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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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THE CASE FOR UNIVERSALISM AND WHY LABOUR SHOULD FULLY EMBRACE IT.

THE CASE FOR UNIVERSALISM AND WHY LABOUR SHOULD FULLY EMBRACE IT. | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The Labour party was built on a foundation of universalism, it has always been close to their hearts. 


 It has been even been said that the spirit of the 1945 Labour Government was built on the idea that everyone, regardless of income, receives the same services. They believe that universalism promotes a cohesive society.


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Salmond: Scotland should be a 'something for something' society

Salmond: Scotland should be a 'something for something' society | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Alex Salmond insisted Scotland is a "something for something society" as he reaffirmed his Government's commitment to universal benefits.

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On Becoming Foreign

On Becoming Foreign | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

This morning on GMS Johann Lamont explained that she 'believed in socialism' but not universal provision.

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Jim Arnott's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:24 AM

Interesting expose of Milliband and Lamont's falsehoods on how Scots would be treated in England (or anywhere in the EU) if they fell ill on a visit.

 

Vote Yes in the 2014 Referendum on independence for Scotland.

Charles Patrick O'Brien's comment, September 26, 2013 10:31 AM
Its their policies that are foreign to all people who have a socialist mind and leanings.The wummin is a disgrace to Scotland and the party she claims to be a workers party,or the party of the workers and for the workers.
Donald Laing's curator insight, January 5, 7:22 AM

Is this the attitude we here in Scotland want. We can do better than this. 

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Why Labour must defend universal benefits for pensioners

Why Labour must defend universal benefits for pensioners | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
The party should remember that benefits for the poor end up being poor benefits.
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Is it a coincidence that the parties supporting the principle of universalism are also the parties which support independence?

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