In the latest edition of the Dugcast, The National’s Callum Baird and I talk about the indy march and rally in Edinburgh last weekend and my uncle Shug. We also talk about how the event was all but ignored by the UK media – although it was covered in the Scottish media.
We also discuss the weeks’ news about a Brexit deal and whether or not there’s real progress towards a deal or it’s all just more of the stupid blame game. And we also chat about the likely content of Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to the SNP conference over the weekend and how it’s vitally important that we ensure that the SNP gain in seats and vote share in the General Election that’s likely to happen soon.
There won’t be a blog post tomorrow because I am off to Speyside to do a talk for Yes Speyside and Glenlivet in Dufftown and it’s a long drive from Glasgow. The event is in the Memorial Hall in Dufftown at 7pm. If you’re in the area come along and meet the dug!
On Tuesday 15 October I’ll be doing an event for Pensioners for Independence in the St Clair Tavern in Kirkcaldy. It also starts at 7pm.
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