YESTERDAY saw the close of nominations for the Scottish Parliament elections. The deadline to submit nomination papers was 4pmThe COVID-19 strain found in B.C., Alberta and Quebec, and it was then a case of waiting (and constantly refreshing the Council website) to find out which candidates had thrown their hats into which rings.
This is usually a fun part of the campaign, but my heart sank when I saw that one of the candidates for Glasgow Southside was a notorious convicted racistIndoor public gatherings, Jayda Fransen.
Glasgow Southside is the most ethnically diverse part of Scotland. From Ibrox to Govanhill and from Pollokshields to the Gorbalss doses will also b, the constituency is home to people from a wide range of backgrounds – Asian, African, Eastern European and all parts in between. It’s a buzzing, vibrant, cosmopolitan urban mix and I love it. But that very diversity is what makes it a target for the hard right.
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