“The purpose of an experiment is to determine whether observations of the real world agree with or conflict with the predictions derived from a hypothesis. If they agree, confidence in the hypothesis increases; otherwise, it decreases.” It is time for the independence movement to get to grips with the scientific method. Something does not become […]

Robin Mcalpine: Sterlingisation is a terrible idea and a massive liability


Bob Gillespie, Global Justice Now activist in Glasgow, finds that the UK is looking increasingly isolated in the world, which makes a bad trade deal with the United States even more likely. The increasing likelihood of a “No Deal” Brexit will mean that the UK has only a deal with Japan to show off in […]

Bob Gillespie: There’s many reasons to worry about a UK-US trade deal


Glasgow based activist John Rogers says Universal Basic Income is the alternative to the damaging Universal Credit system that we need. If we are going to plan changes to how we live together, we need to come up with a lot of ideas about how to make that work.  Here is one – Universal Basic […]

John Rogers: UBI’s time is now


Brazilian journalist and activist Nathália Urban looks at the sensational Bolivian election, where the left appears set to return to power less than one year after being deposed in a coup After suffering a coup d’état that cost more than 33 lives, left thousands of people injured, and forced important political figures like President Evo […]

Nathália Urban: Bolivia is a beacon of light for Latin America


As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons moves closer to its 50th ratification, David Mackenzie examines the growing pressure the UK could be under to disarm its nuclear arsenal The 50th ratification for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is expected soon, and is likely to take place before the end […]

David Mackenzie: Is the world moving closer to banning the bomb?




“When 75 percent of the nation would vote for independence with ‘the right economic case’, when is the Scottish Government finally going to publish one?”

Ellen Höfer: The blank White Paper