The Introduction of the New MIM Model in Scotland: A Poor Decision, Poorly Taken
In a new report for Common Weal, Jim Cuthbert examines the newly developed "Mutual Investment Model" that the Scottish Government has adopted for at least some future public infrastructure projects. The full policy paper can be read here and Cuthbert has written a summary article on his paper which can be read here.
Robin McAlpine: This is what an independence election sounds like
CommonSpace director Robin McAlpine looks ahead to the General Election and what it could – and should – mean for the Scottish independence movement
SO THIS is to be a General Election where independence is put at the heart of the campaign. Great. But what exactly would that sound like?
‘What are ministers waiting for?’ Scottish Government urged to take action as consultation shows support for short-term let regulation
Housing minister Kevin Stewart acknowledged “problems” caused by short-term lets, but said they must be balanced against “wider economic and tourism interests”
UN Day should remind us of the urgent need for action
Rhiannon Sims, Policy and Research Officer at Oxfam Scotland, argues that Scotland must mark UN Day by redoubling its efforts to meet the United Nations’ key goals
TODAY we mark the anniversary of the United Nations coming into existence 74 years ago – so called ‘UN Day’.
Created in the wake of the devastation and suffering of the Second World War, the global body’s main priority was to boost peaceful international cooperation to “solve problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character” while promoting human rights and freedoms.