The Polling Station 9 – IndyRef Mark 2

Wedding CakeThe Polling Station is a podcast of around 5 minutes with short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage. It’ll be every day between now and the election, with Ivan McKee, myself and others. It also features William Duguid‘s Terminalogical Inexactitude of the day.

In today’s episode I am joined by Mark Frankland, writer. Neither Mark nor myself are members of any party, which frees us up to discuss some matters that others may not be free to discuss.

And even though the SNP didn’t discuss the prospect of IndyRef 2 in their manifesto, and Sturgeon said she wasn’t planning one, it didn’t stop some of the unionist parties from having a go on the matter. This has of course predictably led to the very funny #NotRuledOutByTheSNP hashtag on twitter.

Angrry SalmondWe discussed if the SNP are being too cautious on the matter, what could be the triggers for a new referendum and what’s so bad about asking for some more democracy anyway?

This is the 9th episode, you can find the others here

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The Polling Station 8 – The House of Lords

The Polling Station is a podcast of around 5 minutes with short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage. It’ll be every day between now and the election, with Ivan McKee, myself and others.

House Of Lords QuoteToday marks the start of a new feature. From today on William Duguid will be giving us his Terminalogical Inexactitude of the day, and the first one features David Cameron.

However, before you get to that Ivan and myself talk about the House of Lords, and I admit that we didn’t talk about it in glowing terms.

This is the 8th episode, you can find the others here

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The Polling Station 7 – Transport Part 1 – The Trains

BpoAIZgCMAMUsZJThe Polling Station is a podcast of around 5 minutes with short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage. It’ll be every day between now and the election, with Ivan McKee, myself and others.

This is the 7th episode, you can find the others here

Why not come on a lazy train ride this Sunday? Well, I assume most of you would like to, but think it is just too bloody expensive. Why should that be? What can be done about it?

Good things come to those who wait, and I’m not talking about your train being late, I am in fact referring to how renationalising the train system may be much cheaper and easier than many suspect.

These were our topics for this Sunday…

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The Polling Station 6 – The Polls

CCzWOIMWYAAtOzu.png largeThe Polling Station is a podcast of around 5 minutes with short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage. It’ll be every day between now and the election, with Ivan McKee, myself and others.

This is the 5th episode, you can find the others here.

This time we talked about the polls both north and south of the border. In Scotland some prominent types could be in trouble, as you can see in the image above. Down south it seems it is all to play for.

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The Polling Station 5 – UKIP & Immigration

The Polling Station is a podcast of around 5 minutes with short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage. It’ll be every day between now and the election, with Ivan McKee, myself and others.

kilroy-mail-1024x582This is the 5th episode, you can find the others here.

In this episode we look at UKIP and their attitude to Scotland, as well as some of the more unusual declarations from some members or former members of that party. That of course brought us onto immigration, which was the main focus of the discussion. With such a poisonous atmosphere surrounding the issue, it can be hard to come out and say that Scotland could actually do with more, not less, immigration.

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The Polling Station 4 – Trident

The Polling Station is a podcast of around 5 minutes with short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage. It’ll be every day between now and the election, with Ivan McKee, myself and others.

This is the 4th episode, you can find the others here.

507-nuclear-weaponsIn this episode we look at the plans to replace Trident. Is it worth the money? Is it good military strategy? And what about the Red Menace. What about the SNP red line?

Oh, and a bonus point for anyone who can tell me why I stuck that little bit of music on at the end. It wasn’t because there will be another episode tomorrow.

Hope you enjoy…

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“It is such a supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they’re used. The fact that they exist at all, their presence in our lives, will wreak more havoc than we can begin to fathom. Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behavior. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meat hooks deep in the base of our brains. They are purveyors of madness. They are the ultimate colonizer.”

– Arundhati Roy