Thu, 15 February 2018
This week, it's me who's returned from a stravaig abroad. And you're about to find out more than you ever knew or wanted to know about the Vienna Settlers Movement, Red Vienna and the impact of them both on housing, culture, and democracy right through until the present day. What can it teach us about the relationship between popular movements and progressive local governments?
We can't escape from Brexit, in so many ways, and Lesley ruthlessly dissects the recent Boris Johnson " Reach out to the Remainers" speech. She ignores his crass comments and focuses on the lack of content and blatant appeal to the emotions from Johnson and his band of Brexiteer Merrie Englanders.
We speculate on Labour's recent policy statements on cooperative nationalisation and its potential appeal north and south of the border.
The recent return of the in-proportion BBC weather map leads Lesley to discuss, well, weather forecasting.
And, by various digressions, takes me to the Scottish visits of Corbyn, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and what links them.
All of the above plus, fungi, Billy Kay on Don Roberto, and two upcoming Nordic Horizons events.