The Scottish Parliament yesterday (9 September 2021) voted in favour of launching a vaccine passport scheme which will require people in Scotland to prove they have been fully vaccinated before they can enter nightclubs and large events. The Scottish Government hopes the scheme will encourage everyone, particularly young people, to get fully vaccinated, and will also make venues and events safer, making further restrictions less likely.
Tom Flanagan argues that the SNP administration in Holyrood, and Scotland’s political establishment generally, continue to ignore the problem of anti-Irish racism with misplaced efforts to target ‘sectarianism’.
1339 people died as a result of drug misuse in Scotland in 2020, an increase of 75 from the previous year, marking a seventh consecutive year of record deaths.
Hundreds of protesters in the Southside of Glasgow have today (13 May 2021) managed to stop a Home Office attempt to detain and deport two local residents to Afghanistan. At around 10am this morning, calls went out from local direct action groups, including the No Evictions Network, to physically resist the deportation attempt. One individual lodged himself underneath the Home Office van before other activists could arrive to stop the van from moving.
The Executive Committee of the Young Communist League has released the following statement condemning the defeat of progressive amendments to the Scotland’s Second Coronavirus Bill by the SNP & the Tories. Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP Government once again showed their true colours yesterday and today (20 May 2020), voting with Tory support, to defeat progressive amendments toContinue reading “YCL: SNP & Tories defeat protection for tenants & collective bargaining for carers”