The 'Common Weal': A Politics for Generation Not Stupid

  • Robin McAlpine Director of the Jimmy Reid Foundation


How did we get here? How did we create a politics that one way or another has caused half the population to disengage from the democratic debate about their country? Why is the language of politics so dense and complex that it means nothing to ordinary people? And is it a coincidence that since politics started to lock the doors and conduct its business in private, trust in politicians and the sense that the country is being run in our interests has collapsed?

How to Cite
McAlpine, R. (2014) “The ’Common Weal’: A Politics for Generation Not Stupid”, Concept, 5(1), p. 5. Available at: (Accessed: 5December2020).