Neil McLeod: The media made 'Boris' - just like they made Trump
CommonSpace columnist Neil McLeod looks at how an incompetent Etonian bigot came to be the strong favourite for the top job in the UK – and what comparisons there are with the rise of Donald Trump in the US
CURRENTLY playing in UK cinemas, the saccharine sweet romantic comedy ‘Yesterday’ posits an alternate reality where the protagonist wakes in a world in which the Beatles did not exist and takes advantage of the public’s ignorance to pretend he wrote the tunes, propelling himself to success.
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.
Who Is Choosing Our Next Prime Minister?
May’s official last day as Prime Minister was Friday 7 June
AS THERESA MAY steps down from her position as Prime Minister, Conservative Party members will choose who gets to run the UK.
But who are they and how well do they represent the population?
Is this what democracy looks like?
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.
SNP conference condemns the Tories over not allowing Universal Credit split payments
SNP members have backed a motion at their Spring conference condemning the UK Government for refusing to introduce split payments for Universal Credit, despite the combined payment policy having a negative impact on victims of domestic violence
Analysis: European elections will indicate whether England's political revolution is for real
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says likely European Parliamentary elections in six weeks time could be the beginning of a breach with two-party politics in England, with insurgency’s on the Remain centre and Brexit right.
WEDNESDAY’S EU Council is almost certain to grant the UK Government its extension – not the one the Prime Minister asked for, but one she’ll have to make do with.
Analysis: The Independent Group isn’t about changing politics - it’s about turning back the clock
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds that the pro-austerity, anti-public ownership and anti-grassroots democracy messages coming from the Independent Group indicate a set of politicians united by a pining for 2010
THE Independent Group’s policy platform appears to be taking shape.
Tories returning to ‘Project Fear’ to defend assault on devolution, the SNP has said
UK Government names the 24 devolved areas it plans to control after Brexit
THE TORY Government has been accused by the SNP of reverting to the ‘Project Fear’ tactics of the 2014 independence referendum in its explanations for why devolved powers must return to Westminster after leaving the EU.
The UK Government published a list on Friday of 24 devolved areas which it wants to see temporarily returned to Westminster, sidestepping the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations.