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Robin McAlpine – September 23rd 2021 One of the most encouraging recent developments on climate change in Scotland is that there is a clearly-discernable rise … Climate Change But How? read more...
Democracy and the future of public care provision Today, Thursday, a motion is being submitted to City of Edinburgh Council by Council leader Adam McVey … Democracy and Public Care read more...
Craig Dalzell 23rd September 2021 I was really hoping that this week’s column would have been an ecstatic story of public democracy winning out over … Tell Sid His Shareholders Are Safe read more...
Rory Hamilton, September 23rd 2021 So, after 18 months of nothing, finally on Saturday, Believe in Scotland’s national ‘Day of Action’ saw 112 groups out … Disagreement and hostility: what’s the answer? read more...
The monthly event for Local Groups and Volunteers opens its doors this month to invite all supporters to come along for a catchup on Zoom.

This is a free event, though donations are welcome, so please register to ensure you are sent the Invitation link. Save your spot by sending Sorcha an email.
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Enough Collective response to Common Weal’s article It’s So Not About Size  Enough would like to thank Common Weal for the opportunity to reply to … Response to ‘it’s So not about Size’ read more...
Episode 100 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week marks the 100th episode of the Common Weal Policy Podcast. To celebrate, Craig Dalzell is joined by Ellen Dalzell who asks him questions submitted by our audience. Thank you to everyone who has listened to and supported the show for the past 100 episodes.The two blog articles that Craig refers to on...
Robin McAlpine 16th September 2021 Is Scotland conservative or Conservative, radical or cautious, left wing or just likes to think it is? This measuring of … Scotland’s Cautious Radicalism read more...
Lorna Young – 16th September 2021 “Doing good is good for business” is an oft-repeated claim and one particularly relevant in the middle of Scotland’s Climate … The Purpose of Business read more...
Rory Hamilton 16th September 2021 Reflecting on my first SNP Conference, I am full of optimism, not just the prospect of a referendum in 2023, but … Energy of Youth for Independence read more...
Craig Dalzell – September 9th 2021 Usually, the first Programme for Government after an election would be a time of relative fanfare. Given that the government … Analysis – Programme for Government read more...
Nick Kempe – September 10th 2021 Boris Johnson’s announcement on Tuesday that the UK Government intends to raise  National Insurance to fund care and address the … How to Fund Care read more...
Robin McAlpine – 9th September 2021 You know that an environmental concept has reached the mainstream when the Scottish Tories are trying to outflank the … Circular Economy Subverted? read more...
Marion Macleod – 8th September 2021 Imagine a Scotland where no child is left behind, where every family gets enough help and advice to give … No Child Left behind read more...
Episode 99 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig is joined by Marion Macleod - an expert in social care and education for children and author of Common Weal's latest policy paper on a strategic plan for childcare. They discuss the current patchwork state of child and early years care in Scotland, how the latest Programme for Government...
The idea of a National Care Service offers opportunity to bring social and and social work services back to communities
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One of our readers has been in touch about ‘free ports’ and ‘green ports’, asking what they are and what’s the difference. Always happy to … Free Ports, Slavery, Green Ports and more read more...
Craig Dalzell looks at the pressures currently straining UK supply chains and asks why we’ve built such a fragile system. One day, I want to … Demands of Supply read more...
On Tuesday 21st September at 7pm the Common Weal Care Reform Working Group are hosting a free online zoom event to help further our idea that … Community Hubs discussion & Webinar read more...
Episode 98 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell is joined by Ellen Dalzell to discuss the Demographics of Independence. Ellen has campaigned for several years both for "New Scots" to be included in Scotland's democracy both through being able to vote - which they now can - but also for them to be better included in data that...
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