Analysis: The Tory leadership campaign in Scotland exposes ‘One Nation’ pretensions
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s campaigns in Scotland have come across as trite, patronising and lacking in politics, David Jamieson finds
THERE’S an idea in some quarters that Jeremy Hunt and (particularly) Boris Johnson are ‘big beasts’ who will play a stronger hand in Scotland than Theresa May ever did.
Yet the campaigning efforts of both in Scotland, in the run-up to the Tory leadership election in late July, expose this idea.
Beyond the Noise: Serco evictions – the ‘Hostile Environment’ in Scotland
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
THIS week Jamieson is joined by Robina Qureshi, director of Postivie Action in housing, to discuss the Serco's plans to evict some 300 refugees from their homes in Scotland and the mounting campaign to stop them.
00:38 – What are the latest developments in Serco’s drive to evict refugees from their homes?
Mediation, 'Agent of Change' and no equal right of appeal: 5 conclusions from the passage of the #PlanningBill
After a week of often emotive debate, the Planning Bill has now passed – what are the major consequences?
THE most amended bill in the history of the Scottish Parliament has now been passed, by 78 to 26.