European The Conflict over Scotland Bella Brown September 22, 2023 Listen on Spotify Apple Music This is a badge created with the use of a sketch for Google Podcasts on Google Play. Acast Ailbhe Rea, the host, embarks on the campaign trail in Rutherglen and Hamilton West, a constituency in greater Glasgow. The upcoming by-election between Labour and the ruling Scottish National Party is seen as a miniature version of next year’s general election in Scotland. Ailbhe encounters the heads of the two competing parties in this location: Humza Yousaf, leader of the SNP and Scottish First Minister, and Anas Sarwar, leader of the Scottish Labour party. She also meets the candidates representing their parties, Katy Loudon for the SNP and Michael Shanks for Labour, as well as the constituents of Ruthergen and Hamilton West. Professor John Curtice, a well-known pollster, describes the significance of the situation. Please make sure to listen to POLITICO’s new podcast “Power Play,” hosted by Anne McElvoy, which focuses on transatlantic issues. In the first episode, Labour leader Keir Starmer discusses his plans for U.K. foreign policy if he becomes Prime Minister after the next election.