Nicola Martin

Nicola Martin

Celebrating 20 years of the Scottish parliament

1 July 2019The opening of the Scottish parliament 20 years ago was celebrated for giving the people of Scotland a voice. The parliament is set up in such a way that it is accessible for all. Additionally, with regular surgeries and a number of simple ways to contact our MSPs, it is easy to speak to MSPs and for the ordinary citizen to have their voice heard. We should celebrate the 20th anniversary of the parliament and the fact that with the parliament came new opportunities and increased ease at which…

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Bigots no more

7 February 2019Understandably, this left many of our members worried that they, as people of faith, were being accused of being hateful, rather than being protected from hate crime. We had a number of members approach us concerned that, as evangelical Christians, we are not welcome in Scotland. This was particularly ironic because the wider initiative behind this campaign is actually called One Scotland. Representing members is at the heart of what we do at the Evangelical Alliance, and so we set about…

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Love your political leaders

10 January 2019There have been more reminders this week of the sad reality of what our leaders, of all political persuasions, suffer all too often. Alongside the verbal abuse hurled at Anna Soubry MP during a television interview, last year MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and his family were harassed outside their home, and of course we remember the murder of politician Jo Cox in 2016. Whether they face taunting on their way to work, receive threats through email or social media, or even face the fear of physical harm,…

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