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Craig Dalzell – 20th January 2022 The debacle over the auctioning off of Scotland’s offshore wind potential for not much more than a song has … ScotWind UP! read more...
Kathy Jenkins – 20th January 2022 Asylum seekers can work in care homes after Priti Patel rule change Common Weal’s position is that all asylum … Asylum seekers can work in care homes read more...
Robin McAlpine – 20th January 2022 Did you, at some point during the pandemic, start to think about your life differently? You might have had … The Great Realisation read more...
Nick Kempe – 20th January 2022 On 10th January the Scottish Government published a notice on the Scotland Contracts Portal  announcing it had awarded a contract worth … How not to design a National Care Service read more...
Episode 111 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.Welcome to 2022 and Season 4 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastTo start the year, the entire Common Weal team joins Craig on the show to talk about a film we all watched over the winter break. Don't Look Up is a film about a couple of astronomers discovery of an asteroid on collision course with Earth and...
Craig Dalzell – 13th January 2022 I remember the day that I became an advocate for an independent Scotland. October 15th, 2012. Prior to this … Devo Max is not a Middle Way read more...
Robin McAlpine – 13th January 2022 Were the Christmas Covid restrictions a mistake? Is this an issue that can be debated with maturity in Scotland? … Were the Christmas RESTRICTIONS A MISTAKE? read more...
Hillary Sillitto – 13th January 2022 Why do we keep falling foul of the efficiency fallacy? Last month Common Weal published a blog by Robin … The Efficiency Delusion read more...
Every month we have an online meeting that is open to all, especially our supporters, where we update you on the work of Common Weal.
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Craig Dalzell – 23rd December 2021 The Scottish Government has finally officially responded to the Scottish Climate Assembly with a full report of their own and detailed … CLIMATE ASSEMBLY: The Power of People read more...
Robin McAlpine – 23rd December 2021 As we head off into the warm, firelit glow of another heavily disrupted Christmas at the end of another … In 2022, make sure everyone has the bus fare home read more...
Nick Kempe, 23rd December 2021 Care at Christmas and the role of unpaid care in Scotland Set aside the consumerism and Christianity, Christmas Day is … CARE at Christmas read more...
Robin McAlpine – 16th December 2021 For a word which we use so much, the meaning of the word ‘society’ is not one that we … What is Society? read more...
Craig Dalzell – 16th December 2021 This year’s Scottish budget was, quite frankly, the absolute least that could be done by any Government. The irony being that … The Budget that wasn’t read more...
Professor Mark Smith – 16th December 2021 The Scottish Government’s National Health and Well-being census is eliciting the biggest customary controversy over the respective roles … That survey – and what it could have asked read more...
Episode 110 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.Apologies for the drop in audio quality in this episode. This was due to technical difficulties and Craig remote working due to (non-Covid) illness.This week, Craig is joined by Bill Johnston to discuss their mutually co-written book All of Our Futures: Scotland’s ageing population and what to do about it....
In that wonderfully bizarre 1960s TV programme The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan would rage against his benign captivity in the surreal ‘village’. His memory and name taken, … You are not (even) a number read more...
Craig Dalzell – 9th December 2021 Four years ago Common Weal was approached by my now co-author Bill Johnson, then the chair of Scottish Seniors’ … Ageing Scotland read more...
Last Common Weal event of the year, for supporters, activists, local groups, volunteers and even just the curious.
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Robin McAlpine – 2nd December 2021 In the debate about tackling the environmental crises we risk taking what is really quite simple and complicating it … CAMBO or Post-Oil Economy read more...
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