Piecemeal devolution won't cut it anymore

The new powers that will be delivered to Scotland through the new Scotland Bill are very welcome.

We also need to secure the full powers for Wales set out in the Silk Commission. But piecemeal devolution cannot deliver the stability we need.

Pitting one part of the UK against another is no way to secure the future of our country.

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The SNP's record on human rights is atrocious

This week, we marked international human rights day. But as we celebrated the huge progress that we have made in protecting fundamental rights over the last few decades, it is clear that they are under threat.

Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act could put fundamental human rights at risk.

But the Scottish Government also has a responsibility to act in accordance with international and domestic human rights legislation and the SNP's record in government is dismal.

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Protecting fundamental human rights

Earlier this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jim Wallace gave a speech to the Legal Services Association on protecting human rights - and the problems in Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act. 

Jim was the first minister at any level of government in the UK to be on the wrong end of the decision under the Human Rights Act. This International Human Rights Day, find out why he thinks this ground-breaking legislation is so important:

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