Gurjit on Radio 4

Gurjit on Radio 4

GurjitandjimnaughtieGurjit meets James NaughtieOur man Gurjit Singh Lalli has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Voter’s Voice from the Edinburgh Festival. 

The programme was chaired by BBC heavyweight James Naughtie and proved to be a fascinating discussion about Scotland’s future. If you missed it, you can listen to it on the BBC iPlayer.

Gurjit, Executive Director of Asia Scotland Institute, was on a five-strong panel which included novelist Christopher Brookmyre, businessman Kevin Hague, Liz Leydon, Editor of the Scottish Catholic Observer, and Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. 

Contributions from the panelists were kept short and sweet as James Naughtie concentrated on the host of colourful characters in his 200-strong audience.

These included heavy metal band Metaltech, Fife Strathspey & Reel Society and members of the Edinburgh Magic Circle, each of whom had suitably unexpected comments to add.

In an attempt to move away from the usual ground covered by politicians, James asked:

  • What do ordinary Scots make of the debate on Scottish independence? 
  • Has the Independence debate shown Scotland in a good or bad light? 
  • How has the argument been played out in clubs, pubs and church halls across the country? 

The Voter’s Voice is expected to attract a total audience of 1.5 million listeners.


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