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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 guidelines on tackling Covid but why are Scots so reluctant to wear face coverings?

As criticism of the Johnson New Deal mounts noted economist Professor Richard Murphy suggests that a revolution in home decarbonisation could not only help save the planet but prevent catastrophic unemployment. Will the Scottish government be able to make any movement on this within the limits of its devolved powers?

 We keep returning to land, its ownership, use and hoarding, in our podcasts and Lesley asks just what the, seemingly,doomed Langholm Moor community buy out tells us about Scottish government land policy.

All this plus the revolving door of privatised public services, hut puns,PhDs, and Doctor Feelgood.