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Humza Yousaf – serious about accelerating the SNP’s assault on child poverty

I have nailed my colours firmly to the mast with unequivocal support for Humza Yousaf in the SNP leadership election. There is no doubt in my mind that Humza is the stand out candidate who will continue the Scottish Government’s relentless work to reduce child poverty. As an ex teacher, I know this ongoing work [...]

2023-03-10T16:49:01+00:00March 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Collective Responsibility and the SNP Leadership Contest

The SNP has been the Scottish Government since 2007. That’s nearly 15 consecutive years of leadership and service to the people of Scotland, who have continually placed their faith in us. It is a formidable achievement. Nicola Sturgeon has been First Minister for nearly 10 years, forming governments with gender balanced cabinets, and a healthy [...]

2023-03-09T13:35:55+00:00March 9th, 2023|Independence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scottish Labour – Playing at politics and letting Glasgow down

On Thursday 16th February, Councillors met in Glasgow City Chambers to debate and agree the Glasgow City Council budget for the year ahead. It was a challenging task to balance the city’s finances while rejecting as many of the proposed cuts to services as possible. But that is the responsibility of leadership and the SNP [...]

Supporting residents in buildings with potentially dangerous cladding

The ongoing situation facing Glasgow Kelvin residents living in accommodation with dangerous cladding is a cause of huge concern on several grounds. It is also a priority for me and the Scottish Government to progress to a positive conclusion as swiftly as possible. I truly empathise with my constituents who find themselves in this unwelcome [...]

2023-02-09T14:42:08+00:00February 9th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kaukab welcomes a budget to fight child poverty

The Scottish Government has announced its budget choices for 2023/24. This short blog explains why I welcome so many of the funding commitments and hopefully throws some light on where the money is going to be spent. Scotland’s Social Contract The motivation behind yesterday’s announcement is to strengthen what the Government is calling a Social [...]

2022-12-20T16:37:56+00:00December 16th, 2022|cost of living crisis|0 Comments

Welcoming Languages

Welcoming Languages: Including a Refugee Language in Scottish Education is an inspiring, collaborative project based at University of Glasgow School of Education. It is delivered by an international team which also includes the Arabic Centre of the The Islamic University of Gaza الجامعة الإسلامية بغزة in Palestine. I was privileged to attend the launch of [...]

Sheku Bayoh Inquiry Resumes

Hearings to take evidence in the inquiry into the death in police custody of Sheku Bayoh, in May 2015, resumed in Edinburgh today. I couldn't attend this morning's vigil due to a longstanding constituency engagement, but I sent a message of solidarity to Sheku's courageous sister, Kadi Johnson, and other family members. 'Friends, I send [...]

2022-11-22T16:15:21+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Anti Racism, Human Rights, Justice, Mental Health|0 Comments

Scotland’s leadership delivers progress on Loss and Damage at COP27

As Convener of the Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan, I was pleased to welcome Consul General Raza to our meeting on 8 November. The Consul General shared these shocking images of how monsoon floods left one third of the country under water, with houses, hospitals, industry, and livestock all just washed [...]

2022-11-22T12:40:45+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Climate Emergency, Human Rights|0 Comments
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