Exclusive: New demographics of independence report identifies most Yes votes to be found among the working class
Those below the median income are the biggest pool of potential Yes voters that can be tapped into by far, a new report on the demographics of independence has found.
WARNING against a strategy of targeting higher income Scots, a report by the Common Weal think-tank will be published tomorrow [8 June] showing the demographics of potential Yes voters as the SNP’s party conference kicks-off in Aberdeen.
Exclusive: Underspent taxpayer money transferred to private housing developers by Scottish Government
Confidential document from housing industry lobby group reveals underspent funds will be spent on the controversial Help-to-Buy scheme
TAXPAYER MONEY from underspent budgets controlled by the Scottish Government will be transferred to the controversial Help-to-Buy (HTB) scheme, benefiting private housebuilders at the expense of the public purse, CommonSpace can reveal.
‘No private interests in public works’: SNP Students endorse a Scottish National Investment Company
Ahead of party conference in Aberdeen, SNP student group condemns the system that empowered companies such as Carillion
THE SNP STUDENTS GROUP has announced their support for a resolution in favour of a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC) ahead of the SNP’s national conference in Aberdeen next week.
The resolution argues that “the current system of private companies being relied on to control and manage public contracts is, we believe, incredibly flawed and has failed to benefit the people of Scotland.
Six tests would 'act against’ creating a Scottish currency, think-tank argues in critique of SNP Growth Commission
Common Weal were not invited to Growth Commission launch event on Thursday [31 May], involving other Scottish think-tanks
A PRO-INDEPENDENCE think-tank has published the first major critique of the SNP Growth Commission’s final report, arguing that the monetary proposals of the Commission are contradictory and “fatally flawed”.
Robin McAlpine: We need a swift end to this Growth Commission madness - and to find some self-respect
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the Growth Commission’s model of independence, where a foreign state controls Scotland’s monetary policy with no obligation to act in Scotland’s interests, is so alarming that Yes activists must resist it
WHO will set monetary policy in the Growth Commission's Scotland? From this question spirals an alarming vision of our future.
In the proposals Common Weal has set out Scotland would get its own currency and a central bank; monetary policy would be set domestically and democratically.
‘Bring on the food bill’: Campaigners push for legislation on healthy, affordable food system
Campaigners bring kitchen tables to Scottish Parliament in call for food legislation to boost health, local economies, affordability and sustainability
THE SCOTTISH FOOD COALITION has stepped up its calls for the Scottish Government to start consulting on legislation to ensure a healthy, environmentally and economically sustainable food system before the parliament’s Summer recess.
The coalition, which consists of 19 organisations, set up a kitchen table and chairs outside the parliament at 12.30 today (23 May) to highlight the issue.
Non-profit banks could be the answer to rural Scotland's banking crisis, campaigners say
Campaigners call for a fundamental rethink of banking services to ensure they work for the communities who use them
COMMUNITY-BASED non-profit alternatives to the banking industry could be the answer to the crisis of access facing Scotland’s isolated towns and villages, campaigners have said.
Analysis: 5 key questions that advocates of federalism have yet to answer
The publication of a new Common Weal paper and a recent intervention by Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard have raised the issue of UK federalism once again
FEDERALISM is a recurring, seemingly perennial feature of Scottish constitutional discourse.