Beyond the Noise: Reaction and resistance - 2018 in review
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
THIS week, Jamieson is joined by CommonSpace editor Ben Wray and CommonSpace multimedia journalist Rhiannon J Davies to review 2018 in tumultuous global politics and public affairs.
Analysis: Viktor Orban is dismantling Hungarian democracy piece by piece - within the EU
The Hungarian autocrat creates new political courts system and attacks workers’ rights – while benefiting from influx of European capital
AS Brexit chaos continues in Britain, it's easy to miss the wider crisis afflicting European society.
Nowhere is this more obvious or alarming than in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban has for years pushed his opponents to the margins and eroded the space for dissent and opposition.
Analysis: May survives - 3 things to look out for now
The No Confidence vote fell with 200 Tory MPs backing May to 117 against
SO she survived. Theresa May clung on to power after defeating an attempt by her own MPs to oust her, winning the vote by 200 for to 117 against.
But winning by no means ends her problems. In fact the 12 December may be the day which really will be remembered as the beginning of the end for the prime minister.
CommonSpace identifies the three things you need to keep an eye on now to see which way the Brexit saga goes next.
Analysis: Roar of the feeble lion - why the Tory Right are going nowhere
The Tory backbenchers are relics of a previous fight for rightwing hegemony in Britain – now they are causing the British elite problems
NOT a single Tory rightwing Brexiteer stood up in parliament today at Prime Minister's Questions (12 December) to attack Theresa May's leadership of her party or the country, just hours after they produced the 48 letters necessary.
SNP MP: We're not the Scottish Stop Brexit Party - focus on independence
Some independence supporters are expressing concern that the opportunity for independence is being missed in favour of a keeping the UK in the EU
SNP MP Angus McNeil has called on his party to prioritise Scottish independence over keeping the UK in the EU.
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Analysis: Humiliated May is now playing for time – will opponents give her it?
CommonSpace examines the state of Brexit play after Theresa May pulled Tuesday’s [11 December] meaningful vote.
THERESA MAY came to the House of Commons today to call off the meaningful vote – because she didn’t have the votes.
The pound fell to its lowest level in 18 months as the prime minister spoke, saying she accepted her proposal “would not pass the House”, and that she would therefore go back to EU leaders in search of “further reassurances”.
First Minister’s Human Rights experts recommend post-Brexit Act including right to housing & food
Report argues Brexit “poses a clear risk of regression in terms of human rights”
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s advisory group on human rights has published its recommendations, proposing an Act of the Scottish Parliament which would partly fill the “significant gap in the protection of rights in Scotland” once Britain leaves the EU.