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.
It’s a show of two halves beginning with a review of PMQs and FMQs including updates on stricter Covid lockdown restrictions in Scotland….
The second half (from 24 mins approx) gets angry as we tear lumps out of each other reviewing the latest Salmond affair revelations… We watched the Independence Live show by Twa Auld Heids, the ‘Skullduggery’ episode featuring Denise Findlay and Mark Hirst. (link below)
The Covid briefing report is upbeat. Current figures for Scotland have plateaued. Future lockdown rules could include closing food take-aways plus click and collect. ‘Stay at Home and don’t go out to socialise’ is the message from the FM. People are also going out to ‘promenade’ says Stewart.
FM Sturgeon continues to receive support in the latest surveys. The food replacement for a £30 voucher gets roasted as does MSP Michelle Ballantyne who has abandoned the Tories for Nigel Farage’s latest fascist party.
Our latest opinions about the Salmond affair come at the end of the show.
The Sunday morning political TV shows get reviewed. Linsey Bews hosted BBC’s Politics Scotland with guests Professor Steve Reicher and DFM John Swinney. We also cover Ridge and Marr as usual.
We have a serious debate following the publication of evidence prepared by Alex Salmond for the James Hamilton inquiry. Hamilton is responding to FM Nicola Sturgeon after she ‘reported’ herself about whether she misled Parliament over meetings with Salmond in 2018.
Possible delays to the Holyrood 2021 General Election come up and also Council elections in England.
It was a busy Friday press briefing. In our review we cover the disturbing numbers in hospital and the high death rate. We discover that it’s anti-virus anti-bodies that matter and not who makes the vaccination. Teachers and police officers will not jump the vaccination queue. The FM is in total command as per usual.
We discuss another ill-informed piece in the New Statesman about Gordon Brown and DEVO, this time by Chris Deerin
Joanna Cherry reminds us of historical precedent as the SNP head to a National Assembly that will discuss “the tactics and strategy on the route from here to Independence Day”.
Mark Hirst has been acquitted of the politically inspired charge in relation to the Alex Salmond affair.