Dwelling on the cost of housing
More than a decade of viewing property as an investment has driven up prices and eroded the status of affordable housing as an enduring human need. It is time to consign “basic economics” to the scrap heap and hold successive governments to account.
An unsporting politics? Elephant polo, bloodsports and tax haven Scotland
Many Scots see their nation as standing above the celebrations of the 'Great British Summer', both the Jubilee's trumpeting of privilege and the Olympics of neoliberal England. Is this justified? One way to find out is by examining the politics of Scotland's sport.
How corruption, political monoculture and doublespeak keep the Scottish public away from the polls
The estimated turnout at Scotland's recent local elections is close to an historic low. But to what extent can this be attributed to the 'apathy' of the electorate? Christian Eriksson argues a lack of participation is symptomatic of a growing mistrust of the nation's corrupt, single-minded and double-talking political elite.
A greener Scotland? The SNP's promise and the minefield of delivery
The Scottish Nationalist Party has positioned itself as a leader in Europe on green issues. Then why the internal strife between the government and environmentally-conscious Scots?