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Wanted: Fresh Ideas for Scotland Once Davos on the Clyde Has Gone

Facebook-f Twitter Eddie Barnes | Twitter Last week, speaking to a friend who will be spending two weeks locked inside COP26, cordoned off from the real world
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A Manifesto for Free Speech in Scottish Universities

Facebook-f Twitter Rob Lownie | Twitter Rob Lownie is an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh and the founding editor of The New Taboo, a
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Protestors against the proposed Cambo oil field in Scotland holding signs and a red banner reading "Stop Cambo"

Socialism in Scotland? I wish

Facebook-f Twitter Coll Mccail | Twitter Coll Mccail is an activist and eco-socialist living in Edinburgh. The real reason Scots have to “think twice” before phoning an Ambulance
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Let’s Open Our Eyes and Act to End Poverty in Scotland

Facebook-f Twitter Suzi Murning | Twitter Suzi Murning is campaigns officer for a leading anti-poverty charity in Scotland. For Challenge Poverty Week, where organisations from across Scotland
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5 Ways to Fix the NHS

Facebook-f Twitter Gordon Hector | Twitter Gordon Hector worked as Director of Policy and Strategy for the Scottish Conservatives. Before this, he worked for a hospital management
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UK PM Boris Johnson wearing a face mask PPE in an NHS hospital

Spend Boris’s Billion On Health Reform

Facebook-f Twitter Eddie Barnes | Twitter Earlier this week, the Auditor General for Scotland Stephen Boyle wrote powerfully about the continuing gap between ambitious policy announcements and actual
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An Alternative Programme for Scotland

Facebook-f Twitter Ewan Gurr | Twitter Ewan Gurr is a columnist for the Evening Telegraph. He established Dundee Foodbank and is the former head of The Trussell Trust in Scotland. Separately, Ewan
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The Path to Mediocrity

Facebook-f Twitter Eddie Barnes | Twitter This site has focussed over the last two weeks on radical ideas for next week’s Programme for Government. The brief given
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It’s Time Now to ‘Level Up’ in Scotland Too

Facebook-f Twitter Malcolm Offord Malcolm Offord is Chairman of Badenoch and Co in Edinburgh, investing in Scottish manufacturing SMEs which pursue an export strategy called MISSA
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3 Ways to Fix Scotland – and 1 to Sort Out Indyref

Facebook-f Twitter Henry Stannard Henry Stannard works for the think tank Our Scottish Future on creating a positive case for devolution and co-operation within the
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The Scottish Parliament Has Been Too Timid and Small ‘c’ Conservative. It’s Time to Show Some Audacity.

Facebook-f Twitter Alex Neil | Twitter Alex Neil was a SNP regional list MSP for Central Scotland from 1999 until 2011, and for Airdrie and Shotts from 2011 until 2021,
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Do More, Tax More – and Scrap the Unfair Council Tax

Aveek Bhattacharya | Twitter Aveek Bhattacharya is Chief Economist at the Social Market Foundation, a cross-party think tank. He holds a PhD from the London School
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