Hardtalk

The Scottish Independence Podcast 137 – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It

For the 137th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I didn’t speak to anyone.

rock-and-a-hard-place-resized-600It is instead one of those episodes where I am bringing you a bit of an interview by and with someone else because I think it is of importance and should be heard.

That someone else happens to be Manfred Weber, head of the largest group in the European Parliament. When pressed on Brexit by BBC Hardtalk, he took a fairly strong line, best summed up by the title of this episode.

Whether you voted to leave or to remain, I think his comments are important to hear.

He also had a few words about Scotland and the levels of (dis)organisation and (lack of) direction being shown the UK government.

Hope you enjoy.

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Terminological Inexactitude

93669099_d7d6337a8b_oI occasionally listen to HardTalk on the BBC, depending on the guest.

One thing I find remarkable about that programme is that it goes from being Outrageously-Over-The-Top-Heckling-Of-The-Guest Talk to Fluffy Pillow Talk, depending who is on it.

I just listened to a largely uneventful episode with Douglas Alexander which was on the whole about Labour Foreign policy and election strategy.

The only thing that really made me sit up and listen was the host, Stephen Sackur, describing Tony Blair as a “conviction interventionist“. Not a war criminal or a starter/supporter of illegal wars then? Not a liar at all?

The linguistic contortions they go through to make Britain not be the bad guy are sometimes quite remarkable.

Oh and did you know that Vlad was a conviction buyer of big spear and stake type things?306