Monday, January 28, 2008

Politics Then

A wonderful old interview from 1977 on the stv 'Politics Then' website. Colin Mackay, who now works on BBC Radio Scotland, interviews the then prime minister James Callaghan.

They discuss pay policy, the grim economic climate and, of course, the forthcoming Scotland Bill, which was supposed to establish a devolved Scottish Assembly. Sunny Jim is clearly remembering a devolution brief in responding to the last question and, remarkably, does not guarantee the Bill will pass. 'Remember,' he tells Mackay, 'we are a minority Government.'


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