Podcast: Reflections on a week of gestures and symbols

epa05880249 A handout photo made available by on 31 March 2017 by the Scottish Government showing Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon in Bute House, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 Mach 2017, working on final draft of Section 30 letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May. The Section 30 letter is the formal approach for a section 30 order - the mechanism for the powers to hold a referendum. The Scottish Parliament on 28 March 2017 voted 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for an independence referendum to take place between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. EPA/SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

It has been a strange week of gestures and symbols. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon met in Glasgow, agreeing to disagree, before the Scottish Parliament went on to support a request to approve a second referendum on independent.

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That vote, carried by 69 to 59 as the Scottish Greens supported the SNP, was immediately followed by Mrs May’ rejection. The next day she finally wrote her letter resigning the UK from the UE (Article 50), and Ms Sturgeon promptly wrote a letter to Mrs May asking for a vote (Section 30). Her office even issued a helpful photo to match the Prime Minister’s.

Intrigued? Podcast host Derek Bateman invited Yes blogger James Kelly of ScotGoesPop! to discuss what it all means.

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