Last week the Scottish Government published The Victims, Witnesses and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. The legislation aims to reduce the re-traumatisation of victims and witnesses in the justice system and to address long-standing concerns about the approach to the most serious sexual offences. See: Putting victims and witnesses at heart of justice system – gov.scot […]
What is the answer to Tory Turmoil Groundhog Day?
Mhairi Hunter: Ungagged asked me to write a wee piece about the current political situation. Where do you even start?
No Sex Education Please, We’re British
The political and media row revolves around a new national survey of young people to provide local evidence on a range of health and wellbeing measures, to identify and implement service improvements and monitor progress.
Call it Out!
Drink Spiking, rape culture and other harmful normalisation of misogyny… by Mhairi Hunter On October 22, MP Kirsty Blackman published a letter of complaint she had sent to the Evening Express newspaper about an opinion column they had published on drink spiking. The article was appalling and suggested that “We must not understate the seriousness […]
Why I support trans rights – Part Two
When Ungagged asked me to write about trans rights again I took a deep breath, knowing what the consequences are likely to be for my Twitter notifications! But I wrote about this topic in March 2019 for Ungagged, expressing a wish that the debate would become more respectful. Instead, it has got much worse. See: […]