The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

Lesley reflects on her appearance on BBC Scotland's Debate Night. The rail strikes and the emergence of Mick Flynn as a powerful, articulate voice of the modern trade union movement. Alex Rowley of Labour floats the idea of devo max on an indyref2 ballot paper.

Show Notes

Lesley looks back at her recent appearance on BBC Debate Night and reflects on why the emphasis must be on the substance of the argument for Scottish independence rather than being drawn into sterile debates about process.
Mick Lynch the General Secretary of the RMT union has cut through to the wider public with a series of interviews where he has effectively destroyed the hackneyed ,and increasingly bizarre, line of questioning from broadcasters. What makes him such a powerful and  effective voice for modern trade unionism?
Alex Rowley has  floated the idea of devo max on an indyref2 ballot paper. All of this is dependent, of course, not only on Labour winning the next General Election but the willingness of a future Labour government to put in place meaningful devolution. We discuss.
When is an apology not an apology? We examine the fall out from the Patrick Grady affair and the response, in particular from Ian Blackford, to the leak of an audio recording of an SNP Parliamentary Party meeting.
June 23 was the day Scotland voted to Remain in EU while England voted Leave. The rest as they say is history. Join Lesley and folk from 6 European countries who explain why they want Scotland to rejoin the EU as an independent state.
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What is The Lesley Riddoch Podcast?

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.