The Scottish Independence Podcast

Scottish Independence Podcast 158 – How Bad & Incompetent The UK Government Is

In the case of Brexit, I heard assurances throughout the course of the mission and yesterday at the human rights council from the government that Brexit would not lower protection from environmental threats. However, I also heard, or actually did not hear any clear assurances of how that would be the case. There have been statements from metoxic-waste-5mbers of government saying that existing laws will be maintained wherever practical and desirable, which I find very worrying.
– Baskut Tuncak, UN Rapporteur

The 158th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features a talk given at the UN by Baskut Tuncak. The report was about the UK and the quote I put above is possible the least damning thing he said, not the most.

Human rights abuses, toxic waste, pollution, brexit, poisoning of children in the UK and abroad, agreements with dodgy overseas partners and more, this is a strong indicator of just how dysfunctional, intransigent and even nasty the British state can be.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 157 – Anna Arqué on Catalonia

anna-cv.jpgThe 157th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the second time on the show for Anna Arqué. Anna has been a long-time campaigner for Catalan independence and also works for the International Commission of European Citizens.

I asked her about the preparations for the Independence Referendum they are about to have and also about the measures that the Spanish government is using to try and disrupt the process.

I also asked her how the people are reacting to some of these measures and what the outlook for the referendum is.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 156 – Thomas Muir Lecture 2017 by Tommy Sheppard

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The 156th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features the Thomas Muir lecture for 2017, which was given by Tommy Sheppard MP (who has also been on the show himself).

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Scottish Independence Podcast 155 – A Party Political

BorisBTIt’s good to give time to your opponents, so for the 155th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast I’ve decided to cover this election broadcast by the Scottish Conservatives. (Warning, Explicit Content ).

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Scottish Independence Podcast 154 – McSmörgåsbord

BUKIobwCYAAKGqQ.jpg largeAt the moment there isn’t really enough talk about choices. Everything  is being presented as either a future in Brexit UK (with all the lack of choices that entails), or an independent future in the EU.

However there are more options than that available. If one looks to Scandinavia it is possible to see many different types of engagement and activity with Europe, from full membership and trying to change things from within, to various kinds of halfway house.

In this talk presented here in the 154th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, Lesley Riddoch outlines the options, and there are many of them that are appealing.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 152 – Crying ‘Wolf!’

C7TQ43xX4AEbjevFor the 152nd episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I’ve pulled together some of the recent notable comments by some pro-indy folks and by some unionists.

The Tories seem to want to deny everything, some people are trying to ramp up the hysteria and others are trying to calm it all down. In the middle of it all Gordon Brown made another intervention, and then went away again without anyone noticing.

Apart from that, the BBC edited Nicola Sturgeon rather sneakily, and there are two comments, both radically different in tone, from interested parties south of the border.

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