The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

I don't know about you folks, but it doesn't seem like two minutes since the last US Presidential elections.  Yet here we are January 2024, and the results of the Iowa Republican caucus are in and it's a resounding victory for Donald Trump. We try and make sense of this most arcane aspect of American political life and what the figures tell us about the potential of another Trump presidency.
Here in the UK, there will be a General Election this year and YouGov have just published a massive "super poll" predicting an almost unprecedented wipe-out of the Tory Party and a massive Labour majority. The SNP being predicted to lose around half its seats while remaining, just, the largest party, ahead of Labour.
How is the SNP responding to this threat and what is its campaign strategy?
However, that General Election might be closer than we think if the Conservative" Five families" put their money where their mouths are and rebel on Sunak's Rwanda Bill. Will Lee Anderson et al be the turkeys who vote for Christmas?
Tension in the Middle East continues to ramp up with the USA and UK taking military action against the Houthi rebels in the Yemen. Who are the Houthis and what do they want?
If you want to see Lesley's Denmark film here's a list of dates, times, and venues
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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.