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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.

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The Polling Station Episode 2 – Murphy & No Detriment

contradictionThe Polling Station is a new podcast of around 5 minutes in duration which we hope will come out every day between now and the election.

We will do short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or terminalogically inexactituded in the normal election coverage.

This is the 2nd episode, you can find the others here.

contradThis time we spoke of the rather rough day that Jim Murphy’s had yesterday, which is why I am filling this post with images of things which contradict themselves. Jim’s rough day was mostly caused by this quote from Chuka Ummuna…

“The leader of the Scottish Labour Party will not be in charge of the UK budget. The leader of our country, our next prime minister, Ed Miliband, will be in charge of the UK budget and he has just answered the question, when that was put to him – will there be any cuts over the course of this parliament not just in the first financial year, but in the following financial years?  And he was absolutely clear – there will be the need for further consolidation and cuts throughout the rest of the parliament.”

So was Jim hung out to dry or was it just the head office getting the branch manager back in line?

We also talked about the idea of No Detriment and the fact that the Independent ex UK nation of Ireland seems to be doing rather well at the moment.

contradictionnopetsHope you enjoy…

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 105 – Ivan McKee

ivan-mckeeFor the 105th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Ivan McKee, who was heavily involved with Business for Scotland in the run-up to the referendum and since then has become an SNP activist and has been working on things like the Match Blair Project and working with The Common Weal.

We spoke about some of this work and about the speaking tour he is just about to begin.

We also had a chat about the upcoming election and some of the possible scenarios that could play out.

General Election 2005Finally, any podcast or article that talks about Blair should include one or both of the photos you can find below, so there they are.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 56 – The Economic Case For Independence

one“Like Wonga.com on steroids”.

The 56th episode The Scottish Independence Podcast is the second of the presentation-type podcasts that I’ve put out this week, next time we’ll get back to the interviews.

This time the presentation comes from Business for Scotland and features former guest on the podcast Ivan McKee, who I’m sure you’ve been seeing on TV recently, and Michelle Thomson.

The presentation is called The Economic Case for Independence, and that quote with Wonga.com at the start was not referring to Scotland’s prospects.

twoIt’s quite a long episode so you might want to divide your listening into sections.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast – Almost Entirely Positive Christmas Episode

BcZLE8EIgAAaci1After the pain of the content in the MadVent(ing) calendar, it is time to return to the good stuff.

This episode of the podcast features some little bits in the indyref debate that might have escaped your attention but are well worth the listen.

I would have had it out yesterday but was having some connection issues so here it is for you today.

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