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Critics brand terms of reference for spycops review as an “insult”

An organisation seeking the truth over the undercover policing scandal has branded the terms of reference for a forthcoming review as an “insult to our intelligence”. Undercover Research Group – a group exposing police spies who abused their powers – commented as HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) today published his terms of…

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Scottish Government orders review of undercover policing in Scotland

The Scottish Government has ordered a review of undercover policing following a decision by the Home Office not to extend the Pitchford Inquiry to Scotland. The Pitchford Inquiry was established last year to examine undercover policing in England and Wakes after it emerged that Met Police officers abused their powers during covert operations. Some officers…


Teachers urged to disregard prevent counter-terrorism training

A campaign group is urging teachers in Scotland to disregard ‘sketchy’ counter-terrorism training. Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) claims that the training given to teachers as part of Glasgow City Council’s efforts to implement the controversial “Prevent” counter-terrorism strategy is likely to put teachers under pressure to pass information on their students to the police….