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…
  • We read Roddy McLeod on the problems of SNP leadership facing FM Nicola Sturgeon and predict…
  • We hear that Ken MacQuarrie has ‘left’ 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 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’s 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…Finally The Big Question presented by Nicky Campbell worried about social media…
  • We then review Iain MacWhirter’s 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…which we then discuss in depth…
  • Also mentioned are;…Anas Sarwar,  Rape Crisis Scotland,  NHS health boards,  Gordon Dangerfield and SKY’s 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” – 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 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 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 245 podcast 2 S3. Englishman Talking to a Scot

  Englishman Talking to a Scot

  • We focus on the Andrew Marr show followed by two articles in the Sunday Times by Alex Massie.  
  • In interview by Marr,  Northern Ireland FM Arlene Foster avoided the word ‘border’,  reminding us that it’s 100 years since the current United Kingdom union began and that the Brexit NI protocol can be ended by a Stormont vote in four years.  
  • Then in interview,  PM Johnson failed to affect Stewart’s blood pressure and revealed little for a Monday tabloid headline though Marr challenged him over what democratic tools were left for a pro Scottish independence voter if a fresh indyref was refused.  
  • Alex Massie returns to assist us in dissecting topical independence issues.
Opinions by Norrie Stewart, Stewart Lochhead

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Englishman Talking to a Scot

Aye Right Radio videocast 226 podcast 286. A Late Arrival

A Late Arrival  

  • Jimmy joins Norrie and Stewart very late in the show.   
  • Norrie reports on the Brexit dominated Sunday morning TV shows plus an Elliot Bulmer article about devolution.   
  • Stewart reports on the lines of lorries at ports and the likely supermarket shortages and on Peter A Bell’s despairs of any reason the Unionists will give in.   
  • We discuss the new SNP policy convenor Chris Hanlon piece in the National and then Jimmy joins in on his soapbox about Nicola Sturgeon being too authoritarian.

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Aye Right Radio videocast 219 podcast 279. Wheesht for Indy

Wheesht for Indy

  • We managed a remarkable amount of comment on the Sunday morning TV (and radio) which starred Gary Robertson, BBC Radio Scotland morning news anchor, and another useless Tory Minister, George Eustice.  
  • We rebut a London Times story about Scotland being too poor to be independent by David Smith (who?).  
  • Gerry Hassan gets some support and is exposed again as a chronic Labour supporter.  
  • Mike Russell tells us many times in the National to ‘Wheesht for Indy’. 

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Aye Right Radio 196 podcast 256. Biden and Holyrood 2021

Biden and Holyrood 2021

  • We range through the Biden win and it’s consequences.
  • Then the Sophie Ridge show covers the impact on the UK plus the impending Brexit deadline and the delayed UK budget/spending plans.
  • We wind up by discussing the timetable running backwards from the Holyrood May 2021 election focussing on a useful article by Peter A Bell today.

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Aye Right Radio videocast 179 podcast 239. Brewer Fails Marr Too

Brewer Fails Marr Too

Gove attracts Norry’s exasperation on Marr and the anodyne Brewer show annoys Stewart.

Gerry Hassan gets a forensic attack by both for his Sunday National article.

Iain MacWhirter gets a sore bottom again as his equivocal Sunday Herald article reveals the difference since Paul Hutcheon left the building.

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