Robin McAlpine: Being with the Welsh independence movement has given me a little burst of energy
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine compares the current state of the Scottish and Welsh independence movements, and asks what they might learn from each other
I’M writing this in Cardiff. I've been down doing some meetings and am just about to head off to Swansea where I'm speaking at the Plaid Cymru conference. I was delighted to be invited because I've long believed that Scotland and Wales should be forming stronger links.
Scottish Government stands firm on pledge to reveal UK Government Brexit analysis
Although the UK Government’s analysis has been confidentially available to MSPs, the Scottish Government has not received the documents
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has reiterated its intention to reveal the UK Government’s secret impact analysis on Brexit if and when it is shared with the devolved administration.
A Scottish Government spokesperson told CommonSpace that, despite the analysis being made temporarily available to MSPs on a confidential basis, the Scottish Government has not as yet received a copy of the documents.
Let the youth vote: Fresh calls for lowering UK voting age as Welsh Government follows Scotland's example
Comments from the SYP Chair follow backing from the Welsh Government for a voting age of 16
THE SCOTTISH YOUTH PARLIAMENT (SYP), the politically independent elected body representing young people’s interests in Scotland, has strongly reiterated its support for a lower UK voting age, following the announcement that the Welsh Government intends to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections.
Scottish and Welsh governments send letter opposing Brexit Bill to Theresa May
Devolved governments send joint letter asking for amendments to EU (Withdrawal) Bill
THE SCOTTISH government has sent a letter to Theresa May asking her to respect the powers of devolution after Brexit.
Alongside Welsh Prime Minister Carwyn Jones, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is proposing amendments to the European (Withdrawal) Bill that will allow the transfer of powers to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh assembly when the UK leaves the EU in 2019.