#CommonDebate: Should freedom of movement be a priority for Scotland?

Maxine Blane

Yesterday 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.

Our reporter David Thomson has been sending dispatches from the 2016 Labour conference in Liverpool, and so yesterday’s #CommonDebate question was: ‘As immigration becomes a headline issue at the 2016 Labour party conference, do you think it’s a priority for Scotland to maintain freedom of movement with EU countries?’

One user who responded felt that alternative strategies for freedom of movement and immigration would be detrimental:



Our reporter David Thomson highlighted a point made by Yvette Cooper MP about migration during a speech at the conference:



The final response we received was emphatic that maintaining freedom of movement was important for Scotland.



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.

Picture courtesy of Juska Wendland

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