Beyond the Noise: Naming Scotland’s problem with anti-Irish racism

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week, Jamieson is joined by Jeanette Findlay, chair of the Call It Out campaign to discuss the movement against anti-Irish racism and anti-Catholic bigotry in Scotland, and why policy makers have consistently misdiagnosed the problem.

1:10 – What issues is the Call It Out campaign seeking to a address. Does Scotland have a problem with ‘sectarianism’ or anti-Irish racism?

9:58 – Why do we discuss anti-Irish racism as a ‘working class’ problem rather than attack the consensus around ‘sectarianism’ in policy making circles?

17:14 – What’s the difference between socialist and class based anti-racism and liberal anti-racism.

20:57 – Does Scotland need to face the role the British state has played in Ireland in order to come to grips with the real issues?

Picture: Lorna Mills