Building An All Of Us First Scotland
The last few months at Common Weal have been incredibly busy. With so much happening, we wanted to give you an overview of some of the things we have been up to. From the big currency debates, through to policy podcasts, speaking at meetings across the country (and Europe) and our diet of trailblazing policy papers - we are taking our operation to the next level.
SNP Conference Adopts Common Weal Statistics Policy
Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell comments on the passing of a motion supporting the creation of a Scottish Statistics Agency.
The SNP conference was marked by several important topics that were thrashed out on the floor on the day and in the press and online in the weeks and months preceding. On the Growth Commission in particular, I was personally invested in a great deal of that discussion so I know how many tens of thousands of words were written around that topic.
The Common Weal Policy Podcast - Episode #2 - Know Your Growth Commission
Episode 2 of The Common Weal Policy Podcast.
Common Weal Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Craig Dalzell discuss more about the Sustainable Growth Commission's approach to currency in an independent Scotland as well as their proposals to debt and liabilities in the form of their Annual Solidarity Payment.
Craig Dalzell: Brexit could make the UK a data desert
Craig Dalzell, Common Weal head of policy & research and author of a paper on the need for a Scottish statistics agency, makes a plea for the UK to apply for continued access to and continued active participation in the Eurostat statistical database post-Brexit.
AS A RESULT of the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, the United Kingdom will – assuming no arrangements to the contrary – cease to be a member of the European Union on 29 March 2019.
Craig Dalzell: Looking past the headlines on Scotland's export stats reveals hidden truths
Common Weal head of policy & research Dr Craig Dalzell looks in depth at Export Statistics Scotland’s latest publication, and finds it reveals truths about Scotland’s economy which do not easily fit the Unionist narrative
THE new Export Statistics Scotland publication shows the global opportunities for Scottish goods and the solid foundations for the economy of an independent Scotland.
"Why speculate when you can calculate?" - committee recommendations can help fix Scotland's data desert
Common Weal head of research Craig Dalzell looks at the final report of a Scottish Parliament consultation into economic data in Scotland, which closely reflects Common Weal’s recent paper on the subject
"Why speculate when you can calculate?" - John Baez, American mathematical physicist
Scotland's Data Desert: The case for a Scottish Statistics Agency
The paper has been welcomed by the former Scottish Office Chief Statistician, Jim Cuthbert
ESTABLISHING an independent Scottish Statistics Agency (SSA) could provide a significant boost to the economic management of the country, a report published by Common Weal has argued.
‘Scotland’s Data Desert: The Case for a Scottish Statistics Agency’ is authored by Common Weal head of research Dr Craig Dalzell, and can be read in full here.