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Towards the local

Social justice under devolution (and beyond)

Des McNulty, Kenneth Gibb   This essay is taken from Towards the local: Devolution and democratic renewal in Scotland published by Scottish Fabians in March 2014 and available to purchase…

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Towards the Local: pamphlet launch

TOWARDS THE LOCAL Devolution and democratic renewal in Scotland Launching a new pamphlet from Scottish Fabians 6pm Tuesday 4th March, The Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh   Scottish devolution is unfinished business….

Beyond the Referendum: Well Being

6th February 2013 18.30 – 20.30, The Scottish Parliament, committee room 1.   Sponsored by Malcolm Chisholm MSP, with contributions from Francis Stewart (Oxfam Scotland), Professor Mike Danson (University of Strathclyde)…

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Double Devolution: Devo Mark Two

Sarah Boyack MSP Last year, across Scotland, Labour councillors were elected in greater numbers. They set out what they would do to use power – whether in government or in…

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Common Cause

Trevor Davies, Carol Finlay, Mike Freundenberg, Maureen Parnell, Diarmid Weir We are at a fork in the road. We have been beguiled along this gilded path only now to find,…

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Help to Buy – Good Politics, Bad Economics, Horrendous Policy

Ann McKechin MP The Government’s wafer-thin legislative agenda for this Parliamentary session, outlined by the Queen in just seven minutes, spoke of an administration unable, and seemingly unwilling, to drive…

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Beyond the Boardroom – gender equality from the bottom up

Ann McKechin MP Gender equality in the workplace has been high on the political agenda in recent months. Two fundamentally different approaches divide those seeking progress. In Europe, EU draft…

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The Welfare State and Employee Rights: Defining the Scottish Approach

7pm, 21st November, Edinburgh University A Scottish Fabian Seminar with support from Edinburgh Academy of Governance With contributions from Sheila Gilmore MP. Dave Moxham, Chair of STUC.  DR Ingela Nauman,…

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Dancing a Constitutional Jig

Daniel Johnson argues that politicians are dancing out of step with ordinary Scots in the constitutional debate. No Scottish wedding or new year celebration would be complete without traditional music…