Despite the Court of Appeal ruling a year ago that the UK government’s actions in selling arms to Saudi Arabia were “unlawful”, they are now set to resume sales. “They have prioritised billions of pounds in arms sales over human lives as evidence mounts of blatant violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition.” […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how many people have fallen through the gaps of the current UK social security system. The Scottish Government commissioned a report on the feasibility of running a pilot scheme for a Citizens’ Basic Income in Scotland – at a time when such a scheme is needed more than ever. But the power to implement even a pilot for CBI rests with the UK government.