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Scottish Independence Podcast 173 – Human Rights and Poverty in the UK

“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.

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Journey To Yes 22 – Clive Ponting

Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power.

This time it is Clive Ponting, a man who really knows what the British Government tends to get up to and why.

It’s partly an interview and partly taken from a talk. I am pleased to announce that in a sort of double feature, the new episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast (out tomorrow), will be that talk in its entirety, unedited.

That’s for tomorrow, but for tonight, here is Clive Ponting’s Journey To Yes (all the others in the series can be found here).

Scottish Independence Podcast 168 – Spitting The Dummy & Lovebombs

The 168th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a mix of some recent things that you won’t want to miss.

Here you’ll find a psychic that didn’t seem to predict the consequences of telling a nation of people to go f*ck itself, or how much of an idiot she would like when she was doing it.

There is also a good speech from Westminster which provides good and useful historical information on the history of Scottish home rule. However, given that the speech was delivered in Westminster, it was accompanied by quite a lot of petulant, ill-informed and childish nonsense that came from the government benches.

Finally, which Tory MP seems to want a large number of Scottish people to commit suicide? I imagine that some of you reading this are saying “quite a few of them want that” to yourselves, which is possibly true, but one of them said it out loud in public.

Hope you enjoy.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 166 – Pensioners for Indy and more

81d81efaace4cdaf17e73d1f45af1974--pensions-scottish-independenceThe 166th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features, amongst other things, an interview with Peter Swain of Pensioners for Independence (courtesy of Independence Live).

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.

Hope you enjoy.

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.

These podcasts are independently minded and independently funded, you can help to keep them going by making a donation.

Scottish Independence Podcast 161 – Christians For Indy

About a month ago I found the image below.

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I noticed that the only people I hadn’t had on the show among the conveners and voting organisations were Elaine C. Smith (I’ve tried – can’t seem to get in touch with her), AyeScotland, Christians For Independence and Pensioners for Independence.

I then immediately tweeted out asking if any of those organisations would like to come on the show for a talk about independence. The first I managed to organise something with (and I’ll be working on the others shortly) were Christians for Independence.

1393438629I’m not a religious man myself so I thought it would be interesting to hear their perspective and, as the guest, Dave Thompson – former SNP MSP and convener of the group, pointed out in the show, over 400,000 people regularly  attend churches in Scotland every week so is this a demographic the indy movement can afford to ignore?

So here is the 161st episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast with Dave Thompson of Christians for independence

Hope you enjoy.

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.

These podcasts are independently minded and independently funded, you can help to keep them going by making a donation.

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