The Stooshie: the politics podcast from DC Thomson Media

Week 20, 2022: Planes, trains and tax appeals

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Episode notes

It’s the week in which Nicola Sturgeon went to the States to win friends and influence people, but annoyed her critics who point to big domestic problems at home. Tory MSP Murdo Fraser meanwhile skipped opportunities to grill the government by heading to Seville to watch Rangers. We also brought you the mystery of the sanctions-busting flight from Inverness to Moscow, and the ongoing tussle about whether wealthy oil and gas firms should pay more tax.

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