Podcast: Days of chaos on planet Britannia

Peter Arnott

What’s all the fuss about? Priti Patel drops in on, er, 12 meetings while on “holiday” in Israel, including a friendly chat with the local prime Minister and before she knows it people are making a fuss and insisting she comes back early from a business trip to Kenya.

Derek Bateman

It’s enough to make the ambitious International Development Secretary give up her job. Oh wait, she has.

Then there’s dear old Boris, blundering through a statement that may condemn a British citizen to even more time in an Iranian jail. But never mind her, think of those nasty Remoaners trying to land poor Boris in the shite with the boss (whoever that is).

In a week of glorious celebration for Scots everywhere, marking the anniversary when one of our own won the race to the White House and became President-elect McTrump, Derek Bateman invited writer and playwright Peter Arnott and TV producer Maurice Smith to the studio to chew everything over. You can tune in to their resultant indigestion now.

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  1. why would the British state give up 20% of its assets if a vote might go against them? We are pish after all?

    • They won’t let Scotland go, even if we voted Yes in another indyref. In terms of assets, Scotland is one third the GB land mass and has two-thirds of the UK Exclusive Economic Zone, plus crucially dominant shares in key exports such as oil&gas, whisky, fish, renewable energy and aggregate which help keep UK afloat. Scotland is the strategic internal colony.

  2. perhaps the commentators with their immaculate English are arguing about restructuring economies and kissing new arse than they are about Scotland.

    What is Scotland? What is it worth? How much will it cost them?

  3. fire up to the west highlands and have a look at the population, check the number of Scottish names in Canada that were previously resident in Glengarry or Assynt or in any other area, even in my own home area in Breadlabne. How can we simply shurg off these things and explain them away. We are a country that explains itself in terms of how badly we would o things if we had the opportunity to do things.

    We must always defer to power and power says yes and power says no.

  4. so long as the talkers have a few bob in their pockets then the semi decent colonisersin England will always be an option


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