We begin with the Holyrood Brexit vote to refuse consent for Scotland. Mike Russell made a barnstorming speech winding up for the Scottish Government. There’s a clip at the end.
The rest of the show takes a familiar route linking topical issues/people as follows:-..
FT article offering advice to serious Unionists. Occupied Scotland, Trojan horse, transport infrastructure, Borders Railway to Carlisle, direct European transport links, North Sea electricity inter-connector, Scottish water, Lesley Riddoch wins award, Stewart voted Tory, Sicilian Mafia think London is more corrupt, new gangster Lords, Joanna Cherry, wheesht for Nicola, drive for democracy, 100% Scot V 8% Brit.. you figure?, no UK election for 8 years, English foot on the throat of Scotland, taxi full of weapons, Holyrood campaign.. Nicola Sturgeon has no big idea, Welsh Labour shame SNP Government.
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.
Seasons greetings and thanks to all our viewers and listeners, wherever you are.
It was the last FMQs at Holyrood before Xmas but apart from the obligatory thanks and best wishes there was little to cheer. Covid infections are still around 1000 a day. Care homes are still a ‘damned if you do and damned if you don’t’ issue and Willie Rennie almost starred in a low firmament.
Norrie and Stewart have another ‘debate’ about making progress towards an iScotland in the face of an anticipated refusal to negotiate from London.
Fresh light on the new Covid variant comes from a New York Times article.. Who knew?
Keir Starmer’s DEVO speech continues to attract ridicule especially his use of the terms separatist and secessionist. We range through reactions from Welsh Labour, The Canary and Peter A Bell whose article leads us to consider alternative routes to iScotland.
Brexit and the France – UK border closure is also covered.
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We expect to continue posting video and audio over the next few weeks except for 3 days at Xmas.