Wee Ginger Dugcast – 26 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the dugcast (because we’re fed up with ducks now), The National’s editor Callum Baird and I talk about Nicola’s big announcement, the failure of BBC Scotland when it faced its first big Scottish political moment, the launch of the SIC’s new Voices for Scotland initiative, and The National’s subscription drive, its commitment to the indy movement, and how you can get a stuffed toy Wee Ginger Dug of your own.

 


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4 comments on “Wee Ginger Dugcast – 26 April 2019

  1. Robert Harrison says:

    It was adam Tompkins not murdo fraser that proposed the federalist move but your right no one listerned as its been said many times before especially from labour.

    • Tatu3 says:

      Murdo has written this report just this month advocating federalism
      http://brightblue.org.uk/federal-state-separatism/

      • Patience is a Virtue says:

        Rather than a ‘quasi -federal’ approach’ -where the 10:1 advantage in terms of representation England currently exerts (a significant problem in countries like Germany where federlism in actually place) and no doubt would continue to exert if such a proposal were ever enacted …

        …Independence fully addresses all of these issues and concerns and indeed in due course a further vote on matters such as EU membership can then also be held and a more representative vote / outcome can be achieved in terms of the wishes of the the people of Scotland.
        The suggestion of federalism and the items cited in this are at least pehaps a beginning of recognition (and no doubt growing alarm of the logic of Independence versus governance in an ailing Union by the current incumbents) by those in continued support of Union that all is not well.. indeed it is not when your vote and wishes are not ‘listened to.’

        The Conservative Party (in Scotland) cannot hope to survive campaigning nominally for continued EU membership and then when results (largely in England) go to the contrary, then say the opposite and then insist to the population both Unionists and those of an Independent mind,,,well you just have to accept it ….and now we say being out of the EU is good for you, despite voting in the main to the contrary).

        In the same way we are so frequently informed that free-trade deals can be readily negotiated, so in an Independent Scotland will such deals / Treaties be negotiated with historic allies/, neighbours out of practicality and necessity… .

        Unfortunately, the necessary discussion/proposed Constitutional Conventiobn as came out of the Smith Commission was, along with every other ‘suggestion’ , voted down by ……..the Conservative and Labour Party, lest lest ye forget.,

        So its Yes to Independence and No to federlism.

  2. Alba woman says:

    Thank you guys a most enjoyable interesting dugcast

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