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?
EU Elections In Perspective: The European centre’s fight against ‘democratic change’ is failing
CommonSpace is interviewing political commentators from different perspectives on the EU ahead of European elections on 23 May. In the third interview, CommonSpace spoke to Mathew Rose, investigative journalist based in Berlin and editor of the pan-European left website Brave New Europe, about the Europe-wide dynamics at play in the EU elections.
Thomas Swann: Learn from Iceland to make Scotland's Citizens' Assembly a success
Thomas Swann (@ThomasSwann1), research fellow at Loughborough University, says Iceland’s National Gathering in 2010 was ultimately a case study in how Citizens’ Assemblies can fail, and thus has many lessons for Scotland as we embark on a similar democratic experiment
Eva Schonveld: Scotland needs a Citizens' Assembly on the climate crisis
Eva Schonveld, Extinction Rebellion Scotland activist and campaign coordinator for a Climate Citizens’ Assembly, says that if the Scottish Government can hold a Citizens’ Assembly on the constitution, it can also hold one on the climate and ecological crisis
Beyond the Noise: Attacks on Democracy in the Internet Age
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
IN THIS week's podcast Jamieson is joined by Alistair Davidson, a tech worker who has written on digital sovereignty and the implications for capitalism of the digital revolution.
1:10 - What has been the impact of the internet on the polarisation of politics and the rise of 'populism' in recent years?
Kim Scott: More democratic power? What Scotland really needs is sociocracy
Kim Scott, co-creator of Sandbox Enquiries, explains what Sociocracy is and why it could be an exciting idea for Scotland, with events in Edinburgh on Sociocracy later this month
GOVERNANCE and how we make decisions is a subject constantly in the spotlight. Whether we are making decisions, what decisions need made and what decisions we arrive at are all under constant attention.
It’s widely recognised in Scotland that most of us have a lack of democratic power – but what we are really interested in is having more voices from the people.