Nicola Sturgeon says Glasgow climate march will be policed ‘appropriately’

Nicola Sturgeon has said she has confidence that today’s mass climate march will be policed “appropriately” after campaigners at Cop26 raised concerns about “heavy-handed” policing of protests over the first week of the summit. Between 50,000 and 100,000 people are expected to join the Global Day for Climate Justice, with more than 200 similar events taking placeContinue reading “Nicola Sturgeon says Glasgow climate march will be policed ‘appropriately’”

COP26 campaigners take over Glasgow’s Hamish Allan Centre

CAMPAIGNERS have occupied a former homelessness unit on the Southside of Glasgow to house climate justice campaigners in the city for COP26. The Hamish Allan Centre and asylum seekers night shelter in Tradeston has been turned into “Baile Hoose” with space for sleeping and accessing donated food. Organisers said the shelter offers an alternative to encampmentsContinue reading “COP26 campaigners take over Glasgow’s Hamish Allan Centre”

Home Office resisting calls to let asylum seekers work in the UK

Priti Patel is facing growing pleas to let 70,000 claimants seek employment pending a resolution of their status Priti Patel’s department is resisting growing demands to allow asylum seekers to work following a public intervention from her cabinet colleague Dominic Raab to say that he would be “open-minded’ about the proposal. Labour leader Keir Starmer, Conservative MPsContinue reading “Home Office resisting calls to let asylum seekers work in the UK”

Court of Appeal: Right to Rent scheme causes racial discrimination

The Court of Appeal has found that the Right to Rent scheme, a key plank of the hostile environment, causes racial discrimination. The judges confirm that as a result of this scheme, it is harder for black people, ethnic minorities and migrants to rent a home than it is for white British people. But the Court stoppedContinue reading “Court of Appeal: Right to Rent scheme causes racial discrimination”