BBC One is hosting a live debate tonight about poverty and other social issues arising from its lively 'observational documentary' series, The Scheme, which looks at "the dramatic and often emotional highs and lows of daily life for six families living in a large housing scheme in Kilmarnock."
For the past two years, writes Ron Ferguson in his Herald newspaper comment column, disadvantaged people from Glasgow have been telling the Poverty Truth Commission what it’s like to be poor in a land of plenty.
If Chancellor George Osborne wants to explore his assertion that "we are all in this together", he could have done no better than attend the closing session of Scotland's Poverty Truth Commission at 2pm on Saturday 16 April in Glasgow City Chambers. He was invited. But sadly he was not there.