Chilcott. Leadsom. Theresa May. Installing a clown as Foreign Secretary. The sacking of Michael Gove. Does the Westminster summer panto never end? Would we want it to? And what about Scotland?
All of these questions – or some of them – were addressed by Newsnet Radio regulars author and playwright Peter Arnott and ScotGoesPop blogger James Kelly as they and stand-in host Maurice Smith grappled with current events.
Harold Wilson’s observation that a week is a long time in politics has rarely been illustrated to be so true – remember that it’s actually only three weeks since that momentous Brexit vote that threatens to remove Britain from Europe and to cleave Scotland from Britain.
Are we closer to a second referendum on Scottish referendum, or not? What are we to make of new Prime Minister Theresa May’s trip to Edinburgh to meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday morning? What does it all mean? When shall we get back to “normal” and stop having to ask so many questions? Or is chaos the new normal in Scottish, British and European politics? Note too that Donald Trump is polling more strongly in the United States …
It all makes for a fascinating listen as our podcast group chew over the latest twists and turns. Click on the audio file above, or download the podcast at your leisure…
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[Derek Bateman is away]