Analysis: US ambassador resignation demonstrates a UK establishment divided and damaged
Donald Trump’s humiliation of the UK is more than another temper tantrum
THE RESIGNATION of Sir Kim Darroch, the UK’s ambassador to the US, following a tirade from US President Donald Trump, represents a serious blow to the UK’s international esteem.
Trump’s attacks on both Darroch and outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May followed the leak of diplomatic cables which implicated Darroch in a dim assessment of Trump’s leadership as “inept”.
Analysis: Boris will have three Brexit options as Prime Minister - all fraught with risk
Boris Johnson is now almost certain to be the next Prime Minister. Ben Wray takes a look at the three broad options he is likely to have available to him on Brexit: Pursue No Deal, May’s Deal and a General Election.
THE Boris Johnson coronation has overcome what appears to be the final possible banana skin to his ascension to the top job in the land.
Neil McLeod: The media made 'Boris' - just like they made Trump
CommonSpace columnist Neil McLeod looks at how an incompetent Etonian bigot came to be the strong favourite for the top job in the UK – and what comparisons there are with the rise of Donald Trump in the US
CURRENTLY playing in UK cinemas, the saccharine sweet romantic comedy ‘Yesterday’ posits an alternate reality where the protagonist wakes in a world in which the Beatles did not exist and takes advantage of the public’s ignorance to pretend he wrote the tunes, propelling himself to success.
Robin McAlpine: Magic thinking is the indy movement's biggest threat
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine argues Boris Johnson is not a silver bullet for Scottish independence – only a positive, well evidenced campaign will get Yes over 50+ per cent
HURRAY! We don't have to put any real work into campaigning for independence any more because Boris Johnston is going to be the Prime Minister. Our job is done for us.
Analysis: The Tory leadership campaign in Scotland exposes ‘One Nation’ pretensions
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s campaigns in Scotland have come across as trite, patronising and lacking in politics, David Jamieson finds
THERE’S an idea in some quarters that Jeremy Hunt and (particularly) Boris Johnson are ‘big beasts’ who will play a stronger hand in Scotland than Theresa May ever did.
Yet the campaigning efforts of both in Scotland, in the run-up to the Tory leadership election in late July, expose this idea.
Scottish independence, economic damage and Nigel Farage as PM: New poll reveals price Tories are willing to pay for Brexit
YouGov polling leaves Ruth Davidson isolated within the Conservative Party, as Brexit is found to be a higher priority amongst the membership than protecting the Union