Redemption song

Vince Mills sees no easy route to change in a Scottish Labour Party with a complacent leadership

It’s how you play the cards

Kevin Williamson argues that the SNP holds some aces – if it can play them properly

Out the comfort zone

Greens find it too easy to resort to opposition to policies which are harmful to the environment, argues Peter McColl. If they are going to make a breakthrough they are going to have to sell a more radical agenda.

Nowhere to go?

Gordon McKay argues that trade unions have no option but to stick with Labour

Splits that weaken

There is a very real possibility that any campaign against the cuts in Scotland will be undermined by a divided civic sector. New leadership is needed, argues Isobel Lindsay

Are bills of rights wrong?

Carole Ewart discusses the establishment of a human rights consortium in Scotland - and what that means in the context of a UK government hostile to the Human Rights Act

Continent drifting

Henry McCubbin looks at the implications for Europe of the Greek crisis - and what it means for a vision of a progressive European Union

City slickers

Gordon Morgan introduces this issue by taking a look at the political changes that might help ensure all our cities are properly governed

The empire in miniature

Neil Gray and Leigh French argue that the Glasgow scandals are exactly symptomatic of the politics of our era

Time to grow up

Peter McColl looks at the way Edinburgh City Council has been run and is dismayed at the absence of vision