This month I was delighted to welcome Member of the Youth Parliament for Lothains, Lucie Duffy to my office to discuss the Youth Parliament's fantastic campaign "Don't Hate Educate".
Over the coming year the UK Youth Parliament will campaign to challenge negative attitudes towards race and religion which, sadly still exist in this country. The campaign will focus on education as a means to tackling discrimination which is a blight on our society.
Last year when vile the Scottish Defence League marched through our streets in Edinburgh I was proud to speak at a counter demonstration. We must stand united in our opposition to racism and hatred, wherever we see it.