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Lennon v Sarwar – it doesn’t make a difference

And just like that, it is finally over. The man who once I ‘affectionately’ referred to as the-soon-to-be-former Labour leader is now the former Labour leader. Goodbye Richard Leonard and hello to whichever inept, useless toady will replace him. Currently the two most likely replacement candidates are Anas Sarwar and Monica Lennon. Though I’m never […]

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Scotland becomes first nation to champion free period products

Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free period products for all, paving the way to reduce period poverty and remove the taboo surrounding menstruation. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act passed unanimously through its final stage on Tuesday evening, despite initial fears that the cost could exceed the estimated […]

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Scottish Labour must advocate for greater devolved power and a more federal UK

Although the UK wide election result was disastrous for the Labour Party, the Scottish result was cataclysmic. To find an example of a comparable defeat, you must back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The scale of Scottish Labour’s defeat cannot be overstated.  Scottish Labour needs to completely reassess its campaigning strategy, leadership, messaging […]

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Scottish Labour: a new direction for the party

Just days ago Scotland’s only remaining Labour MP, Ian Murray, announced he was standing in Labour’s deputy leadership contest. Until a month ago Murray was one of seven remaining Labour MPs in Scotland, but now he stands alone after a General Election which saw the SNP take hold of thirteen new seats from the Labour […]