It’s out now…my latest radio programme at batemanbroadcasting. It has Labour insights from Steven Purcell about the crucial West of Scotland Labour voters who will in all probability decide the outcome. We hear where the party went wrong in its strategy towards the referendum.
The socialist perspective comes from Frances Curran, the former MSP, who explains the opportunities presented by independence.
I have a rant – forget Blether with Brian, this is more Bitch with Bateman – about the faint-hearted offers of extra powers. Is the ability to raise a higher percentage of tax really a power when the benefits come from the ability to spend in all the areas in need of investment? And if some powers are good, why not all powers? What is the weird attraction of a political system that ties our hands and leaves the big decisions to others?
Amanda has been out and about too seeking the voices of young creative Scots. Listen to it here http://batemanbroadcasting.com/episode-3-referendum-leftby