Johnstone criticises UK Gov for extending Universal Credit to Edinburgh with problems still not resolved

Johnstone criticises UK Gov for extending Universal Credit to Edinburgh with problems still not resolved

It is time to pause and properly fund and fix Universal Credit, before it causes any more misery, both in Edinburgh and nationwide Alison Johnstone MSP Scottish Greens have criticised the UK Government for extending the Universal Credit roll-out in Edinburgh when problems with the new system still have not...

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May’s Brexit deal will be profoundly damaging to Scotland, says Harvie

May’s Brexit deal will be profoundly damaging to Scotland, says Harvie

The only rational thing to do now is to stop the mess, and allow a People’s Vote to cancel Brexit. Patrick Harvie MSP Responding to today’s analysis from the Scottish Government showing the proposed Brexit deal could cost the equivalent of £1,600 for each person in Scotland by 2030, compared...

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BBC Scotland’s political editor under fire after news report pokes fun at FM’s Brexit press conference

BBC Scotland’s political editor under fire after news report pokes fun at FM’s Brexit press conference

A BBC Scotland reporter who only days ago refused to highlight key text of Theresa May’s Brexit agreement, that exposed the betrayal of Scotland’s fishing communities, has again come under fire. Brian Taylor has been slammed by critics after a news report he fronted poked fun at a Scottish government...

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Pods of Choice: Gaslit Nation, Fakenewscast and All Hail Pod

Pods of Choice: Gaslit Nation, Fakenewscast and All Hail Pod

Each week we showcase the best podcasts we’ve found (send us your suggestions). This week we have three new podcasts to recommend…. First up is Gaslit Nation with American journalists Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior, in this issue they discuss the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation, the tattered future of...

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Stop and Scrap Universal Credit

Stop and Scrap Universal Credit

Universal Credit goes “full service” in Edinburgh on 28th November. The government’s flagship benefit reform is bringing rising homelessness and soaring foodbank use in its wake. But in the capital, Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, Sisters Uncut, Oficina Precaria and other grass-roots groups are ready to resist… STOP & SCRAP UNIVERSAL...

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Theresa’s listening exercise

Theresa’s listening exercise

Theresa May is on tour in what she fondly imagines to be a listening exercise, or at least what she thinks we will be fooled into thinking is a listening exercise. She’s visiting Wales and Northern Ireland in an attempt to sell her Brexit deal. Scotland is supposed to be...

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Call to help out low-income families over school holidays

Call to help out low-income families over school holidays

It noted that during the school holidays a number of key supports for children and families are not provided – such as free school meals, breakfast clubs, after-school clubs, after-school activities and guidance and pastoral support within school. The independent body published a series of recommendations after it was asked...

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Action needed to protect wild salmon from fish farming, report finds

Action needed to protect wild salmon from fish farming, report finds

This could include the establishment of larger facilities offshore. Recent research by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency concluded that anti-lice medicine from salmon farms is “significantly impacting local marine environments”. The parasites occur in the natural environment but can exist in far higher numbers amongst farmed populations. Calling for additional...

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MSPs angry as key Brexit vote clashes with Scottish Budget day

MSPs angry as key Brexit vote clashes with Scottish Budget day

The collapse of May’s Government, a leadership challenge, a General Election, a People’s Vote or a no-deal Brexit are among the dramatic scenarios being forecast if the Commons rejects the deal. These would mean that the fall out of events at Westminster are likely to overshadow one of the most...

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