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Tag Archives: Humza Yousaf

Will David Coburn run for UKIP leadership?

David Coburn

  In the wake of Nigel Farage’s latest resignation as leader of UKIP, questions have inevitably been asked as to who his successor might be. Farage yesterday gave a statement in which he said his “political ambition has been achieved” and that he “wants his life back”. He did, however, also suggest he will stand for parliament at the next ...

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LGBTI Middle East activists accuse Cameron of hypocrisy

Not In Our Name

Middle Eastern activists as well as Scottish politicians condemned statements by Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Hilary Benn that said the killing of LGBTI people by Da’esh/ISIL is a reason why air strikes are necessary. In their speeches in the House of Commons yesterday, Cameron said that air-strikes against Da’esh/ISIL are justified because they are “throwing gay people off buildings”. ...

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Theresa May’s speech vilifying migration sparks outrage

Theresa May

A speech by the UK Home Office Minister, Theresa May, has sparked outrage after she warned migration was a threat to social cohesion in Britain and announced plans to toughen laws on asylum. Her speech was branded as dangerous, pandering to UKIP, factually incorrect and inciting hate, drawing criticism from across the country. In her speech delivered to the Tory ...

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Sturgeon: Saudi Arabia’s stance wrong – LGBTI rights are universal human rights

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, Minister Humza Yousaf, Alyn Smith MEP and Stewart McDonald MP have sharply criticised Saudi Arabia’s stance, which now chairs a key UN human rights panel, regarding LGBTI rights. It follows the controversial appointment of Faisal bin Hassan Trad as Chair of the Five-Member Consultative Group of the UN Council for Human Rights last ...

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Stewart McDonald: Remove Saudi Arabia from UN Human Rights Panel

Stewart McDonald

A Scottish National Party MP has written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging the UK government to push for the removal of Saudi Arabia as chair of a key UN human rights panel. The call from Stewart McDonald MP follows stinging criticism of the UN, UK and Scottish governments by leading human rights campaigners over the controversial appointment of Faisal ...

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Anti gay Saudi to head key UN Human Rights panel

Faisal bin Hassan Trad

The Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United Nations (UN), who opposes LGBTI rights, was appointed to chair a key panel in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Faisal bin Hassan Trad will chair the five-member Consultative Group, a UNHRC panel that is tasked with naming experts that determine global human rights standards. Human rights campaigners from the kingdom and across the ...

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