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Willie Rennie MSP’s New Year Message: 3 vital issues we must tackle in 2013

Saltire - St Andrews Flag - Scotland - Some rights reserved by byronv2After the merriment of Christmas, New Year is a time to look forward. A time to set new goals and ambitions. A time to confront those things that we have put off in previous years.

For most, this will mean eating less and exercising more but as a nation we are confronted with far greater challenges than losing a few pounds.

The welfare state was constructed and sustained with the goal of eradicating what Beveridge called “the five giant evils of society” – squalor, ignorance, want, idleness and disease.

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  • User AvatarManfarang 22nd Jul - 1:43pm
    Enjoy your break
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 22nd Jul - 1:41pm
    Malcolm Todd and Jayne Mansfield make many good points about the fallacy of "meritocracy" and "equality of opportunity". I think there is more to be...
  • User AvatarMike S 22nd Jul - 1:13pm
    However, given that conference represents only a small % of the membership and almost certainly is skewed to older members (retired?) this is not good....
  • User AvatarMike S 22nd Jul - 1:13pm
    @ Katharine Pindar Thank you for your kind words also Katharine. If you are spending time writing down some of my musings, you have way...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 22nd Jul - 1:03pm
    @ Arnold Kiel, "Not only can the country afford, it urgently needs....." Which country are to referring to here, Arnold? The UK? Or Monaco where...
  • User Avatarfrankie 22nd Jul - 12:57pm
    Denis, I believe the build of the Titanic was never an issue, the design however was.