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Nicola Sturgeon resigns – what next for Scottish politics?

The outgoing First Minister took the SNP to electoral dominance but never achieved her most-prized aim of independence for Scotland.

After surprising the country by announcing her resignation as First Minister and SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon leaves a vacuum in UK politics. The New Statesman’s Scotland editor, Chris Deerin, joins the podcast to discuss what’s behind her decision and what it means for the Union, independence and the prospects of Scottish opposition parties.

Then in You Ask Us, we try to work out who could replace her.

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