Analysis: Backing Saudi Arabia leaves the UK with zero moral authority in the world
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at the shamelessness of Jeremy Hunt’s attitude to Yemen, which is on the verge of the worst famine in 100 years in large part due to UK-backed Saudi air strikes
SOMETIMES the shamelessness of political leader’s is a little too much to bear.
From physics to politics: How Stephen Hawking used his standing and intellect to keep modern society’s burning social issues on the map
Following the death of esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking, Morgane Colinet – who is a journalism student at the University of the West of Scotland and is completing a work experience placement at CommonSpace – takes a look at the lesser known political side of the scientist
Schools, doctors and prisons: Round up from day 3 of the Conservative Party conference
CommonSpace reporter David Thomson gives a round up of what happened on the third day of the Conservative Party conference
TODAY’S INSTALLMENT (04/10/16) rounds up from day three of the Conservative party conference, including speeches from the justice secretary, education secretary and health secretary.
Justice Secretary Liz Truss
UK Government offers junior doctor contract halt following strike action
Concession follows first ever NHS all-out strike by junior doctors over working hours
THE UK GOVERNMENT has offered to halt the implementation of a controversial new contract for junior doctors following an historic first all-out strike by the NHS workers.
The announcement comes just hours (5 May) after the department for health announced that its plans for implementation could not be halted. The sharp u-turn follows pressure by hospital authorities fearing further industrial action.