Analysis: What does John McDonnell’s intervention mean for a second independence referendum?
The Corbynite inner circle has indicated its openness to a second vote before – for it to mean anything, a commitment will need to be secured
FOR the embattled ranks of Scottish Labour, it was an epic betrayal; for those invested in the future of the Union, an act of supreme, unforced recklessness; for enemies of the Corbynite project within Labour, further proof that the party high command has lost touch with political reality.
For John McDonnell… It was Tuesday.
The CommonSpace Show - with Michael Gray
The CommonSpace Show explores the state of play in unionist Scotland in the era of Boris Johnson
IN THE FOURTH EDITION of The CommonSpace Show, David Jamieson and Rhiannon J Davies are joined by law student and former CS journalist Michael Gray.
We discuss the week's big stories - struggling high streets, the dropping value of Sterling, and Boris's reception in Scotland.
The show also features a visit to East Renfrewshire, to discuss Boris, Brexit and Scottish Independence.
Beyond the Noise: Independence strategy vs Boris Johnson
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.
IN the latest episode of Beyond the Noise Jamieson speaks to Jonathon Shafi, a co-founder of the Radical Independence Campaign, about the how Boris Johnson becoming PM and his pursuit of a new Brexit strategy impacts the dynamics of the independence movement.
Robin Mcalpine: The politics of hyperbole is damaging our future – and you can't just blame the Brexiters
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine looks at the state of the Brexit debate three years after the Leave vote, finding that both sides are causing long-term harm to democracy in Britain and Scotland
I WANT Brexit over. I favour a remain outcome but not quite as much as I just favour an outcome – because the polarisation of the debate has caused people on both sides to lose their minds and it is causing long-term harm to democracy in both Britain and Scotland.
Analysis: How likely is an Irish border poll?
Boris Johnson’s first trip to Northern Ireland as prime minister ended with a stand-off over a referendum on Irish unification – what would it take for such a vote to happen?
NORTHERN IRELAND can relax. Boris Johnson, the peacemaker, has arrived.
Watch: Brexit, BoJo, indy and the SNP seen from East Renfrewshire
CommonSpace engages in an unscientific survey of No voting East Renfrewshire
SCOTLAND is entangled in a UK-wide political crisis, the complexity and chaotic nature of which is unprecedented since at least the 1970s.
It’s strange to think that just five years ago, and even at the time of an historic mass campaign for and against Scottish Independence, British politics seemed like a much simpler animal.
In that campaign, the relatively wealthy East Renfrewshire voted 67 per cent No to independence, against 33 per cent Yes.
Analysis: Boris and the Bomb - why Faslane is an apt place for the new PM's first Scotland visit
Is there a more apt way for Boris to show ‘the ties that bind the UK’ than US-controlled weapons of mass destruction with a renewal cost of £205 billion?
BORIS JOHNSON’S trip to the Faslane Nuclear Base in his first visit to Scotland as prime minister is apt. Sure to be met with protests anywhere other than a heavily fortified nuclear base, Faslane is probably the safest place for him.