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. 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 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 ¬£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

Aye Right Radio videocast 259 podcast 16 S3. World Worst Death Rate

World Worst Death Rate  

  • The MSM (NB. BBC & SKY & foreign owned press) gets roasted for failing to alert  the UK public in this most dangerous state in the pandemic…The UK has the highest death rate in the world and our media has let us all down by not headlining this so that we can all take extra care‚Ķ
  • The MSM focus on the international vaccination race is assessed‚Ķ
  • We then ask why the BBC Radio Scotland Kaye Adams show shut down discussion of the Israel vaccination programme when Palestinians were mentioned‚Ķ
  • In a blog by BarrheadBoy the issue of turning the May Holyrood election into a plebiscitary one (for or against independence) gets heated‚Ķ
  • We applaud the letter by Joanna Cherry challenging an article by Fintan O‚ÄôToole, both published in the Irish Times, about the SNP founders ant-fascist credentials and the omission of Alex Salmond from the SNP luminaries.
Opinions by Stewart Lochhead, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge, Jimmy Hutton

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World Worst Death Rate

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 ‚Äėcare at home‚Äô 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 ‚ÄėREFUK‚Äô , 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‚Äôs a show of two halves beginning with a review of PMQs and FMQs including updates on stricter Covid lockdown restrictions in Scotland‚Ķ.
  • 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 ‚ÄėSkullduggery‚Äô 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 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