Analysis: The political own goal that SNP HQ could have avoided
CommonSpace's Alasdair Clark says the SNP could have avoided being brought into the Cambridge Analytica scandal
AFTER a decade in government and still holding strong in the polls, the SNP is widely recognised for its ability to handle a story. So how did the Cambridge Analytica story, clearly a problem for the Tories and the British establishment, turn into a political own goal?
Exclusive: The former SNP strategist who met Cambridge Analytica revealed
A former Cambridge Analytica director revealed in Westminster last week that the firm had met with the SNP
THE SNP's former digital strategist Kirk J. Torrance, who helped to secure a decade of election victory for the party, met scandal hit Cambridge Analytica in 2016, CommonSpace can exclusively reveal.
Torrance, the son of the former Glasgow SNP councillor Jim Torrance, was previously the new media strategist at the SNP from 2009-2011, helping to deliver a historic Holyrood majority under Alex Salmond in May 2011.
Empire fallout: Pacific nuke survivors issue fresh demand for justice 60 years after UK tests
The SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has supported the survivors campaign
60 YEARS after the UK Government exploded a thermonuclear weapon on Christmas Island in the Pacific, service personnel who participated have issued a fresh call for justice asking Theresa May to finally address the health and environmental consequences of the UK nuclear weapons program.
Tax officials refused to investigate big Tory donor probed by French over money laundering
Tory money – tough questions for Theresa May after tax officials refused to investigate the party’s biggest company donor
THE UK Government is facing tough questions after revelations that HMRC [HM Revenue and Customs] refused to assist a French investigation into the multi-national telecoms giant Lyca Mobile, the Tory party’s biggest corporate donor.
Nobel Peace Prize for the Queen would be an 'insult' to those who have fought British colonialism, Scottish historian says
Should the Queen receive a peace prize for leading the Commonwealth? Historian Dr Ewan Gibbs says it should go to the real anti-war activists
AWARDING Queen Elizabeth II a Nobel Peace Prize for her work leading the Commonwealth would be an “insult” to those who have fought British colonialism and imperialism, a Scottish historian has argued.
The veteran Labour right-winger Frank Field joined current and former Tory ministers and MPs in arguing that the UK monarch should be recognised for her role in leading the Commonwealth's "force for peaceful change".
Think-tank blasts UK Government for failing workers as value of labour falls behind EU average
New stats have revealed the value of UK labour has fallen behind the Euro average for the first time
THE Common Weal think-tank has said the UK Government is failing in its duty to ensure the economy works to the benefit of the people after new statistics revealed that the cost of labour per hour has fallen below the EU average.
Striking lecturers: We're winning and want 'not just to end pension cuts but reverse marketisation of education'
Strathclyde UCU chair: ‘No other profession in UK history has suffered a 50% cut in living standards in less than a decade’
TRADE UNIONISTS at Strathclyde University are leading national calls for members of the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) to reject a "deliberately vague" pension offer from the university employers representative (UUK), after sustained strike action by the union.
No balls allowed: Councils told to tear down 'anti-play' signs
Scottish councils are being urged to remove 'No Ball Games' signs to help improve kids’ health
COUNCILS in Scotland have been asked to tear down "no ball games" signs by an SNP MSP in a bid to ensure more space is available for children and young people to get fit and have fun.
The SNP MSP Ruth Maguire wants councils across Scotland to tear down the signs and provide more space for children and young people to play.
Democracy reform campaigners call on parties to reveal 'gender gap'
The government should enact legislation which would ensure parties reported their 'gender gap' of election candidate, according to the ERS
DEMOCRACY group the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) is calling on the UK Government to enact legislation which would require political parties to report on their 'gender gap' of election candidates.
The group say the UK Government should enact existing legislation in the Equality Act which would force political parties to reveal the inequality gap of election candidates.
Scots comic Beano tells Tory Rees-Mogg to stop copying Walter the Softy
In a 'cease and desist' letter, the Dundee based company accused the Brexiteer-MP of copying the "snootiness" of its character
THE SCOTS COMPANY behind Britains longest running comic The Beano has issued a cease and desist letter to the eurosceptic MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, accusing the Tory of masquerading as its character Walter Brown.