Aye Right Radio videocast 260 podcast 17 S3. Don’t Haste Ye Back

Don’t Haste Ye Back

  • The FMQs review majors on the vaccine programme roll-out…
  • We discuss a new poll which shows 55% support for the May Holyrood election to be plebiscitary (viz. a referendum on independence)…
  • The news from Labour sees Monica Lennon officially as a leadership candidate… There’s also a Keir Starmer appointment of a ‘former’ Mossad agent to spy on the UK Labour Party…
  • The final main topic is the launch in the UK of two more foreign backed TV News stations (what’s new?)…
  • Also included are;…Devi Sridhar,  Joanna Cherry + UK Supreme Court,  George Osborne,  Piers Morgan,  Andrew Neil,  Rupert Murdoch and Robin McAlpine out of Common Weal…
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Jimmy Hutton

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Don’t Haste Ye Back

Aye Right Radio videocast 258 podcast 15 S3. Look Down On The Serfs

 Look Down On The Serfs  

It was a brief Covid briefing and only 14 journalists turned up…Perhaps they were warned that Covid only questions were allowed…The figures have plateaued so the focus was on the vaccination roll-out and comparisons with England…

The Review

  • It’s an eclectic mix of topics as we cover;…
  • The social media responses to Robin McAlpine and Craig Murray…
  • The SNP re-launch of yet another plan to think about how to have a referendum…
  • Charlotte St Partners,  the House of Lords and Norries support for an unelected second chamber…
  • Peter A Bell on a camel from George Kerevan…
  • Denise Findlay’s history of Nicola Sturgeon as FM…
  • Monica Lennon’s chance to lead Scottish Labour…
  • Exiled Scot Gavin Esler’s lost view of Scotland…
  • And Scottish fish lorries protesting in London.
Opinions by Phil Attridge, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton, Stewart Lochhead

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Look Down On The Serfs

Aye Right Radio videocast 257 podcast 14 S3. Not Another One?

Not Another One? 

  • The Marr,  Ridge and Politics Scotland shows are all reviewed…Jack McConnel was Gary Roberson’s Unionist guest on the wee show ‘where you are’ so the fortunes of Labour in Scotland and Anas Sarwar in particular were roasted…
  • In Holyrood Magazine Mandy Rhodes roasts both First Minister Sturgeon and Permanent Secretary Evans and others over the Salmond V Sturgeon affair…’What About the Women?’…
  • The Sunday National headlines another call to Yessers to prepare for Indyref2…’Not Another One?’  How many calls to arms have we had and how many more before we revolt?…
  • The former head of the FBI James Comey dubbed  Donald Trump as a menacing mob boss and suggested Trump would love an impeachment trial live on TV from Washington spread over 3 years…
  • Other topics included polls,  fish business and ferries.
Opinions by Phil Attridge, Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart, Stewart Lochhead

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Not Another One?

Aye Right Radio videocast 242 podcast 302. Foot on the Throat of Scotland

Foot on the Throat of Scotland  

  • We begin with the Holyrood Brexit vote to refuse consent for Scotland.  Mike Russell made a barnstorming speech winding up for the Scottish Government.  There’s a clip at the end.  
  • The rest of the show takes a familiar route linking topical issues/people as follows:-.. 
  • FT article offering advice to serious Unionists.  Occupied Scotland,  Trojan horse,  transport infrastructure,  Borders Railway to Carlisle,  direct European transport links,  North Sea electricity inter-connector,  Scottish water,  Lesley Riddoch wins award,  Stewart voted Tory,  Sicilian Mafia think London is more corrupt,  new gangster Lords,  Joanna Cherry,  wheesht for Nicola,  drive for democracy,  100% Scot V 8% Brit.. you figure?,  no UK election for 8 years,  English foot on the throat of Scotland,  taxi full of weapons,  Holyrood campaign.. Nicola Sturgeon has no big idea,  Welsh Labour shame SNP Government.  
Opinions by Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Stewart Lochhead

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Foot on the Throat of Scotland

Aye Right Radio videocast 238 podcast 298. ‘Her Time Is Almost Up’

 ‘Her Time Is Almost Up’  

  • We all agree that Boris Johnson is the winner of the Brexit Games.  After that the show is all over the shop in this heated  ‘Silly Season’ episode.  
  • Featured;  
  • Tony Blair,  Erasmus,  London Financial business,  Fish and fishing parliamentary seats,  AUOB/YESALBA versus the SNP,  can Sturgeon survive?,  Angus Robertson,  Joanna Cherry,  Indyref plans and funding? 
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton

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‘Her Time Is Almost Up’

Aye Right Radio videocast 236 podcast 296. Band of Brexiteers2

 Band of Brexiteers

  • Seasons greetings and thanks to all our viewers and listeners,  wherever you are.  
  • It was the last FMQs at Holyrood before Xmas but apart from the obligatory thanks and best wishes there was little to cheer.  Covid infections are still around 1000 a day.  Care homes are still a ‘damned if you do and damned if you don’t’ issue and Willie Rennie almost starred in a low firmament.  
  • Norrie and Stewart have another ‘debate’ about making progress towards an iScotland in the face of an anticipated refusal to negotiate from London.  
  • Fresh light on the new Covid variant comes from a New York Times article.. Who knew?
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead and Norrie Stewart

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Band of Brexiteers

Aye Right Radio videocast 234 podcast 294. Hairbrush for Boris

Hairbrush for Boris  

  • Today’s fulsome press briefing expanded on the emergency one on Sunday.  The senior hacks were back with some awkward questions and we ended up with a lot of important details about the new Covid restrictions..  The FM was supported by the Chief Constable and the Chief Medical Officer.  
  • There’s more disagreement over the strength of the restrictions and police enforcement etc.  
  • In the papers review Jimmy roasts Kevin McKenna and Stewart continues with more on the Keir Starmer planned DEVO speech.  
  • Also mentioned are;  Iain Lawson,  Jason Leitch, Stuart Cosgrove,  George Kerevan,  JohnLe Carre and a hairbrush for Boris? 
Opinions by Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton and Stewart Lochhead

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Hairbrush for Boris

Aye Right Radio videocast 233 podcast 293. Xmas Dinghied

Xmas Dinghied   

  • Stewart says ‘close the border’. Norrie says that FM Sturgeon doesn’t have the power.  Jimmy says the new rules are a power grab.  We have our say on a new Covid  lockdown with Norrie mediating.  
  • The Labour Party and Keir Starmer on ‘devolution’ get a roasting.  We have a clip to promote an interview that Canon Kenyon Wright made on ‘DEVO’.  
  • Andy Wightman dumped the Greens so we get wired into that.  
  • Our ‘Aye Right Yearly Awards’ make an entrance.  
  • The full Alex Grant interview with Kenyon Wright about devolution from 2014 is posted separately below.
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Jimmy Hutton and Norrie Stewart

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Xmas Dingied

Canon Kenyon Wright on Devolution

Canon Kenyon Wright was interviewed by Alex Grant on Black Diamond Radio in 2014. Kenyon was Chair of the Scottish Constitutional Convention (1989-1999) and he explains the background which led to the return of the Scottish Parliament. The position of Donald Dewar and Malcolm Bruce is clarified. We publish this in light of the Keir Starmer announcement about devolution.

Alex Grant interviews Canon Kenyon Wright

Aye Right Radio videocast 231 podcast 291. Conversion Campaign

Conversion Campaign  

  • Today’s show begins with Brexit and ends with a Conversion Campaign.  
  • We effectively segue neatly through the topics making it a single connected conversation. 
  • On the way we mention issues raised in articles by Peter A Bell,  Jo Cherry and Iain Lawson.  
  • You can’t leave the club and keep the privileges;   
  • making a U-turn may not be that painful;  
  • Welsh Labour have shamed BLiS (viz Iain Murray) and led the way for a legal challenge of the Internal Market Bill which gives Lord Advocate James Wolfe a quandary in Scotland;  
  • Iain Lawson challenges the SNP old guard especially those on wages and reminds us of the failure of the 2017 campaign. 
Opinions by Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton, Stewart Lochhead

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Conversion Campaign

Aye Right Radio videocast 230 podcast 290. Drug Deaths Capital

Drug Deaths Capital   

  • Drug deaths dominated FMQs. Ruth Davidson, Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie pressed FM Sturgeon about her responsibility for the scandal.  The three of us had a proper barney about it.  
  • Patrick Harvie raised the Supreme Court decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow and challenged the FM on her support for it.  We also discovered that a Climate Change Plan was published yesterday. We will have to try harder.  
  • A new Comres poll has support for independence at 58% again, meaning there’s now 17 polls in a row proving that ‘freedom’ is now the settled will of the Scottish electorate. 
Opinions by Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton, Stewart Lochhead

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Drug Deaths Capital