Response to Tory MP's "Suicide" Comment (14/6/18)

I wanted to put on record my utter disgust at the comments made in the Chamber by a Tory MP that "suicide" was an option for the leader of the SNP to consider

I have close friends affected by the suicide of family members, and having recently visited my local branch of the Samaritans and talked to volunteers and staff there, I know first–hand the devastating affects this can have on all.

As parliamentarians we must always be mindful of the power of the language we use, and I wanted to call on the Leader of the House today to ensure that appropriate actions are taken to rectify this behaviour.