Deputy FM John Swinney held the Covid press briefing supported by NCD Jason Leitch…The game was ‘let’s compare vaccinations with England” and make ScotGov look bad on the day the UK death rate reached another awful peak…
From the past came a poll about a prosecution of former PM Tony Blair…
Alex Salmond’s former Chief of Staff, Geoff Aberdein, has been barred from giving evidence of a conspiracy against his boss to the Holyrood inquiry…
Nicola Sturgeon is England’s favourite political leader…Who knew?…
Lesley Riddoch analyses the detail in the latest poll by Scot Goes Pop…
We all have a go at the threat to free speech from the woke division.
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 learnt more about the Covid jab logistics than UK media have provided.
Schools Xmas holidays, exams under Covid, taxi drivers and grouse shooting featured.
We then went on to discuss the reaction to the petulant article by Alyn Smith MP and other implications of the SNP NEC changes (don’t call it a revolution) especially a very good article by Lesley Riddoch.
And finally we view a BBC rebuttal of the Tory claim that only a Brexit UK could deliver the Pfizer vaccine so fast.
Rishi Sunak ‘revised’ his Covid support and we review that plus the reaction of Labour rising star Anneliese Dodds.
Norry fails to see what’s wrong with Angela Rayner calling a Tory MP ‘SCUM’ as it’s an acronym for Scottish Conservative Unionist Mp.
DRoss gets roasted (again) for hypocrisy after proudly using his dinner lady mum to support free school meals in Scotland yet failing to vote for them in England. Norry reckons he must “Hate the English”
Lesley Riddoch on the English North gets a mention and according to the FM Jason Leitch needs a Grinch costume for Xmas.
Featured today;… The Covid press briefing and then the Gordon Brewer show starring Finance Secretary Kate Forbes.
No deaths, 30,000 tests comleted yesterday, 80% success in contact tracing and quarantine compliance, Daily Heil skelped, TES skelped and a satisfied FM.
GERS dominated the Brewer show and Kate Forbes sorted out Peter McMahon from ITV. “GERS is a picture of Scotland IN THE UK not an iScotland” Douglas Fraser unusually was sitting on the indy fence and even Brewer interrupted the Unionist MSPs bawling “Too wee, too poor”
Lesley Riddoch suggested that post Brexit day, Hogmany 2020, Scotland could be a target for seduction. The EU, EFTA and the UK all bidding for an iScotland to join their club.
The lads discuss today’s press conference with Nicola’s turn in and get a bit heated and bitchy about Stewarts conspiracy theories. As nickel of the person to lead us into the second independence referendum with reference to Peter a Bell’s blog piece and Lesley Riddoch’s article in the National. Boris’s bonking bubble is also discussed.
Nicola Sturgeon’s press conference today, the various mistakes and apologies made in the press over the last 24 hours in regard to the SNP and we discussion on the direction of travel for the yes movement.