CONSTABLE CONFIDENTIAL

  • 9. CC: Economic Malaise In Scotland Plus JK Rowling Speaks Out On New Hate Law @RealConstable

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    Entrepreneur and company director Alan Quinn joins us today for an update on Scotland's economic, social, and legal malaise. Notably, we touch on the new hate crime laws in Scotland, which can mean a prison stay of up to seven years in prison. Author JK Rowling has already asked the police to arrest her after she described several transgender women as men.We also discuss the increasingly dire government-caused housing crisis in Scotland, and the contrast in efforts by Glasgow and Aberdeen's local councils in fostering business growth.BBC story on the Scottish hate laws and JK Rowling's response is here or c51j64lk2l8o.Guardian story on the likely temporary relief from rent control, and how it will almost-certainly lead to massive increases in rent costs is here or https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/feb/11/tenants-scotland-face-big-rent-rises-mass-evictions-from-april-emergency-protections-expire.Photo description: Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, after receiving an honorary degree from The University of Aberdeen in 2006.Photo credit: Adjusted image originally taken by Sjhill, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 8. CC: London The Most Antisemitic City in the World, Says Israel Politician @BenWeinthal @RealConstable

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    Ben Weinthal, contributor for The Jerusalem Post, Iran International, and other fine publications, joins to discuss the rise of London as the world capital of Antisemitism, plus the continued calls for Germany to shutter Iran's embassy in Berlin following terror attacks linked to Tehran.Read Ben's story on London and antisemitism here or here: https://www.foxnews.com/world/london-worlds-most-antisemitic-city-says-israeli-minister..Read Ben's story on Germany here or here: https://www.iranintl.com/en/202403214795Photo description: Menahem Begin lighting the Hanukkah candles in St John's Wood Synagogue, London, 1 December 1977Photo credit: Government Press Office (Israel), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 7. CC: Not All Royals Are Like Harry and Megan, Says @LeescoLee3

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    Lee Cohen, an expert on the British royals and the UK-US relationship, makes his debut on Constable Confidential. We discuss the contrast between how Prince Edward and his wife Sophie behave versus Prince Harry and Megan. Plus, we look deeper at the anti-UK sentiment from the White House.Read more of Cohen's thoughts on the royals here or here: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/prince-edward-harry-meghan-blessing. Plus this piece on the Netflix deal with the Sussexes here or here: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/1168176-talentless-grifters-meghan-markle-prince-harry-and-netflix Photo description: The Duke of Kent shakes hands with a BOAC pilot as he prepares to board Consolidated Liberator Mark I, AM261, of Ferry Command, for his journey from Prestwick, Scotland, to Canada. This was the first occasion on which a member of the Royal Family crossed the Atlantic by aircraft.Photo credit: Royal Air Force official photographer, Woodbine, G (Mr), Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 6. CC: UK Tax payers Can Soon Buy Shares In Bank that Lost Its Soul @RealConstable @Ian_Fraser

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    Ian Fraser, author of "Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain," joins us for his CONSTABLE CONFIDENTIAL debut. We discuss what Fraser describes as a culture that lost its soul and never got it back, is soon to be sold back to the UK public after being bailed out by the British taxpayer. Fraser explains the bizarre logic behind this news and analyses some recent problems for the bank that has now changed its name to NatWest. We also point out that the Scottish economy shrank significantly in the last quarter of 2023, which Fraser says wasn't much covered by the Scottish press.Photo description: An accident on Savy Aerodrome during the German offensive. A powerful factor in weakening the German thrust across the old Somme battlefield was the continuous bombing by British aircraft.WWIPhoto credit: Australian War Memorial collection, No restrictions, via Wikimedia CommonsThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 5. CC: Anti-semitism Hits Record Highs Around the World @BenWeinthal @RealConstable

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    Distinguished Middle East analyst Ben Weinthal joins us again from Jerusalem, where he writes for Fox News Digital, the Jerusalem Post, and the Middle East Forum. This week, we discuss the record-breaking levels of antisemitism around the world, plus the efforts of the U.S. administration to release frozen money to Iran while at the same time sending the U.S. Navy to build a temporary port on the Gaza Strip's coastline to help deliver humanitarian relief to refugees. That port will be simultaneously be close to a recent mega find of 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves at the eastern end of the Med.Isabel Vincent's piece from the New York Posthttps://nypost.com/2024/03/13/us-news/fire-princeton-professor-who-helped-irans-terror-campaign/Ben's pieces from Fox News digital https://www.foxnews.com/world/biden-admin-under-pressure-stop-billions-dollars-sanctions-relief-iranhttps://www.foxnews.com/world/antisemitic-incidents-across-europe-canada-record-levels-5-months-hamas-massacre-israelisPhoto description: Scene from the Arab-Israeli war circa 1948Photo credit: Benno Rothenberg /Meitar Collection / National Library of Israel / The Pritzker Family National Photography Collection, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 4. CC: Scottish Local Governments Make Economic War on Workers @RealConstable

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    Glasgow-based entrepreneur and businessman Alan Quinn joins us for this episode of CONSTABLE CONFIDENTIAL to discuss the latest efforts by local government to impose more living costs on already cash-strapped people. Notably, this involves ultra-high car parking charges in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and Scotland's largest city, Glasgow.We also get Quinn's view on where the Scottish votes will fall in the forthcoming general election.To ensure you don't miss any episodes, I suggest you sign up for my MailChimp newsletter which contains links to the newest CC podcasts.Photo description: A cropped version of express trains leaving Edinburgh for Aberdeen and Glasgow.Photo credit: Ben Brooksbank, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia CommonsForbes.com story about the rising car parking fees in Edinburgh The intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 2. CC: It's Getting Worse: Iran Makes War on Pakistan and Iraq @Vahid_Beheshti

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    Iranian-born British citizen and political activist Vahid Beheshti joins us from London outside the Foreign Office. He explains the latest on the conflict in the Middle East, notably the two attacks on Pakistan and Iraq, and what that means for the region. We also discuss the urgent need for the United Kingdom to remove all its diplomatic corps from Iran or risk them being taken hostage by Iran's theocracy. And we have a lot more, too.Photo credit: Cropped version of a photo from Mydust, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.Photo description: Pakistani Army Position, 1965 WarThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 1. CC: How Much Has California Overspent? It's a mystery @JCBliss @RealConstable

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     California’s government can’t agree on how much it has overspent: $68 billion, $38 billion, or $100 billion. What’s the difference? It's only money. On top of that, the California Democrats want to introduce a wealth tax. What could possibly go wrong? We have that and more. Joining us from Orange County, California, is Jeff Bliss, a senior correspondent at California Flow Magazine, a regular contributor on John Batchelor's CBS radio show Eye on the World, and heard on many other radio stations across California.Photo credit: FOTO:FORTEPAN / Angyalföldi Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsPhoto description: Airplane, Soviet brand, second World War, transport, fair, fighter plane, wreck, BudapestThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • 22. 2024's Biggest Risks to the West: The U.S. Election and the Ukraine-Russia War @RobinHorsfall

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    Former paratrooper and SAS soldier Robin Horsfall makes his debut on Constable Confidential. Among other gallantry, he was one of the team that rescued hostages from the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980.For the last two years, Horsfall has chronicled the Russia-Ukraine war and recently published a book on the conflict titled "Slava Ukraine Who Dares Shares." In this show, he puts forward the case that the Western powers must continue to support Ukraine and ensure that Russia doesn't win. Failure to do so would likely be awful. We also discuss the risks of one particular candidate winning the U.S. presidency later this year. Plus, he names some favorite authors and proffers advice for aspiring writers.Contact Horsfall via https://robinhorsfall.co.uk.Signed Horsfall books available via www.robinhorsfall.com Unsigned Slava Ukraine, Who Dares Shares available from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.ukPicture credit: HorsfallPhoto description: Robin HorsfallThe intro is a shortened version of a clip by Richard Wagner, EEF OAL-1, licensed via Wikimedia Commons, performed by:Conductor: James Allen GähresEnsemble: Ulm PhilharmonicLocation: CCU Einsteinsaal, UlmOpera: The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)Movement: Prelude from Act 3Date 3 June 2014The thunderclap outro is a shortened version of a clip by Jonathan Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
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