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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.

Apr 19, 2018

After the two week break for my being "awfy no weel" we're back.

In the opening salvos of our return you'll hear far too much about my illness and lots about our overheard conversations in Fife.

When we finally get down to business Lesley focuses on what we can learn from the BiFab crisis for the future of Scottish innovation and manufacturing, And, yet again, Norway can be the model.

Henry McLeish's return to the independence debate leads us into a discussion on what impact he can have on any future referendum among Labour "No's".

I watched FMQs today, just so you don't have to chums, and we discuss Ruth Davidson's and Richard Leonard's contrasting contributions. 

It wouldn't be our podcast if we didn't examine the BBC's role in driving the news agenda and cycle and turn our attention to the "Windrush Generation" scandal. Lesley skewers the Tory "look over there, shiny shiny" diversionary tactics.

I finish with my reaction to the BBC's "Rivers of Blood" broadcast on Radio 4.

All this plus the usual verbal highways and byways.