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Anas Hassan: The wisdom of Jimmy Reid will lead us to Scottish independence
CommonSpace columinst Anas Hassan calls for the Yes Scotland campaign and the Scottish nation to take inspiration from the late trade unionist Jimmy Reid when it comes to progressing towards Scottish independence
"AND there will be no hooliganism. There will be no vandalism. There will be no bevvying. Because the world is watching us and it is up to us to conduct ourselves with responsibility, and with dignity, and with maturity."
Anas Hassan: Why it's dangerous to assume Brexit will lead to Scottish independence
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan warns against the hypothetical conclusion that the UKleaving the EU would automatically lead to a victorious second Scottish independence referendum
THEY do say that life never stops, don't they? The same can be said for politics, particularly in Scotland.
Weeks after we will have voted for the latest group of MSPs to represent us in the Scottish Parliament, we will all be going to the ballot boxes yet again, but this time to determine whether the United Kingdom should remain within or leave the European Union.
Anas Hassan: The junior doctors' strike in England highlights the contempt being thrown at them
Anas Hassan sees the forthcoming strike by junior doctors in England as symbolic of a lack of respect shown towards them by the UK Government and says that they deserve far more credit and support
IT is a disheartening disappointment that junior doctors in England will be going out on strike next Tuesday, but in the context of matters one should not be surprised. In fact, they deserve nothing but uncompromising sympathy.
Anas Hassan: Why Nicola Sturgeon should aim to become the last ever leader of the SNP
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan illustrates how the issue of Scottish independence will be what ultimately defines Nicola Sturgeon's legacy as first minister of Scotland
AS we near the end of another calendar year, we edge nearer and nearer to what is set to be only the fifth time Scotland will be going to the polls to elect the next Scottish Parliament.
Anas Hassan: Can't Scottish politics just become a little nicer?
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan reveals his discomfort at the point scoring, pettiness and finger pointing nature of Scottish politics and calls for a more courteous approach
LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has had a rough time of it lately from many people in Scotland over his controversial comments on Caledonian MacBrayne last weekend and also on the way his party has behaved over the issue of Trident.
Anas Hassan: Rise will do nothing but unnecessarily split the pro-independence vote
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan believes that new pro-independence political force Rise will unnecessarily divide the pro-independence vote in next year's Scottish Parliament elections
POLITICAL diversity is never a bad thing and Scotland already has an eclectic mix of choice available when it comes to electing representatives to our local councils, Scottish Parliament, Westminster and even to the European Parliament.
Anas Hassan: Despite three female leaders, politics remains too male-dominated north of the border
Despite Kezia Dugdale's election as Scottish Labour leader over the weekend, CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan still bemoans the dominance of men within Scottish politics
IT is an absolute credit to Scotland's quality of public life that three of the main political party leaders are all women.
The transformation from as late as the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary elections, where three of the four main party leaders were men, has been extraordinarily rapid.
Anas Hassan: Does Jeremy Corbyn pose a threat to Scottish independence?
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan asks whether Jeremy Corbyn could sway former Labour voters in Scotland back to voting for the party
THE Labour Party in Scotland has had a torrid time of late.
Despite being part of the No campaign which won last year's Scottish independence referendum, it melted like snow off a dyke in the recent UK General Election and any prospect of some sort of a comeback at Holyrood looks unlikely.
Anas Hassan: The disadvantage of being a young person in George Osborne's UK
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan condemns the chancellor of the exchequer and the UK Government for not pledging to do very much for young people across the UK in the aftermath of last Wednesday's emergency budget
WHAT does it feel like to be young? Energetic? Exciting? A time when you can be as care free as you like about your life? Supposedly, young people have all the time in the world to look forward to once they leave school and head on to university, college or straight into the world of work.
Anas Hassan: What Scotland can learn from Greece's No vote
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan brings the current Greek referendum closer to home and outlines what Scotland can learn in relation to its own constitutional future in the aftermath of Greece saying no to further austerity
THE result of Greece's much talked about referendum this past weekend has glowed like a glorious sunrise, and the result has pretty much proven to be decisive.