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Senscot Bulletin
30th September 2016

Senscot Bulletin: 30.09.16

Dear members and friends, Concern is being expressed in the media about an ‘epidemic of loneliness’ in the UK; among people over 65 who live alone, social isolation can cause physical and …
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2016

Gaurdian Cartoonist Martin Rowson leaves Twitter over Corbyn abus…

Gaurdian Cartoonist Martin Rowson leaves Twitter over Corbyn abuse Politcal Scrapbook 29.09.16   The Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson says he is abandoning Twitter because of the abuse he’…
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2016

A real reverse takeover of the Labour party

A real reverse takeover of the Labour party The Guardian, by Aditya Chakrabortty 29.09.16   More fluent than last year, but miles off actual oratory; snappier lines, but hardly an epigrammatist &…
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Bulletin Articles
28th September 2016

Ineos chief reacts after SNP ministers snub landmark shale gas ar…

Ineos chief reacts after SNP ministers snub landmark shale gas arrival Herald Scotland, by Daniel Sanderson 28.09.16   Billionaire Ineos chief Jim Ratcliffe has challenged Nicola Sturgeon to cros…
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Bulletin Articles
28th September 2016

How being alone may be the key to rest

How being alone may be the key to rest BBC Radio 4, by Claudia Hammond 28.09.16   Last November an online survey called The Rest Test was launched to investigate what rest means to different peop…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2016

Ineos condemned by charity as first shale gas shipment arrives in…

Ineos condemned by charity as first shale gas shipment arrives in Scotland Third Force News, by Gavin Stuart 27.09.16   Friends of the Earth Scotland said fracking had led to environmental destru…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2016

Money for nothing?

Money for nothing? by Aaron Bastani  23.09.16   Last week Jeremy Corbyn said that Labour might consider adopting a universal basic income as party policy. Emphasising the responsibility of g…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2016

A new way of farming: community schemes changing rural Ireland

A new way of farming: community schemes changing rural Ireland The Irish Times, By Manchán Magan 20.08.16   Possibly the most unlikely candidate in the 2016 general election was profession…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2016

Arnold Palmer passes away at age 87

Arnold Palmer passes away at age 87 PGA Tour, By Larry Dorman 25.09.16   Arnold Palmer, whose magnetic personality and bold style of play combined to make him one of golf’s greatest players…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2016

Social work faces watershed

Social work faces watershed Audit Scotland 22.09.16   Social work in Scotland is at a watershed and the public and service users must be more involved in shaping future provision.   A new re…
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Senscot Bulletin
23rd September 2016

Senscot Bulletin: 23.09.16

Dear members and friends,I strongly disagree with the view that Jeremy Corbyn lacks leadership;  he’s certainly not interested in the media game (may not even know the rules) but he has m…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd September 2016

Jeremy Corbyn – a mainstream [Scandinavian] social democrat

Jeremy Corbyn – a mainstream [Scandinavian] social democrat Open Democracy, by Jonas Fossli Gjersø  22.09.16   If there is such a thing as a ‘best practice approach’…