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The Common Weal Policy Podcast.A weekly podcast explaining our policies as well as discussing Scottish policy news and events.
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Episode 60 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast You can download the episode directly here. This week, Jonathon and Craig discuss Common Weal's latest policy paper, Warning Lights: Ten Actions for Covid Elimination. This paper describes a localised "traffic light" system of monitoring the state of the virus in Scotland and allows lockdowns to be as tightly located as possible, allowing the greatest number of people to live as normally as possible until a vaccine is developed. The paper also describes actions that could be taken to protect public servants and strengthen the ability for communities to look after their vulnerable members.The policy paper can be read here.And it builds on previous work such as out initial Ending Lockdown paper here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 59 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell is joined by special guest Kairin van Sweeden, Director of the new Scottish think tank Modern Money Scotland. They advocate for a Modern Monetary Theory approach to national finances as well as seeking to give a platform to other forms of heterodox economics theories. Kairin and Craig also discuss the prospect of a Job Guarantee Scheme - a policy that is rapidly becoming popular across the Scottish political spectrum. They also discuss the Scottish Government's Programme for Government and what that will mean over the next Parliamentary session.You can find out more about Modern Money Scotland at their website here.You can read Craig's review of the Programme for Government here.If you'd like to join our growing network of activists and volunteers, then find out how you can help here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 58 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss the annual GERS report. They talk about what it is, what it isn't and how it relates to the finances of independence. Also discussed is the impact of Covid on future GERS reports and the news that Scottish Government plans to produce a "post-independence" version of GERS has been shelved due to the Covid crisis.Craig's article on the GERS report for Source can be read here.You can read more about Common Weal's Resilient Scotland plans here.If you'd like to join our growing network of activists and volunteers, then find out how you can help here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 57 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi is joined by Common Weal's Comms Officer Becki Menzies (who was previously on Episode #24 of the Policy Podcast) to discuss the impact of the pandemic on renters and the private rented sector - including current Scottish Government policies which greatly favour landlords over tenants.One of Becki's roles at Common Weal is to contact and work with volunteers who want to help campaign with and for Common Weal. If you'd like to join our growing network of activists and volunteers, then find out how you can help here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 56 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell answer questions submitted by our listeners and supporters. They discuss Common Weal's structure and funding model, our engagement with Government, how we engage with our activist network and what we think of policies such as the Green New Deal, our Resilient Scotland Plan, MMT and Job Guarantees. If you'd like to join our growing network of activists and volunteers, then find out how you can help here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 55 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi is joined by special guest Rory Steel from the SNP Common Weal group and the Support SNIC campaign. They discuss the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland's recent rejection of proposals passed overwhelmingly at SNP conference in 2018 to create a Scottish National Infrastructure Company. They look at what the SNIC could do for Scotland and calls for this decision to be overturned and rexamined from a broader perspective. Rory also tells us who the SNP Common Weal Group are and what their aims are within the party.The SNP Common Weal group can be found here.Common Weal's paper on a National Infrastructure Company can be read here.And Craig's article in Source on the developments in the campaign for a Scottish National Infrastructure Company can be read here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 54 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss a column written by Andy MacIver on how the pro-Union campaign has to change if it wants to win its battle of preventing Scottish Independence. They discuss Andy's eight points and use them to reflect on the position of the pro-independence campaign to see if we can improve what our side can bring to the debate. Andy MacIver's column can be read here.Common Weal's pressure campaign paper Within Our Grasp can be read here.And Craig's article in Source on the developments in the campaign for a Scottish National Infrastructure Company can be read here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 53 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look at why Boris Johnson has chosen this week to deign to visit Scotland and what are the political and economic implications of the policies he is said to be announcing, including the building of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.They also discuss issues around the Scottish Government "parking" the independence campaign for the foreseeable future and what that means when the UK Government clearly has not.Finally, they look at the Russia Report, the stories around potential foreign interference in our democracy and get to the root of the matter by asking why our democracy is vulnerable to such interference - regardless of the source - and what Scotland could do about it.The podcast also references several of Common Weal's policy papers. Within Our Grasp looks at a pressure campaign that could help bring about independence, the Resilience series looks at what Scotland can do to prevent future crises affecting us the way that the present one has and the twin papers of Data Protection and Democracy and Our Democracy Is Not For Sale examine how to strengthen our democratic process against unfair manipulation.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 52 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss some of the recent political developments facing the Scottish Independence Movement including the ongoing stalemate around a second independence referendum, the SNP leadership apparently backing away from pushing for independence until the "economic legacy" of the pandemic is cleared and the resulting formation of new pro-independence political parties. Craig and Jonathon share their direct experiences campaigning for Scotland's smaller political parties such as the Greens and RISE and look at what the challenges, successes and failures of those parties can teach anyone trying to build a new party in Scotland.The podcast also references two of Common Weal's policy papers. Within Our Grasp looks at a pressure campaign that could help bring about independence and the Resilience series looks at what Scotland can do to prevent future crises affecting us the way that the present one has.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current pandemic lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 51 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi is joined by Lena Swedlow from Common Weal's Youth Group. Lena talks about her introduction to Common Weal, why she got engaged in politics and why more young people in Scotland are demanding that their voices are heard in political discussions.If you're 27 or under and want to get involved with Common Weal Youth, Lena can be contacted at Lena@common.scot.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 50 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell explore the growing tensions between Scotland and the UK Government. Scuffles over the impact of pandemic responses on the Anglo-Scottish border are rapidly becoming a constitutional issue, the UK's refusal to extent the Brexit Transition Period highlights promised from the SNP to not see Scotland taken out of the EU against its will and political discussions over the various routes towards a second democratic event indicating support for independence are heating up.Common Weal has discussed many of these issues previously in policy papers such as our papers on the Border, our strategy to win independence and our post-covid reconstruction plans.And all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 49 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell speaks to Bob Gillespie from Common Weal's Test, Trace, Isolate and Support Group - a group from the Common Weal Locals activist network who decided to get together to raise awareness of and lobby for our Ending Lockdown policy paper.Bob discusses how the group got together and what they've been doing in terms of lobbying politicians, health boards and trade unions and what feedback they've been getting back in return.If you would like to get involved with the TTIS Group or would like more information from them then you can email them at TTIS@common.scotAnd all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 48 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Johnation Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss Common Weal's latest policy paper Resilience Economics which lays down an economic framework for rebuilding our economy after the pandemic. They look at why our pre-pandemic economy failed, who will take us "Back to Normal" if we don't force change and what that change could look like if we get it right.Craig and Johnathon also discuss the political turmoil unfolding in the United States with the Black Lives Matter protests as well as the political farce unfolding in Westminster with the return to physical voting in the middle of a pandemic.You can read the paper in full here.And all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 47 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Johnation Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss Scotland's ongoing efforts to ramp up contact tracing and testing during the pandemic and the importance of getting the strategy right coming out of lockdown. They also discuss some of the different strategies and differences in leadership between the Scottish and the UK Governments and the implications for the independence campaign. Finally, they give a brief preview of what Common Weal has been working on to prepare for rebuilding the economy and society after the pandemic.You can read Craig's work in Source here.And Jonathon's articles in Source here.More about the Common Home project can be found at the website https://commonweal.scot/our-common-homeAnd all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssPhoto credit: Simon BrookeTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 46 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig Dalzell is joined by special guest Simon Brooke. Simon built his own low-impact house and came on to discuss his experience of self-building such houses as well as what Scotland could do to bring power to communities to help them plan, build and run themselves.You can read Common Weal's policy paper on building public rental housing here.You can read our paper on empowering communities here.And you can also read Common Weal's Green New Deal plan, Our Common Home.More about the Common Home project can be found at the website https://commonweal.scot/our-common-homeAnd all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rss Photo credit: Simon Brooke Theme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 45 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss Common Weal's latest policy paper, Good Houses for All, which lays out a plan to build an unlimited number of extremely high quality social houses at a fraction of the rent of houses built just now by the conventional market. They also discuss the role of the Scottish National Investment Bank and why it needs to be upgraded to support this project as well as the role that the reformed housing sector's supply chains can play in fixing the climate emergency.You can read the policy paper here.And you can also read Common Weal's Green New Deal plan, Our Common Home.More about the Common Home project can be found at the website https://commonweal.scot/our-common-homeAnd all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 44 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look at the impact of the pandemic on oil. From the shock that led to oil going to negative prices recently through the various reasons that oil consumption has gone down. They then look at the future of Scottish energy under the Green New Deal and ask if there may be better solutions than simply propping up the oil industry and going "back to normal"You can read Common Weal's work on transforming energy here.You can read Craig's policy paper on a strategy to get Scotland out of lockdown here.And the post-independence Green New Deal plan, Our Common Home.More about the Common Home project can be found at the website https://commonweal.scot/our-common-homeAnd all of Common Weal's policy work can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 43 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look at the impact of the pandemic on food. They discuss failures in the food supply chain in the UK and in the USA that has seen food shortages and queues at food banks stand side-by-side with production surpluses and the dumping of food that can't be sold.They also discuss the impact on more fragile supply chains globally and the rising threat of a food crisis especially in the Global South as a result of the pandemic and, even more seriously, the climate emergency.Then they turn to Scotland specifically and look at ways that Scotland could reform its food sector to be more sustainable and more local.Jonathon and Craig encourage listeners to email in to tell them about your food stories during lockdown. Have you been planting in your garden? Have you been involved with growing or distributing food in your community? Do you have any delicious lockdown recipe secrets? Email Craig and we'll share some of your stories.You can read Common Weal's latest policy paper on a strategy to get Scotland out of lockdown here.And the post-independence Green New Deal plan, Our Common Home.More about the Common Home project can be found at the website https://commonweal.scot/our-common-homeThe books can be bought at the Common Weal shop here.And the policy papers and technical reports mentioned can all be found in the Common Weal Policy Library.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 42 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global trade and globalisation. The virus has exposed the fragility of global trade and supply lines with various countries scrabbling for limited supplies of vital medical equipment with some like the USA outright diverting goods bound for other countries to themselves. Jonathon and Craig discuss how Scotland could look towards the future and rebuild the Scottish economy to avoid future shocks when emergencies happen and the trade panic sets in.You can read Common Weal's latest policy paper on a strategy to get Scotland out of lockdown here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
Episode 40 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.Back with the first Common Weal Policy Podcast since the UK Coronavirus Lockdown, Johnathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss the impact that the pandemic is having on Scotland and the UK. Craig describes his own experience with a relatively mild case of Covid-19 and looks critically at the UK and Scottish Government response to the virus especially in light of recent findings around testing strategy and around the approach to scientific advice in general.Craig's article for Source on comparing levels of testing in Scotland to other countries is here.The Article in Le Monde Diplomatique mentioned can be read here.As well as a substantial timeline of the UK's strategy published by Reuters here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the current UK lockdown.Common Weal's work is only possible thanks to our generous supporters who regularly donate an average of £10 per month. If you would like to help us build our vision of an All of Us First Scotland, you can do so here: http://commonweal.scot/about/donateThe Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal's policy papers in detail over the next several months so if there are any papers that you would like to see covered sooner rather than later, send your suggestions in to craig@common.scotYou can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, Tunein, iHeart Radio and other major podcast aggregators.You can also add the podcast to your RSS feed using this link: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/264906.rssTheme"Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Support the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
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