The second part of Ray’s discussion with Gil Paterson, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie covered some really interesting topics including the hypocritical voting record of Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire and what could lie in stock for her in the future. How the state broadcaster and other mainstream media protect unionist politicians. We also hear Gil’s points of view regarding “Plan B” and the current mandate. Should the First Minister be more engaged with the grassroots independence movement. The discussion concluded on the subject of how pensioners could benefit in a future independent Scotland, a WASPI solution and the current pension age disparity
This week Ray met up with Gil Paterson MSP to discuss his thoughts on current matters effecting Scotland including Brexit, the chaotic state of the Westminster government and his warnings about Prime Minister Boris Johnson, We also discussed Westminster taking over the powers of Holyrood and Gil was very specific about the relevance of the democratic deficit to Scots. Finally in part 1 we discussed the Scottish Health Service and the media exposure of new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire.
Bill Mills will be taking us through some of his responses to the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission report.
He outlines some of the positives to be taken from the report:
That Independence is essential for Scotland to flourish That we have an massive amount of assets and resources compared to other comparable independent countries
* That we have a substantial proportion of the economic, legal & governmental infrastructure necessary after independence already in place
His areas of concern are
How the report uses unhelpful 'frames' in how it describes Scotland In particular that it accepts Establishment economic frames
Lyne Copland of Garioch Women for Change.
Garioch Women for Change have been researching and documenting
research outcomes on the Scottish Health Service for the past 6
We want to present this information to the public at the earliest opportunity because
our research has identified a very real threat to the Scottish Health Service.
• The repatriation and subsequent retention of procurement powers in particular
and the use of Henry VIII Laws by Westminster, and the Supreme Court ruling on
the Continuity Bill , which was unanimously voted through by the Scottish
• This means we have to make people aware that the Scottish Health Service may
be at risk of losing its status as a public service.
• We have identified that NHS England , has been” privatised by stealth”
• Westminster politicians have been legislating to ensure that the (English) Health
Service is saleable to private healthcare companies, predominantly in the US.
Greg is Chief Executive of Scottish Independence Foundation.
Micheal was a journalist with Commonspace and is now newly qualified lawyer
The Boris PM special with Kevin Gibney, Greg McCarra of Scottish Independence Foundation and Jason Baird of the National Yes Registry discussing BoJo and where next for the Indy Movement.
Part 2 of BBC Bias Demonstration in Glasgow on July 14