That was the year that was. If nothing else 2014 will be remembered as the year Scotland woke up, took a good at itself, and wrestled the issues during an unforgettable referendum campaign.
Lifelong diplomat Craig Murray had a career-ending experience as “Our Man in Tashkent” when he reported widespread use of torture and other malpractice by the ruling authorities in Uzbekistan.
The Labour Party in Scotland faces crisis as its members and affiliates weigh up who should lead it into the UK and Scottish elections of 2015 and 2016.
The five-party Smith Commission has deliberated, and now Bateman Broadcasting has deliberated about its deliberations. As Scottish politics experiences unprecedented change, high profile Yes campaigner and famed playwright Peter Arnott visited our studios to discuss what’s happening out there with…
Host Derek Bateman is joined by journalist and producer Maurice Smith as they discuss the elevation of Nicola Sturgeon to the First Ministership, and the implications for her party and Scottish politics. A second UKIP by-election victory in England and…
So was the mainstream media in Scotland deeply involved in a dark anti-independence conspiracy? Or is the truth much more simple to explain in a media market that is under assault on all fronts and struggling to survive in its current form?
Scottish politics has become more exciting ever since the heightened debate of the referendum campaign.
Everybody else is talking about the Scottish Labour leadership battle, so Bateman Broadcasting decided to join in this week.
How are the Scottish political parties responding to the post-referendum scene? That’s a question Derek discussed with invited guests Zara Kitson and Dr Tom Lundberg on Bateman Broadcasting this week.
Leading Scottish journalist and Yes campaigner Ruth Wishart joins Derek Bateman and Maurice Smith to discuss what happens next for Scotland in the wake of the referendum, as the Westminster parties squabble over the future of Scottish devolution. In the…