Exclusive: ‘No reason’ Alex Rowley shouldn’t be in Shadow Cabinet, Labour women’s group say
Shadow Cabinet reshuffle saw high profile centrist MSPs Anas Sarwar and Jackie Baillie removed
SCOTTISH LABOUR WOMEN’S MOVEMENT have defended the decision of party leader Richard Leonard to bring Alex Rowley MSP, who quit as deputy leader last December after allegations of harassment, back onto the Cabinet.
Woman duped into relationship by undercover cop tells how he used tales of childhood abuse and mental trauma as part of his act
CommonSpace reports from today’s [23 June] SpyCops conference, where a victim pushing for Scotland inquiry says ‘sinister, state-sponsored method acting’ was one piece of a disturbing puzzle designed to crush dissent
“IF YOU can imagine a really good method actor, someone like Christian Bale, who can change the way he looks, or Robert DeNiro, and they become someone else and they live it, I think it’s a little bit like that. A really sinister, state sponsored version of method acting.”
‘If someone seems too good to be true, they probably are’: Environmental activist speaks out on how undercover police shook her community
Ahead of ‘Spycops’ conference, Ellenor Hutson tells of how her environmental activism saw her mysteriously blacklisted from an industry she’d never worked in
“THE THING that sticks with me is that he was the person we wanted him to be. In our wildest dreams, he was who we’d want to attract to the movement.”
Revealed: 6 ways that new data exposes the inequalities of Scotland's communities
Official statistics show differences in health, wellbeing, and safety linked to people’s demographics and where they live
Class, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation remain strong indicators of inequalities in issues such as health, mental wellbeing and confidence in the police in Scottish communities.
Kurdish community shocked by police raids in Edinburgh
Kurdish community centre and homes raided by plain clothes police
THE Kurdish Community Centre and a number of Kurdish families in Edinburgh experienced raids by plain clothes police officers in the early hours of Wednesday (30 August) morning.
Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan and the Kurdish Community Centre condemned the raids as “an open form of racism” and have said that they believe that pressure from the Turkish consulate is behind the raids.
What's the record? Corbyn vs May on security and counter terror
CommonSpace looks at the policy issue now overwhelming this year’s General Election campaign: security
SECURITY AND COUNTER TERRORISM have come to dominate the UK General Election following the attacks in Manchester a fortnight ago and London Bridge on Saturday (4 June,) which took 29 lives combined and left many injured.
No charges to be pressed against Tories in election fraud cases
Tory MPs will not face charges for dubious battle bus expenses
THE TORY PARTY will face no charges in relation to investigations into claims it conducted electoral fraud during the General Election of 2015.
Up to 30 Tory MPs, many in marginal seats, were being probed by police over election expenses and the infamous conservative ‘battle bus’, used to take activists between crucial swing seats in England and Wales in 2015. All but one of the 30 investigations into Tory election spending in 2015 have been dropped without charges.
Mick Clocherty: Why fluffy social media use from our police forces is bad in the long run
Writer Mick Clocherty says social media's 'like and share' culture risks us giving too much of a free pass to authority
MEMES are everywhere. Everything from the top tier politics to your local kebab shop use them to convey a message on social media.
Half-priced chicken kebab? Picture of a creepy frog. Worst president ever? Picture of the chubby comic book nerd from The Simpsons. They've somehow passed through the deepest darkest recesses of the internet and into the public consciousness.
Charities slam UK Government for aiding whitewash of Bahrain police abuses
Millions of foreign office funds go to failed training of authoritarian police force
THE human rights charity Reprieve have condemned the UK foreign office and Northern Irish (NI) police forces for helping to train Bahrain’s police on how to tell bereaved families that officers would not be prosecuted after loved ones have died in custody.