Beyond the Noise: Labourism vs the UK’s incurable national questions

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week, Jamieson speaks to Rory Scothorne and Ewan Gibbs, two Labour members who held a fringe meeting on confronting the Scottish national question at Scottish Labour conference, about the party’s struggles to come to terms with national questions from Scotland to Europe and England.

– 00:43 What did this conference represent for Scottish Labour? Is Richard Leonard’s leadership secure?

– 3:55 Can the Labour left overcome the party’s traditional aversion to constitutional matters?

– 13:10 How can we promote solutions to constitutional and national crises that drive them to take on deeper social and economic problems? Is ‘radical federalism’ really a viable solution?

– 20:54 How have Labour negotiated the current constitutional crisis in Scotland? What did they get wrong during the referendum movement?

Picture: Lorna Miller

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