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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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How to save the SNP

Written the morning after the General Election, here is a first few suggestions for how the SNP can dig itself out of its current problems.

This defeat was the SNP’s own creation

There is nothing that complicated about the SNP’s defeat at the General Election – you can’t create as many pockets of discontent as they did without consequence. But will the party learn?

Centrism destroyed everything

Far from being a half-way house between left and right, centrism is the insidious political ideology that has taken the most hopeful moment in recent human history – and totally ruined 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

How to save the SNP

Written the morning after the General Election, here is a first few suggestions for how the SNP can dig itself out of its current problems.

This defeat was the SNP’s own creation

There is nothing that complicated about the SNP’s defeat at the General Election – you can’t create as many pockets of discontent as they did without consequence. But will the party learn?

Centrism destroyed everything

Far from being a half-way house between left and right, centrism is the insidious political ideology that has taken the most hopeful moment in recent human history – and totally ruined it.

Opinion

How to save the SNP

Written the morning after the General Election, here is a first few suggestions for how the SNP can dig itself out of its current problems.

Opinion

How to save the SNP

Written the morning after the General Election, here is a first few suggestions for how the SNP can dig itself out of its current problems.

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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