The Scottish Independence Podcast

The Scottish Independence Podcast 184 – How Has Any of This Changed?

The Queen, God, the EU (in and out), your mate’s dug, Alpha Centauri, cherry tomatoes, wind, Nigel Farage, xylophones, Bungle from Rainbow – whatever it is, if you listen to some people, it’s a reason against Scottish Independence.

The latest they are using is the virus, so for the 184th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I have taken some pieces of talks from before the coronavirus and I’m asking to you to think about if they still apply, or even, are they more urgent questions than before?

And it finishes with an idiot for good measure.

Hope you enjoy.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 183 – Tories Out!

For episode 183 of The Scottish Independence Podcast I’m taking you back to that wonderful world of a few months ago in which the only things we had to worry about were Tory lies causing unnecessary death and hardship, and a babbling manboy in the White House.

Oh wait, both of those things still apply.

Anyway, it’s a collection of whoppers, evasions and other nefarious activity from the Tories, just in case you ever forget what they are like.

Hope you enjoy.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 182 – The Clyde-Built Constitution

“A mendacious drunkard’s promise, made to convince his wife not to leave him”, yes you guessed it, The Vow.

However, the 182nd episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is, thanks to Independence Live, a talk given by Mark McNaught with an intro by John Drummond (former convenor of the Independence convention).

It’s about the importance of making a draft consitution for Scotland BEFORE a second referendum. It also gets into the problems with the constitutional situation in the UK “Arguably the most incoherent and feudal political system on Earth”.

The project, which seems to be on hold at the moment, can be found at Scottishconstitution.com

Hope you enjoy.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 181 – The Declaration of Arbroath

Obviously you weren’t expecting there would be any UK wide celebrations of The Declaration of Arbroath, were you? Declaration_of_arbroathHowever, the indy movement has stepped up and we’ve had the documentary by Lesley Riddoch and Charlie Stuart, and there will be an illustrated version too.

For my own part, I decided just to read the whole thing, not the few quotes we usually hear, and make it available as audio, so here it is. Obviously I read the translation from the National Library of Scotland, not the original Latin.

Doing it, it was easy to see how it is in part a plea, partly a statement of intent, in one part an offer, and in another part a threat.

A truly interesting document. A pity that no one in British broadcasting seems to think so (I know there are other things going on right now, however if they had had any intention of doing anything it would have been planned and done before the coronavirus outbreak).

As a sidenote, the wikipedia entry seems a bit suspiscious. If you are a wikipedia editor, I believe you could add a good number of “citation needed” points.

Hope you enjoy.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 180- All You Ever Wanted To Know About Constitutions But Were Afraid To Ask

The 180th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is, thanks to Independence Live, a talk given by John Drummond (former convenor of the Independence convention).

In this talk he explains to an audience why he thinks it is a pivotal that we have a constitution prepared and ready to go before a second referendum, and not as something to be decided after.

Hope you enjoy.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 179 – Walkin’ The Dog & April Fool’s

We’re back. A few episodes are ready to go.

To start off with, I think we are all in need of a laugh, so here’s something many of the show’s regular contributors and myself knocked up a few years ago for April Fool’s Day.

A lot of people on both sides of the debate didn’t realise we were joking.

Hope you enjoy.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 178 – The Brexit Shambles and Beyond

The 178th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a long in-depth look at the Scottish economy and what may happen after Brexit. It features friend of the show and someone who has been a guest several times, MSP Ivan McKee.

Before that however, we’ve someone getting Farage telt, and after that we’ve got, just for the change of it, someone saying Scotland won’t have any problems getting into the EU at all.

He spoke about what I outlined above, and also responded to some criticisms of the growth commission and gave an idea of the thinking behind it. You may or may not agree with everything that is in it (I don’t, and some of the audience members at the talk didn’t agree either), but it is useful to hear the rationale behind it.

Hope you enjoy.

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