Alex Cole-Hamilton

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Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Scotland is united in hoping that we have a great summer of sport ahead but the case rate is rising rapidly and every public activity comes with an element of risk. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We need assurances from the health secretary and Glasgow council bosses that shortcuts have not been taken for the sake of fulfilling commercial contracts" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The last coronavirus legislation, passed as it was in those weeks of high infection and as the nation moved into lockdown, by necessity went through Parliament at breakneck speed. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This government cannot blame the full extent of the poverty that exists in this country on a government operating from another city – not when it has been empowered for years to address that poverty but still elects not to” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This Government cannot blame the full extent of the poverty that exists in this country on a government operating from another city not when it has been empowered for years to address that poverty but still elects not to” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It’s really important that we treat this virus and it’s variants seriously, but parents and children have enough to worry about right now, over lost school days, SQA assessments and economic uncertainty without causing undue alarm. “That said a swift way of resolving concerns about the impact of new variants on young people is to vaccinate them. It’s why I’ve called on the JCVI to fast track it’s decision on extending the vaccination program to the over 12s. Something that is already happening to great effect in North America”. Government health officials do not believe any of the variants of concern circulating in Scotland disproportionately impact children. The figures quoted by Mr Yousaf came from data classed as " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “While social care is unquestionably in need of reform in this country and needs parity of investment, we do not believe that the management and control of that reform should lie in the establishment of another centralised bureaucracy” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The lesson of the pandemic is that life is fragile, and that good cannot be taken for granted. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, April 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “this coming election is a battle for the soul of our country” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “this coming election is a battle for the soul of our country” External link

thecourier Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “The section of the ministerial code that Nicola Sturgeon is accused of breaching could not be clearer. If she has misled Parliament then she will have to resign as First Minister. It’s not a ‘will she/won’t she’ kind of deal” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

yorkpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

thecourier Friday, February 26, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

pressandjournal Friday, February 26, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

eveningexpress Friday, February 26, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 26, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, February 26, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

kentonline Friday, February 26, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

kentonline Friday, February 26, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, February 26, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

newsandstar Friday, February 26, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, February 26, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Our public health advisers have suggested new and innovative solutions to allow the election to go ahead safely. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Read More ) : "It's a curious thing, but right now in Scotland, you can deliver mail if you're a postie or takeaway menus if you're a restaurant owner, but if you want to deliver leaflets which might criticise the SNP government or set out an alternative point of view, that's illegal. READ MORE: © GETTY SNP. " External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Our public health advisers have suggested new and innovative solutions to allow the election to go ahead safely. " External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "If we are to get to the bottom of how the Scottish Government failed the women at the heart of these complaints so terribly, then we must hear from the subject of its investigation. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Without hearing from one of the principal witnesses, who was the subject of the government investigation, it will seriously undermine the credibility and completeness of our work,” “We will never fully understand how the government failed the women at the heart of these complaints if we cannot hear from the subject of the investigation” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “In the midst of a global pandemic, the public will be baffled that SNP ministers’ immediate concern was whether the advice needed a Saltire slapped on the side” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “To learn that the government has spent more than 50,000 of taxpayers' money prepping civil servants to come before our committee, when their performance has been patchy at best considering the collective memory loss that seems to have afflicted the civil service, is astonishing” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Children needing mental health help in Scotland have been left waiting 2.5 million more days than they should have. That’s a scandal” External link

pressandjournal Monday, December 28, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It felt like arriving late for an exam. There was a hushed silence and people (other MSPs) hunched over papers,” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Joe Fitzpatrick ) : "Joe FitzPatrick is a likeable public figure but has shown repeatedly that he’s just not up to the job. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 18, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Every couple in Scotland will share the stresses and strains of their working day over dinner or before putting the lights out. “The suggestion that Nicola Sturgeon gave her husband no warning of the what was potentially the biggest threat to their party in its history, and a head start on bracing the party for impact is wholly implausible. “She was worried that Salmond was about to resign from the party at the 2nd of April meeting, she attended as much in her capacity as leader of the party. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Surely the fact that she [Ms Sturgeon] knew four days before her meeting on the second of April that Mrt Salmond was going to come some pretty strong information that was going to cause damage to the SNP I’m sorry, I just find it incredible that you didn’t have a discussion prior to either of those meetings so that you could at least lay the groundwork for an SNP response to that” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Until we get a vaccine, public health and public freedoms are entirely dependent on the strengths of the testing, tracing and spot-checking systems. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, November 27, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “the optics of this are terrible” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “The first minister will have seen the disgraceful tweet from Ian Blackford to his 100,000 followers last night singling out and bullying a private citizen who’s relocated here from England. Does she support vigilante actions from her MPs like this? And what steps has she taken to address Mr Blackford’s behaviour?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I think their relationship up to and around the handling of the complaints is absolutely key to our understanding of her involvement,” External link

eveningexpress Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Andrew Marr ) : “It has always sat very uncomfortably with me that she told Andrew Marr on national television that before the government complaints came to light she had no prior concerns about his behaviour yet she now admits she knew about the airport complaint in 2017” External link

eveningexpress Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I think their relationship up to and around the handling of the complaints is absolutely key to our understanding of her involvement,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Andrew Marr ) : “It has always sat very uncomfortably with me that she told Andrew Marr on national television that before the government complaints came to light she had no prior concerns about his behaviour yet she now admits she knew about the airport complaint in 2017” External link

thecourier Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Should any member of the government – be it minister or law officer – decide they are not going to share it with parliament they would be in contempt of parliament and the parliament has the right to exert its supremacy” External link

thecourier Monday, November 16, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Should any member of the government – be it minister or law officer – decide they are not going to share it with parliament they would be in contempt of parliament and the parliament has the right to exert its supremacy” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 16, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It's important to remember that the Judicial Review wasn’t about whether Salmond was guilty, but rather if due process had been followed by the government. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “So the public purse is currently exposed to the same risk as it was back in 2018?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “We also need to bottom out the extent of the contact and encouragement she offered complainers to come forward” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “We also need to bottom out the extent of the contact and encouragement she offered complainers to come forward” External link

pressandjournal Monday, October 26, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “This sorry saga has exposed a culture of secrecy and obstruction, cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds and, perhaps most egregiously, damaged confidence in the ability of the Scottish Government to appropriately handle harassment allegations” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “This sorry saga has exposed a culture of secrecy and obstruction, cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds and, perhaps most egregiously, damaged confidence in the ability of the Scottish Government to appropriately handle harassment allegations” External link

pressandjournal Monday, October 12, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “This sorry saga has exposed a culture of secrecy and obstruction, cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds and, perhaps most egregiously, damaged confidence in the ability of the Scottish Government to appropriately handle harassment allegations” External link

thecourier Monday, October 12, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “That a nationalist MSP should state that we wouldn’t inherit any of the U.K.’s debt after independence is absurd” External link

sundaymail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Beat the SNP in a Holyrood election and that victory comes with an office in parliament and a great big target on your back. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Did he ever discuss that quiet handling of concerns about ministers either formally or informally with yourself?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Did he ever discuss that quiet handling of concerns about ministers either formally or informally with yourself?” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Did he ever discuss that quiet handling of concerns about ministers either formally or informally with yourself?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This is not about whipping up a frenzy. It is not about unnecessary innuendo,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We need to understand the context in which this policy was drafted. And if the people who were in charge of drafting that policy had, or understood there had been, complaints about Salmond’s behaviour then that’s really important knowledge for us to have, because that might have influenced the whole process,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : “Establishing the background to the formation of the policy which includes the low-level hum of gossip and concerns and issues that had been raised informally about Alex Salmond’s behaviour is important,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This is not about whipping up a frenzy. It is not about unnecessary innuendo,” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : “Establishing the background to the formation of the policy which includes the low-level hum of gossip and concerns and issues that had been raised informally about Alex Salmond’s behaviour is important,” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We need to understand the context in which this policy was drafted. And if the people who were in charge of drafting that policy had, or understood there had been, complaints about Salmond’s behaviour then that’s really important knowledge for us to have, because that might have influenced the whole process,” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “The decision of these councillors is wrong and insensitive” External link

themirror Sunday, September 6, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Were you aware that people in various arms of the civil service had concerns about the conduct of the first minister?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “More worryingly, tracers are unable to find a large proportion of those who are supposed to be in quarantine” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : "The optics of this are not great. Was this targeted policy which only applied to harassment complaints against former ministers engineered to fit any complaint? Was it designed to get Alex Salmond?" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : “Was is designed to get Alex Salmond?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy," External link

globalsecurity Friday, July 24, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy,” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy,” External link

voanews Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Alex Salmond ) : "Alex Salmond needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy. “He should pull out now because he is insulting our country's democratic values by staying in his post" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Kenny MacAskill ) : "Despite a global pandemic raging, Kenny MacAskill cannot resist another round of internecine SNP internal warfare as he aggravates for independence. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, July 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Donald Cameron ) : “I’d like to reiterate Donald Cameron’s request to have witnesses heard on oath. I think that this is a very important consideration. We will hear conflicting stories and I think it’s vital we have confidence in what we as a committee hear” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It is almost impossible to take what is possibly quite sensitive, quite controversial evidence, in a format like this” External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, June 22, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It is almost impossible to take what is possibly quite sensitive, quite controversial evidence, in a format like this” External link

worcesternews Monday, June 22, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It is almost impossible to take what is possibly quite sensitive, quite controversial evidence, in a format like this” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 22, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “As such, we were hopelessly underprepared for mass testing, which is why the Scottish Government abandoned it when community transmission got into double figures back in mid-March,” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “As such, we were hopelessly underprepared for mass testing, which is why the Scottish Government abandoned it when community transmission got into double figures back in mid-March,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It is essential to keep frontline hospital services operating within their capacity, but we must make sure people aren't jeopardising their health for fear that there are no safe places to turn or that they will be a burden. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "This is not a time to see both of Scotland’s governments locking horns. After all, the Coronavirus crisis does not stop at any border. This is a time to work together, including with our European neighbours, to pursue all avenues to acquire lifesaving ventilators. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Scottish Government's sharp U-turn on its plans to end jury trials is important. “People in Scotland have had jury trials for 800 years, through wars, disease and pestilence. “When SNP ministers look at this again they need to remember that a shiver ran down people’s spines at the idea they wanted to go further than any government in the to end our system of justice. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “To assume election to office is the only safeguarding we need is an attitude that will unquestionably put our children in danger. We’ve made huge progress in recent years towards creating a safeguarding culture in every other workplace and sector so why are elected politicians exempt?” External link

thetimes Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The sight of the Scottish and UK Governments holding rival conferences on the same issue in the same city only a day apart is a damning indictment of their collective failure to tackle soaring numbers of drugs deaths” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Our ambulance staff are under huge strain. The Scottish Government must ensure that the Scottish Ambulance Service and other agencies have the support and resources they need to educate people over the dangers that time-waster calls pose” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I wonder if there’s now a case for the government to work with Tim Davison to see if they can extend the period before his retirement so that leadership continuity is assured” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton writes : “Whose streets? Our streets. Whose flag? Our flag” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “We can only be thankful that the Government acted decisively to ban handguns after Dunblane. "These comments hammer home once more that Boris Johnson is a deeply unserious politician, better suited to Trump’s Republican Party than the office of Prime Minister” External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 6, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Just last week, the Government denied there was a mental health crisis. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Mental Health Services ) : “Just last week the government denied there was a mental health crisis. Today, the length of time children and young people are waiting for treatment is the worst on record. Performance has plummeted. "The SNP Government is failing a generation of young people and the consequences of their waiting up to two years for treatment are heartbreaking. Problems that start small are becoming crises as help arrives too late. "Staff are working around the clock but they aren’t getting anywhere close to the support and resources they need. They were promised an integrated workforce plan by the Health Secretary but it's a year late. "Liberal Democrats will end the SNP's independence obsession and instead build a brighter future, with extra funding to transform mental health services and treat them with the same urgency as physical health” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "I will be asking serious questions about how fit-for-purpose what looks like shipping containers are, in terms of hygiene, durability and light provision" External link

bbc Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every vote for the SNP will be used to justify their independence obsession,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Jeremy Corbyn ) : “For once, Jeremy Corbyn has given a straight answer but it is one that will be deeply dismaying for the majority of Scots. He will never fight for Scotland’s place in the UK” External link

TheScotsman Friday, November 15, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton disse : "Temos equipes de pessoas batendo à porta todas as noites" External link

uol Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We are clear on Brexit and clear against the division of independence" External link

bbc Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “These are utterly outrageous sums of money. This has been an extremely poorly managed project and it is patients, NHS staff and the taxpayer who are now paying the price. The public inquiry must move forward urgently so that public trust can be restored” External link

sundaymail Friday, October 25, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "We know that early diagnosis of breast cancer can make all the difference to successful treatment, so it's extremely bad news to see uptake on a prolonged downward slide. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “A lot of the polls, particularly in recent weeks have pointed to a notional Lib Dem gain, particularly in Ross, Skye and Lochaber,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The demographic vote in the constituency, the Remain vote and the No vote all put that on the map for us as a massive target,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Today, Scotland joins a family of more enlightened nations. " External link

standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Cabinet Secretary has rejected my call for a public inquiry. " External link

heart Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The number of beds in our hospitals continues to slide. We need assurances that the NHS is equipped to meet demand. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Sick Kids ) : "The Health Secretary needs to use today's statement to tell Parliament exactly what has gone wrong at the new Sick Kids Hospital and to come clean about when it's going to be fixed," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Less than a year after the last reshuffle, the deckchairs are being rearranged again. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, September 2, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “To call this an old photo is false. We have provided proof of our taking this photo last Friday on Hanover Street so at least one advert was still in circulation weeks after the move to the hospital was cancelled. It has now only been taken down because of my intervention earlier this week” External link

TheScotsman Friday, August 16, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Liberal Democrata ) : “Scottish Labour is being punished for its garbled position on Brexit because the public can see straight through their attempt to play both sides. Liberal Democrats are campaigning ferociously for a people’s vote so the public can have the final say on Brexit. We’re the only party that is both pro-UK and pro-EU” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

TheScotsman Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Liberal Democrats asked for reform of the GRA in the last parliament because it was harming trans people then just as it is harming them now. " External link

independent-UK Friday, June 21, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The Bill is a desperate planning power grab that funnels unnecessary new powers into ministers’ hands. The last thing we need is more centralisation. The planning system should at its core be about local autonomy and accountability” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “There has been a devastating increase in drug-related hospital stays and deaths in recent years. The situation continues to deteriorate and this should compel the Scottish Government to go further” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every person who votes for the SNP at the European elections should know that their vote will be twisted by the SNP as support for independence” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “He must be out of his mind if he thinks citizens of the Capital will be willing to pay to her his narrow-minded, insular world view” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “How can we stand in judgement over countries like Russia, or like China, over their human rights abuses, when they have higher ages of criminality responsibility than we do?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These new statistics are very disappointing and show performance against the four hour target is once again slipping because the SNP aren’t properly resourcing the NHS. “Doctors and nurses work incredibly hard, but they can only do so much. Social care, mental health and primary care services are all crying out for more investment and failures in those spheres are slowing down our hospitals. “We’re heading towards two years of the SNP failing to meet the target that they set for themselves. Week after week these statistics are dropped onto the Health Secretary’s desk but we haven’t seen progress" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Deleting electronic communications that are more than 14 months old when the inquiry is looking into a complaint made 15 months ago is deeply troubling” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT



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Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Scotland is united in hoping that we have a great summer of sport ahead but the case rate is rising rapidly and every public activity comes with an element of risk. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We need assurances from the health secretary and Glasgow council bosses that shortcuts have not been taken for the sake of fulfilling commercial contracts" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The last coronavirus legislation, passed as it was in those weeks of high infection and as the nation moved into lockdown, by necessity went through Parliament at breakneck speed. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Asymptomatic testing has been an integral part of trial events across the United Kingdom, including entry to the FA cup final last month. Euro 2020 events are being advertised as taking place in a Covid-secure environment, but there is no way on earth of verifying that without knowing the Covid status of every participant” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This government cannot blame the full extent of the poverty that exists in this country on a government operating from another city – not when it has been empowered for years to address that poverty but still elects not to” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This Government cannot blame the full extent of the poverty that exists in this country on a government operating from another city not when it has been empowered for years to address that poverty but still elects not to” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It’s really important that we treat this virus and it’s variants seriously, but parents and children have enough to worry about right now, over lost school days, SQA assessments and economic uncertainty without causing undue alarm. “That said a swift way of resolving concerns about the impact of new variants on young people is to vaccinate them. It’s why I’ve called on the JCVI to fast track it’s decision on extending the vaccination program to the over 12s. Something that is already happening to great effect in North America”. Government health officials do not believe any of the variants of concern circulating in Scotland disproportionately impact children. The figures quoted by Mr Yousaf came from data classed as " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “While social care is unquestionably in need of reform in this country and needs parity of investment, we do not believe that the management and control of that reform should lie in the establishment of another centralised bureaucracy” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The lesson of the pandemic is that life is fragile, and that good cannot be taken for granted. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, April 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “this coming election is a battle for the soul of our country” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “this coming election is a battle for the soul of our country” External link

thecourier Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “The section of the ministerial code that Nicola Sturgeon is accused of breaching could not be clearer. If she has misled Parliament then she will have to resign as First Minister. It’s not a ‘will she/won’t she’ kind of deal” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

yorkpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

thecourier Friday, February 26, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

pressandjournal Friday, February 26, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

eveningexpress Friday, February 26, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 26, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, February 26, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

kentonline Friday, February 26, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

kentonline Friday, February 26, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, February 26, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

newsandstar Friday, February 26, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I want to ask, laying aside the charges of which you have been acquitted, and the allegations that you deny, of the behaviours that you have admitted to, some of which are appalling, are you sorry?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, February 26, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Our public health advisers have suggested new and innovative solutions to allow the election to go ahead safely. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Read More ) : "It's a curious thing, but right now in Scotland, you can deliver mail if you're a postie or takeaway menus if you're a restaurant owner, but if you want to deliver leaflets which might criticise the SNP government or set out an alternative point of view, that's illegal. READ MORE: © GETTY SNP. " External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Our public health advisers have suggested new and innovative solutions to allow the election to go ahead safely. " External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "If we are to get to the bottom of how the Scottish Government failed the women at the heart of these complaints so terribly, then we must hear from the subject of its investigation. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Without hearing from one of the principal witnesses, who was the subject of the government investigation, it will seriously undermine the credibility and completeness of our work,” “We will never fully understand how the government failed the women at the heart of these complaints if we cannot hear from the subject of the investigation” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 5, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “In the midst of a global pandemic, the public will be baffled that SNP ministers’ immediate concern was whether the advice needed a Saltire slapped on the side” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “To learn that the government has spent more than 50,000 of taxpayers' money prepping civil servants to come before our committee, when their performance has been patchy at best considering the collective memory loss that seems to have afflicted the civil service, is astonishing” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Children needing mental health help in Scotland have been left waiting 2.5 million more days than they should have. That’s a scandal” External link

pressandjournal Monday, December 28, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It felt like arriving late for an exam. There was a hushed silence and people (other MSPs) hunched over papers,” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Joe Fitzpatrick ) : "Joe FitzPatrick is a likeable public figure but has shown repeatedly that he’s just not up to the job. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 18, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Every couple in Scotland will share the stresses and strains of their working day over dinner or before putting the lights out. “The suggestion that Nicola Sturgeon gave her husband no warning of the what was potentially the biggest threat to their party in its history, and a head start on bracing the party for impact is wholly implausible. “She was worried that Salmond was about to resign from the party at the 2nd of April meeting, she attended as much in her capacity as leader of the party. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Surely the fact that she [Ms Sturgeon] knew four days before her meeting on the second of April that Mrt Salmond was going to come some pretty strong information that was going to cause damage to the SNP I’m sorry, I just find it incredible that you didn’t have a discussion prior to either of those meetings so that you could at least lay the groundwork for an SNP response to that” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Until we get a vaccine, public health and public freedoms are entirely dependent on the strengths of the testing, tracing and spot-checking systems. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, November 27, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “the optics of this are terrible” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “The first minister will have seen the disgraceful tweet from Ian Blackford to his 100,000 followers last night singling out and bullying a private citizen who’s relocated here from England. Does she support vigilante actions from her MPs like this? And what steps has she taken to address Mr Blackford’s behaviour?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I think their relationship up to and around the handling of the complaints is absolutely key to our understanding of her involvement,” External link

eveningexpress Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Andrew Marr ) : “It has always sat very uncomfortably with me that she told Andrew Marr on national television that before the government complaints came to light she had no prior concerns about his behaviour yet she now admits she knew about the airport complaint in 2017” External link

eveningexpress Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I think their relationship up to and around the handling of the complaints is absolutely key to our understanding of her involvement,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Andrew Marr ) : “It has always sat very uncomfortably with me that she told Andrew Marr on national television that before the government complaints came to light she had no prior concerns about his behaviour yet she now admits she knew about the airport complaint in 2017” External link

thecourier Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Should any member of the government – be it minister or law officer – decide they are not going to share it with parliament they would be in contempt of parliament and the parliament has the right to exert its supremacy” External link

thecourier Monday, November 16, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Should any member of the government – be it minister or law officer – decide they are not going to share it with parliament they would be in contempt of parliament and the parliament has the right to exert its supremacy” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 16, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It's important to remember that the Judicial Review wasn’t about whether Salmond was guilty, but rather if due process had been followed by the government. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “So the public purse is currently exposed to the same risk as it was back in 2018?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “We also need to bottom out the extent of the contact and encouragement she offered complainers to come forward” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “We also need to bottom out the extent of the contact and encouragement she offered complainers to come forward” External link

pressandjournal Monday, October 26, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “This sorry saga has exposed a culture of secrecy and obstruction, cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds and, perhaps most egregiously, damaged confidence in the ability of the Scottish Government to appropriately handle harassment allegations” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “This sorry saga has exposed a culture of secrecy and obstruction, cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds and, perhaps most egregiously, damaged confidence in the ability of the Scottish Government to appropriately handle harassment allegations” External link

pressandjournal Monday, October 12, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “This sorry saga has exposed a culture of secrecy and obstruction, cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds and, perhaps most egregiously, damaged confidence in the ability of the Scottish Government to appropriately handle harassment allegations” External link

thecourier Monday, October 12, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

thecourier Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Over 100,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic so far” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “That a nationalist MSP should state that we wouldn’t inherit any of the U.K.’s debt after independence is absurd” External link

sundaymail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Beat the SNP in a Holyrood election and that victory comes with an office in parliament and a great big target on your back. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Did he ever discuss that quiet handling of concerns about ministers either formally or informally with yourself?” External link

thecourier Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Did he ever discuss that quiet handling of concerns about ministers either formally or informally with yourself?” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Did he ever discuss that quiet handling of concerns about ministers either formally or informally with yourself?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This is not about whipping up a frenzy. It is not about unnecessary innuendo,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We need to understand the context in which this policy was drafted. And if the people who were in charge of drafting that policy had, or understood there had been, complaints about Salmond’s behaviour then that’s really important knowledge for us to have, because that might have influenced the whole process,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : “Establishing the background to the formation of the policy which includes the low-level hum of gossip and concerns and issues that had been raised informally about Alex Salmond’s behaviour is important,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This is not about whipping up a frenzy. It is not about unnecessary innuendo,” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : “Establishing the background to the formation of the policy which includes the low-level hum of gossip and concerns and issues that had been raised informally about Alex Salmond’s behaviour is important,” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We need to understand the context in which this policy was drafted. And if the people who were in charge of drafting that policy had, or understood there had been, complaints about Salmond’s behaviour then that’s really important knowledge for us to have, because that might have influenced the whole process,” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 7, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “The decision of these councillors is wrong and insensitive” External link

themirror Sunday, September 6, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton asked : “Were you aware that people in various arms of the civil service had concerns about the conduct of the first minister?” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “More worryingly, tracers are unable to find a large proportion of those who are supposed to be in quarantine” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : "The optics of this are not great. Was this targeted policy which only applied to harassment complaints against former ministers engineered to fit any complaint? Was it designed to get Alex Salmond?" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Alex Salmond ) : “Was is designed to get Alex Salmond?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy," External link

globalsecurity Friday, July 24, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy,” External link

voanews-sw Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy,” External link

voanews Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Alex Salmond ) : "Alex Salmond needs to accept that he has been promoting a TV channel that has a damaging agenda for western democracy. “He should pull out now because he is insulting our country's democratic values by staying in his post" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Kenny MacAskill ) : "Despite a global pandemic raging, Kenny MacAskill cannot resist another round of internecine SNP internal warfare as he aggravates for independence. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, July 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Donald Cameron ) : “I’d like to reiterate Donald Cameron’s request to have witnesses heard on oath. I think that this is a very important consideration. We will hear conflicting stories and I think it’s vital we have confidence in what we as a committee hear” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It is almost impossible to take what is possibly quite sensitive, quite controversial evidence, in a format like this” External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, June 22, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It is almost impossible to take what is possibly quite sensitive, quite controversial evidence, in a format like this” External link

worcesternews Monday, June 22, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It is almost impossible to take what is possibly quite sensitive, quite controversial evidence, in a format like this” External link

msn-uk Monday, June 22, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “As such, we were hopelessly underprepared for mass testing, which is why the Scottish Government abandoned it when community transmission got into double figures back in mid-March,” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “As such, we were hopelessly underprepared for mass testing, which is why the Scottish Government abandoned it when community transmission got into double figures back in mid-March,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It is essential to keep frontline hospital services operating within their capacity, but we must make sure people aren't jeopardising their health for fear that there are no safe places to turn or that they will be a burden. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "This is not a time to see both of Scotland’s governments locking horns. After all, the Coronavirus crisis does not stop at any border. This is a time to work together, including with our European neighbours, to pursue all avenues to acquire lifesaving ventilators. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Scottish Government's sharp U-turn on its plans to end jury trials is important. “People in Scotland have had jury trials for 800 years, through wars, disease and pestilence. “When SNP ministers look at this again they need to remember that a shiver ran down people’s spines at the idea they wanted to go further than any government in the to end our system of justice. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “To assume election to office is the only safeguarding we need is an attitude that will unquestionably put our children in danger. We’ve made huge progress in recent years towards creating a safeguarding culture in every other workplace and sector so why are elected politicians exempt?” External link

thetimes Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The sight of the Scottish and UK Governments holding rival conferences on the same issue in the same city only a day apart is a damning indictment of their collective failure to tackle soaring numbers of drugs deaths” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Our ambulance staff are under huge strain. The Scottish Government must ensure that the Scottish Ambulance Service and other agencies have the support and resources they need to educate people over the dangers that time-waster calls pose” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I wonder if there’s now a case for the government to work with Tim Davison to see if they can extend the period before his retirement so that leadership continuity is assured” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton writes : “Whose streets? Our streets. Whose flag? Our flag” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “We can only be thankful that the Government acted decisively to ban handguns after Dunblane. "These comments hammer home once more that Boris Johnson is a deeply unserious politician, better suited to Trump’s Republican Party than the office of Prime Minister” External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 6, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Just last week, the Government denied there was a mental health crisis. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Mental Health Services ) : “Just last week the government denied there was a mental health crisis. Today, the length of time children and young people are waiting for treatment is the worst on record. Performance has plummeted. "The SNP Government is failing a generation of young people and the consequences of their waiting up to two years for treatment are heartbreaking. Problems that start small are becoming crises as help arrives too late. "Staff are working around the clock but they aren’t getting anywhere close to the support and resources they need. They were promised an integrated workforce plan by the Health Secretary but it's a year late. "Liberal Democrats will end the SNP's independence obsession and instead build a brighter future, with extra funding to transform mental health services and treat them with the same urgency as physical health” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "I will be asking serious questions about how fit-for-purpose what looks like shipping containers are, in terms of hygiene, durability and light provision" External link

bbc Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every vote for the SNP will be used to justify their independence obsession,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Jeremy Corbyn ) : “For once, Jeremy Corbyn has given a straight answer but it is one that will be deeply dismaying for the majority of Scots. He will never fight for Scotland’s place in the UK” External link

TheScotsman Friday, November 15, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton disse : "Temos equipes de pessoas batendo à porta todas as noites" External link

uol Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We are clear on Brexit and clear against the division of independence" External link

bbc Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “These are utterly outrageous sums of money. This has been an extremely poorly managed project and it is patients, NHS staff and the taxpayer who are now paying the price. The public inquiry must move forward urgently so that public trust can be restored” External link

sundaymail Friday, October 25, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "We know that early diagnosis of breast cancer can make all the difference to successful treatment, so it's extremely bad news to see uptake on a prolonged downward slide. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “A lot of the polls, particularly in recent weeks have pointed to a notional Lib Dem gain, particularly in Ross, Skye and Lochaber,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The demographic vote in the constituency, the Remain vote and the No vote all put that on the map for us as a massive target,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Today, Scotland joins a family of more enlightened nations. " External link

standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Cabinet Secretary has rejected my call for a public inquiry. " External link

heart Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The number of beds in our hospitals continues to slide. We need assurances that the NHS is equipped to meet demand. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Sick Kids ) : "The Health Secretary needs to use today's statement to tell Parliament exactly what has gone wrong at the new Sick Kids Hospital and to come clean about when it's going to be fixed," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Less than a year after the last reshuffle, the deckchairs are being rearranged again. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, September 2, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “To call this an old photo is false. We have provided proof of our taking this photo last Friday on Hanover Street so at least one advert was still in circulation weeks after the move to the hospital was cancelled. It has now only been taken down because of my intervention earlier this week” External link

TheScotsman Friday, August 16, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Liberal Democrata ) : “Scottish Labour is being punished for its garbled position on Brexit because the public can see straight through their attempt to play both sides. Liberal Democrats are campaigning ferociously for a people’s vote so the public can have the final say on Brexit. We’re the only party that is both pro-UK and pro-EU” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

TheScotsman Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Liberal Democrats asked for reform of the GRA in the last parliament because it was harming trans people then just as it is harming them now. " External link

independent-UK Friday, June 21, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The Bill is a desperate planning power grab that funnels unnecessary new powers into ministers’ hands. The last thing we need is more centralisation. The planning system should at its core be about local autonomy and accountability” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “There has been a devastating increase in drug-related hospital stays and deaths in recent years. The situation continues to deteriorate and this should compel the Scottish Government to go further” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every person who votes for the SNP at the European elections should know that their vote will be twisted by the SNP as support for independence” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “He must be out of his mind if he thinks citizens of the Capital will be willing to pay to her his narrow-minded, insular world view” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “How can we stand in judgement over countries like Russia, or like China, over their human rights abuses, when they have higher ages of criminality responsibility than we do?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These new statistics are very disappointing and show performance against the four hour target is once again slipping because the SNP aren’t properly resourcing the NHS. “Doctors and nurses work incredibly hard, but they can only do so much. Social care, mental health and primary care services are all crying out for more investment and failures in those spheres are slowing down our hospitals. “We’re heading towards two years of the SNP failing to meet the target that they set for themselves. Week after week these statistics are dropped onto the Health Secretary’s desk but we haven’t seen progress" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Deleting electronic communications that are more than 14 months old when the inquiry is looking into a complaint made 15 months ago is deeply troubling” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health spokesman36.36%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
spokesman35.66%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
democrat health spokesman25.17%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
democrat0.70%EN09/08/201708/09/2017
health spokesperson0.70%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
democrat health spokesperson0.70%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
spokesperson0.70%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
Names Lang Count
Alex Cole-HamiltonEN100.00%


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