This Sunday SNP delegates will gather in Aberdeen to decide our strategy for the next Westminster election. We meet after a disastrous result at the Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election, and I expect there will be some lively conversations! Social media has been awash with speculation about why the SNP lost so badly, but I […]
We knew their names, their faces, their stories. That made us feel connected to them. And that’s a key difference with coverage of refugees, who usually remain a nameless and faceless mass to us. There has been much commentary in the past few days about the difference in media/public perception of the Titan tragedy […]
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 […]
Mhairi Hunter: Ungagged asked me to write a wee piece about the current political situation. Where do you even start?
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.
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 […]
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: […]