“The political and media exploitation of an under-resourced NHS and the scapegoating of our Health Secretary for political gain undermines the real need for cross party work towards progress. Let’s hope that the newly formed Long-Covid Inquiry group is well intentioned. We cannot afford to take our eye off the ball when it concerns the […]
Like many people around the world, I am still reeling in shock from the decision by the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to rule that the right of people who can become pregnant to get an abortion was struck down.
A review of Darren Loki McGarvey’s Addiction series Part 1 Alcohol ‘Take A Drink’ ‘Take A Drink’ the encapsulation in three familiar words our shared history that runs through Scotland’s relationship with alcohol. We’re hooked immediately by the series introduction, which promises a broad spectrum look at addiction; food, drugs, gambling and alcohol. Somewhere along […]
As a front line charity worker, never have I seen such destitution and poverty as I have just now; this is significantly impacting on Scotland’s future: our children. Poverty has run through generations of Scottish families and has now reached tipping point. At a time of global crisis, both politically and economically, I can look closer to home and see the effects of the situation on my own doorstep. TV ad’s from charities encouraging support to the third world have always […]
Common Weal Launches ‘Caring for All’ – a Blueprint for a Real National Care Service in Scotland…
Part 2 HERE Part 3 HERE Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans can’t seem to catch a break as new variants emerge and policy debates over lockdowns, school closures, and vaccine mandates dominate coverage. It’s pretty daunting for folks on the outside as we struggle to keep up with the breakneck pace […]
“COVID-19 rocked the world in a way few other events could. International structures long taken for granted crumbled as nation states struggled to confront this novel virus and the chaos it brought. Everything from supply chains to migration policy to the reliability of scientific institutions came under fire, but no sector has taken more blows […]
BRIEFING: Benefit Sanctions Statistics: JSA, ESA, Universal Credit and Income Support for Lone Parents August 2017 22 September 2017 Dr David Webster Honorary Senior Research Fellow Urban Studies University of Glasgow Webpages: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/staff/davidwebster/ http://www.cpag.org.uk/david-webster SUMMARY In the year to March 2017 there were approximately 129,000 JSA […]