Women in Politics.
Lorna Slater, Co-leader of the Scottish Greens, talks to Alys Mumford, Communications & Engagement Manager for Engender Scotland and a green party member, on the need for diversity in politics and how to encourage more women and non-binary people to stand as candidates.
Women in Politics.
Recorded on location at Yes Clackmannanshire's "yes inthe Community" event, this episode includes a selection of interviews from the event, including Keith Brown (deputy leader of SNP and MSP for Clackmannanshire) and Lorna Slater (co-leader of Scottish Green Party) . Also hear about one Clacks resident's bid to use Scots law as a secret weapon!
David McGuiness is a mine of information on the subject of Scotland and very active within the independence grassroots movement.
David talks fluently about current affairs and historical points we all benefit from being aware of.
In Part 1 we covered a substantial and varied number of subjects to interest listeners including the Court of Session, Scots Law, the Claim of Right, sectarian events being orchestrated, Westminster throwing Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar under a bus, tax havens, the 6 square miles of the City of London, BBC Scotland getting worse and the alternative media in Scotland. We also discussed A Force For Good and how the SNP needs to step up to the front in organising events.
Paul Colvin was given the title The Indy Poet by the independence grassroots movement.
A prolific and wonderfully creative writer of poems who has inspired and entertained all who enjoy the music of the written work.
Paul talks about how he became a poet, what inspired his poems for independence and his return to live in Scotland and work for Scottish self determination.
Paul also recites new poems and a selection from his recently launched third book of poetry.
In this episode you can find out all about an imaginative and ambitious family fun day event taking place in Alloa on 14th September called Yes in the Community, also hear what kind of conversations we're having with undecided friends and neighbours and other activities we've taken part in, and an update on Citizens Assemblies.
Ray chats to Rory MacPherson and Emma Forbes of Aye Aberdeen ahead of the Aberdeen March and Rally for Independence.
We discussed what makes Aye Aberdeen tick, the work they do and collaboration between local groups. Rory and Emma also speak about the work involved in assisting with AUOB in the preparation and organisation of holding the first ever independence march and rally in Aberdeen which included arranging functions the night before the rally and a rally after party.
Paul Kavanargh (Wee Ginger Dug) provides a thought provoking point of view in relation to the suggestion of a Wings Party to go after list seats in the next Holyrood election and also the suggested “Plan B” potentially forcing Westminster’s hand. Other topics include Boris Johnson, Brexit, the Labour Party, hypocrisy of the Liberal Democrats, the Shetland by-election and lots more.
In this episode we hear from one of our Clacks WFI members who is a french national who has lived in Scotland for 40 years and now finds herself having to apply for settled status, we also compare notes about what's on our brexit stockpiling lists, we find out about the women in parliament programme and also highlight some upcoming activities to get involved in.
Richard Murphy joins Norrie Hunter in the IndyLive Radio Studio to talk GERS, UK Spending in Scotland and the potential of Scotland to be the 'New Saudi Arabia' and A Green New Deal.
Richards Blog is http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/richard-murphy/
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Chris McEleny is the SNP Leader of Inverclyde Council and a member of the SNP National Executive Committee.
Along with Angus Brendan MacNeil, Chris has proposed a debate take place at SNP Conference to discuss an alternative legal route to enable independence be voted by the Scottish electorate should Westminster continually refuse to transfer the power to Holyrood to enable a referendum to take place. The original resolution was rejected on the grounds that greater membership communication was needed for such a policy to be considered. It is now hoped to include such a debate within a resolution debating the success of Holyrood this past 20 years.
Chris is visiting SNP branches to talk about Plan B and answer questions in the hope members/branches will follow up and support Plan B.
IndyPram would like to express sincere thanks to Chris McEleny and Milngavie SNP branch for giving permission to record the meeting for the benefit of the wider SNP membership, branches who may well want to support a Plan B should it be needed, and the wider grassroots movement.