No Deal Brexit
John Davis: Boris Johnson and his acolytes have exposed themselves as spiteful English nationalists
John Davis, Professor of Education at The University of Strathclyde, analyses English nationalist assumptions about Scotland’s place in the Union and what the reaction to the Inner House Of The Court Of Session prorogation ruling tells us about Tory shame-game politics
IT IS so sad that it takes an MEP to summarise the current state of the Tory broken union and to show us what has been there, under our noses, for many years.
Robin McAlpine: This is the one thing which can save Westminster
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that the collapse of the British state is at least 40 years in the making – we shouldn’t try to save it
HA! You didn't fall for that did you? One thing, one single thing, that can save the Westminster system? You're kidding right? Do you really think I can distill such a complex social failure into a single, facile, off-the-shelf solution? What do you think I am, a Lib Dem?
Analysis: The British constitution is broken - now it should be dismantled completely
Boris Johnson has gamed UK democracy because Britain’s archaic system is easy to exploit – this precedent can’t be put back in the box; a constitutional revolution is needed, Ben Wray finds
THE reality of institutional power is only revealed at times of crisis. This is one of those times for the British state, and the machinations of Boris Johnson’s government certainly is revealing.
UK Government to prorogue parliament: Reaction round-up
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament ahead of a Queen’s Speech on 14 October, with parliament prorogued for five weeks from the week beginning 10 Septmeber. The move has sparked furious reaction from opponents of a No Deal Brexit. CommonSpace rounds up reaction from Scotland and across the UK.
Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister
“Shutting down parliament...is not democracy, it’s dictatorship. I think today will go down in history as the day democracy died, if it’s allowed to happen.
Analysis: How likely is an Irish border poll?
Boris Johnson’s first trip to Northern Ireland as prime minister ended with a stand-off over a referendum on Irish unification – what would it take for such a vote to happen?
NORTHERN IRELAND can relax. Boris Johnson, the peacemaker, has arrived.
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.