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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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EU evangelists need to provide answers

The ‘could’ in ‘Scotland could join the EU in five years after independence’ bears an awful lot of weight. Can it take it? Advocates should provide the information to let us find out.

Democracy is not a vanity project

The review into the first of Scotland’s Citizens’ Assemblies is damning and this just reflects the damage that is being done to democracy by treating democratic innovation as little more than PR fluff

When every tool is a weapon…

The ‘academics at war’ story is just another example of what happens when public debate is weaponised. We must find a way out of this or we’ll regret it

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

EU evangelists need to provide answers

The ‘could’ in ‘Scotland could join the EU in five years after independence’ bears an awful lot of weight. Can it take it? Advocates should provide the information to let us find out.

Democracy is not a vanity project

The review into the first of Scotland’s Citizens’ Assemblies is damning and this just reflects the damage that is being done to democracy by treating democratic innovation as little more than PR fluff

When every tool is a weapon…

The ‘academics at war’ story is just another example of what happens when public debate is weaponised. We must find a way out of this or we’ll regret it

Opinion

EU evangelists need to provide answers

The ‘could’ in ‘Scotland could join the EU in five years after independence’ bears an awful lot of weight. Can it take it? Advocates should provide the information to let us find out.

Democracy is not a vanity project

The review into the first of Scotland’s Citizens’ Assemblies is damning and this just reflects the damage that is being done to democracy by treating democratic innovation as little more than PR fluff

When every tool is a weapon…

The ‘academics at war’ story is just another example of what happens when public debate is weaponised. We must find a way out of this or we’ll regret it

Opinion

EU evangelists need to provide answers

The ‘could’ in ‘Scotland could join the EU in five years after independence’ bears an awful lot of weight. Can it take it? Advocates should provide the information to let us find out.

Democracy is not a vanity project

The review into the first of Scotland’s Citizens’ Assemblies is damning and this just reflects the damage that is being done to democracy by treating democratic innovation as little more than PR fluff

When every tool is a weapon…

The ‘academics at war’ story is just another example of what happens when public debate is weaponised. We must find a way out of this or we’ll regret it

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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