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Access to abortion: safe in Holyrood’s hands?

Last week I wrote a piece for the New Statesman about the decision to devolve powers of abortion law to the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. Labour and women’s rights groups have voiced fears that doing so could endanger access to abortions north of the border, but are their fears unfounded?

Full article can be read here, or after the break.

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Aye, have a dream: Scottish artists to vote yes

Via Scottish Political Archive on Flickr

I’ve written an article for the New Statesman which profiles the pro-independence campaign National Collective, and discusses why Scottish artists are overwhelmingly declaring for the Yes campaign when support among the general public has hovered around 30 – 35% in the polls for months.

The novelist AL Kennedy and the playwright Alan Bissett were kind enough to contribute their thoughts on the issue.

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