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ScotIndyPod 173 - Poverty and Human Rights in the UK

11/19/2018
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"I think if you had got a group of mysogynists in a room and said 'guys, how can we make this system work for men and not for women?', they wouldn't have come up with too many other ideas than what is already in place". The 173rd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the much talked about report by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, talking about the UK. It's so important I was going to just read the whole thing out and put that out as a podcast but...

Duration:01:17:33

ScotIndyPod 172 - Clive Ponting

11/13/2018
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The 172nd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a speech given by Clive Ponting. Ponting is a famous whistleblower who exposed the UK Government over the sinking of The Belgrano, an act many believe to be a war crime. He has also authored a number of books exposing various levels of skulduggery and/or incompetence at Whitehall. This episode comes from a recent talk he gave in which he goes into those things, but also why he now resides in Scotland, why he loves it, and why he...

Duration:01:03:50

Scottish Independence Podcast 171 - Dr Philippa Whitford

10/9/2018
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The 171st episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is mostly a speech by Dr Philippa Whitford (a previous guest on the show). I'm sure you do, but just in case you didn't know, Dr Whitford MP is an SNP MP but before her time in politics she was a consultant breast surgeon, one who also worked as part of UN mission in Gaza and even a couple of years ago went to the West Bank to operare on four women suffering from Breast Cancer. The speech, principally about the Scottish Health service,...

Duration:01:57:24

Scottish Independence Podcast 170 - Mike Russell On Brexit & More

10/1/2018
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The 170th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is mostly a speech by Mike Russell regarding the (bleak) situation with Brexit and people really should hear it. I am reproducing the talk here and thanks to Newsnet for allowing me to do so. There are also a couple of cameos, Martin Compston gets it right and Ruth Davidson gets it wrong, American Embassy staff paint a frightening picture and John Swinney loses his sh*t. Hope you enjoy. LINKS https://twitter.com/Feorlean...

Duration:01:20:43

Scottish Independence Podcast 169 - Thomas Muir Lecture 2018 by Gerda Stevenson

9/22/2018
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"I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause. It shall ultimately prevail. It shall finally triumph." – Thomas Muir’s speech from the dock, Edinburgh, August 1793. Courtesy of Phantom Power, the 169th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features the Thomas Muir lecture for 2018, which was given by Gerda Stevenson with As well as being an actress and a musician, Gerda Stevenson is the author of Quines: Poems in tribute to women of Scotland and in the lecture...

Duration:00:56:38

ScotIndyPod 168 - Spitting The Dummy & Lovebombs

9/7/2018
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The 168th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a mix of some recent things that you won't want to miss. Here you'll find a psychic that didn't seem to predict the consequences of telling a nation of people to go f*ck itself, or how much of an idiot she would like when she was doing it. There is also a good speech from Westminster which provides good and useful historical information on the history of Scottish home rule. However, given that the speech was delivered in Westminster,...

Duration:00:31:22

ScotIndyPod 167 - Craig Dalzell on GERS and Currency

8/25/2018
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The 167th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is an interview with Craig Dalzell, Head of Policy and Research at the Common Weal. We had a chat about the usual rammy every time the GERS figures come out (sorry for the swear word that it forced out of me, there is only one in the episode) and then we talked about the new paper the Common Weal have produced How to Launch A Scottish Currency. Hope you enjoy. LINKS https://twitter.com/thecommongreen...

Duration:00:47:54

Scottish Independence Podcast 166 - Pensioners for Indy and more

6/3/2018
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The 166th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features, amongst other things, an interview with Peter Swain of Pensioners for Independence (courtesy of Independence Live). You'll also find out why I was very tempted to call the episode "Archie, Archie, What's the Score?", even if part of that joke will only make sense if you were born before 1985. I also had to include Boris Johnson, or as he is known in Scotland, Bawjawz, trying to justify some of the worst Tory behaviour. As he...

Duration:00:46:02

ScotIndyPod 165 - BBC 1943 or 2030?

5/21/2018
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We're back. Just a little reminder of why...

Duration:00:06:39

ScotIndyPod 164 - Some of the Best

12/23/2017
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Around this time of year I usually try to put out something with some of the best bits of the year in a compilation. However, given the early birth of our son Cailean, I haven't had time to scour through the stuff I have saved to put that exact show together again this year. So instead, here is what I thought was the best of this year, along with two of the best of ANY year in the Scottish Independence movement. It's not all happy-smiley, but it is all excellent. Hope you enjoy. LINKS...

Duration:00:28:50

ScotIndyPod163 - They Don't Make This Difficult

11/28/2017
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The 163rd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a thank you for some of the great moments that Scottish Labour leaders have given us in recent years. Today the new empty suit put himself right in the mix with the previous empty suits and dresses, and he is hardly in the job. Hope you enjoy. LINKS https://twitter.com/mgreenwell http://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheScottishIndependencePodcast

Duration:00:12:43

ScotIndyPod 162 - Tories & Trump

11/22/2017
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The 162nd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a quick run through of some of the things that Trump and the Tories have been up to. Some listeners may find the amount of Ruth Davidson in it upsetting, however, when she is in it, she is constistently making an arse of herself. She also says some terminological inexactitudes, seems to forget that welfare isn't a devolved matter and more. There is also someone making fun of Trump, but the problem with that is that whatever you say...

Duration:00:35:38

El podcast de la Independència de Catalunya

10/27/2017
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"We hereby constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent, sovereign, legal, democratic, socially-conscious state"

Duration:00:01:39

ScotIndyPod 161 - Christians for Indy

10/22/2017
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I noticed that the only people I hadn't had on the show among the conveners and voting organisations were Elaine C. Smith (I've tried - can't seem to get in touch with her), AyeScotland, Christians For Independence and Pensioners for Independence. I then immediately tweeted out asking if any of those organisations would like to come on the show for a talk about independence. The first I managed to organise something with (and I'll be working on the others shortly) were Christians for...

Duration:00:46:00

ScotIndyPod 160 - Ian Hamilton

10/15/2017
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The 160th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is an interview with Ian Hamilton QC, probably most know for going down to London with some friends and /taking back/stealing/repatriating/borrowing (delete as you wish) The Stone of Destiny/Scone. I have always wanted to have him on the show but unfortunately it wasn't me that got to interview him, it was instead Mike Small of Bella Caledonia (Bella also has a fundraiser), who has allowed me to make it up into an episode here. We get...

Duration:00:51:23

ScotIndyPod 159 - Colin Fox at SNP Edinburgh

10/7/2017
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The 159th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features a talk given at the Edinburgh SNP Club last night by Colin Fox of the SSP. Colin always speaks well and this time was no different. As well as being his usual genial self however, he also spoke about some of the difficulties the independence movement is in and how we can get out of them. Hope you enjoy. LINKS https://twitter.com/The_SSP_ https://twitter.com/EdinCentralSNP https://twitter.com/colinfoxssp...

Duration:00:58:40

ScotIndyPod 158 - How Bad & Incompetent The UK Government Is

9/30/2017
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"In the case of Brexit, I heard assurances throughout the course of the mission and yesterday at the human rights council from the government that Brexit would not lower protection from environmental threats. However, I also heard, or actually did not hear any clear assurances of how that would be the case. There have been statements from members of government saying that existing laws will be maintained WHEREVER PRACTICAL AND DESIRABLE, which I find very worrying." The 158th episode of The...

Duration:00:30:28

ScotIndyPod 157 - Anna Arqué on Catalonia

9/18/2017
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The 157th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the second time on the show for Anna Arqué. Anna has been a long-time campaigner for Catalan independence and also works for the International Commission of European Citizens. I asked her about the preparations for the Independence Referendum they are about to have and also about the measures that the Spanish government is using to try and disrupt the process. I also asked her how the people are reacting to some of these measures and...

Duration:00:54:57

ScotIndyPod 156 - Thomas Muir Lecture 2017 by Tommy Sheppard

9/15/2017
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We're back! The 156th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features the Thomas Muir lecture for 2017, which was given by Tommy Sheppard MP (who has also been on the show himself). Hope you enjoy.

Duration:01:23:54

ScotIndyPod 155 - A Party Political

5/1/2017
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It's good to give time to your opponents, , so for the 155th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast I've decided to cover this election broadcast by the Scottish Conservatives.

Duration:00:05:47