Why we have submitted a dossier on Islamophobia in the Labour Party
David Jamieson explains why CommonSpace has submitted a dossier on islamophobia in the party, and why the party’s response to the clearly evidenced cases of islamophobia among senior figures from the New Labour years matters
'A failed experiment´: Councillor says PPP's have to end as Council reaches settlement over Edinburgh schools scandal
Edinburgh Green councillor Gavin Corbett demands “squeaky clean” management of Edinburgh schools from private finance company
THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP model for building schools and other public infrastructure should be recognised as a “failed experiment”, a Scottish Green councillor has argued following the publication of a report on the draft settlement the City of Edinburgh Council has reached with a private finance consortium following the Edinburgh schools scandal.
Gary Elliot: Blairites might be right about 'unelectable' Corbyn but they're wrong about why
CommonSpace columnist Gary Elliot says that while Jeremy Corbyn may well prove popular but unelectable, the blame shouldn't be laid squarely at his feet
ONE of the arguments for independence was the fundamental one - that Scotland doesn't always get the government that it votes for at Westminster, effectively leaving a democratic deficit.
Pam Cowburn: Why you really need to know that the Scottish Government is quietly planning a national ID register
Alarm was raised this week when it emerged that the Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposals which could lead to a national ID register - a policy echoing earlier controversial efforts by Tony Blair's New Labour to introduce ID cards. The Open Rights Group was one of the first organisations to raise awareness of the plans and draft a response. Here Pam Cowburn, communications director at Open Rights Group, explains how the proposals could infringe on people's lives and why the public should be asking questions.
Scottish Government's 'back door' plans for national ID register slammed
Fears over Scottish Government plans to create a National ID register which has echoes of controversial New Labour plans under Tony Blair
THE SCOTTISH Government has been urged to rethink proposals which will lead to the creation of a National ID register.
The SNP administration has launched a limited consultation on proposals to significantly expand the NHS Central Register (NHSCR), an electronic database of everyone who is registered with a GP in Scotland.