Podcast: Strange days, odd alliances and missing mandates


daily-record-front-211016“Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes / No” asked the front page of the Daily Record on Friday. Yes, the Daily Record, creators of “The Vow” and a bastion of the Labour Party for longer than anybody cares to remember.

The paper’s three page position statement was prompted by the stance of unelected UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who has ruled out negotiating anything that recognises Scotland’s big majority to Remain during her looming Brexit negotiations with the European Union.

What can we make of it all? First Minister Nicola Sturgeon published a consultative Bill on a second independence referendum on Thursday. The Scottish constitutional debate is entwined now with Brexit, as predicted by many and articulated now by a major newspaper which has hitherto supported the Union.

Podcast host Derek Bateman enlisted playwright and author Peter Arnott and producer and journalist Maurice Smith to discuss all this and more for this week’s programme. As ever it is a fascinating listen.

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