Newsweek Scotland: Never Too Late
There was a technical glitch with last week's blog. It's something that happens from time to time in the hurly burly of broadcasting - I forgot. I was sitting in the champagne and oyster bar at the end of a challenging day when I remembered. Too late.
Too late too for the asparagus harvest. With so much going on around the world, I find myself weighed down not with politics but with green pointy spears. The English ones are best and they're supposed to arrive this week but only a few truckloads made it. I don't buy the ones from Peru and Morocco preferring the idea of a proper season and deferred gratification. So we'll look into it and bring you a briefing in coming weeks.
But this week we hear what the broad left in Scotland is talking about with Trevor Davies whom I used to make television programmes with many moons ago. Fed up with hearing how defending wee Scotland would be too boring for young recruits we get the lowdown on life in a small country's military and the answers might surprise you.
We discuss the irony of the costs of solar power going down as nuclear costs rocket to the point where Britain's nuclear programme is threatened. We ask difficult questions about the Rochdale grooming case and the race issue. There's a briefing on collective switching. (Don't ask. Just listen and you might save a few hundred quid). How do we face up to death is the challenging topic for Gillian our reporter and Angus Macleod is with us as ever. We have politics too and a dash of foreign affairs...is al Qaeda operating in Syria?