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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.

Jun 16, 2020

In this week's look at Scottish and UK politics from a left/indy perspective we kick off looking at the announcement by Boris Johnson of his Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and his controversial choice of Munira Mirza to lead its setting up.

Will this inquiry be a genuine breakthrough or,yet another, kick the can down the road paper exercise?

Anas Sarwar has been incredibly powerful in articulating the experience of BAME Scots. How can we address the imbalances he identified?

Will the intervention of Manchester Utd and England footballer Marcus Rashford force a change of heart on no free school meals for English kids over the summer holidays?

Robert Burns is a genuine Scottish hero but should we re evaluate his status in the light of his complex relationship with the slave trade?

Common Weal has produced the first part of its Resilient Scotland report. But how much attention will the Scottish government pay to it and does it need to be reframed to get its story across?

Along the way you'll also find out more than you ever wanted to about Bloomsday and Dundee buses.