Apolitical: Interview with Jack McConnell

01/09/2015
CommonWeal

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EPISODE 21 of Apolitical features Jack McConnell, the former first minister of Scotland who now represents Labour in the House of Lords as Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale.

Topics discussed include:

– The path that brought him to active politics and the Labour Party;

– How he feels about the process Labour have chosen to select their new UK leader;

– Whether Scottish Labour have made a good choice of leader in Kezia Dugdale;

– His thoughts on reforming the House of Lords;

– His intense year as Education Minister at Holyrood;

– How he tried to replace Donald Dewar and ultimately replaced Henry McLeish as leader;

– His memories of five years as Scotland’s First Minister;

– The development and peace-making projects he is involved with around the world.

Click here to listen to the podcast on the apolitical website.

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