Extinction Rebellion Scotland protest MSPs' fossil fuel-linked pensions
Extinction Rebellion activists launched an early morning protest at the offices of Baillie Gifford in Edinburgh
- Activists barricade investment firm who manage £80mn Holyrood pension fund
- MSPs investment in Shell increased from £360,000 to £430,000 in 2019
OFFICES OF THE INVESTMENT FIRM responsible for MSP’s pension fund have been barricaded by Extinction Rebellion activists over links to the fossil fuel industry.
General Election 2019: CommonSpace guide to the key battles
CommonSpace takes a look at the key battles in Scotland and elsewhere
AS VOTERS head to the polls in the first winter election in over 100 years, several Scottish seats may become the most watched battlegrounds in Scotland and elsewhere come 10pm.
With pre-election polls predicting either a hung parliament or a narrow majority for Boris Johnson, the results in Scotland could prove key to deciding whether Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn walk into Number 10 Downing Street.
North East Fife
STUC urges Scotland’s trade unionists ‘to vote for social justice’
STUC welcomes positive engagement with its Manifesto for Social Justice from Labour, SNP and Scottish Greens, but receives no response from Conservatives or Liberal Democrats
- STUC Manifesto for Social Justice called on all prospective MPs to endorse the principles of fair work, the right to food and housing, and investment in public services
Equalities legislation under threat from Brexit and a General Election 'characterised by intolerance', warn Scottish Greens
All 22 Scottish Green candidates in next week’s General Election have signed the Equality Network’s LGBTI Equality Pledge, while the party’s Women’s Network has launched the Green Women’s Pledge