Make society fairer and greener.

Facilitate more active travel. Promote more working from home, and also more video conferencing for meetings. Move to four day week. In financial matters, introduce Universal Basic Income, Financial Trading Tax and Land Valuation Tax. Work hard to end tax evasion. Do not give handouts to those who use tax havens. No big rescue packages for airlines.

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These above measures would promote a greener, fairer Scotland.

by Burnside on May 09, 2020 at 11:36AM

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  • Posted by SteveR57 May 09, 2020 at 11:46

    Whilst this is a great idea it is likely overly utopian. Human nature dictates that we will return to the party political, polarised society we have now. I do believe that there will be chnges post this but they will not, I believe, lead us into a more inclusive world
  • Posted by Johnc May 09, 2020 at 11:57

    I would fully agree with ALL of the above. I would add that a lot of evidence points to air pollution adding to the current crisis. In fact it effects and appears to amplify many health issues. Also better building regulations including higher insulation standards, greener heating, minimum space requirements,lower density of housing, better transport links and greater infrastructure for cycling and walking. Would all assist people's physical and mental health. Also more green space in general.
  • Posted by Bournefabee May 09, 2020 at 11:57

    Yes please, let's encourage less travel and more use of technology for those businesses who can. My company had already started this and so we haven't suffered much by being at home. The work is still getting done. We're benefiting from reduced costs and staff time savings too. All good green results. I also agree that we cannot afford to bail out airlines or the oil and gas industries. We need to help phase these out. Perhaps we could give incentives instead. How for example could they support the development of a large scale move to hydrogen fueled public transport in return for fixed term support? Wouldn't want cut off island transport before we could replace it.
  • Posted by argallan May 09, 2020 at 12:03

    This has nothing to do with lifting the draconian lockdown, and is merely a political wish list
  • Posted by Elkie May 09, 2020 at 12:34

    Not only would this help with the recovery from this pandemic, it would also equip the nation far better to deal with the next one, which will come. Not to mention the advantages regarding environmental issues. But, while all of these are very important goals, the highest impact would be on the hidden crisis, I think. The unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression, and other mental conditions, even before this virus catapulted us into lockdown, especially among our younger people, are a clear sign that society needs a complete reboot.
  • Posted by jackieb May 11, 2020 at 16:33

    Climate crisis is still there and we should use this opportunity to look afresh at what is necessary and what activities are no longer sensible - a weekend trip flying across the ocean?
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