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Tag: John Robertson

Scottish extreme debt situation may be misrepresented by TUC

Is there less extreme debt in Scotland? Citizen researcher John Robertson investigates  ‘More than 1.5 million families are in extreme debt, according to a TUC/Unison...

Equal pay and the problem with applying UK headlines to Scottish...

Is the gender pay gap in Scotland higher than any part of England? Well yes, but probably less dramatically than the headlines suggest.  John...

Fewer people are dying in Scottish hospitals, should we celebrate?

John Robertson claims success for NHS Scotland The BBC slipped in a wee bit of good news for NHS Scotland, to the lunchtime report last week, but it...

Neo-liberal capitalism, Margaret Thatcher, and suicide rates since 1979

John Robertson considers the debate about whether neoliberal capitalism is bad for your health ‘Academics have clashed with the Scottish Tories over claims that the policies of...

Long may Scotland avoid emulating English grammar school system

John Robertson argues that comprehensive schools have helped Scotland to achieve greater equality of opportunity ‘Rejoice! Theresa May's grammar schools agenda could deliver true social...

Media critic writes in defence of the ‘totalitarian’ SNP government

Retired media analyst John Robertson takes issue with press criticism of the SNP in government ‘Arrogant, dismissive, illiberal, reactionary, totalitarian!’  What, UKIP? Not UKIP? Don’t tell me...

The job of protecting Scottish poor from excesses of Tory austerity

John Robertson examines  ‘Council tax bailiffs should be called off, say charities’ (BBC website 4th May 2016) ‘Record numbers of people in council tax arrears, say...

Selective media and its influence on Scottish confidence in independence

John Robertson considers the potential impact of 'bias of omission' in some media ‘Scotland, for example, has the smallest number of children living in poverty...

Why a forward looking Scottish education system belongs in Europe

John Robertson makes the case for a forward and outward-looking Scottish education system ‘Our liaison with Europe, however, is almost as old as Scotland itself.’...

‘Like Greece, but without Socrates or any of the thinkers and...

John Robertson goes on the trail of a "right wing think tank" which cast doubt on an independent Scotland's economic chances The Centre for Policy...