A dull FMQs with Sturgeon, Davidson, Baillie and Rennie arguing about vaccine delivery and Covid testing, suddenly came alive when Patrick Harvie asked the FM if she had regrets about transphobia in the Scottish Government…Nicola passionately defended her government in the manner of her personal video posted yesterday…
Changes to the wording of the Hate Crime Bill appeared to have triggered a social media attack on MP Joanna Cherry by trans-allies…
The timing seems to be a distraction as it coincides with the court appearance of Craig Murray and his publishing of evidence which is damaging to the First Minister…
PM Johnson’s Scottish visit gets supported by Keir Starmer (who knew?); ..roasted and then welcomed by the gang…
Jimmy’s Indy strategy suggestion of deliberately collapsing an SNP government after the May election gets analysed and expect more debate on the idea…
Someone suggested that a media mogul put up Michael Gove to persuade Boris Johnson to visit Scotland where he is despised…We wonder why.
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.
Today’s fulsome press briefing expanded on the emergency one on Sunday. The senior hacks were back with some awkward questions and we ended up with a lot of important details about the new Covid restrictions.. The FM was supported by the Chief Constable and the Chief Medical Officer.
There’s more disagreement over the strength of the restrictions and police enforcement etc.
In the papers review Jimmy roasts Kevin McKenna and Stewart continues with more on the Keir Starmer planned DEVO speech.
Also mentioned are; Iain Lawson, Jason Leitch, Stuart Cosgrove, George Kerevan, JohnLe Carre and a hairbrush for Boris?
A fulsome press briefing was hosted by the FM and supported by the Chief Constable who revealed the changes in policing since he began on the streets. Lots of useful Covid information was also reviewed plus the London Times hack gave us a laugh.
Norrie and Stewart get a wee bit heated over the Salmond Conspiracy as outlined by Iain Lawson.
Boris Johnson in Brussels gets roasted and if a criminal banker is a ‘bankster’ what do you call a criminal brexiteer?
At today’s press briefing there was some comforting news from Chief Scientific Officer Jason Leitch and FM Nicola Sturgeon about vaccines, the virus management in schools and hospitals and also the limited places where transmission takes place.
Norry and Stewart then discuss further fall-out from Johnson’s ‘devolution is a disaster north of the border’ outburst.
Gordon Brown plus the London commentariat have their go at it and it turns out that Nicola Sturgeon supports the ‘devolusionist’ Andrew Wilson. Who knew?