Wed, 23 November 2016
This week Lesley looks at Landseer's Monarch of the Glen and considers how its particular vision of Scotland could be re presented in the 21st century.
As the deadline for the eviction of the Patersons of Arran by Charles Fforde heads ever nearer we ask what ,if anything, the Scottish Government could, and indeed should, have done.
I ponder echo chambers, safe spaces ,free speech , and no platforming.
And Lesley agrees to check out the mighty Horslips but only if I listen to Bjork.
Wed, 16 November 2016
Lesley returns to the fight to stop tenant farmers the Patersons of Arran being evicted. This despite the Scottish Government's "radical" land reform act. Is this the test of the SNP's progressive credentials?
I focus on the Brexit debate in the Scottish Parliament as we all try and find out where the parties stand on membership of the single market and whether the EEA is the Scottish Government's new preferred option.
Lesley asks will Scotland's 32 huge councils become just 14 massive ones and why is Scotland the only European nation without truly local government?
And finally we reveal our favourite driving music. Be prepared to be shocked and awed!
Wed, 9 November 2016
It's the afternoon after the long night before and Lesley and I ruefully consider the election of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
Who voted for him? Why did they vote for him? Where did Hillary and the Democratic Party go wrong? What will his foreign and domestic policies look like?
Fri, 4 November 2016
This week Lesley and I ask lots of questions.
Who rules after the High Court verdict on activating Article 50? Parliament? The Executive? The People?
Drawing on the experience of the Nordics is the EU actually the best option for an independent Scotland post Brexit?
Is the UK government deliberately sabotaging Scotland's renewable energy programme for its own political gain?
And finally, the big one. Why are chocolate biscuits so much smaller and less chocolatey than they used to be?