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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.

Jun 2, 2020

In this week's look at politics from a Scottish perspective the Dominic Cummings affair rumbles on and its impact socially and politically can't be underestimated. What it also brought into sharp perspective was the limited grasp on factual evidence the UK government in general, and Boris Johnson in particular, has when making big decisions.

We focus on the appearance of the PM before the Parliamentary Liaison Committee, the decision to abandon the Hybrid Commons procedures, and the easing of lockdown in England.

Lesley also examines the apparent flouting of Scottish government guidelines over the past weekend.

The United States has erupted with protests over the killing of George Floyd and we look on in shock at the events leading to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.It's been five years since the death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody but it's taken until now for the remit of the public inquiry into his death to be announced.Is this good enough?

Fiona Hyslop,the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work & Culture, has said that a Scots lockdown exit must deliver a greener, fairer, economy? Is this on the cards without a local, communitarian approach?

I chip in with my thoughts on crisis leadership and , yet another, rant on the lack of rapid rebuttal to misinformation from the SNP Media team.

There's also musings on golf course conversations and nail bars.