‘Let’s fill Edinburgh’: ANC Scotland prepares for weekend of action in solidarity with Catalan prisoners and exiles
Campaign launched for Scottish citizens to offer free accommodation to visiting Catalans
FOLLOWING the withdrawal of the European Arrest Warrants for Clara Ponsati and all other Catalan politicians sought by the Spanish authorities, the grassroots solidarity organisation Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Scotland has announced a series of actions across Edinburgh this weekend to show support for Catalan political prisoners and exiles.
UK Government refuses to confirm renewal of death penalty opposition as US executions loom
Westminster debate follows revelation that the UK would not seek a ‘death penalty assurance’ from the US for two accused Islamic State members
THE UK GOVERNMENT has failed to confirm that the UK’s opposition to the death penalty would be renewed as a policy, during a House of Commons debate on Monday [23 July] spurred by the potential execution in the US of two British terror suspects.
Scottish parliamentarians turn out in support of Catalan referendum
Figures from Scottish politics have joined with Catalan delegates to defend Sunday’s vote
THE SOLIDARITY between Scotland and Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s embattled Catalan independence referendum was further articulated on Thursday night, when figures from Scottish politics came together with a delegation from the Catalan Government to explain the unfolding situation and defend a right to democracy they claim has been imperilled.
Joanna Cherry MP: UK surveillance powers have gone further than any other Western democracy
Joanna Cherry MP QC says UK surveillance powers have gone ‘further than any other Western democracy’
THE UK has gone “further than any other Western democracy” in its extension of surveillance powers, according to SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC.
The comments were made during a panel discussion held by Scottish PEN, an organisation which works to defend freedom of speech, after a screening of documentary film The Haystack, which explores the UK Investigatory Powers (IP) Bill.
Scottish PEN organises free screening of Haystack documentary with Q+A
Scottish PEN to showcase a screening of The Haystack documentary at CCA on 17 August
SCOTTISH PEN, an organisation of activists who campaign for freedom of speech, have organised a screening of The Haystack documentary, an investigation into 21st century surveillance in the UK and the drafted Investigatory Powers (IP) Bill which will support it. on Wednesday 17 August at the CCA in Glasgow.
Ian Blackford rules himself out of SNP depute leadership race
Being depute leader as well as MP and Westminster leader was “maybe too much to ask,” Blackford said
IAN BLACKFORD, the SNP Westminster leader and MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, has announced that he will not be seeking the SNP depute leadership.
Ivan McKee considering running for SNP depute leadership
The SNP MSP told CommonSpace he has “been asked by a number of people” to think about standing as Angus Robertson’s successor
IVAN MCKEE is considering running in the upcoming SNP depute leadership election, the MSP has confirmed.
Speaking to CommonSpace, the MSP for Glasgow Provan said: “I have been asked by a number of people to think about that [running for depute leader], but it’s too early for me to have come to any conclusion.” Asked to confirm that he hadn’t ruled it out, McKee said: “Correct.”