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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.

Dec 15, 2020

We can't escape the two major stories of the year, Covid and Brexit, in this week's edition of the podcast.

Yet another deadline for reaching a deal with the EU has passed and yet another last minute extension to negotiations was agreed.

Has this all been brinkmanship designed to make us all heave a sigh of relief when...

Dec 8, 2020

he big story in indy circles this week has been the stooshie over the name for the grass roots indy group set up after the AUOB online conference and the composition of its newly elected committee. 

Was calling it Yes Alba a serious misjudgement and was it right to label the committee as " male , pale and stale"?


Dec 1, 2020

The SNP annual conference forms the bulk of this week's podcast.

Rarely can the conference have been more eagerly picked over and analysed in advance with controversy surrounding lists, factions, and arguments surrounding Plan Bs and accusations of debate and dissent being stifled.

We try and make sense not just of the...

Nov 24, 2020

In a world seemingly mired in pessimism there were several chinks of optimistic light this week. Donald Trump, finally, appears to have accepted he lost the Presidential election, paving the way for a peaceful transition of power to Biden amd Harris with all that means not just for America but the world. 

And the latest...

Nov 17, 2020

With his incendiary statements on devolution north of the border being a disaster has Boris Johnson, despite today's spin from Tory Central Office, revealed the real intentions of his government and put the nail in the coffin of the Union as well as Gordon Brown's Devo Max? We take a look at this ,and the rather odd...