In just over a month, 11,200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by Israeli forces. This cannot go on. Labour MPs must put themselves on the right side of history and vote for a ceasefire, writes former Scottish Labour Party leader Richard Leonard.
Hundreds of Scottish miners were wrongly convicted during the 1984-5 strike, and their lives and livelihoods destroyed as a result. Scotland now has a chance to right that wrong with both pardons and compensation – and must take it.
Party infighting and political coups will lead Scottish Labour nowhere. It’s time for the party to unite around the progressive economic agenda that the people of Scotland desperately need.
Scotland’s SQA results fiasco is just a symbol of growing inequalities in Scottish education which are leaving working-class students behind. It needs to change – and that starts with John Swinney’s departure.
Unless the Labour Party gets bolder on constitutional questions, defeats like the one it suffered in Scotland in December will be permanent, argues Richard Leonard.