The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

The UK Supreme Court said no to any lawful way out of the "voluntary" union. In this week's episode we focus on this, the way forward for the Yes movement, the Time for Scotland rallies, and the response of the SNP.

Show Notes

The Supreme Court decided last Wednesday that the Scottish Parliament did not have the power to legislate for an advisory independence referendum. The rationale? Any result would either weaken or strengthen the sovereignty of the UK Parliament as it would be an expression of the democratic will of the Scottish people.
We examine the court's decision and ask whether it has revealed the reality of the "voluntary" union.
We also reflect on the success of the 15 Time for Scotland rallies. What do they tell us about the health of the Yes movement and what lessons can be learned for the future?
Five other rallies supporting Scotland's right to choose took place across Europe and Lesley talks about these, her recent trip to Iceland and what she learned there about the importance of a sense of cultural self.
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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.