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Podcast hosted by Drew Hendry. A look at Scotland's choices & discussing the opportunities for a more progressive Scotland.
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In Conversation with John Nicolson MP.Scotland’s media came under much scrutiny in the run-up to the first independence referendum in 2014. John Nicolson MP is SNP spokesperson for Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport. Here, he sits down with host Drew Hendry MP to talk through the various aspects of Scotland’s media.Scotland’s national broadcaster in the UK is the BBC. Studies have shown they...
In Conversation with Angus Robertson MSP.Scotland is the world’s northernmost country which isn’t technically in the Arctic region. After independence, therefore, it is vital that we look to our Arctic neighbours and form real and lasting partnerships with them. There’s also a lot that we can learn from these countries, as we are doing already with policies such as the Baby Box being...
In Conversation with Prof. Caron E. Gentry.The feminist foreign policy is the topic we’re covering this week on the Scotland’s Choice podcast. Joining host Drew Hendry MP, is one of the leading voices in the matter, Prof. Caron E. Gentry. Caron is currently a Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Her main research focuses on gender and terrorism as...
In Conversation with Ruaridh Hanna.In the second of the No To Yes specials on Scotland’s Choice, Drew sits down with Ruaridh Hanna to discuss his journey from No to Yes. If you haven’t already listened to the first special, you can click here to do so or search for Episode 12.Ruaridh was very much involved with the Better Together campaign in 2014 but has since changed his mind and now...
In Conversation with Andrew Wilson.Andrew Wilson joins host Drew Hendry MP this week on Scotland’s Choice. This is the second part of Drew’s conversation with Andrew. If you haven’t already listened to part one, we recommend you do so before listening to this episode.Andrew is one of the leading voices when discussing the financial aspect of independence. His CV shows an economist who is...
In Conversation with Andrew Wilson.Following on from the round-up compilation specials, we’re back to new content this week. Economist and former MSP Andrew Wilson joins Drew to discuss the financial case for independence. This conversation was so interesting that we’ve split it into two parts as we didn’t want to cut anything out.When talking about the benefits that independence could bring...
Part Two of a Compilation of Scotland’s Choice.Following on from last week’s episode, we’re continuing with a selection of Scotland’s Choice so far. With 13 episodes worth of content to choose from, it’s not an easy task to pick standout moments for an episode such as this. The thinking was to condense some of the topics down into bitesize chunks alongside other clips. This makes for a...
Part One of a Compilation of Scotland’s Choice.This week’s episode is a round-up of some of the best bits of Scotland’s Choice so far. With 13 episodes worth of content to choose from, it’s not an easy task to pick standout moments for an episode such as this. The thinking was to condense some of the topics down into bitesize chunks alongside other clips. This makes for a great starter...
In Conversation with Liz Saville Roberts MPIn this episode of the Scotland’s Choice Podcast, host Drew Hendry MP is joined by the leader of Plaid Cymru’s Westminster Group Liz Saville-Roberts. Together they discuss the common ground between the independence movements of Scotland and Wales.Advocates of independence for Scotland and Wales share many of the same concerns regarding the current...
In Conversation with Michael SturrockIn 2014, Michael Sturrock voted No in the Scottish Independence Referendum. But he, like many others, has since changed his mind and now campaigns for Independence. Then, in late 2020, he founded the NoToYes.vote website. It shares the stories of people with similar experiences of moving from No to Yes. This makes Michael the perfect guest for the first in an...
In Conversation with Mike Russell.In this episode of Scotland’s Choice, Drew sits down with Mike Russell and outlines the road to independence and what it looks like.Mike is former Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, President of the SNP, a professor of culture and governance, and author of numerous books. He has recently been appointed head of the SNP’s...
In Conversation with Alison Thewliss MP & Roger Mullin In the 10th episode of Scotland’s Choice, Drew is joined by Alison Thewliss MP and former MP Roger Mullin to discuss Scotland’s Finances. During the 2014 referendum, much was made of Scotland’s finances by the Unionist campaigners. We all heard the arguments asserting that Scotland is...
In Conversation with Stewart McDonald MP. Disinformation and Fake News – what is it and why is it important? Your host Drew Hendry MP is joined by Stewart McDonald MP to discuss the ins and outs and why it’s in our interest to weed out the fact from the fiction. At the time of publishing,...
In Conversation with Stephen Gethins. Nation to Nation is a book written by former MP for North East Fife, Stephen Gethins. In this episode, host Drew Hendry MP chats with Stephen about Scotland’s place in the world and how this has changed and will continue to change Brexit has changed the argument surrounding independence since...
In Conversation with Deidre Brock MP. COP26 and climate change are the subjects of conversation in this episode of Scotland’s Choice. Host Drew Hendry MP is joined by Deidre Brock MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Scotland was one of the first countries in the world, and the first in...
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