Substandard Homeless Accommodation
I asked the First Minister what action the Scottish Government was taken following a report showing that many homeless children and pregnant women were being housed in substandard temporary accommodation.
As the cost of heating our homes increases the number of people who can no longer afford adequate heating has become a huge problem in Scotland. Here we have a look at some of the issues surrounding Fuel Poverty.
Glasgow Harbour Cladding
After the Grenfell tower tragedy the spotlight focussed on other structures throughout the UK that used similar dangerous cladding, including the Glasgow Harbour development. here I have a look at some of the issues and ask Who should be paying to make the development safe for residents?
We have been attending community events up and down Scotland discussing how we are going to take forward our policies on housing. When Jeremy Corbyn visited Maryhill we were able to go through many issues with the public who attended the event and here is a short video showing some of what we discussed and […]
I met with some of the business owners who have suffered tremendously since the second fire in the Art School, added to the ongoing works in Sauchiehall Street itself. Many businesses still don’t have access to their buildings and things are becoming very difficult for them and their staff. I wanted to get there point […]
I spoke in the debate in the Scottish Parliament on 'Ending Austerity, Poverty and Inequality' on 24 October 2018.' Here is the transcript of the speech. The universal credit project is in crisis. It has been universally condemned and it has fatal design flaws. It is hugely underfunded. It is hurting the poorest and most […]
Bombings in Yemen
A tragedy is unfolding in Yemen and we in the UK are playing our part in bombing that is causing so much suffering there yet it is barely mentioned in the UK press. We need to do something to try and stop people being used as pawns in world power games and try to prevent […]
Gender Pay Gap
It’s 2017 and women still earn less than men for the same work. Isn’t it time this changed? It's not just in the upper echelons of the BBC where women earn less than men, 24% of working women in Scotland earn less than the living wage. We are becoming a low wage society and women […]