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
Analysis: Gathering storm – why 2020 is set to be a year of tension between Edinburgh and London
Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement points to a year of confrontation between the Scottish and UK Governments
NICOLA STURGEON’s speech today (17 December) in the Scottish Parliament reasserting Scotland’s right to self-determination, and the SNP’s mandate to secure it, indicate a coming year of tension between the Scottish Government, the wider independence movement and Boris Johnson’s new administration.
Analysis: How has Russia, rather than Trump, become the GE19 threat?
Dark murmurings about Russian influence, backed with threadbare evidence, have become par for the course of western politics
US President Donald Trump could not be arriving in London for the Nato summit at a more sensitive time.
‘Offer no legitimacy to those who serve the interests of big business’: Campaigners back emergency Holyrood motion on Bolivia
Scottish Government appeals for “democratic solution” in Bolivia, but offers no comment on whether it recognises the self-appointed interim presidency of Jeanine Añez