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Mhairi Black: Why the case for Unionism has been crumbling this week

THERE have been tragic scenes witnessed throughout the world this week as a result of the long heatwaves many countries have been experiencing. It is worth taking this quick opportunity to remind everyone to take extreme care if they’re visiting places with these huge temperatures. Please remember to drink lots of water. My thoughts are with all those affected by the wildfires in Greece, and all those suffering due to the high temperatures in Japan and throughout the world. My thoughts are also with the victims and families affected by the awful crash in Moray.

Trump-loving Tories can’t be trusted on immigration

AS time goes on and we continue to witness Trumpmania, it is easy to become desensitised to things that were viewed as shocking not so long ago. In the context of a president who described neo-Nazis as “very fine people” and managed to stay in the job, it should come as no surprise that immigrants are being treated abhorrently in the US. However, the policy of separating children from their families and shoving them in cages is one that truly shocked me.

Let’s celebrate the women who risked everything

IT’S well known how frustrated I get with Westminster – I’ve spoken about it often enough. The antiquated systems and procedures, the constant childish braying in the debating chamber, the personal abuse many of us have to put up with – it’s no secret that I often find it depressing being there.

Facebook data scandal is corruption and destroys democracy

YOU will have heard the name Cambridge Analytica everywhere in the past week. Working for over a year, The Guardian and the Observer; the New York Times and Channel 4 News broke the story of how Cambridge Analytica worked with the stolen data of over 50 million Facebook profiles to sway people’s opinions towards Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election. The story has everything that makes for fascinating news: a whistleblower, entrapment, sex, money and politics.