8 episodes

Usually weekly podcast from Chris Stephens, Member of Parliament for Glasgow South West. News from Westminster, Glasgow South West & Scotland. Local community projects, help and assistance for constituents and the Nerd Spot with other random nuggets from time to time. Sometimes there will be special guests! Occasionally serious, sometimes funny commentary on the week as seen through the eyes of a politician and his staff. We welcome any questions which we will try and answer for you!

ChrisCast Weekly politics & local news from a Glasgow MP Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West (SNP) & Al Shaw

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Usually weekly podcast from Chris Stephens, Member of Parliament for Glasgow South West. News from Westminster, Glasgow South West & Scotland. Local community projects, help and assistance for constituents and the Nerd Spot with other random nuggets from time to time. Sometimes there will be special guests! Occasionally serious, sometimes funny commentary on the week as seen through the eyes of a politician and his staff. We welcome any questions which we will try and answer for you!

    ChrisCast Episode 8: Colonial Rule

    ChrisCast Episode 8: Colonial Rule

    Chris and Al discuss the latest goings on in Westminster. Lots of focus on the use of Section 35 and a Ghost of Scotland Past. Beyond that the mayhem continues. Chris tells us about some of the work he is doing to keep holding the Government to account.
    This episode is a bit of a crossover as the Section 35 challenge applies to Holyrood and the GRR legislation. Westminster is Holyrood bashing and the end will be seen in the Supreme Court. Again.
    The Tories in Westminster either fail to acknowledge they have colleagues who voted for the GRR bill, or more likely, don't care.
    We also look at the latest polling and the trends therein from the 2most recent polls.
    Nerdspot is back, Gallant, Honourable, Learned....wtf???
    We round out with a rundown of the surgeries coming up at the start of February.
    ChrisCast: Politics from the point of view of a Glasgow MP and one of his staff.

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    ChrisCast Episode 7: Bonded

    ChrisCast Episode 7: Bonded

    This week Chris and Al talk about the Supreme Court ruling and it's implications. We talk about the Belfast Agreement and the Smith Commission and despite repeated insistance that the UK Union is volutary, the Tories refuse to reveal how Scotland can leave the union voluntarily.
    More chat about the cost of living, the UK's multimillionaire Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the tax status of his wife & Sunak's father in law doing business with Russia despite international sanctions.
    Nerd Spot is back! In this episode we discuss the difference between Debates and Committees.
    Locally there is updates on food larder projects with fantastic progress being made.
    With Christmas coming up some surgeries will be cancelled over the break, including CAB outreach (next available in January). To check times and dates visit Chris' website here.

    Here are some helplines (UK/Scotland/Glasgow) Only

    Police/Ambulance/Fire 999
    NHS 24 111
    Scottish Power 105
    Gas Emergency 0800 111 999
    Childline 0800 11 11
    Samaritans 116 123
    Glasgow Southwest Foodbank 07437 910 115
    SSPCA 03000 999 999
    Glasgow City Council Emergency Line 0141 248 2000
    Scottish Welfare Fun 0141 276 1177
    Scottish Water 0800 077 8778
    DWP 0800 169 0310 (JSA ESA)
    DWP 0800 328 9344 (UC)
    ChrisCast: Politics from the point of view of a Glasgow MP and one of his staff.

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    ChrisCast Episode 6: London Lunacy

    ChrisCast Episode 6: London Lunacy

    Chris and Al talk about the crazy antics of Westminster & the Tory Danse Macabre. We try and make some sense of what has been one of the most disruptive times in UK politics since the early 1800's.
    We mention the usual suspects and their roles in the chaos enveloping the House of Commons.
    Moving on to local issues, we update people on the progress of community larders and supermarkets, and let you know when the next surgeries are being held in the community.
    Do you want a shout out or a project mentioned in the next episode? email alistair.shaw@parliament.uk
    Don't forget you can get in touch via the usual channels listed below!

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    ChrisCast: Politics from the point of view of a Glasgow MP and one of his staff.

    • 31 min
    ChrisCast Episode 5 with Chris Stephens, MP for Glasgow South West

    ChrisCast Episode 5 with Chris Stephens, MP for Glasgow South West

    Chris and Al return after a break from National Mourning with a longer episode in a slightly different format to discuss the obliteration of UK economy by the new Tory Cabinet, it's effects on National and Local issues, progress of local Larder and Foodbank projects in Glasgow South West, some stats around foodbank usage and wrapping up with the local surgery times around the constituency.
    Mentions today for Kwazi Kwarteng, Angus Brendan MacNeil, Stewart M MacDonald, Councillor Roza Salih and condolences to the family of Iris Gibson, former SNP Councillor for Cardonald
    ChrisCast: Politics from the point of view of a Glasgow MP and one of his staff.

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    A ChrisCast special short: Chris Stephens v Thérèse Coffey

    A ChrisCast special short: Chris Stephens v Thérèse Coffey

    Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West takes on Thérèse Coffey in her former role of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions at the DWP Select Committee.  From February 2022, originally posted to Twitter and viewed over 500,000 times.
    Republished following Thérèse Coffey being appointed as Deputy PM and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by Liz Truss, PM of the UK.
    ChrisCast: Politics from the point of view of a Glasgow MP and one of his staff.

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    ChrisCast Episode 4 with Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West

    ChrisCast Episode 4 with Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West

    At last! ChrisCast has come to a proper Podcasting Platform!

    In this episode Chris Stephens MP talks about the Cost of Living Crisis, we have the regular Nerd Spot, what Chris is up to in the Glasgow South West Constituency, Community Shoutouts and Surgery Times for the coming weekend.
    ChrisCast: Politics from the point of view of a Glasgow MP and one of his staff.

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