On today's episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Alex Salmond launching his new party, Alba, the implications for Scottish voters, and whether Salmond's return to the political arena is appropriate. Then, in You Ask Us, they look at a weekend of briefings about a potential reshuffle to Keir Starmer's top team.

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People discussed in this episode

Alex Salmond

Nicola Sturgeon

Keir Starmer

Anneliese Dodds

Boris Johnson

Topics discussed in this episode

SNP

Scotland

Scottish Independence

UK

Alba Party

Labour Party  

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