Sturgeon unveils Climate Emergency focused Programme for Government and lays the groundwork for a General Election campaign
Outlining the 2019-20 Programme for Government, the first minister confirmed that the SNP will put Scotland’s opposition to Brexit and right to choose independence “at the very heart” of any General Election campaign
Programme for Government 2019: Reaction from Common Weal, STUC, Friends of the Earth, Patrick Harvie + more
CommonSpace rounds up reaction to Nicola Sturgeon’s 2019 Programme for Government, which was dominated by proposals to lower carbon emissions
NICOLA STURGEON’S 2019 Programme for Government was dominated by the Climate Emergency.
What can Scotland expect from a snap General Election?
If Boris Johnson’s plans for an October 14 election comes to pass, what key developments can we expect from a Scottish perspective?
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson yesterday [2 September] made it clear that if MPs back an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit, he will authorise a snap General Election for 14 October within 24 hours.
Analysis: After Govan, the Scottish political tradition of ‘Ireland avoidance’ must end
Threats to ban political expression on Ireland are out of kilter with the new realities of Brexit Britain, David Jamieson finds
CLASHES between police and loyalist groups in Govan (Friday 30 August) were the result of attempts to block a pre-planned and sanctioned march for a united Ireland by Republican groups.
‘Political debate cannot be decided by repression’: French parliamentarians unite in support of Catalan political prisoners
Fifty-two deputies of the French National Assembly have published a public letter condemning the ongoing imprisonment of 12 pro-independence Catalan politicians
Beyond the Noise: The Tory plan to weaponise pensions
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 the heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines
THIS week Jamieson is joined by Pensioners Forum campaigner Elinor McKenzie to discuss a new paper circulating the Tory party by the Centre for Social Justice. It argues for the raising of the pension age to 75 by 2035, indicating a new strategy among the ruling elite in the face of demographic changes.
Jamieson and McKenzie discuss: