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Bulletin Articles
13th November 2018

Shocking similarity between UK poverty in 2018 and around 1900

Rethinking Poverty, by Pat Thane  17.10.18 Surveying British history since 1900 for my new book Divided Kingdom. A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present, my most shocking discovery was that the…
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Senscot Bulletin
9th November 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 09.11.18

Dear members and friends, TV repeat this week of ‘Dancing with Wolves’, which I’d somehow managed to miss (since 1990!). We’re back in the 1860s – on the pristine Western Frontier – bef…
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Bulletin Articles
8th November 2018

“We’ll Be Further Apart as a Country”: Trump, the Midterm E…

The New Yorker, by Susan B. Glasser 07.11.18 he results of the 2018 midterm elections were both predictable and predicted, although that wasn’t necessarily how it seemed when Nancy Pelosi star…
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Bulletin Articles
8th November 2018

Trump won’t be a loser. The worst is yet to come.

The Washington Post, by Richard Cohen 05.11.18 Whatever the outcome of the midterm elections, this we already know: President Trump will do anything to win. He will exaggerate. He will lie. He will …
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Bulletin Articles
8th November 2018

Podcast: How would community level democracy work?

New report proposes a system of local democracy whereby the “size and shape of each new democratic area should be defined by communities themselves through a participatory process” COMMONSPACE …
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Bulletin Articles
8th November 2018

Unlocking Potential

What is U>P? And what can is U>P used for? U>P (unlocking more than potential) provides a cloud-based tool to evaluate and measure the value of social networks based on social capital. The i…
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Bulletin Articles
8th November 2018

US midterms: What we learnt from the election in charts

The Financial Times, by John Burn-Murdoch and Aleksandra Wisniewska 08.11.18   The US midterm elections have paved the way for two years of conflict between President Donald Trump and his …
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Bulletin Articles
6th November 2018

The secret to Preston’s success

CLES, by Amy Clancy and Neil McInroy 01.11.18 Preston has been identified as the most rapidly improving urban area in the UK to live and work, according to the 2018 Good Growth for Cities index, b…
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Bulletin Articles
6th November 2018

Preston named as most improved city in UK

The Guardian, by Richard Partington 01.11.18 Preston, the Lancastrian city labelled as a poster child for “Corbynomics,” has been named as the most rapidly improving urban area in the UK to li…
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Bulletin Articles
5th November 2018

Notes from Democracy Matters fringe meeting

Observations from Democracy Matters fringe event at the this year's Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS) conference. Democracy Matters At a fringe meeting at this year’s Annual Confere…
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Senscot Bulletin
2nd November 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 02.11.18

Dear members and friends, I was blown away by a book I read this week: ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney; it could well become a ‘classic’. Marianne and Connell begin their relationship, emot…
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1st November 2018

Social Enterprise Scotland announces new chief executive

Social Enterprise Scotland has announced the recruitment of a new Chief Executive, to lead the organisation forward to the next stage of development. Chris Martin, currently Managing Director of Ca…