“I think if you had got a group of mysogynists in a room and said ‘guys, how can we make this system work for men and not for women?’, they wouldn’t have come up with too many other ideas than what is already in place”.
The 173rd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the much talked about report by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, talking about the UK.
It’s so important I was going to just read the whole thing out and put that out as a podcast but fortunately for me there was a presentation and a Q&A, and here it is.
Hope you enjoy.
You can download the show directly if you click THIS LINK.
You’ll also find out why I was very tempted to call the episode “Archie, Archie, What’s the Score?”, even if part of that joke will only make sense if you were born before 1985.
I also had to include Boris Johnson, or as he is known in Scotland, Bawjawz, trying to justify some of the worst Tory behaviour. As he does so, he is kind enough to show just how far removed from you and the rest of reality in the process.
Finally, there’s a semi-unrelated part relating to how the BBC will shut down certain discussions if you go off script.
With Scotland In Union looking like a busted crap hand, rather than a busted flush, it is important to remember that shadowy groups of rich union supporters have other groups and are likely just to move their money to those ones.
We already know about some of them, and we can expect others to crop up. As independence supporters we need to keep our eyes open for them.
Here is just one example, it is a group that has a nice, neutral sounding name. This is done in order to give the media licence to pretend that any material they produce is honest and impartial public interest research…
You remember all that stuff about a family of nations?
Well, here is a reminder that the UK government tried to use their friends (including Russia apparently) in order to f*ck up members of the “family”.
Furthermore, I actually have a copy of one of the propaganda pieces they sent abroad to be translated into broadcasts for various national broadcasters. It includes JK Trowling, Blair McDougall, Callum Munroe a Better Together staffer, Torquill Crichton (name misspelt) and speaks to no one at all from the Yes side. It also features No side rallies that we all don’t remember.
As soon as I get round to subtitling it I will publish it. It’s quite, how can I put this, invigorating.