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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.

Mar 31, 2020

This week saw polls showing almost unprecedented support for incumbent governments across the globe. Lesley tries to explain this phenomenon and speculates on what the lasting effects will be on politics , and most importantly, people power.

Has Covid 19 killed its first democracy as the Hungarian Parliament hands over virtually total power to its "strong man" Prime Minister, Viktor Orban? And what response, if any has come from the EU to this further lurch into authoritarianism from,an already dubious, member state?

The avalanche of emails I've received from online retailers sent me down a path of finding out just how many of them have been (mis) treating their employees during the Covid crisis. Lesley has words of warning given an attempted email scam,which she spotted,just in time.

Lesley has some amazing news, you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out exactly what it is, about her upcoming movie on the Declaration of Arbroath. All I have to say is that it definitely brings more than a touch of Holywood to the production.

Both of us have been shying away from the wall to wall virus coverage, and seeking pleasure in books, music, and nature. We reckon you might have been doing a bit of the same.

As usual there's lots of other highways and bye ways including an update on my beard,daft Dundee band names, and My Sharona by The Knack.