Analysis: New figures show the Union is falling apart in front of our eyes
Future of England Survey shows majority in England hostile to the United Kingdom
AS SNP leaders and delegates debate the next moves in the fight for Scottish independence at the SNP conference, new figures have revealed a derth of support for the union, notably in England.
The Future of England Survey, carried out by YouGov at the request of academics at Edinburgh and Cardiff universities, has revealed the true extent of cross-national disenchantment with the UK union.
Robin McAlpine: Unionists aren't sure where they're going. Are we?
An interesting wee 'mini-schism' seemed to open up in unionist Scotland this week.
Since lazy stereotyping of the views of opponents is standard practice in Scottish politics, I'll call them the fundamentalists and the instrumentalists.
Robin McAlpine: Nationalism – a trade union for the people
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the Ruth Davidson brand of nationalism needs closer scrutiny
I'VE argued a couple of times recently that while I recognise Ruth Davidson's skills, I'm also very conscious of what seem to me to be her limitations. This week, as she took a shot at intellectualism, she clearly reached those limitations.
Robin McAlpine: Indy supporter – don't fall for the trick of confidence
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says there is a lot of bluffing going on in Scottish politics
YES, we're in the middle of an election, but does it seem to you that Scottish politics is dominated by 'confidence tricks' even more than usual? And, importantly, whose confidence is up and whose is down as a result – and why?
Jordan Daly: Scotland needs to settle indyref once and for all so we can get back to politics
Student and political campaigner Jordan Daly says Scotland needs another independence referendum to end the limbo of constitutional politics
THE council elections have concluded and, alas, the constitutional question strikes again.
The SNP emerged as the clear winner in yet another crucial moment in Scottish political history. The Greens also performed well, gaining five seats - but the biggest outcome is the performance of the Tories, who won 276 seats across the country.
Shaun Kavanagh: Unrequited love - how unionists now occupy the 'curious middle place' in Scotia
CommonSpace columnist Shaun Kavanagh looks at the predicament facing Scottish unionists in modern Britain
"The United Kingdom we cherish is not a thing of the past, but a Union ... in which our national and local identities are recognised and respected, but where our common bonds are strengthened."
- Theresa May
"Between the idea and the reality ... falls the shadow."
- T.S Eliot
NO ONE is making a principled argument for Northern Ireland remaining part of the UK.
Robin McAlpine: Unionists – there's no high ground in the gutter
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says unionists must stop trying to dehumanise their nationalist opponents
IS this really how you want your public discourse, unionists? Are you incapable of pursuing your political beliefs without engaging in a focussed, intentional and corrosive strategy of delegitimising the very existence of your opponents?
Robin McAlpine: The evidence that one-trick unionism simply isn't evolving
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says kneejerk reactions from the unionist camp are to be expected every time the Scottish independence case strengthens
WHERE stands Scottish unionism? We're all used to commentary pieces on the state of the case for independence. What about the case for Britain?