Today via CommonSocial, Twitter and Facebook we asked for your responses to our #CommonDebate feature
AS part of Scotland’s new media, what you think about the news is a top priority for CommonSpace – we want to know how you feel about major news stories, and what events you think should be getting attention.
Your views on news issues are incredibly important to us, and we want you to be involved every step of the way. Whenever there’s a big question or issue drawing public attention, we’ll use the #CommonDebate hashtag to make sure your voice is heard.
Voting closed this afternoon in the Labour leadership race between Jeremy Corbyn and challenger Owen Smith, with the result to be announced at the party’s conference on 24 September.
Looking towards the future, today’s question was: As Labour leadership ballots close, how do you think a potential Corbyn victory would affect Scottish Labour?
Our first response highlighted the news that Scottish Labour is to operate autonomously from the wider UK party:
@TheCommonSpace it shouldn't affect them at all because they are completely autonomous now 🙂
— IndyNoBarriers (@djfoggo) September 21, 2016
One user felt that it was difficult to gauge any possible effect on the party due to a lack of information.
@TheCommonSpace I have absolutely no idea!!Impossible to figure (S)Labour out; all spin, & hard to get accurate/current info. #CommonDebate
— Dorothy Aidulis (@Dorothy_Aidulis) September 21, 2016
Another user bluntly queried whether a Corbyn victory would lead to Scottish Labour’s leader Kezia Dugdale changing her opinion of Corbyn.
@TheCommonSpace @kezdugdale will continue her sketch,Corbyn I hate you,I love you,I hate you,I love you again
Fully Autonomous Hypocrisy
— Traquir (@traquir) September 21, 2016
One suggestion was that Scottish Labour could potentially align itself to a breakaway section of the wider party if such a division were to occur.
Slab may become aligned to a breakaway neoliberal party if the right wing really can't get rid of a left of centre leader @thecommonspace
— nico bellic (@nicobel42535398) September 21, 2016
Finally, we’d like to leave you with a couple of the more humourous repsonses to today’s #CommonDebate. Perhaps Scottish Labour could release a greatest hits compilation soon?
@Roadwarrior29 @TheCommonSpace Sillars disbanded it in the 80s I've just been told
— Hazel McDonald (@hazelglasgow) September 21, 2016
@hazelglasgow @TheCommonSpace Aye, they never released any good albums anyway
— 'Oor' Axelsson Foley (@Roadwarrior29) September 21, 2016
We’d like to thank everyone who responded, and encourage you all to get involved in our next #CommonDebate on CommonSocial, Twitter or Facebook, or even tell us what you think about the latest question in the comments below.
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