The People’s Front of Judea

by Christian Wright

commonspace delusions of granduer

CommonSpace’s delusions of grandeur.

Angela Haggerty, Editor of CommonSpace, in a Herald article

“But almost 18 months after the vote, that online movement is in grave danger of eating itself”


“Take some of the increasingly bizarre attitudes towards CommonSpace, the online news website I edit. “

Reality check, Angela, few outside the bubble you inhabit have ever heard of CommonSpace, and even fewer care about its fate. You’re really not that important.

“And CommonSpace has done phenomenally well for a team of one editor and just three reporters. We’ve had exclusive stories picked up by national newspapers and our coverage has led to difficult questions for those wielding power in both the UK and Scottish Parliaments.”

In truth you’ve had no substantive effect on political outcomes that affect the lives of ordinary punters whose votes matter.

“It’s peculiar, then, that CommonSpace – along with well-established pro-indy websites like Bella Caledonia – has become the enemy for a fringe of the independence movement best summed up by the wonderful Twitter hashtag #wheeshtforindy.”

An intervention here – you’re a fringe.peoples front of judea splitter

This article is redolent of the hubris of the People’s Front of Judea.

Piece of advice, Angela: get over yourself. Now I understand that folk like Iain MacWhirter may hold you dear, but in terms of the wider political dynamic, you are and will likely remain, an irrelevance.

It is rare to encounter this degree of delusion outside a clinical setting.