Programme for Government
Robin McAlpine: When all the ingredients for freedom arrive – and you just stare at them blankly...
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine argues that the opportunity presented by the Brexit crisis could be squandered if the leadership of the independence movement continues to refuse to lead
DO YOU know what the component parts of an iPhone are? Not an iPhone. Do you know what the Ingredients of a cake are? Not a cake.
So when you peer through your fingers at the state of governance in the UK and the ferment of change taking place around the world, what you see are the ingredients for independence, its component parts. What you do not see is independence.
Jonathon Shafi: A Green New Deal won't be delivered by failed economic dogma
Common Weal Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi says that a much greater level of ambition and a willingness to break with economic orthodoxy are necessary if the Scottish Government really is to deliver a Green New Deal
Sturgeon unveils Climate Emergency focused Programme for Government and lays the groundwork for a General Election campaign
Outlining the 2019-20 Programme for Government, the first minister confirmed that the SNP will put Scotland’s opposition to Brexit and right to choose independence “at the very heart” of any General Election campaign
Programme for Government 2019: Reaction from Common Weal, STUC, Friends of the Earth, Patrick Harvie + more
CommonSpace rounds up reaction to Nicola Sturgeon’s 2019 Programme for Government, which was dominated by proposals to lower carbon emissions
NICOLA STURGEON’S 2019 Programme for Government was dominated by the Climate Emergency.
Stabilise house prices and tax unearned wealth: 5 ideas the Scottish Government could take from Land for the Many
With the Programme for Government coming up in September, could Labour’s Land for the Many paper be a fruitful source of radical thinking for the SNP Government?
A NEW paper commissioned by the UK Labour Party and edited by writer George Monbiot on land policies, Land for the Many, is packed with good ideas, some of which have been borrowed from Scotland.
Fergus Murray: Why 'nothing about us without us' should be an Autism policy principle
Fergus Murray (@MxOolong), co-founder of AMASE (Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh), looks at the Programme for Government’s focus on mental health in the context of the autistic community, arguing that deep and systemic change is needed and should be led by autistic people themselves
THE focus on mental health in the latest Programme for Government is extremely welcome.
New mental health strategy must tackle root causes and be tied to reducing economic inequality, experts argue
The socioeconomic circumstances of those suffering mental health issues must be addressed, experts have told CommonSpace – but the power to do so may only come with independence.
TACKLING Scotland’s mental health crisis, particularly amongst its young people, must be tied to a wider strategy to combat poverty and inequality, two experts have argued following the announcement of a major push on mental health by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in this week’s Programme for Government.
'Absolutely flabbergasted': EU citizens call on Labour MSP to apologise after calling their political rights a 'side issue'
Ash Burnett: “Rhoda Grant will have EU citizens within her constituency - she owes an apology to them. She needs to recognise the error of judgement she has made.”
EU CITIZENS have expressed their anger at comments from Labour MSP Rhoda Grant, who suggested that protecting their political rights in Scotland post-Brexit was a “side issue” and a “tactic” used by the SNP to distract from economic issues.