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The UK Government is attempting to remove 24 areas of devolved control from the Scottish Parliament, claiming this is necessary for trade negotiations associated with Brexit. The areas include genetically modified crops, food standards, animal welfare, chemical regulation and environmental quality. This is being called "The Westminster power grab", and risks creating a constitutional crisis and subsequent civil unrest. On 23rd March 2018 there was a major protest in Edinburgh: "Hands Off Our Parliament".
The Scottish First Minister explains why the two governments have so far failed to reach an agreement.
And the well-regarded political journalist, Iain Macwhirter, examines the issue in more depth.
The head of Food Standards Scotland has also warned against facilitation of trade at the expense of health protection.
The Scottish National Party's leader at Westminster explains why he was excluded from the UK Parliament, after which all the SNP MPs walked out. Iain Macwhirter offers an analysis of the developing constitutional crisis.

Global warming of 1.5 °C   Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change outlines likely serious impacts of global warming (2018)
Every bit of warming matters   World Meteorological Organization summary of IPCC "1.5 °C" report
Climate change likely to have severe effects   and postponing action escalates costs - IPCC Report (AR5) Nov 2014
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change   Details of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5)
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland   Get active in Scotland against the chaos of climate change
2011-15, Hottest 5 years on record   World Meteorological Organization analyses global warming & extreme weather
Short guide to climate science   Basic questions about climate change, with answers from the Royal Society
Counting down to climate change   Doctors' review shows changes cause damaging effects on health worldwide now
UK Without Incineration Network   Incineration depresses recycling, wastes valuable resources, emits greenhouse gases

Energy Fair   See how nuclear energy is subsidised by the consumer - to the disadvantage of renewable sources
Goodbye fossil & nuclear fuels   The UK could have had all its electricity from renewable sources by 2022
Fukushima fudged   UK Government colluded with industry to play down the Fukushima nuclear accident
Nuclear power stations cause childhood leukaemia   The evidence is based on a close look at Europe-wide data
Nuclear waste dumps bypass public control   New English planning law rushed through at end of Parliament 2015
No2NuclearPower   Take a critical look at the UK nuclear industry
Trident, Deterrence and UK Security   Exposes the flaws in the Government's assertion that nuclear deterrence is effective
Nuclear weapons were nearly used by accident   Royal Institute report analyses several incidents. Outline by co-author

'Cover-up' claim over fish farm pesticide   SEPA emails show Government collusion over pollution
Scottish Dolphin Centre   See dolphins swim wild in the Moray Firth, and help to protect whales and dolphins
Gometra salmon farm   Industrial development and dirty tricks in a National Scenic Area (Staffa / Iona) (Petition failed)
Save our Antibiotics   Poor farming practices threaten the effectiveness of antibiotics in medicine

Support Liberty   and stop the UK Government scrapping the Human Rights Act
New 'trade secrets' law seen as threat   Opposition to current proposals for new European Union directive
Global Justice Now   opposes corporate exploitation of the world's poorest, and trade deals like CETA and TTIP
Scotland Against TTIP   for ongoing actions against the secretive trade negotiations, including CETA
Edward Snowden's exposé   MPs criticise oversight of mass surveillance of private communications. Read report
Wikileaks examined   'The Guardian' scrutinises whistleblowers' documents on WikiLeaks

Spokes   - the Lothian Cycle Campaign - for improved cycling conditions and facilities