The UK Government intends to repeal vital protections requiring age verification and the regulation of ‘extreme’ and violent content.
“With more than a quarter of a million children affected, poverty is the most significant human rights issue facing children in Scotland.”
” Employment, the prosperity of rural areas and our high standards should not be jeopardised for the sake a headline-grabbing deal.” Martin Kennedy President NFU Scotland
“Over the next 4 years, the UK will spend 8 times more on the military than it will on tackling the climate crisis.”
“Military spending makes us less safe and wastes vital resources on outdated notions of military strength.”
In an excellent article in the Guardian on 29th of March Karen McVeigh talked about the damage to people’s lives in Syria from the fall out of British Foreign Aid cuts from 0.7% To 0.5% GDP.
” The investment through this enhanced deal opens up a range of opportunities for growth that otherwise would not have been possible, of vital importance given these ongoing challenging times. “
£100million – £50million from each of the UK Government and the Scottish Government – and covering a period of 10 years will deliver a ‘Growth Deal’ for the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
‘Understanding what a vaccine passport could be used for is a fundamental question. Is it a passport to allow international travel or could it be used domestically to allow holders greater freedoms? ” Professor Mills
“The utter contempt shown by Westminster to Scottish fishermen is a disgrace”