John Sweeney

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John Sweeney said : “I am sure this rich resource will not only bring benefits to our young people who are in Gaelic education but also to those at home and overseas who are interested in our culture” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The achievement of the 7% annual cut in emissions would be a scientifically acceptable solution at least in the short- and medium-term for Ireland, given that we have been flatlining our emissions and failing to meet the targets we have signed up to," External link

bbc Friday, June 26, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : “In all likelihood, I don’t think we could resume full-time schooling if we didn’t have a green light by July 30,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I acknowledge that this is a challenging time for parents but I also have communication from very many parents on the importance of ensuring our schools are safe places for our children and young people to go to” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney replied : "I accept that and I don't think that's strong enough" External link

bbc Monday, June 15, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney replied : "I accept that and I don't think that's strong enough" External link

bbc Monday, June 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The Scottish Government is very grateful for the presence of the RAF Puma crews who have been able to assist in a number of operations to move patients in need of urgent medical care. I would like to extend the warmest of thanks to those involved with this deployment and I wish them well for the challenges that lie ahead" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "Any agreement has to tackle in the short term the need to reduce or methane that need not necessarily mean a dramatic culling of cattle, but rather a gradual reduction in the extra 650,000 that we have in Ireland since the milk levy was abolished" External link

RTERadio Friday, June 12, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "Since most schools closed in March, a huge amount of positive work has been undertaken by education professionals to support continuity of learning. "This advice recognises that schools, classrooms and ways of learning will be completely different in the recovery phase, so the education system, as well as young people and their families, will need help and support to adapt. "The core principles of Curriculum for Excellence that give teachers flexibility and put learners at the heart of education will remain critical during the recovery phase" External link

bbc Friday, June 5, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney added : "This guidance states that teachers should be confident in prioritising their pupils' physical and mental wellbeing - over anything else - as the best way of supporting children and young people back into learning" External link

bbc Friday, June 5, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The shielding group have made extraordinary sacrifices and we've said that we will set out further guidance to the shielding population before the expiry of the shielding period, which is around the middle of June. READ MORE: John Swinney leaves open possibility of local lockdowns in Scotland " External link

heraldscotland Friday, May 29, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The health and well-being of children and young people is our priority, which is why in implementing this guidance we will adopt a cautious approach and monitor progress to inform decisions on further changes to restrictions. "It is important to stress that there will be regional variation in the approach to implementation. "It is for councils to work with teachers and put in place the best solutions locally. I am certain they will rise to the challenge" External link

bbc Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We don’t know how long schools will have to work this way, just as we don’t know how long coronavirus will be a threat. As long as that is the case, school life will feel quite different to before Covid-19” External link

eveningexpress Friday, May 22, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We are not going to return to a pre-Covid normal" External link

bbc Friday, May 22, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “Teachers and lecturers are being asked to make important decisions about how learners may have otherwise performed in the exams they were due to sit this year. Their insights from working with learners in schools and colleges means they are best placed to make judgments on learners’ performance” External link

thesundaytimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney diz : "Quando revelámos o The Last of Us Parte II pela primeira vez, não fazíamos ideia do quão rapidamente os fãs iriam abraçar a tatuagem da Ellie. Em menos de um dia, começámos a ver versões reais da tatuagem a aparecerem nas redes sociais e os fãs têm partilhado connosco fotos das suas novas tatuagens semana após semana desde então" External link

record Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I have written to Perth and Kinross Council, Sepa and Police Scotland to raise concerns over recent instances of fly- tipping” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “One of the issues that I would have to say has frustrated us at times, is that we have had more testing capacity available than has been used” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 8, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The idea that schools will be reconvening and all pupils will be back at the same time on the same day is not a circumstance I can envisage any time soon. "There is clearly disruption to the learning of young people right now and we need to find the most effective way to bring school communities back together again and to make sure that formal learning can be revived. "What we have to look at is how we might bring schools back on a phased basis with different groups of pupils coming back at different times, or changes to the school day to accommodate different groupings of individual pupils" External link

bbc Monday, April 27, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “The scale of the financial challenges facing higher education institutions are clearly very serious and, in order to inform the development of a package of support from the Scottish and UK Governments, ministers will work closely with the sector on how our universities can remain at the forefront of global education when we emerge from this crisis” External link

heraldscotland Friday, April 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “The scale of the financial challenges facing higher education institutions are clearly very serious and, in order to inform the development of a package of support from the Scottish and UK Governments, ministers will work closely with the sector on how our universities can remain at the forefront of global education when we emerge from this crisis” External link

pressandjournal Friday, April 10, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We must support local authorities to put in place arrangements that ensure the children of key workers who do not have another parent or carer who can look after them at home during the day have continuing access to all-age learning and childcare that allows their parent to participate in the national response to Covid-19,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "This is the first time this has happened since 1888. Through two world wars, we have never had to cancel exams before" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "In all of our history Scotland has never cancelled the exams. Since 1888 they have been held every May and June without fail. "In the midst of two world wars the exams went ahead. "It is a measure of the gravity of the challenges that we now face that I must today announce that the exams will not go ahead this year" External link

bbc Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “Roughly there are three options that are available to us for the foreseeable future,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We need to do this in a way that empowers our teachers to deliver relevant and engaging learning that meets the needs of young people in their class,” External link

thecourier Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "My climate hope for 2020 from a political standpoint is that the Republican Party begins to shift its rhetoric to a more constructive climate action stance. And you’re starting to see that a little bit," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "My climate hope for 2020 from a political standpoint is that the Republican Party begins to shift its rhetoric to a more constructive climate action stance. And you’re starting to see that a little bit," External link

newsday-USA Friday, February 28, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We are well-prepared for an outbreak in Scotland but the public also has a vital role to play in helping us contain any positive cases by keeping themselves informed and following basic hygiene precautions such as hand-washing and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing” External link

heraldscotland Friday, February 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney added : “the correct reform and the correct approach” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I want to reaffirm that closing the poverty-related attainment gap is the defining mission of this Government,” “I am proud of the progress being made and, without reservation, I reaffirm that driving mission today” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "It is vital to recognise that, despite calls for such a review in Parliament, there was cross-party support for the development of Curriculum for Excellence, and there continues to be cross-party support. That constancy gives fundamental certainty to our education system on the scope and parameters of this review" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney added : "I am not claiming everything is wonderful in education and nothing may need to change. That is not my message. We have made a series of reforms... reforms that the evidence is telling us are starting to work. " External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "I'll speak on my behalf and I'll let Mhairi Black explain her view on all of these issues. That is probably the safest place to leave it," External link

christiantoday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I’ll speak on my behalf and I’ll let Mhairi Black explain her view on all of these issues. That is probably the safest place to leave it,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I’ll speak on my behalf and I’ll let Mhairi Black explain her view on all of these issues. That is probably the safest place to leave it,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "Compared with the previous year, there has been a slight fall in attainment for school leavers who achieved one or more national qualifications. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I am concerned by decisions by a number of them to reduce access to instrumental music tuition” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney responded : “It is an appalling indictment of this government’s mismanagement and a shameful legacy to bequeath our children. Does the cabinet secretary have any idea how to arrest this slide?” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material” External link

amren Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “Catering staff in West Lothian play a very important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people at school and nursery, and are going the extra mile in serving thousands of Christmas dinners during the festive period. Whilst school Christmas dinner is a special day in the calendar for schools and pupils, it’s just as important to recognise the hugely impressive logistical operation that goes into producing school meals for children and young people year-round. I’d like to extend my thanks and warm wishes to all catering staff for their continued commitment to providing balanced and nutritious food and drink in schools across the country” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material" External link

bbc Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We participate in the PISA exercise and we intend to continue to participate in that survey. The problem with sample surveys, like the Scottish Survey on Literacy and Numeracy, is that when there's an issue to be confronted - as there was in 2015 - the sample survey does not tell us where the problems lies, it tells us generically there's an issue, but not where the problem lies, and I'm interested in solving where the problems lie. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "When looking at the data in more detail it shows that in each of the reading, writing, listening and talking and numeracy at P1, P4 and P7 the results on most indicators show an improvement. S3 results show a similar picture at both third level and fourth level. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney added : “Rather the roots run deeper into how political systems protect self-interest and vested interests and employ public servants to resist compromises even where they are in the long-term benefit of their population,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The Gaelic language is a vital part of Scotland's cultural identity and we want to ensure those who wish to learn and use the language are given every opportunity to do so. " External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The Gaelic language is a vital part of Scotland's cultural identity and we want to ensure those who wish to learn and use the language are given every opportunity to do so. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said ( about Investment Programme ) : “High-quality, fit-for-purpose learning environments can make a real difference to the lives of pupils, teachers and parents, and to the communities they serve. The passion and enthusiasm displayed by the pupils whose own vision for a school for the future I have seen today is wonderful. My congratulations go to the winners and all those who presented their ideas. Pupils’ needs and wishes are at the centre of our approach as we take forward our £1 billion Learning Estate Investment Programme, the next phase of investment in schools and campuses” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 2, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “As we go into the last couple of weeks of the election there’s every opportunity for us to continue to build that momentum. I’m very optimistic we’ll be able to do that in seats like West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine where our teams are working so hard and where it’s so clear to voters that if they don’t want to wake up to the nightmare on December 13 of having a Boris Johnson government that they vote SNP to stop that happening” External link

eveningexpress Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “If you have extra money available at the end of the month, you can pay down your mortgage, which will reduce your interest payments over the life of the mortgage,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I never thought in my lifetime I would see two hurricanes going the wrong way across Atlantic and approaching Ireland as we’ve had in the last 18 months,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “The 100 Restrooms Project is really about our community meeting our own basic human needs,” External link

startribune Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “While we deride their behaviour, we must learn the lessons of the victories of Trump and Johnson,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “When the history books come to be written, I believe these days will be seen as the moment Scotland took control of its own path,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney asserted : “Europe is ready to welcome Scotland as an equal member in our own right” External link

newstatesman Monday, October 14, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “While we deride their behaviour, we must learn the lessons of the victories of Trump and Johnson,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 14, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “When the history books come to be written, I believe these days will be seen as the moment Scotland took control of its own path,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 14, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney responded : “Didn’t think I could have more respect for you than than I did before, but I do now. Take care” External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 11, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT



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secretary21.69%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
education secretary14.71%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
deputy1.34%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
education minister0.58%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
finance secretary29.30%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
former finance secretary0.35%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
attorney0.41%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
professor0.87%EN10/21/201721/10/2017
defense attorney0.47%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
reporter0.99%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
congressman0.17%EN08/27/201727/08/2017
finance minister1.69%EN08/19/201719/08/2017
coo0.23%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
farm coo0.06%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
future farm coo0.06%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
veteran0.06%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
manager0.06%EN06/28/201728/06/2017
leader0.29%EN06/13/201713/06/2017
cabinet secretary0.35%EN05/21/201721/05/2017
student0.12%EN04/14/201714/04/2017
former student0.12%EN04/14/201714/04/2017
journalist0.52%EN03/24/201724/03/2017
mp0.06%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
predecessor0.12%EN02/16/201716/02/2017
bbc journalist0.12%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
public defender0.12%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
defender0.12%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
vp0.23%EN12/15/201615/12/2016
expert0.12%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
Names Lang Count
John SwinneyEN48.84%
John SweeneyEN14.88%
John SwinneyES10.19%
John SwinneyEU10.14%
John SweeneyFR7.77%
John SweeneyEU7.69%
John SwinneyFR0.27%
John SweeneySA0.09%
JOHN SWEENEYEN0.04%
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John Sweeney

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John Sweeney said : “I am sure this rich resource will not only bring benefits to our young people who are in Gaelic education but also to those at home and overseas who are interested in our culture” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The achievement of the 7% annual cut in emissions would be a scientifically acceptable solution at least in the short- and medium-term for Ireland, given that we have been flatlining our emissions and failing to meet the targets we have signed up to," External link

bbc Friday, June 26, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : “In all likelihood, I don’t think we could resume full-time schooling if we didn’t have a green light by July 30,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I acknowledge that this is a challenging time for parents but I also have communication from very many parents on the importance of ensuring our schools are safe places for our children and young people to go to” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney replied : "I accept that and I don't think that's strong enough" External link

bbc Monday, June 15, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney replied : "I accept that and I don't think that's strong enough" External link

bbc Monday, June 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The Scottish Government is very grateful for the presence of the RAF Puma crews who have been able to assist in a number of operations to move patients in need of urgent medical care. I would like to extend the warmest of thanks to those involved with this deployment and I wish them well for the challenges that lie ahead" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "Any agreement has to tackle in the short term the need to reduce or methane that need not necessarily mean a dramatic culling of cattle, but rather a gradual reduction in the extra 650,000 that we have in Ireland since the milk levy was abolished" External link

RTERadio Friday, June 12, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "Since most schools closed in March, a huge amount of positive work has been undertaken by education professionals to support continuity of learning. "This advice recognises that schools, classrooms and ways of learning will be completely different in the recovery phase, so the education system, as well as young people and their families, will need help and support to adapt. "The core principles of Curriculum for Excellence that give teachers flexibility and put learners at the heart of education will remain critical during the recovery phase" External link

bbc Friday, June 5, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney added : "This guidance states that teachers should be confident in prioritising their pupils' physical and mental wellbeing - over anything else - as the best way of supporting children and young people back into learning" External link

bbc Friday, June 5, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The shielding group have made extraordinary sacrifices and we've said that we will set out further guidance to the shielding population before the expiry of the shielding period, which is around the middle of June. READ MORE: John Swinney leaves open possibility of local lockdowns in Scotland " External link

heraldscotland Friday, May 29, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The health and well-being of children and young people is our priority, which is why in implementing this guidance we will adopt a cautious approach and monitor progress to inform decisions on further changes to restrictions. "It is important to stress that there will be regional variation in the approach to implementation. "It is for councils to work with teachers and put in place the best solutions locally. I am certain they will rise to the challenge" External link

bbc Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We don’t know how long schools will have to work this way, just as we don’t know how long coronavirus will be a threat. As long as that is the case, school life will feel quite different to before Covid-19” External link

eveningexpress Friday, May 22, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We are not going to return to a pre-Covid normal" External link

bbc Friday, May 22, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “Teachers and lecturers are being asked to make important decisions about how learners may have otherwise performed in the exams they were due to sit this year. Their insights from working with learners in schools and colleges means they are best placed to make judgments on learners’ performance” External link

thesundaytimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney diz : "Quando revelámos o The Last of Us Parte II pela primeira vez, não fazíamos ideia do quão rapidamente os fãs iriam abraçar a tatuagem da Ellie. Em menos de um dia, começámos a ver versões reais da tatuagem a aparecerem nas redes sociais e os fãs têm partilhado connosco fotos das suas novas tatuagens semana após semana desde então" External link

record Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I have written to Perth and Kinross Council, Sepa and Police Scotland to raise concerns over recent instances of fly- tipping” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “One of the issues that I would have to say has frustrated us at times, is that we have had more testing capacity available than has been used” External link

pressandjournal Friday, May 8, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The idea that schools will be reconvening and all pupils will be back at the same time on the same day is not a circumstance I can envisage any time soon. "There is clearly disruption to the learning of young people right now and we need to find the most effective way to bring school communities back together again and to make sure that formal learning can be revived. "What we have to look at is how we might bring schools back on a phased basis with different groups of pupils coming back at different times, or changes to the school day to accommodate different groupings of individual pupils" External link

bbc Monday, April 27, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “The scale of the financial challenges facing higher education institutions are clearly very serious and, in order to inform the development of a package of support from the Scottish and UK Governments, ministers will work closely with the sector on how our universities can remain at the forefront of global education when we emerge from this crisis” External link

heraldscotland Friday, April 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “The scale of the financial challenges facing higher education institutions are clearly very serious and, in order to inform the development of a package of support from the Scottish and UK Governments, ministers will work closely with the sector on how our universities can remain at the forefront of global education when we emerge from this crisis” External link

pressandjournal Friday, April 10, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We must support local authorities to put in place arrangements that ensure the children of key workers who do not have another parent or carer who can look after them at home during the day have continuing access to all-age learning and childcare that allows their parent to participate in the national response to Covid-19,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "This is the first time this has happened since 1888. Through two world wars, we have never had to cancel exams before" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "In all of our history Scotland has never cancelled the exams. Since 1888 they have been held every May and June without fail. "In the midst of two world wars the exams went ahead. "It is a measure of the gravity of the challenges that we now face that I must today announce that the exams will not go ahead this year" External link

bbc Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “Roughly there are three options that are available to us for the foreseeable future,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We need to do this in a way that empowers our teachers to deliver relevant and engaging learning that meets the needs of young people in their class,” External link

thecourier Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "My climate hope for 2020 from a political standpoint is that the Republican Party begins to shift its rhetoric to a more constructive climate action stance. And you’re starting to see that a little bit," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney said : "My climate hope for 2020 from a political standpoint is that the Republican Party begins to shift its rhetoric to a more constructive climate action stance. And you’re starting to see that a little bit," External link

newsday-USA Friday, February 28, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We are well-prepared for an outbreak in Scotland but the public also has a vital role to play in helping us contain any positive cases by keeping themselves informed and following basic hygiene precautions such as hand-washing and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing” External link

heraldscotland Friday, February 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Sweeney added : “the correct reform and the correct approach” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I want to reaffirm that closing the poverty-related attainment gap is the defining mission of this Government,” “I am proud of the progress being made and, without reservation, I reaffirm that driving mission today” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "It is vital to recognise that, despite calls for such a review in Parliament, there was cross-party support for the development of Curriculum for Excellence, and there continues to be cross-party support. That constancy gives fundamental certainty to our education system on the scope and parameters of this review" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney added : "I am not claiming everything is wonderful in education and nothing may need to change. That is not my message. We have made a series of reforms... reforms that the evidence is telling us are starting to work. " External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "I'll speak on my behalf and I'll let Mhairi Black explain her view on all of these issues. That is probably the safest place to leave it," External link

christiantoday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I’ll speak on my behalf and I’ll let Mhairi Black explain her view on all of these issues. That is probably the safest place to leave it,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I’ll speak on my behalf and I’ll let Mhairi Black explain her view on all of these issues. That is probably the safest place to leave it,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "Compared with the previous year, there has been a slight fall in attainment for school leavers who achieved one or more national qualifications. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I am concerned by decisions by a number of them to reduce access to instrumental music tuition” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney responded : “It is an appalling indictment of this government’s mismanagement and a shameful legacy to bequeath our children. Does the cabinet secretary have any idea how to arrest this slide?” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material” External link

amren Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “Catering staff in West Lothian play a very important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people at school and nursery, and are going the extra mile in serving thousands of Christmas dinners during the festive period. Whilst school Christmas dinner is a special day in the calendar for schools and pupils, it’s just as important to recognise the hugely impressive logistical operation that goes into producing school meals for children and young people year-round. I’d like to extend my thanks and warm wishes to all catering staff for their continued commitment to providing balanced and nutritious food and drink in schools across the country” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material" External link

bbc Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "We participate in the PISA exercise and we intend to continue to participate in that survey. The problem with sample surveys, like the Scottish Survey on Literacy and Numeracy, is that when there's an issue to be confronted - as there was in 2015 - the sample survey does not tell us where the problems lies, it tells us generically there's an issue, but not where the problem lies, and I'm interested in solving where the problems lie. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "When looking at the data in more detail it shows that in each of the reading, writing, listening and talking and numeracy at P1, P4 and P7 the results on most indicators show an improvement. S3 results show a similar picture at both third level and fourth level. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney added : “Rather the roots run deeper into how political systems protect self-interest and vested interests and employ public servants to resist compromises even where they are in the long-term benefit of their population,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The Gaelic language is a vital part of Scotland's cultural identity and we want to ensure those who wish to learn and use the language are given every opportunity to do so. " External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : "The Gaelic language is a vital part of Scotland's cultural identity and we want to ensure those who wish to learn and use the language are given every opportunity to do so. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said ( about Investment Programme ) : “High-quality, fit-for-purpose learning environments can make a real difference to the lives of pupils, teachers and parents, and to the communities they serve. The passion and enthusiasm displayed by the pupils whose own vision for a school for the future I have seen today is wonderful. My congratulations go to the winners and all those who presented their ideas. Pupils’ needs and wishes are at the centre of our approach as we take forward our £1 billion Learning Estate Investment Programme, the next phase of investment in schools and campuses” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 2, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “As we go into the last couple of weeks of the election there’s every opportunity for us to continue to build that momentum. I’m very optimistic we’ll be able to do that in seats like West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine where our teams are working so hard and where it’s so clear to voters that if they don’t want to wake up to the nightmare on December 13 of having a Boris Johnson government that they vote SNP to stop that happening” External link

eveningexpress Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “If you have extra money available at the end of the month, you can pay down your mortgage, which will reduce your interest payments over the life of the mortgage,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “I never thought in my lifetime I would see two hurricanes going the wrong way across Atlantic and approaching Ireland as we’ve had in the last 18 months,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “The 100 Restrooms Project is really about our community meeting our own basic human needs,” External link

startribune Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “While we deride their behaviour, we must learn the lessons of the victories of Trump and Johnson,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “When the history books come to be written, I believe these days will be seen as the moment Scotland took control of its own path,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney asserted : “Europe is ready to welcome Scotland as an equal member in our own right” External link

newstatesman Monday, October 14, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “While we deride their behaviour, we must learn the lessons of the victories of Trump and Johnson,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 14, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney said : “When the history books come to be written, I believe these days will be seen as the moment Scotland took control of its own path,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, October 14, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

John Sweeney responded : “Didn’t think I could have more respect for you than than I did before, but I do now. Take care” External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 11, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister15.00%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
secretary21.69%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
education secretary14.71%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
deputy1.34%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
education minister0.58%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
finance secretary29.30%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
former finance secretary0.35%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
attorney0.41%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
professor0.87%EN10/21/201721/10/2017
defense attorney0.47%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
reporter0.99%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
congressman0.17%EN08/27/201727/08/2017
finance minister1.69%EN08/19/201719/08/2017
coo0.23%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
farm coo0.06%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
future farm coo0.06%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
veteran0.06%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
manager0.06%EN06/28/201728/06/2017
leader0.29%EN06/13/201713/06/2017
cabinet secretary0.35%EN05/21/201721/05/2017
student0.12%EN04/14/201714/04/2017
former student0.12%EN04/14/201714/04/2017
journalist0.52%EN03/24/201724/03/2017
mp0.06%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
predecessor0.12%EN02/16/201716/02/2017
bbc journalist0.12%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
public defender0.12%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
defender0.12%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
vp0.23%EN12/15/201615/12/2016
expert0.12%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
Names Lang Count
John SwinneyEN48.84%
John SweeneyEN14.88%
John SwinneyES10.19%
John SwinneyEU10.14%
John SweeneyFR7.77%
John SweeneyEU7.69%
John SwinneyFR0.27%
John SweeneySA0.09%
JOHN SWEENEYEN0.04%
John SwinneyPT0.04%
John SwinneyPL0.04%


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