The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #95

date: 04/08/2021

Episode 95 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast



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This week Craig Dalzell talks to Shamus McPhee about his paper on and personal experiences of the “Tinker Housing Experiment”, an attempt in Scotland to forcibly settle Gypsy Travellers in inadequate housing and to ethnically cleanse their culture and way of life. He speaks of his experiences growing up within the experiment and how it has left many people with irreparably damaged lives. He calls on the Scottish Government to issue a formal apology to the survivors of Scotland’s treatment of Gypsy Travellers and to learn from these experiences to ensure that their voices are heard when making policies in the future.

The Uglier Side of Bonnie Scotland: The Tinker Housing Experiments can be read here.

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Image Credit: Shamus McPhee

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