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Aye Right Radio Podcast
29 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 26 S3 What Branch Manager?
What Branch Manager? Jimmy and Stewart review the Sunday TV politics shows, Ridge on SKY, Marr on BBC1 and Politics Scotland presented by Gary Robertson on BBC...Liz Truss, the Irish protocol, AstraZeneca, Alister Jack, Anas Sawar and Monica Lennon all feature… We read Roddy McLeod on the problems of SNP leadership facing FM Nicola Sturgeon and predict… We hear that Ken MacQuarrie has ‘left’ the BBC to get hired by the BBC at £325,000 a year to monitor/whitewash bias in the BBC...You figure?
49 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 24 S3 Gove-Go to Scotland Boris
Gove-’Go to Scotland Boris’ A dull FMQs with Sturgeon, Davidson, Baillie and Rennie arguing about vaccine delivery and Covid testing, suddenly came alive when Patrick Harvie asked the FM if she had regrets about transphobia in the Scottish Government…Nicola passionately defended her government in the manner of her personal video posted yesterday…Changes to the wording of the Hate Crime Bill appeared to have triggered a social media attack on MP Joanna Cherry by trans-allies...The timing seems to be a distraction as it coincides with the court appearance of Craig Murray and his publishing of evidence which is damaging to the First Minister...PM Johnson’s Scottish visit gets supported by Keir Starmer (who knew?); ..roasted and then welcomed by the gang…Jimmy’s Indy strategy suggestion of deliberately collapsing an SNP government after the May election gets analysed and expect more debate on the idea…Someone suggested that a media mogul put up Michael Gove to persuade Boris Johnson to visit Scotland where he is despised...We wonder why.
41 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 25 S3 Colony Scotland or Equal Partner?
Colony Scotland or Equal Partner?Jimmy delivers the Covid briefing report which featured vaccination figures again...supplies, jag centres, delivery and a ScotGov row with the UKGov about secrecy…At the podium steady Jeane Freeman delivered steady Covid figures including an infection/test rate of 5.8% where the W.H.O. target is 5%...The former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has challenged the orthodoxy of the sovereignty of the Westminster parliament...He claims that that sovereignty breaches the conditions in the Treaty of Union between Scotland and England...His case names A V Dicey, Joanna Cherry MP and Lady Hale (prorogation of parliament) ...We discuss the relevance in Scotland today…We roast Prime Minister Johnson’s visit to Scotland while still speculating about the real reason he came...Channel4 News gets roasted for metrocentric coverage of it with Scottish expat Tory MP Alberto Costa interviewed...Is Scotland a colony or an equal partner?...Jimmy is seeking a Ghandi type leader for Scotland while still maintaining that most politicians are vain, venal creatures.
38 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 23 S3 Would the SNP Collapse Parliament?
Would the SNP Collapse Parliament? Wee PMQs report…SGov Covid briefing on travel controls/quarantine hotels...Impact on tourism…Prof Curtice on polls...Backlash from England?...We’re the new Irish...Effectively causing a civil war...Surrounded by the EU…Twitter attack on Jo Cherry.
42 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 22 S3 Son of the Manse
Son of the Manse The news that the German government and the EU is in dispute with AstraZeneca about supplies of the Covid vaccine is our first topic...this issue has legs so expect more on it… We roast the UKGov’s invisible Scottish Secretary for his article in the Irish Times… We disagree with a well written London Times piece by Hugo Rifkind...and recall the friendly and excited atmosphere of Indyref1 and the AUOB marches… The new owners of the Scotsman and Evening News may have abandoned the previous strong unionist support...we ruminate… We offer our support to Craig Murray who faces political charges in an Edinburgh court this week… We recommend an article ( England’s Scotland Panic – What is to be done & why a mature UK debate on the union & on Scottish independence is not on the horizon ) by Kirsty Hughes of the Scottish Centre on European Relations...more to follow. (link below). https://www.scer.scot/database/ident-13005
48 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 21 S3 Grounds for Cautious Optimism
Grounds for Cautious Optimism Maybe the Covid virus has peaked again in Scotland?...The figures have steadied...The hacks story will be that Scotland lags England in the vaccination race though…The BBC SNPbaad intro show had a London BBC reporter comparing with Scotland...apples and oranges…We comment about the SNP National Assembly stitch-up...We bitch about George Kerevan’s SNP leadership race...there’s a Bella ‘Lefty No to Yes’ story that gets memories going...Iain Lawson takes on the ‘blogger bullies’...Craig Murray says that the Crown Office still won't reveal the Murrell/Ruddick evidence that the Inquiry demands...and Kenny McAskill says Indyref2 in 2021 is impossible...There’s no Sturgeon V Salmond stooshie today.
47 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 20 S3 National Assembly Day
National Assembly Day We begin with three BBC shows;...The Andrew Marr show featured UK Health Minister Hancock and Scotland’s FM Sturgeon with Glenn Campbell opining...Then the Politics Scotland show anchored by Andrew Kerr which featured DFM John Swinney and had Glenn Campbell - again…Finally The Big Question presented by Nicky Campbell worried about social media…We then review Iain MacWhirter’s piece in the Herald exposing corruption at the Crown Office (prosecution service) led by Lord Advocate James Wolfe which Iain links to the Salmond V Sturgeon scandal…which we then discuss in depth…Also mentioned are;...Anas Sarwar, Rape Crisis Scotland, NHS health boards, Gordon Dangerfield and SKY’s James Mathews disappearing reports, Peter A Bell, the Real McKay and the Red Hand Commando.
51 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 19 S3 £60 Million Is Nothing
£60 million Is Nothing BBC Politics;...Lynsey Bews, Graham Stewart, 70% of infected not self isolating, £500 Gov support?, Welsh FM accuses, lockdown till summer?, extend travel ban, keep schools closed, UKGov in denial, ‘vaccination a distraction’, kids NOT immune... Covid briefing review;...Covid case rate down to 7%, hospitals and ICU stable, daily deaths 71, FM stresses/details dangers in supermarkets...brushes off police care home deaths inquiry and building work at Bute House…Main review;...Spectator Royal Commission delay, Colonel Ruth Davidson, Lizzie Hoose, Nissan bribe, Channel Tunnel refilled, Watergate at Holyrood, the Scotsman/Johnston Press, nukes illegal, Holyrood list voting, Greens, ISP, Galloway, Brexit...Sturgeon scandal;...James Mathews SKY story vanishes, gagging orders, Lord Advocate and £60m loss, Craig Murray trial, Lady Dorian, Gordon Dangerfield, alphabet women, maybe I’m talking p**h...
46 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 18 S3 Worst Excess Deaths in 129 yrs
Worst Excess Deaths in 129 yrs... That’s fake news broadcast by BBC Scotland BTW… Deputy FM John Swinney held the Covid press briefing supported by NCD Jason Leitch...The game was ‘let's compare vaccinations with England” and make ScotGov look bad on the day the UK death rate reached another awful peak…From the past came a poll about a prosecution of former PM Tony Blair…Alex Salmond’s former Chief of Staff, Geoff Aberdein, has been barred from giving evidence of a conspiracy against his boss to the Holyrood inquiry…Nicola Sturgeon is England’s favourite political leader...Who knew?…Lesley Riddoch analyses the detail in the latest poll by Scot Goes Pop…We all have a go at the threat to free speech from the woke division.
47 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 17 S3 Don't Haste Ye Back
Don’t Haste Ye Back The FMQs review majors on the vaccine programme roll-out… We discuss a new poll which shows 55% support for the May Holyrood election to be plebiscitary (viz. a referendum on independence)... The news from Labour sees Monica Lennon officially as a leadership candidate... There’s also a Keir Starmer appointment of a ‘former’ Mossad agent to spy on the UK Labour Party… The final main topic is the launch in the UK of two more foreign backed TV News stations (what’s new?)... Also included are;...Devi Sridhar, Joanna Cherry + UK Supreme Court, George Osborne, Piers Morgan, Andrew Neil, Rupert Murdoch and Robin McAlpine out of Common Weal...
37 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 16 S3 World Worst Death Rate
World Worst Death Rate The MSM (NB. BBC & SKY & foreign owned press) gets roasted for failing to alert the UK public in this most dangerous state in the pandemic...The UK has the highest death rate in the world and our media has let us all down by not headlining this so that we can all take extra care…The MSM focus on the international vaccination race is assessed…We then ask why the BBC Radio Scotland Kaye Adams show shut down discussion of the Israel vaccination programme when Palestinians were mentioned…In a blog by Barrhead Boy the issue of turning the May Holyrood election into a plebiscitory one (for or against independence) gets heated…We applaud the letter by Joanna Cherry challenging an article by Fintan O’Toole, both published in the Irish Times, about the SNP founders ant-fascist credentials and the omission of Alex Salmond from the SNP luminaries.
43 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 15 S3 Look Down On The Serfs
Look Down On The Serfs It was a brief Covid briefing and only 14 journalists turned up...Perhaps they were warned that Covid only questions were allowed…The figures have plateaued so the focus was on the vaccination roll-out and comparisons with England… The Review It’s an eclectic mix of topics as we cover;...The social media responses to Robin McAlpine and Craig Murray…The SNP re-launch of yet another plan to think about how to have a referendum…Charlotte St Partners, the House of Lords and Norries support for an unelected second chamber…Peter A Bell on a camel from George Kerevan…Denise Findlay’s history of Nicola Sturgeon as FM…Monica Lennon’s chance to lead Scottish Labour…Exiled Scot Gavin Esler’s lost view of Scotland…And Scottish fish lorries protesting in London.
53 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 14 S3 Not Another One?
Not Another One? The Marr, Ridge and Politics Scotland shows are all reviewed...Jack McConnel was Gary Roberson’s Unionist guest on the wee show ‘where you are’ so the fortunes of Labour in Scotland and Anas Sarwar in particular were roasted…In Holyrood Magazine Mandy Rhodes roasts both First Minister Sturgeon and Permanent Secretary Evans and others over the Salmond V Sturgeon affair…’What About the Women?’...The Sunday National headlines another call to Yessers to prepare for Indyref2…’Not Another One?’ How many calls to arms have we had and how many more before we revolt?...The former head of the FBI James Comey dubbed Donald Trump as a menacing mob boss and suggested Trump would love an impeachment trial live on TV from Washington spread over 3 years…Other topics included polls, fish business and ferries.
57 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 13 S3 Vaccination Passports
Vaccination Passports... Health Secretary Jeane Freeman took the Covid press briefing... She apologised for mistakes in her department and announced South American travel bans due to the Brazil new variant... Also announced were testing for ‘care at home’ workers, a big expansion of mobile testing teams plus waste water testing at sewage works... NCD Jason Leitch clarified the position on vaccination passports... We discussed the Scottish Labour deposing of leader Richard Leonard at length and an article by MP Joanna Cherry about Europe was the final main topic...
46 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 12 S3 A Lobster Rosette
A Lobster Rosette Our review is a Salmond V Sturgeon psychodrama-free zone but the press asked questions about it at the Covid press briefing which featured Dr. Nicola Steedman and Dr. Alisdair Cook supporting the FM. The figures revealed another peak in hospital capacity but otherwise levelling off. Issues included the Brazil variant and a vaccination plan spat with the UKGov. We discuss the seafood industry Brexit disaster. A new poll has the SNP looking very strong for the Holyrood election 2021 and support for independence is holding at 57%. Lesley Riddoch suggests the YES movement is a healthy demonstration of citizen democracy. John Curtice says the new Farage party, dubbed ‘REFUK’ , will damage Unionist parties at the election.
50 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 11 S3 Royal Prerogative Powers
Royal Prerogative Powers It’s a show of two halves beginning with a review of PMQs and FMQs including updates on stricter Covid lockdown restrictions in Scotland…. The second half (from 24mins approx) gets angry as we tear lumps out of each other reviewing the latest Salmond affair revelations... We watched the Independence Live show by Twa Auld Heids, the ‘Skullduggery’ episode featuring Denise Findlay and Mark Hirst.
47 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 10 S3 Footy, Fish and Fascism
Footy, Fish and Fascism.... The Covid briefing report is upbeat...Current figures for Scotland have plateaued...Future lockdown rules could include closing food take-aways plus click and collect...‘Stay at Home and don’t go out to socialise’ is the message from the FM...People are also going out to ‘promenade’ says Stewart..... FM Sturgeon continues to receive support in the latest surveys...The food replacement for a £30 voucher gets roasted as does MSP Michelle Ballantyne who has abandoned the Tories for Nigel Farage’s latest fascist party... Our latest opinions about the Salmond affair come at the end of the show.
31 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 9 S3 Dubai Travel Ban
Dubai Travel Ban Today’s show is long on news and short on opinionators.... The Covid press briefing covered the latest figures including vaccinations for the first time....Hospitalised infections exceed the April peak and 1100 vaccination sites opened.... Other topics include;... Court trials delayed...Dubai travel ban. Football inc Celtic FC stooshie. Stricter exercise rules. Vaccination supplies. Sturgeon V Salmond..truth? Covid rules enforcement. Covid deniers protest. Reform party launch. Online education delays. Kerevan article. BBC extended their briefing coverage to editorialise more.
49 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 8 S3 Critical Response to Covid
Critical Response to Covid .......................................................... The Sunday morning political TV shows get reviewed...Linsey Bews hosted BBC’s Politics Scotland with guests Professor Steve Reicher and DFM John Swinney. We also cover Ridge and Marr as usual. ............................................. We have a serious debate following the publication of evidence prepared by Alex Salmond for the James Hamilton inquiry. Hamilton is responding to FM Nicola Sturgeon after she ‘reported’ herself about whether she misled Parliament over meetings with Salmond in 2018. .................................................... Possible delays to the Holyrood 2021 General Election come up and also Council elections in England.
44 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Aye Right Podcast # 7 S3 Mark Hirst is Innocent
Mark Hirst is Innocent... It was a busy Friday Covid press briefing... In our review we cover the disturbing numbers in hospital and the high death rate.... We discover that it’s anti-Covid anti-bodies that matter and not who makes the vaccination....Teachers and police officers will not jump the vaccination queue....The FM is in total command as per usual. We discuss another ill-informed piece in the New Statesman about Gordon Brown and DEVO, this time by Chris Deerin.... Joanna Cherry reminds us of historical precedent as the SNP head to a National Assembly that will discuss “the tactics and strategy on the route from here to Independence Day”.... Mark Hirst has been acquitted of the politically inspired charge in relation to the Alex Salmond affair.
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