Alex Salmond wins case against @ScotGov over handling of sexual harassment claims
Former FM says Scottish Government "made an abject surrender" and calls for Permanent Secretary to consider her position
FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has won his case against the Scottish Government after it admitted it had breached guidelines in investigating allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Judge Lord Pentland told the Court of Session in Edinburgh that the Scottish Government had acted unlawfully “in respect that they were procedurally unfair" and "tainted with apparent bias".
‘We want to see a fightback’: Protests greet Edinburgh Universal Credit roll-out
Universal Credit claimants in the capital won’t receive their first payment until the New Year, while the City of Edinburgh Council has already set aside £3m to mitigate the effects of the new system
UNIVERSAL CREDIT (UC), the widely criticised new system at the heart of Tory welfare reforms, began its roll-out in Edinburgh today [28 November], eliciting a storm of protest from opposition politicians and local activists.
£9.2 trillion drained from India during British rule, economist finds
“The modern capitalist world would not exist without colonialism and the drain,” says Indian economist Utsa Patnaik
BRITAIN impoverished India over the course of its colonial rule by a staggering £9.2 trillion, laying the groundwork for modern international capitalism and holding back present-day India’s ability to escape poverty, a leading Indian economist has claimed.
In the Basque Country post-ETA, Spanish intransigence remains the final barrier to peace
CommonSpace speaks to Ander Larunbe Anderson, international representative of the socialist pro-independence Basque party Sortu, about the challenges ahead for conflict resolution in the Basque Country
IN MAY 2018, the Basque nationalist paramilitary group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) officially disbanded, almost half a century after first engaging in political violence and just over a year after the group staged a disarmament ceremony in the south of France.
‘Nae Nazis’: Steven Bannon protest sees activist arrested
As the former Trump strategist speaks to the BBC, protest organisers claim police threatened them with arrest for holding anti-Nazi signs
PROTESTS against the presence of Steve Bannon, the far-right former strategist to US President Donald Trump, at a BBC hosted media conference in Edinburgh saw one activist arrested for “threatening and abusive behaviour”, with protest organisers claiming that police had threatened those holding anti-Nazi signs with further arrests.
'It’s time the voice of the voiceless are heard': Family of Katie Allan demand justice in meeting with justice secretary
Following the death of two young people in custody, their families call for measures to tackle suicides from the Scottish Government
SCOTLAND has failed the test of a civilised society following the death of two young people in custody by suicide, according to lawyer and human rights advocate Aamer Anwar.
Scottish Parliament slams Universal Credit ahead of UN inquiry into Tory austerity
Tory welfare cuts will result in £3.7b reduction of social security spending in Scotland
THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT united against both the Scottish Conservatives and the UK Government during a debate on the impact of Universal Credit and Tory welfare cuts on those in poverty in Holyrood today [6 November].
The debate comes as the United Nations special investigator on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, begins a two-week inquiry into the impact of austerity in the UK and its effect on human rights.
Scottish Labour distance themselves from John McDonnell on tax cuts for higher earners
As SNP mock shadow chancellor’s lack of defiance to Tory tax cuts, Richard Leonard says raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority for the Scottish Government”
RICHARD LEONARD has attempted to distance Scottish Labour from shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s recent insistence that Labour would not oppose Tory tax cuts for higher earners announced in this week’s budget, instead arguing that raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority” in Scotland.