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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 28, 2017

Having regaled you with a lang ane last week yir back on rations wi this half hour podcast .

After discovering my shady past we focus on Nicola Sturgeon's " reset" speech on indyref2 on Tuesday.

There's questions on just what might be  the "Al Capone"tipping  moment to get folk on board with voting Yes next time around;...


Jun 22, 2017

Lesley returns from Denmark rejuvenated, revitalised and any other "r" words you can think of after her stay on Bornholm - a Danish island which has just hosted the biggest act of political engagement in Europe and maybe the world.

Not following Norman Tebbit she also got on her bike in Copenhagen, you pronounce it any...


Jun 16, 2017

As the full horror of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower reveals itself we ask if this was not an accident but the inevitable outcome of the state of UK society.

A society which promotes civic neglect, has contempt for the poor, places profit above people , and silences dissent.

Lesley reflects on the continuing...


Jun 9, 2017

It's the morning after the night before and Lesley, fortified by at least six coffees and lashings of chocolate, unleashes herself on the election results.

That "bloody difficult woman"; the SNP campaign; the Tory deal with their " friends" the DUP; the Corbyn effect ; the significance of the votes in Scotland for...


Jun 1, 2017

After a two week break where Lesley journeyed round Orkney and Shetland and I grappled with internet technology ,we're back.

For my sins I've been watching the leaders' debates and interviews trying to make sense of this strangest of General Elections.

Meanwhile Lesley has not only been sampling the musical delights and...