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Julia Pannell

You win some, you lose some

A mixed few weeks for women’s rights: Victories The Equality and Human Rights Commission has ruled that toilets, changing rooms and so on can be single sex and exclude trans people. However, the following day, NHS diversity officers decided to band together to just ignore that advice. Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, waded into the… Read More »You win some, you lose some

Week 13 26th March – 1st April 2022

26/03/2022 – 01/04/2022 Incinerator plans binned Plans for a new waste incinerator in South Lanarkshire have been abandoned following an outcry from the local population and campaign group Dovesdale Action Group (DAG) working with MSPs Christina McKelvie and Mairi McAllan and local MP Angela Crawley.  Sir David Attenborough supported opposition to the plant.  The Scottish… Read More »Week 13 26th March – 1st April 2022

Devil is in the detail of responses to survey on gender reforms

The recent headlines claiming a Savanta ComRes poll of 2038 people showing a clear majority of Scots backing gender reform proposals need some clarification.             Responses to Question 1 showed people do not all understand transgender as meaning the same thing. 51% thought it was gender expression, 22% thought it was hormones plus full gender… Read More »Devil is in the detail of responses to survey on gender reforms

Week 8 19th February – 25th February 2022

19/02/2022 – 25/02/2022 Visibility Scotland find Glasgow dangerous           The new road layout under the Avenues Project has made roads including Sauchiehall Street confusing and dangerous for the visually impaired.  Guide dogs detect pavement edges by dips, but the dips designating new cycle lanes are much smaller than the usual kerbs, making it hard to… Read More »Week 8 19th February – 25th February 2022