The latest from batemanbroadcasting brings together three different characters will differing perspectives on the referendum. From Mark Hirst the journalist we get the view from Moscow. He works in Scotland for Russia’s main news agency and files copy almost daily on events here. He reveals what Moscow really thinks about Alex Salmond and independence and tells us what the international community thinks of the Yes movement. He is influencing the global impression of our debate….from his cottage in Jedburgh.
Natalie McGarry is SNP, Women for Independence and one of the hardest working campaigners touring the country to engage directly with voters.
We hear what she thinks is going on with the No campaign and Robin McAlpine heads up the intellectual powerhouse of the Yes movement, Common Weal, which emerged from the Jimmy Reid Foundation. Robin is one of the most passionate, inspiring and unstoppable engines driving the case for a Yes vote – and never misses a chance to flog his Common Weal book! Like Natalie, he is ubiquitous and, apart from time at Glastonbury, took part in a debate at Westminster. He says progressives across England are egging Scots on to vote Yes because they see it as the only means by which the rest of Britain can begin to reform. I wish I’d recorded him arguing with Natalie before the studio interviews – it was better content than I got out of them…
So have a listen on the site. Podcast is promised soon. Sign up and donate if you like. But do let me now your views. Following the success of the Alex Salmond conversation, I’m keen to do another and wondered if you’d like to hear Patrick Harvie in the same format…the Green case struggles sometimes to be heard through the mainstream, it requires concentration to grasp its importance and Patrick can articulate like few others. If you think it’s a good idea, you can apply to join the audience. (So I can check you against my Better Together list…)
The programme is getting serious traction and Amanda who is my expert says she’s amazed how many are now tuning in and did from the start with no advertising. Join us at http://batemanbroadcasting.com/episode-5-others-see-us/