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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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Here’s the truth about Britain’s nukes

An exchange of letters in the Herald show how much the British defence establishment is vested in making you believe we have nuclear bombs we can launch independently. We don’t, so what does it mean?

Say Arghhhhhh!

Scotland is about to see a major change in dental policy and the result is a retreat from the principle of prevention and yet more tweaks to a failing internal market. Scotland doesn’t seem to learn the lessons of the recent past.

We’ll soon find out what the SNP is now

Is the SNP a single-minded vehicle for independence? Is it a fan club? Is it mission-orientated government? Is it the arbitrary outcome of factional fighting? One way or another we’ll know fairly soon.

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

Here’s the truth about Britain’s nukes

An exchange of letters in the Herald show how much the British defence establishment is vested in making you believe we have nuclear bombs we can launch independently. We don’t, so what does it mean?

Say Arghhhhhh!

Scotland is about to see a major change in dental policy and the result is a retreat from the principle of prevention and yet more tweaks to a failing internal market. Scotland doesn’t seem to learn the lessons of the recent past.

We’ll soon find out what the SNP is now

Is the SNP a single-minded vehicle for independence? Is it a fan club? Is it mission-orientated government? Is it the arbitrary outcome of factional fighting? One way or another we’ll know fairly soon.

Opinion

Say Arghhhhhh!

Scotland is about to see a major change in dental policy and the result is a retreat from the principle of prevention and yet more tweaks to a failing internal market. Scotland doesn’t seem to learn the lessons of the recent past.

We’ll soon find out what the SNP is now

Is the SNP a single-minded vehicle for independence? Is it a fan club? Is it mission-orientated government? Is it the arbitrary outcome of factional fighting? One way or another we’ll know fairly soon.

Opinion

Say Arghhhhhh!

Scotland is about to see a major change in dental policy and the result is a retreat from the principle of prevention and yet more tweaks to a failing internal market. Scotland doesn’t seem to learn the lessons of the recent past.

We’ll soon find out what the SNP is now

Is the SNP a single-minded vehicle for independence? Is it a fan club? Is it mission-orientated government? Is it the arbitrary outcome of factional fighting? One way or another we’ll know fairly soon.

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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