Kezia Dugdale

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

© Reuters. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Tribe Porty, in Portobello, Edinburgh, where she met women from the Tribe Women Social …

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Labour’S Brexit Stance ‘Reinforced’ By Talks With Whisky Industry Bosses

Talks with whisky bosses have “reinforced” Labour’s belief that the UK must remain in a customs union with the European Union, the shadow Brexit …

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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 …

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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.

Scottish Politics

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 …

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The nominations are now open for the PinkNews Awards 2018

PinkNews has opened nominations in the first four categories for the upcoming PinkNews Awards for 2018.<p>Find below nomination forms in the Business …


Disgraced 'sex-pest' MSP Mark McDonald is only back in Parliament to pick up pay

It is hard to see how the Aberdeen Donside MSP can have an impact as an independent.<p>Today is Mark McDonald’s first day back after nearly 130 days …

Scottish Politics

Corbyn's Brexit stance is a complete mess as EU situation becoming national emergency

Political advantage is not a good enough excuse for the cowardice in Labour’s stance, says Record View.<p>Richard Leonard and Jeremy Corbyn now …

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Scottish Labour: Party torn down the middle on single market

<b>By David Torrance</b><p>In the BBC's 1983 dramatisation of Alan Bennett's play An Englishman Abroad, based on the true story of a chance encounter between …

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Jeremy Corbyn likened to Nigel Farage by senior members of his own party after vow to curb foreign workers

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of echoing Nigel Farage after a vow to curb foreign workers, in extraordinary criticism by senior Scottish Labour …

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Scottish Labour leader shifts party to the left

Labour's new Scottish leader on Saturday appealed for party unity amid increasingly public divisions over Brexit.<p>In his first conference speech since …

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Scottish Labour leader pledges radical economic reforms

Richard Leonard promises to renationalise Scotland’s railways at his first party conference<p>The new leader of Scottish Labour, Richard Leonard, has set out a radical programme of redistributive taxation, along with pledges to return Scotland’s railways to public ownership, protect tenants against …

Scottish Politics

Labour's Brexit nightmare will be sweetened with 'classic British fudge' says Shadow Chancellor

John McDonnell said the party's row over the EU would be resolved with a compromise that leaves all groups satisfied.<p>John McDonnell has pledged that …

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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

Brexit is turning Scotland more Canadian

<i>Julia Rampen is a Scottish-Canadian journalist based in London.</i><p>“Now is the time for the Canadian government to extend an invitation,” wrote Ken McGoogan in The Globe and Mail last year, shortly after Britain chose to leave the European Union against the wishes of Scottish voters. “Would the Scots …

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The customs union is not enough – Labour must campaign to stay in the single market

And Scottish Labour members who agree should get the chance to speak up.<p>Scottish Labour’s annual conference is underway in Dundee and I wish Richard …

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Labour’s Brexit policy could see them lose Scottish votes, MEP warns

Labour could lose votes in Scotland unless it adopts its Brexit position to reflect the country’s desire to stay in the European Union, one of the …

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Jeremy Corbyn insists Labour 'alive and kicking' in Scotland but Brexit row looms

The Labour leader will open the party conference in Dundee by declaring that the party could win another 20 Westminster seats in Scotland.<p>Jeremy …

Scottish Politics

Richard Leonard wants to 'fundamentally change' economy

<b>Richard Leonard has used his Scottish Labour conference speech to underline his "mission" to "fundamentally change" the economic system.</b><p>The party leader told delegates in Dundee that "our economy needs less market and more planning".<p>Mr Leonard also proposed reforms to the rental sector and …

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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.

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Ordinary Scots will lose £8000 from their salaries if Tories insist on hard Brexit

Workers will start to see their pay packets fall dramatically by 2020 if the Tories continue along the road of a hard Brexit, research …

Scottish Politics

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

Dugdale challenge on Brexit

Scottish Politics

The JC letters page, 2nd March

Soros questions<p>Melanie Phillips is quite right in questioning the proposition that criticism of George Soros is antisemitic ( JC 16 February) and I …

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I'm a Celebrity star Iain Lee is getting a divorce, living in bedsit and 'obsessing about drugs'

The recovering addict has told radio listeners he feels 'miserable' after appearing on the hit ITV show.<p>I’m A Celebrity star Iain Lee is getting a …

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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 …

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One in five Holyrood staff raise harassment concerns

<b>One fifth of Scottish Parliament staff - including one in three women - have experienced sexual harassment or sexist behaviour while working at Holyrood.</b><p>The parliament published the results of a confidential survey of MSPs and staff which more than 1,000 took part in.<p>A fifth of respondents said …

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1 In 5 Scottish Parliament Staff Suffered Sexual Harassment Or Sexism

No-one who experiences sex harassment should feel its their fault, says Nicola Sturgeon.<p>AGF via Getty Images<p>The Scottish Parliament building, in …

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Britain must stay in the EU single market and customs union to limit Brexit blow

Kezia Dugdale reveals her thoughts for the future after getting a glimpse the UK Government’s Brexit impact papers.<p>Last week, I was forced to hand my …

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