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Jun 28, 2022
E50: The State of the Union (Part 2) with Ben Lake MP and Michelle Thompson MSP
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Jul 26, 2022
E52: Scotland’s Business with Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp
Founder of Business for Scotland and head of Believe in Scotland Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp is Drew Hendry's guest on the Scotland's Choice podcast this time. Gordon set up Business for Scotland in 2011 and now has 4,000 associated members. They describe themselves as "an agenda setting, independent and political party neutral business network and business policy think tank." A key argument in the referendum campaign will be rejoining the EU. Regular listeners of the Scotland's Choice podcast will have heard Drew discuss this with a variety of guests, but with such a large number of businesses being represented by Gordon, he was keen to get his unique insight into how it's affecting them. As well as founding Business for Scotland, Gordon more recently founded Believe in Scotland. It aims to present the facts in a clear way to folk who dislike some of the 'big P' politics on display in these sorts of campaigns (their resources are great - definitely check them out!). In light of that, Drew was keen to see how Gordon thought the arguments have changed since 2014 and why the case for Scottish independence is stronger than ever. Thanks very much for coming on, Gordon, we'll hopefully catch up with you again over the next year! Visit the Scotland's Choice website for our back catalogue of episodes and bonus articles here.
Jul 12, 2022
E51: A View from Ireland with Neale Richmond TD
Fine Gael TD (that's a Teachta Dála - a member of the Irish Parliament) Neale Richmond is Drew's guest on Scotland's Choice this week to provide a view from Ireland. Having international guests on the podcast has been an ambition of ours for a while now - we want views from around Europe, and possibly even beyond, as to why they think Scotland would flourish as an independent country. After all, as the First Minister said as she launched the first prospectus paper, "why not Scotland?" Neale, like Drew, has long been a critic of Brexit and the economic damage it has unleashed on the UK. But one thing listeners in Scotland may not be too familiar with is how it's changed the relationship between the UK and Irish governments. Neale discusses this along with similarities between the Scottish independence movement and the reunification movement in Ireland, the current state of affairs in Westminster, the currency question and much more. Thanks very much to Neale for coming on the Scotland's Choice podcast, you can find him on Twitter here. Visit the Scotland's Choice website for our back catalogue of episodes and bonus articles here.