Theresa May grilled over government links to Cambridge Analytica
Firm at the heart of Facebook data harvesting revelations has alleged links to Conservative Party
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has come under pressure to reveal any links between the UK Government and Cambridge Analytica, after reports reveal a number of key connections between the elections consultancy and the Conservative Party.
Westminster should mirror Scotland’s human rights approach post-Brexit, rights bodies warn
Human rights champions welcome retention of EU rights charter in Scottish Government’s Brexit legislation
THE INCLUSION of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, expected to pass in the Scottish Parliament today, has been celebrated by key human rights organisations.
Its impact, however, has been described as “limited” unless the UK Government reverses its intention to scrap the human rights charter upon leaving the EU.
First minister and MSPs speak out on online abuse as report exposes 'Toxic Twitter'
New Amnesty International research says Twitter is a “toxic place for women”
NEW RESEARCH by Amnesty International reveals the endemic nature of abuse and threats of violence directed at women on Twitter, particularly those who are politicians, journalists or other public figures, or who speak out on issues like sexism.
Tory MSP explains tweet singling out Muslim MSPs in call for condemnation of ‘anti-Semitism’
Jackson Carlaw has faced criticism for asking Scotland’s Muslim MSPs to condemn efforts to block pro-Israeli groups from anti-racism march
SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE MSP Jackson Carlaw has come under fire after singling out SNP MSP Humza Yousaf and Labour MSP Anas Sarwar in a call for condemnation of reports that pro-Israeli groups were blocked from a Glasgow Stand Up to Racism on Saturday.
Scotland could be “significantly more democratically enfranchised” than England post-Brexit
UK-EU transition deal means power over local election and referendum voting rights will return on exit date
AS THE UK-EU transition deal makes clear that the EU law which provides the right of EU citizens to vote in local elections and local referendums will no longer apply to the UK on exit date, the Scottish Government has asserted its intention to use its devolved powers to maintain and expand on voting rights in Scotland.
Tory cuts “£3bn deeper than expected” as benefit freeze continues
Latest inflation figures mean benefit freeze will hit people harder over the next three years
UK GOVERNMENT’S working-age benefits freeze policy will result in £3bn additional real terms cuts to people’s benefits over the next three years because of rising inflation, figures from the House of Commons Library have shown.
'Who is missing from culture in Scotland?' Festival of Ideas to ask the tough questions
CommonSpace spoke to Gerry Hassan about his upcoming event on cultural exclusion in Scotland
AN EVENT exploring ‘who and what is missing’ from culture in Scotland will be chaired by writer and commentator Gerry Hassan in Dundee this Saturday 24 March.
Patrick Harvie slams Corbyn’s immigration stance at Green conference
Green co-convener hits out at Labour for failing to offer alternative to Tory Brexit “path to destruction”
SCOTTISH GREENS national co-convener Patrick Harvie used his party conference speech on Saturday to offer harsh criticism of Labour, hitting out at leader Jeremy Corbyn for “blaming foreign workers for low wages”.
Recapturing energy of 2014 top of Green agenda, co-convener says
CommonSpace spoke to Scottish Green co-convener Maggie Chapman ahead of the party’s Spring conference
SPEAKING AHEAD of the Scottish Green Party’s Spring conference on Saturday, co-convener Maggie Chapman has said that re-awakening a positive vision for the future is essential during Scotland’s election down-time.
The Scottish Greens will hold their party conference on 17 March at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, where members will engage in discussion around key issues including Brexit, housing, and equal representation in politics.
Humza Yousaf calls for ‘Islamophobic’ councillor to stand down and face Labour expulsion
Councillor suspended by Labour after offensive remarks about Humza Yousaf urged to stand down from his position
COUNCILLOR JIM DEMPSTER of Dumfries and Galloway Council has been urged to stand down by transport minister Humza Yousaf over Islamophobic remarks, after Labour suspended him from the party on Thursday night.
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