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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 25, 2013

Alex Salmond addresses the SNP on the subject of child care, Ed Davey talks through the UK's commitments and Lesley goes to the movies. Her reactions, as ever, are livley and insightful.


Mar 13, 2013

Lesley chaired sessions at the 2013 COSLA  Conference in St Andrews. She reports back from a conference where the architect of the ‘Bedroom Tax’, Lord Freud delivered a presentation and where Nicola Sturgeon ‘debated’ with Alistair Darling; in the first clash of the political heavyweights. She gives you some of...


Mar 5, 2013

We tried this week to round up the highlights from a Nordic Horizon event 'Beyond NATO' ( fascinating ), the departure of Cardinal O'Brien ( thought provoking ) and the all the cross border issues thrown up with the current state of the independence debate ( perplexing ). There is a lot to pack into this...