Is this leadership election normal?
Current SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says this leadership election is being run like all other elections in the SNP and doesn’t see what the objections are about. Does either claim stand up to scrutiny?
Scotland’s money trees are making us poorer
The Scottish Government is trying to ‘lever in’ private funding to profit from tree planting in Scotland. The direct consequence of this will be something akin to ‘reverse land reform’, pricing another generation off the land.
How Scotland could provide a genuine alternative to the UK financial chicanery
The UK’s debt and speculation model is hitting the buffers – Scotland could offer citizens a completely different approach
Is the SNP’s central bank proposal credible?
The SNP leadership is dropping a new paper on currency on its conference. Its claims to be producing a ‘central bank’ are very hard to stack up in any way at all.
What is economic sovereignty and why is it important?
There is an underlying factor which is causing much of the harm of our recent string of economic crises – a lack of national economic sovereignty.
What is a plebiscite election?
Since an intention to hold a ‘plebiscite election’ was announced, there has been a lot of confusion about what that means. What is it and how is it different from a normal election?
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
Electricity – what will Scotland do with it all?
Decarbonising Scotland’s electricity is easy. The big question is, since we’ve got so much more of it that we actually need, what are we going to do with it all?
Clean heating ain’t easy – so make it good
One of the hardest issues to solve in decarbonising Scotland is heating. So what are the issues – and how do we get it right?
Why is Scotland’s shipbuilding going so wrong?
There are currently two political explanations of why the disastrous construction of ferries has gone so far off the rails – and neither of them is right. It’s all about the specification….
What does ‘private investment’ in retrofit mean?
The First Minister has been “lobbying London firms” to invest in housing retrofit in Scotland. What does this mean?
Does Scotland jail too many people?
New statistics show that Scotland is in disturbing company in the list of European nations with the highest rates of imprisonment in Europe