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Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.

Nov 26, 2019

As Boris Johnson flew up to Scotland to launch the Scottish Tory manifesto has the SNP pulled off a master stroke by announcing its ground breaking, in UK terms, extension of paternity leave?

Labour has also been forcing the issue on WASPI women but is it too late to the party and can it be trusted on matters of...


Nov 19, 2019

As the General Election campaigns pick up pace we take a,somewhat sceptical, look at how Labour's policies are being ignored,particularly on the BBC, in favour of highlighting party in fighting.

Lesley focuses on Labour's plan for public sector broadband and wonders if it could be a game changer.

Inevitably this leads...


Nov 12, 2019

After some merry badinage regarding Jo Swinson's strangled vowels and ever shifting accent, we get down to serious business.

The BBC has come under fire over Wreathgate, we discuss just what might have happened and the "robust" defence of the BBC position by Rob Burley. Lesley wonders if you can get away with anything,...


Nov 5, 2019

A European Arrest Warrant for Clara Ponsati,on charges of sedition, was issued by Spain just before we recorded today's podcast.We give our initial reactions to the shocking news.

Lesley was at the National's Yes rally in George Square last Saturday and she reveals who she thought was the most impressive speaker. The...