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This week's Senscot Bulletin includes:📢 Feedback from yesterday's SE Ref Group meeting in Perth📝 Latest Senscot Briefing📋 @NHS_HS report on food poverty📝 A look back at the series of @CommHealth_Blog briefings🔥🇬🇧🔥 Update on Brexit➡️senscot.net/senscot-…⬅️ pic.twitter.com/OLMz…

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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2016

Tax, indyref2 & measuring pigs: party leaders sweat in elect…

Tax, indyref2 & measuring pigs: party leaders sweat in election spotlight #SP16 Michael Gray, Common Weal 30.03.16New tax powers take centre stage in second TV election debate COMPETING VISIONS …
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Bulletin Articles
31st March 2016

“We are the death merchant of the world”

“We are the death merchant of the world”: Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex Ben Norton, Salon 29.03.16Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is tired of “th…
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Bulletin Articles
29th March 2016

Competitive tender 1 – Coproduction 0

Competitive tender 1 - Coproduction 0 EVOC 12.01.16Before Christmas I wrote a blog, full of hope that the risks of competitive tender were being taken seriously by Edinburgh Council. The decisi…
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Bulletin Articles
29th March 2016

A failure in co-production

A failure in co-production Third Force News 09.12.15 Council Finance and Resource Committee meetings are not normally known for drama, but a procurement decision stirred up controversy in Edinburgh&rs…
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Bulletin Articles
29th March 2016

Introducing the new Scottish Land Fund committee

Introducing the new Scottish Land Fund committee Colin Calder, Big Lottery Fund Scotland 23.03.16 The Scottish Land Fund was recently relaunched – expanded to apply to urban projects as well as…
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Bulletin Articles
29th March 2016

This is why Finland has the best schools

This is why Finland has the best schools William Doyle, Los Angeles Times 18.03.16 The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most e…
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Bulletin Articles
29th March 2016

Andy Wightman calls on Nicola Sturgeon to hand local powers over …

Scottish Green's spokesman Andy Wightman calls on Nicola Sturgeon to hand local powers over to local people Andy Wightman, Daily Record 27.03.16Andy Wightman, the Scottish Greens’ local govern…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th March 2016

Senscot Bulletin: 24.03.16

Dear members and friends,   Although I still experience mild depression –for me a benefit of ageing is that mood fluctuations become less frequent and less dramatic; I’m sure quitting…
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Bulletin Articles
24th March 2016

Tory civil war sparked by resignation – in quotes

Tory civil war sparked by resignation – in quotes The Guardian, by Iain Duncan Smith 20.03.16   Pensions minister Ros Altmann accuses Iain Duncan Smith of ‘shocking’ behaviour b…
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Bulletin Articles
24th March 2016

Shame on the SNP for choosing to park its conscience

Shame on the SNP for choosing to park its conscience The Herald Scotland, by Iain Macwhirter 24.03.16   It’s the oldest tale in politics. A radical party wins power on the strength of a wid…
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Bulletin Articles
24th March 2016

The MSPs retiring from Holyrood in May

The MSPs retiring from Holyrood in May BBC News 16.03.16   Scotland goes to the polls on 5 May to elect a new cohort of MSPs - and some of the current crop will be bowing out.   The retiring…
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Bulletin Articles
24th March 2016

The speech that never was

The speech that never was By Kenneth Gibson, MSP 23.03.16   Kenneth Gibson MSP speech that was not made to SNP conference on 'radical' reform of local government and health boards   Fellow d…