Category: Rants

Landgrabs Won’t Solve Glasgow’s Funding Woes

Landgrabs Won’t Solve Glasgow’s Funding Woes

Like the tides, seasons, and interventions from Gordon Brown, floating the idea Glasgow should absorb some of the surrounding towns happens like clockwork. This time, it’s a (misreported) piece of research by academics at Sheffield University and the recent announcement that the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens on Glasgow Green are to close for want …

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The Great 0.6% Swindle

The Great 0.6% Swindle

Voters are well aware of the fact that the Greens aren’t (yet) in a position to win constituencies, and therefore the traditional FPTP worry about wasting your vote and letting a party you really don’t like win the seat greatly influences them. By contrast, in the three proportional(ish) elections where voters can be more sure a Green vote counts, many more vote Green, even at the lowest rates of turnout.

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