Holyrood Sources

2024: The Leaders' Pitches

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Calum, Geoff and Andy are back for 2024. Today, we discuss the speeches by Humza Yousaf and Anas Sarwar, focusing on the themes of independence, economic growth and tax cuts.

We consider the setting of direction for election campaigns, we analyse Humza Yousaf's speech on independence and the economy, we discuss Anas Sarwar's speech on tax cuts and economic growth. Plus, the importance of Scottish Labour in the UK Labour government, the influence of the Scottish Green Party and potential coalition challenges, the need for message discipline within the SNP, and the impact of income tax divergence on the election campaign.

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