The Open Politics Project

This site encompasses everything I care about.  Open, democratic, citizen centered and developed policy. Open Politics Project is a project to create a new kind of politics. They are starting by writing a manifesto, but they want everyone to build it together. You can read through a range of manifesto headings from Education to society, democracy to Energy and Housing.  If you …

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Referendum cafe meets tea and cake

I’ve just come back from “Tea and Cake: A chat about #whatnowscotland” a great session hosted at the Referendum Cafe on it’s last day as democratic hub organised by the energetic Kim Simpson. A splendid effort by the Referendum Cafe’s lead, Lizzie Smith whose determination to bring politics to the pavement never wavered, nor did the support of Katherine Mackinnon in the process. The event had some ground …

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