We live in a time of unprecedented global change. Yet in every challenge, there is opportunity. Our plan for Scotland will make sure that we seize it.
2018 celebrates 100 years since women won the hard-fought right to vote. The movement, started by those brave suffragettes, has seen women rising to the top of their fields in politics, business, sport and media. But their efforts are demeaned and disrespected by the pervasive inability to pay women the same as their male colleagues.
Sexual Harassment has never been more in the spotlight. But it is up to us to ensure that we keep it there, never again to be consigned to the shadows for fear of the consequences of speaking out.
Social isolation and loneliness are now recognised as having a major impact on our health and wellbeing. And whilst it has often been talked about as something that affects older people, the fact is that it can affect anyone of us – at any age and at any stage in our life.
For the first time since October 2006 a committee of Glasgow City Council was yesterday asked to take a decision on equal pay. After many years of litigation the council unanimously backed the SNP position to end the current legal action on equal pay and instead focus on resolving this protracted and often bitter dispute through negotiation.
If you’re confused, you’re not alone. At their last conference Labour chose not to debate Brexit and their Scottish Spokesperson on the issue thinks that they shouldn’t have a position at all.
Below is a speech given by Nicola Sturgeon at the David Hume Institute on Tuesday 16 January 2018, setting out the Scottish Government’s position on the Single Market, the EU Withdrawal Bill and migration.
According to a new report from the OECD, the UK State Pension is the lowest in the developed world. While pensioner poverty in Scotland is the lowest in the UK, it is unacceptable for any person to face destitution in their old age.
The Tories and Labour are failing Scotland on Brexit. There are now just nine months left before the UK is supposed to have a Brexit deal agreed with the EU, and only fourteen months before Scotland will have our EU membership terminated against our will by the Tory government at Westminster.