Craig Dalzell


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.


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