The UK Climate Change Committee’s new report to the Scottish Parliament makes sobering reading for those who believe Scotland is a ‘climate leader’
The remit of the Scottish Government’s Covid Inquiry is pretty comprehensive and its Chair predictable but solid – but information is still being held back and the reasons for this are not clear
New figures show a new low in the proportion of investigations into care providers – but separate figures show quite the opposite for investigations into the workforce. What is going on?
The Scottish Budget is about as stand still as it gets, but bodes ill both for local government and for the prospects of a National Care Service – and Climate Change action
In England an independent Coroner system has produced clear warnings about Covid failures. There is no comparator in Scotland because we do not have an independent Coroner system, so we are in the dark
A spike in support of independence is entirely in line with the pattern of previous polls rather than representing anything new – but there is a visible change in attitudes to currency in the movement
The Scottish Government’s response to the report of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland is basically a rejection of the whole report in favour of a restatement of what is already being done
The Scottish Government’s steps to crack down on single use plastics are anything but courageous, dodging big business and instead targeting small businesses
The Scottish Government’s hydrogen plan appears to be an elaborate proposal to cover up the fact that Scotland is about to expand further the amount of greenhouse gas it pumps out
Scotland is finally talking about proper climate action, but the influence of corporate lobbyists means that we’re talking about entirely the wrong things
As the SNP prepares to debate a resolution on borders and customs, is the resolution competent and if not, what is the competent solution to an independent Scotland’s border and trade arrangements?
Scotland has had two Citizens Assemblies, each launched in a media blitz. But identifying any meaningful way in which the Scottish Government is following through on them is proving very difficult.