Scottish Election Special: Balancing the books

Chris Deerin's guest this week is Kate Forbes, SNP Cabinet Secretary for Finance and young star of the independence movement.


She responds to the Institute of Fiscal Studies report which claims the manifestos for the May 6th Scottish Parliamentary elections are united by a "lack of credibility".


Also, New Statesman polling analyst Ben Walker joins the podcast to discuss the latest developments in the campaign.


See the latest polling data in the New Statesman's Scottish Election poll tracker: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2021/04/scottish-independence-poll-tracker-will-scotland-vote-leave-uk


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Watch the IFS presentation with the University of Glasgow here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2TvXc8LSjo&t=181s

See Anas Sarwar dance to Uptown Funk here: https://twitter.com/GordonMcKee_/status/1385935122038415360?s=20

Douglas Ross' rendition of Atomic Kitten's 'Whole Again' courtesy of @STVnews: https://twitter.com/STVNews/status/1386701339225378817

Clips from the #NextLeaderofScotland debate courtesy of Channel 4. Watch the full debate online here: https://www.channel4.com/news/nextleaderofscotland-debate-scotlands-5-main-party-leaders


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