Dissolving the Union

Dissolving the Union

Dissolving the Union with Graeme McCormick

Why did Graeme McCormick decide to stand in the SNP leadership contest and why did he then withdraw his candidacy to allow John Swinney to be elected unopposed? 

This podcast was recorded on 5 June. So it predates the general election on 4 July. But the conversation is very relevant given the results of that election.

Dissolving the Union. Graeme Mccormick. Scottish Independence Podcasts

He took his ideas on the route to Independence to the SNP’s independence strategy conference last autumn. But his amendment to the main motion was not carried. Then after Humza Yousaf resigned as FM and leader of the SNP, Graeme announced his intention to stand in the leadership contest against John Swinney.  In the event, John Swinney was elected unopposed. Graeme withdrew.

Why did Graeme withdraw his candidacy?  Where does he think the independence campaign needs to go next? Is dissolving the union any closer?


This is a podcast  version of an episode of the TNT show on Independence Live’s Youtube channel.  As a live broadcast, their episode was plagued with technical issues which has been edited out. 


Graeme McCormick has been a guest on Scottish Independence Podcasts several times. Last autumn he talk about his ideas on ‘Routes to Independence’. In the video version of that podcast, Graeme illustrates his ideas with slides. Or you can listen to the audio version.