POLITICS kindly took a break while Paul Kavanagh (aka the Wee Ginger Dug) was on holiday in America, but with the return of the Dugcast, it's all go now.

The spotlight at the start of the week was on the incredible Lord Ashcroft poll showing 52% support for independence. Last week, the Dugcast asked for a poll ... and this really delivered.

Joined by National editor Callum Baird, the pair dig into the numbers and what it means for indyref2 – and highlight an interesting finding tucked away in the research.

They also discuss who we should be targeting to win over to Yes, and what kind of figure might be a realistic goal now.

The UK media is starting to understand why Scotland wants independence ... but the BBC is still having some difficulties, to put it mildly.

Meanwhile, indyref2 has Scottish Labour in complete meltdown.

You can listen on our soundcloud below, or subscribe on iTunes – we release a Wee Ginger Dugcast every Friday!