WATCH: Shelter Scotland threatens Glasgow City Council with legal action
CommonSpace
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Shelter Scotland calls on Glasgow City Council to meet its legal obligation to the city’s rough sleepersToday [19 August 2019] Shelter Scotland handed in a letter to Glasgow City Council calling on it to end the unlawful practice of denying homeless people temporary accommodation. It cites 3365 instances where homeless people were turned away without a bed for the night. The letter was...
Leaving our fate in the hands of another country is clearly folly
The National
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WITH or without Brexit, surely the case for independence has been made?
Ensuring effective delivery of the CMAL contracts
Scottish Government
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Board to determine a new delivery schedule by the end of October.
Indyref2 risks being influenced by dark money without harsher penalties, warns Adam Ramsay
CommonSpace
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An openDemocracy petition calling for higher fines for electoral lawbreaking has now passed over 100,000 signatoriesPossibility of a second indyref, a General Election and a People’s Vote makes effective penalties for abuses of the electoral system all the more urgent, argues openDemocracy editor Adam RamsayIn 2018, the Electoral Commission imposed the maximum fine currently possible on the...
Thorniewood (North Lanarkshire) By-Election, 19/09/19
Ballot Box Scotland
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We’re getting a double helping of Lanarkshire by-elections this summer, though fortunately this North Lanarkshire contest is for happier reasons. One of two Labour councillors [...]
BLACKFORD: MPs MUST WORK TOGETHER TO SCRAP ‘DEVASTATING’ NO-DEAL BREXIT
Helensburgh SNP
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COMMONS MUST WORK TO PASS LEGISLATION TO RULE OUT NO-DEALThe SNP Westminster Leader has called on MPs to introduce legislation to stop Boris Johnson forcing a no-deal Brexit.Ian Blackford MP said now is the moment of “maximum opportunity” for MPs to rule out no-deal, calling on colleagues across party divides to take control of the Commons Order Paper and pass legislation blocking Boris...
SEEKING A REPLACEMENT BLOCKCHAIN DEMOCRACY PLATFORM – SCOTLAND PILOT
YesDayScotland
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The emerging global #BlockchainDemocracy platform providers are very obviously up against pressures from the existing commercial providers of archaic paper voting systems. The financial viability of new global democracy is at stake.  Governments are intrigued by the new possibilities that blockchain’s distributed ledger technology is going to bring. But which country will be the first to...
The City of London extracts wealth from the rest of the UK's regions, inquiry submission finds
CommonSpace
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Report finds the City of London’s “financial superstructure extracts wealth from Britain’s regionsSubmission to UK Parliament inquiry into regional imbalances finds that the financial sector overwhelmingly located in the City of London extracts wealth from other UK regions, including ScotlandAnalysis challenges conventional view of London and the South-East as disproportionate wealth...
SNP warns Tory government not to increase state pension age
The SNP
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A think tank has warned the UK can no longer afford its current pension plan, and has proposed the state pension age should rise to 75 over the next 16 years.
Police called in as students promote anti-Trump Fringe show on Edinburgh's Royal Mile
The Scotsman
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Students advertising their Fringe show in the Royal Mile were approached by police after a man complained their costumes were “inappropriate”.