Nicola Sturgeon seeks indyref2 before 2021, while holding out further devolution olive branch to opponents
The first minister today laid out plans to pursue primary legislation on a second independence referendum, establish a Citizen’s Assembly, and consider proposals from opposition parties for enhancing Scottish devolution
3 ways Scotland's personal debt problems are getting worse - and 3 ways to address it
StepChange Scotland identifies Council Tax arrears and debt driven by welfare cuts as national problems in its shocking new report. CommonSpace takes you through its key conclusions.
PROBLEM DEBT afflicts hundreds of thousands across Scotland and must be made a priority for the Scottish Government, the charity StepChange Scotland have declared following their release of a damning new report.
Linda Pearson: Trident celebrations ignore Aboriginal victims of British nuclear weapons testing
As the British Government is set to celebrate 50 years of Trident, anti-nukes activist Linda Pearson argues they should instead be apologising for the impact of British nuclear weapons testing on Aboriginal communities in Australia – and halting plans to transfer nuclear waste from Dounreay to Australia now
THE Royal Navy’s plan to hold a “national services of thanksgiving” at Westminster Abbey to mark 50 years of Britain’s submarine-based nuclear weapons has provoked condemnation from senior clergy and peace campaigners.
SNP MP questions UK Govt on whether its silence over Catalan rights is due to Brexit negotiations
Marian Fellows MP: “The UK Government is so desperate, it is allowing democracy in Catalonia to be trampled and even denying the existence of political prisoners to gain Spain’s support in Brexit negotiations”
Analysis: With the capitulation of Boris and Rees-Mogg, the Tories are on course for their greatest humiliation
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray finds that the death of the true Brexiteer dream means all that’s left for Toryism is to manage British capitalism’s decline
“Her Brexit deal is dreadful”; “Not so much the vassal state as the slave state” – Jacob Rees-Mogg
“We are on the verge of making a historic mistake”; “Unless we junk the backstop we are going to find Brussels has us exactly where they want us”; “It’s so evidently a bad deal for the UK”; “It is dangerous and unstable politically and economically” – Boris Johnson
SNP MP fights for medical cannabis access: ‘These medicines are legal, but no-one can get them’
Ronnie Cowan was among 80 MPs to deliver a petition of 570,000 signatures to 10 Downing Street calling for the guidance of medical cannabis to reviewed
SNP MP Ronnie Cowan has condemned the difficulty facing the families of severely epileptic children seeking access to medical cannabis, and has called on the UK Government to intervene.