PODCAST: Interview with Scottish Government minister Jamie Hepburn

Scottish Government minister for employability and training Jamie Hepburn spoke to CommonSpace after he kicked off at the 77th STUC Youth Conference in Clydebank

THE STUC Youth Committee held its annual conference in Clydebank at the weekend, where there was lots of discussion about better conditions for young workers. 

In his speech to the conference, Scottish Government minister Jamie Hepburn discussed what was on the agenda for the youth workers conference, but also he discussed fair work for young people. 

CommonSpace reporter David Thomson managed to speak to Hepburn about the issues raised in his speech, and whether EU nationals should be allowed to stay in Scotland once the Brexit deal has been negotiated.

 Read more of ourcoverage of the STUC Youth Conference:  

STUC Youth Conference is concerned about the impact on higher education as a result of a 'hard' Brexit

STUC Youth Conference backs motion on more regulation for those who work in casual employment

STUC Youth Conference is concerned about the impact on higher education as a result of a 'hard' Brexit 

Picture courtesy of David Thomson

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Adrian Simmons

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 20:03

Is there an easy way to get these podcasts onto an old fashioned iPod? (Other than faffing about downloading it and adding it to iTunes manually that is.)

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Mon, 07/03/2017 - 21:14

Hello Adrian, if you search for CommonSpace podcast interviews on iTunes, you can download the original podcast. I have checked, and the interview with Jamie Hepburn is up on iTunes. 


Adrian Simmons

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:09

Found it. Thanks David.

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Peter Dow

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:27

Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority owe all of Scotland an apology for wrecking our economy - with the full encouragement of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Scottish Courts I might add.

The police state has wrecked our economy by arresting, raiding, seizing the equipment of potentially the most productive Scots - scientists, inventors, wealth-creators - brilliant Scots who would make us all wealthy but aren't allowed to because our academic and industrial freedom has been crushed by a heavy-handed police state.

The police state is impoverishing Scotland making it a land governed by fools and contributing to the brain drain where Scotland's finest minds leave the country to go somewhere their genius is not criminalised and contributing to the brain flush where Scotland's finest minds are excluded from all universities and institutions of research and development where atrocious mismanagement cannot even be mentioned, never mind exposed and made accountable.

So the apology and the compensation we Scots are owed from the police and the UK state which defends bad policing must run into the £100s of billions by now.


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