Guy Aitchison, who writes for Our Kingdom, has emailed me to suggest I may wish to contribute to Power 2010 and their latest effort to acquire public opinion.
Power 2010 is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and supported by a wide range of individuals and organisations. Originally the Trustees were from a variety of walks of life but Joseph Rowntree also specified a number of Quakers must also be involved.
This afternoon I looked at their website (one which greatly impressed me with its slick performance) and found this statement on one of their documents:
A separate study on poverty and social exclusion in Scotland found that while poverty among children and pensioners has fallen over the last decade, the number of working-age adults in poverty remains the same.
Doesn't that show that we need politicians (both in Westminster and Holyrood) who will make the revision of our welfare system a priority? The benefit system is a big taboo for politicians but if it is not restructured what hope do we have of a cohesive society in an independent Scotland? Of course that statement also applies to the rest of the UK.
So I would ask you to put your questions to Power 2010. Don't forget - every little helps.