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Bulletin Articles
21st March 2017

Tough-minded, abrupt, likable, human: Martin McGuinness

Tough-minded, abrupt, likable, human: Martin McGuinness The Guardian, by Alastair Campbell 21.03.17     Asked recently to pick just one great memory from my time with Tony Blair in Downing …
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Senscot Bulletin
17th March 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 17.03.17

Dear members and friends, The social media attacks on Scotland’s leading women politicians shocked me – what kind of people write that stuff; sometimes the ferocity of public life gets me…
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17th March 2017

The SENs: Friday 17th March 2017

This week Senscot and the Scottish Community Alliance hosted a Participatory Budgeting (PB) Masterclass delivered by Jez Hall (PB Partners and Share Future CIC). Scottish Government is promoting PB th…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2017

North Lanarkshire Council is accused of ’emotional blackmai…

North Lanarkshire Council is accused of 'emotional blackmail' in plan to raid Pupil Equity Fund Herald Scotland, by Andrew Denholm 15.03.17   One of Scotland’s largest councils is planning …
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2017

Muirfield golf club overturns men-only policy

Muirfield golf club overturns men-only policy BBC News 15.03.17   Muirfield golf club has voted to admit women as members for the first time in its history.   Members at the privately-owned …
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2017

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman …

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman – review The Guardian, by Will Hutton  15.03.17   This is a book with one compelling proposition for which you can forgi…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2017

Utopian thinking: the easy way to eradicate poverty

Utopian thinking: the easy way to eradicate poverty  The Guardian, by Rutger Bregman 15.03.17   Why do poor people make so many bad decisions? It’s a harsh question, but look at the da…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2017

State of the unionists: new test for pro-UK Scots

State of the unionists: new test for pro-UK Scots Politico, by David Torrance 15.03.17   In the Central Lobby of the Palace of Westminster are four large mosaic panels depicting the patron saints…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2017

Big care providers are wasting taxpayers’ money

Big care providers are wasting taxpayers’ money New Ecomonics, by Sarah Lyall  15.03.17   In his final Spring Budget on Wednesday, the Chancellor  announced that he would pour &po…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2017

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman …

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman – review Our Daily Read, by Will Hutton  15.03.17   The Dutch historian’s blueprint for a liberal paradise is chal…
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Bulletin Articles
13th March 2017

Police investigate online death threats against political leaders

Police investigate online death threats against political leaders The Times, by Hamish Macdonell 13.03.17   Police officers are investigating death threats and online abuse directed at Nicola Stu…
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Senscot Bulletin
10th March 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 10.03.17

Dear members and friends, At a recent 80th birthday party – one of my former golf mates is remembering my ‘hole in one’ on the short first at Kilspindie – 20 years ago. His dr…