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The Scottish Independence Podcast 117 – 2015 In Review

For the 117th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I invited Pat Kane, Kathleen Caskie of Women For Indy and journalist James Maxwell to come on and have a chat about some of the major events of 2015.

Bj9r_nPIYAAUZrdWe managed to get through a fair few, including the difficult year experienced by the Labour party in Scotland and the UK, the House of Lords, the continuing rise of the SNP, the “delivery” of the vow, Corbyn, Sturgeon, Indyref 2 and much more.

We also included a look at some newcomers on the scene, specifically the RISE coalition, The Ferret, The National and Common Space. And as we unfortunately lost two major figures on the Scottish scene in 2015, William McIlvanney and Ian Bell, we also discussed what sort of a hole will be left by their absence.

To finish up on a lighter note we had a holiday season quiz, True or Foulkes.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 116 – Craig Paterson from RISE

imgID36269083.jpg-pwrt3For the 116th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast  I spoke with Craig Paterson from RISE.

We talked about the motivation behind the RISE movement, what they realistically hope to achieve over the long-term and how they hope to provide a real left alternative in Scottish politics.

We also got on to general scene in Scottish politics at the moment, the woes of the Labour party, the prospective make-up of the next Scottish parliament and, unfortunately, we talked about Willie Rennie for some as yet uknown reason.

In the latter part of the discussion we had a look at something that decent people of any colour in Scottish politics should be worried about, which is 276587Dungavel Detention Centre (or if you prefer, prison for people who haven’t done anything wrong).

All that and more in the new episode.

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