The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

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The recent Conservative party conference,in particular Boris Johnson's keynote speech,takes up the bulk of this week's podcast.In fact it's a Tory heavy episode with our thoughts on Alister Jack and Michael Gove's recent statements on Scottish independence. We also look at the underlying issues behind the energy crisis plus Labour's rejection of PR and that Supreme Court decision.

Show Notes

The recent Conservative party conference,in particular Boris Johnson's keynote speech,takes up the bulk of this week's podcast. Policy light,rhetoric and "joke" heavy we try and figure out why this appears,at least in electoral terms, to appeal to voters in England.
However there was much more to the conference than Johnson. We give our with our thoughts on Sajid Javid's chilling remarks on social care,Priti Patel's shameless populism and  Alister Jack and Michael Gove's recent statements on Scottish independence. 
Despite overwhelming support in the wider party for PR the motion proposing it as Labour Party policy was defeated at their conference.Lesley analysises what this says not just about Labour strategy but,more importantly,the central ideology of its leadership.

All this plus,the underlying causes of the energy crisis-hint short termism and privatisation- that Supreme court decision,and a wee tribute to the late Robin Morton.

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.