Blog Profile / Action 4 Equality Scotland

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Stating the Obvious

The Guardian reports that Tony Blair has refused to endorse Jeremy Corbyn for prime minister - pointing to the opinion polls as evidence that the Labour leader just doesn't have what it takes. Here's what the former Labour leader had...Show More Summary

First Minister and Equal Pay

Nicola Sturgeon has a lot on her plate at the moment, not least because Nicola is Scotland's First Minister as well as the MSP for Glasgow Southside. Nonetheless Nicola has made her position on equal pay clear and the focus now shifts to next Thursday when the people of Glasgow will decide who is going to run the City Council for the next four years. Show More Summary

Dog That Didn't Bark

As delegates to the Scottish TUC's 2016 conference in Aviemore back their bags and head home, it's worth reflecting on just how little this 'workers' organisation has had to say about the fight for equal pay in recent years. Now some...Show More Summary

The Corbyn Effect

All may not be lost yet for Labour as the latest YouGov opinion polls show Jeremy Corbyn narrowly beating Ukip's Paul Nuttall to avoid coming last in the approval ratings. Twenty years ago Labour was trouncing the Conservatives in the opinion polls which is a measure of just how far the party has fallen under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. Show More Summary

Trump's Russian Ties

The BBC's Paul Wood provides an excellent summary on Donald Trump's curious ties with Russia which the American tycoon just can't shake off. Now Donald Trump's bizarre accusations of 'spying' against Barack Obama have been dismissedShow More Summary

Wear What You Want

Journalist and writer Zineb El Rhazoui makes a fair point about women being able to wear what they want in different parts of the world. Wear What You're Told (14/03/17) The Independent reported recently that Iran's morality police arrested and beat up a young 14-year-old girl for the crime of wearing 'ripped jeans' in public. Show More Summary

Glasgow - Court of Session

A reader asks what further legal steps are open to Glasgow City Council following the appeal hearing which taking place this week and next at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. Well in theory the City Council could appeal again to the...Show More Summary

Ask Me No Questions!

BuzzFeed reporter Jamie Ross reports on Jeremy Corbyn's recent list to Scotland: "On a campaign trip to Scotland, the Labour leader delivered a sustained attack on the SNP government, saying it was a "disgrace" that has failed to devote as much time to tackling inequality as it has to pursuing independence. Show More Summary

Glasgow MSPs and MPs

Bob Doris MSP has been in touch with the following message of support in the fight for equal pay with Glasgow City Council. Dear Mark, Glasgow City Council and Equal Pay Outstanding equal pay claims have been a shameful embarrassed to Glasgow City Council for a number of years. Show More Summary

All in the Family

'Embarrassing' is the only word to describe Donald Trump using his daughter Ivanka to blur the lines between his political and business interests. Many Americans were critical of Bill Clinton for extending the role of the First LadyShow More Summary

The Fight for Equal Pay

Here's an article by an academic from Bath University who argues that underlying gender and psychological differences may help to explain the 'pay gap' between male and female jobs. Now this is a load of old bollix if you ask me, because...Show More Summary

Corbyn's Paymaster General

You've got to hand it to Guido Fawkes - the site gets some great photos and stories, like this one of the Labour leader's official spokesperson joining Len McCluskey in a champagne celebration to toast his election as Unite general secretary for a third term. Show More Summary

Glasgow MSPs and MPs

James Dornan is the latest MSP to get in touch over the fight for equal pay with Glasgow City Council and he has also submitted the following written question to the Scottish Government. "To ask the Scottish Government what action it...Show More Summary

Union Bullies

In the run up to the Scottish TUC in Glasgow in 1999 I was told that I was about to be suspended from my job as Unison's Head of Local Government in Scotland. The people who alerted me to this threat were members of the 'press pack' in Scotland who regularly attend such events. Show More Summary

Jezbollah Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn got the Labour Party's general election campaign off to a terrible start when he told the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that in the unlikely event of Jezza becoming Prime Minister, he would be very reluctant to authorise a drone strike against the head of the so-called Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Show More Summary

Labour at a Crossroads

The Guardian reports that the Labour Party is trying to rip up its 'Brexit Playbook' by adopting a more aggressive stance against the Government's plans which has been absent so far under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. Whether this will...Show More Summary

Dictators and Demagogues

The latest issue of Der Spiegel magazine has an interesting cover featuring Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

Glasgow and Equal Pay

Another Glasgow MSP has been in touch with a message of support in the fight for equal pay with Labour-run Glasgow City Council - Bill Kidd the SNP member for Glasgow Anniesland. Dear Mark, Glasgow City Council and Equal Pay Thanks very...Show More Summary

Glasgow MPs and MSPs

The SNP decided yesterday that Natalie McGarry would not be selected as a candidate for the seat of Glasgow East having lost the SNP whip after allegations of embezzlement over tens of thousands of pounds in missing donations from the campaign group Women for Independence (WIP). Show More Summary

Punishment Beating

The runner-up in the Unite leadership election Gerard Coyne issued the following statement after the result was announced and made a pointed reference to union machine attempting to bully and intimidate him "even after the close of polls". Show More Summary

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