The Scottish Independence Podcast 22 – Nighet Nasim Riaz

1-nighetFor episode 22 of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I spoke with Nighet Nasim Riaz who is a PhD student, SNP activist, member of Women for Indy and avid people-watcher.

We spoke about her PhD and about what convinced her, as someone who had lived in England prior to coming to Scotland, of the case for Indy.

We also spoke about the work that Women For Indy have been doing around the country and what effects we hope it might have. The recent SNP conference, which she attended, was another topic of discussion as was what attracted her to join that party.

The debate going on in the Asian community was a small topic. Is it any different from the debate among other people in the country, and if so, why should it be?

Finally, the effect of having mostly male panels on political talk shows came up.

A couple of more general announcements, the April Fools episode seemed to go down rather well with almost 1400 of you having a listen to that so thanks again to all the contrBGtxHWzCYAA3C0Z.jpg largeibutors and we hope everyone that heard it enjoyed it.

If you are feeling generous and would like to make a little donation to the podcast you can do that through the donate button on the top right of this page or over at Andrew’s page.

So, to the podcast…

Hope you enjoy…

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  1. Hi there just listened to Nighet who spoke both passionately and accurately especially concerning how the political parties engage the Asian communities and in particular our own party the SNP which needs to broaden its network to effectively engage the Asian community on its merit and on an equal standing instead of patronising it. If we can do that we can attract a substantial swing from Labour!!

    1. Hi Mike it’d be good to chat sometime. If you care to send me a message from your personal email I shall be happy to communicate with you further. Cheers

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