'Brexit is the dormant volcano called denial': 5 stories of EU citizens in Scotland
CommonSpace readers share their stories of living in Scotland under the Brexit cloud, as the 29 March leaving date draws ever nearer
With just weeks to go until the Brexit deadline and uncertainty still reigning in the political debate, we asked readers to tell us about their experiences as the countdown continues. If you have a story you’d like to share, get in touch with us via email@example.com.
Interview: Scotland’s referendum experience has provided a template for the Irish Left, says MLA Gerry Carroll
The People Before Profit MLA for West Belfast talks Brexit, democratic rights and the breakup of Britain with CommonSpace
GERRY CARROLL has been a distinctive left-wing voice within the political landscape of Northern Ireland for almost a decade.
Ashley Graczyk: We need a double referendum in 2019
Ashley Graczyk, an independent councillor in Edinburgh previously in the Tories before becoming an independence supporter, says everything has changed since 2014 – the people of Scotland now need a referendum to decide if they want to be independent, and a referendum to decide if they want to be in the European Union.
MEPs call for release of Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike
Four pro-independence Catalan leaders imprisoned for their role in the 2017 referendum began their hunger strike last week
DOZENS of MEPs have called upon the Spanish state to release Catalan political prisoners with all charges dropped, as four of the jailed leaders continue with a hunger strike.
Analysis: The turgid Brexit Fisheries debate lets down Scotland’s coastal communities
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds no one seems to want to talk about the big substance issues affecting Scotland’s fishing communities, the three most important being inequality, ownership and technological change
FIRST Minister’s Questions on Thursday [29 November] saw another round of turgid debate on the future of Scotland’s fisheries.
Conference brings together colonies and stateless nations in defence of self-determination
"We believe that we deserve to stand in front of the international community as equals,” declares first conference to bring together the self-determination and decolonisation movements of Europe and Africa
Brexit views: What should the outcome of talks between Sturgeon and Corbyn be?
The First Minister’s initial meeting with the UK Labour leader has been described as “constructive”, but it remains to be seen if a new direction for both their parties will emerge
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon was in Westminster on Tuesday [20 November], meeting with UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price as part of an ongoing campaign to avoid a no-deal Brexit.