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Scottish Independence Podcast 149 – Something Fishy

A recent episode of the Lesley Riddoch podcastCH5UlZFW8AE9r1R.jpg mentioned a couple of things regarding what’s going to happen to fishing and agriculture in Scotland post-brexit. I felt what they were talking about was so important that we should go straight to the horse’s mouth, and then to the horses a***s (Mundell & Farage).

So for the 149th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I’ve pulled together the relevant comments and something fishy does indeed seem to be going on.

Hope you enjoy.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 126 – Who Were The Yes Campaigners? – with Dr Iain Black

engscotsWe all remember the people we met, campaigned, and often made friends with during the referendum campaign. However, were the people we met representative of the campaigners as a whole? Who were they all? If the Telegraph were to be believed then the whole campaign was just that one muscular guy in a kilt with his top off, as that seemed to be the only photo they used for the entire process.Was that really the case?

RDnlkRbfFor the 126th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I spoke with Dr Iain Black of Heriot-Watt University, who has conducted research with almost 1000 people who campaigned in the referendum to find out not just who the people were (age, gender, class, ethnicity), but also what people did and why they did it.

Which groups enjoyed the campaign more? Who did people think were more effective – local groups or the official Yes campaign?

image_previewThe results of the study give some great insights into these questions and more.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 124 – Simone Charlesworth

For the 124th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast on Monday past I spoke with Simone Charlesworth. Simone blogs at Mewsing Out Loud and you-YYD_HmV.jpg large can find her on twitter here.

We talked about her experience coming up from England to Scotland and trying to get up to speed with Scottish politics as quickly as possible. After she got up to speed, she got involved in things on the Yes side.

Simone also talked about how working with Labour councils down south may or may not differ greatly from those you find in Scotland.

She has a very enlightening point (actually a few) about why she feels the exact opposite of the cringe.

How would someone who takes an interest in politics describe the differences between the media in England and that in Scotland?

Finally, Simone also had a brilliant line about Jim Murphy, and I managed to sneak in two lines from comedy shows. Bonus points to any listener who catches them..

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Altered State

I have to be honest and say that I had been putting off watching this documentary by the fabulous Phantom Power.

This wasn’t because I didn’t think it would be good, quite the opposite in fact, because his other films are great. However, I did know it was likely to make me angry, and that kept me back.

I just watched it and it did make me angry, but it is a must see just the same.

The Pope Is A Catholic And The Queen Is A…

I think this might be the story some people are referring to at the moment.

Here’s Her Royal Neutralness not saying anything directly but the palace propagandists saying a whole lot…

In case you can’t be bothered reading the thing (I usually feel that way about the Sunday Times), the main part would be

a senior royal source said: “The queen is a unionist”.

 

Queen Is A  Unionist