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 256 podcast 13 S3. Vaccination Passports

Vaccination Passports…

  • Health Secretary Jeane Freeman took the Covid press briefing…
  • She apologised for mistakes in her department and announced South American travel bans due to the Brazil new variant…
  • Also announced were testing for ‘care at home’ workers,  a big expansion of mobile testing teams plus waste water testing at sewage works…
  • NCD Jason Leitch clarified the position on vaccination passports…
  • We discussed the Scottish Labour deposing of leader Richard Leonard at length and an article by MP Joanna Cherry about Europe was the final main topic…
Opinions by Phil Attridge, Jimmy Hutton, Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart

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Vaccination Passports

Aye Right Radio videocast 255 podcast 12 S3. A Lobster Rosette

A Lobster Rosette  

  • Our review is a Salmond V Sturgeon psychodrama-free zone but the press asked questions about it at the Covid press briefing which featured Dr. Nicola Steedman and Dr. Alisdair Cook supporting the FM.   
  • The figures revealed another peak in hospital capacity but otherwise levelling off.   
  • Issues included the Brazil variant and a vaccination plan spat with the UKGov. 
  • We discuss the seafood industry Brexit disaster.   
  • A new poll has the SNP looking very strong for the Holyrood election 2021 and support for independence is holding at 57%.   
  • Lesley Riddoch suggests the YES  movement is a healthy demonstration of citizen democracy.  
  • John Curtice says the new Farage party,  dubbed ‘REFUK’ , will damage Unionist parties at the election. 
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Phil Attridge, Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart

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A Lobster Rosette

Aye Right Radio videocast 254 podcast 11 S3. Royal Prerogative Powers

 Royal Prerogative Powers  

  • It’s a show of two halves beginning with a review of PMQs and FMQs including updates on stricter Covid lockdown restrictions in Scotland….
  • The second half (from 24 mins approx) gets angry as we tear lumps out of each other reviewing the latest Salmond affair revelations… We watched the Independence Live show by Twa Auld Heids,  the ‘Skullduggery’ episode featuring Denise Findlay and Mark Hirst. (link below)
Opinions by Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Stewart Lochhead

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Royal Prerogative Powers

Twa Auld Heids Skullduggery video

Aye Right Radio videocast 253 podcast 10 S3. Footy, Fish and Fascism

 Footy, Fish and Fascism  

  • The Covid briefing report is upbeat.  Current figures for Scotland have plateaued.  Future lockdown rules could include closing food take-aways plus click and collect.  ‘Stay at Home and don’t go out to socialise’ is the message from the FM.  People are also going out to ‘promenade’ says Stewart.  
  • FM Sturgeon continues to receive support in the latest surveys.  The food replacement for a £30 voucher gets roasted as does MSP Michelle Ballantyne who has abandoned the Tories for Nigel Farage’s latest fascist party.  
  • Our latest opinions about the Salmond affair come at the end of the show.
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton, Phil Attridge

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Footy, Fish and Fascism

Aye Right Radio videocast 252 podcast 9 S3. Dubai Travel Ban

Dubai Travel Ban  

Today’s show is long on news and short on opinionators. 

The Covid press briefing covered the latest figures including vaccinations for the first time.  Hospitalised infections exceed the April peak and 1100 vaccination sites opened.  

  • Other topics include;
  • Court trials delayed.  
  • Dubai travel ban.  
  • Football inc Celtic FC stooshie.  
  • Stricter exercise rules.  
  • Vaccination supplies.  
  • Sturgeon V Salmond..truth?  
  • Covid rules enforcement.  
  • Covid deniers protest.  
  • Reform party launch.  
  • Online education delays.  
  • Kerevan article.  
  • BBC extended their briefing coverage to editorialise more. 
Opinions by Phil Attridge, Stewart Lochhead

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Dubai Travel Ban

Aye Right Radio videocast 251 podcast 8 S3. Critical Response to Covid

Critical Response to Covid 

  • The Sunday morning political TV shows get reviewed. Linsey Bews hosted BBC’s Politics Scotland with guests Professor Steve Reicher and DFM John Swinney. We also cover Ridge and Marr as usual.  
  • We have a serious debate following the publication of evidence prepared by Alex Salmond for the James Hamilton inquiry. Hamilton is responding to FM Nicola Sturgeon after she ‘reported’ herself about whether she misled Parliament over meetings with Salmond in 2018.  
  • Possible delays to the Holyrood 2021 General Election come up and also Council elections in England.
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Jimmy Hutton

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Critical Response to Covid

Aye Right Radio videocast 250 podcast 7 S3. Mark Hirst is Innocent

Mark Hirst is Innocent  

  • It was a busy Friday press briefing.   In our review we cover the disturbing numbers in hospital and the high death rate.   We discover that it’s anti-virus anti-bodies that matter and not who makes the vaccination.   Teachers and police officers will not jump the vaccination queue.   The FM is in total command as per usual.  
  • We discuss another ill-informed piece in the New Statesman about Gordon Brown and DEVO, this time by Chris Deerin
  • Joanna Cherry reminds us of historical precedent as the SNP head to a National Assembly that will discuss “the tactics and strategy on the route from here to Independence Day”.  
  • Mark Hirst has been acquitted of the politically inspired charge in relation to the Alex Salmond affair. 
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton

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Mark Hirst is Innocent

Aye Right Radio videocast 248 podcast 5 S3. A Reliable Alternative Route.

A Reliable Alternative Route  

  • The upcoming SNP National Assembly is focussing minds and the May Holyrood election campaign has begun.  Will the unionists get it delayed?  
  • We debate the reasons for mistrust in the SNP leadership and include contributions/solutions from MP Kenny MacAskill,  blogger Jason Michael and an Aye Right viewer.  
  • The USA elections get mentioned and the Scottish media get roasted again. 
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Jimmy Hutton

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A Reliable Alternative Route