Food insecurity must prompt SNP Ministers to think again about top-up of Child Benefit

Food insecurity must prompt SNP Ministers to think again about top-up of Child Benefit

I hope in light of the new findings on food insecurity SNP Ministers think again about a £5-a-week top-up of Child Benefit and finish the job on mitigating the Benefit Cap, to ensure families no longer go hungry. Alison Johnstone MSP Scottish Greens health spokesperson Alison Johnstone MSP is calling...

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Domestic Extremist

Domestic Extremist

For those of you who have been kettled, spied-on, beaten-up or impregnated this won’t come as a massive shock, but for the rest of you maybe it has. The recent expose of Police Scotland defining peaceful protestors defending communities against fracking as ‘domestic extremists’ might need some unpacking. After reports...

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Kate and the Brexit Lemons

Kate and the Brexit Lemons

There seems to be a convergence of post-factual truthers, Brexiteers, climate science deniers, people who hit quite a few of the branches when they fell out of the Stupid Tree and, er, Kate Hoey. Let’s see if we can separate the wheat from the chaff? First, those lemons. Poor Daniel...

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Geese and ganders

Geese and ganders

Tory MSP Miles Briggs was yesterday of sexual harassment claims by an internal Conservative Party inquiry process. We haven’t the slightest idea of what the facts of his specific case may or may not be, and as such express no view on it, but the nature of the process has...

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7 ways we’re keeping homes affordable

We believe that everyone in Scotland deserves a warm, affordable home. In government, we’re building more homes, we’re helping people buy their first home, we’re tackling fuel poverty and we’re ensuring tenants in the private rented sector don’t get ripped off. We’ve achieved a lot in the last ten years...

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