You can’t eat empowerment

A signpost blog, to link to a briefing that I have in August’s Journal of the Law Society of Scotland on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

The opening paragraph in the briefing has a lot in common with an earlier blog post, including a reference to the Manic Street Preachers. Thanks to the editor of the Journal for allowing me the freedom of artistic expression, or should I say freedom of speech, to deploy that musical mention. Believe it or not, this is the second time I have managed to shoehorn my taste in music into the hallowed pages of the Journal: see page 9 of the Journal of June 2010, when Malcolm Combe (then of Edinburgh) felt the urge to correct an erroneous credit of “Let’s Impeach the President” to Crosby, Stills and Nash.

As for the opening line in the briefing, I am 99% sure my inspiration for that was a chat with regular community empowerment correspondent Dr Peter Matthews. I did not credit him in the briefing, so allow me to rectify that here. His up to date thoughts on the new legislation can be found here.


About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.
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