'Partygate', Boris Johnson's future and Douglas Ross's gamble as The Scotsman relaunches political podcast The Steamie
Boris Johnson’s political future and the gamble taken by Scottish Tories leader Douglas Ross have led a fiery debate as The Scotsman relaunches its political podcast The Steamie for 2022.
The title’s podcast covering all things politics, both at Holyrood and in Westminster, has been relaunched for the new year.
Political editor Alistair Grant, political correspondents Jane Bradley and Conor Matchett, and Westminster correspondent Alexander Brown debate the fallout of ‘Partygate’ in the relaunch episode.
The team question just how long Mr Johnson can survive the fallout from parties held at Downing Street during Covid lockdowns, as he comes in for fresh criticism from former special adviser Dominic Cummings.
Ross’s decision to go against the wider UK Tories’ position and demand the Prime Minister’s resignation is also discussed. Has the Scottish Tories leader shown some moral backbone – or will the big call ultimately lead to his own downfall?
Future episodes of The Steamie will be published every Tuesday morning.
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