Scottish Greens welcome inclusive education commitment

Every young person in Scotland is entitled to an inclusive education which recognises their identity and sexual orientation. Ross Greer MSP Today (8 November) the Scottish Greens, the first party to back the TIE campaign for LGBTI inclusive education in Scotland, welcomed the Government’s announcement that it would accept in...

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Peronism in Trumpland

Peronism in Trumpland

One of the primary rules of neoliberalism is to cut government spending and shrink the size of the state, so public services can be privatised for private profit. Profits which, incidentally, usually end up centralised in big US investment banks. Thus US imperialism (via the IMF and World Bank) has...

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A BBC Scotland complaint: P1 assessment falsehoods

A BBC Scotland complaint: P1 assessment falsehoods

Complaint submitted on Nov 4th, 2018 This complaint relates to broadcasts on Good Morning Scotland and Reporting Scotland on October 25th. On October 25th various BBC Scotland presenters, referring to a motion on P1 assessments, claimed Holyrood had voted to “abandon the system”, “scrap” and “drop” P1 assessments. The broadcasts...

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Listener who complained about lack of ‘MSP Brexit vote’ coverage on GMS told to “buy a fish supper” if he wants yesterday’s news

Listener who complained about lack of ‘MSP Brexit vote’ coverage on GMS told to “buy a fish supper” if he wants yesterday’s news

A listener who complained about the lack of coverage on a flagship BBC Scotland news programme has been told to “buy a fish supper” if he wants to read “yesterday’s news”. The listener, Michael Maloney, had complained that morning news programme Good Morning Scotland had not covered a key Brexit...

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Lessons from Norway on Power and Democracy

Lessons from Norway on Power and Democracy

The third in the Nation series looking at Scotland’s northern neighbours, from Lesley Riddoch and Phantom Power, is in my opinion the best so far. It raises important questions about land ownership and democracy, about how structural engineering has a long-term impact on a country’s deeper sustainability, and crucially it...

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Campaign calls for action to help one million Scots in poverty

Campaign calls for action to help one million Scots in poverty

The Child Poverty Act 2017 makes Scotland the only part of the UK with targets for reducing poverty. It requires the Scottish Government to reduce the number of children who live in poverty by 2030. A delivery plan was published in March but the Poverty Alliance has set out its...

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Unification ‘the only Brexit win’ for Northern Ireland, report claims

Unification ‘the only Brexit win’ for Northern Ireland, report claims

The report examined three potential scenarios: a hard Brexit, in which all of the UK leaves the single market and the customs union; Northern Ireland remaining within the single market and customs union; and the unification of Ireland. It found that a hard Brexit would reduce Northern Ireland’s GDP by...

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Hope of rescue remains as Michelin staff return to Dundee plant

Hope of rescue remains as Michelin staff return to Dundee plant

READ MORE: Michelin say Economy Secretary has till end of month to save factory It will also consider a two-year viability plan drawn up by the union Unite after the company announced production wold be cut due to deteriorating market conditions in Europe. Michelin blamed the closure on an influx...

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