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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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So many fires, so few prosecutions

With grinding predictability, the Scottish Government refuses to set up a public inquiry into the GSA fires. This sorry saga is now starting to stink more and more and Scotland deserves answers

This is a mess we can pick up ourselves

Yes, for many people looking at the current state of public policy and democracy in Scotland is a bit depressing. That’s the wrong way to look at it – we need to focus on what we need to do to change it.

Thank goodness for cheap stuff, eh?

We are an era which has accepted declining wages in return for the promise of cheap products – but we have lost sight of just how much this is costing us.

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

So many fires, so few prosecutions

With grinding predictability, the Scottish Government refuses to set up a public inquiry into the GSA fires. This sorry saga is now starting to stink more and more and Scotland deserves answers

This is a mess we can pick up ourselves

Yes, for many people looking at the current state of public policy and democracy in Scotland is a bit depressing. That’s the wrong way to look at it – we need to focus on what we need to do to change it.

Thank goodness for cheap stuff, eh?

We are an era which has accepted declining wages in return for the promise of cheap products – but we have lost sight of just how much this is costing us.

Opinion

So many fires, so few prosecutions

With grinding predictability, the Scottish Government refuses to set up a public inquiry into the GSA fires. This sorry saga is now starting to stink more and more and Scotland deserves answers

Opinion

So many fires, so few prosecutions

With grinding predictability, the Scottish Government refuses to set up a public inquiry into the GSA fires. This sorry saga is now starting to stink more and more and Scotland deserves answers

Analysis

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Coming soon…

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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