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A series of podcasts, mostly about Scottish politics, from the team at The National newspaper.

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A series of podcasts, mostly about Scottish politics, from the team at The National newspaper.

    State of the Union: Westminster incompetence will break the UK

    State of the Union: Westminster incompetence will break the UK

    On the first episode of State of the Union, Stephen Paton takes you on a quick ride through the independence news of the week ending 25th September.

    • 7 min
    Wee Ginger Dugcast: The two types of nationalism

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: The two types of nationalism

    It's Paul Kavanagh and Stewart Ward in this week's Dugcast. We're contrasting Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson on the coronavirus crisis – and looking at the difference between Scottish and British nationalism. Plus, Paul comes up with an innovative solution that may just make Alister Jack's plan for a tunnel to Ireland viable!

    • 27 min
    Wee Ginger Dugcast: SNP can't afford to play the game at Westminster

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: SNP can't afford to play the game at Westminster

    Paul Kavanagh and Stewart Ward examine the barricades erected by the UK Government blocking Scotland's progress – and look at how the SNP should respond. Plus, why extending the voting franchise will boost independence in more ways than one. And plenty more!

    • 35 min
    Wee Ginger Dugcast: Who's the saviour of the Union?

    Wee Ginger Dugcast: Who's the saviour of the Union?

    As Brexit and changes to immigration policy further damn the Union, columnist Paul Kavanagh (aka the Wee Ginger Dug) and journalist Stewart Ward are talking saviours of the Union. Will it be Jackson Carlaw? Gordon Brown? A new group of Marvel superheroes?

    • 28 min
    Lisa Nandy defends comments on Catalonia

    Lisa Nandy defends comments on Catalonia

    Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy spoke to Good Morning Scotland about her comments about Catalan "nationalism".

    • 1 min
    Q&A with Kate Wimpress, Convener of the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland

    Q&A with Kate Wimpress, Convener of the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland

    Kate Wimpress, Convener of the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland, answers your questions on how the Assembly process has worked so far.

    • 29 min

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