Stop the Coo
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller looks at Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament and the ‘stop the coup’ movement
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Analysis: ‘Pointless’ Spending Review reveals the sham of Austerity
Sajid Javid’s Spending Review will never see the light of day with a General Election imminent – but it did expose the sham of the past nine years of Tory austerity, Ben Wray finds
POLITICS is moving so quickly that it is difficult to remember even the recent past. But we should try, because the rulebook created by the Conservative party post-financial crisis about public finances, the one they told us must be abided by or else the country would go down the tubes, has been ripped up by that very same party.
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.
UK Government to prorogue parliament: Reaction round-up
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament ahead of a Queen’s Speech on 14 October, with parliament prorogued for five weeks from the week beginning 10 Septmeber. The move has sparked furious reaction from opponents of a No Deal Brexit. CommonSpace rounds up reaction from Scotland and across the UK.
Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister
“Shutting down parliament...is not democracy, it’s dictatorship. I think today will go down in history as the day democracy died, if it’s allowed to happen.