Kezia Kinder: The death of Shamima Begum's baby shows Britain is an uncivilised society
Writer Kezia Kinder says that the actions of the British state towards Shamima Begum and her now deceased son Jarrah are callous and cowardly, and say something profound about Britain as a country
HE DIED aged just 18 days. Reports indicate that he turned blue and cold, and passed away in the early afternoon of 8 March 2019.
His name was Jarrah.
Jarrah was the third child of Shamima Begum.
We'll take the baby
In the cartoon of the week Lorna Miller responds to the reports that Shamima Begum's baby is a British citizen and could return to the UK despite his mother losing her citizenship over her prior membership of terror group Isis.
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MP of Edinburgh resident given temporary reprieve from deportation blames Home Office ‘incompetence and callousness’ for her situation
Sheppard: “My constituent Comfort is just the latest person to fall foul of the incompetence and callousness which seems to be widespread in the Home Office.”
A WOMAN in Dungavel detention centre has been given temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana after the intervention of her MP, who says the Home Office reversal is just the latest case of “incompetence and callousness” in its detention and removal system for those seeking citizenship in the UK.
Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena has been in the UK since 2005 and lives in Edinburgh.
Gerry Hassan: Glasgow after the fire is human, hurting and needs a bit of love from all of us
Gerry Hassan, writer and commentator, makes the case for a solidarity fund to be set up in Glasgow to help those in need after the fire at Glasgow School of Art rocked the city
GLASGOW is hurting, sad and confused - if one can talk about a city in a singularity, which of course you can’t in a place filled with the paradoxes and contradictions of being Scotland’s first city.
Alastair Stewart: I'm a Scot in Spain with a Macedonian fiancée - here's why Brexit makes me angry
Alastair Stewart is a freelance writer, journalist, and teacher based in Edinburgh and Almería. He gives a personal take on the impact Brexit is having on his life and why it makes him angry*
BREXIT makes me angry. It makes me very angry. This, as they say, might just be the proverbial understatement. There are no gritted teeth, just a visceral sense of powerlessness.
New Report: A Citizens’ Assembly for the Scottish Parliament
New report coincides with art exhibition at Dunfermline Fire Station Collective developing designs for a national monument to citizenship
A DETAILED plan for a new Citizens’ Assembly, acting as a second revising chamber in the Scottish Parliament, has been published by Common Weal, the Sortition Foundation and newDemocracy in a new report.
‘A Citizens’ Assembly for the Scottish Parliament’ can be read in full here.
EU scorns notion of "citizens of nowhere" to invest in Scottish projects for global citizenship
EU funding confirmed for 3 global citizenship programmes
THREE groups in Scotland will receive European funding for international projects aimed at aiding the development of education in global citizenship and environmental action.
The White Paper: 5 ways an indy Scotland will be different
Pro-independence thinktank releases white paper with new ideas to build a new country
A RADICAL and new report has been released by the pro-independence thinktank Common Weal revealing its vision to redefine and rejuvenate the institutions and governing bodies of an independent Scottish state.
Voting at 16: Scottish Parliament calls on schools to engage with voting rights
Education faces a culture challenge to support political debate
THE introduction of votes at 16 for the next Scottish election provides a unique opportunity to engage schools and young people in political engagement, according to MSPs speaking today.
The independence referendum was the first time that 16 and 17 year olds voted in a UK based election and regular debates were held with representatives in schools.