Activist Sean Clerkin to lead hunger strike outside Scottish Parliament



Campaigners led by independence activist Sean Clerkin will go on hunger strike outside the Scottish Parliament on Monday to protest on homelessness spending.
The group, co-ordinated by the Scottish Tenants Association, is calling on the Scottish Government to accelerate planned spending.
A total of £50 million is set aside to tackle homelessness over the next five years as announced by Nicola Sturgeon in November.
However, campaigners have argued these funds should be front-loaded, with £40m spent in the next year.
Mr Clerkin, who will take part in the protest, said: “The money needs to be... read more

 
18 January 2019 in Politics, Views: 8
Source: Scotsman
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