Karyn McCluskey

Barack Obama warned against the lack of big ideas that make a big difference to people's lives (Picture: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A vital lesson Scotland should learn from this US President – Karyn McCluskey

Barack Obama once said, “What’s troubling is the gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics… our seeming inability to build a working consensus to tackle any big problem”. He said that, when someone came up with a big idea to tackle some of these issues, the interest groups and partisans would kick it around like a football until we lost the solution.

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Innovative trial in Govan could change policing – Karyn McCluskey

For many of us, our idea of policing revolves almost solely around enforcement. Perhaps we’ll consider investigation (especially now the new series of Line of Duty has started) but the perception that the police’s main job is to arrest and detain is mostly unexamined. The reality, like everything in justice and beyond, is more complex, writes Karyn McCluskey.

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