Think tank calls for Welsh community bank plans to be replicated in Scotland
Scottish think-and-do tank says Welsh Government plans to launch community bank could create a system that serves people before profit
AN ANNOUNCEMENT by the Welsh Government that it aims to complete its proposals to launch a community bank by 2022 has been welcomed by Scottish think tank Common Weal.
The Welsh Labour Government last year proposed the establishment of a Community Bank of Wales, to be owned by members on a one-member-one-vote basis, with the aim of ensuring the availability of banking services across the country, including in rural areas.
Analysis: Referendums Bill passes its first stage - what does this mean for independence?
CommonSpace considers the prospects for a 2020 referendum in light of the passage of the Referendums Bill at stage one
THURSDAY (7 November) saw the Scottish Parliament pass the first stage of the Referendums Bill, which was first announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP’s spring conference.
With the announcement closely following Sturgeon’s April pledge to push for an independence referendum before the 2021 Holyrood election, this was seen by some SNP supporters as a meaningful step towards a goal which appeared to have been put on hold.
Caitlin Logan: Census sexual orientation write-in reflects the power of self-determination
Caitlin Logan argues that including an “other” option in the Census sexual orientation question is no threat to LGB people - but challenging people’s right to define their own identity is
WHAT’S IN a name? Thus goes the age-old question to which the answer has always been: quite a lot, whether you like it or not.