Stephen Paton on fine form here…
For 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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You could take this as Cameron effectively saying they are going to block anything the Scottish Parliament does…
An activist speaking on Mayday, regarding some of the results of the benefit sanctioning regime.
She also gets a bit of stick at the end from what I assume to be Labour supporters…
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 England, 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.
Hope you enjoy…
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 or election commentary.
In what podcast can you get Errol Brown, St Enoch’s, Nick Clegg and the Institute for Fiscal Studies? This one. Ivan and I give a last wee run round the stories before the polls open, and William makes the nonsense drummed up by someone (pending investigation) in Glasgow yesterday, seem exactly what it was.
TV and radio aren’t supposed to talk about the election on election day. We are neither of those things but I’d like to continue my role of providing an alternative talking point anyway, so your question is in the photo.
This is the 23rd episode, you can find the others here from newest to oldest.
Hope you enjoy…