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Senscot Bulletin
31st May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 31.05.19

Since I stopped reading the Spectator (too nasty), I sometimes get my glimpse of poshness and privilege from the FT Weekend; this week, columnist, Janan Ganesh wrote: “In 2017, I spent a grand total…
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2019

Scottish citizens’ assembly ‘must be representative of societ

The Herald, by Reporter 21.05.19 Mike Russell has said he is “determined” to ensure a Scottish citizens’ assembly is representative of society. The Constitutional Relations Secretary told MSP…
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2019

And the Result is – Mass Disillusionment

Bella Caledonia, by Mike Small 27.05.19 So many things to try and understand from the European elections both across Scotland, across Britain and across Europe. There’s some anomalies. I l…
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2019

Basic Income as Common Dividends: Piloting a Transformative Polic…

Basic Income as Common Dividends, by Guy Standing 15.05.19 This is an extract from A Report for the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. To read the full report, click here. 9. Concluding reflecti…
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2019

Democracy Matters conversation analysis published

PB Scotland 17.05.19 The Scottish Government and COSLA have published an analysis of the Democracy Matters consultation, run last year as part of the Local Governance Review. Democracy …
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2019

Jean Vanier: Kind-hearted humanitarian and founder of disability …

The Independent, by Emily Langer 16.05.19 Jean Vanier came from privilege as a son of the British monarchy’s representative in Canada, the governor general. However, his life would be defined …
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2019

Robocrop: world’s first raspberry-picking robot set to work

The Guardian, by Julia Knollewe and Rob Davies 26.05.19 Quivering and hesitant, like a spoon-wielding toddler trying to eat soup without spilling it, the world’s first raspberry-picking robot is…
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2019

Elderly care home abuse: Shocking footage shows elderly residents…

The Independent, by Emily Dugan 30.04.14 The shocking state of elderly care in Britain is exposed today by undercover footage showing patients being abused, taunted and even slapped by staff suppo…
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Sport SEN Newsletter
25th May 2019

Sport SEN Newsletter – May 2019

Welcome to May’s Sports SEN newsletter. So far, this spring has returned a bit of a buzz to sport in Scotland. The women’s national football team’s exploits in reaching World Cup finals in Fr…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th May 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 24.05.19

When I was young, the word ‘vocation’ meant a ‘calling’, usually to the religious life (from the Latin, vocare – to call); now ‘vocational training’ simply means preparation for any kind…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd May 2019

UN report compares Tory welfare policies to creation of workhouse…

The Guardian, by Robert Booth 22.05.19 A leading United Nations poverty expert has compared Conservative welfare policies to the creation of 19th-century workhouses and warned that unless austerit…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd May 2019

Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla

Antonio Machado’s words, taken from one of his most important quotes in his work, Campos de Castilla, unlock life’s mysteries. Who are we? Where are we going? And how to live? “Wanderer, your…