Zero Covid Scotland campaign set to launch

SCOTTISH CAMPAIGNERS CALLING for a new ‘Zero Covid’ approach to the pandemic from governments are winning support from leading politicians. Dr Philippa Whitford, SNP MP for Central Ayrshire and a sponsor of a cross- party Zero Covid motion signed by 40 MPs...

Scotland to defend Human Rights Act

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT will strongly oppose any attempt to weaken the UK Human Rights Act, Equalities and Human Rights Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has said. In a detailed evidence submission to the UK Independent Human Rights Review, which was established by...

Budget will make poverty worse, says JRF

MORE PEOPLE WILL be swept into poverty as a result of decisions made in the Chancellor’s budget yesterday (3 March 2021), says the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in an incisive response to the UK Government’s plans. Helen Barnard of JRF said: “It is...

Chancellor ‘gambling with the recovery’

COMMENTING ON THE BUDGET statement from the UK Government, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The chancellor is making a dangerous bet on the economy bouncing back on its own. He is gambling with the recovery when he should have acted to create jobs. “We are...

ICC to investigate in Palestinian territories

THE NEWS THAT FATOU BENSOUDA, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has opened a formal investigation into the “Situation in Palestine” is a historic breakthrough, says Amnesty International. The investigation will cover crimes committed in the...

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