Craig Dalzell has written a detailed response on Source here to the new restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government yesterday. Dalzell looks at the evidence report that the new measures are based on, which is really well worth a read if you have the time. Crucially, the evidence report finds that “at the current rate of growth (7 per cent increase per […]

The Great Barrington Declaration is Capitalist Realism for the pandemic-age



“If the Scottish Government were to decide to create a not for profit National Care Service under which the workforce was fairly paid and properly trained, domiciliary services would be the easiest to reform.”

Nick Kempe: Care at home and the Covid crisis


Around one million Scots were in poverty before the covid-19 crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s new Poverty in Scotland 2020 report finds. That breaks down as 230,000 children, 640,000 working age adults, and 150,000 pensioners. These numbers have been rising over the past five years, especially child poverty, which is up to 24 per cent, almost one […]

Scotland is going backwards on poverty




The new need-to-know term of the Coronavirus era is: “circuit-breaker”. Scottish and UK Government ministers are openly talking about the possibility of a circuit-breaker lockdown to stem the spread of covid-19. The October holidays is rumoured to be the week when the Scottish Government will introduce the measure, though it would probably extend to the […]

Circuit-breaks and faulty currents