Episode 8 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast
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Common Weal’s Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell discuss the outcome of the SNP Spring Conference
The big debate was, of course, on currency and the Growth Commission. Jonathon and Craig discuss the amendments to the motions, what they mean and what the implications are of Amendment D passing and the others falling.
Tim Rideout’s speech for Amendment D and against the “six tests” can be watched below.
Next, they discuss the newly announced Social Justice and Fairness Commission and how that may build on the work of the Growth Commission.
The Green New Deal comes into focus this week with announcements of a “climate emergency” in both the Scottish and UK Parliaments – but how does the rhetoric stack up next to the policies and announcements of government officials?
Finally, the SNP conference formally adopted one of Craig’s policy papers, Scotland’s Data Desert, via passing a motion to create a Scottish Statistics Agency. Craig discusses what that will mean for policy development in Scotland and why it’s needed.
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