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Labour in a tangle over Gaza ceasefire call

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As fighting in Gaza is temporarily halted, disputes within the Labour Party over whether to call for a permanent ceasefire show no sign of slowing down.

With First Minister Humza Yousaf's family now safely back in Scotland and sharing details of their ordeal, we look at how the conflict is shaping politics closer to home.

Sir Keir Starmer's refusal to call for a full ceasefire has seen councillors and even his own frontbenchers resign.

Along with growing pressure from MPs and campaigners, Starmer faced tough conversations when he finally visited Aberdeen to discuss oil and gas.

Our panel discusses whether the Labour leader could have better handled both of those situations. Plus, we speak to rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon about the SNP's latest independence paper and whether a breakaway Scotland could have a big say over EU marine policy.