Patrick Harvie: Scottish government and local councils should set up energy firm to combat big business
The answer to the energy problem is a fresh approach, says Harvie
THE Scottish government and local councils should team up together to establish a publicly-owned energy company in order to combat big business energy suppliers, writes leader of the Scottish Green Party Patrick Harvie.
North Lanarkshire prepares to resist job cuts from Tata steel and austerity
Community campaign established to combat "devastating" impact on local economy
CAMPAIGNERS have established a new movement to defend communities in North Lanarkshire from the twin impact of the job losses at the Motherwell Tata steel works and job losses caused by cuts to the local authority.
North Lanarkshire Fights Back has been established by local residents after 225 job losses from the Tata steel plant in Motherwell and PS45m in cuts by North Lanarkshire Council were both announced within a week.
Refugee images "should shame us all" says Humza Yousaf after Lesbos visit
Scottish Government minister calls on Europe to act now following his trip to Greece
HUMZA YOUSAF, Scotland’s minister for Europe and international development, has described a recent visit to Lesbos as “eye opening and emotional”.
Lesbos has witnessed thousands of refugees arriving on a daily basis who are fleeing conflict or persecution.The island is struggling to manage the influx of men, women and children arriving on its shores, most of whom are traumatised and suffering from exhaustion.
Social media explodes over David Cameron #piggate and drugs claims
Former Conservative party treasurer makes claims of drug taking and debauched behaviour in prime minister’s student days
SOCIAL MEDIA has reacted feverishly to lurid claims by former Conservative party treasurer and respected pollster Lord Ashcroft regarding Prime Minister David Cameron.