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So It’s Like That Is It?

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.

Tory ministers however can do it no problem…

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Journey To Yes 13

The excellent Phantom Power has started the next series of Journey To Yes.

He is one of the most important assets the yes side have in this debate. If you can help his fundraiser then please do.

You can watch all of them on this site or on youtube.

(He also had me in one of his films, along with the Wee Ginger Dug. and some time ago I had him on the podcast.)

Scottish Independence Podcast 151 – Adam Ramsay

Unlock+Magna+Carta+PRINT019For the 151st episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I managed to get Adam Ramsay back on the line after a failed recording a couple of months back. Adam is a writer and activist and is the co-editor of Open Democracy.

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.

Hope you enjoy.

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You can download here if you click THIS LINK .

You can listen online at the show’s spreaker webpage, or you can subscribe with itunes. We can also be found on youtube and on facebook.

Scottish Independence Podcast 150 – Pat Kane

6a00d83452241169e201b8d14e744f970cIt’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.

Hope you enjoy.

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You can download here if you click THIS LINK .

You can listen online at the show’s spreaker webpage, or you can subscribe with itunes. We can also be found on youtube and on facebook.