Post-Labour conference, the team discuss the Red Wall, the fuel crisis, and Indyref 2. Has Labour leader Keir Starmer managed to unite the party behind him, or is he prioritising victory in the next general election? Rajdeep shares what the mood was like inside the conference, from cheers to jeers, and talks about the new face that Labour is wearing. Where does Keir Starmer's "party of the Union" stance leave Scottish Labour in its attempts to rebuild post-election?
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"What I enjoy about this Coronavirus report."
28:14It was one of the country's worst public health failures say MPs. Thousands of lives were lost following the UK’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading, according to the report published earlier this week. The 150-page document, Coronavirus:Lessons learned to date looked at the response to the pandemic predominantly in England. The approach, they said, was for the government to try and manage infection rates and in effect, achieve herd immunity by infection. And there were accusations of apparent “group think” among scientists. But they did also highlight the success of the vaccination rollout. So what has the response to the report been in Scotland and what are the consequences, if any, of the report?
27:43Boris Johnson gave an optimistic speech at conference, but does his party feel the same? As the Prime Minister shared his enthusiastic vision of the UK's future, some worry that the new era of Johnsonism is going against what the Conservative party stand for. Meanwhile, Douglas Ross and the Scottish Conservatives may aim to emulate the Tory success in toppling the Red Wall with the SNP in Scotland, but is the lack of solid policies from the UK Government making their position as opposition difficult?
25:04Post-Labour conference, the team discuss the Red Wall, the fuel crisis, and Indyref 2. Has Labour leader Keir Starmer managed to unite the party behind him, or is he prioritising victory in the next general election? Rajdeep shares what the mood was like inside the conference, from cheers to jeers, and talks about the new face that Labour is wearing. Where does Keir Starmer's "party of the Union" stance leave Scottish Labour in its attempts to rebuild post-election?
Winter Of Woe?
24:56The team talk gas price rises, the ambulance service in crisis, and climate change. Is the outlook for winter looking bleak? The team discuss the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic and Brexit may or may not have had on the sectors under pressure, as well as the firefighting being done in Holyrood and Westminster to try and make sure our shelves are stocked and hospitals are under less pressure. Also, with COP26 approaching soon, will the Prime Minister make progress on reducing emissions during his trip to the US?
Where's The Beef?
25:42The team discusses the latest Covid plans and Nicki Minaj's online spat with Chris Whitty. Health correspondents Lisa Summers and Nick Triggle join Phil and Nick to walk through the current state of vaccine passports, plans to vaccinate children, and the looming threat of winter. Will the NHS be able to manage a sharp uptick in cases, and are booster jabs going to help?
Get With the Programme
32:28What are the Scottish Government's priorities as set out in the programme for government? The team discusses the key plans announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon; including restarting work on a second independence referendum, reforms to the care service, extra funding for frontline healthcare and mental health services, and more. Also, in Westminster, The Prime Minister Boris Johnson manages to pass a tax hike to national insurance, but may face flak from some of his own party.
22:27The SNP and Scottish Greens agree to a power-sharing deal and form a Holyrood majority, but where can the parties compromise, and where can they not? BBC Scotland political editor Glenn Campbell joins the team to analyse the areas where the SNP-Green majority may agree or disagree - from climate goals and the Gender Recognition Act, to the upcoming test as the Scottish Parliament votes on vaccine passports.
The Greta Thunberg Interview
39:42Listen exclusively to the full BBC Scotland Greta Thunberg interview on COP26 and more. The team is joined by BBC Scotland Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs Correspondent Kevin Keane, who talks us through the interview, and explains the process of getting to chat with one of the world's top climate campaigners about the upcoming Glasgow climate conference, and whether or not she's more optimistic about the future.
25:29What does the announced scrapping of the SQA exams body mean for Scottish pupils? Education journalist Emma Seith joins to talk us through the current exams drama in Holyrood ahead of the Scottish parliamentary recess. Also, as we head towards the so-called "freedom day" when restrictions lift, the team take a look at the current spat between Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over a travel ban.
A One-Way Street?
25:43Is the lifting of lockdown irreversible? Is the alternative too politically painful? The team discusses this and more with BBC Scotland health correspondent Lisa Summers. With further Covid legislation being rushed through Holyrood ahead of the parliament going into recess, and the Delta variant still threatening the progress the UK has made so far, what does it mean for our freedoms going forward?