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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 75 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell welcome the publication of the final report of the Citizens' Assembly, in particular their adoption of a series of policies that align well with similar policies previously published by Common Weal.They then discuss the ongoing political crisis in the US with last week's attack on the US Senate and the imminent prospect for the second impeachment of Donald Trump in the closing days of his term as President. Finally, they look at the procurement scandal in England that has seen vulnerable kids send food parcels that are entirely inadequate for their needs. Whilst this incident hasn't happened in Scotland, it serves as a reflection of many of the similar political failures here that have seen private companies skim vast profits out of public services via mechanisms such as PFI - which Common Weal has campaign against on many occasions.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 74 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.Welcome to 2021 and the start of a new series of the Common Weal Policy Podcast.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss the new national lockdown prompted by the accelerating spread of Covid-19 and what we must now do to prevent an endless cycle of lockdowns in the months to come. They also discuss the UK's strategy of delaying the deploying of the 2nd dose of vaccines in favour of trying to give more people their first dose despite warnings that the vaccine was not tested to be used in this way and worries from NHS staff that this may leave them at risk. Finally, they discuss how the vaccine nevertheless gives us hope of coming out of this period of crisis and what we can start to do to prepare for the recovery we need afterwards.The Resilent Scotland Plan can be read here.Indonesia's experimental vaccine strategy has been reported 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)
Episode 73 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, in the final Policy Podcast of 2020, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look back at this historic year, reflect on the impact that the pandemic has had on Scotland and on everything that Common Weal has done throughout 2020. They then look forward at our plans - as much as they can be made - for 2021 and beyond.The Resilent Scotland Plan can be read here.And Common Weal's Green New Deal blueprint - the Common Home Plan can be read here and the books are on sale here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic.Common Weal's online shop is now closed for the remainder of 2020 but once it reopens in the New Year you will be able to support our various campaigns by buying our books, t-shirts, mugs and more or you can buy one of our new e-vouchers and gift someone a donation to us in their name.You can visit the shop 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)
Episode 72 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss the birth of Scotland's hydrogen economy, what it could become, where it could go wrong and how it could fit into the wider Green New Deal.The project to produce green hydrogen for public transport was reported here.The pilot scheme to test hydrogen for home heating is described here.And Common Weal's Green New Deal blueprint - the Common Home Plan can be read here and the books are on sale here. If you want to submit a question for next week's Q&A send it in to shafi@common.scot Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic.Common Weal's online shop is open from the 18th of November till the 14th of December. You can support our various campaigns by buying our books, t-shirts mugs and more or you can buy one of our new e-vouchers and gift someone a donation to us in their name.You can visit the shop 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)
Episode 71 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Jonathon Shafi talks to Tim Rideout of the Scottish Currency Group about the folly of Sterlingisation, the need for an independent currency and the urgency of getting a plan in place as we look towards a referendum.The Scottish Currency Group's conference can be watched here.Laurie Macfarlane's article in Open Democracy is here.Common Weal's paper on how to make a Scottish currency 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.Common Weal's online shop is open from the 18th of November till the 14th of December. You can support our various campaigns by buying our books, t-shirts mugs and more or you can buy one of our new e-vouchers and gift someone a donation to us in their name.You can visit the shop 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)
Episode 70 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell talk about the launch of the Scottish National Investment Bank. They discuss the history of Common Weal's involvement with the SNIB, from our early campaigning through to consulting on the development of the bank. Then, they discuss what the bank could be used for in Scotland and how it will help strengthen Scotland's economy in the face of the climate emergency. Finally, they discuss the continued campaign to improve the SNIB and help it help Scotland for decades to come.Gemma Bone's paper on the need for Banking for the Common Good can be read here.Laurie Macfarlane's paper on the blueprint for the SNIB is here.And Craig's paper on using the SNIB to build zero-carbon houses 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.Common Weal's online shop is open from the 18th of November till the 14th of December. You can support our various campaigns by buying our books, t-shirts mugs and more or you can buy one of our new e-vouchers and gift someone a donation to us in their name.You can visit the shop 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)
Episode 69 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell talks to Anthony Salamone, the Managing Director of European Merchants, about his Blueprint for an independent Scotland's accession as an EU member.They discuss some of the myths surrounding the Scottish EU membership debate including the supposed "queue" that Scotland is said to be at the back of as well as the prospect of another country vetoing out membership.They then look at the advantages that Scotland would have compared to other current and prospective members who have gone through the accession process.And then they talk about the barriers that Scotland might face, both in terms of external challenges to prepare for and some of the things that Scotland should not do if it wishes to become an EU member.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic.Common Weal's online shop is open from the 18th of November till the 14th of December. You can support our various campaigns by buying our books, t-shirts mugs and more or you can buy one of our new e-vouchers and gift someone a donation to us in their name.You can visit the shop 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)
Episode 68 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell and Jonathon Shafi discuss the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland and reports of their idea of creating a Citizens' Chamber to oversee and scrutinise the Scottish Parliament. This idea closely matches one produced by Common Weal in 2017 and meshes well with our ideas around local government as well.Craig explains why if Scotland adopts this proposal, it will be enacting the most profound change to Scotland's democracy since devolution and this side of independence.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic.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 #67 - Trumped

Episode #67 - Trumped

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Episode 67 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell and Jonathon Shafi discuss the US Presidential Elections.As of the recording of this podcast, the final result of the election was not yet known but a Biden victory was looking likely. Craig and Jonathon look at the possible implications of a Biden victory and the effect that might have on the wider world.Robin McAlpine's article on the collapse of political centrism 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.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 66 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell is joined by Isobel Lindsay, vice chair of Scottish CND, to discuss the UN's Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the implications that it will have for Scottish independence and the prospect of removing the UK's nuclear weapons from Faslane.You can read John Ainslie's roadmap for removing the weapons here and his analysis of the prospects for an alternative base in the UK here.Common Weal's policy paper on an independent Scotland's security strategy 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.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 65 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss news of a leaked memo detailing plans to try to delay a second independence referendum by tactics such as offering Scotland additional powers, attacking the reputation of the First Minister and by trying to court European countries to speak against Scottish re-entry into the EU.They also discuss the implications of this potential campaign - particularly the offer of more powers - against the backdrop of the Sustainable Growth Commission's proposals and identify some key areas where Scotland could be offered powers by the UK Government that could even exceed those offered by the Growth Commission.You can read our further critiques of the Growth Commission report here.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic.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 64 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Common Weal Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi speaks to Common Weal Director, Robin McAlpine.They talk about the big issues facing us in the pandemic, the impact on the economy and the latest poll which puts support for independence at a record high.Apologies for the drop in sound quality in this episode. This is due to the technical limitations imposed by the pandemic.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 63 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig is joined by Campaigner and Activist, Ellen Höfer to talk about their respective articles responding to the Scottish Land Commission's recent Strategic Plan. Ellen discusses the extreme inequality that Scotland experiences with respect to land ownership and how that inequality is magnified when it comes to gender and land ownership.You can read Craig's analysis of the Strategic Plan here.And Ellen's article on gender and land ownership 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 62 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon and Craig take a look at the UK's Internal Market Bill which gives the UK Government substantial control over large areas of market regulations covering food, goods and other services. They also discuss the rise of the Welsh independence and the latest White Paper on a roadmap to a referendum. Finally, the take a brief look at US politics and the recent debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.You can read Craig's paper on a Scottish Covid response here.And Common Weal's Resilient Scotland plan can be found 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)
You can download the episode directly here. This week, Jonathon Shafi and Common Weal Director, Robin McAlpine, discuss the selling off of Scotland's green and renewable assets as part of the Scottish Government's 'Green Investment Portfolio.'Looking at the implications this will have on jobs, climate and independence, they discuss the alternatives and what we must urgently do to build a green recovery.You can read Robin's recent column in this issue 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.rssSupport the show (http://commonweal.scot/about/donate)
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)
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