Two great gatherings coming up this week about the massive political events we’re going through. If you have other events coming up – let us know and we’ll update this page… STOP CAMPAIGNING START TRANSFORMING Robin McAlpine: Stop campaigning, start transforming: Organised by… Read More ›
Robin McAlpine is closing down the Ministry of Common People on Your Knees, the Ministry of Stupid and the Ministry of Failure … From the brilliant Aye Talks series: Buy the book of Commonweal here.
by Robin McAlpine Anyone who was involved in yesterday’s Radical Independence Conference knows the political buzz is justified, but the big question is ‘what next?’ The Radical Independence Conference which was held yesterday was probably the most important event held… Read More ›
For Episode 13 Michael Greenwell spoke with Robin McAlpine who, amongst other things, is the editor of Scottish Left Review and the director of the advocacy group The Reid Foundation. Democracy was a big theme in the discussion and we spoke about the… Read More ›
by Robin McAlpine Can we at least start off by agreeing on one thing; this isn’t the Middle Ages. Up until now the constitutional debate has been carried out as if this is the Crusades and that, after battle, the… Read More ›
In the run up to the first Radical Independence Conference on Sat 24th November Bella will be focussing in on some of the ideas to be discussed and some of the folk participating in the various sessions, presentations and workshops…. Read More ›
Is an independent Scotland meant to be a democratically-founded nation or is it to be stitched up in a negotiation between a gang of professional politicians and even-more professional civil servants?
Is it really enough to say ‘but we’d lose our place at the top table’ if what we do with that place at the top table is reduce worker’s rights and veto a Tobin Tax?
Even while Scotland is rejecting right-wing policies at the polls and the mainstream of Scottish politics is walking away from these agendas, still they are almost inexplicably dominating the airwaves and the press. How can an issue so far off the real agenda as the privatisation of Scottish Water (or some precursor step) still be floating around? Why is the question of creating a market in higher education in Scotland still being discussed?