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Is utopia of any use in the modern world?

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How can we make Common Weal the source of real hope for the future of Scottish politics and Scottish society?

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After years of talking to ourselves and complaining that no-one is listening, it’s time to assess whether we’re saying the right things, in the right ways

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This STUC Congress special edition of the SLR may have come out more critical of the trade union movement than we expected, but that is a message of hope

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Going back to look at what has happened in the countries we profiled two years ago offers a promising starting-point for Scotland - no promises, no guarantees

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The ensnaring of Scottish politics by vested interests did not happen overnight and an alternative was possible. But we are left with oligarchy nevertheless.

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The hysteria surrounding the Royals shows a Britain with just about as much openness and balance about its head of state as Putin’s Russia

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If no-one will explain what regulation means and no-one will stand up and make a real case in its favour, the Daily Mail will continue to make the running

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Scotland is facing a real problem of democracy - local democracy

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Perhaps only a couple of years away from an indepedence referendum, what will the left do? And what should it do?