In the comments to my previous post, Ian Davidson drew attention to the Scottish Government’s report on ‘mitigating’ the effects of welfare reform. It’s beyond the scope of the SG; they lack the powers and the resources. I was asked by Common Weal journalist David Jamieson yesterday to pick out a couple of leading issues, and I couldn’t oblige: my comment was that every one of the issues was a tragedy for the people affected, and that’s pretty much what he ran with. His report is here.
I’m privileged to have perceptive, well-informed comments to the blog – thank you all.