Extinction Rebellion activists arrested following occupation of Shell rig
Several activists from the environmentalist group climbed aboard a gas rig destined for the North Sea early this morning
- Extinction Rebellion Scotland activists begin “extended occupation” of gas rig to prevent its transport to the North Sea
- Environmental protest group promises a series of further solidarity actions of the next 10 days
- ‘Rig rebels’ demand action from the UK and Scottish Governments on the fossil fuel industry’s role in the climate emergency
General Election analysis: Now is the time of monsters
Discerning the lessons of yesterday’s vote will be difficult; learning from them will be even harder
THOSE WHO will suffer in the years to come – whose pain and deaths will eventually be counted as the true fruit of Boris Johnson’s premiership – will have little use for political analysis. As the morning dawned and appeared even darker than the night which preceded it, those of us attempting to make sense of the General Election result should remind ourselves of this.
STUC urges Scotland’s trade unionists ‘to vote for social justice’
STUC welcomes positive engagement with its Manifesto for Social Justice from Labour, SNP and Scottish Greens, but receives no response from Conservatives or Liberal Democrats
- STUC Manifesto for Social Justice called on all prospective MPs to endorse the principles of fair work, the right to food and housing, and investment in public services
Sean Bell: Labour has made a rod for its own back over the SNP and independence
With days to go before the General Election, CommonSpace editor Sean Bell considers the speculation surrounding a possible deal between Labour and the SNP
THOSE for whom politics is a profession are fond of analogies concerning the manufacture of sausages, nationalised or otherwise. It’s a grim business, they say knowingly, and much like political compromise, no one really wants to see how it’s done.
Equalities legislation under threat from Brexit and a General Election 'characterised by intolerance', warn Scottish Greens
All 22 Scottish Green candidates in next week’s General Election have signed the Equality Network’s LGBTI Equality Pledge, while the party’s Women’s Network has launched the Green Women’s Pledge