The Steamie: On the road as Kate Forbes, Humza Yousaf and Ash Regan fight for SNP leadership votes
His strongest rival to become first minister, finance secretary Kate Forbes, meanwhile used the hustings at Rothes Hall in Fife on Friday night to declare her approach to independence was focused on driving support to shift the dial “in a meaningful way”.
The Scotsman’s political team use the live week of leadership tussling to discuss just how the candidates are doing on the campaign trail, in the latest episode of podcast The Steamie.
Deputy political editor Conor Matchett reports from Arbroath, while political editor Alistair Grant is in Edinburgh discussing how the first week of the campaigning has gone.
Westminster correspondent Alex Brown also provides the latest update from London on the developing situation around the Northern Ireland Protocol, as well as discussing senior civil servant Sue Gray’s newest job and how former UK health secretary Matt Hancock has landed back in hot water.
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