Scottish National Infrastructure Company
Robin McAlpine: Welcome to nowhere – I think you'll like it
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says that while big banking executives may be frightened by an approach to public policy which comes from ‘nowhere’, grassroots and transparent popular policy could be revolutionary
IT’S been a good week for Common Weal, and perhaps the highlight was when I got the text last Friday night to say that after a great targeted campaign by the team we, alongside our grassroots partners in the SNP, successfully got a motion to support a National Infrastructure Company onto the provisional agenda for the SNP Spring conference.
Common Weal calls for a Scottish National Infrastructure Company to replace Scottish Futures Trust
The Scottish Parliament will debate Scottish Futures Trust on Tuesday [14 March] afternoon
A NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY could provide a new model for delivering public infrastructure and replace private-finance with 'public-public partnerships', Common Weal has argued ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Government’s approach to financing public infrastructure.
Robin McAlpine: Stopping another Carillion scandal requires a public solution to a private problem, and this is it
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine outlines how the culture of private management of public projects and services could be changed
TODAY'S Scotsman has an article from Bill Jamieson making the argument that the Carillion collapse is regrettable but that the only solution is to let 'capitalism' fix the problem.