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.
Beyond the Noise: Not a coup - a very British dysfunction
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 special edition Jamieson speaks to CommonSpace editor Ben Wray about Boris Johnson's plans to suspend parliament and the spiralling constitutional crisis:
1:06 - Why the crisis indicates the dismal nature of the British constitution more than an actual coup.
Analysis: Ruth Davidson – a legacy of failure
The Scottish Tory leader leaves behind no major accomplishment beyond providing cover for the populist right which has left Britain in chaos
TIMING. According to comedians, it’s important. Turns out it can garner a few laughs in politics as well.
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.
Analysis: Could the Scottish Tories break-away?
With Ruth Davidson’s popularity among UK Tory members in sharp decline as the party is at loggerheads north and south of the border, does Murdo Fraser’s idea of a break-away Scottish party have legs?
THE news that Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson is the least popular figure among UK Conservative members in a poll by Conservative Home comes as no surprise, but it is worth registering how far her star has fallen amongst the Tory faithful.
What is to be done? Indy activists on political strategy in the era of Boris Johnson
The rise of Boris Johnson has provoked a sense of urgency in the Scottish independence movement. How should it respond to his premiership, and what should its next move be? CS speaks to activists in the movement to find out.
BORIS JOHNSON’S accession to Downing Street has placed fresh emphasis upon the Scottish Government’s calls for a second independence referendum.