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.

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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

The Polling Station Episode 3 – Austerity

Rescue planThe Polling Station is a new podcast of around 5 minutes in duration which we hope will come out every day between now and the election.

We will do short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage.

This is the 3rd episode, you can find the others here.

In this episode we look at the Labour and Tories occupying the same space but frantically trying to steal each others thunder. More importantly however, we talked about why austerity doesn’t work.

Finally, is the Better Together love affair over? How bad do things have to be if Willie Rennie is calling YOU confused?

306Oh, and what’s in a word?

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The Polling Station Episode 2 – Murphy & No Detriment

contradictionThe Polling Station is a new podcast of around 5 minutes in duration which we hope will come out every day between now and the election.

We will do short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage.

This is the 2nd episode, you can find the others here.

contradThis time we spoke of the rather rough day that Jim Murphy’s had yesterday, which is why I am filling this post with images of things which contradict themselves. Jim’s rough day was mostly caused by this quote from Chuka Ummuna…

“The leader of the Scottish Labour Party will not be in charge of the UK budget. The leader of our country, our next prime minister, Ed Miliband, will be in charge of the UK budget and he has just answered the question, when that was put to him – will there be any cuts over the course of this parliament not just in the first financial year, but in the following financial years?  And he was absolutely clear – there will be the need for further consolidation and cuts throughout the rest of the parliament.”

So was Jim hung out to dry or was it just the head office getting the branch manager back in line?

We also talked about the idea of No Detriment and the fact that the Independent ex UK nation of Ireland seems to be doing rather well at the moment.

contradictionnopetsHope you enjoy…

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War Is A Racket

quote-war-is-a-racket-it-always-has-been-it-is-possibly-the-oldest-easily-the-most-profitable-surely-smedley-butler-215696“War is a racket” – What kind of lefty-pinko radical would say such a thing?

Well actually this person said it…

Smedley Butler was “at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history”.

This link is an audio version of something he wrote in 1935. The text version is here.

It is fairly dry for the first part as he explains who made money and how much they made in the first world war. I’d advise you to stick with it however, as when he gets off the statistics and opens up it really becomes something of great import.

 

The Polling Station Episode 1 – Full Fiscal Autonomy

Screen-Shot-2013-06-19-at-23.53.20The Polling Station is a new podcast of around 5 minutes in duration which we hope will come out every day between now and the election.

We will do short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage.

The aim is also to provide people with information they can use to help them make their minds up on the issues and/or use as they campaign on those issues.

I’ll be doing these with Ivan McKee, but we’ll also have help from others along the way.

In this first episode we (mostly) spoke about the concept that Jim Murphy, in this video in which it is completely impossible that the backdrop of doorknocking is a setup, seems to think is too complicated for you all to get your pretty little heads around, namely full fiscal autonomy.

Big-Wealth-GapHope you enjoy…

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 105 – Ivan McKee

ivan-mckeeFor the 105th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Ivan McKee, who was heavily involved with Business for Scotland in the run-up to the referendum and since then has become an SNP activist and has been working on things like the Match Blair Project and working with The Common Weal.

We spoke about some of this work and about the speaking tour he is just about to begin.

We also had a chat about the upcoming election and some of the possible scenarios that could play out.

General Election 2005Finally, any podcast or article that talks about Blair should include one or both of the photos you can find below, so there they are.

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