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What’s preventing many Scots from accessing food which is available, accessible, adequate and sustainable?
IN A NEW report published today [15 April], the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) argued that the ‘right to food’ should be enforced within Scots Law.
The report provides a detailed account of how many Scots are currently being denied the right to food, defined as food which “must be available, accessible (economically and physically), adequate (satisfying dietary needs, safe and culturally acceptable) and sustainable”.
Suzy Cargill from Edinburgh’s experience at the sharp end of ‘welfare reform’ and the housing crisis has left her homeless, and considering moving away from a city she has no desire to leave
SUZY CARGILL, 46, a musician based in Leith, Edinburgh, got a call out of the blue on 10 January.
It was someone from the DWP. They said that her Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) payments were stopping immediately, as of that phone call.
“When she said that I froze - I didn’t think that could happen,” Suzy says.
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that the SNP is on the verge of swallowing all of Better Together’s arguments in the last referendum – and weakening the independence case in the process
IS BETTER TOGETHER taking over the SNP? The party’s new spiritual leader (Andrew Wilson) was on BBC radio quite openly telling Scotland that independence will be pain and sacrifice, that Britain is a fine economic and political institution and that Scotland shouldn't get above itself with talk of its own currency.
CommonSpace publishes the amendments to the motion at SNP conference on the Growth Commission report
SNP CONFERENCE on 27 April in Edinburgh is set to be crucial in settling the party’s key policies for a future independence referendum.
The controversial Growth Commission report published last year and chaired by Andrew Wilson, corporate lobbyist and former MSP, is set to be voted on by the party in a slightly revised form via a motion put forward to the conference by Finance Minister Derek Mackay and deputy leader Keith Brown.
Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at the University of London, responds to Derek Mackay’s article in The National on Saturday [6 April] on currency and an independent Scotland