Yvonne Ridley: London liars are presenting the best case for Scottish independence
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley slams the latest slew of revelations from Westminster and urges Scotland to forge its own path
THE strongest case for Scottish independence is being presented this week through the treacherous antics of the so-called establishment in the English capital.
Jamie McLeod: The Yes movement must win an emotional victory
Writer Jamie McLeod explains why he cares about Scottish independence and why emotions really matter
SCOTLAND. What is it? Is it a nation, a colony, a province or simply an idea?
I grew up in an obscure part of Scotland where fishing and Rangers FC was life – nothing else really mattered. Growing up 30 miles north of Aberdeen, I would have been forgiven for not realising just how close I was to Scotland’s third city.
The difference in accent, tradition, culture and mentality still to this day astonishes me.
Survey: What went wrong in #indyref and how can it be avoided during #ScotRef?
Events consultant William Thomson is hoping CommonSpace readers can help him figure out an events strategy for ScotRef
IF ScotRef is to be a success for the Yes movement, events will play a crucial role in the campaign. We need to know what went wrong in 2014 and how we can run better events to support Scottish independence.
Before deciding to draft a live engagement strategy for the ScotRef movement, I spent some time making sure I wasn’t going to reinvent the wheel.
Steve Daley: Where the SNP has gone wrong and how it can turn things around
SNP activist and politics graduate Steve Daley warns the SNP will be in big trouble if it doesn't recapture the radical spirit of Yes
THE SNP was never going to do as well as it did in 2015, that much was clear. On top of that the Tories were always going to pick up 4-6 seats as a result of their 'no indy' stance and the relative popularity of Ruth Davidson.
Kevan O'Reilly: Scotland, I hardly knew ye
Blogger Kevan O'Reilly gives his reaction to the General Election result in Scotland
THE TORIES have 13 seats in Scotland. It's the perfect ammunition for Ruth Davidson and her Conservative and Unionist party to appear on political programmes from now until the next election saying that indyref 2 is dead in the water.
They are hoping if they say "Scotland doesn’t want another divisive independence referendum" enough times we’ll start to believe them.
I wrote an article a while ago, 'The Tories are coming', well, here they are.
Robin McAlpine: What the indy movement needs to do next
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine reveals some of the work the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC) is undertaking
I'D LIKE to apologise in advance for how much I'm writing just now but I've been rather inundated with people who want more information on what's going on and what what the indy movement could be doing next.
Robin McAlpine: The election has shown that boldness works – indy supporters must pay attention
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the rise in support for Jeremy Corbyn shows that people want hope and vision
AT THE advent of the New Labour years there was a sketch on the comedy programme Friday Night Armistice in which Labour MPs were taken to a training session at which they were given a gun and told to shoot a kitten.
Think tank hits fundraising target to put together blueprint for an independent Scotland
Thinktank preparing policy for the new independence fight
COMMON WEAL, Scotland’s pro-independence thinktank, has hit its initial fundraising target of £25,000 to support work on it’s White Paper Project, which aims to offer the answers to the big questions facing the next Scottish independence campaign.
Jordan Daly: Scotland needs to settle indyref once and for all so we can get back to politics
Student and political campaigner Jordan Daly says Scotland needs another independence referendum to end the limbo of constitutional politics
THE council elections have concluded and, alas, the constitutional question strikes again.
The SNP emerged as the clear winner in yet another crucial moment in Scottish political history. The Greens also performed well, gaining five seats - but the biggest outcome is the performance of the Tories, who won 276 seats across the country.