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Where is the information about why we have the statues we do? – Keir Bloomer

After the toppling of the Colston statue in Bristol, the monument to Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, in St. Andrews Square in Edinburgh became the subject of criticism.  The city council decided to place an explanatory plaque at the monument, providing information about Dundas’s life.  This was a good decision.  The temporary notice now in place …

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Scotland’s feminist foreign policy can lead the way – Caron E. Gentry

In April, much vaunted headlines circulated amongst my policy-oriented and feminist friends: states with leaders who are women, such as New Zealand, Germany, Iceland, and Finland, are faring better with Covid.  These leaders were swifter and more decisive in their actions (attributes often more associated with leaders who are men; see this interesting Forbes article).  Given Scotland’s …

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How Scotland’s space industry can help create world-leading environmental policy – Alan Thompson

Before the current crisis, there was already a pressing need to tackle the environmental challenges faced by Scotland, the UK and the wider world. There was reason to hope we would rise to these challenges, although we also face many questions about how long it would take before we see any tangible results. So, if …

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Faith and hope are not enough to save Scotland’s charities – Daniel Johnson

When we look back on this period of lockdown, the role charities, voluntary organisations and community groups have played will be difficult to over-emphasise. I know from my own constituency that many people would have struggled to get food and household basics were it not for their rapid response. Without charities, the inevitable delays and …

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