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RobinMcAlpine.org

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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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Sometimes anger is the only response

A string of appalling news about child poverty should raise serious questions about who we are as a society. If demanding something is done doesn’t work, only anger is left

The time for republicans to fight back

There is little constructive that republicans can do during an intense period of pro-royalist propaganda – but a rare window is about to open up for us. We must grab the opportunity.

Except for what works…

If there was any doubt that Scotland is going to miss its key climate change targets, a recently published ‘scenario evaluation’ might remove that doubt. Why aren’t we considering steps that might actually work?

The duty not to be silent

Common Weal is in a very difficult position – we are left wing, independent and rely on our credibility which make us critical of this government. But we also support independence. What to do?

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

Sometimes anger is the only response

A string of appalling news about child poverty should raise serious questions about who we are as a society. If demanding something is done doesn’t work, only anger is left

The time for republicans to fight back

There is little constructive that republicans can do during an intense period of pro-royalist propaganda – but a rare window is about to open up for us. We must grab the opportunity.

Except for what works…

If there was any doubt that Scotland is going to miss its key climate change targets, a recently published ‘scenario evaluation’ might remove that doubt. Why aren’t we considering steps that might actually work?

The duty not to be silent

Common Weal is in a very difficult position – we are left wing, independent and rely on our credibility which make us critical of this government. But we also support independence. What to do?

Opinion

Opinion

Analysis

What is a plebiscite election?

Since an intention to hold a ‘plebiscite election’ was announced, there has been a lot of confusion about what that means. What is it and how is it different from a normal election?

Who signed up to the squeeze?

The recent brutal Scottish Government budget is a direct result of a trap set by Westminster six years ago – a trap the Scottish Government walked into very willingly

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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

Scotland’s real government…

An excellent piece from Nick Kempe on the insidious role of KPMG (and the other Big Accountancy firms) in the government of Scotland

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