Analysis: Could the Scottish Tories break-away?
With Ruth Davidson’s popularity among UK Tory members in sharp decline as the party is at loggerheads north and south of the border, does Murdo Fraser’s idea of a break-away Scottish party have legs?
THE news that Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson is the least popular figure among UK Conservative members in a poll by Conservative Home comes as no surprise, but it is worth registering how far her star has fallen amongst the Tory faithful.
WATCH: What does Boris PM mean for Scotland and the UK?
CS reaction to Boris Johnson Conservative leadership victory
COMMONSPACE editor Ben Wray and journalist David Jamieson respond to the Conservative party’s election of Boris Johnson as party leader, who will become Prime Minister tomorrow [24 July].
They look at what Johnson will do about Brexit, what his premiership means for Scotland and Scottish independence, and what it tells us about the state of politics generally.
Boris Johnson new PM: Round-up of Scottish reaction
Reaction to Boris Johnson’s victory from Nicola Sturgeon, Patrick Harvie, Richard Leonard, Willie Rennie, Ruth Davidson, David Mundell, STUC and Friends of the Earth Scotland
BORIS JOHNSON has been elected as new leader of the Conservative Party, and will become the new Prime Minister tomorrow.
He won 66.6 per cent of the vote of Tory members, defeating Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt by a wide margin.
In his victory speech, Johnson said he would “unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn”.
Hunt denies comparison between the seizures of Iranian and British tankers as campaigners warn of US push for war
Announcing a new European-led maritime protection mission, the foreign secretary denied the seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar happened at the request of the United States
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.
Analysis: Labour suffers from failure to learn the lesson of 2014 about constitutional politics
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray analyses the European election results, which have been a predictable disaster for Labour and the Tories
ONE look at Britain’s political map after the EU election results shows how constitutional politics has ripped it up, in a way that won’t easily - if ever - be put back to the way it was before.
Analysis: May's demise may just be the end of the beginning for the Conservative Party's decline
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation - Ben Wray takes a look at what brought about her demise, and why the Tory party's troubles may not be over yet
WELL that's that, then. Theresa May announced the end of her premiership on Friday, a three year tenure which may have achieved less than any ever before her, for good or ill.