Head of Policy & Research at Common Weal
Changes at CommonSpace
Sean Bell will become interim editor of the site
BEN WRAY is stepping down as CommonSpace editor, with parliamentary reporter Sean Bell taking over as interim editor, before a permanent appointment is made in the new year. Sean can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'By far the most ambitious anywhere in the world': Scottish Parliament backs new target of 75% carbon emissions reduction by 2030
New 75 per cent by 2030 target “by far the most ambitious statutory target of any country anywhere in the world,” Climate Change Minister Roseanna Cunningham states
Analysis: Will John McDonnell get the chance to deliver on his bold vision for the economy?
A four day week, universal basic services and free green technology transfer to the global south are among the shadow Chancellor’s big policy announcements at Labour conference – but will it all be overshadowed by Brexit?
JOHN MCDONNELL’S speech to Labour’s party conference in Brighton on Monday [23 September] was full of good ideas.
How do we know that? Look at the screeching of Britain’s unhinged right-wing in response.
The Daily Express: “McDonnell launches his Marxist plan for state control of the economy and crippling taxes”
Exclusive: Drugs decriminalisation on the agenda at #SNP19, but no indyref2 motions
Drugs decriminalisation, a Scottish Energy Development Agency and “reserved positions” for minority groups in party candidate selection on the agenda
THE SNP’s annual conference from 13-15 October in Aberdeen comes at a time of flux in British politics, with a General Election now highly likely either at the end of this year or the start of next.
CommonSpace has seen the agenda for the conference - we highlight some of the key motions to be debated, and what’s missing from the agenda.
No #indyref2 motions
In Defence of 2014 - in defence of popular democracy
Kicking off our week of special coverage on the fifth anniversary of the 2014 independence referendum, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says those who remember fondly the transformative powers of 2014 need to defend popular democracy today, which is under-attack from a concerted effort to extract it from Britain’s body politic forever
IT’S a strange thing to think about the 2014 independence referendum as an item of history.