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 […]
The overuse of antibiotics has lead to the situation where many of our antibiotics are now almost useless and we risk returning to a time where a simple graze could mean death as many infections become harder to treat. This video points out some of the issues
Single Use Plastics
The world has not been very well served by the people living in it. Our actions are causing great harm to our atmosphere, our oceans and the wildlife that lives in them. Single use plastics are an issue that is causing a lot of concern as discarded rubbish finds it's way into the habitat of […]
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 […]