This week’s perspectives on the Scottish political scene in the run up to May’s elections come from a leading SNP councillor and an up and coming young journalist.
Susan Aitken, SNP Group leader at Glasgow City Council, is the woman charged with the task of relieving control of Scotland’s biggest local authority from the Labour Party at next year’s council elections. The SNP are proving popular in Glasgow, especially since the 2014 referendum. But Labour’s hold on the city goes back generation, and its leader Frank McAveety is determined to maintain power in what will be a fascinating campaign.
Meanwhile she’s playing a role in the SNP Scottish election campaign this year.
Journalist Michael Gray is building his reputation at the alternative news site CommonSpace, set up by CommonWeal as a new and non-mainstream source of news and comment. Michael and Susan are discussing the week’s affairs and major policy issues – such as the future of the council tax, housing and land reform – with our regular host and podcaster, Derek Bateman.
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