From rhetoric to reality: How do we make a Scottish Green Deal happen?
Sean Bell speaks to Mark Ruskell from the Scottish Greens and Craig Dalzell from the Common Weal about what needs to happen for a Green New Deal for Scotland to go from rhetoric to reality
A LITTLE over a month ago, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood before the STUC conference in Dundee and announced her commitment to a “Scottish green deal”, vowing to deliver a carbon-neutral society that would encompass every community in Scotland.
Andy Wightman calls for investigation into ‘illegal practices’ as Living Rent report reveals abuse of holiday lets by rogue landlords
Scottish Government must “take action now close this loophole and drastically step up regulation and ensure tenants are safe,” says co-author of new report
Craig Dalzell: How I went from political apathy to a Common Weal vision for indy
Common Weal head of policy & research Craig Dalzell tells his personal story from politically apathy to the Yes movement and Common Weal, and why he’s asking for your financial support for the organisation
“BUT you’re not a Nationalist?” “I didn’t think you’d be into this kind of thing?”
This was the reaction from several of my friends when, in October 2012, I announced that I had signed the “Yes Declaration” and nailed my colours to the mast of the independence campaign.
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.
Report - Scotland's National Bank: Central Banking in an independent Scotland
Paper explores development of Central Bank function over its history and its more interventionist role since the financial crisis
AN independent Scotland could establish a Central Bank with a stakeholder model of governance involving people from trade unions, industry, civic society and more.
The proposal is one of a number of ideas in a new paper for the White Paper Project, Common Weal’s development of a new case for Scottish independence, on a Scottish Central Bank.
GERS 2015/16 debunked
Researcher Dr Craig Dalzell writes on his blog about the much debated Government and Expenditure Revenue Scotland (GERS) 2015/16 report, which has been published today, debunking some of the rhetoric about what the figures really mean. We re-publish here.
O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us! – To a Louse, Robert Burns