‘Challenging stigma means challenging the law’: SNP backs drug decriminalisation
SNP conference votes to reform the Misuse of Drugs Act to decriminalise possession and consumption of drugs
SNP MEMBERS have today (13 October) voted unanimously to decriminalise the possession and consumption of drugs, with the aim of addressing the high rate of drug deaths in Scotland.
In 2018, 1,187 people died from drug-related causes in Scotland, giving Scotland the worst rates of drug deaths in Europe and a rate nearly three times that of the UK as a whole.
Fundraising for monument to Scottish conscientious objectors tops £25,000
Campaign hopes to erect bronze memorial in Edinburgh for the centenary of the end of imprisonment of First World War objectors next year
THE CAMPAIGN for an Edinburgh memorial to the thousands of Scottish conscientious objectors (COs) who refused on political, religious or moral grounds to fight in the First World War has announced that over £25,000 has already been raised towards its construction.
Tommy Sheppard: Explaining Scotland's vote against Brexit
Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East and SNP Spokesperson on the House of Lords, Scotland and Cabinet Office, explores why Scotland voted overwhelmingly against Brexit, as part of the Compass´thinktank´s report ‘The causes and cures of Brexit’
I’VE been asked to give a Scottish perspective on why people here voted for Brexit. Or, more to point, why they didn’t.
Poll: No cracks in the pro-indy vote as Yes nears the finishing line
Despite fears over Brexit, new polling shows 46 per cent in favour of an independent Scotland
NEARLY HALF OF SCOTS back an independent Scotland, according to a new Ipsos Mori poll conducted on behalf of STV News.
Echoing the results of the 2014 independence referendum, in which 44.7 per cent of Scottish voters chose Yes, the polling would indicate that support for Scottish independence has not dramatically risen or fallen, but remained solid.
Radical Independence conference: Putting Jeremy Corbyn in Number 10 will not solve the crisis of the British state
Speakers at the RIC conference address the limitations of Corbynism in tackling the British establishment
UK LABOUR LEADER Jeremy Corbyn may be “a new kind of Labour leader”, but putting him in power will not solve the imbalances of the British state, argued speakers at the spring conference of the Radical Independence Campaign (RIC).