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Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias Scottish teachers' judgements about pupils' exam grades have been overruled, and there's a strong element of class inequality built into the process.

Sturgeon might sound good, but the virus has been a disaster in Scotland

Sturgeon might sound good, but the virus has been a disaster in Scotland Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has received glowing reviews for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis.

Edinburgh protest for Scottish independence

Edinburgh protest for Scottish independence Around 60 people joined an All Under One Banner demonstration at the Scottish parliament on Monday.

Renewed call for demos over Scottish independence

Renewed call for demos over Scottish independence The Scottish independence organisation All Under One Banner (AUOB) held a press conference at the Scottish parliament recently to announce a series of demonstrations which will be “static and socially distanced”, starting in Stirling on 20 July.

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra NHS workers are angry that the Scottish government has refused to reopen talks over pay.

Devastating critique of SNP and care homes

Devastating critique of  SNP and care homes Police are investigating the deaths of three women at a care home at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak on the Isle of Skye.

It’s the lowest paid workers who will pay with their lives if the lockdown is lifted

12 May 2020
The Tory push to end the lockdown will hit those in low-paid, insecure work hardest.

‘Why did Scotland follow Johnson?’ asks new report

04 May 2020
Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party Scottish government are coming under increased attention

Sturgeon’s not so different over coronavirus

27 April 2020
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has started talking about a “new normal”. Not for the first time during the coronavirus crisis she echoed ministers in the Westminster parliament.

Independence demonstration can deepen Scottish resistance to Tories

17 December 2019
A demonstration for Scottish independence in Glasgow on 11 January is set to be huge.

Resist racist Nigel Farage’s fake anti-establishment act

10 December 2019
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party went into this Thursday’s general election in turmoil, running at just 3 percent in opinion polls.

SNP manifesto launch underlines reasons to vote Labour

27 November 2019
The issue the SNP placed front and centre was not independence or austerity but Brexit

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon puts on left face at mass rally for Scottish independence

03 November 2019
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke at a mass rally in Glasgow last Saturday calling for a second independence referendum. This is the first time she has joined any such street protest in the last five years.

More militant mobilisations can win second independence referendum in Scotland

29 October 2019
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon was set to address an outdoor pro-independence rally in Glasgow on Saturday.

Huge Scottish independence march in Edinburgh shows thirst for real change

05 October 2019
A huge march for Scottish independence swept through Edinburgh on Saturday.

Break up the British state

01 October 2019
The crisis in official politics has made the break-up of the British state a living debate again.

Demand the Scottish government act now on climate chaos

01 October 2019
MSPs at Holyrood last week voted by 113 votes to zero, to adopt a new ­climate bill. Only the Greens abstained.

15,000 march for independence in Perth chanting ‘Boris Johnson dead in a ditch’

07 September 2019
'Tories Out' and 'Boris Johnson dead in a ditch' were the most popular chants along with 'We want independence now'.

12,000 march in Aberdeen for Scottish independence

18 August 2019
The most popular chants were “Say hey, say ho, Boris Johnson's got to go” and “We want independence now”'.

Scottish college lecturers powerful strike for a pay rise

21 March 2019
Thousands of college lecturers across Scotland held their fourth national strike over pay and conditions on Thursday.

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