Mhairi Black on the SNP, changing the culture of Westminster and threats to democracy
Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Mhairi Black is the SNP Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. She was elected as an MP in 2015 when she was only 20 years old, making her the youngest MP elected to the House of Commons since 1832. She talks to Krishnan about her SNP politics, why she wants to transform the Westminster bubble and the 'sinister' threats to our democracy.
Episode #15 with Mhairi Black MP and Marion Fellows MP
The DW Podcast
In Episode #15 Derek Watson talks to SNP MP's Mhairi Black and Marion Fellows. Regardless of political persuasion this episode gives an interesting insight in to the workings of Westminster. Marion and Mhairi talk about women in politics, relationships with the media, working away from family and friends, Brexit, independence & much more!
This weeks guest, we have the distinct pleasure of having Mhairi Black Member of Parliament for SNP. We spoke to Mhairi about being voted as a MP while still having exams to sit for her Politics degree at Glasgow University, gender recognition act, origins of scare stories on twitter, universal credit, WASPI woman and why Scotland needs full control of its laws and resources. We found Mhairi to be extremely relatable and down to earth and had an amazing morning chatting to her. We hope you enjoy the episode!Please share the episode if you enjoy an tweet us @rebelcitypod
Mhairi Black joins me in the studio to talk about her life and becoming Britain's youngest ever MP in modern times. We discuss the 'Old Boys Club' culture that exists in the House of Commons, LGBTQ rights, the decriminalisation of drugs, the surge in male suicides and its link to cocaine use and much, much more. Contact: email@example.com Twitter: @seanmcdonald01 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Between launching a report into pension inequality and marching on Downing Street (where Theresa May isn't) Mhairi Black and Iain Blackford - the SNP's pensions team - find time to join James Millar for a chat about pensions, independence, meeting Brangelina and that stooshie over what words are offensive to the LGBT community.
Mhairi Black was yet to graduate when she was elected to the House of Commons in May - the youngest Member of Parliament for over a century. She overturned a 16,000 majority and ousted the veteran Labour MP Douglas Alexander to win Paisley and Renfrewshire South for the SNP.She's packed a lot in to the past few weeks: taking her seat in Parliament; sitting the final exam of her politics degree (dissertation subject: the rise of the SNP); attending her graduation ceremony; and making her maiden speech, in which she attacked the Conservative budget with the observation that she was the only 20-year-old in the whole of the UK who the Chancellor was prepared to help with housing support. The seven minute speech has been viewed online an astonishing 10 million times.Mhairi Black emerged as a political starlet during the referendum campaign on Scottish independence in 2014. She caught the eye of the former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars, who invited her to play a central role in the Yes Campaign, and who also advised her to stand for Parliament. She was expected to give Douglas Alexander a run for his money, but the real target was Holyrood in 2016.Now she's at Westminster, where an eager press is watching her every move. Her candid teenage tweets have been exhumed and her eating habits have been put under the microscope (even her best friends worry about her appetite for chips and Irn Bru). And she'll have less time to use her Partick Thistle season ticket. But Mhairi Black has her sights set for the top. "She will be a significant leader of a left-wing position in Scottish politics," says Jim Sillars.Presenter: Adam FlemingProducer: Tim Mansel.