Leigh Wilson: We may not like it, but we could learn from New Labour after #GE17
Leigh Wilson argues that progressive forces from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour to the independence movement need an economic strategy
IN THE MIDST of the nascent populist rise immersing much of the western world, it seems somewhat outdated that I am revisiting a couple of documentaries charting the rise of New Labour in the mid 90s.
Shaun Kavanagh: Unrequited love - how unionists now occupy the 'curious middle place' in Scotia
CommonSpace columnist Shaun Kavanagh looks at the predicament facing Scottish unionists in modern Britain
"The United Kingdom we cherish is not a thing of the past, but a Union ... in which our national and local identities are recognised and respected, but where our common bonds are strengthened."
- Theresa May
"Between the idea and the reality ... falls the shadow."
- T.S Eliot
NO ONE is making a principled argument for Northern Ireland remaining part of the UK.
From Labour and Iraq to indyref: How Richard Walker became a pioneering Scottish editor
Jonathan Rimmer talks to The National’s founding editor about plurality of opinion and the need for less antagonism between pro-independence supporters and the Scottish media
AT first glance, Richard Walker is like most senior Scottish newspaper journalists: white, male, middle aged and well spoken.
Michael McEwan: It's your parliament and your voice, so make it heard
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan, who covers developments around disability, charts a couple of positive moves in the Scottish Parliament and beyond
WHEN I watch things about news and politics on TV I always wonder what's going on behind the scenes, and I recently got an opportunity to find out at the Scottish Parliament.
I attended an event in my local area recently called Your Parliament, Your Voice, held by a delegates from the Scottish Parliament who are running a series of events around Scotland.
Jason Baird: #ScotRef is around the corner and we're taking the IndyApp to the next level
National Yes Registry coordinator Jason Baird says Yes campaigners need effective technology to organise - and win
WE ARE a non-party political communications platform designed for the use of Scotland’s entire grassroots independence movement. A platform where ideas, equipment, campaign strategies and social events can all be easily co-ordinated and shared across the movement’s community group network - locally, regionally and nationally.
Robin McAlpine: Unionists, you've had your fun with polarisation. Now it's our turn
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the independence movement is the only thing that can rid Scotland of 'Total Tory Rule'
NONE of this is how I'd like it to be. I don't want Scotland's future decided in animosity. I want a genuine, open, considerate and positive national discussion about our hopes and dreams and all that stuff.
Jonathon Shafi: What really happened in the Dortmund bus explosion? Here are the theories
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi explains why blame may well lie where people didn't first expect
LAST Tuesday, explosives were used to attack the players' coach of Borrusia Dortmund football club. The Spanish footballer Marc Bartra was injured and taken to hospital, and, of course, the team's Champions League tie with Monaco was postponed.
Siobhan Tolland: My message to Ruth Davidson at #GE17 - back off, Scotland does not want you
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland is convinced Scotland will reject the Tories in the snap General Election
IF you could think of one image of Ruth Davidson it is very likely to be all that pouty outrage that she expresses at every turn: in parliament, in debates, on TV couches. It’s all aghast with accusations of "disingenuous" and how terrible it is and how that is just not true and how she has the information there that proves it isn’t.
Yvonne Ridley: Blair, Brexit, bluff and media bluster over #GE17
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says there are two big questions filling her mind in the aftermath of the General Election announcement
THE clatter of chatter on the social networks has been almost deafening since Theresa May made her dramatic snap General Election announcement on the steps of Downing Street.
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