Scottish Greens call for energy policy to be devolved to Holyrood
Greens demand Scotland controls energy and regulation in light of UK Government policy
THE Scottish Greens have called for energy policy and the regulatory framework that governs it to be fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
The comments were made in response to the call by the GMB Union for the UK Government to scrap the national energy regulator Ofgem after disappointment in what the GMB called "ineffectual reforms".
Siobhan Tolland: A re-imagining of the State
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland examines the changing role of the state amidst the development of market forces
OVER the last few years we have witnessed an increasing polarisation of our political philosophies. At the heart of this is the definition of the state and its relationship to its people.
The state's relationship to society is integral to the type of society we actually want. Over the last century we have seen a move between two very distinct concepts of how the state should work.