Anas Sarwar

The Scottish Independence Podcast 36 – TUC Debate

49d5e1dac04019736262b6dc669658caIn the course of these podcasts I’d like to include, along with our usual interviews, some debates that happen along the way that you may have missed.

These may be debates in Scotland on the subject of independence directly, like this one, or alternatively on subjects which, like the last episode, are related to the debate but deserve to be seen in a broader context.

This episode is the debate recently held by Clydebank TUC with the subject “Should The Working Class Support Independence?

The original audio was very poor but I’ve worked on it as best I can and it is now audible (the first minute isn’t great but it gets better). In the bits where lots of  people are shouting however, it still sounds like lots of people shouting in a room. It is interesting to note however, that Anas Sarwar was the person being consistently shouted down in such a labour heartland.

The speakers were Linda Fabiani MSP from the SNP, Anas Sarwar MP Deputy Leader Scottish Labour,  Richard Leonard from the Red Paper Collective and GMB Scotland Political Officer and finally Jim Bollan WDC Councillor.

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For A’ That 34 – Fussing & Fighting

Andrew and I were joined by two guests for the 34th episode of the For A’ That podcast.

Making his second appearance was Pat Kane, and making his first was James Kelly, who writes the blog Scot Goes Pop.

The first topic of discussion was the errrm, debate, between Nicola Sturgeon and Anas Sarwar. We didn’t talk about it in glowing terms.

Gordon Brown making another appearance in the debate got a look in. Were his proposed constitutional changes just hot air or do they actually mean something? Also Brown himself, a confusing (surely confused?) figure at the best of times.

Should we be trying to rock the boat more and strike out with a bold vision of a new Scotland or should we be trying to allay the fears that some people have about Indy.

In a week of wildly differing polls, we asked if they matter, and if they do, why?

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