RobinMcAlpine.org

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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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Finding hope in hard work

In which, against his better judgement, Robin tells a story about writing the new Common Weal book as a metaphor for how the independence movement can start to get out of the doldrums…

What the powerful really think

You think there is a broad political consensus in Scotland. Unfortunately the people who are actually running the country have their own consensus – and it’s quite different.

When lost, stop following what led you here

There is no question the cause of independence is in a mess. To get out of that mess we need to be clear about what got us here in the first place, because doing more of the same won’t help.

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

Finding hope in hard work

In which, against his better judgement, Robin tells a story about writing the new Common Weal book as a metaphor for how the independence movement can start to get out of the doldrums…

What the powerful really think

You think there is a broad political consensus in Scotland. Unfortunately the people who are actually running the country have their own consensus – and it’s quite different.

When lost, stop following what led you here

There is no question the cause of independence is in a mess. To get out of that mess we need to be clear about what got us here in the first place, because doing more of the same won’t help.

Opinion

Finding hope in hard work

In which, against his better judgement, Robin tells a story about writing the new Common Weal book as a metaphor for how the independence movement can start to get out of the doldrums…

Opinion

Finding hope in hard work

In which, against his better judgement, Robin tells a story about writing the new Common Weal book as a metaphor for how the independence movement can start to get out of the doldrums…

Analysis

AudioVisual

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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