Global inequality report spurs demands for Scottish and UK governments to take action
Poverty Alliance calls on UK Government to immediately end the benefits freeze, and for the Scottish Government to bring forward the promised income supplement
- Oxfam report on world inequality found that the global super-rich are hiding $7.6 trillion from tax authorities
- The UK-based charity has urged national governments to raise taxes on the wealthy and increase investment in public services
The red herring: one year of Richard Leonard’s Scottish Labour leadership
Richard Leonard has not changed Scottish politics; he hasn’t even changed Scottish Labour
RICHARD LEONARD thinks Scottish independence would be a bad idea. This is not what we in the journalistic profession refer to as ‘breaking news’.
More specifically, Leonard believes that the “turmoil” of Brexit would be nothing compared to ending the 300 year “relationship” – a cute way of phrasing it – that is the Union.
Scottish Labour distance themselves from John McDonnell on tax cuts for higher earners
As SNP mock shadow chancellor’s lack of defiance to Tory tax cuts, Richard Leonard says raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority for the Scottish Government”
RICHARD LEONARD has attempted to distance Scottish Labour from shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s recent insistence that Labour would not oppose Tory tax cuts for higher earners announced in this week’s budget, instead arguing that raising the higher rate threshold “should not be a priority” in Scotland.
‘Change the language of poverty’: Children’s sector calls for 25 changes to improve lives of young Scots
Policy proposals and demands for cultural change chosen by Scottish young people have been published to mark the 25th anniversary of Children in Scotland
SCOTLAND’S YOUNG PEOPLE have demanded a lower voting age, better mental health care, an expansion of the rights of trans youth and a society-wide change in the way child poverty is talked about, via a new Scotland-wide campaign.
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.
Leah Franchetti: Reshuffles are a fact of life - time for Labour to roll its sleeves up
Leah Franchetti (@leahfranchetti), vice-chair of the Shettleston Labour Party and on the steering group of the Scottish Labour Women’s Movement, responds to Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard’s reshuffle on Thursday [4 October], where centrist MSPs Jackie Baillie and Anas Sarwar were booted out of the shadow cabinet
THE instinct of the Labour Party is, if there’s a problem, change the leader, sit back, fold your arms and wait to be disappointed because you’re sure it’s not going to deliver.
Beyond the Noise: Scottish Labour after Liverpool - from bad to worse?
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 outrage-driven social media news circus and gets to heart of issues, trying to finding the substance behind the headlines.
IN THIS episode, Jamieson and Jonathon Shafi, a Scottish socialist activist who attended the Liverpool Labour conference, discuss the struggle between different party factions and Scottish Labour's mounting difficulties after Richard Leonard’s calamitous performance.