Boris Johnson is no stranger to controversy. But last week, his remarks about Muslim women and their clothing were the height of bigotry and utterly inexcusable. Comparing Muslim women who wear the veil to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” isn’t “colourful rhetoric”, it’s blatantly Islamophobic and offensive.
As Theresa May’s government teeters on the edge of implosion over Brexit, desperate Tory chiefs are rattling the donation tin. Last month millionaire Tory donors blew tens of thousands of pounds to secure luxury dinners with ministers, private hunting trips and a ride in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Bentley during a lavish fundraiser.
From flooding, to extreme temperatures and droughts – we can all see the consequences of man-made climate change.
Ahead of meeting the Prime Minister in Edinburgh today, the First Minister has demanded that Prime Minister Theresa May sets out her plan B on Brexit. Here’s what Nicola Sturgeon has said in full.
The past week has been a rollercoaster for around 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow who were told by a private housing provider that they faced eviction because they had been refused asylum.
Fort Kinnaird Retail Park in Edinburgh was the Crown Estate’s most valuable assets in Scotland and despite repeated requests in the run up to the Scotland Bill in 2016, the UK government refused to devolve the site along with other Crown Estate assets in Scotland.
Scotland’s health service turned 70 this year. We’re proud of our NHS, and all that it has achieved. Of course, none of its many successes would be possible without the hardworking doctors, nurses and other staff that work in it.
Today marks the beginning of the Edinburgh festivals – the biggest arts festival in the world. Scotland will welcome more than 25,000 performers, from around 70 countries – with a total audience as big as the world cup!
From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.