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Thompson talks farming at PMQs

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Owen Thompson the MP for Midlothian told the Prime Minister today that the trade deal the UK has agreed with Australia will put Scottish farming, animal welfare standards and Scotland's growing food industry at...

Speaking to Owen Thompson MP

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Speaking to Owen Thompson MP over Zoom for this interview, it was clear that one of the reasons he enjoyed working from home was spending much more time with his young daughter.He explained that...

Thompson leads debate on support for small limited companies

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Owen Thompson MP is leading a debate in the House of Commons on Monday calling on the UK Government to provide greater parity in financial support for small limited company directors. The Midlothian MP...

Lifeline Universal Credit must not be cut

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Owen Thompson MP has called for the £20 per week rise in Universal Credit to be made permanent to help protect from poverty, and build recovery, as lockdown restrictions remain.Speaking during questions to the...

Thompson demands rejection of UK Government’s ‘attack on devolution’

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Owen Thompson MP called for Scottish politicians from all parties to reject the Internal Market Bill which he says will undermine decisions of the Scottish Parliament and the devolution settlement. Mr Thompson was speaking during the...

Midlothian MP criticises Prime Minister for refusing furlough extension

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THOMPSON SLAMS PM FOR TELLING EVENTS SECTOR TO GET BACK INTO WORK Owen Thompson MP criticised the Prime Minister Boris Johnson today at Prime Minister's Questions for refusing to consider extending furlough support for the...

MP wants benefits sanctions scrapped

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Owen Thompson MP for Midlothian called on the UK Government to rethink the plans to reinstate benefits sanctions after a three month suspension during the Covid-19 lockdown.Mr Thompson wrote to the Work and Pensions...

Coronavirus – furlough scheme extended

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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the various government schemes which pay employees who are on furlough due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be extended to the autumn.Those eligible under the Self-Employment Income...

Midlothian MP calls for swift action for business and workers

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Owen Thompson MP for Midlothian has called for swifter, clearer action from government to support workers and businesses devastated by the coronavirus crisis.Mr Thompson wrote to the Chancellor seeking greater clarity about the emergency...

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