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Lesley Riddoch +LesleyRiddoch
Podcasts & productions from Lesley Riddoch and the team at Feisty Productions
 Joined September 2015    lesleyriddoch.com
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WILL Boris stay (for another wee while) or will he “In the name of God, go!” to paraphrase former Brexit minister David Davis at Prime Ministers’ Questions yesterday?
Douglas Ross and the Scottish Tories were quick to call for Boris Johnson's resignation in the light of recent Partygate revelations. Former Conservative MSP, Professor Adam Tomkins, has called for a separate Scottish party to stand in Holyrood and local elections while retaining the link with the UK party for Westminster. We pick apart this "intriguing" suggestion.The No 10 parties seem...
Family. Love. Constancy. They may not matter much to Boris Johnson – but they’re the only things that matter to everyone else.
Family. Love. Constancy. They may not matter much to Boris Johnson – but they’re the only things that matter to everyone else.
A new year but an old set of problems for the Prime Minister as evidence mounts of yet another illegal gathering at No 10 during lockdown in 2020. We examine what's going on within the Tory ranks and wonder just when the "grey men" may wield the axe on Boris Johnson.Meanwhile Sir Keir Starmer made a couple of mind numbing speeches outlining his vision of a Labour UK,while wrapping himself...
YAWN, and you missed it.
We speak with Sarah Longlands Chief Executive of CLES(The Centre for Local Economic Strategies), and Councillor Matthew Brown,Leader of Preston City Council,about all things Community Wealth Building and in particular what's come to be known as the Preston...
HOLYROOD or Westminster – in the never-ending battle of governments, which has come out top in 2021?
T’WAS the week before Christmas and all through the house, politicians searched Covid regs, ready to pounce.
In last week's podcast Lesley mentioned a Facebook friend who has decided to come off social media because of a bad cancer diagnosis. It prompted some discussion about the number of Yessers who would love to record their support for independence while they're still able. So Lesley recorded this conversation with Andi Holmes and his partner Sue Livingstone a few days ago - edited by Chris...
The Liberal Democrats pulled off a stunning victory in the North Shropshire by-election taking a constituency which had been true blue Tory for 200 years. We look at the result, the events that led to the contest, what it says about the changing political climate in England, and the future, if any, for the Johnson premiership.This latest disaster for Johnson came hard on the heels of a...
BORIS Johnson is going out as he came in – playing games with everything voters hold dear.
IT’S not a crime to laugh.
We begin with the ongoing controversy over the Cambo oilfield and the accusation in certain quarters that Nicola Sturgeon is a latter day Margaret Thatcher overseeing the destruction of an industry and communities in the NE of Scotland. Can the Scottish government do more to enable a just transition within its limited powers or is it hamstrung by the conduct and policies of...
WE need to talk about Cambo – one of the biggest dividing lines in Scottish politics.
WE need to talk about Cambo – one of the biggest dividing lines in Scottish politics.
It doesn't seem two minutes since the last one but it was the 87th SNP Annual Conference, once again in its online version, last week.It saw two significant motions passed on the setting up of a Scottish Reserve Bank and a Scottish Civil Service. Dr Tim Rideout spearheaded both of these and he spoke to us about their importance and chances of becoming SNP policy. Plus we got an insight...
The man who’s been at the helm of his own Sunday morning show for 16 years has given some reasons and hinted at others – principally he wants to speak out on environmental issues as the climate crisis deepens.
The man who’s been at the helm of his own Sunday morning show for 16 years has given some reasons and hinted at others – principally he wants to speak out on environmental issues as the climate crisis deepens.
It's hard to imagine any other senior politician, let alone a Prime Minister whose whole reputation is built on his powers of speech, surviving the shambles of Boris Johnson's CBI debacle. However, surviving he currently is, but for how long given the long list of crises queuing up in the wings along with dissatisfied and disgruntled wings of his own party? Or will the establishment veneer...
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