The Stooshie: the politics podcast from DC Thomson Media / Week 24, 2021: PPE bottomed out, QCs get historic top jobs

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It's the week in which top jobs were appointed. Dorothy Bain QC is approved for the role of Lord Advocate and the role of Solicitor General is held by Ruth Charteris QC. This is the first time that both of these positions are held by women making it a significant moment in Scottish history. In addition, Ms Bain will be involved in legislation surrounding the second independence referendum. Plus, the panel discuss Audit Scotland's findings into the Scottish Government's handling of PPE equipment last year when the pandemic began. Findings include that there was less than one day's supply of FFP respirator masks and that the government would have saved £37 million had they bought PPE earlier.

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