First Ministers Questions from Holyrood 1st.December 2011

Watch the video here http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/scotland/newsid_9649000/9649871.stm  and also follow the Twitter timeline from the bottom upwards…

pollyp Polly Purvis

#Iain_Gray MSP eleoquent on #FMQ this morning about youth unemployment – bbc.in/rFCF2Z

2 hours ago

tonigiugliano Toni Giugliano

@RuthDavidsonMSP got caught out again today at #FMQ. Whoever is advising her is setting her up to fail. #SNP @ScotTories

2 hours ago

edin1981 Bryan

First Minister to re-open National Portrait Gallery today – one of a series of new or refurbished cultural venues in #Scotland #fmq

2 hours ago

TweetHolyrood TweetHolyrood

RT @theSNP: FM says that even after Autumn statement UK is still cutting £3bn from Scotland’s capital budget #FMQ

2 hours ago

aidanskinner Aidan Skinner

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@twodoctors there should be some sort of forfeit required of MSPs for non-point of order points of order #fmq

2 hours ago

newsdirect newsdirect

Point of order from Ken McIntosh – he says his plans for Small Business Bonus scheme would see payments paid only to firms who employ #fmq

2 hours ago

twodoctors James Mackenzie

Christine Grahame asking a serious question about the interaction of double jeopardy and corroboration changes. First class work. #fmq

2 hours ago

theSNP The SNP

FM says that even after Autumn statement UK is still cutting £3bn from Scotland’s capital budget #FMQ

2 hours ago

newsdirect newsdirect

Graeme Day asks for a response to the Autumn Statement – FM says measures announced fall short of action required #fmq

2 hours ago

DazzaY Darren Young

There we go, we need independence before we can actually make sure the colleges have enough money…even though its there #sp4 #fmq

2 hours ago

twodoctors James Mackenzie

Great Puddin’s defensive response to accusations of shameless rightwingery is “but Labour are pish too”. True but irrelevant. #fmq

3 hours ago

grahame_case Grahame Case

Gray has become a Parody of himself.. #fmq

3 hours ago

theSNP The SNP

For info as with pensions UK Gov cuts Scotland’s block grant on basis of UK pension and wage plans. Need financial independence #fmq

3 hours ago

twodoctors James Mackenzie

TLOLITSP: “What’s the difference between the Tories and the SNP?” Answer: the latter favour independence. #fmq

3 hours ago

dhothersall Duncan Hothersall

Thank goodness Christine Grahame has finally got to ask a question at #fmq.

2 hours ago

littlegrumpyG Graeme Littlejohn

You know the FM is on shaky ground when his cheerleaders remain silent. SNP MSPs must know that college places are going in their area #fmq

2 hours ago

HolyroodDaily Holyrood magazine

Gavin Brown accuses FM of being “ungracious” re Autumn statement. Calls on him to welcome fuel duty and credit easing announcements #fmq

2 hours ago

HolyroodDaily Holyrood magazine

Until Scotland achieves financial independence our budget is dependent on decisions made elsewhere, FM says #fmq

2 hours ago

littlegrumpyG Graeme Littlejohn

FM is weak on college cuts. Resorted to quoting 9yo figures & talking about funding south of the border. Isn’t he the FM of Scotland? #fmq

2 hours ago

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

A Wee Wallie Ronnie Day! Only distracted from by the Orcadian handlebar moustache hanging off of Liam McArthur behind him… #FMQ

3 hours ago

newsdirect newsdirect

Jamie McGrigor raises the road closure at the Rest and Be Thankful due to a landslide and its impact on Argyll & Bute’s economy #fmq

3 hours ago

bellacaledonia Bella Caledonia

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@PeatWorrier Big Ecks ‘being gracious’ might not be others idea (poor wee Ruth Davidson) #FMQ

3 hours ago

theSNP The SNP

Early Intervenion Fund will help families and young people says FM. Early years taskforce looking at provision for vulnerable children #fmq

3 hours ago

newsdirect newsdirect

Davidson calls for the Chancellor’s announcement on free childcare for poorer families to be matched in Scotland – FM agrees to do so #fmq

3 hours ago

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

Will the First Minister “step up to the mark when Scotland is falling behind”. Envisage that cliché-mangle, if you can. #FMQ

3 hours ago

twodoctors James Mackenzie

Provisionally inclined to bill Ruth as The Irn Lady but it’s probably too soon. #fmq

3 hours ago

dhothersall Duncan Hothersall

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Oo! SNP independence-solves-everything bingo, I’m calling a line! MT @gerry_4 #fmq Let’s have independence & then we won’t have pension cuts

3 hours ago

HolyroodDaily Holyrood magazine

We stood with the people, says Gray. When is Alex Salmond going to stand up and do what he says, not just do theTory’s bidding, he asks #fmq

3 hours ago

MarkEMacLachlan Mark MacLachlan

@Hanzala_Malik looking like he’d rather be getting his gums on the outside of a Chicken Korma. #FMQ

3 hours ago

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

Iain Gray bitterly denounces the last whispy strands of Movember. “Gerremmaff!” #FMQ

3 hours ago

theSNP The SNP

First Minister will reopen the National Portrait Gallery today – one of a series of new or refurbished cultural venues in Scotland #fmq

3 hours ago

dhothersall Duncan Hothersall

To ask the First Minister if there exists an honest question to which he is prepared to give an honest answer? #fmq

3 hours ago

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