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Scottish Independence Podcast 149 – Something Fishy

A recent episode of the Lesley Riddoch podcastCH5UlZFW8AE9r1R.jpg mentioned a couple of things regarding what’s going to happen to fishing and agriculture in Scotland post-brexit. I felt what they were talking about was so important that we should go straight to the horse’s mouth, and then to the horses a***s (Mundell & Farage).

So for the 149th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I’ve pulled together the relevant comments and something fishy does indeed seem to be going on.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 136 – Robin McAlpine of The Common Weal

For the 136th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I spoke with Robin McAlpine.

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Robin is a political strategist and the Director of the Common Weal.

In the interview he doesn’t waste any time getting on to what the thinks Yes supporters ought to be getting on with, and there is certainly a lot to chew on in the interview.

We talked about both logistics and strategy and how they are both equally important. We also spoke of what messages we need to be sending out and how to react to the inevitable negative tactics we will face from the unionist side in the next referendum.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 134 – Dr Craig Dalzell on Scotland’s Currency Options

Gt1wRDr8.jpg largeFor the 134th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I spoke with Dr Craig Dalzell.

Craig recently wrote a paper outlining the possible currency options for an independent Scotland. This is important work because an aspect of the Yes side that was much criticised during and after the 2014 referendum was the perceived lack of a strategy on what to do about currency. I say “perceived” because much of it came down to perception, not fact.

We talked about why the 2014 plan may or may not have been right at the time, but probably wouldn’t be the correct strategy for indyref 2.

Would the Euro work? Scottish Pound? A crypto-currency?

We also talked about what the hell a crypto-currency actually is.

And of course, I asked Craig why he supports Independence for Scotland.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 126 – Who Were The Yes Campaigners? – with Dr Iain Black

engscotsWe all remember the people we met, campaigned, and often made friends with during the referendum campaign. However, were the people we met representative of the campaigners as a whole? Who were they all? If the Telegraph were to be believed then the whole campaign was just that one muscular guy in a kilt with his top off, as that seemed to be the only photo they used for the entire process.Was that really the case?

RDnlkRbfFor the 126th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast, I spoke with Dr Iain Black of Heriot-Watt University, who has conducted research with almost 1000 people who campaigned in the referendum to find out not just who the people were (age, gender, class, ethnicity), but also what people did and why they did it.

Which groups enjoyed the campaign more? Who did people think were more effective – local groups or the official Yes campaign?

image_previewThe results of the study give some great insights into these questions and more.

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Suggestive Biscuits?

After the Tunnocks nonsense (that probably goes for all involved), does this letter given by the Liberal democrats to journalists at their conference become even more sinister, given what we now know about the wafers they were giving them?

Errrm, no. I think the fact that they were casually congratulating journalists for their partiality in important constitutional matters would still be the important thing.

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