Tommy Sheridan is a proud father, proud socialist and a former member of Scottish Parliament.
He was a leading figure in negotiations to establish the Scottish Socialist Alliance in 1996, which then evolved into the Scottish Socialist Party in 1998. He became the convenor of the party in the same year and was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
In 2006 he became joint convenor of political party Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement, a role which he went on to serve for 10 years, and in the run-up to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, he led a pro-independence campaign under the banner “Hope Over Fear”.
He co-authored ‘A Time To Rage’ and ‘Imagine’, an outline of the principles of socialism for a modern era; he’s been a radio and chat show host, he has degrees in Politics, Social Research and Law, and he’s made countless television appearances and was a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother.
Most recently he’s been working as a columnist for major Russian news agency and radio broadcaster Sputnik.
03.20 Where does Tommy’s passion come from?
12.20 How would Tommy describe his Father’s character?
17.00 Tommy’s political views
24.20 What societal changes would Tommy implement?
34.50 Redistribution of wealth and capping wages
44.00 ‘Russian media sowing division’ narrative
46.50 Why is Tommy so passionate about Scottish Independence?
47.50 What does Tommy think an Independent Scotland might look like?
53.00 Building on positives
54.00 Brexit – what does Tommy see happening?
1.01.00 Brexit deal or WTO?
1.04.50 Why wealthy people are concerned about Jeremy Corbyn
1.05.40 Reclaiming property from the wealthy
1.07.00 Champagne socialists
1.09.00 Tommy on his purpose
1.12.00 Tommy on his legacy
1.12.30 Tommy on success
1.40.40 Is Tommy fulfilled?
1.17.00 Best piece of advice
1.19.00 What would Tommy say to his 20 year old self?
1.24.00 Is Tommy glad he went into politics?
1.28.00 Changing the world
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