The Common Weal

The Scottish Independence Podcast 130 – Inside The Common Space

FireShot Screen Capture #300 - 'Media Tweets by CommonSpace (@TheCommonSpace) I Twitter' - twitter_com_TheCommonSpace_media.pngFor the 130th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I went along to the Glasgow office of the Common Space.

I tried to find out how the project got started, who works there, how they work and their plans for the future.

I spoke with Angela Haggerty, Ben Wray, Aidan McCrae, Stuart Rodger, Alice Muir, Maxine Blaine (who definitely isn’t Robin McAlpine) and Tiffany Kane.

CpKaZR7WIAAKIRoListening to these conversations, I think you’ll get a feel for who is working there and their motivations. Those motivations and ambitions are journalistic, political, economic, technological and others.

And what have ostriches got to do with anything?

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 41- Robin McAlpine (2)

Robin-McAlpineFor the 41st episode, Robin McAlpine is back on the Scottish Independence Podcast.

Robin, as if you didn’t already know, is the director of the Reid Foundation and the editor of Scottish Left Review.

We had a wide-ranging discussion on a number of issues surrounding the Independence Referendum, which also surprisingly included something about willow-coppicing, which is a thing I had never previously heard of.

We also talked about the Reid Foundation’s latest paper on industrial relations and how they could be done better with a different political culture, the kind of one that maybe, a newly independent country might have.

Robin also outlined some possible taxation options.

Who are the real opponents to Scottish Independence, the people you find around Westminster or their real masters?

Has the referendum begun to create a new political community in Scotland that, regardless of the result in this referendum, will guarantee change in the future?

Why won’t it get better for Better Together?

Find out some answers to all these in the podcast, which also includes my homage to Kirsty Wark, Queen of Interviewers.

Also, Robin would lreid-logo-1ike to invite you all along to the Common Weal launch party at The Arches in Glasgow on Sunday afternoon.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 34 – The Common Weal

20130902162110-cw-proclaimersThis episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is the audio from an excellent speech in The Cladhan Hotel in Falkirk by Robin McAlpine of the Reid Foundation.

In the speech he outlines the Common Weal vision for Scotland.

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