Material change of circumstances for indyref2 “has already happened”, Patrick Harvie tells #SGPConf
Scottish Greens co-convener argues the UK Government has proven it will not respect Scotland’s parliamentary democracy, and calls on Nicola Sturgeon to provide details of her plan for a second independence referendum
- Patrick Harvie argues that clarity on Brexit negotiations may never come, and that the Scottish Government may miss its window of opportunity for a second referendum by waiting
#SGPConf Interview: John Finnie talks NATO, Justice and his 'frustration' with Holyrood politics
The Scottish Greens’ justice spokesperson sat down with CommonSpace to discuss the necessity of opposing a nuclear alliance, his hopes for the Transport Bill, and the need to reform the Scottish justice system.
Beyond the Noise: 'Socially determined stupidity' - the ruling class Brexit collapse
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 speaks to Glasgow University Sociology lecturer and historian Neil Davidson, about the class politics of Brexit, the profound nature of the crisis and its history in the development of British capitalism.
Analysis: A May-Corbyn soft Brexit deal makes a lot of political sense for both
The May and Corbyn negotiations make a lot of political sense for both leaders – but it doesn’t mean they won’t fail
MAY’S chucked her lot in with a marxist, of all things. Or has she actually? In the bamboozling smoke and mirrors of Brexit, you have to be careful before making hard and fast statements about what’s going on.
Using the problem solving principle of Occam’s razor - that simple solutions are more likely to be correct than complex ones - we can with some confidence say the following about May’s pivot towards the opposition:
SNP MP questions UK Govt on whether its silence over Catalan rights is due to Brexit negotiations
Marian Fellows MP: “The UK Government is so desperate, it is allowing democracy in Catalonia to be trampled and even denying the existence of political prisoners to gain Spain’s support in Brexit negotiations”
Analysis: With the capitulation of Boris and Rees-Mogg, the Tories are on course for their greatest humiliation
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds that the death of the true Brexiteer dream means all that’s left for Toryism is to manage British capitalism’s decline
“Her Brexit deal is dreadful”; “Not so much the vassal state as the slave state” – Jacob Rees-Mogg
“We are on the verge of making a historic mistake”; “Unless we junk the backstop we are going to find Brussels has us exactly where they want us”; “It’s so evidently a bad deal for the UK”; “It is dangerous and unstable politically and economically” – Boris Johnson