In this week’s edition of the Dugcast, The National’s editor Callum Baird and I discuss the fact that we’re going to be on the telly – no, really. This Wednesday and next Wednesday there’s a two part documentary series called The Press which will be shown on BBC 1 Scotland. The programme will follow The National and The Herald’s journalists over the course of a year. Me and dug make a brief appearance too.
We also discuss Friday 13th and the really unlucky week that Boris Johnson has had, the prorogation of Parliament, his loss of yet more votes in the Commons, and the stunning court victory of Joanna Cherry and others where the Court of Session ruled that suspending Parliament was illegal. We also discuss the surge in support for independence in Wales, what’s next for Brexit, how it impacts on support for independence, and John Bercow’s resignation as Speaker.
My new book has just been published by Vagabond Voices. Containing the best articles from The National from 2016 to date. Weighing in at over 350 pages, this is the biggest and best anthology of Wee Gingerisms yet. This collection of pieces covers the increasingly demented Brexit years, and the continuing presence and strength of Scotland’s independence movement.
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