The CommonSpace Editorial Team
WATCH: Scrapping Trident could fund training for 3000 jobs
The SNP has reiterated its call for the UK’s Trident nuclear arsenal to be abolished, and its replacement cancelled.
New analysis shows that the estimated yearly cost to Scotland of renewing and maintaining trident could train almost 3,000 new public sector workers.
Without Trident, we could train…
- 235 new doctors (£50,000 per year)
- 370 new police officers (£31,800 per year)
- 750 new nurses (£16,000 per year)
- And 1500 new teachers (£8,280 per year)
Talat Ahmed: Views on Israel should not be the dividing line in Scotland's anti-racism movement
Talat Ahmed, convenor of Stand up to Racism Scotland, defends the organisation’s approach ahead of its demonstration on Saturday [16 March] in Glasgow, after criticism published on CommonSpace from pro-Palestinian activist Mick Napier about the anticipated participation of Glasgow Friends of Israel on the march
WATCH: May's false choices demand a real democratic response
After Theresa May’s Brexit deal failed again by a huge margin, CommonSpace journalist, David Jamieson, argues that this isn’t ‘resilience or ‘staying power’ but cynical authoritarianism.
The only option that wasn’t outlined by May in the House of Commons was returning to the public with a general election.
Sean Cudden: The 6 themes my research uncovered about experiences of the benefits system
Sean Cudden, Masters student and welfare rights activist, summarises the key findings of his research on what users of the benefits system in Scotland think about it. That research has informed our series on One Person’s Journey Through the Benefits System.
Alex Steven: Assessing the Scottish Lobbying Register on its first birthday
One year to the day since the Scottish Lobbying Register first went live, Alex Steven analyses the impact it has had, and why it still needs to be strengthened
NEIL FINDLAY sought to “promote greater transparency openness and accountability” when proposing the creation of a Scottish Lobbying Register. Seven years later he views the final creation to be a “major disappointment”.
Mick Napier: There's no place for advocates of Israeli apartheid on anti-racist marches
Mick Napier from Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign argues that the anticipated participation of Glasgow Friends of Israel in a demonstration against racism in Scotland this coming Saturday [16 March] is totally at odds with genuine anti-racist principles
CommonSpace Forum 28 March: Food, Poverty and Brexit
CommonSpace Forum 28 March: Food, Poverty and Brexit: Should we demand the right to food?
AS BREXIT grows closer, stories about rising food prices and mass hunger come more sharply into focus, particularly in a 'No Deal' scenario.
Never before has there been so much attention been paid to the fact that Britain imports half of its food, the majority of which comes from the EU, and 95 per cent of those imports via the port of Dover.
‘If it weren’t for bedroom tax mitigation they’d be trying to evict me’
Scotland’s town centres need to work for older people in rural communities too
Community development charity, Outside The Box is the lead partner of the Rural Wisdom project, which works to develop rural communities that are older-people-friendly, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund. It has piloted work in the areas of North Angus, Highland Perthshire and Eaglesham and will soon expand into Moray and The Scottish Borders.