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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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The Worlds to Come: Part Four

There is a utopian vision of the world at the end of the current conflicts – and it is not as difficult to reach as it at first seems

The Worlds to Come: Part Three

The world seems to be set on a default path, a future of ever-escalating military tensions. We must understand that this is likely to finish humanity.

The Worlds to Come: Part Two

Part of the trick of militarism is to pretend there are simple answers, easy solutions – always involving weapons. It is simply not true. The world is more complicated than that.

The Worlds to Come: Part One

During a time of war the voices of violence prey on people’s fears. We must remember that war is horror and that the war party s never satiated, always want more. We can make other choices.

Robin Ruins the World

I’ve done loads and loads of policy work on climate change – so why am I so bad at this game?

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

The Worlds to Come: Part Four

There is a utopian vision of the world at the end of the current conflicts – and it is not as difficult to reach as it at first seems

The Worlds to Come: Part Three

The world seems to be set on a default path, a future of ever-escalating military tensions. We must understand that this is likely to finish humanity.

The Worlds to Come: Part Two

Part of the trick of militarism is to pretend there are simple answers, easy solutions – always involving weapons. It is simply not true. The world is more complicated than that.

The Worlds to Come: Part One

During a time of war the voices of violence prey on people’s fears. We must remember that war is horror and that the war party s never satiated, always want more. We can make other choices.

Robin Ruins the World

I’ve done loads and loads of policy work on climate change – so why am I so bad at this game?

Opinion

The Worlds to Come: Part Two

Part of the trick of militarism is to pretend there are simple answers, easy solutions – always involving weapons. It is simply not true. The world is more complicated than that.

Opinion

The Worlds to Come: Part Two

Part of the trick of militarism is to pretend there are simple answers, easy solutions – always involving weapons. It is simply not true. The world is more complicated than that.

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

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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