Welcome to your Full Scottish, live from the YES Bar in Glasgow.
Programme starts at 12:30 PM on Sunday 10th July 2016
Chilcot. Tony Blair. George Bush. 179 dead servicemen and women. Promises to do “whatever”. Calls for war crimes trials and impeachment of the former PM. A distinct lack of outrage from the Tories and an apology on behalf of the Labour Party from Jeremy Corbyn. The strongest voices in Westminster this week came from the SNP and this edition of the Full Scottish will hear more.
Joining us for the first time is Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire since May 2015, and the SNP Trade and Investment spokesperson and deputy shadow Leader of the House.
She is also National Women’s and Equalities Officer for the SNP. Tasmina is a leading Scottish businesswoman, lawyer, screen actress and mother-of-four.
Co-host Richard went to Westminster on Wednesday for the release of the Chilcot Report and spent the day speaking to SNP MPs in the House of Commons. We have a video package with Alex Salmond MP, Joanna Cherry QC MP, Angus Robertson MP and Stephen Gethins MP giving their responses to the findings of the report..
Also joining us this week is Gerry Hassan, writer, commentator and thinker about Scotland, the UK, politics and ideas and Research Fellow in cultural policy at the University of the West of Scotland.
Gerry has written and edited numerous books on Scotland and the wider world: from the setting up of the Parliament, to its record, policy, in-depth studies of the Labour Party and SNP, and looking at how we imagine the future.
David Pratt is back on the Full Scottish this week, with his take on Chilcot A journalist, photographer, broadcaster and editor with over twenty eight years experience of covering foreign affairs.
Specialist areas include the Arab and Islamic world, sub-Saharan Africa, conflict, security, intelligence and humanitarian issues.
He covered both the First Gulf War from both Israel and Northern Iraq (1991)and the War in Iraq (2003-2010).
Music this week is folksy, bluesy Americana sounds from Ayrshire musician Sandy McFadyean.
We really hope you’ll join us on Sunday at 12.30 for this edition of the Full Scottish.