Excellent interview from Gary Robertson of good morning Scotland with Jennifer McKinnon of the Press and Journal and Kenny Farquharson of the Times. The interview covers the proposed Brexit power grab by Westminster of devolved powers from the Scottish government Welsh assembly and Northern Irish assembly. Well balanced with some excellent points made by both guests and a breath of fresh air to see unbiased balanced reporting from Radio Scotland on an issue which involves the constitution.
This is a candid unedited recording unpublished until now. I am making this programme available as a tribute to our friend Alex Grant who sadly died on Hogmany 2017. Alex was passionate about Scottish Independence.
Nicola, Kezia, Ruth return to dynamic question time with yesterday’s UK budget fresh in memory. The main issues turned out to volatile oil prices and gagging orders to NHS staff.
Health issues dominated Holyrood at Question Time today however Ruth Davidson began with the situation of suspended Chief Constable Phil Gormley.
Richard Leonard was less specific asking about the Bield care homes situation and the closure of the childrens ward at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.
Willie Rennie accused the First Minister of lying and was reprimanded by the Presiding Officer as was the First Minister for describing Willie Rennie as “a pathetic attention seeker”
Winterproofing of the train network came up as well as funding of volunteer sports.
New GP contracts got an airing as did cervical cancer screening and the training of teachers to cope with mental health issues of pupils.
First minister Questions live followed by discussion of relevant topics raised.