It is perhaps the nature of things in Scotland today that two or more quite contrary views can be held by Government. The SNP is committed to independence as the solution to Scotland’s ills, but is far less unanimous about what… Read More ›
Blogs & Articles
More heat than light has been generated by the media blitzkrieg around the future employment by Hearts of Craig Thomson, the young footballer convicted of sexual offences with underage girls.
There may be something far more sinister behind the Tories’ so-called ‘rape clause’ “SEE this fist? You should have been watching the other one!” My father used to have a game where he would hold up a clenched fist… Read More ›
Maggie Mellon sums up the argument against the Scottish Prison Service’s proposal for substantial capital investment in a new women’s prison at HMP Inverclyde to replace HMP Cornton Vale. This is a version of a letter recently sent to the… Read More ›
Maggie Mellon asks why we have children and what makes a parent. Drawing on her own experience of motherhood, she suggests what the national parenting strategy should do.
Feminist campaigner and social worker Maggie Mellon makes the case against the Scottish Government’s ‘Named Person’ scheme SCOTLAND, like the rest of the UK and much of Europe, is an increasingly unequal society. Poverty and inequality are what stunt… Read More ›