“Given the choice between being ‘credible’ and being fair, a choice was made that strengthened inequality and erected roadblocks to social mobility for the poorest and most disadvantaged. In a just world, it would be the SQA and the Scottish Government that bore the consequences of that decision. In this one, that price will be paid by the nation’s youth”

Sean Bell: Burn down the SQA


“The achievement of a shorter working week would require the involvement of a strengthened trade union sector, and particularly the expansion of sectoral collective bargaining – a notion which elicits predictable horror from right-wingers with a diehard fetish for ‘labour flexibility’.”

Analysis: What stands in the way of a four-day week?


“The increasingly dominant view within Tory unionism is that devolution has backfired, and its institutions have only provided a vehicle for the Union’s enemies. Why not engineer a conflict through which devolution might be undercut?”

Sean Bell: Power grabs and the future of devolution