Scotland set for #YellowVests protests as Macron makes concessions and threats
Radical movement for better living standards extracts increased wages from embattled President
SCOTS are preparing to start their own Yellow Vests movement after the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ in France won a significant victory, with President Emmanuel Macron conceding an increase to the minimum wage.
Macron addressed the country last night, as it was still gripped by the protest movement that has evolved out of resistance to a new carbon fuel tax last month.
Beyond bombing: 5 things you need to know about the Syrian conflict
CommonSpace explains the wider context to the ongoing civil war in Syria as the UK Government plans to extend the bombing
SINCE 2011 the Syrian civil war has added fuel to the fire of destabilisation and violence in the Middle East. Four years later, Arab and Western states - all with their own interests - have intervened in military action across Syria.