Kenny MacAskill MP

Kenny MacAskill MP

Last seen: 9 months ago

Born and brought up in the Lothians. Kenny was a lawyer in Edinburgh for many years before being elected to the Scottish Parliament. Representing Musselburgh for many years he also served as Justice Secretary. Stepping down in 2016 he has been writing for newspapers and magazines as well as authoring several book including a biography of Jimmy Reid. Currently Member of Parliament (MP) for East Lothian since 2019.

Member since Jan 6, 2021

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Holyrood
Alba Party will worry the SNP and the Greens, but appeal to many independence voters

Alba Party will worry the SNP and the Greens, but appeal...

The Alba Party launch excites a Holyrood contest boiling down to whether the SNP...

Politics
Save our Pubs: Why Chancellor Rishi Sunak must still act to help these centres of our communities survive

Save our Pubs: Why Chancellor Rishi Sunak must still act...

Reading George Blake’s fine Scottish novel, The Shipbuilders, about the Clyde shipyards,...

Wings Over Scotland
Heavy Is The Crown

Heavy Is The Crown

Kenny MacAskill MP examines issues facing Scotland's Crown Office and Procurator...

Holyrood
It’s more important than ever that the Yes cause is separated from the SNP

It’s more important than ever that the Yes cause is separated...

It’s been assumed by some in the SNP and indeed by others outwith it, that the formation...

Business
Brexit Britain's flag-waving politics is a symbol of its decline

Brexit Britain's flag-waving politics is a symbol of its...

“Let them eat cake” was attributed to Marie Antoinette, in the face of the hungry...

Holyrood
Inquiry in to Nicola Sturgeon's Government has descended into a farcical, Kafkaesque game of rigged Cluedo

Inquiry in to Nicola Sturgeon's Government has descended...

The so-called Salmond Inquiry’s descending from the simply failing to the utterly...

Independence
An independent Scotland's government will be whatever voters choose (and not necessarily what I or Bobby Gillespie want)

An independent Scotland's government will be whatever voters...

I was delighted that Bobby Gillespie from the band Primal Scream tweeted his support...

Holyrood
Trans rights and women's rights both matter. It is a question of balance

Trans rights and women's rights both matter. It is a question...

On waking up, my mind turns to various issues from the mundane to the deadly serious....

Independence
Boris Johnson's real reason for denying a second referendum has just been revealed by George Osborne

Boris Johnson's real reason for denying a second referendum...

The Better Together band’s reforming with Michael Gove and Gordon Brown once again...

Independence
Soapbox – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Soapbox – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The emptiness of the “Autumn referendum” rhetoric has been exposed oft times before....

Fishing
Brexit: Scottish fishing was sold out by UK in 1973 and the Tories have done it again

Brexit: Scottish fishing was sold out by UK in 1973 and...

The Tories will pay a heavy price for their duplicity on fishing as its seared in...

Football
Rangers FC: Malicious prosecution of club's administrators may require Lord Advocate James Wolffe's resignation

Rangers FC: Malicious prosecution of club's administrators...

If the story that the administrators of Rangers FC are to be paid £21 million in...

Holyrood
Scottish Parliament election: Holyrood vote can and should go ahead – Kenny MacAskill

Scottish Parliament election: Holyrood vote can and should...

I’m loathe to disagree with my good friend Henry McLeish but, on whether the Scottish...

Politics
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End of the Line for the Lord Advocate

End of the Line for the Lord Advocate

Is it the end of the line for the post of Lord Advocate or at least in the the hybrid...

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