OVERVIEW

Common Weal is an emerging movement which is developing a vision for economic and social development in Scotland.

For 40 years Scotland has suffered from ‘me first’ politics – and we all came second. This game of ‘winner takes all’ made the rich richer and the powerful more powerful still. But it left the rest of us in low pay and insecurity with declining public services and fragmenting communities.

There is an alternative. Other countries believe that ‘to build more we must share more’. They have created a politics based on

working together, where the many benefit and not just the few. They are wealthier, fairer, more equal, more productive, more innovative, more competitive – and their people are happier.

Common Weal wants this kind of society for Scotland. We can build a better economy based on indigenous businesses that make things and on good and productive relations between workers and employers.

That economy will create better quality jobs that will make our people more prosperous.

Prosperous people can then sustain a great welfare state, and that will bring the social cohesion that makes people healthier and happier. Our national resources will be used to benefit all our citizens. Our core infrastructure will be owned collectively and the profits shared.

And by trusting in real democracy we will let the people make their own decisions, taking our future out of the hands of unelected vested interests.

There is always more than one possible future. Choose a Common Weal future.