The Marr, Ridge and Politics Scotland shows are all reviewed…Jack McConnel was Gary Roberson’s Unionist guest on the wee show ‘where you are’ so the fortunes of Labour in Scotland and Anas Sarwar in particular were roasted…
In Holyrood Magazine Mandy Rhodes roasts both First Minister Sturgeon and Permanent Secretary Evans and others over the Salmond V Sturgeon affair…’What About the Women?’…
The Sunday National headlines another call to Yessers to prepare for Indyref2…’Not Another One?’ How many calls to arms have we had and how many more before we revolt?…
The former head of the FBI James Comey dubbed Donald Trump as a menacing mob boss and suggested Trump would love an impeachment trial live on TV from Washington spread over 3 years…
Other topics included polls, fish business and ferries.
We focus on the Andrew Marr show followed by two articles in the Sunday Times by Alex Massie.
In interview by Marr, Northern Ireland FM Arlene Foster avoided the word ‘border’, reminding us that it’s 100 years since the current United Kingdom union began and that the Brexit NI protocol can be ended by a Stormont vote in four years.
Then in interview, PM Johnson failed to affect Stewart’s blood pressure and revealed little for a Monday tabloid headline though Marr challenged him over what democratic tools were left for a pro Scottish independence voter if a fresh indyref was refused.
Alex Massie returns to assist us in dissecting topical independence issues.
We begin with Jimmy’s report of last night’s Zoom Meeting on Plan B. MP Angus Brendan MacNeil and Councillor Chris McEleny were in attendance. Suzanne Blackley and Neil Mackay of AUOB hosted the evening.
MP Pete Wishart blots his copybook with a rude reply to a letter from Dr. Timothy Rideout of the SNP Policy Development Committee. We get excited over that.
Paul Goodman of Conservative Home gets roasted for his London Times opinion piece.
Jimmy coins some wonderful turns of phrase. Norrie is on his own not wearing socialist red. Stewart apologises (again) for a mix-up over assemblies and letters.
Drug deaths dominated FMQs. Ruth Davidson, Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie pressed FM Sturgeon about her responsibility for the scandal. The three of us had a proper barney about it.
Patrick Harvie raised the Supreme Court decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow and challenged the FM on her support for it. We also discovered that a Climate Change Plan was published yesterday. We will have to try harder.
A new Comres poll has support for independence at 58% again, meaning there’s now 17 polls in a row proving that ‘freedom’ is now the settled will of the Scottish electorate.