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Nation 2 – Iceland, The Extreme Nation

The second in a series of films with Lesley Riddoch exploring Scotland’s inspiring northern European neighbours and what we can learn.

Phantom Power and Lesley Riddoch working together on a marvellous new series.

Not to be missed…

 

 

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The Scottish Tories and Dark Money

A great video by Sarah Mackie on the Scottish Tories and dark money.

This is something I mentioned on this site as far back as January, and plenty of other bloggers have been on it too. It’s strange that busy people who have to work can find some things about this but professional journalists can’t seem to find anything.

Scottish Independence Podcast 166 – Pensioners for Indy and more

81d81efaace4cdaf17e73d1f45af1974--pensions-scottish-independenceThe 166th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features, amongst other things, an interview with Peter Swain of Pensioners for Independence (courtesy of Independence Live).

You’ll also find out why I was very tempted to call the episode “Archie, Archie, What’s the Score?”, even if part of that joke will only make sense if you were born before 1985.

I also had to include Boris Johnson, or as he is known in Scotland, Bawjawz, trying to justify some of the worst Tory behaviour. As he does so, he is kind enough to show just how far removed from you and the rest of reality in the process.

Finally, there’s a semi-unrelated part relating to how the BBC will shut down certain discussions if you go off script.

Hope you enjoy.

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Not To Be Forgotten

We are still in the middle of the umpteenth nauseating shitfit thrown by the Unionist media. They usually throw the toys out of the pram in this manner when somone mildy criticises them for the untrue and vicious invective they throw at the independence movement every day.

One of the actors in this particular chimpanzee-fling is Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton. He is complaining to OfCom about the treatment of a particular “journalist” and how it is all unfair to treat the media in this way.

From how he and others are talking you’d think it was the case that the independence movement, with much less coverage and much less funding, was drowning out a frothing and almost all pervasive unionist media.

If this is the case (and it isn’t), how does this all square with this little message left by the libdems, for journalists who came to their party conference a while back? Furthermore, what does this little lovenote say about the impartiality of the media on the Scottish independence issue?

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