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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.

May 5, 2020

This week's look at politics from a Scottish perspective has even more of a Scot's accent than usual as we review Alistair Heather's braw documentary on BBC Scotland,The Rebel Tongue.

Lesley tells folk folk to "Get on their bikes( if they can find one)", in the nicest possible way.

Yet again there seem to be growing differences emerging between the Scottish and UK governments' approaches to tackling Covid 19.

This time it's over the methods they're introducing to, test, track, and contact as we exit lockdown. Just which government will Scots trust more? The polls seem to suggest it won't be the  Tories.

The latest Yougov polls are also good news for both the SNP and the Greens, suggesting a significant pro independence majority in Holyrood in 2021. Is this the kibbosh for,yet another,pro indy list party? And should folk be trying to game the AMS voting system?

The BBC launched its new series,Our Finest Hours, linking the Covid crisis explicitly to World War 2,and VE Day commemorations. I watched it, so you don't have to.

We've started to ask you what you'd like us to discuss in the podcast and so there's a wee section looking a whether a "new normal of transportation" could mean a Rosyth ferry revival

There's also twa corbies haein a stramash,a pun in Scots, a tale of Parisian confusion,and a wee nod tae Antonio Gramsci fir guid measure.