Analysis: Pompeo has threatened to undermine UK democracy if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister - where's the outrage?
There has been radio silence from the BBC and the UK Government on Pompeo’s leaked threats to undermine UK democracy – but it’s as serious as it can get
AS UK POLITICS becomes engrossed in the theatre of a Tory leadership contest, an altogether more serious development came to light on Sunday [9 June].
Robin Mcalpine: Scotland's Left is poorly served; that can't last forever
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine argues that parties on the left of Scottish politics are less than the sum of their parts – fixated on their opponents rather than on transforming Scotland
GERRY HASSAN wrote something in his piece for the Sunday National that rather gnawed its way into my head. It's simply this; he pointed out that left and centre left Scots are poorly served by current Scottish politics.
Stabilise house prices and tax unearned wealth: 5 ideas the Scottish Government could take from Land for the Many
With the Programme for Government coming up in September, could Labour’s Land for the Many paper be a fruitful source of radical thinking for the SNP Government?
A NEW paper commissioned by the UK Labour Party and edited by writer George Monbiot on land policies, Land for the Many, is packed with good ideas, some of which have been borrowed from Scotland.
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 too little too late speech offers up a pointless Brexit-for-all which will please none
Prime Minister Theresa May has offered up one last throw of the dice with her new Brexit deal to try to secure a majority in the House of Commons. Ben Wray takes a look at whether it has any chance of success.
THERESA MAY has played her final hand.
In a speech at the PwC offices (somehow a corporate accountancy firm seems an apt place for the Prime Minister to make her final stand) May laid out ten new commitments to try to get her fourth and final Withdrawal Agreement vote through the House of Commons on 3 June.
May Day 2019 around the world
CommonSpace takes a look at what’s happening on May Day across the world
MAY DAY, also known as Labour Day and International Workers’ Day, takes place on 1 May every year all around the world – although the US celebrates the holiday on the first Monday of September instead.
It all began in Chicago, USA, on 4 May 1886, a demonstration known as the Haymarket Affair.
Alasdair Clark: Labour should cautiously engage with Nicola Sturgeon on devo powers
Alasdair Clark (@alasdair_clark), freelance journalist, says that the First Minister’s speech on Scotland’s constitutional future could provide Scottish Labour an opportunity to show its learned from past mistakes
WEDNESDAY'S speech from Nicola Sturgeon was perfectly designed by the First Minister; it will broadly appeal to her own base and challenge her opposition home and away.
Sturgeon was never going to fully satisfy those whose hashtag is #DissolveTheUnion. She calculated her political capital and spent wisely.
Analysis: Leonard brings Scottish Labour full circle on employment law - begrudgingly
Scottish Labour’s reluctant embrace of the devolution of employment law marks a reversal from the Smith Commission days – and raises questions about why other powers shouldn’t also be devolved
SCOTTISH LABOUR leader Richard Leonard spoke to the annual congress of the Scottish Trades Union Congress on Monday [15 April] in Dundee, and brought the party into line with long-standing STUC policy on employment law
Ross Ahlfeld: Blue Labour Brexiteers misunderstand the working class
Ross Ahlfeld, Christian socialist, argues that Blue Labour – a socially conservative social democratic ideology – wrongly views communities and places as stable entities, when in fact they have been and are always changing