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Scottish feed for Left Foot Foward - hard hitting news and analysis
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'The way forward must be an open and civil debate that examines the issues and has all options for Scotland’s future on the table.'The post The debate about Scotland’s future needs to go beyond independence vs the union appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
"With independence we can end the cycle of cruel and unaccountable Tory governments that we can do little to remove."The post Scottish independence would allow us to build a society based on hope, solidarity and human rights appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
The news you didn't see this week...The post Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 2, June 2022 appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
The news you didn't see this week...The post Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 1, June 2022 appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
'It is a telling insight into the arrogant and dismissive attitude that the Tory government has towards Scotland as a whole.'The post Jacob Rees-Mogg makes Tory crisis worse by turning it into a crisis of unionism appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
The news you didn't see this week...The post Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 1, January 2022 appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
The news you didn't see this week...The post Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 5, December 2021 appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
The news you didn’t see this week…The post Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 1, December 2021 appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
'No-one believes that Nicola Sturgeon is a Scottish Boris Johnson. Starmer doesn’t believe it himself. Yet, the Labour leadership tries to sell this fable.'The post Tommy Sheppard MP: Keir Starmer’s attacks on the SNP show a great deal of ignorance appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
'From 2007 to 2019, annual bus passenger journeys in Scotland plummeted by 121 million'The post Why we need publicly-owned buses in Scotland appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
The news you didn't see this week...The post Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 4, September 2021 appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
Davey was clear about the seats he wanted his party to take, specifically mentioning seats in Cambridgeshire and the Cotswolds, Stockport and Surrey, Hampshire and Hertfordshire. The post 5 takeaways from Ed Davey’s conference speech appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
SNP members have defied their own government by voting for a National Energy Company (NEC) ditched by party leaders just days ago.The post SNP Conference votes for National Energy Company ditched by Scottish Government appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
The party’s reign at the top of Scottish politics doesn’t stretch to the 1970s, but 14 years of power make it a rarity in European politicsThe post SNP conference: After 14 years in power, what challenges are left to the SNP? appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
'As it stands, the Elections Bill will disenfranchise countless citizens who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme'.The post How the upcoming Elections Bill will cause chaos with EU citizens’ voting rights appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
Consultation finds overwhelming support for clearing ex-miners' names. The post Scottish Government could pardon miners convicted during 1980s strikes appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
'The ongoing row in Scotland over the role of the Lord Advocate is of fundamental importance to Scottish democracy'.The post The powers of the Lord Advocate in Scotland need splitting appeared first on Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK's progressive debate.
'Johnson attempting to directly and publicly undermine Scottish autonomy would not play well in his favour.'
'If elections can be held whether in Scotland or even the USA, and if major events can be hosted whether COP26 or the Euros, it’s absurd to suggest it’s just not feasible to hold a referendum.'
Kenny MacAskill argues that there are changes that can be made to the constitutional settlement without a referendum.
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