Behind the Wire: Inside Dungavel - an exclusive short film
A short film has been released documenting the hardship and brutality of life in Scotland’s notorious Dungavel detention centre
OFTEN billed as ‘Scotland’s Shame’, the existence of Dungavel detention centre has been a source of controversy for years due to the conditions inside and the very nature of immigration detention itself.
Chilcot, Corbyn and Britain's constitutional crisis - Alex Salmond in conversation
In this exclusive collaboration between Novara Media and CommonSpace, journalist Liam O'Hare sits down with former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond to talk about Iraq, Scottish independence, Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn
VIDEO: Outcry and protests after death of black teenager in UK police custody
Protestors took to the streets in UK cities following the death of 18-year-old Mzee Mohammed
PROTESTS have taken place in Liverpool and London following the death of another black man in police custody.
Mzee Mohammed, 18, died last week after being detained by police. Footage from the incident reportedly showed the teen lying motionless face down on the ground while still in handcuffs.
Exclusive: Scotland Office rejects fresh appeal over release of leaked memo
CommonSpace set to appeal to information commissioner in attempt to have memorandum made public
THE Scotland Office has rejected a fresh appeal asking for the release of a controversial memo which claimed Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to become prime minister.
Scottish Labour has been too concerned with vulnerable people, says leadership hopeful Kezia Dugdale
Leadership favourite says that the party's "core vote" isn't enough to win elections anymore
SCOTTISH Labour leadership hopeful Kezia Dugdale has said that Labour has been too concerned with the vulnerable and must also reach out to the vast majority of people who "want to better themselves" if it is to win power in Scotland again.
Dugdale is favourite to replace Jim Murphy as the party leader and has secured the backing of 88 per cent of Scottish constituency Labour parties (CLPs), as well as four trade unions.
Evel debate highlights: Male rights activists, English iPads and saving the union
Tory plans for English Votes for English Laws face heavy criticism from MPs in emergency debate
THE CONSERVATIVE government's plans for English Votes for English Laws (Evel) came under fire from all corners of the House of Commons on Tuesday as MPs took part in an emergency debate on the issue.
David Cameron's government is seeking to introduce Evel through amendments to parliamentary rules known as standing orders, meaning it is not facing full parliamentary debate and scrutiny.
Prisons inspector criticises Dungavel Detention Centre for treatment of rape and torture victims
HMIP report finds that vulnerable detainees are held in detention in breach of rules
THE TREATMENT of vulnerable asylum seekers at Dungavel detention centre, some who may have been victims of rape and torture, has been criticised in a report by the UK's chief prison inspector.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found that vulnerable individuals were being detained in contravention of rules designed to protect vulnerable people from detention.
However, it did state that Dungavel was a "safe place" for detainees.
Urgent debate on EVEL granted as Commons leader lists the Scotland Bill as "English only"
Kirsty Blackman says response is typical of "ham fisted and shambolic" Tory plans
HOUSE OF COMMONS speaker John Bercow has sanctioned an urgent three hour debate on the Tories' plans to implement "English Votes for English Laws".
It follows an incredulity from the SNP benches after Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman received a response from the Leader of the House, Chris Grayling, which designated the Scotland Bill as "England and Wales only".
The swinging axe: 5 things to expect from George Osborne's emergency budget
CommonSpace tells you what to expect from the chancellor's latest budget announcement
GEORGE OSBORNE is set to deliver his budget on Wednesday as he wields the axe with PS12bn worth of proposed welfare cuts.
It will be the first Tory majority government budget since 1996 and the SNP has predicted it will be "a sermon from an austerity cult".
Billed by the Tories as an 'emergency' budget, coming so soon after the General Election, it will contain some of the old content from their pre-election budget in March.