In the last decade demand for food banks has soared across Scotland as more people find themselves in dire need of assistance. Elaine Smith, Member of Scottish Parliament for Labour, joins Tommy Sheridan this week where she also explores the question, why are female politicians disproportionately harassed online.
Following the breaking news that Edinburgh would begin to add context to historical monuments and statues in the city, Tommy sits down with Scotland’s first Black Professor; Sir Godfrey Palmer.
Has Nicola Sturgeon succumbed to powerful LGBTQ lobbyists at the expense of Scotland’s independence? Women’s rights activist and ex-SNP member Denise Findlay joins Tommy Sheridan this week to discuss the issues related to the controversial ‘Hate Crime Bill’.
As more evidence is unveiled Nicola Sturgeon’s mishandling of the complaints made against her predecessor, Alex Salmond, becomes more visible. Can the First Minister survive until the Scottish Election, or could she be forced to step down before the end of the week? MP Kenny McKaskill discusses the landmark inquest into the Scottish Government.
For 50 years Dave Thompson carried his SNP membership card with pride and even served as an MSP before resigning to set up a new party: Action for Independence. Tommy talks to Dave about how the current voting system in Scotland punishes the pro-independence movement. Could an alternative party pave the way for Scottish independence?
Craig Murray, former UK ambassador, sits down with Tommy Sheridan to discuss his ongoing contempt of court trial, where Murray faces imprisonment for simply reporting on the Trial of Alex Salmond. What could the outcome of this case mean for censorship of the press and civil liberties in an independent Scotland?
Why have the seemingly progressive SNP stood back and allowed the Scottish Private Rental market to spiral out of control? Scotland’s rent has surged beyond inflation as private rentals have saturated the market in the last 20 years. Could the Scottish parliament be compromised by an overabundance of politicians who benefit from the current system?
The NHS frontline workers have been lauded for their effort but the work of Social Care staff has been forgotten across Scotland. Could the predominantly female workforce be the victims of industrial sexism? Wendy Dunsmore, Regional Officer for Unite, highlights her fight for better working conditions and adequate pay for these forgotten workers.
This week, along with guest Gordon Dangerfield, Tommy asks the big question: Why did the Scottish Government conspire against the ex-First Minister? A key piece of evidence from Alex Salmond’s trial could reveal just why the Government weaponised the sexual misconduct allegations and could bring an end to Nicola Sturgeon’s time as Scotland’s Leader
Is the current Leader of Scotland implicated in a plot to defame and slander her predecessor? Solicitor Advocate Gordon Dangerfield joins Tommy Sheridan to examine the Scottish Government’s unlawful handling of harassment allegations against the former First Minister Alex Salmond.
Can Scotland hold an independence referendum without the consent of Westminster? The High Court of Scotland is set to oversee a case which could answer that very question before the end of the month. This week Tommy talks to the man behind the court case, independence activist Martin Keetings.
How can the SNP galvanise the clear support for independence into actual independence of Scotland? This week Tommy Sheridan sits down with SNP Councillor Chris McEleny, who offers a new path towards independence and details just how Scotland could take control of its future.
The sheer volume of news this year has been overwhelming. As we round out the year, Tommy Sheridan reflects upon the year as it relates to the people and politics of Scotland. In a year plagued with sobering headlines, can Tommy find tangible hope amidst the doom and gloom of 2020?
Retired police officer and undercover operative Simon McLean joins Tommy Sheridan with a simple message: Scotland’s Drug Policy is broken. But is the law simply ineffective or part of the problem? McLean points the finger of blame at an unexpected target as he details a new way forward for progressive drug policy in Scotland.
Scotland is the Drug Death capital of Europe, last year 1200 people lost their lives from substance abuse. Anachronistic drug laws prevent authorities from tackling the root of the problem and this week’s guest has a unique solution that could revolutionize Scotland’s drug policy.
Why has the Scottish Government failed to build more affordable housing? This week, Tommy Sheridan speaks to Solicitor Advocate Mike Dailly about Scotland’s housing crisis. The two explore the SNP’s failure to build affordable housing and Mike explains why Government inaction led to his resignation from SNP's Social Justice Commission.
In the wake of the Scottish National Party conference, Nicola Sturgeon could be forced to take a more proactive route to independence. Tommy Sheridan talks to SNP MP, Angus MacNeil, about what this ‘Plan B’ could entail and why it is essential to circumvent Boris Johnson’s Power of Veto. How much longer can the First Minister hold on to power?
Tommy Sheridan talks to Member of the Scottish Parliament, Alex Neil, to discuss the three-year saga involving sexual harassment allegations and criminal charges against former First Minister Alex Salmond. Why is a judge-led inquiry into the potential conspiracy against Salmond necessary?
MP Kenny McKaskill sits down with Tommy Sheridan to take a closer look at the inquiry into the Scottish government's conduct during the trial of Alex Salmond. Has Alex Salmond been a victim of a high-level conspiracy?