Edinburgh anti-racist campaigners stand up to Islamophobia
Protest planned by Stand Up to Racism Edinburgh in response to ‘Punish a Muslim’ hate campaign
A DEMONSTRATION against the notorious ‘Punish a Muslim’ hate campaign will be held in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening, echoing similar anti-racist events taking place across the UK.
The protest, convened as part of ‘Stand Up To Islamophobia Day’, has been organised by the campaign group Stand Up to Racism Edinburgh, and will be held at the Mound at 5.30pm.
Tory MSP explains tweet singling out Muslim MSPs in call for condemnation of ‘anti-Semitism’
Jackson Carlaw has faced criticism for asking Scotland’s Muslim MSPs to condemn efforts to block pro-Israeli groups from anti-racism march
SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE MSP Jackson Carlaw has come under fire after singling out SNP MSP Humza Yousaf and Labour MSP Anas Sarwar in a call for condemnation of reports that pro-Israeli groups were blocked from a Glasgow Stand Up to Racism on Saturday.
NHS Scotland workforce reaches record high
Number of professionals working in NHS Scotland has increased by almost 1,000 in the past year
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has announced that NHS Scotland’s workforce has reached a record high of more than 140,000 whole time equivalent (WTE) staff.
Omar Afzal: Why Scottish attitudes towards Muslims are not as progressive as the country often thinks
Muslim Council of Scotland head of comms Omar Afzal calls for action to tackle discrimination against BME communities in Scotland
AT the recent launch of a cross party group for tackling racism and Islamophobia, Anas Sarwar MSP spoke about experiencing prejudice and hate throughout his life and in particular, his recent Scottish Labour leadership campaign.
Richard Leonard elected as new leader of Scottish Labour
Former GMB official Richard Leonard succeeds Kezia Dugdale in Scottish Labour leadership
AN ALLY OF UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been overwhelmingly elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour.
Richard Leonard was elected with 52 per cent of Scottish Labour party members in a leadership contest against the centrist candidate Anas Sarwar.
Leonard: Legislation is needed to end charitable status for private schools
CommonSpace’s David Thomson reports from the Scottish Labour leadership hustings in Brighton
SCOTTISH LABOUR LEADERSHIP candidate Richard Leonard has called for legislation to end the charitable status private schools receive in Scotland.
During a Daily Record-sponsored hustings meeting at the Labour party conference in Brighton on Tuesday [26 September 2017], the Central Scotland MSP said that it is “grossly unfair” that state schools have to pay rates whereas private schools do not.
Anas Sarwar pledges to "park tanks on Sturgeon's lawn" in Scottish Labour leadership bid
Anas Sarwar is one of two candidates in the race to replace Kezia Dugdale, reports Alasdair Clark
ANAS SARWAR launched his Scottish Labour leadership campaign on Friday in the heart of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency, saying voters faced a choice between protesting about the country's ills, or choosing a leader who can defeat inequality as a future Labour first minister.
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.