“Gender recognition is a devolved policy area and this does not change the Equality Act 2010 or give any additional rights to those with a certificate. It shortens and simplifies the process and, particularly, ends the requirement for a psychological diagnosis of gender dysphoria. This is in keeping with the guidance from the World Health Organisation and from the United Nations, which recommends change to a legal statutory process based on self-identification.
“This is about more than our politics and our laws. This is about who we are, how we carry ourselves.” Donald Dewar
Section 35 in the Scotland Act will be used for the first time and its use is by the Secretary of State for Scotland , Alister Jack Tory MP for Dumfries and Galloway.
“The cumulative impact of all such trade deals on extremely vulnerable sectors such as farming, food and drink could be hugely destructive.” NFUS on #Australia Trade Deal
“it may become impossible for some of our family farming businesses to continue to compete.”
“There’s lots of things we’ve learned about COVID and just that flexibility of people working from home – the productivity that can be driven out of that.”
Farming Matters: Alister Jack
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the new Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, will be in Stranraer for the Cattle Show. Columnist Alec Ross reflects on what Brexit means for his home town – and for Scotland.
Who is Alister Jack?
Alister Jack MP is the new Secretary of State for Scotland after Prime Minister Boris Johnson,on his first day in office, sacked David Mundell.