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Welcome – come on in

Hi and welcome to RobinMcAlpine.org. This is my attempt to do what I can to contribute more to Scotland by creating a place where you can get solid news and policy analysis, opinions on current affairs, new ideas to think about and resources to help explain important things that are happening. But it really isn't about me. My work in Common Weal means I get great access to a lot of information, knowledge and expertise – but I can't even begin to cover the entire gap in the scrutiny of Scotland's policy and democracy. That's why I want to start by asking for your help. If you have policy expertise or direct experience of public life in Scotland and think that people would benefit from you explaining what you know or revealing what you've seen and are willing to write about it, please get in touch. Or perhaps you're struggling to get a community initiative off the ground in the face of...

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Seeing justice through a fog of anger

It seems no-one is capable of separating the Craig Murray case from their pre-existing views of him and Scottish politics. It means people are missing the big issues.

SNP HQ’s counter-revolution

As the SNP conference approaches, what happened to last years vote to reform the party? The answer is simple; the leadership didn’t want it.

How democracy was stripped from the SNP

In recent years democracy inside the Scottish National Party has been curtailed and diminished, greatly reducing the power of the members of what used to be a member-led party. How was this done and what does it mean? ▼Before the ParliamentThe SNP operated as a...

Lead

Welcome – come on in

Hi and welcome to RobinMcAlpine.org. This is my attempt to do what I can to contribute more to Scotland by creating a place where you can get solid news and policy analysis, opinions on current affairs, new ideas to think about and resources to help explain important...

read more

Latest

Seeing justice through a fog of anger

It seems no-one is capable of separating the Craig Murray case from their pre-existing views of him and Scottish politics. It means people are missing the big issues.

SNP HQ’s counter-revolution

As the SNP conference approaches, what happened to last years vote to reform the party? The answer is simple; the leadership didn’t want it.

How democracy was stripped from the SNP

In recent years democracy inside the Scottish National Party has been curtailed and diminished, greatly reducing the power of the members of what used to be a member-led party. How was this done and what does it mean? ▼Before the ParliamentThe SNP operated as a...

Opinion

The land of territorial pissing

Responses to the consultation on a National Care Service are largely defensive, reflecting the territorial nature of Scottish public life. This is not how to start a visionary care service.

Opinion

The land of territorial pissing

Responses to the consultation on a National Care Service are largely defensive, reflecting the territorial nature of Scottish public life. This is not how to start a visionary care service.

Analysis

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Ideas

Set up Policy Academies

Big, open, transparent, public centres of thinking to develop the best possible public policy in Scotland, Policy Academies could transform government

Elsewhere

On Obama’s brass neck

American commentator Kate Aronoff goes into detail about why it takes some nerve for Barak Obama to lecture the world on climate change

Why COP26 is a debacle

Yanis Varoufakis explains in excruciating detail why the show going on in Glasgow is a sad waste of time

COP26’s crooks and chancers

Neil MacKay does not pull any punches here in his assessment of the world’s leaders at COP26 – and nor should he

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