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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.

Aug 4, 2020

Sometimes there's absolutely no doubt what will be the first item in the podcast. And this week we had to begin with the SNP NEC decision which resulted in Joanna Cherry withdrawing her candidacy for the Edinburgh Central constituency at next year's Holyrood elections.

We try and work our way through the noise and make...


Jul 28, 2020

As the English media treated Boris Johnson's flying visit to Orkney with virtual contempt we ask what way will unionism jump.Will it be up front confrontation as Ruth Davidson puts the boot in or Michael Gove's soft soaping?

The PM may also have bitten off more than he chew if he decides to take on the Scottish legal...


Jul 21, 2020

In this edition of the podcast we welcome Les Huckfield as our special guest.Les, a former Labour MP, government minister,and MEP is now a supporter of Scottish independence.

As well as finding out why he made that political journey we use his expertise and insight into Westminster to ask him to disentangle the Tory...


Jul 14, 2020

As the UK government performs, yet another, volte face, this time on mandatory face coverings. We ask how, given their track record, the Tories can be trusted on the post Brexit trade deals they're negotiating. Lesley also questions if Scotland ,even if independent , could be insulated from the rigged regulations...


Jul 7, 2020

In this week's podcast we return to some of the key subjects we've been looking at over the past four years.

National Trust Scotland has found itself at the centre of controversy this week with its announcement of redundancies and the involvement of its controversial president, Neil Oliver,in the David Starkey racism...