In the interests of full disclosure, and this may shock you, I support Scottish Independence.
Over the years I have repeatedly called on the media to be fairer on that issue. More specifically, I would prefer if they didn’t spread the wild stories and accusations of unionists without analysing them at all, whilst at the same time treating the comments and research of independence supporters to the most withering scrutiny and exaggerating possible difficulties (Corbynistas – are you beginning to understand what we went through?).
Through all of this however, I never once called on the media to be more “patriotic”. Such a thing from an independence supporter would undoubtedly provoke a shitstorm.
We talked about the wider context in which the argument over the timing of the second independence referendum is being played out in. We also spoke about the hysterical reactions of some unionist commentators – why are they so furious and how should we react to it.
It’s the 150th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast and the 250th podcast I have put together that is about Scottish Independence in some way, so it’s a double sort of anniversary. I hope you’ve been enjoying them.
This time we are back to the interviews and in this universal moment of “what the hell is going on?” I spoke to Pat Kane, who I’m sure doesn’t need any introduction other than to say he isn’t the ice-hockey player that comes up if you search Pat Kane on google (if you found the podcast when you were searching for that Pat Kane…I once went to a Fife Flyers match).
We spoke about the the events of this week regarding the new independence referendum, how we are going to need to campaign, what new allies might come along to the party, what is likely to be against us and how we can fight it.