The economic crisis in the UK is the break point where mainstream economics should see Scotland as a better bet independent than in the UK. We absolutely must win this argument.
The bleating from the rich about tax may always be with us, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try and persuade them that a better society is good for them too
As the UK financial systems melt down, the incompetent Growth Commission would drag us down with it. It must be disposed of immediately.
A string of appalling news about child poverty should raise serious questions about who we are as a society. If demanding something is done doesn’t work, only anger is left
There is little constructive that republicans can do during an intense period of pro-royalist propaganda – but a rare window is about to open up for us. We must grab the opportunity.
If there was any doubt that Scotland is going to miss its key climate change targets, a recently published ‘scenario evaluation’ might remove that doubt. Why aren’t we considering steps that might actually work?
Common Weal is in a very difficult position – we are left wing, independent and rely on our credibility which make us critical of this government. But we also support independence. What to do?
The cause of independence is coasting along on slogans while unionists sharpen their arguments. This is a very big risk the independence movement cannot afford to take.
Neither post-war social democracy nor globalised neoliberalism are going to come out of the current crisis without being seriously damaged. We need new and innovative forms of governing.
We have a very clear idea of how Scotland decarbonises its energy system – so why does it always sound so complicated?
Among the many legitimate targets for public ire at the current situation, few are more deserving of it than the Bank of England – and yet you can be certain they will remain untouched.
Someone has to start acting like they have responsibility for the wellbeing of the people of Scotland
No political leaders are taking responsibility for this crisis. They’re all trying to blame someone else. If we don’t snap out of this paralysis, people will die unnecessarily.