The Common Weal Policy Podcast

The Common Weal Policy Podcast

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The Common Weal Policy Podcast.A weekly podcast explaining our policies as well as discussing Scottish policy news and events.


#56 - Ask Us Anything
Aug 12 • 37 min
Episode 56 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell answer questions submitted by our listeners and supporters. They discuss Common Weal’s structure and funding model, our…
#55 - Support SNIC
Aug 5 • 34 min
Episode 55 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi is joined by special guest Rory Steel from the SNP Common Weal group and the Support SNIC campaign. They discuss the Infrastructure…
#54 - Saving The Union
Jul 29 • 45 min
Episode 54 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss a column written by Andy MacIver on how the pro-Union campaign has to change if it wants to win its battle of…
#53 - Bridges to Nowhere
Jul 22 • 38 min
Episode 53 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look at why Boris Johnson has chosen this week to deign to visit Scotland and what are the political and economic…
#52 - Making A List
Jul 15 • 35 min
Episode 52 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss some of the recent political developments facing the Scottish Independence Movement including the ongoing…
#51 - Time To Make Some Noise
Jul 9 • 28 min
Episode 51 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi is joined by Lena Swedlow from Common Weal’s Youth Group. Lena talks about her introduction to Common Weal, why she got engaged in politics…
#50 - Disunited Kingdoms
Jul 1 • 39 min
Episode 50 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell explore the growing tensions between Scotland and the UK Government. Scuffles over the impact of pandemic responses on the…
#49 - Testing Scotland
Jun 10 • 30 min
Episode 49 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Craig Dalzell speaks to Bob Gillespie from Common Weal’s Test, Trace, Isolate and Support Group - a group from the Common Weal Locals activist network who…
#48 - Building Resilience
Jun 3 • 34 min
Episode 48 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Johnation Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss Common Weal’s latest policy paper Resilience Economics which lays down an economic framework for rebuilding our…
#47 - Contact Tracing
May 28 • 33 min
Episode 47 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Johnation Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss Scotland’s ongoing efforts to ramp up contact tracing and testing during the pandemic and the importance of…
#46 - If You Build It
May 20 • 33 min
Episode 46 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Craig Dalzell is joined by special guest Simon Brooke. Simon built his own low-impact house and came on to discuss his experience of self-building such…
#45 - Housing Scotland
May 7 • 33 min
Episode 45 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss Common Weal’s latest policy paper, Good Houses for All, which lays out a plan to build an unlimited number of…
#44 - Oil Be Back?
Apr 29 • 34 min
Episode 44 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look at the impact of the pandemic on oil. From the shock that led to oil going to negative prices recently through the…
#43 - Feeding the Nations
Apr 22 • 33 min
Episode 43 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell look at the impact of the pandemic on food. They discuss failures in the food supply chain in the UK and in the USA that…
#42 - Procurement Panic
Apr 16 • 31 min
Episode 42 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global trade and globalisation. The virus has exposed the fragility of…
#41 - Testing, Testing
Apr 8 • 36 min
Episode 40 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.Back with the first Common Weal Policy Podcast since the UK Coronavirus Lockdown, Johnathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss the impact that the pandemic is having on…
#40 - Breaking Budgets
Mar 11 • 30 min
Episode 40 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell react to the UK Budget exploring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak but also the implications of the budget for Tory…
#39 - The Future Is Rural
Mar 4 • 31 min
Episode 39 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week, Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell is joined by long term advocate of Common Weal, Amanda Burgauer to discuss how the Green New Deal will…
#38 - Closing The Loops
Feb 26 • 31 min
Episode 38 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell continue their pull-out of the chapters from the Common Home Plan, Common Weal’s Green New Deal blueprint, by looking at…
#37 - Scotland’s Borders
Feb 19 • 34 min
Episode 37 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.This week Dr Craig Dalzell is joined by Bill Austin, a former UK customs officer and now consultant on customs and borders infrastructure - recently returned from a…
#36 - Heating Our Common Home
Feb 12 • 32 min
Episode 36 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download the episode directly here.In this episode, Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell discuss another chapter in Common Weal’s Common Home Plan, this time dealing with how we heat our homes.You can read…
#35 - Within Our Grasp
Feb 5 • 36 min
Common Weal’s Strategy to Achieve Independence
#34 - Immigrants Get The Job Done
Jan 30 • 27 min
On Immigration, Elections, Referendums and Brexit
#33 - Finding Federalism
Jan 15 • 33 min
Scottish Labour’s Shift in the Constitutional Debate
#32 - 2020 Vision
Jan 8 • 24 min
Common Weal’s Plans For The Coming Year
#31 - Trade in Our Common Home
Nov 27, 2019 • 31 min
Trade In Our Common Home
#30 - Green New Homes
Nov 20, 2019 • 29 min
Housing in Our Common Home
#29 - Our Common Home
Nov 13, 2019 • 30 min
Launching a Green New Deal for Scotland
#28 - Elections and Beyond
Oct 30, 2019 • 32 min
The State of Politics in Scotland and the UK
#27 - Citizens, Right?
Oct 24, 2019 • 32 min
Brexit and EU Citizens in Scotland
#26 - Conference Season Review
Oct 16, 2019 • 32 min
Rounding Up Common Weal’s Policy Wins
#25 - Defending Democracy
Sep 25, 2019 • 29 min
Securing Elections Against Dodgy Campaigning
#24 - Getting Scotland Moving
Sep 18, 2019 • 21 min
Nationalising Scotland’s Public Transport
#23 - Foundations for Freedom
Sep 11, 2019 • 27 min
How to Write a Constitution
#22 - Robin McAlpine on Independence and the Green New Deal
Sep 6, 2019 • 29 min
This week Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine, and campaigns officer, Jonathon Shafi, discuss the chaos in Westminster and the need for independence and a Green New Deal.
#21 - Escape and Repair
Aug 28, 2019 • 30 min
A Green New Deal for Scotland
#20 - Accounting For Scotland
Aug 21, 2019 • 30 min
Episode 20 of the Common Weal Policy PodcastYou can download this episode directly here.This week, Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell and Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi discuss the annual GERS report.They discuss what the report is (and…
#19 - Green and Global
Aug 7, 2019 • 27 min
Scotland’s trade in a Green New Deal
#18 - Potential Energy
Jul 31, 2019 • 31 min
The Case for a Scottish Energy Development Agency
#17 - Scotland’s Trade
Jul 24, 2019 • 28 min
Improving Scotland’s Import and Export Statistics
#16 - Claiming Scotland’s Assets
Jul 17, 2019 • 31 min
Strengthening Scotland’s Indy Negotiations
#15 - Investing in Scotland
Jul 10, 2019 • 33 min
Investing In Scotland - The Story of the Scottish National Investment Bank
#14 - Back To Life
Jul 3, 2019 • 32 min
Back To Life: Alternative Visions for Scotland’s Grouse Moors
#13 - Electoral Franchise
Jun 27, 2019 • 28 min
Electoral Franchise
#12 - Freedom of Information
Jun 20, 2019 • 29 min
Freedom of Information
#11 - Social Security For All Of Us
Jun 5, 2019 • 33 min
Policy Paper Review - Social Security For All Of Us
#10 - The EU Elections and the Referendums Bill
May 29, 2019 • 33 min
The EU Elections and the Referendums Bill
#9 - Ulex and the UN Poverty Report
May 22, 2019 • 31 min
Ulex and the UN Poverty Report
#8 - The SNP Spring Conference
May 2, 2019 • 32 min
The SNP Spring Conference
#7 - Special Guest: Robin McAlpine
Apr 24, 2019 • 35 min
Special Guest: Robin McAlpine
#6 - Special Guest: Peter Ryan
Apr 17, 2019 • 27 min
Special Guest: Peter Ryan
#5 - Special Guest: George Kerevan
Apr 10, 2019 • 30 min
Special Guest: George Kerevan
#4 - Financial Regulations
Mar 27, 2019 • 25 min
Scottish Independence and Financial Regulations
#3 - How to Start a New Country
Mar 19, 2019 • 30 min
Episode #3 - How To Start A New Country
#2 - Know Your Growth Commission
Mar 12, 2019 • 28 min
Episode #2 - Know Your Growth Commission
#1 - Pilot - Currency and the Growth Commission
Mar 4, 2019 • 26 min
Currency and the SNP Growth Commission