Analysis: Will John McDonnell get the chance to deliver on his bold vision for the economy?
A four day week, universal basic services and free green technology transfer to the global south are among the shadow Chancellor’s big policy announcements at Labour conference – but will it all be overshadowed by Brexit?
JOHN MCDONNELL’S speech to Labour’s party conference in Brighton on Monday [23 September] was full of good ideas.
How do we know that? Look at the screeching of Britain’s unhinged right-wing in response.
The Daily Express: “McDonnell launches his Marxist plan for state control of the economy and crippling taxes”
Beyond the Noise: 20 years from Kosovo - the cauldron of humanitarian intervention?
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 this week’s podcast, Jamieson speaks to Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, a lecturer in the Eastern and Central-European studies department at Glasgow University, about the legacy of the Kosovo War 20 years on.
Watch: Richard Leonard and John McDonnell on Labour's economic plans and constitutional chaos
CommonSpace provides analysis on comments made by the shadow chancellor and Scottish Labour leader asserting the importance of economic transformation from putting forth mixed messages on constitutional matters
COMMONSPACE spoke to Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell on their pre-election campaign stop in Glasgow.
What can Scotland expect from a snap General Election?
If Boris Johnson’s plans for an October 14 election comes to pass, what key developments can we expect from a Scottish perspective?
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson yesterday [2 September] made it clear that if MPs back an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit, he will authorise a snap General Election for 14 October within 24 hours.
What stands in the way of a Labour-SNP pact to oust Boris?
Jeremy Corbyn has released a plan to oust Boris Johnson, with a no confidence vote and general election.
BUT what stands in the way of this plan?
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray takes a look.
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.
SNP calls on Richard Leonard to ‘get on the right side of democracy’ as Scottish Labour leader butts heads with John McDonnell over indyref2 comments
Furious Scottish Labour reaction greets shadow chancellor following his claim that a future Labour government would not block a second independence referendum backed by Holyrood