Glasgow delegates head abroad to help suffering refugees amid growing crisis
A group of Glasgow activists are set to travel to Greece to help alleviate refugee suffering
A DELEGATION from Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees is set to travel to Athens and Lesvos in September to assist the emerging refugee crisis.
Glasgow's Pinar Aksu, Amal Azzuudin and Margaret Wood will travel to areas with concentrated communities of refugees living in destitution in an effort to assist the humanitarian crisis.
EU referendum question changed over accusations of bias
The wording of the upcoming EU referendum question has been changed over concerns of bias
DAVID CAMERON has agreed to alter the wording of the EU ballot question in the run up to the in-out referendum in 2017 to avoid accusations of it being pro-EU.
The decision followed advice from the Electoral Commission to replace a 'Yes' or 'No' answer with: "Remain a member of the European Union" or "Leave the European Union".
Jeremy Corbyn mythbusting: What he really said vs what the papers say
Is Jeremy Corbyn the victim-blaming, anti-semitic terrorist sympathiser he is made out to be?
AS the latest wave of accusations against Labour leader frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn surface, CommonSpace picks apart what lies behind the headlines.
Corbyn wants women to sit in separate train carriages
Black Lives Matter co-founder backs Scotland's TIE campaign for LGBTI+ education in schools
Scotland-based campaign for an inclusive educational curriculum receives support from global activists
BLACK LIVES MATTER co-founder Alicia Garza has given her backing to TIE, a campaign in Scotland for inclusive LGBTI+ education in schools.
United Nations launches investigation into UK welfare reforms
United Nations launches an investigation into the impact of controversial welfare reforms on disabled people
THE United Nations (UN) is due to visit the UK as part of an investigation into whether the Conservatives' controversial welfare reforms violate the human rights of disabled people.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has launched the formal investigation. Despite knowledge of the investigation being in the public domain, UN investigations are conducted confidentially.
What you need to know about the report on deaths and benefit sanctions
DWP statistics have caused controversy
THE Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released a report entitled "Mortality Statistics" uncovering the figures on social security claimants who have died.
The statistics tracked claimants on incapacity benefit (IB), severe disability allowance (SDA) or employment and support allowance (ESA).
CommonSpace takes a look at some of the key points.
Expenses swindlers, millionaires, donors and lobbyists: Meet the new Lords
Newly appointed Lords provoke controversy
AMONG the newly-appointed peers to the House of Lords sits disgraced MPs, Conservative Party donors and lobbyists in the alcohol industry.
A total of 45 lords were selected, 11 of which are Liberal Democrats, while Labour gained just eight. The peers will cost the taxpayer up to PS13,5000 per day in expenses.
In the past five years, David Cameron has selected a total of 236 new Lords, only eight of whom are non-partisan.
Tories accused of burying bad news as peer list coincides with sanction-related deaths figures
Labour accuse Tories of burying bad news as the peer list publication date is announced
LABOUR has accused the government of burying bad news, as it emerged that the publication of the honours list would be released at the same time as data on deaths relating to social security sanctions.
Labour's member vetting process could face legal challenges
The Labour party's intensified vetting process could be open to legal challenges
A LEGAL expert has claimed that Labour's decision to reject thousands of voters without providing a coherent rationale or a chance to appeal may face legal challenges.
Chilcot Inquiry to scrutinise government figures beyond Blair's team
The Chilcot Inquiry will investigate a range of senior government figures beyond that of Blair's inner circle of colleagues
SOURCES involved in the Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq invasion have said that blame will not only be placed on Tony Blair and his close associates, but on a wider variety of government figures.