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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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Senscot Bulletin
14th December 2018

Senscot Bulletin 14.12.18

 The Ballon d’Or is football’s highest individual honour – the 2018 prize, going to Luka Modric, the Real Madrid midfielder. In a major boost to women’s football, their own version of…
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Bulletin Articles
13th December 2018

Theresa May survives. Things are so bad we have to be grateful fo…

The Guardian, by Polly Toynbee12.12.18Hallelujah! Theresa May survives as our prime minister! Pop the corks, punch the air, thank our lucky stars! Really? Pinch yourself, but yes indeed. Thoug…
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Bulletin Articles
13th December 2018

Jeremy Corbyn blasts ‘neoliberal’ EU as he calls for …

Politics Home, by Matt Foster 07.11.18Jeremy Corbyn has blamed the "failed neoliberal policies" of the EU for the 2016 Brexit vote, as he vowed to push for "a different kind of Europe" after …
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Bulletin Articles
12th December 2018

Social Bite sleep-out does good – but we need systemic change

The National, by Mike Small 09.11.18The model of a mass sleep-out promises “four cities, one night, 12,000 people under the stars”. What’s not to like?The project has a tremendous a…
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Senscot Bulletin
7th December 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 07.12.18

Dear members and friends,In the early 1970s, while attending Powderhall greyhound track, one of the ‘bookies’ asked me to help Sandy, an old guy sleeping rough in Edinburgh; that involvement w…
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Bulletin Articles
5th December 2018

Sir Ronald Cohen to the G20: Embrace the impact revolution

Impact Alpha, by Ronald Cohen 29.11.18The existing social contract has expired – we need to draw up a new one. It’s time for a new financial model that values impact alongside risk and retur…
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Bulletin Articles
5th December 2018

Poverty must be a priority for this Scottish Budget

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, by Emma Congreve 08.11.18The Scottish Draft Budget will be published on the 12 December - it will be a key test of whether the Scottish Government puts tackling pover…
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Bulletin Articles
5th December 2018

Taxation will be focal point of Scottish budget

Public Finance, by Kerry Lorimer 03.12.18The Scottish Government’s draft budget this month will reveal not only the impact of an improving economic outlook on public finances but the extent of …
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Bulletin Articles
5th December 2018

Obituary: Pilmar Smith

The Times 23.11.18Gregarious former Hearts vice-chairman and boss of Lothian Buses who has a youth football cup named after him.Pilmar Smith loved the Labour Party almost as much as he loved …
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Bulletin Articles
5th December 2018

Let’s be honest about what’s really driving Brexit: bigotry

The Guardian, by Matthew d'Ancona 02.12.18Today, I shall go to the German embassy in London to sign the necessary forms so that my half-German sons may apply for dual citizenship. My father and o…
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Senscot Bulletin
30th November 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 30.11.18

Dear members and friends,I remember the day, ten years ago, when RBS collapsed – the shock/disbelief on the face of a corporate lawyer, mumbling ‘anything can happen now’. I`m reminded of th…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2018

Community ownership should become routine, says new report

Community ownership should become a normal and realistic option for communities to acquire land and assets, according to recommendations on community ownership published today Friday 23 November, 2018…