Sunday , 25 August 2019

Tag Archives: SNP

LGBTI rights left out of UKIP’s manifesto

Nigel Farage

  The General Election campaign is in its final stretch with just over two weeks for what is promising to be an exceptional election. Amongst heated TV debates and across the country campaigns all major parties are finally releasing their policies manifestos. When it comes to LGBTI  people/rights, a subject increasingly important and part of the agenda of most political ...

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Wood and Sturgeon slam Farage for scaremongering against HIV positive people

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage was shamed for branding HIV positive people as being an example of “health tourism” and a burden on NHS funding. The UKIP leader was openly criticised by Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru and Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP, for prejudice against HIV Positive people, during a televised pre-election debate. Farage branded HIV positive people as a burden ...

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SNP member suspended over homophobic tweet

Ruth Davidson

Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson has spoken out after being the victim of homophobic abuse on a popular social media site. Ms. Davidson was tweeted by an SNP member using the name Laird Mark O’Callaghan: “@RuthDavidsonMSP needs a good fuck, not a lesbian battery one, but a real cock one, miserable cunt that she is. Tory fanny muncher.” No stranger ...

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Scottish government prioritises equality

scotgov

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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SNP demands Glasgow cut ties with Russia over Ukraine

Glasgow City Council Chambers - Dan Littauer

Councillors have said that Glasgow should consider cutting ties with its twin city Rostov-on-Don, Russia over the crisis in Eastern Ukraine and over LGBTI rights. Glasgow City Council SNP members said the town was used as the last post by the pro-Russian separatists and gangsters involved in the conflict, asking if the Lord Provost had raised any concerns with Russian ...

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First Minister voices support for LGBTI envoy

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has pledged support for the plan to create a special envoy for the promotion of LGBTI rights. Ms Sturgeon confirmed that the SNP would support the move, initially suggested by Ed Miliband, to establish the post as a specific diplomatic role under the jurisdiction of the Foriegn Office. Mr Miliband stated, in March 2014, that ...

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Why Scotland did not fly the flag half-mast for King Abdullah

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Scottish government buildings did not fly the Saltire or the Union Jack half-mast following the death of King Abdullah of the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, although an official condolences statement was issued. This despite UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sending out a request to do so. According leading Scottish politicians this was done to pay respects to ...

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SNP to hold “largest ever” LGBTI conference

Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP is set to host the largest ever LGBTI conference organised by a political party anywhere in the UK. The party’s LGBTI membership wing, ‘Out for Independence’, is hosting the one day event at Glasgow’s Caledonian University where the conference will be opened by First Minister and party leader, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. The party’s depute leader, Stewart Hosie MP, ...

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Gay UKIP MEP to challenge Salmond

David Coburn

UKIP’s only MEP in Scotland has intimated he will stand against the former Scottish First Minister in the 2015 General Election. David Coburn, who is openly gay, revealed plans to contest the Gordon constituency in an interview with Scotland on Sunday. The constituency is currently held by Lib Dem Sir Malcolm Bruce, who will be retiring at the election. Alex ...

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Glasgow SNP deputy leader charged with homophobic offence

Billy McAllister

The deputy leader of the SNP in Glasgow City Council has been charged with a homophobic assault, and the police have now opened an investigation. Councillor Billy McAllister, who represents the city’s Canal ward, has also been suspended from the SNP. The alleged assault happened on August 26 at Maryhill Road during an argument between the councillor and activist Graham Campbell, who ...

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