Stewart introduces us to Kevin McKenna’s latest article discussing Labour’s most famous dinosaur Gordon Brown and the These islands conference. Willie Rennie also gets a mention regarding his apparent change of stance on federalism, which leads us neatly into a discussion of Nicholas Sturgeon’s position as leader of the SNP.
Jimmy, Norrie and Stewart discuss the ‘These Islands’ conference in Newcastle and their interesting advisory council members. And the Westminster Tories new immigration policy to have led to some consternation and confusion amongst the Tory MSPs at Holyrood.
Phil Attridge and Stewart Lochhead review an unexciting session from Holyrood.
The Police budget, GP surgeries and Edinburgh nursery teachers were the main party issues.
Back-benchers raised Mossmorron chemical plant,the PIP 20m rule, a near collision between a nuclear submarine and a car ferry, superfast broadband, crowded prisons, the Scottish Visa, FAI delays, GP access for the visually impaired, type2 diabetes, and the Corona flu virus preparations.
We discuss Business for Scotland’s latest article on the manipulation of figures to make GERS look bad.
Jimmy, Norrie and Stewart discuss the future of the BBC both in Scotland and the UK. What are number 10s intentions with the state broadcaster?
The team discuss George Kerevan’s report on the All Under One Banner conference this weekend and the mini reshuffle undertaken by the SNP at Holyrood.
Today Stewart, Jimmy and Norrie discuss an article written by Pat Kane in the National the Labour leadership hustings in Glasgow and how strange it is that both the Labour leadership and the Tory leadership want independence on all things Scottish from London.