Kezia Dugdale

Boris Johnson is deliberately promoting fear and intolerance and he needs to be confronted, says Kezia Dugdale

The smart thing to do would be to say absolutely nothing about Boris Johnson and his latest attempts to cause the deepest of offence to a particular …

Great Britain

Cared-for young people 'falling through the cracks' in system

<b>Young people who have been in care are "falling through the cracks", according to a new report from Scottish Labour.</b><p>MSP Kezia Dugdale said figures showed at least 84 young people who at some stage had been in secure care died in the last 10 years.<p>She also found only a small number of young people …

Scottish Government

Wings Over Scotland blogger's defamation case against MSP starts

A £25,000 defamation claim brought by a blogger against the former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will be heard in court in Edinburgh on Thursday.<p>Stuart Campbell, who runs the blog Wings Over Scotland, sued the Lothian MSP last year after she accused him of homophobia.<p>Dugdale was referring to …


Kezia Dugdale: A haven of Serenity in Edinburgh is saved

The Serenity Café in Holyrood has been our neighbour in the Scottish Parliament for many years.<p>If you have never visited, it’s a hugely welcoming …

Great Britain

Holyrood to free sanitary products

Holyrood is to provide free sanitary products for staff and visitors.<p>The Scottish Parliament is the latest building to announce the move following …


Labour's Kezia Dugdale Confronts Minister With 'Rape Clause' Form Amid Claims Policy Benefits Women

Esther McVey says two-child cap means rape victims get 'double support' but Dugdale calls policy 'an abomination'.<p>Employment Minister Alok Sharma was …

Great Britain

'It's toxic' Scottish female political leaders reveal epidemic of online hate towards women

Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Kezia Dugdale speak out on the misogyny and abuse women experience on social media.<p>Scotland's female political …

Scottish Politics

Alliance councillor and Sinn Féin councillor get engaged

AN ALLIANCE councillor and Sinn Féin councillor have received warm congratulations from across the political spectrum after confirming their …

Great Britain

Scotland's female leaders tell Twitter: Clamp down on online abuse of women

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's three most powerful female politicians have called on Twitter to do more to stop online abuse and harassment of women.<p>First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said on Wednesday they …

UK News

The toxic world of social media abuse

Scotland's top female politicians speak out about the scale of threats and social media abuse they face.<p>Kezia Dugdale, Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson have highlighted the seriousness of the issue in a campaign for Amnesty International.

Ruth Davidson

We must do more for rape victims as our justice system continues to fail them

Our columnist Kezia Dugdale says the best way to support those who have suffered sex crimes is to remove the barriers that stop them coming …

Scottish Politics

'Forcing a woman to choose between poverty or disclosing rape is inhumane' Benefits axewoman McVey slammed for defending clause

Esther McVey thinks the rape clause is a right balance which has been blasted by Kezia Dugdale.<p>Benefits axewoman Esther McVey was slammed last night …

Scottish Politics

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour must reject full EU single market membership

Jeremy Corbyn has argued that Labour must reject full single market membership if his hard-Left socialist vision is to become a reality as his supporters were accused of using underhand tactics to quash opposition.<p>The Labour leader told the party’s Scottish conference that the UK’s post-Brexit …

Scottish Politics

Corbyn: Brexit can stop migrants being used to cut wages

<b>The Brexit deal must ensure companies can't "import cheap agency" immigrants "to undercut existing pay and conditions", the UK Labour leader has said.</b><p>…

Great Britain

SNP finally warm to rough sleep register after years of knocking it back

Kezia Dugdale is delighted that Scotland will adopt a similar rough sleepers register system to that of London but insists it's been a long time …

Scottish Politics

Brexit news: Theresa May faces fresh setback as Irish PM rules out three-way talks

Ireland's prime minister Leo Varadkar today ruled out three-way talks between Britain, Ireland and the EU about Brexit.<p>Instead he insisted that …

Great Britain

Remainers snubbed as Scottish Labour sideline Brexit debate at party conference in Dundee

Delegates in Dundee will only get an hour on Sunday morning to discuss the most important issue facing the UK.<p>Remain campaigners in Scottish Labour …

Scottish Politics

Dugdale challenge on Brexit

Scottish Politics

Kezia Dugdale gives Labour splitting Brexit headache with breakaway pressure group

The splinter team led by the former Scottish Labour leader want Jeremy Corbyn to commit to membership of the European single market.<p>Labour’s split …

Great Britain

Legal chiefs take major step towards Shaun's Law to limit barbaric multiple autopsies

Inspired by young slain dad Shaun Woodburn, Scotland's top prosecutor hopes to reduce delays in grieving families being reuinited with their lost …


Shaun's law is a plan for justice and his family can take comfort from lasting legacy of good

The bid to improve Scotland's justice system has taken a significant stride towards reality, says Record View.<p>Shaun's Law – a common sense bid to …

Scottish Government

Tragic Shaun Woodburn's grieving family deserve answers

Kezia Dugdale says no family should have to suffer like the Woodburn family have.<p>Sometimes, amid the fake laughter and point-scoring insults that …

News (Scotland)

This video of random Scottish people crowdsurfing in the road is simply glorious

If you want to experience something close to the feeling of flying but are either a) scared of heights or b) don't have the money for a …


I'm A Celebrity star Iain Lee in therapy admitting show experience 'was like taking LSD'

The radio DJ revealed he is struggling to cope due to the 'profound effect' the jungle experience had on him.<p>I'm a Celebrity's Iain Lee has admitted …

Entertainment (UK)

Ruth Davidson: Death of partner's mother spurred me to go on celebrity Bake Off

Ruth Davidson has disclosed the death of her fiancee’s mother from cancer was behind her decision to star on a charity edition of the Great British Bake Off that is raising money to tackle the disease.<p>The Scottish Tory leader said she “didn’t have to be asked twice” to appear on the Channel 4 show, …

Ruth Davidson

Fury as Tory MSP suggests terminally-ill Scots who don't die within three years should be re-assessed for benefits

Proposals put forward by Jeremy Balfour were branded 'truly disgusting' as he looked set for an embarassing u-turn over his proposal.<p>A Tory MSP …

Great Britain

It's time SNP procure some business sense and demand more from big firms funded by Scottish taxpayers

Record columnist Kezia Dugdale wants to know why more leading companies haven't signed up to the SNP's Scottish Business Pledge.<p>Every year, the …

Scottish Politics

Kezia Dugdale tells how death of friend Gordon Aikman changed her life

FORMER Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has told how the death of her friend, MND campaigner Gordon Aikman, changed her life.


Use of plastic straws scrapped at Scottish Parliament

<b>The Scottish Parliament has stopped using plastic drinking straws in its own cafes, bar and canteen.</b><p>Up until the end of 2017, Holyrood's catering outlets were using about 4,000 plastic straws each year.<p>However amid rising concern about single-use plastics, paper straws are now being provided …

Scottish Parliament

Carillion liquidation catastrophe is like banks nightmare revisited

Calls are being made for the Government to save the debt-ridden construction company - it's like the banking crisis all over again, says Kezia …

Great Britain