“I’ve been trying to describe an economy in which we have good jobs because we make high-quality products that people actually need and that we do it to high environmental standards. This has nothing to do with ‘finance sector games’; it shouldn’t be controversial or radical.”

Robin McAlpine: The future is Radio Rental





“I didn’t get into politics to make bureaucrats more powerful or hand more control to politicians. I’m here to get power back to people, to communities, to tenants and passengers and patients and students and frontline staff. We need the state to make it happen, but then we need them to take their hands off.”

Robin McAlpine: Progress needs the state, but the state must progress



“This is why we always lose – we march, they rig the system from within. We have the slogans and (often) the best arguments, they have the membership of all the decisive committees and boards. We need enormous amounts of public effort to get issues onto the agenda, yet they can undo it all again quietly and in private without any real effort.”

Robin McAlpine: Corrupted Scotland needs a post-virus governance revolution