WATCH: The CommonSpace Show – with Karin Goodwin


The CommonSpace Show returns –  featuring CommonSpace journalists David Jamieson and Rhiannon Davies discussing the week’s big stories.

For this edition, we are joined by freelance journalist Karin Goodwin who regularly contributes to both the Sunday National and The Ferret. Earlier this year she was awarded the Nicola Barry award at the Scottish Press Awards for her campaigning journalism. She focuses mainly on social issues, and has covered homelessness and the Serco evictions in depth. 

In the first half, they discuss some of the big international stories:

  •  Trump’s failed attempt at purchasing Greenland (0:50) – and his announcement that he is the King of Israel (4:50)
  • Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic Ocean and the rightwing backlash against her (7:10)


In the second part of the show, they talk about: 

  • Shelter Scotland threatening legal action against Glasgow City Council for not fulfilling their legal duty to provide temporary accommodation to people who are homeless (14:10)
  • The large protest against Serco evicting asylum seekers in Glasgow (23:30)

Read moreon these topics: Defy the Home Office’: Anti-evictions protestors call on Glasgow City Council to house evicted asylum seekers

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