Archive for February, 2016

In the state of the British left, there are warning signs for Scottish nationalism

In the state of the British left, there are warning signs for Scottish nationalism

The age of insecurity has turned out to be an age of rage and anger. Yet, so far, a near-decade of economic collapse, turmoil and corporate deception hasn’t led to a widespread revival in the fortunes of the left’s ideas and popularity, argues Gerry Hassan.

By 19th February 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Despite all the talk of prioritising poverty in Scotland, most regeneration investment is still going into wealthier areas

Despite all the talk of prioritising poverty in Scotland, most regeneration investment is still going into wealthier areas

In Scotland, all the main political parties are in theory committed to alleviation on poverty, with this year’s Holyrood election likely to see Labour and the SNP competing with one another over their respective sets of anti-poverty credentials. But, as Derek Rankine argues, regeneration investment continues to ignore the poorest areas in favour of those which arguably need the money less. 

By 3rd February 2016 0 Comments Read More →