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Tag Archives: John Swinney

Peter Tatchell: Time for a radical rethink of sex education

Peter Tatchell

It’s time for radical rethink of sex education to ensure sexual health and happiness. Millions of young people enter adulthood sexually and emotionally illiterate. Many subsequently endure disordered relationships, ranging from unfulfilling to outright abusive. The result? Much unhappiness – and sometimes mental and physical ill-health. The lack of effective sex and relationship education (SRE) in UK schools is part of ...

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Scottish government prioritises equality


In advance of today’s launch of Scotland’s Economic Strategy today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the true cost of inequality and austerity can no longer be disputed or ignored. The Scottish Government pointed to recent research published by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which found that increased inequality had reduced the UK’s growth potential. Considering the ...

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Smith Commission: Equality not devolved to Scotland


The Smith Commission report launched on Wednesday has not recommended full devolution of equality legislation to the Scottish Parliament, reserving the Equality Act 2010 to Westminster. According to the Smith Commission Report, Section 60, “The Equality Act 2010 will remain reserved. The powers of the Scottish Parliament will include, but not be limited to, the introduction of gender quotas in respect ...

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