A devolution special of the New Statesman Podcast looks ahead to the local elections in Scotland and Wales.
Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Scotland Editor Chris Deerin to discuss Scotland, including Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask slip-up, why the real race is for second, and whether Labour can win back Glasgow.
Anoosh then talks about the state of play in Wales with political reporter Freddie Hayward – and whether we’ll see the first signs of Labour winning back the so-called Red Wall.
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