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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 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)
Episode 40 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell react to the UK Budget exploring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak but also the implications of the budget for Tory Austerity and the prospects for Scotland by comparing this budget both to the prevalling ideology in the Scottish Government - that of the Sustainable Growth Commission - and to the needs of a Scottish Green New Deal.Also mention was Common Weal's three step roadmap for Scottish independence.The pre-referendum strategy paper Within Our Grasp.The pre-Independence Day strategy How to Start a New Country.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.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 39 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell is joined by long term advocate of Common Weal, Amanda Burgauer to discuss how the Green New Deal will affect rural Scotland.They discuss issues around retrofitting and replacing housing stock - a particular challenge for older housing that doesn't conform to modern building practices - as well as the challenge of providing decarbonised heating to very rural areas.Providing services is also a major challenge and one of the opportunities of a Green New Deal would be the creation of skilled jobs in rural areas to help with things like servicing boilers and renewable energy generators.Finally they discuss retention of population in rural areas and the prospects for increasing immigration to these areas and how the UK's instant dismissal of the Scottish Government's immigration proposals was predicated on a "solution" that will not be delivered by Westminster either.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.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 38 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell continue their pull-out of the chapters from the Common Home Plan, Common Weal's Green New Deal blueprint, by looking at Resources and the Circular Economy.Our current economy is far too linear with resources being extracted, turned into goods which are too often only used once - or less!, then are discarded as waste.In a Circular Economy, the amount of resources input and waste output would both be minimised with resources being turned around a number of "loops" designed to maximise their time and use within the system. Goods should be designed from first principles to fit into this circular economy by being designed to use fewer resources in their creation, be easier to repair, be easier to remanufacture and recover their resources and designed to return as much of it to nature as possible when they finally cannot be re-used or recycled.The story about Poundland's "Box of Nothing" can be read here. You can read more about advertising's negative impact on health here. 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.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 37 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Dr Craig Dalzell is joined by Bill Austin, a former UK customs officer and now consultant on customs and borders infrastructure - recently returned from a trip advising governments in East Africa on their infrastructure and policies.Bill tells us how badly the UK's borders and customs agencies are run - being not fit for purpose either before Brexit or in this new post-Brexit environment - and talks about the multiple failures that have resulted from the UK's abandoning of customs enforcement in favour of obsessing about immigration.Bill then turns to the opportunity of Scottish independence to discuss how an independent Scotland could greatly improve on the current customs policies in Scotland and reap the benefits in terms of additional revenue and security from smuggled goods.Finally, he outlines how a modern "smart border" policy would enable Scotland to effectively monitor the transit of goods and people in and out of Scotland without falling victim to scare stories about how this would mean turning the Anglo-Scottish border into a concrete fortress.You can read the policy paper on customs and borders that Bill co-authored for Common Weal here.And you can read Craig's paper on the retraction of HMRC from Scotland here.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.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 36 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.In this episode, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss another chapter in Common Weal's Common Home Plan, this time dealing with how we heat our homes.You can read the Common Home Plan here.The pair first discuss the progress towards COP26 with the news in the FT today that the UK Government is in talks to move the conference to London citing cost over-runs and organisational mismanagement (but decidedly not mentioning the antipathy that Boris Johnson has towards Nicola Sturgeon and any hint that she and/or the independence movement may benefit from the press coverage of the conference).After this they discuss the practical steps that could be taken to decarbonise Scotland's heating sector noting both that 50% of Scotland's energy use is for heat and that almost all of it is derived from fossil fuels. After outlining some recent proposals that may decarbonise Scotland but may also increase prices and reduce quality of living.Instead, Scotland could build a network of District Heating Systems. This is a massive infrastructure project and cannot be done by leaving it to the private markets but once installed would have far better outcomes than any other scheme.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.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 35 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.In this episode, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss Common Weal's latest policy paper Within Our Grasp - a campaign strategy aimed at winning independence.The main paper can be read here and a shorter summary paper can be read here.Within Our Grasp looks at the current situation of the independence campaign - having had a Section 30 request to hold a referendum denied and with no prospect of the decision being reversed any time soon - and lays out what should be the next steps.The paper looks at the tools that could be used in a non-violent campaign of escalating pressure to be exerted on Westminster so that they eventually decide that Scotland cannot be governed, that they are incapable of governing Scotland and that continue to try to govern Scotland is more painful than letting go.These steps escalate from a campaign of mockery and humiliation, up through "civil obedience" - where Scottish MPs could disrupt the House of Commons by forcing the House to "work to rule" and obey all of its conventions - even when they make it impossible to get work done. Should this campaign reach its limits then Scotland should be ready to mount a campaign of non-violent civil disobedience until independence is achieved.Common Weal has also recently published Our Common Home: A Green New Deal for Scotland.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.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 34 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.In this episode of the Policy Podcast, Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell is joined once again by Ellen Höfer from EU Citizens for an Independent Scotland.Ellen updates us on her efforts to fight for the rights of EU nationals after Brexit and also discusses moves by the Scottish Government to retain and improve said rights through measures such as the Referendums Bill and the Electoral Franchise Bill.Craig and Ellen then discuss proposals for a Scottish immigration visa put forward by the Scottish Government and dismissed by the UK Government within an hour or two of publication. The twitter thread that Craig references can be found here.Finally, Ellen's art installation to mark the moment of Brexit will be outside the Scottish Parliament on Friday 31st from 2230 till 2330. Her crowdfunder for the project has reached target but is still open with funds being raised for her next work.Go and see Hamilton.Common Weal's latest policy paper, Within Our Grasp, can be read here and will be covered in detail in next week's podcast.Common Weal has also recently published Our Common Home: A Green New Deal for Scotland.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.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 33 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell look at the shift in Scottish Labour's position in the constitutional debate. Unable to "Out Union" the Conservatives and obviously neither able to nor desiring to "Out Indy" the SNP, Labour have been re-examining their offer for Home Rule, Devo-Max or Federalism. This episode looks at the limits and difficulties they are likely to face as they attempt to define this political offer.Note that due to scheduling issues, this episode was recorded on Monday 13th of January, shortly before the formal confirmation that Boris Johnson has refused a Section 30 order on independence.You can read Common Weal's paper on Federalism here and you can read Robin McAlpine's article that Jonathon mentioned during the podcast here.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.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 32 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.Welcome to 2020 and Season 2 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastThis week, Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell discuss Common Weal's plans for 2020 against a backdrop of the ongoing climate emergency, global wildfires, renewed conflict in the Middle East and, of course, Brexit.This last one gets particular attention as the UK Government has announced intention to ignore the fact that the Scottish Parliament will refuse permission to allow the UK to legislate on devolved areas of government overriding the Scottish Government as it does so.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.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 31 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Johnathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell continue their discussion about the Common Home Plan - Common Weal's blueprint for a Green New Deal for Scotland.In this episode, they discuss the impact that a Green New Deal will have on international trade and how Scotland could shape future trade deals by taking into account the extend to which other coutries have begun to decarbonise their economies. The impact that Scotland could have globally by exporting our knowledge, skills and Green New Deal technology could also be an effective way of helping other countries catch up in the journey to a zero-carbon world.They then move on to discuss the impact of green trade on the fundamental way we buy and sell goods and services. A Green New Deal World will require us to fundamentally rethink the way we advertise goods and the way we consume them.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.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 30 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig Dalzell is joined by Jason Douglas from the Common Weal South Lanarkshire Local Group to talk about the proposals in the Our Common Home plan for improving housing and other buildings.A builder himself, Jason is well versed in the kinds of issues that may be faced when trying to improve building standards for new houses - including possible resistance from the industry if they are told to improve standards to that demanded by a Green New Deal.On top of new builds, the Our Common Home plan also asks for £40 billion worth of investment to retrofit existing buildings up to this new standard. This will require a lot of training but will also demand a whole new generation of jobs in the coming years so Jason argues that the Scottish Government should start work now to ensure that young folk in Scotland are being trained up for the jobs that will be created in the coming years.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.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 29 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here. This week Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell are joined by special guest Jenny Floki who came along to the launch party for Common Weal's new project Our Common Home - A Green New Deal for Scotland.They discuss the importance of this kind of political campaign not just because of the environmental consequences but the social impacts too if we get this right.Jenny discusses her experiences of the impact of damaging economic policies as they were applied to Greece while ignoring those social consequences.Craig also talks about the current generation of politicians and the need for them to stop talking about the climate emergency in terms of targets but now to do so in terms of roadmaps and actual action to meet those targets.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.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 28 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Common Weal Campaigns Officer talks to Head of Policy & Research Craig Dalzell and with Common Weal's Volunteers Organiser Elaine McKenna.They discuss the current political landscape of the main parties in Westminster with their strengths and weaknesses going into the newly announced General Election.They also discuss the implications of the elections on the possibility of a second Scottish independence referendum.The podcast also moves beyond the party politics to look at the exciting non-party political events happening in Scotland such as the Radical Independence Conference and Common Weal's upcoming launch of our Green New Deal project.Tickets for the Green New Deal Launch Party can be purchased here.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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