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.
Is the UK government about to ditch the Northern Ireland Protocol? Cost of living crisis. Work longer hours. Get a better job. Just how out of touch are the Tories? The First Minister's US visit. Eurovision. Hell or heaven?
Will the Tories rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol? I'll resign if fined. Is Starmer risking everything over Beergate? Disastrous results for the Scottish Conservatives but who'll take the leader's poison chalice from Ross?
The power of local
The local elections are upon us and we ask how democratic Scottish local government actually is. We examine the performances of Sir Keir Starmer and Anas Sarwar and question their electoral strategies both in Scotland and England. Billy Kay's recent address in Scots to the Scottish Parliament kicked off a storm over his use o the Mither Tongue. What is it about Scots that upsets so many unionists?
The Old One Two
No new FPNs. Has Johnson survived Partygate? The Speaker calls in the editor of The Mail On Sunday over that Angela Rayner article. What does Macron's victory over Le Pen mean? What is gillnet fishing and should we care? What's wrong with SNP 1 and 2 in the local elections?
Will Boris Johnson survive Partygate part 1? The Rwanda asylum deal. Throwing red meat to the right? Great Bernera . For want of a signature is the buy out lost?
Systems of a down
Lesley's travel travails and what do they say about Brexit Britain? The smart meter scandal. A failure of political "commonsense"? The Sunak revelations. Why now? The C4 sell off. An act of revenge?
The whole Talk Media stable is braw
Thank you Lesley for doing this. I am loving all its component parts
Lesley Riddoch show
Zero ratings? I stumbled upon this from my U.S. west coast home and thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. Nae doubt, as I listen more and learn more about Lesley Riddoch and her co-presenter, there will be some I like and some not so much. I do remember seeing a copy of Harpies & Quines way back in the 90s and maybe that was where I first heard her name.