Bullying at Westminster: What you need to know
In the wake of a recent damning review by Dame Laura Cox QC, how can UK politics combat bullying in the House of Commons?
IT IS “difficult to envisage” how the reforms needed to tackle widespread bullying and harassment at Westminster can be delivered under the House of Commons’ current administration, a damning report published on Tuesday (16 October) Dame Laura Cox QC concluded.
SNP MP launches 'crucial' bid for reform to Universal Credit over domestic abuse risk
An SNP MP wants to use new domestic abuse legislation to close a Universal Credit loophole which leaves claimants open to financial abuse by their partners
NEW DOMESTIC ABUSE legislation at Westminster could be used to reform Universal Credit payments to protect people from financial abuse, announcing plans to amend government proposals Dr Philipa Whitford said the change was "crucial".
Lynn Henderson: Why Westminster can learn from Scotland in creating a more democratic, consensual politics
Ahead of TUC congress next week in Manchester, STUC President Lynn Henderson makes the workers´case for democratic reform at Westminster, arguing that ending first-past-the-post will lead to more progressive policy
THERE´S no denying that devolution has granted the people of Scotland greater autonomy over our own affairs.
But devolution has also shown that there are other ways of doing politics than the stale model used at Westminster.
It has given us a focal point, and the Scottish Parliament has developed its own voice and confidence.
Neo-liberal thinktank hit by 'cash for access' scandal after undercover sting
The hard Brexit think-tank is being investigated after an undercover sting showed think tank bosses offering US donors access to government ministers in exchange for funding
THINKTANKS which are not transparent about funding risk bringing the entire sector into disrepute, a leading Scottish think-tank has said after a "cash for access" scandal engulfed the neo-liberal Institute of Economic Affairs.
Explainer: How could Theresa May be evicted from No 10?
After Boris Johnson and David Davis make their cabinet exit, how could Theresa May be replaced?
SPECULATION about Theresa May's tenancy at No 10 Downing Street has dominated the week, but how could she actually be replaced?
As two of Theresa May's top government team seemed to desert her, with the resignations of Brexit boss David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson, political pundits began to wonder how long the beleaguered prime minister could hold.
Nuclear disarmament protesters from Scotland chain themselves to Westminster
The UK has refused to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which if ratified by 50 countries will make the possession of nuclear weapons illegal
ANTI-TRIDENT protestors from Scotland have chained themselves to the UK Parliament, demanding the government signs the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and disarms its Trident nuclear missiles.
Call for Scottish MPs to resist attempt 'to make Britain militarily great again', as committee proposes £20bn extra for Defence
Three per cent of GDP on Defence would make the UK the biggest Defence spender in Europe by far, with Greece in second at 2.4 per cent of GDP
A NEW parliamentary report published today by the House of Commons Defence Select Committee has called for a significant hike in funding at a cost of £20 billion per year, a figure described as “staggering” by the SNP’s CND convenor, Bill Ramsay.
As protesters against the power grab rally outside of Holyrood, SNP membership swells by over 5000
Scottish Greens call for debate within the independence movement in the wake of devolution crisis
THE SNP has gained 5,085 members in the aftermath of the UK Government’s dismissal of concerns over the devolution settlement during this week’s EU Withdrawal Bill vote, it was revealed today [14 June].
MPs put pressure on John Bercow to step down amid bullying claims
Tory MPs to lodge no confidence motion against Speaker John Bercow, as pressure for a formal investigation mounts
FOLLOWING allegations of bullying against Speaker of the House John Bercow which came to light in a BBC Newsnight report last week, Tory MP Andrew Bridgen – a longstanding critic of Bercow – has said he will lodge an early day motion of no confidence in the speaker on Monday.