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Derek Bateman

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Episode 27: An unforgettable referendum year ?

That was the year that was. If nothing else 2014 will be remembered as the year Scotland woke up, took a good at itself,...
Ex ambassador Craig Murray

Episode 26: A shocking tale of torture and indifference

Lifelong diplomat Craig Murray had a career-ending experience as "Our Man in Tashkent" when he reported widespread use of torture and other malpractice by...

Episode 25: Stark choices facing Labour in Scotland

The Labour Party in Scotland faces crisis as its members and affiliates weigh up who should lead it into the UK and Scottish elections...

Episode 24: Considering the Smith Commission

The five-party Smith Commission has deliberated, and now Bateman Broadcasting has deliberated about its  deliberations.  As Scottish politics experiences unprecedented change, high profile Yes campaigner...

Episode 23: Considering the Sturgeon effect

Host Derek Bateman is joined by journalist and producer Maurice Smith as they discuss the elevation of Nicola Sturgeon to the First Ministership, and...

Episode 22: The media and the referendum

So was the mainstream media in Scotland deeply involved in a dark anti-independence conspiracy ? Or is the truth much more  simple to explain...

Episode 21: Scottish politics in perspective

Scottish politics has become more exciting ever since the heightened debate of the referendum campaign. With a new SNP leader chosen, and a race for...

Episode 20: The Labour leadership battle

Everybody else is talking about the Scottish Labour leadership battle, so Bateman Broadcasting decided to join in this week. Observer journalist and commentator Kevin McKenna...

Episode 19: Scottish Political re-alignment

How are the Scottish political parties responding to the post-referendum scene? That's a question Derek discussed with invited guests Zara Kitson and Dr Tom...

Episode 18: What next ?

Leading Scottish journalist and Yes campaigner Ruth Wishart joins Derek Bateman and Maurice Smith to discuss what happens next for Scotland in the wake...