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East End Ears

42 EpisodesProduced by East End EarsWebsite

The Glasgow East podcast from David Linden MP

42 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Spring Statement

April 1st, 2022

24:44

The cost-of-living crisis is now a full-blown emergency. Households are dealing with a huge rise in their energy bills. The price of a weekly …

Benefit sanctions

February 25th, 2022

22:10

The DWP is pushing ahead with a turbo-charged sanctions regime, punishing people for not finding work before they’ve even had their first Universal Credit payment. This episode takes an in-depth look at the issue, why …

The cost of living crisis

January 26th, 2022

24:15

This episode takes an in-depth look at the cost of living crisis currently gripping the UK. Rising food prices and soaring energy bills are causing anguish, so why isn’t the UK Government jumping into action?

Budget 2021

November 3rd, 2021

20:07

This episode takes an in-depth look at the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget – both what was announced and the hidden shocks that were buried in the detail of the red book. We discuss the disconnect from reality between Rishi …

Universal Credit cut special episode

September 23rd, 2021

25:32

This episode takes a deep dive into the imminent crisis about to hit millions of families across the UK as the British Government prepares to slash Universal Credit by over £1,000 a year. We look at how we got here and …

The asylum system, coronavirus restrictions, Universal Credit uplift & more…

July 10th, 2021

16:19

Recorded on Thursday 8th July 2021

In this episode:
0:29 – Universal Credit uplift
3:08 – BBC Politics Live
10:15 – Pensions
11:28 – Meetings

To …

McVitie’s update, HGV Driver shortage, Universal Credit cut & more…

July 2nd, 2021

15:03

Recorded on Friday 2nd July 2021

In this episode:
0:30 – McVitie’s update
2:40 – Jobcentre safety
4:17 – The looming Universal Credit cut
6:05 – …

McVitie’s petition presented, time called on tariffs, poor pandemic border control & more…

June 18th, 2021

10:52

Recorded on Friday 18th June 2021

In this episode:
0:57 – Time called on tariffs
1:45 – Poor pandemic border control
4:07 – McVitie’s petition …

International aid cuts, Jobcentre safety, defence failings & more…

June 13th, 2021

15:58

Recorded on Friday 11th June 2021

In this episode:
0:41 – AJAX programme failures
2:43 – International aid cuts
4:25 – Universal Credit uplift campaign
6:14 – Jobcentre safety
7:57 – Meetings
13:42 – Back in the …

McVitie’s, job centre safety, the latest coronavirus variant & more…

May 22nd, 2021

14:53

Recorded on Friday 21 May 2021

In this episode:
0:30 – McVitie’s
4:15 – DWP questions
6:31 – The latest coronavirus variant
8:32 – The situation in Palestine and Israel
10:45 – All-Party Group work
12:43 – Job centre …

McVitie’s, elections results, the Queen’s speech & more…

May 14th, 2021

16:08

Recorded on Friday 14th May 2021

In this episode:
0:12 – Election results
1:59 – Queen’s Speech
7:17 – Legacy benefits
9:20 – McVitie’s factory …

Both Votes SNP, universal basic income, asylum accommodation & more…

April 30th, 2021

11:44

In this episode:
0:32 – Local economy re-opens
2:00 – Universal Basic Income
3:24 – Asylum accommodation
5:19 – Supporting Glasgow cabbies
6:27 – Foreign Aid spending
8:01 – Back up in the East end
8:56 – BBC Radio 5 Live MP …

The pension gender gap, foreign aid, the election & more…

April 23rd, 2021

15:11

Recorded on 20th and 23rd April 2021.

In this episode:
0:55 – The pension gender gap
6:44 – Reusable Nappy Week
9:10 – Foreign Aid & Afghanistan

Reusable Nappy Week

April 21st, 2021

17:44

It’s Reusable Nappy Week and in this special episode, I’m joined by Magnus Smyth from Queenslie-based reusable nappy company TotsBots as well as Sarah Moyes from Friends of the Earth Scotland. In this episode we …

Easing lockdown, MP in the Park, discussing Indyref2 on the BBC & more…

April 16th, 2021

13:54

Recorded on 16th April 2021

In this episode:
0:31 – Easing of lockdown
1:59 – Both Votes SNP
3:25 – BBC Politics Live
7:27 – Greensill scandal
9:10 – …

NHS pay rises, double-jobbing MPs, new SNP councillor hits the ground running & more…

March 26th, 2021

16:24

Recorded on 26th March 2021

In this episode:
0:50 – Big pay rise for NHS Scotland staff
5:57 – Stopping double-jobbing MPs
7:36 – DWP stakeholder …

Baillieston by-election win, Scotland’s future, the impact of Brexit & more…

March 19th, 2021

14:05

Recorded on 19th March 2021

In this episode:
0:33 – Lifting the ban on asylum seekers working
2:11 – Scotland’s constitutional future
6:05 – The impact of Brexit
7:13 – Out and about in the East end
8:50 – Meetings
13:32 …

Easing lockdown, International Women’s Day, legacy benefit inadequacies & more…

March 12th, 2021

14:04

Recorded on 12th March 2021

In this episode:
0:29 – International Women’s Day
2:17 – Easing out of lockdown
4:28 – Frozen pensions
6:30 – Grilling the Prime Minister on legacy benefit inadequacies
9:14 – SNP bid for …

International Women’s Day with special guest Kirsten Oswald MP

March 8th, 2021

15:50

In this special episode for International Women’s Day, I’m joined by Kirsten Oswald MP who is the SNP’s Westminster Deputy Leader and our spokesperson for Women & Equalities. We discuss the progress made on women’s …

The Budget, pensions, Scottish independence & more…

March 5th, 2021

15:30

Recorded on Thursday 4th March 2021

In this episode:
0:30 – Budget 2021
4:02 – Pension enrolment
5:45 – Meetings with ABI, the Nappy Alliance, …

Routes out of lockdown, whisky tariffs, one punch assaults & more…

February 26th, 2021

17:55

Recorded on Friday 26th February 2021

In this episode:
0:32 – Routes out of lockdown
2:33 – One punch assaults
5:58 – Premature & Sick Babies …

Legacy benefits, vaccine roll-out, back to school & more…

February 22nd, 2021

16:02

Recorded on Thursday 18th February 2021

In this episode:
1:26 – Covid-19 vaccine roll-out
4:01 – Blood donations
5:04 – SCIAF’s Wee Box appeal
6:40 – …

Business support, UK Government welfare failings, the Baillieston by-election & more…

February 12th, 2021

15:02

Recorded on Friday 12th February 2021

In this episode:
0:45 – Business support
2:23 – UK Government welfare failings
7:22 – Prime Ministerial meeting
10:00 – Covid-19 briefing
12:16 – Baillieston by-election
13:29 – The …

SNP reshuffle, vaccines, airport shopping tax raid & more…

February 5th, 2021

19:29

Recorded on Thursday 4th February 2021

In this episode:
0:31 – SNP reshuffle
3:07 – Vaccines Q&A
5:48 – Cladding
7:50 – DWP support for prisoners
10:00 – APPG for Premature & Sick Babies
10:59 – Airport shopping …

Talking vaccines with Dr Philippa Whitford

February 2nd, 2021

18:23

Recorded on Monday 1st February 2021

In this special episode, I’m joined by Dr Philippa Whitford who is the SNP Spokesperson for Health at Westminster and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vaccinations. …

Learning from Finland, nappies in landfill, justice for learner drivers & more…

January 29th, 2021

14:30

Recorded on Thursday 28th January 2021

In this episode:
0:28 – Reducing home energy costs
3:00 – Cutting carbon emissions from nappy waste
5:15 – …

#BrewMonday, President Biden, musician visas & more…

January 21st, 2021

19:27

Recorded on Wednesday 20th January 2021

In this episode:
0:36 – #BrewMonday
1:58 – EU research funding
3:50 – UK Government Trump regrets
5:43 – …

Garthamlock Post Office closure, Brexit compensation, election planning & more…

January 14th, 2021

20:32

Recorded on Thursday 14th January 2021

In this episode:
1:02 – Garthamlock Post Office closure
3:31 – Shared Prosperity Fund
4:59 – Brexit compensation
6:51 – Global Britain
10:53 – Freedom of Belief in India
12:54 – …

Covid vaccine approval, the Chancellor’s aid raid, cancer in teens and young adults & more…

December 4th, 2020

14:46

Recorded on Thursday 3rd December 2020

In this episode:
0:20 – Covid vaccine approval
2:09 – Cancer in teens and young adults
5:22 – Fairs and …

The spending review, cladding concerns, freedom of religion or belief & more…

November 26th, 2020

12:46

Recorded on Thursday 26th November 2020

In this episode:
0:24 – Support for showpeople
2:00 – Cladding concerns
4:48 – Spending Review
6:37 – Freedom of religion or belief
9:48 – Youth Affairs Inquiry
11:08 – Behind the …

Mental health, Towns Fund scandal, tax relief for working from home, & more…

November 25th, 2020

16:10

Recorded on Thursday 19th November 2020

In this episode:
0:23 – Shared Prosperity Fund
1:25 – The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Premature and Sick Babies
2:41 – Towns Fund
6:08 – International Men’s Day
13:14 – …

Patersons landfill objections, the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill, spectator attendance at football matches & more…

November 12th, 2020

14:32

Recorded on Thursday 12th November 2020

In this episode:
0:10 – The US has a new president (elect)
1:27 – Spectator attendance at football matches
3:36 – The Parliamentary Constituencies Bill
7:17 – Preventing …

Drew Hendry on business support, the US election, protecting emergency service workers & more…

November 6th, 2020

21:31

In this episode:
0:10 – Conversation with Drew Hendry MP on business support
6:35 – US presidential election
9:36 – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
12:24 – Humanitarian crisis in Syria
14:27 – Support for the wedding and events …

Fire and rehire, freedom of religious belief, support for the travel industry & more…

October 22nd, 2020

24:03

Recorded on Thursday 22nd October 2020

In this episode:
0:29 – Fire and rehire
7:36 – Freedom of religious belief
10:11 – The Integrated Activity …

Record independence polling, coronavirus economic support, hate crime & more…

October 15th, 2020

14:54

Recorded on Thursday 15th October 2020

In this episode:
0:24 – Coronavirus economic support
2:23 – Independence support at a record high
5:04 – Covid-19 related hate crime
8:26 – Meetings at Westminster
12:23 – LBC …

Challenge Poverty Week, MP in the Park, support for the self-employed & more…

October 9th, 2020

14:32

Recorded on Thursday 8th October 2020

In this episode:
0:28 – Challenge Poverty Week
5:09 – Housing questions
7:00 – Financial support for the …

Question Time, support for football clubs, independence polling & more

October 7th, 2020

15:46

Recorded on Thursday 1st October 2020

In this episode:
0:26 – COVID-19 debate
2:41 – Internal Market Bill
5:41 – Question Time
8:15 – Pandemic support for football clubs
10:45 – The Kit Tarka Foundation
13:15 – Private …

New COVID restrictions, Internal Market Bill, disinformation & more

September 24th, 2020

14:59

Recorded on Wednesday 23rd September 2020

In this episode:
0:29 – New COVID restrictions
1:35 – Fuel poverty
2:38 – Wellbeing through this crisis
3:14 – Internal Market Bill
5:05 – Coronavirus disinformation
7:09 – Short …

The podcast is back!

September 24th, 2020

10:01

So after quite a long hiatus, the East End Ears podcast is back. This episode is a very quick catch up of some of what I’ve been up to recently and you’ll get to meet the newest member of my team, Nansi. Enjoy the show!

April 2019 monthly roundup

April 15th, 2019

13:59

Here’s episode two of my brand-new podcast. This one’s another monthly roundup and you’ll probably be glad to know that it’s (almost) a totally Brexit-free zone!

In this episode:
1:30 – Marathon fundraising going …

March 2019 monthly roundup

March 12th, 2019

17:39

This is episode one of my brand-new podcast and I’d like to thank you very much for taking the time to subscribe.

This podcast is designed to bring you information about the East end of Glasgow, as well as my work …

Trailer

February 19th, 2019

0:42

Welcome to East End Ears. I’m David Linden and this is the podcast for you if you live in Glasgow East.

I’ll be bringing you regular short …

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