The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

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?

Show Notes

 The Queen's Speech allied to the Times story of the failure of Liz Truss's latest negotiations  give every indication that the Tories are prepared to rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol. This despite the majority support in Northern Ireland for Remain in the Brexit referendum and the electoral success of pro Protocol parties in the recent Assembly elections. We look at the current state of Northern Irish politics,with particular focus on Sinn Fein, and the threats posed to the Good Friday Agreement by the UK government's stance.
 I'll resign if fined. Is Starmer risking everything over Beergate? Can the alleged breach of Covid regulations in Durham be compared to the catalogue of parties at No 10? And just who is orchestrating the Labour leaks?
Disastrous results for the Scottish Conservatives but who'll take the leader's poison chalice from Ross? The candidates, just as with Boris Johnson, don't seem to be lining up to take on what looks like the worst job in Scottish politics.

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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.