Andrew Smith: Don't let the European elections fool you - the SNP should still tread carefully on #indyref2
Andrew Smith (@Andrew_Graeme), campaigner and blogger, urges the SNP’s big win at the European Parliament elections to be treated with caution by Yes activists, understandably eager for a second independence referendum
Andrew Smith: It’s time to sink Glasgow’s council-sponsored arms fair
Andrew Smith, spokesperson for Campaign Against Arms Trade (@CAATUK), says Glasgow’s hosting of the Underwater Defence Technology Conference on 26 June betrays previous sentiment from Glasgow City Council in support of peace, and calls on Glaswegians to join the protest against it
IN AUGUST 2014 Glasgow City Council hit the headlines for its bold decision to fly the Palestinian flag in solidarity with those affected by the terrible Israeli bombardment that was taking place.
Andrew Smith: 10 thoughts on #GE2017 from a London-based leftie
CommonSpace columnist Andrew Smith outlines his key takeaways from the 2017 General Election
LAST THURSDAY was one of the most dramatic nights in recent political history. It didn't just provide a crashing return to earth for the hubris of Theresa May and her Tory colleagues, it also provided a major rebuke to the polling companies, the media and many of our political assumptions.
So what does it all mean? And what the hell will happen next? Nobody can be too sure, but here are my two cents.
Andrew Smith: Five big challenges for Yes and No
CommonSpace columnist Andrew Smith outlines some of the key issues likely to face both sides of the upcoming #ScotRef debates
WITH another independence referendum on the horizon the campaigns will soon kick into gear as both sides come to terms with the new terrain.
Andrew Smith: How will immigration impact on any future Scottish referendum?
CommonSpace columnist Andrew Smith ponders how different political positions on immigration may come into play during an indyref 2 campaign
"We are so much stronger for the diversity that shapes us. We are one Scotland and we are simply home to all those who choose to live here."
- Nicola Sturgeon, 2 July 2016
Andrew Smith: Why Donald Trump is resurgent...and can win
Andrew Smith is worried about Donald Trump’s recent recovery in the race against Hillary Clinton to become the next US President and asks if we are living in an age of improbable political outcomes
AFTER MONTHS of being glued to the American elections, what once seemed unthinkable now seems a lot more likely. What if Donald Trump becomes the next President of the United States?
Andrew Smith: Does Brexit really make Scottish independence more likely?
Campaigner Andrew Smith says Yessers must think carefully about the impact of Brexit on No voters and avoid making hopeful assumptions
THE case for another Scottish independence referendum is obvious. Scotland is about to be dragged out of the EU against the wishes of Scottish people, a move which directly undermines the promises of the Better Together campaign in 2014.
Since the EU referendum, more and more people have been calling for another vote on the Scottish question, but would it succeed?
Andrew Smith: How not to organise a coup
Labour party member Andrew Smith gives his view on attempts to remove Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the party
THE most striking aspect of the ongoing campaign to remove Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is how startlingly incompetent it has been. It's been like watching a crap, self-destructive version of House of Cards, only without the gratuitous sex or the black comedy.
Andrew Smith: 10 thoughts from a leftwing Londonder on the EU referendum
Campaigner Andrew Smith, who wrote previously for CommonSpace about being an undecided EU referendum voter, gives his verdict on the result
AFTER much consideration I ended up voting to Remain in the EU. It wasn't with any particular enthusiasm or joy, and it was a bittersweet affair watching working class people across the UK defying the markets, defying the bookies and defying the political class.