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A solution or a fix?
Proposals for new electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland are out for consultation. So far, so calm - but expect more fiery opposition, and support, when the effects on party representation in Stormont are seen more clearly.
In defence of Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
How can politicians expect everyone else to take our political institutions seriously when they show such contempt for them themselves?
Social democracy - departments and their profiles
Twitter is the social channel of choice in politics. Scope undertakes a serious analysis of how the new NI Executive departments distribute information to the adoring masses.
Blowing in the wind: the answer to our energy woes?
In the second of our series exploring big economic ideas coming out of the Centre for Economic Empowerment's Festival of Economics we look at community energy schemes
Sovereign Money: piggy bank economics or the answer to financial crisis?
In the first of a series Scope will unpick some of the big ideas raised in the Centre for Economic Empowerment’s Festival of Economics.
McKay resigns over allegations he coached Bryson regarding Nama
Sinn Fein MLA Daithí McKay has resigned following an Irish News scoop about Nama evidence concerning Peter Robinson – allegations of corruption within an investigation into corruption. Scope looks at the context.
Have cake, eat cake, still have cake
The letter from the First (and deputy First) Minister to new PM Theresa May is staggering – NI wants to be part of the EU in all but name, even if “Brexit means Brexit”
Poverty: persistence and price
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation released a report this week on the extra costs to the public purse as a consequence of poverty. Understanding some of their methodology helps put the figures in context.
Corbyn, competence and the future of Labour
The closer you look at Jeremy Corbyn, the more the depth of his failings become apparent. His ability to gather new supporters by tapping into a particular vein of frustration should not be ignored - but leadership requires more.
Sugden to face abortion test
It will not be long before we find out what new Justice Minister Claire Sugden meant when she said she would adopt a “subtle” approach to abortion.
Key report on health reform completed
The international panel of experts brought in to examine how best we can avoid disaster and create a solid Health and Social Care has finished its work. Now it's over to politicans - and the rest of us - the first signs are hopeful.
Do we really need a Secretary of State for Northern Ireland?
Scope editor Nick Garbutt asks if we really need a Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Citizen’s income and globalisation’s crisis of confidence
The global village was meant to bring harmony and prosperity to the human race, is progressing roughly as predicted – and is in a state of peril. One mooted solution is free cash for everyone.
Commons and goings: May, Brokenshire and Northern Ireland
The reshuffle in Westminster’s House of Cards is over. Scope looks at what this means for Northern Ireland – including a possible intriguing border carve up.