No, the EU didn't just ban alcohol minimum pricing... but even if they did, we can still do something.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. In the last couple of years, they have done some insightful and challenging work on housing, poverty and climate justice in the UK.
Negative politics is easy. We all love to complain about how bad things are, and about what the government is doing wrong. Problems are ten a penny. It’s a little bit more difficult to be positive and offer up ideas for solutions. In this post, instead of complaining about the lack of big ideas for positive change I want to talk about one of the few big ideas that is floating around. The Green Party’s Citizen’s Income literally is a BIG idea - a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG).
Land rights campaigner Andy Wightman will be speaking on the Common Good assets of former Burghs such as Biggar, how and how to find out what these are and ensure that they are used to benefit local communities. SLC says Biggar has no Common Good Assets we believe that it does as the Public Park and the Burnbraes as well as some other sites would seem to meet the criteria.
Public meeting on the Common Weal details tbc
The political interest at this year's Wiston Lodge Outdoor Spectacular on Sat 22nd June will be a discussion between Robin McAlpine of the Reid Foundation, Dennis Canavan of Yes Scotland and Janet Moxley of Lanarkshire Greens on the Reid Fo
After refusing to implement a "no evictions" policy to prevent tennants who fall into arrears because of the "bedroom tax" from being evicted, Labour led North and South Lanarkshire Councils have become some of the to issue letters threaten
A Screening of Ken Loach's new documentary Spirit of '45 promoted by Lanarkshire Greens.
An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society
Day of protest against the "bedroom tax" and other benefit cuts. Details tbc
A demonstration against the "bedroom tax". Collect Green banners from the Glasgow Office between 11 and 11:15 then assemble at Glasgow Green 11:30 to march to George Square.