STUC and Common Weal call for Ferguson Marine nationalisation to be part of long-term public infrastructure strategy
Finance Minister Derek Mackay said a government cash injection to Ferguson Marine without nationalisation, as proposed by current owner Jim McColl, would be “illegal” under EU state aid rules
Analysis: Blame Westminster for drug deaths record - and blame 20 years of Holyrood conforming to British norms
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says shocking new Scottish drug death statistics cannot be blamed just on one party, or one parliament – it’s a collective political failure more than 20 years in the making
THE new figures on drug-related deaths in Scotland are simultaneously shocking and predictable.
1,187 deaths last year, 27 per cent higher than the previous year. Drug deaths have doubled since 2008, and for the first first time more people died from drugs than alcohol this year. Drug deaths in Scotland are the highest in the EU.
UK Government hosts global press freedom conference on same day as it defends spying on journalists in court
“It is ironic that on the very day the Bureau is making this case against the British government’s surveillance regime in the highest court in Europe, the same government is hosting a global summit on press freedom.”
Analysis: Finally, the Tories face the music over their Islamophobia
The Tory leadership debate will not live long in the memory, but the capitulation to an independent investigation into Islamophobia - after school boy attempts at deflection – may well have significant consequences
ALMOST all of the BBC Tory leadership contest on Tuesday evening [18 June] will be forgotten by history, and it will almost certainly have next to zero impact on the final result of who becomes leader and Prime Minister.