The Scottish Government
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
The Remit and Terms of Reference of the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a Citizens’ Assembly on Scotland’s constitutional future in April. The Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland has today [27 August] published the details of its remit and terms of reference, which will define the scope of the the Citizens’ Assembly’s work going forward. CommonSpace re-publishes the full document below.
The Citizens’ Assembly will consider—
Analysis: Scotland’s prisons are bursting at the seams - will @ScotGov be brave on community justice?
A new report has highlighted the overcrowding crisis in Scotland’s prisons – the evidence suggests a community justice approach would be more effective and affordable, but is the Scottish Government politically brave enough to embrace it?
THE 2018/19 report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons Scotland, Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, makes for grim reading.
Analysis: What could fiscal policy beyond deficit fundamentalism look like?
The publication of GERS has been accompanied by the standard deficit fundamentalism about Scotland’s public finances – but is there an alternative approach to fiscal policy?
AS SCOTLAND’S political geeks scrap it out over the GERS report, another finding on the UK’s public finances flew under the radar.