Ae Fond Farewell

Ae fond farewell….

It is with a heavy heart that we at AyeRight pass on the sad news of the loss of our great friend and colleague Norrie Stewart, who passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 28th April.

Norrie was a loving husband to Gill, a proud Dad to Becky and Rory, and a devoted Grandad to Logan……our thoughts are with his beloved family at this time.

After a career in the fire service,¬† kicking arses across rugby pitches worldwide, and running some of Leith’s finest hostelries, Norrie created Aye Right Radio with his great friend Stewart Lochhead; and they booted arses around the political arena for many moons.

A fierce advocate for Scotland and her people; Norrie’s passion, wit and intelligence will be a sair miss to all who knew and enjoyed this fabulous example of a father, brother, man, mate…….and our lives are that wee bit lesser at his loss.

When you raise a banner fir your country, or a glass to your lips this weekend…..send yer best to Norrie, the family he lived so fiercely, and the many many friends he held close…..

Farewell my friend, and Slainte ūüćĽūüćĽūüćĽ

Jimmy Hutton

AYE RIGHT RADIO. What Branch Manager?. video 269 audio 26 S3

What Branch Manager? 

  • Jimmy and Stewart review the Sunday TV politics shows, Ridge on SKY, Marr on BBC1 and Politics Scotland presented by Gary Robertson on BBC…Liz Truss, the Irish protocol,  AstraZeneca,  Alister Jack,  Anas Sawar and Monica Lennon all feature‚Ķ
  • We read Roddy McLeod on the problems of SNP leadership facing FM Nicola Sturgeon and predict‚Ķ
  • We hear that Ken MacQuarrie has ‚Äėleft‚Äô the BBC to get hired by the BBC at ¬£325,000 a year to monitor/whitewash bias in the BBC…You figure?
Opinions by Jimmy Hutton, Stewart Lochhead

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What Branch Manager?

AYE RIGHT RADIO. Colony Scotland or Equal Partner?. video 268 audio 25 S3

Colony Scotland or Equal Partner? 

  • Jimmy delivers the Covid briefing report which featured vaccination figures again…supplies,¬† jag centres,¬† delivery and a ScotGov row with the UKGov about secrecy‚ĶAt the podium steady Jeane Freeman delivered steady Covid figures including an infection/test rate of 5.8% where the W.H.O. target is 5%…
  • The former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has challenged the orthodoxy of the sovereignty of the Westminster parliament…He claims that that sovereignty breaches the conditions in the Treaty of Union between Scotland and England…His case names A V Dicey,¬† Joanna Cherry MP and Lady Hale (prorogation of parliament) …We discuss the relevance in Scotland today‚Ķ
  • We roast Prime Minister Johnson‚Äôs visit to Scotland while still speculating about the real reason he came…Channel4 News gets roasted for metrocentric coverage of it with Scottish expat Tory MP Alberto Costa interviewed…Is Scotland a colony or an equal partner?…
  • Jimmy is seeking a Ghandi type leader for Scotland while still¬† maintaining that most politicians are vain, venal creatures.
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton

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Colony Scotland or Equal Partner?

AYE RIGHT RADIO. Gove-‘Go to Scotland Boris’. video 267 audio 24 S3

Gove-‘Go to Scotland Boris’
  • A dull FMQs with Sturgeon, Davidson, Baillie and Rennie arguing about vaccine delivery and Covid testing, suddenly came alive when Patrick Harvie asked the FM if she had regrets about transphobia in the Scottish Government‚ĶNicola passionately defended her government in the manner of her personal video posted yesterday‚Ķ
  • Changes to the wording of the Hate Crime Bill appeared to have triggered a social media attack on MP Joanna Cherry by trans-allies…
  • The timing seems to be a distraction as it coincides with the court appearance of Craig Murray and his publishing of evidence which is damaging to the First Minister…
  • PM Johnson‚Äôs Scottish visit gets supported by Keir Starmer (who knew?); ..roasted and then welcomed by the gang‚Ķ
  • Jimmy‚Äôs Indy strategy suggestion of deliberately collapsing an SNP government after the May election gets analysed and expect more debate on the idea‚Ķ
  • Someone suggested that a media mogul put up Michael Gove to persuade Boris Johnson to visit Scotland where he is despised…We wonder why.
Opinions by Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Stewart Lochhead

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Gove- ‘Go to Scotland Boris’

AYE RIGHT RADIO. Would the SNP Collapse Parliament?. video 266 audio 23 S3

Would the SNP Collapse Parliament? 

  • Wee PMQs report‚Ķ
  • SGov Covid briefing on travel controls/quarantine hotels…Impact on tourism‚Ķ
  • Prof Curtice on polls…Backlash from England?…
  • We‚Äôre the new Irish…Effectively causing a civil war…Surrounded by the EU‚Ķ
  • Twitter attack on Jo Cherry.
Opinions by Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart

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Would the SNP Collapse Parliament?

AYE RIGHT RADIO Son of the Manse. video 265 audio 22 S3

Son of the Manse 

  • The news that the German government and the EU is in dispute with AstraZeneca about supplies of the Covid vaccine is our first topic…this issue has legs so expect more on it‚Ķ
  • We roast the UKGov‚Äôs invisible Scottish Secretary for his article in the Irish Times‚Ķ
  • We disagree with a well written London Times piece by Hugo Rifkind…and recall the friendly and excited atmosphere of Indyref1 and the AUOB marches‚Ķ
  • The new owners of the Scotsman and Evening News may have abandoned the previous strong unionist support…we ruminate‚Ķ
  • We offer our support to Craig Murray who faces political charges in an Edinburgh court this week‚Ķ
  • We recommend an article ( England‚Äôs Scotland Panic ‚Äď What is to be done & why a mature UK debate on the union & on Scottish independence is not on the horizon ) by Kirsty Hughes of the Scottish Centre on European Relations…more to follow. (link below).
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton, Phil Attridge

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Son of the Manse

AYE RIGHT RADIO Grounds for Cautious Optimism. Video 264 Audio 21 S3

Grounds for Cautious Optimism 

  • Maybe the Covid virus has peaked again in Scotland?…The figures have steadied…The hacks story will be that Scotland lags England in the vaccination race though‚Ķ
  • The BBC SNPbaad intro show had a London BBC reporter comparing with Scotland…apples and oranges‚Ķ
  • We comment about the SNP National Assembly stitch-up…We bitch about George Kerevan‚Äôs SNP leadership race article…there‚Äôs a Bella ‚ÄėLefty No to Yes‚Äô story that gets memories going…Iain Lawson takes on the ‚Äėblogger bullies‚Äô…Craig Murray says that the Crown Office still won’t reveal the Murrell/Ruddick evidence that the Inquiry demands…and Kenny MacAskill says Indyref2 in 2021 is impossible…
  • There‚Äôs no Sturgeon V Salmond stooshie today.
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Jimmy Hutton

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Grounds for Cautious Optimism

AYE RIGHT RADIO National Assembly Day. Video 263 Audio 20 S3

National Assembly Day 

  • We begin with three BBC shows;…
  • The Andrew Marr show featured UK Health Minister Hancock and Scotland‚Äôs FM Sturgeon with Glenn Campbell opining…Then the Politics Scotland show anchored by Andrew Kerr which featured DFM John Swinney and had Glenn Campbell – again‚ĶFinally The Big Question presented by Nicky Campbell worried about social media‚Ķ
  • We then review Iain MacWhirter‚Äôs piece in the Herald exposing corruption at the Crown Office (prosecution service) led by Lord Advocate James Wolfe which Iain links to the Salmond V Sturgeon scandal‚Ķwhich we then discuss in depth‚Ķ
  • Also mentioned are;…Anas Sarwar,¬† Rape Crisis Scotland,¬† NHS health boards,¬† Gordon Dangerfield and SKY‚Äôs James Mathews disappearing reports,¬† Peter A Bell,¬† the Real McKay seafood and the Red Hand Commando.

Correction and apology. Lord Advocate James Wolffe apologised on behalf of Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland. “Having previously defended the case, the Lord Advocate has now admitted that the Crown, under his predecessor Frank Mulholland QC, acted unlawfully during a substantial¬†part of the proceedings. Documents recovered by the pursuers’ advisers¬†show senior Crown Office lawyers speaking about the “need to nail the Duff & Phelps people” ‚Äď referring to the pursuers’ firm at the time of their appointment as administrators. The court heard that no minutes appeared to exist of meetings chaired by Mr Mulholland to discuss strategy in the case.”

Opinions by Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Stewart Lochhead

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National Assembly Day

AYE RIGHT RADIO ¬£60 Million Is Nothing. Video 262 Audio 19 S3

£60 million Is Nothing  

  • BBC Politics;…Lynsey Bews,¬† Graham Stewart,¬† 70% of infected not self isolating,¬† ¬£500 Gov support?,¬† Welsh FM accuses,¬† lockdown till summer?,¬† extend travel ban,¬† keep schools closed,¬† UKGov in denial,¬† ‚Äėvaccination a distraction‚Äô,¬† kids NOT immune…
  • Covid briefing review;…Covid case rate down to 7%,¬† hospitals and ICU stable,¬† daily deaths 71,¬† FM¬† stresses/details dangers in supermarkets…brushes off police care home deaths inquiry and building work at Bute House‚Ķ
  • Main review;…Spectator Royal Commission delay,¬† Colonel Ruth Davidson,¬† Lizzie Hoose,¬† Nissan bribe,¬† Channel Tunnel refilled,¬† Watergate at Holyrood,¬† the Scotsman/Johnston Press,¬† nukes illegal,¬† Holyrood list voting,¬† Greens,¬† ISP,¬† Galloway,¬† Brexit…
  • Sturgeon scandal;…James Mathews SKY story vanishes,¬† gagging orders,¬† Lord Advocate and ¬£60m loss,¬† Craig Murray trial,¬† Lady Dorian,¬† Gordon Dangerfield,¬† alphabet women,¬† maybe I‚Äôm talking p**h…
Opinions by Phil Attridge, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton, Stewart Lochhead

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£60 Million Is Nothing