Isla Aitken: The waters are rising – and so are the children
Isla Aitken (@IslaAitken) looks at government and media reaction to the global school strikes for climate, after attending the 3000 strong protest at the Scottish Parliament today [15 March]
“WHAT about the kids studying for Highers?” the adults said. “We shouldn’t be saying it’s ok to truant.” “It won’t change anything.” “Why don’t they protest on Saturday morning?” “They just want to be on the news.”
Analysis: Never let May lecture the indy movement about not taking No for an answer again
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says that when it comes to democratic legitimacy, an independence referendum is streets ahead of the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement
THE Prime Minister’s new plan is to keep ramming Plan A down the throats of MPs until they eat it.
Not content with losing twice, it’s now reported that May is setting up not one, but two new meaningful votes on her Brexit deal.
Robin Mcalpine: The Green New Deal and the Growth Commission are from different planets. Literally.
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine says embracing the Growth Commission will put the SNP at odds with the direction of travel of progressive politics internationally
THERE are now two planets SNP members can live on. On one of those planets we are facing massive social and environmental catastrophes which can only be avoided through major, coordinated public action. On the other, the priority is providing comfort for international bankers.
Talat Ahmed: Views on Israel should not be the dividing line in Scotland's anti-racism movement
Talat Ahmed, convenor of Stand up to Racism Scotland, defends the organisation’s approach ahead of its demonstration on Saturday [16 March] in Glasgow, after criticism published on CommonSpace from pro-Palestinian activist Mick Napier about the anticipated participation of Glasgow Friends of Israel on the march
Alex Steven: Assessing the Scottish Lobbying Register on its first birthday
One year to the day since the Scottish Lobbying Register first went live, Alex Steven analyses the impact it has had, and why it still needs to be strengthened
NEIL FINDLAY sought to “promote greater transparency openness and accountability” when proposing the creation of a Scottish Lobbying Register. Seven years later he views the final creation to be a “major disappointment”.