The Polling Station 15 – Not Going Back In The Box

Screen-Shot-2014-09-07-at-23.52.44The 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.

This is the 15th episode, you can find the others here from newest to oldest.

This time I was joined by writer, tutor, campaigner, ex-cop & more than I can put here, Karen Campbell.

We talked about a recent statistic showing that a much higher percentage of women in Scotland, as compared to England are likely to vote. Why would that be so?

Also, we talked about the broader situation and why Scotland is not “going back in the box”.

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The Polling Station 14 – Project Hysteria

FireShot Screen Capture #099 - 'Michael Greenwell on Twitter_ _#WorstCrisisSinceTheAbdication http___t_co_kVak79xiE0_' - twitter_com_mgreenwell_status_592090049837178881The 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, however, he’s out on maneuvres and will not be in this one.

#DollGate and now the #WorstCrisisSinceTheAbdication. It appears that Project Fear has morphed into Project Hysteria, this was our topic today.

Silliness apart, who is this all aimed at, what does it say about Old V New media and is it likely to have much of an effect?

This is the 14th episode, you can find the others here from newest to oldest

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The Polling Station 13 – Crystal Ball Time

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. It also features William Duguid‘s Terminalogical Inexactitude of the day, however, he’s out on maneuvres and will not be in this one.

10696262_882355151804959_3364114252718306151_nIn this episode, as requested, we had a chat about how this election may affect the Scottish Parliament election in 2016. We also had a word about what it is actually like being down at Westminster.

This is the 13th episode, you can find the others here from newest to oldest

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The Polling Station 12 – Education

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. It also features William Duguid‘s Terminalogical Inexactitude of the day.

photo lib demIn this episode I was joined by Gillian Martin from Women for Independence.

We talked about a story that pro-union parties are fond of repeating (and sticking on leaflets), specifically that under the SNP college places have fallen. However, as she pointed out in her blog, the truth is somewhat different from the soundbites.

We also talked about the importance of maintaining free higher education in Scotland or indeed any other society.

This is the 12th episode, you can find the others here from newest to oldest

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The Polling Station 11 – Project Fear 2 – This Time It’s England

nonsenseThe 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.

As we get closer to the election it appears that project fear is on its way back, but this time … it’s England. Yes, the Tories are trying to hard to scare the living daylights out of the English voters in order to stop them voting Labour. Ivan and I had a chat about if it’s likely to work or not.

Also, William Duguid speaks of the Libdems and what to make of their promises – there’s a meal ticket in there somewhere.

This is the 11th episode, you can find the others here

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The Polling Station 10 – SNP Economic Policy

130941_600The 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.

This time Ivan and I got round to SNP economic policy in a UK election. How does it differ from that of the main parties and what influence could it have. On the Scottish side of it, what happens to the oil money if there is full fiscal autonomy/responsibility?

Also, William Duguid speaks of Oor Jim and Naebody’s Piers Morgan.

This is the 10th episode, you can find the others here

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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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