The Common Weal Policy Podcast

The Common Weal Policy Podcast

The Common Weal Policy Podcast.A weekly podcast explaining our policies as well as discussing Scottish policy news and events.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 32 mins

Episode 199 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Nick Kempe, Convenor of the Common Weal Care Reform Group, about the return of the National Care Service Bill to the Scottish Parliament within the next couple of weeks. They discuss why Common Weal campaigned for a pause to the Bill process, how we've engaged with the co-design process in the t...

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Episode 198 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig talks to Heather from the direct action group This Is Rigged about their upcoming March for Scran - a protest on February 18th 2024 starting at 11am from Garnethill Park in Glasgow. They discuss the reasons for food insecurity in Scotland, the rise of foodbank demand coinciding with a drop in donations and fun...

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February 8, 2024 36 mins

Episode 197 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Common Weal's own Nicola Biggerstaff about the various public consultations that we're currently taking part in such as the proposal for an Ecocide Bill, the UK Parliament's consultation on the sustainability of the UK's debt, work on the Scottish Circular Economy Bill, proposals ...

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January 31, 2024 60 mins

Episode 196 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Prof Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow and UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, about the devastation of Gaza, the recent ruling by the ICJ that there was a plausible risk of genocide as a result of Israel&apos...

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January 24, 2024 45 mins

Episode 195 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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Welcome to Season 6 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast. This year's theme is "Activate" so if you have a story to tell about an interesting thing happening in your community or if you're involved in a campaign to change things for the better, then please get in touch and we'll get you on the show to ta...

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December 13, 2023 37 mins

Episode 194 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig talks to Common Weal Director Amanda Burgauer in the final Policy Podcast of the year. They take you through some of the highlights from Common Weal in 2023 such as our policy work in ScotWind, the National Care Service and in independence strategy. They discuss some of our public events and conference appearances. And they talk...

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November 22, 2023 43 mins

Episode 193 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Anthony Salamone from European Merchants who is here to discuss the Scottish Government's latest independence White Paper on Scotland's accession to the European Union. They discuss where the Scottish Government has started to demonstrate deeper understanding of EU processes and structures ...

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November 15, 2023 24 mins

Episode 192 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Sophia Georgescu, a PhD candidate currently researching how actively involving children in democratic participation can both educate and embed participation later but can also have a meaningful impact on our democracy itself. Decisions affecting everyone should not be solely left to the "adults ...

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November 8, 2023 30 mins

Episode 191 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Stuart Donald, an electoral reform campaigner who particularly focuses on the systematic inequalities caused by the UK's First Past The Post electoral system. They discuss how this system disenfranchises voters, leads to them being less well represented in Parliament and leads to parties pulling...

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November 1, 2023 30 mins

Episode 190 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Nick Kempe who many of you will know from his work with Common Weal on care reform. His life outwith care though is spent exploring the hills and mountains of Scotland and Europe. In this podcast, he talks about the problem Scotland faces with frequent landslips and how they have been exacerbated by ...

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October 25, 2023 43 mins

Episode 189 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig presents another in his series of public talks. He updates his long running study of the Demographics of Independence, looking beneath the headlines in the regular independence polls to see how the landscape of the independence campaign has changed even despite an apparently lack of change in the headline poll...

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October 19, 2023 47 mins

Episode 188 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig talks to Iain Black, Prof of Sustainable Consumption at Strathclyde University and Common Weal Board Member, about his latest paper on the misuse of the term Wellbeing Economics. He discusses what the wellbeing economy actually means and how moving towards one means doing more than than minor changes at the ed...

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October 11, 2023 35 mins

Episode 187 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig brings you a slightly different podcast. Rather than interview a guest, he debuts an "extended edition" of a presentation he gave to XR Inverness on Scottish public owned energy in which he describes various ways to create a "Public Energy Company" in Scotland as well as several ways of bri...

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October 5, 2023 42 mins

Episode 186 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig talks to Common Weal's Robin McAlpine about his new policy paper on a strategic approach to gaining Scottish independence. They discuss why the focus on process (that is, the debate between which kind of referendum vs which kind of plebiscite) has not just kept the indy campaign static but actively led it...

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September 27, 2023 26 mins

Episode 185 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Max Wiszniewski, reflecting on four years of the Revive Coalition, its campaign to regulate grouse moors in Scotland, their thoughts on recent developments in land reform and their upcoming conference to "Change the face of Scotland".

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September 20, 2023 39 mins

Episode 184 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Laura Young about her campaign to ban disposable vapes in Scotland and in the UK. They discuss why these devices exist, how they are marketed and what impact their improper disposal is having. They also discuss the possible role of the Circular Economy Bill in not just ensuring devices like these ar...

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September 13, 2023 27 mins

Episode 183 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig plays with the format of the podcast slightly. Instead of just one guest, he's spoken to several members of the Common Weal team about last week's Programme for Government and what they would have added to it if they had written it themselves.

You can read Craig's detailed analysis of...

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September 6, 2023 24 mins

Episode 182 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Mercedes Villalba MSP about her Members' Bill to apply a public interest test to anyone who owns or seeks to own more than 500 hectares of land in Scotland. They discuss the problems with Scotland's concentrated land ownership, how the public interest test would work and why it is important...

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August 30, 2023 38 mins

Episode 181 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Barry Fisher from Keep Scotland Beautiful about their campaign to end litter in Scotland with a major part of that campaign now looking at Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) or the concept that the producers of devices and packaging that create waste should be responsible for that waste and that...

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August 24, 2023 35 mins

Episode 180 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Colin Turbett, former social worker and member of Common Weal's Care Reform Group, about the history of social work in Scotland and what lessons we can learn from the fragmentation and privatisation of social work as we consider the upcoming National Care Service.

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