdale NEARLY two years after the EU referendum, by the end of this week we will finally have a better idea about what Brexit is going to look like. Is it going to look like the kind of Brexit that Boris Johnson, Nigel […]

Mo Mowlam – a political hero

By Kezia Dugdale MSP   *This article first appeared in the Daily Record on 10/04/18*   Many moons ago, I trained to be a Labour Party Organiser. This was a serious business because organisers were, and to this day are, the worker bees behind politicians – the ones who get things done. The training was […]

One year to fight for a better, shared future

By Kezia Dugdale MSP *This article first appeared in the Daily Record on 27/03/18*   This Thursday marks the one-year countdown to Brexit. One year left to prevent the single biggest political and economic crisis we’ll face in our lifetimes. One year left to fight for the jobs and protections that the EU provides. There […]

Economic experts warn leaving Single Market would be a ‘disaster’

Experts today told a Holyrood committee that leaving the European Single Market would be a ‘disaster’ for Scotland’s economy. Providing evidence to the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, MSPs were warned of the risk of a major GDP loss if there is a hard Brexit. Three members of the Council of Economic Advisers spoke […]

The Labour Party cannot sit idly by

  By Kezia Dugdale MSP     *This article first appeared in the Daily Record on 13/03/18*     The Labour Party has a responsibility, above all others, to fight for the jobs and protections that the EU provides. That’s why I helped to form a new campaign group, Scottish Labour for the Single Market, […]

Kezia Dugdale’s speech to conference fringe

Speech by Kezia Dugdale MSP   Scottish Labour for the Single Market fringe   Scottish Labour annual conference, Saturday, March 10, 2018   Thank you for coming to discuss what is likely the single biggest political and economic crisis we’ll face in our lifetimes – Brexit. Let me start by being 100 per cent brutally […]

We need to remain in the Single Market AND Customs Union

By Kezia Dugdale MSP   LAST week, I was forced to hand my phone in and sit behind a closed door so that I could read the UK Government’s Brexit impact papers – under the watchful eye of two civil servants. I’m not allowed to reveal what I learned. But I can tell you that […]