Book Review: Shredded - Inside RBS, the bank that broke Britain
Journalist Alasdair Clark reviews the latest edition of Ian Fraser’s best-selling book on the Royal Bank of Scotland, taking in the bank’s latest scandals
NOTHING about the reality of Britain can be properly understood without knowledge of the financial crash which nearly cost us everything. Ian Fraser's Shredded shines a bright light on the bank which was and remains at the cente of that story.
Alasdair Clark: Labour should cautiously engage with Nicola Sturgeon on devo powers
Alasdair Clark (@alasdair_clark), freelance journalist, says that the First Minister’s speech on Scotland’s constitutional future could provide Scottish Labour an opportunity to show its learned from past mistakes
WEDNESDAY'S speech from Nicola Sturgeon was perfectly designed by the First Minister; it will broadly appeal to her own base and challenge her opposition home and away.
Sturgeon was never going to fully satisfy those whose hashtag is #DissolveTheUnion. She calculated her political capital and spent wisely.
Leonard's drive for Unionst credentials prompts criticism from key allies
The Scottish party leader has used Labour’s 2018 conference to promote his anti-independence credentials
RICHARD LEONARD has been accused by some in his own supporter base of abandoning Labour’s support for Scottish self-determination after an apparent drive to promote his unionist credentials, rhetoric one respected activist said is based on a false assumption.
Analysis: Corbyn's comments on #indyref2 unspun
The Labour leader is instinctively supportive of Scotland's right to determine its own future, even if he would support a future no vote
JEREMY CORBYN has re-affirmed his general support for the right of Scots to decide their own future in a BBC interview, making clear he would be unlikely to stop a second referendum and instead seek to convince Scots to remain in the UK under his plans.
Unprecedented strike action planned as hospitality workers walk out for £10 an hour
Staff from McDonalds, JD Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays will walk out of work as part of a coordinated campaign across the hospitality sector for better pay and conditions
STAFF FROM THREE major hospitality chains will walk out of work together in October in unprecedented strike action jointly organised between union members from McDonalds, JD Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays.
Analysis: 3 internal battles Labour will face at its party conference
Labour will gather in Liverpool this weekend with key battles over Europe and party democracy expected to dominate headlines
LABOUR will gather for its autumn conference in Liverpool this weekend after a "summer of discontent", with key battles over Europe, antisemitism and internal party democracy set to fuel more debate across the warring wings of the party.
CommonSpace takes a look behind the headlines at the debate which will shape the weekend.