Purcell reflects on Corbyn, Labour and what it might mean for Scottish politics

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Former leading Labour figure Steven Purcell believes the surge of Jeremy Corbyn MP towards the leadership of the UK Labour Party represents public frustration with mainstream politics and politicians, and that there are serious implications for the new Scottish party leadership and also the SNP.

Purcell, former Labour group leader of Glasgow City Council and a regular contributor to Newsnet podcasts, visited our studio to chew the fat with host Derek Bateman.

The result is a customarily fascinating analysis of the Scottish political scene, from a Labour perspective.

You can listen by clicking on the audio file above.

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