Author Archives: Anthony Horan

21 Feb
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Scottish Government tax and spending plans passed in Holyrood

Scottish Government tax and spending plans passed in Holyrood The Scottish Government’s new tax and spending plans have been passed by the Scottish Parliament.  The minority SNP Government, supported by the Greens, voted through the budget bill this afternoon.  The ...

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21 Feb
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Catholic schools, good for Scotland: has your MSP supported the motion?

Catholic schools, good for Scotland: has your MSP supported the motion? A motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the positive contribution of Catholic schools in Scotland has received the support of over 30 MSPs, but we need more! Donald Cameron, ...

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21 Feb
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MPs press UK Government to legislate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

MPs press UK Government to legislate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland Labour MP Owen Smith has asked the UK Government if it would be prepared to legislate to extend same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland. The MP for Pontypridd ...

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20 Feb
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Parliamentary motion welcomes Heritage Lottery award for St Mary’s Cathedral

Parliamentary motion welcomes Heritage Lottery award for St Mary’s Cathedral A motion put forward by Tom Mason MSP has welcomed a Heritage Lottery Fund award of £74,600 for St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen. The Cathedral, built in 1860, has the only ...

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19 Feb
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Caring for four-legged friends is honourable but humans must come first

Caring for four-legged friends is honourable but humans must come first The relentless push for animal rights is raising questions about the integrity of UK politics. Jeremy Corbyn’s plans on animal welfare may well attract support from a wide section ...

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18 Feb
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Majority of public do not support abortion at home

Majority of public do not support abortion at home A poll has found that most people in Scotland would not support allowing women to take abortion pills at home.  The ComRes poll asked whether women should be permitted to have ...

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13 Feb
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Pope Francis: put people before profits

Pope Francis: put people before profits Pope Francis has said that the care of persons, rather than profits, must be at the centre of business. Speaking to members of the Italian postal service the pope urged them to implement a ...

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12 Feb
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Hidden victims of coerced abortion being recognised at last

Hidden victims of coerced abortion being recognised at last The new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act may help “expose one of the most unrecognised and insidious forms of domestic abuse” according to Clare Bremner, writing in The Times. Coerced abortion exists ...

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11 Feb
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Briefing: Scottish Government Consultation on Gender Recognition Act 2004

Briefing: Scottish Government consultation on review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004   The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed reform of gender recognition legislation.   Existing legislation, the Gender Recognition Act 2004, allows a person who wishes to ...

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01 Feb
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Bill seeks to provide support for victims of modern slavery

Bill seeks to provide support for victims of modern slavery The Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill is currently making its way through the UK Parliament. The Bill, introduced by Lord McColl, makes provision about identifying and supporting victims of modern ...

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