Robin McAlpine: Want a better Scotland? Here's one way we can start right now
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine calls for a transformation of policy-making in Scotland
FOR the vast majority of people, the civil service is a total mystery. In as far as they know anything much about it, they will probably be dealing in an inaccurate concoction of out of date stereotypes and a handful of personal anecdotes.
So mostly the civil service manages to avoid being much of a subject of conversation in the world of public politics. Which is a real shame, because there's a lot to talk about.