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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 28, 2017

After the excitement of last week we return to "normality".

Lesley has been haring round the country and we chat about the Yes walk across the Tay Bridge for the rally last Saturday and the perils of speaking after the Wee Ginger Dug and his pal Paul.

I'm given 30 seconds to explain the STV voting system for the local elections.Judge for yourselves my success!

Lesley reflects on defensive and aspirational nationalism and  Tory local election strategy. 

This and opinion polls lead us to discuss whether the constitutional question now permeates and frames all Scottish elections.

I give my personal perspective on the FE college strikes and the answer to the burning question," Who are the two most popular westerners in Vietnam?".