The Scottish Independence Podcast

Scottish Independence Podcast 171 – Dr Philippa Whitford

800px-Official_portrait_of_Dr_Philippa_Whitford_crop_2The 171st episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is mostly a speech by Dr Philippa Whitford (a previous guest on the show). I’m sure you do, but just in case you didn’t know, Dr Whitford MP is an SNP MP but before her time in politics she was a consultant breast surgeon, one who also worked as part of UN mission in Gaza and even a couple of years ago went to the West Bank to operare on four women suffering from Breast Cancer.

The speech, principally about the Scottish Health service, was at Clermiston and is reproduced here courtesy of Independence Live.

At the end of the speech I left the Q & A section in because most of the questions from the floor were, I imagine, exactly the ones the majority of listeners to this podcast would have asked, and she also gave some good responses.

Finally, before that main course of the podcast begins, I put in a little starter when it seemed, just for a second, that the BBC was going to go somewhere it never ever goes.

Hope you enjoy.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 170 – Mike Russell On Brexit & More

The 170th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is mostly a speech by Mike Russell regarding the (bleak) situation with Brexit and people really should hear it. I am reproducing the talk here and thanks to Newsnet for allowing me to do so.

There are also a couple of cameos, Martin Compston gets it right and Ruth Davidson gets it wrong, American Embassy staff paint a frightening picture and John Swinney loses his sh*t.

Hope you enjoy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 163 – They Don’t Make It Difficult, Do They?

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The 163rd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a thank you for some of the great moments that Scottish Labour leaders have given us in recent years.

Today the new empty suit put himself right in the mix with the previous empty suits and dresses, and he is hardly in the job.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 162 – Trump and Tories

Davidson2 The 162nd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a quick run through of some of the things that Trump and the Tories have been up to.

Some listeners may find the amount of Ruth Davidson in it upsetting, however, when she is in it, she is constistently making an arse of herself. She also says some terminological inexactitudes, seems to forget that welfare isn’t a devolved matter and more.

There is also someone making fun of Trump, but the problem with that is that whatever you say about him, he is easily able to outdo it with what he says himself.

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