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Julia Pannell

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

Week 7 12th February – 18th February 2022

12/02/2022 – 18/02/2022 Prospectus (or 2) for Independence             The Scottish Greens will be joint contributors to the Scottish government’s Prospectus for Independence, but will also prepare their own prospectus.  Lorna Slater said the government vision for independence is not the same as theirs, but is unsure if the Green prospectus will be one or… Read More »Week 7 12th February – 18th February 2022

Week 6 – 5th February – 11th February 2022

05/02/2022 – 11/02/2022 Legislation: Emergency Powers           The Scottish government is considering making some emergency powers permanent.  The Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill gives powers in public health to impose lockdown restrictions, allow remote court hearings, close schools and change private sector evictions to disallow some automatic eviction orders.  Opposition MSPs call it a ‘power grab’.… Read More »Week 6 – 5th February – 11th February 2022