Scottish Politics

Scottish Independence Podcast 168 – Spitting The Dummy & Lovebombs

The 168th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a mix of some recent things that you won’t want to miss.

Here you’ll find a psychic that didn’t seem to predict the consequences of telling a nation of people to go f*ck itself, or how much of an idiot she would like when she was doing it.

There is also a good speech from Westminster which provides good and useful historical information on the history of Scottish home rule. However, given that the speech was delivered in Westminster, it was accompanied by quite a lot of petulant, ill-informed and childish nonsense that came from the government benches.

Finally, which Tory MP seems to want a large number of Scottish people to commit suicide? I imagine that some of you reading this are saying “quite a few of them want that” to yourselves, which is possibly true, but one of them said it out loud in public.

Hope you enjoy.

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE PODCAST 167 – Craig Dalzell on GERS and Currency

currency_cover.pngThe 167th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is an interview with Craig Dalzell, Head of Policy and Research at the Common Weal.

We had a chat about the usual rammy every time the GERS figures come out (sorry for the swear word that it forced out of me, there is only one in the episode) and then we talked about the new paper the Common Weal have produced  How to Launch A Scottish Currency. If you want it as a pdf you’ll find it here.

Hope you enjoy.

You can download the show directly if you click THIS LINK.

You can listen online at the show’s spreaker webpage, or you can subscribe with itunes. We can also be found on youtube and on facebook.

These podcasts are independently minded and independently funded, you can help to keep them going by making a donation.

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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.

Not Just Scotland In Union

The CRC has no website, publishes no accounts and does not reveal the names of its donors.

With Scotland In Union looking like a busted crap hand, rather than a busted flush, it is important to remember that shadowy groups of rich union supporters have other groups and are likely just to move their money to those ones.

We already know about some of them, and we can expect others to crop up. As independence supporters we need to keep our eyes open for them.

Here is just one example, it is a group that has a nice, neutral sounding name. This is done in order to give the media licence to pretend that any material they produce is honest and impartial public interest research…

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