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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.

Oct 30, 2019

Well chums a week was definitely a long time in politics because after yesterday's votes at Westminster we're now heading for a general election on December the 12th. We try and examine the myriad of permutations over voting intentions and party stances and wonder if the real issues such as climate change and austerity...


Oct 22, 2019

This was yet another in the long list of "the most important days yet" in the Brexit saga. Both Lesley and I spent the vast majority of the day following the blethering skites in Westminster waiting for the two votes at 7 and 7.30 tonight.

The government won the first to secure the second reading of the EU Withdrawal...


Oct 18, 2019

While I was away sunning myself in Madeira Lesley was attending the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen where she may have mentioned setting up a new political party. Lesley gives the background to this and vents her frustrations at the SNP's timidity in tackling burning issues of domestic policy.

The struggle of  Staffin...


Oct 4, 2019

Paddy is on holiday and it hasn't been a quiet week. Between Brexit, Rory the Tory, Joanna Cherry, the EU extending, Land and Housing on Skye, a brief detour into Facebook and smacking bans; it has been hard to keep up with the flood of new developments. Recorded early on Friday morning after Rory's resignation and...