All posts by Peter Urpeth

Historic Sexual Offences Act: public consultation required?

Photo Above: Human  Rights and LGBT campaigner  Peter Tatchell (second from right) ©  Alisdare Hickson on Flickr

A public consultation on the bill to give an automatic pardon to gay men convicted of same-sex consensual sex crimes, has been launched in the Scottish Parliament.

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Fire service union calls for an end to emergency service cuts

By Peter Urpeth

Photo Above: Denise Christie © FBU Scotland on Twitter

Ahead of its march and rally to the Scottish Parliament tomorrow,  the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called for an end to cuts to the fire service, and for the Scottish Government to use its tax-raising powers to fund public services across Scotland. Continue reading Fire service union calls for an end to emergency service cuts

Brexit rows dominate PMQs as Corbyn attacks Tory Brexit ‘shambles’

Photo Above: Jeremy Corbon © RevolutionBahrainMC on Wikipedia Commons

By Peter Urpeth

A noisy and combative PMQs ahead of the budget today was dominated by rows over Brexit, with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn attacking the Prime Minister on issues ranging from Northern Ireland and worker’s rights to immigration and tax avoidance.

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