Lord Jack McConnell on Scotland and the Future of the Union
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Laura Round is joined by Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell, Former First Minister of Scotland. They discuss the future of the Union, how English politicians can engage better with Scotland and the future of the House of Lords. He also shares memories of relaxing at the bar at Gleneagles during the G8 summit with world leaders including Chancellor Shroder, President Chirac, Prime Minister Koizumi and President Putin.

You can follow Jack and Laura on Twitter: @LordMcConnell and @LauraRound


In What Were You Thinking former political advisor Laura Round speaks to politicians, opinion formers and business people to find out about the experiences, people and places that have inspired them. What motivates them? Why did they decide to do what they do? What are the most memorable and surprising situations they have found themselves in? The answer is often unexpected.

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