Eva Comrie welcomes the ‘Hearings for Children’ report
Tag: children’s rights
Dissent – in the spirit of Burns!
One of the signs of greatness in an artist’s output is their relevance to not only their own times, but future generations. Rabbie Burns is one such. Not only relevant to his own folks, but to cultures and peoples across the globe. An Ayrshire lad. Today’s Burns Day in Edinburgh marked the anniversary of the… Continue reading Dissent – in the spirit of Burns!
GRR Bill passes in Scottish Parliament
Despite strong opposition from campaigners for Women’s Rights, despite clear opinion polls against the bill, the SNP government yesterday passed the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Amendments were ignored, the parliament worked well past midnight two nights running just to go through the motions, but the SNP and Greens were clearly determined to push this legislation… Continue reading GRR Bill passes in Scottish Parliament
Gender Recognition Reform Bill
Today the bill will be forced through. Taking a step back from the thunder and lightning of today’s debate and the protests against the bill, let’s take a look at some background. Similar legislation has been enacted in many countries, Canada and Norway spring to mind. In many instances the path to the legislation has… Continue reading Gender Recognition Reform Bill
Why Women Wont Wheesht
Posted by Dr Yvonne Ridley, December 21 Scottish democracy has been dragged through the holly-decked halls of Westminster in shackles to watch the arrival of 2023. This current year has been an ugly one for Scottish politics which culminated in the tumultuous, combative debates over support for the Government’s damaging gender recognition bill which has… Continue reading Why Women Wont Wheesht
Kenny MacAskill speaks out on GRA
I’ve never been comfortable with the Scottish Government’s proposals on gender recognition. For sure, an updating of rules was required and transphobia is rightly condemned, some changes to legislation are doubtless appropriate. But self-ID has always caused me concern. Maybe it’s an age thing, or I’m just old-fashioned, but I share the concerns of many… Continue reading Kenny MacAskill speaks out on GRA