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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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How to win at shadow boxing

If there was to be a referendum next year, how could the independence movement make it work? It is much harder than you might think – but it can be done.

Are we in a Cohen Brothers movie?

The evidence suggests that the Scottish Government’s hyper-confidence that it can definitely hold an independence referendum isn’t sound. Are we reaching the bottom of a spiral?

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

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

How to win at shadow boxing

If there was to be a referendum next year, how could the independence movement make it work? It is much harder than you might think – but it can be done.

Are we in a Cohen Brothers movie?

The evidence suggests that the Scottish Government’s hyper-confidence that it can definitely hold an independence referendum isn’t sound. Are we reaching the bottom of a spiral?

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

Opinion

How to win at shadow boxing

If there was to be a referendum next year, how could the independence movement make it work? It is much harder than you might think – but it can be done.

Are we in a Cohen Brothers movie?

The evidence suggests that the Scottish Government’s hyper-confidence that it can definitely hold an independence referendum isn’t sound. Are we reaching the bottom of a spiral?

Opinion

How to win at shadow boxing

If there was to be a referendum next year, how could the independence movement make it work? It is much harder than you might think – but it can be done.

Are we in a Cohen Brothers movie?

The evidence suggests that the Scottish Government’s hyper-confidence that it can definitely hold an independence referendum isn’t sound. Are we reaching the bottom of a spiral?

Analysis

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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