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Scotland’s Democratic Future: Shaping Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembl

July 10th, 2019|Tags: |

Scotland’s Democratic Future: Shaping Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly, hosted by Electoral Reform Society Scotland and the University of Edinburgh
Mon, Jul 8 from 6:00 – 8:00pm BST Politics & Society
The Scottish Government has proposed a Citizens’ Assembly on Scotland’s future, providing an opportunity for greater citizen engagement on issues facing the country. A Citizens’ Assembly in Scotland provides the opportunity to democratically work through complex constitutional issues in a way that fosters consensus and understanding rather than division in society. But what is a Citizens’ Assembly?

This panel will be a chance to share and learn about how citizens’ assemblies work in general, and how Scotland’s will function in particular.

Speakers include:

Joanna Cherry MP QC
David Martin former MEP and will be co-convener of the Scottish Citizens’ assembly
Dr Jess Garland (Electoral Reform Society)
Dr Oliver Escobar (University of Edinburgh)
Professor David Farrell (Research leader of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly)
Louise Caldwell (Irish Citizens’ Assembly member)
Lesley Riddoch (Journalist)
Hosted by Edinburgh University and the Electoral Reform Society.


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IndyPram Podcast #14b Ruth Watson – Scotland the Brand Q & A

June 27th, 2019|Tags: , |

Quality of fish farmed produce.
Scottish soft fruit and its labelling.
Dire implications to Scottish farming under World Trade Organisation rules.
Success of the non-party grassroots campaign for Scotland The Brand.
Is the NFU failing Scotland on political grounds?
Access to accurate information.
Disgust of Scottish farmers of the way their produce is packaged.
The new ‘Send It Back’ campaign.
Local food is greener!
Sub-standard imported ‘Tartan Tat’.
Harris Tweed rebranded to British Tweed.

IndyPram Podcast #14a Ruth Watson – Scotland the Brand

June 27th, 2019|Tags: , |

  • Origin of Scotland The Brand.
  • Food and drink labelling.
  • Protection of the quality of food in Scotland.
  • Security and confidence of our food supply chain.
  • DEFRA and the differences between Scottish and English farming.
  • UK government failing Scotland and our Protected Geographical Indicator’s for food and drink.
  • EU says “prove its safe” to suppliers whereas USA tells consumers to “prove it’s not dangerous”.
  • Animal welfare.
  • Determination of the USA in getting trade deals on their terms for our food and drink.

IndyPram Podcast – Ray Speaks to John Nicolson

June 13th, 2019|Tags: |

John Nicolson

Early years, Glasgow University, Debating, Harvard University, Speech writer for US Senator, Working for the BBC, Breaking the news of the 9/11 attack, Palestine, Journalism, SNP membership, 2014 Independence Referendum, The SNP Grand tour and filling the SECC, Decision to stand as an MP and beating Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats.
Work as an MP, SNP spokesperson and Select Committee member for Culture, Media and Sport, Question Time, BBC Scotland, Homophobia in sport, Turing Bill, Constituency work, 2017 General Election, 2019 EU Election result, personal regrets.

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