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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 30, 2020

In this week's podcast we turn our indy left gaze on the current pelters for Boris Johnson over his,so called,Speed Deal for post Covid economic recovery and compare this with the plaudits for Nicola Sturgeon,even with the "provocative" possibility of border controls.

We seem to be sticking to Scottish government...


Jun 23, 2020

This week's look at politics from a left/indy perspective has a definite outsiders theme.

The Scottish Advisory Group on Economic Recovery published its report with an official fanfare yesterday. But, although it uses all the buzzwords like resilience and fairness, is it yet another piece of tinkering about the...


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...


Jun 9, 2020

When Black Lives Matter protestors in Bristol toppled,then threw the statue of slaver Edward Colston into the river on Sunday it was the culmination of nearly 100 years of local anger at, not only its presence, but the blocking of even the slightest steps to recognise his involvement in the vile "trade". 

This incident...


Jun 2, 2020

In this week's look at politics from a Scottish perspective the Dominic Cummings affair rumbles on and its impact socially and politically can't be underestimated. What it also brought into sharp perspective was the limited grasp on factual evidence the UK government in general, and Boris Johnson in particular, has...