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Rob McDowall: Politicians may well be unpopular, but we all have a duty to protect them
Writer and human rights advocate Rob McDowall explains why he's campaigning for the Scottish Government to strengthen laws to protect parliamentarians
I AM an avid user of social media and I regularly disagree with policies and policy makers on Twitter and Facebook but I always try to do so as respectfully as possible. When you try to make a political point by attacking someone personally, I believe that you've lost the argument and lowered the tone into the bargain.
Thousands take to Glasgow streets in Sikh Vaisakhi celebration
Writer and human rights advocate Rob McDowall went along to the Nagar Kirtan procession in Glasgow as the city's Sikh community took to the streets to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival
SUNDAY saw thousands of people take to the streets and walk and dance across Glasgow as part of Sikh celebrations for Vaisakhi, which is celebrated on 13 or 14 of April each year.
Rob McDowall: Unity is key for #indyref2 - and that really does mean including everybody
Writer and Scottish independence supporter Rob McDowall says pro-indy groups should leave squabbling at the door and unite for the sake of Scotland
IT is no secret that I am an avid supporter of Scottish independence and that I am a card-carrying member of the Scottish National Party.
I of course, like many fellow independence supporters was disappointed at the result of the referendum but recognise the fantastic opportunity we have to regroup, refocus and design an offering which meets the needs and aspirations of the people of Scotland.
Rob McDowall: The House of Lords - a bastion of cronyism, fat cheque books and political favours
Writer and human rights advocate Rob McDowall says it's time to ditch the House of Lords retirement home
DAVID CAMERON'S dissolution peerages again shine a spotlight on one of the biggest political embarrassments in the United Kingdom: the House of Lords .
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