Does The Sun Shine in Scotland?

There has been much discussion of the influence of Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation on UK politics. David Miller explores whether Scotland is immune or whether we are just another target

We Were On Our Own Two Feet

Jimmy Cloughley, one of the veterans of the Upper Clyde Shipyard work-in of 40 years ago, reflects on that time and what legacy it has bestowed on UK politics

Issue 66: Introducing the Jimmy Reid Foundation

Six writers explore an agenda for Scotland's new left wing think tank. Plus the Christie Commission, Murdoch in Scotland and 40 years after the UCS work-in

Will Victory Take Us Left?

Bill Kidd looks beyond SNP euphoria at the Scottish Election victory and explores if the Scottish Government can start to roll out a programme for government which is a genuine alternative to what is happening in London

Looking For Its Purpose

Richard Leonard argues that if Scottish Labour is to recover from the 2011 Election defeat it must rediscover its roots as a movement and not just as a party

Grassroots Aren’t Green

Peter McColl dissects the Scottish Green Party election campaign and finds a party with confused messages and not enough will to fight for votes on the ground

How To Win

Robin McAlpine argues that the post-election period in Scotland signals a number of opportunities for the Scottish left but that it needs to do things differently to grasp them

Procuring A Better Economy

Stephen Boyd puts forward an agenda which shows that the Scottish Government is not powerless in transforming the nature of the Scottish industry base – it just needs to use its power of procurement imaginatively.

The Female Recession

As the first part of the recession in the private sector hit men harder, the second part in the public sector is affecting women most. This has big policy implications, argue Ailsa McKay and Jim Campbell

Success Through Fairness

Pat Rafferty argues that the best way to promote both economic growth and social justice is to devise a Scottish solution to workplace democracy