Robin Mcalpine: Independence - the real reason it feels like nothing is happening
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says that the assumption that the First Minister has a fully-formed indy strategy is a product of the independence movement’s cognitive biases
AT THE moment I spend a lot of my time answering emails, talking to people at events, being quizzed by activists who spot me in the supermarket...the question is asked in different ways and with a spectrum of profanity, but its basically the same question: “What's going on?”
Analysis: What does John McDonnell’s intervention mean for a second independence referendum?
The Corbynite inner circle has indicated its openness to a second vote before – for it to mean anything, a commitment will need to be secured
FOR the embattled ranks of Scottish Labour, it was an epic betrayal; for those invested in the future of the Union, an act of supreme, unforced recklessness; for enemies of the Corbynite project within Labour, further proof that the party high command has lost touch with political reality.
For John McDonnell… It was Tuesday.
SNP calls on Richard Leonard to ‘get on the right side of democracy’ as Scottish Labour leader butts heads with John McDonnell over indyref2 comments
Furious Scottish Labour reaction greets shadow chancellor following his claim that a future Labour government would not block a second independence referendum backed by Holyrood
‘Unethical, unsustainable and makes no financial sense’: Edinburgh Sick Kids scandal shows time’s up for private financing, argue Greens
Massive cost of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People demonstrates the failure of the private finance infrastructure model, says Scottish Green co-leader Patrick Harvie
Analysis: How likely is an Irish border poll?
Boris Johnson’s first trip to Northern Ireland as prime minister ended with a stand-off over a referendum on Irish unification – what would it take for such a vote to happen?
NORTHERN IRELAND can relax. Boris Johnson, the peacemaker, has arrived.
Val Waldron: With no easy answers, the indy movement needs healthy debate to find the way forward
Glasgow-based Common Weal campaigner Val Waldron looks at the twists and turns of Nicola Sturgeon’s leadership of the independence movement since the Leave vote in 2016, finding that while there is no easy answers, shutting down debate will not take us forward
IS OUR first minister a people pleaser, a shrewd political strategist or both?