The Stooshie: the politics podcast from DC Thomson Media

Week 23, 2022: Drug addiction special

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Episode notes

It’s the week in which serious problems with the country’s approach to drug and alcohol abuse were sidelined by distractions at Westminster. Boris Johnson faced down a confidence vote which leaves his party bitterly divided from top to bottom and with the Scottish Tories. Meanwhile, we spoke with MSP Paul Sweeney about how Labour might tackle drug addiction. We also discussed exclusive coverage of a key drugs taskforce figure’s resignation and failings in Scotland’s minimum alcohol pricing policy.

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