The Scottish Independence Podcast 107 – Chris Cairns & Greg Moodie

xmastoonFor the 107th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Chris Cairns & Greg Moodie. Chris and Greg have come to prominence in recent years with their cartoons and illustrations depicting the various actors and their activities on the Scottish and UK political stages, and you’ll probably have seen their work on Wings Over Scotland, Bella Caledonia and many other places.

I asked them both if they became politicised before beginning their artwork or if it was the other way round. We talked about where the inspiration for thnpgj8i2400gzr0py1jir6sbo49i0sfe work comes from and whether it is fair to kick someone when they are down. Chris had something to say about the downplaying of the electoral earthquake that hit us a month or so ago too.

We also threw in something about Steve Bell.

Finally, as usual, I asked them why they support Scottish Independence.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 106 – Allan Grogan

allan-grogan1-e1413994147161For the 106th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Allan Grogan. Allan was the founding member of Labour for Indy, a campaign group during the referendum which was in an almost unique position of campaigning against the policy of its own party’s stated position.

We talked about that and the accusations that were levelled at the group that they were an SNP front. We also talked about where the Labour Party can now go from the difficult position they find themselves in.

Alan explained his reasons for resigning from Labour and joining the SSP too.

Near the end we got on to Indyref 2 – when, if, how and what? Finally, the picture below caused some confusion, so I endeavoured to get Allan to clear it up.

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The Polling Station 24 – What The Hell Just Happened?

So here is the last episode of The Polling Station for now (it could very well resurface around future election times), and Ivan and I had a chat about what happened in both Scotland and CEu43DyWYAAlpUjEngland, and what we’re likely to see in the coming months and years.

Where to for the Labour branch office in Scotland and down south? What, if anything, will the Tories give to Scotland? Do we need to bother talking about the libdems? These were just some of the questions we got onto it, and I resisted the temptation to say something unspeakable about Ian Davidson, though I did say something about him.

As a little aside, I’ll be going back to the Scottish Independence Podcast format very soon, so watch out for those.

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