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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.

Sep 15, 2020

We're back after the two week break and what a time to make our return.

It was a massive day in Westminster with the Second Reading of the UK Internal Market Bill. 

Much rhetoric on the Union, breaking international law, threats of Tory rebellion, and, for us in Scotland, the whiff of what a post Brexit future holds for our Parliament.

We try and pick our way through the day's events ,the significant performers( yes you Ed Milliband) and the very different reactions to them north and south of the border.

Will this breaking of the devolution settlement be the final nail in the coffin of the UK for "home rulers"?

The vast majority of the podcast is taken up with this, unsurprisingly, but Lesley finds time to launch an excoriating attack on the BBC Scotland decision to cut back on the live broadcast of Nicola Sturgeon's Covid briefings.

All of this plus tenuous movie links to Brexit, confusion over the Covid testing system, and Lesley the shopkeeper.