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20/10/2012

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Saturday 20 October 2012

George Parker of the Financial Times asks what impact any future Scottish Independence might have on Westminster.

The Tories have just one seat in Scotland but Labour have 41. How would the loss of those seats affect the parliamentary arithmetic in the House of Commons?

Labour's former Scottish Secretary Lord Reid and the English Conservative Roger Gale consider the answers.

Also in the programme: the former European Commissioner Peter Mandelson offers a critical assessment of David Cameron's stance on the EU. And he has a warning for Labour.

The editor of the ConservativeHome website, Tim Montgomerie, and the Lib Dem, Duncan Hames, discuss the collapse of a coalition deal to redraw constituency boundaries.

And after the resignation of the chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, Conservative MP David Ruffley speaks of the challenges ahead for government whips.

Editor : Peter Mulligan.

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