Analysis: European elections may demonstrate the gulf between Scotland and England – and keep independence on the table
Polarisation between Scottish and English voters next week could reignite the sense of democratic outrage over Brexit, and reinforce the necessity of independence
SAME as it ever was, it’s happening again.
Editorial: May has lost her mandate to govern - It's a democratic scandal if she doesn't step down
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray gives his verdict following May’s defeat in the House of Commons
THE Prime Minister has lost on her most important legislation, the primary reason for her government’s existence and the issue she campaigned almost solely on in the 2017 General Election, which she called for this express purpose.
She hasn’t just lost – she has lost overwhelmingly; the biggest loss of a government in the history of the UK Parliament.
Alex Salmond wins case against @ScotGov over handling of sexual harassment claims
Former FM says Scottish Government "made an abject surrender" and calls for Permanent Secretary to consider her position
FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has won his case against the Scottish Government after it admitted it had breached guidelines in investigating allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Judge Lord Pentland told the Court of Session in Edinburgh that the Scottish Government had acted unlawfully “in respect that they were procedurally unfair" and "tainted with apparent bias".
“Like quasi-organised crime”: As RBS is declared UK’s worst bank, 66% of Britons distrust banking sector
New poll from banking reform group Positive Money shows 72 per cent believe banks should have faced harsher penalties after financial crisis as RBS agrees to pay £3.6 billion for misconduct
A MAJORITY of the British public do not trust banks to work in the UK’s interests, believe that banks should have faced greater penalties for their role in the 2008 financial crisis, and worry that the banking sector may cause further economic disaster, new polling has revealed.
After Netanyahu's intervention: 5 times the Corbyn antisemitism smear campaign has entered the theatre of the absurd
Does Benjamin Netanyahu's call for "condemnation" of Jeremy Corbyn signal a turning point in a remarkable political and media affair?
SINCE Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour party in 2015, there have been innumerable scares, panics and crazes usually connected to some aspect of Corbyn's worldview. All of them have been marked by the involvement of two actors in particular - dissident elements on the right of the Labour party, and most of the media.
Border issue is being used to stop Brexit, Boris Johnson tells PM in leaked memo
Explosive leaked memo reveals the foreign secretary told Theresa May it was not the government's job to prevent a hard border in Ireland
BORIS JOHNSON penned a memo to the prime minister saying that it was not the UK Government's responsibility to prevent a hard border in Ireland, saying the issue was being used by Remainers to stop Brexit.
Election or republic? Uncertainty reigns in Catalonia
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont cancels planned address as protest grow
CARLES PUIGDEMONT has cancelled a planned public address, in which he was widely expected to dissolve the Catalan parliament and call for fresh elections in December.
According to the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, the decision to dissolve parliament was made following a seven-hour meeting of the Catalan Government, following the Spanish Government’s activation of Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, under which it would impose direct rule on the embattled region.
Brexit latest: Scottish Government strengthens calls for UK to stay in Customs Union
Calls for greater clarity from Brexit minister over free trade deal
THE Scottish Government has asked its UK counterparts to reconsider plans for a temporary customs union, and to reconsider the position on leaving the European Single Market.
The call comes after a UK Government paper claimed Brexit Secretary David Davis could ask the EU for a temporary, two-year, arrangement after businesses asked for clarity on how trade would continue after Brexit.
Tories rattled over backlash from dementia tax ‘cash grab’ on elderly
Theresa May shouts “Nothing has changed!” at journalists for criticising ‘Dementia Tax’ policy
THE MAJOR TORY ELECTION POLICY of social care reform - chastised as “the biggest stealth tax in history” by opponents - has caused chaos in the party campaign, with desperate measures taken to reverse criticism and divisions over the policy.