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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 27, 2020

It's been a week of mounting  Christmas panic across the media and Lesley, bravely, takes on the role of The Grinch in asking for just a wee bit of perspective, not just for this year, but on an unhealthy obsession with Yuletide.

I ,in keeping with the pantomime theme, am Grumpy when looking at the state of child...

Oct 20, 2020

In this week's look at the poltical scene there's a very definite slant towards whose voices are deemed worthy of being heard. Particularly when it comes to the drive towards Scottish independence and the shape an independent Scotland.

Lesley kicks off with the snubbing of the former Archbishop of York, John Sentamu,...

Oct 13, 2020

The gloves seem to have come off in the ongoing controversy in the Alex Salmond inquiry with Nicola Sturgeon's interview on the Sophie Ridge programme.

We give our reaction, not just to the interview, but the significance of the affair not just for the SNP but the broader independence movement.

Lesley also delves into...

Oct 6, 2020

It's another eclectic mix of our thoughts on Scottish and UK politics from a left/indy perspective.

We kick off with Nicola Sturgeon's latest Covid briefing where we found out what wasn't going to happen and we speculate on what new measures to combat the rise in infections will be announced tomorrow.

Boris Johnson has...