Podcast Episodes

E47: Polling and Data - With Mark McGeoghegan

On this episode of Scotland’s Choice, Drew is joined by polling expert and doctoral researcher Mark McGeoghegan to discuss how important good and accurate polling is in politics. Mark has extensive experience in the polling industry and is currently working towards his PhD at the University of Glasgow, researching secessionist movements from around the world. He explains …

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E46: [SPECIAL] Local Government Election - With Cllr Laura Doherty & Fergus Mutch

In this second of a two-part Local Government election special of Scotland’s Choice, Drew is joined by: Fergus Mutch & Laura Doherty  Local Councils decide how to deliver education in our schools, where to develop housing, how much to invest in roads and what local services to support. These are important decisions that impact our communities …

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E45: [SPECIAL] Local Government Elections - With Emma Knox, Olaf Stando & Lloyd Melville

With Local Government elections fast approaching, Drew sits down with three candidates standing for election on the 5th of May.  In this first of a two part election special of Scotland’s Choice, Drew is joined by: Emma Knox (Aird & Loch Ness SNP candidate) Lloyd Melville (Monifieth and Sidlaw SNP candidate) Olaf Stando (Burntisland, Kinghorn …

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E44: Escaping Brexit - With Toni Giuliano

With Toni Giuliano. Scotland voted overwhelmingly against Brexit. All 32 local authorities voted to remain in the European Union and every poll since has shown this number only increases. Yet, we are having to ensure the fallout of a Tory Brexit with its empty Global Britain rhetoric. The UK’s exit from the EU has made …

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E43: Cost of Living Crisis - With David Linden MP and Cllr Jen Layden

Cost of Living Crisis with David Linden MP & Councillor Jen Layden.  The Office for National Statistics recently reported those earning below the UK average wage will pay up to an extra £255 per year, with the forthcoming Tory national insurance hike.  The lowest earners have seen their universal credit cut by £20 a week …

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E42: International Women's Day - With Sue Lyons, Charlotte Armitage & Sally Donald

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th of March 2022) than to hear from three talented and inspiring activists in the Independence movement. In this episode Drew is joined by independence campaigners and women’s rights champions Sue Lyons, Sally Donald and Charlotte Armitage.  We hear from all three on why International Women’s Day …

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E41: Farming - With Fergus Ewing MSP & Emma Harper MSP

In Conversation with Fergus Ewing MSP & Emma Harper MSP Few sectors have been harder hit by Brexit than agriculture and farming. Drew sits down with Fergus Ewing MSP and Emma Harper MSP to talk about Westminster’s role in the fate of rural economies and the farming community on this week’s podcast. Scotland’s farmers and …

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E40: Devo Max - With Pete Wishart MP, Kirsten Oswald MP and Activist Michael Sturrock

There are few words so synonymous with Scottish Independence than the phrase Devo Max. Over the years, Devolution Max – a full fiscal autonomy alternative to Independence has been floated by many a unionist. Unsurprisingly, their Devo Max musings always seem to coincide with growing support in the polls for Scottish Independence. Like clockwork, when …

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E39: Yes Places, North East - With Gillian Martin, Fatima Joji & Theo Forbes

With Gillian Martin MSP and AIM activists Fatima Joji and Theo Forbes. Drew sits down with Aberdeen Independence Movement organisers Fatima Joji, Theo Forbes and North East MSP Gillian Martin in this Yes Places series episode of Scotland’s Choice. The guests share their views on the opportunities ahead for Scotland as an independent nation, and …

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E38: Economic Opportunities - With Kate Forbes

With Kate Forbes. In this Scotland’s Choice episode Drew sits down with Kate Forbes to the discuss economic opportunities for an Independent Scotland. Kate is the MSP for Skye, Lochaber, and Badenoch (which includes Dingwall, the Black Isle, and the Great Glen). Kate is the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy in the Scottish …

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