Month: September 2020

We need to create a caring economy

Across the planet we are going through a shared experience like no other. But, for some people it’s been very different and for those where the economy wasn’t working for them before have suffered even more. Women, ethnic minorities, precarious workers. Inequality causes deaths, Covid-19 has made this worse. Poor housing, cold, damp and overcrowded. […]

How to get a fairer, greener planet

Politician’s are like balloons tied to a rock. Campaigns trying to influence only them can only blow them so far. You can’t fundamentally change the position of the balloon without moving the rock. The rock in this instance is the things that make people get up and take action. If we can move the rock […]

Scottish Government Programme for Government

The Scottish Government recently announced their Programme of Government for the coming year. Its decision to focus on green jobs was welcome, given the pressing need to tackle the twin economic and climate crises. The employment and economic impact from coronavirus is worsening every day so we must see concrete steps in the coming months […]

Deposit Return Scheme

Scotland is due to start a deposit return scheme in the next few years for all glass bottles and soft drinks cans. The idea is that you will pay an extra 20p for a soft drink at your local newsagent, corner shop, take away, supermarket etc. When you’ve finished you take it back to the […]