WATCH: What does Boris PM mean for Scotland and the UK?
CS reaction to Boris Johnson Conservative leadership victory
COMMONSPACE editor Ben Wray and journalist David Jamieson respond to the Conservative party’s election of Boris Johnson as party leader, who will become Prime Minister tomorrow [24 July].
They look at what Johnson will do about Brexit, what his premiership means for Scotland and Scottish independence, and what it tells us about the state of politics generally.
Boris Johnson new PM: Round-up of Scottish reaction
Reaction to Boris Johnson’s victory from Nicola Sturgeon, Patrick Harvie, Richard Leonard, Willie Rennie, Ruth Davidson, David Mundell, STUC and Friends of the Earth Scotland
BORIS JOHNSON has been elected as new leader of the Conservative Party, and will become the new Prime Minister tomorrow.
He won 66.6 per cent of the vote of Tory members, defeating Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt by a wide margin.
In his victory speech, Johnson said he would “unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn”.
Hunt denies comparison between the seizures of Iranian and British tankers as campaigners warn of US push for war
Announcing a new European-led maritime protection mission, the foreign secretary denied the seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar happened at the request of the United States
‘Their propaganda is clearly not working’: UK Government spends over £4 million to 'airbrush' Universal Credit
Freedom of Information request reveals massive rise in DWP spending on advertising, as a formal investigation is launched over Metro newspaper ads accused of being “deliberately misleading”
What solutions are being proposed to Scotland’s drugs crisis?
The rise in drug-related deaths in Scotland have added urgency to calls for action – but what reforms are being proposed, and which would be possible with Scotland’s current powers?
NEWS that the number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has risen to its highest levels since records began in 1996, and now suffers from the highest rate for such deaths in the entire European Union, has brought public attention to a decades-old problem.
UK Government hosts global press freedom conference on same day as it defends spying on journalists in court
“It is ironic that on the very day the Bureau is making this case against the British government’s surveillance regime in the highest court in Europe, the same government is hosting a global summit on press freedom.”
Analysis: Boris will have three Brexit options as Prime Minister - all fraught with risk
Boris Johnson is now almost certain to be the next Prime Minister. Ben Wray takes a look at the three broad options he is likely to have available to him on Brexit: Pursue No Deal, May’s Deal and a General Election.
THE Boris Johnson coronation has overcome what appears to be the final possible banana skin to his ascension to the top job in the land.