Analysis: After the No Confidence vote falls - is the SNP ready to lead?
Mike Russell’s response to Theresa May’s defeat will not settle any of the arguments around a People’s Vote, but confirms that the Scottish Government has more options than an embattled British state
“ALL under heaven is utter chaos,” goes the cheery old dictum. “The situation is excellent.”
But, in wake of a defeat for Theresa May so humiliating it has actually made history, excellent for whom?
The personal is the political: Activism and mental health
Political activism poses numerous mental health challenges for those who commit to it – but does it also provide unique benefits?
ACTIVISM demands sacrifice. Even amongst those for whom political, social or economic change is not a consuming commitment, this much is generally understood.
Activists may be and often are called upon to sacrifice their time, energy and personal resources to the necessities of their respective causes, often while pulling off a difficult balancing act with personal and professional obligations.
Working people routinely struggle to afford food, new research finds
Citizens Advice Scotland report on food affordability, access and availability highlights hard choices facing many
SCOTTISH PEOPLE concerned about their food bills are routinely making sacrifices about the quality and the quantity of the food they eat, while many worry about food running out before they have the money to find more, new research from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.
Scottish Parliament hears calls for more to be done to protect the vulnerable from Home Office immigration law
Holyrood’s justice sub-committee on policing told that more people’s immigration status will become insecure after Brexit
SCOTLAND must “maximise all the opportunities we can get” to protect people subject to immigration law, due to the Home Office’s poor record in assessing vulnerability, a representative of the Scottish Refugee Council has told MSPs.
MEPs call for release of Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike
Four pro-independence Catalan leaders imprisoned for their role in the 2017 referendum began their hunger strike last week
DOZENS of MEPs have called upon the Spanish state to release Catalan political prisoners with all charges dropped, as four of the jailed leaders continue with a hunger strike.