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The Common Weal Policy Podcast

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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 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
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
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
Episode 27 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig Dalzell is joined by Ellen Höfer the Creative Director of EU Citizens for an Independent Scotland.Ellen cuts through the stramash of UK politics to discuss the (lack of) progress of Brexit and what the latest developments have meant for the rights of EU citizens living in the UK - particularly how the Settled Status scheme has failed to secure those rights and has led to months of uncertainty and the possibility of discrimination against EU citizens.Ellen then discusses her proposals made to the Scottish Government on how they could help improve and secure these rights even though immigration is largely a reserved area. She suggests policies such as an EU citizens Residency Card, an anti-discrimination hotline and a Working Group to help come up with other solutions.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
Episode 26 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look back at the past week and the work that Common Weal has been doing recently - including our recent policy successes.First, they discuss the ongoing political situation and Common Weal's condemnation of the imprisonment of the leaders of the Catalonian independence movement.Then they discuss the pro-independence party's in Scotland and their conference season over the weekend.The Scottish Green Party adopted Common Weal's policy on land use reform on Scotland's grouse moors and have integrated it into their upcoming proposals for a Scottish Green New Deal.The SNP Conference also adopted one of Common Weal's policy proposals in the form of the Scottish Energy Development Agency. Craig talks about what this will mean for Scottish renewable energy but also what it means for the SNP to have adopted five of Common Weal's infrastructure policies. He illustrates how they all interlink and what it might mean if Scotland tries to implement major infrastructure projects without one or more of these agencies.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
Episode 25 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Jonathon Shafi and Lewis Akers discuss the global climate strikes, the anullment of the prorogation of the UK Parliament and the prospects for a General Election in the near future. From there, they discuss two of Common Weal's policy papers which deal with vulnerabilities in our election process.Data Protection and Democracy looks at the rise of data harvesting and micro-targeting of political adverts so that you can be shown propoganda messages that the opponents of those showing them to you cannot see and cannot counter.Our Democracy Is Not For Sale calls for much stronger regulation of online political campaigning, more regulation of campaign funding and much stronger fines for those who breach the rules.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
Episode 24 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Lewis Akers is joined by Becki Menzies from Get Glasgow Moving to discuss news that the Scottish Government is standing by to be the "operator of last resort" if the current franchise holder Abelio continues to fail commuters.They then discuss the prospect of fully nationalising Scotland trains in line with Common Weal's policy paper A Public Future for Scotland's Railways.From there Lewis and Becki turn their attention to Scotland's bus networks and ask why we can't publicly run all of them too.Tickets and more information about the Challenging Transport Poverty event on the 10th of October can be found here.You can read more about Get Glasgow Moving and get involved with their campaign 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
Episode 23 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Lewis Akers and Craig Dalzell look at the prorogation of the UK Parliament and recent news that Scottish courts have declared that shut down to be unlawful. The impacts of these decisions and what they mean for UK constitutional law could be profound.Craig then discusses Common Weal's policy paper Foundations for Freedom which examines what a constitution is, what it isn't and how it is written and changed. You can read that paper here.Finally, Lewis and Craig talk about the role of a Scottish constitution within the independence debate and how we could use Citizens' Assemblies to write one and create a vision of the kind of Scotland that would fit the 21st century.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
September 5th, 2019Common WealEpisode 22 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastThis week Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine, and campaigns officer, Jonathon Shafi, discuss the chaos in Westminster and the need for independence and a Green New Deal.Robin gives a teaser of what to expect from our major new policy and campaign on a Scottish Green New Deal, and connects this with the breakdown of the British state. We have the ideas that will see us transition to independence, while transforming our society and economy. You can read more about Common Weal's campaign 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
Episode 21 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download this episode directly here.This week Lewis Akers and Craig Dalzell discuss Common Weal's latest campaign to launch a Green New Deal for Scotland.They start by discussing recent events in Blackpool where fracking activities have been causing increasingly strong earthquakes and use that to discuss the economics of fracking and the state of the moratorium against the activity in Scotland.From there they discuss Common Weal's upcoming blueprint for a Green New Deal and the need to "Escape and Repair". To escape the current systems - economic and political - which are destroying the planet and to start repairing them.Finally, they discuss breaking news that PM Boris Johnson has ordered the suspension of the UK parliament and what that means for Brexit, Scotland, independence and the prospects of a Green New Deal.You can read more about Common Weal's campaign 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
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