Ruth Davidson mocked over £3000 fee for article on moral capitalism
The Scottish Conservative leader has been labelled a hypocrite over the large sum paid for an article calling for a “re-boot” of capitalism
RUTH DAVIDSON, the Scottish Conservative leader and MSP for Edinburgh Central, has faced criticism and mockery following the revelation that she was paid £3000 for an article on the right wing political commentary website Unherd.
EU “power grab” Withdrawal Bill passes by 36 votes
Despite widespread criticism, EU Withdrawal Bill makes it through first Commons vote
THE second reading of the EU Withdrawal Bill concluded on Monday (12 September), with MPs voting 326 to 290 to let the bill continue to the committee stage.
No Conservative or DUP MPs voted against the bill, while seven Labour MPs rebelled against the party whip to vote for the Bill.
Catalans for Yes ask Nicola Sturgeon to support independence referendum
Spanish constitutional court has suspended the Catalan referendum deeming it “illegal”
A PRO-INDEPENDENCE group in Catalonia has asked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to support the planned referendum in the region.
Catalans for Yes (CfY) wrote to the first minister after Spain denounced the vote scheduled for 1 October as “illegal”.
The Catalan regional government passed a motion to hold the referendum next month and claims the vote will allow it to declare independence from Spain within 48 hours - should Yes vote be returned.
Pressure mounts on Anas Sarwar over low wages at family firm
As Anas Sarwar makes his candidacy for Scottish Labour leader official, his family firm responds to controversy by claiming to support “the principle” of a living wage
UNITED WHOLESALE (SCOTLAND) LTD (UWS), the family firm in which Scottish Labour leadership candidate and living wage advocate Anas Sarwar reportedly has a multi-million pound stake, has defended itself against criticism over the low wages paid to its employees.
Anti-fascist demonstration outnumbers Scottish Defence League protest
The Scottish Defence League was met with a huge counter-protest in Perth
A SCOTTISH Defence League (SDL) protest in Perth attracted “hundreds” as anti-fascists united to oppose the group’s presence.
The SDL is against the construction of a new £1m mosque on Jeanfield Road in the city, and had organised a demonstration to vent anger at the Muslim community and Perth and Kinross Council on Sunday.
Basic income advocates welcome discussion after @scotgov announces research funding
The Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland offers comment and analysis on the Scottish Government’s plan to fund research into a basic income
THE CITIZEN’S BASIC INCOME NETWORK SCOTLAND has welcomed renewed discussion regarding the possibility of a basic income scheme for Scotland, with one of its trustees arguing that “at the right level” a basic income could “do away with poverty”.
Catalans for Yes say moves by Spain on referendum are a “threat to democracy”
The Catalan regional government passed a bill to legalise the referendum vote next month
A PRO-CATALAN group says it is fully behind its government’s plans to hold an independence referendum.
Catalans for Yes (CfS) – a group comprising of Scots living in Catalonia and Catalans living in Scotland, and which supports independence for both – declared its support for the vote after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called on the constitutional court to suspend the law passed by the Catalan regional government.
EXCLUSIVE: Brain family in fresh fight to remain in Scotland
Brain family say they have lost £35,000 during case, but need to find another £12,000 this month to remain in the UK
AN AUSTRALIAN family that have fought a long-running battle with the Home Office could still face deportation.
The Brain family needs to raise £12,000 to cover the cost of a Tier 2 Visa extension by the end of this month or they will be removed from the country.
Medicinal cannabis campaign returns to Holyrood
The Medicinal Cannabis Reform Campaign Scotland meet with MSPs to discuss decriminalisation
THE MEDICINAL CANNABIS REFORM CAMPAIGN SCOTLAND, a group advocating the decriminalisation of cannabis for medical purposes, is meeting at Holyrood for the second time this year to discuss the possibility of future legal reform on the issue.
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