The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

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A joint report by the Health and Science select committees has been absolutely damning of the UK government's response to the Covid pandemic. The UK and the EU seem to be heading for a complete impasse over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Plus, the Borders Forest Trust conference, the Great Tapestry of Scotland,and porridge.

Show Notes

A joint report by the Health and Science select committees has been absolutely damning of the UK government's response to the Covid pandemic. The response to this from government ministers has been to focus,yet again, on the success of the vaccine roll out, say that lessons will be learned , to wait for the results of a future official inquiry,and that they followed scientific advice. We ask just plausible all that is.
The UK and the EU seem to be heading for a complete impasse over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Central to this now seems to be the impact of the protocol on the relationship between GB and Northern Ireland,and the role of the ECJ. But is this all a narrative of EU intransigence being spun in the lead up to another,"Let's get Brexit done.", General Election?
Lesley looks back at the recent Borders Forest Trust Conference,in particular the contribution of George Monbiot, and the outstanding work being done by Trust volunteers.
We finish with thoughts on the,bizarrely,linked topics of the Great Tapestry of Scotland and the World Porridge Making Championship.


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.