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Post by charmbrights on Sept 26, 2014 10:10:20 GMT
I would be interested to hear Highlandrebel's reaction to this edition.
Personally I found John Swinney (with whom I disagree on almost every point of policy) to be one of the best panellists for a long time, clear, concise, polite, to the point. This was in direct contrast to Janet Street-WalkerPorter who was her usual loud, ignorant, rude self.
Of course nobody quite dared to point out that the SNP will continue to hold referenda when it can until it gets the "right" answer. This is what happens whenever governments hold referenda (vide Scotland and Wales original referenda on devolution).
Since we haven't seen THR around recently I can only guess he's working away on a voyage right now and might not have seen it.
I too have only just got back from holiday so wasn't around to watch it. I see it's available to watch again here for the next week. I could well imagine from your brief but succinct description just how it went though
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