Editorial: Why CommonSpace is backing these 5 reforms to how the courts handle domestic abuse
Editor Ben Wray analyses CommonSpace’s special investigation into women’s experience of the domestic abuse court process and explains why we are backing the five reforms women’s organisations have proposed
AN INCREASING number of women every year are taking the extraordinarily brave decision to take action to get justice for the abuse they have suffered at the hands of a partner by reporting the crime to the authorities.
New journalists at CommonSpace
CommonSpace Editor Ben Wray says the site will be seeking to introduce regular audio-visual content over the coming months
COMMONSPACE is pleased to announce two new journalists are joining our team.
David Jamieson, who previously worked at CommonSpace from July 2015-August 2017 and has contributed columns to the site in recent months on culture & ideology, is returning as a reporter, and with an additional role to lead a weekly podcast called Beyond the Noise, the first episode of which was published last Friday.
Review - Posh Boys: How the English public schools ruin Britain
Customs expert with over 30 years’ experience, Bill Austin reviews a new book which examines the influence of private schools and the elite networks that emerge from them in the UK’s politics and democracy, and finds it has shaped Brexit and Scottish independence referendum in ways that you may not have thought
How the English public schools ruin Britain, by Robert Verkaik (Oneworld Publications Ltd, London 2018)
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) responds to yesterday's US campaign, started by the Boston Globe, against Trump's fake news claims. More than 400 newspapers published editorials defending the role of the free press.
See last week’s Cartoon of the Week here.
Michael McEwan: To make life better for disabled people we need to challenge dehumanisation - society needs to see the person not just the label
Michael McEwan, freelance journalist and the chairperson of his local disability group, says there are still many barriers to disabled people accessing work and achieving what they want to in society, one of those being dehumanisation – society tends to see the disabled label not the person behind it
THERE has been progress in society for people with a disability, but when it comes to access to employment there is still a lot of work to be done to break down the barriers.
'My journey from No to Yes': Full statement from Edinburgh councillor who quit the Tories and backs independence
Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill/Gorgie ward in Edinburgh who left the Scottish Conservatives a few months ago, has revealed on Twitter her journey from No to Yes, saying the UK Government’s treatment of disabled people and her growing belief in self-governance had led to her changing view. CommonSpace re-publishes her statement in full below