Jim Sillars talks to Independence Minded?: ‘We have to eradicate poverty. Not talk about it, not produce ideas about it, but take action’

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Now on Medium: The former Labour and SNP MP has become a figurehead for many in the Yes movement, balancing emotive and powerful arguments that appeal to the heart with a pragmatic, fully formed vision of an independent socialist Scotland, one which he has been fighting towards for more than 30 years. It’s a future different to that offered by Alex Salmond, and it’s closer than it has ever been, thanks in no small part to the grassroots movement which he has helped inspire along the way. We met him to find out more.

Independence Minded? talks to Tommy Sheridan: ‘I’ve used sunbeds most of my life, so I’ve got very tough skin…’

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Now on Medium – The dream of independence is closer than it’s ever been for the Scottish socialist and former MSP, who has put jail time behind him to go on a speaking tour that focuses on the future of his country — and which has put him back on the political map in Scotland, despite the wishes of some in the Yes campaign. We caught up with Tommy Sheridan when he was both in his hometown of Glasgow, and in his element.