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Ending Institutional Racism in Sport

'Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.' The words of the late American author, James Baldwin, are perfect to describe the accusation of institutional racism facing Cricket Scotland. On 7 September I was proud to lead a Member's Debate in parliament on the subject of [...]

2022-09-14T11:37:13+00:00September 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pakistan Floods Appeal 2022

The situation in Pakistan following flash floods is horrendous. The trauma and suffering of the people in the areas affected is on an almost unimaginable scale. The government of Pakistan estimates that a third of the country – an area the size of the UK – is under water. At least 1,100 people have died, [...]

2022-09-01T16:03:58+00:00September 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exam Results 2022 – a cause for celebration

This year, for the first time since 2019 students have sat traditional exams to confirm their achievements in learning. In 2020 exams were cancelled due to the pandemic and grades were based on teacher assessment. In 2021 there were school based tests but they were not the same as a national exam programme. Today’s results [...]

2022-08-09T11:52:03+00:00August 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Racism in sport – an intolerable situation

Changing The Boundaries - the Plan4Sport Independent Review into Racism in Scottish Cricket, which was published earlier this week, makes for shocking reading. It is an appalling indictment of an organisation that has received over £500,000 from the Scottish Government via Sport Scotland since 2019. As the review states in its introduction: ‘In 1999, the [...]

2022-07-28T15:02:20+00:00July 28th, 2022|Anti Racism, Sport|0 Comments

Social Security Scotland – building a benefit system to tackle inequality

Last week I read an article in the Daily Record that really rankled with me. It was about the new Social Security Scotland system being developed by the Scottish Government to deliver a range of benefits. Some of these benefits we are taking over from the UK Government, and some are brand new benefits, like [...]

Celebrating Pride Mardi-Gla 2022!

I really enjoyed being part of the amazing Pride Mardi Gla march in Glasgow on 17 July - the first major Pride event in Europe with a theme of bisexuality. The success of this inclusive and diverse event is a wonderful tribute to the many years of campaigning and awareness raising by so many committed [...]

Abortion Care Summit Constructive and Helpful

As the MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, where the Sandyford NHS Clinic is located, I am very concerned by the protests outside healthcare facilities and the events in the USA, especially the appalling decision taken the US Supreme Court to overturn the finding in the Roe v Wade case. I attended the Abortion Care Summit convened [...]

2022-06-29T10:02:31+00:00June 29th, 2022|Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health|0 Comments

Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Advice Direct Scotland in my constituency, where I learned that every year £20 billion of benefits entitlement across the UK goes unclaimed, including a staggering £1.7 billion in pension credit alone. Advice Direct Scotland has created a free online tool for anyone in Scotland to check their [...]

Scotland – A Good Food Nation

UPDATE - 16 June 2022 I am pleased to report that the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill was passed into law on 15 June. It was amended to include the establishment of an independent commission to oversee implementation of its many important clauses. I was fortunate to be selected to speak in the debate and [...]

Making Scotland Hostile to Trafficking and a Safe Place for Ukrainian Refugees

I spoke in this Members' Debate brought to the Parliament by my colleague Bill Kidd MSP. There were many powerful and well informed debates during the course of the debate and you can view the full debate on the Scottish Parliament website. You can watch my contribution here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTIQbWNTiNA

2022-06-14T13:30:26+00:00June 14th, 2022|Parliament, Refugees, sexual health|0 Comments
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