Coronaupdate, The High Street Crisis, Nicola Sturgeon update and Lockdown Mental Health
The Independent Republic of Mike Graham
We kick off the show speaking to Matt Vickers, conservative MP for Stockton South, about the lockdown riots, care home staff receiving compulsory vaccinations and the overseas travel ban. Then we speak to John Caudwell about the high street crisis. Adam Tomkins gives us an update on Nicola Sturgeon. And we ask behavioural psychologist, Jo Hemmingsowh have we been affected by one year of lockdown?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lockdown anniversary, Nicola Sturgeon, Misogyny as a hate crime
It's exactly a year since Boris Johnson delivered the instruction to stay at home. To mark the occasion, we've assembled three women of different ages, backgrounds and circumstances to discuss their experiences of being confined for the most part in the home. Actor and author Sheila Hancock and writers Kerry Hudson and Yasmin Rahman join Emma. The future of Nicola Sturgeon has been in the balance in recent weeks as she's faced not one but two major inquiries. Yesterday afternoon an independent inquiry by James Hamilton QC cleared the First Minister of breaching the ministerial code. But this morning a separate cross-party committee of inquiry said the Scottish government's handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond was "seriously flawed", that Nicola Sturgeon had misled their inquiry in her evidence and that women had been badly let down by the government. Political correspondent Alex Massie, crime writer Val McDermid and Alex Massie from the Spectator join Emma.Last week’s announcement that the police in England and wales are going to start recording misogyny as a hate crime in the wake of the killing of Sarah Everard was heralded as a victory by many women’s rights campaigners but that reaction has been far from uniform. Many groups working in the arena of domestic abuse and violence against women actually think it could be counter productive and even make the situation worse. We talk to Dr Fiona Vera-Gray from the University of Durham who has written The Right Amount of Panic who thinks the move to change the law is a knee jerk reaction and also to Professor Louise Mallany who has worked with Nottinghamshire Police which has recorded misogyny as a hate crime since 2016Presenter: Emma BarnettProducer: Lucinda Montefiore
Why there is no way Nicola Sturgeon can go on, by Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross
The Andrew Pierce Show
Andrew Pierce talks to Scottish MP Douglas Ross on why the Conservatives are preparing a vote of no confidence in Nicola Sturgeon next week, and speaks to Professor Lawrence Young on whether a delay in vaccine supplies could lead to lockdown lasting longer. Plus, the WalkSafe app which warns women when they’re about to go through danger areas.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Featuring: Val McDermid, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.Who better to put the world to rights, and to help us celebrate Burns Night, than two Scottish supernovas!?Best-selling author Val McDermid has been publishing acclaimed crime fiction for over 30 years. An international bestseller, her books have been translated into 40 different languages and sold over 16 million copies worldwide. Passionate about writing, and Scotland, in her book My Scotland, she takes readers to the landscapes she has known all her life, and the places where her stories and characters reside.An enthusiastic reader, the First Minister of Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon, views books as one of life’s great pleasures. She regularly shares her recommendations on social media on a Saturday night and is an avid supporter of libraries. She’s also become a regular interviewer of writers at book festivals. She has contributed the foreword to My Scotland.This event was recorded live at 2019's Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Podcast music: Joseph McDade.
Nicola Sturgeon denies that coronavirus is out of control in Scotland, as case numbers continue to rise. The First Minister also defends the fact that only half of Scotland's daily testing capacity is being used. Sophy also asks her about former First Minister Alex Salmond.
Too soon to ease lockdown? | Dominic Raab & Nicola Sturgeon
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
Sophy challenges Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on whether lockdown measures are being eased too soon in England. She also questions him about just how much he knew about Dominic Cummings’ 260 mile journey from London to Durham. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defends the Scottish government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis in care homes.
206: Is Nicola Sturgeon’s Response To The Pandemic As Good As Everyone Says?
Nicola Sturgeon has now laid out Scotland’s lockdown exit strategy, a week after breaking with Boris Johnson and opposing the easing of restrictions that happened in England. Many think the Scottish first minister has handled the pandemic response better than the UK PM, but does it hold up under scrutiny?Labour’s shadow Scottish secretary Ian Murray joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to talk about how Scotland is faring during the pandemic, as well as where Keir Starmer’s focus in the week it was revealed this year’s Labour conference has been cancelled. Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Media Portrayals of Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Football and the Music Industry / with Amy Macdonald
Stuart and Eamonn are joined by Amy Macdonald to discuss media portrayals of the First Minister, Scottish Football (following a strange end to the season) and the music industry’s response to the pandemic. Stuart, Eamonn and Amy also share their personal media recommendations.Amy: ‘The Last Dance’ Netflix series https://www.netflix.com/title/80203144Eamonn: John Grisham and Stephen King In Conversation www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xXj3jcRWs4Stuart: Storytime with President and Mrs. Obama www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-hTKWCX7hcSupport the podcast and gain access to bonus content: www.patreon.com/talkmediaKeep up to date with the show on Twitter: @TBLTalkMediaFor more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkmediaSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.