Full Scottish – 04/08/2019

Welcome to the Full Scottish from our Cowcaddens Studio in Glasgow.

Full Scottish starts at 12:00 midday on Sunday 4th August 2019


On the Full Scottish this week, Kenny McBride is joined by guest Daye Tucker.

The breaking story this morning is the mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart, where a racist white supremacist, spurred on by Trump’s racist anti-immigration rhetoric, killed 20 people and wounded 26 others, in a warped response to what he called “the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” The President later tweeted his condemnation of the attack, but US Democratic Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke has linked Trump’s rhetoric to the El Paso shooting.

In the UK, as the no-deal brexit rhetoric is being ramped up, an early general election seems to be more and more likely. Following the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, the tory government’s majority has been reduced to one and with some senior tories implacably opposed to a no-deal Brexit, could they vote with the opposition in a confidence vote and would Johnson respect parliamentary conventions and postpone Brexit until after a vote, or will he do a s Dominic Cummings is suggesting and let the UK crash of the EU out during the election campaign?

Is Wales now marching to an independent drum? Recent shifts in position by Welsh Labour politicians and the size of the recent pro-independence marches, suggest that a change is happening in welsh politics.

The Scottish Greens have elected new co-leaders in the same week that the Scottish tory leader’s popularity waning and it really has to be asked, how long Scottish voters will continue to accept that the wishes of the majority of Scot’s voters being routinely ignored.

One small step for a man, on giant leap over the English Channel for a man on a Flyboard. This morning, French pioneer and adventurer, Franky Zapata achieved his dream by completing the 22 mile crossing in just 22 minutes, flying at a speed of around 100 mph.

For the first time ever, last night Scotland was represented as nation in the Eurovision Choir by the Alba Eurovision Choir, directed by singer and broadcaster Joy Dunlop. Congratulations to them for doing Scotland proud.


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