Welcome to the Full Scottish from our Cowcaddens Studio in Glasgow.
Full Scottish starts at 12:00 midday on Sunday 14th June 2020
This week on the Full Scottish, Kenny McBride is joined by Dave Doogan MP, SNP MP for Angus and by writer and academic, Effie Samara.
While Black Lives Matter demonstrations have been taking place around the world, in the UK, the Equality and Human Rights Commission announced that they would be investigating the Home Office’s Hostile Environment policy and the Windrush Scandal.
Meanwhile as calls for statues connected to Great British slave traders to be removed get more insistent, fascist British nationalist thugs stood in front of the statue of Winston Churchill in London giving Nazi salutes. They were there to protect Great British values which is apparently why they attacked the police.
The UK Government formally told the EU that they would not be seeking an extension to the Brexit transition period. Obviously the confidence they have gained from their handling of coronavirus, will lead them to believe that they are fully prepared to handle the aftermath of a no-deal Brexit.
As the coronavirus R number in Scotland falls to between 0.6 – 0.8, the lowest in anywhere in the UK, the Scottish government will be looking at the next steps in easing the lockdown. You have to wonder if those calling for social distancing from 2m to 1m understand the Inverse Square Law?
The Scottish Government’s plans for easing lockdown while keeping adequate measures in place to prevent an increase in new COVID-19 cases are a prerequisite to rebuilding the economy, but what is the best way forward to rebuild an economy form the ground up, so that no-one is left behind. For many Universal Basic Income is the answer to rebuild a fairer wellbeing economy.
3 years on, we remember those who lost their lives and those who lost their homes and loved ones in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
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