‘It will not stand’: Nicola Sturgeon responds to Boris Johnson’s denial of #indyref2 powers
The prime minister has written to Nicola Sturgeon denying her request for a transfer of powers over referendums
- Boris Johnson denies request to devolve indyref2 powers to Holyrood
- “It will not stand” – Nicola Sturgeon responds
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has refused a request to transfer powers over referendums to the Scottish Parliament, insisting another referendum would continue “political stagnation” in Scotland.
General Election analysis: Now is the time of monsters
Discerning the lessons of yesterday’s vote will be difficult; learning from them will be even harder
THOSE WHO will suffer in the years to come – whose pain and deaths will eventually be counted as the true fruit of Boris Johnson’s premiership – will have little use for political analysis. As the morning dawned and appeared even darker than the night which preceded it, those of us attempting to make sense of the General Election result should remind ourselves of this.
General Election 2019: CommonSpace guide to the key battles
CommonSpace takes a look at the key battles in Scotland and elsewhere
AS VOTERS head to the polls in the first winter election in over 100 years, several Scottish seats may become the most watched battlegrounds in Scotland and elsewhere come 10pm.
With pre-election polls predicting either a hung parliament or a narrow majority for Boris Johnson, the results in Scotland could prove key to deciding whether Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn walk into Number 10 Downing Street.
North East Fife
Sean Bell: Labour has made a rod for its own back over the SNP and independence
With days to go before the General Election, CommonSpace editor Sean Bell considers the speculation surrounding a possible deal between Labour and the SNP
THOSE for whom politics is a profession are fond of analogies concerning the manufacture of sausages, nationalised or otherwise. It’s a grim business, they say knowingly, and much like political compromise, no one really wants to see how it’s done.