The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #186

date: 05/10/2023

Episode 186 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week Craig talks to Common Weal’s Robin McAlpine about his new policy paper on a strategic approach to gaining Scottish independence. They discuss why the focus on process (that is, the debate between which kind of referendum vs which kind of plebiscite) has not just kept the indy campaign static but actively led it down a blind alley that needs to be backed out of. He claims instead that the end goal of the campaign was never “a referendum” but to bring the UK Government to the negotiation table and to recognise Scotland’s independence. They discuss the latest and best methods of identifying and targeting our “next most likely” voter in each key demographic and they also discuss what will happen once the “Settled Will” of the Scottish people is for independence.

You can read Robin’s paper Direction here.

You can read his previous strategy paper Within Our Grasp here.

And you can read Craig’s work on the Demographics of Independence here.

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Excerpts from “Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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