Podcast: can any party balance the books after the Scottish election?

Chris Deerin hosts the third Scottish election special edition of the New Statesman podcast.

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Chris Deerin's guest this week is Kate Forbes, the SNP Cabinet Secretary for Finance and young star of the independence movement.

She responds to the Institute of Fiscal Studies' report that claims the party manifestos for the 6 May Scottish Parliamentary elections are united by a "lack of credibility".

Also, the New Statesman polling analyst Ben Walker joins the podcast to discuss the latest developments in the campaign.

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Further reading

See the latest polling data in the New Statesman's Scottish Election poll tracker.

Chris Deerin writes that the SNP still isn’t facing up to Scotland’s education crisis.

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