Universities UK issued guidance to universities which suggested accepting requests from guest speakers to segregate audiences by gender could be acceptable. Despite Labour’s Chuka Umunna having today written an article strongly condemning the guidance, not a single Labour MSP has thus far backed the motion in the Scottish Parliament. (more…)
The funding will support the development of youth sport and aim to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup which will take place in 2014. The investment was announced in conjunction with launch of the Youth Sport Strategy consultation, which gives organisations the chance to comment on the strategy and shape the future of Scottish sport. (more…)
Mr Darling has been charged with being ‘useless’, having ‘no fire in his belly’ and ‘comatose most of the time’ by senior Tories, a Downing Street source described Mr Darling as a ‘dreary figurehead’ for such an important campaign, and a UK Government Cabinet Minister has admitted: ‘We could be in real danger’. (more…)
Stewart Maxwell MSP has condemned guidance issued by Universities UK to fifteen Scottish institutions of higher education condoning gender segregation at events at which external speakers are appearing.
East Renfrewshire Council’s consultation on the proposal to build a religious site on the grounds of Eastwood High School closed on the 20th of November. The council will now consider these responses in relation to the modified Local Development Plan.
Mr Maxwell said, “I recently held a poll on my website, which showed that 91% of participants were against the proposal to build on the grounds of Eastwood High. This is consistent with the significant amount of correspondence that I have received which also expressed concerns with the proposal. (more…)