You may have your own opinion on how much Eva Bolander, the Lord Provost of Glasgow, spent on clothes but the guidance for Councillors’ Remuneration, Allowances & Expenses thinks £5,000 pa is reasonable for a Lord Provost of Glasgow. She spent £4,000 pa
Lord Provost spends £8000 over 2 years (spending only 80% of her pre-set and approved budget) @MonicaLennon7 spaffs £25,000 in ONE year on dining experiences, fancy hotels (she lives 30 mins away from Holyrood) and trips to opulent bars.
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0700 GOOD MORNING
Starting with a crowdfunder link this morning. The folks at Phantom power do a great job, donate if you are able to.
First Minister @NicolaSturgeon officially opened the £14.7 million Inverurie Health and Care Hub today.
Speaking outside of the Court of Session in Edinburgh, @JolyonMaugham says that if Boris Johnson does not comply with the law, the UK faces a “genuine constitutional crisis”
Tommy Sheppard confronts Gove
“I don’t know why we keep getting documents on preparing for a no deal #Brexit when to do so without the support of the House will be illegal”
Peter Grant raises a point of order about Michael Gove’s description of SNP as “sectarian” for a second time from the dispatch box. “I wasn’t here, so I dunno mate”, responds Lindsay Hoyle.
UK fishing exports could be halted within 48 hours of no deal http://archive.fo/A1OfZ
Trump firm ‘refusing to pay’ legal bill for windfarm case http://archive.fo/Vneii
Dierdre Brock says “Just out of a committee where the Tory Minister said that the Tory manifesto commitment to continue financial support to farmers and fishing fleets only lasts until the next general election… https://twitter.com/DeidreBrock/status/1181572479569072128
European Parliament president David Sassoli is briefing reporters after meeting Boris Johnson. He says talks were so frank he “felt like I was in a TV talk show”. Don’t think that’s entirely good.
Sassoli says Johnson told him the UK will leave on 31 Oct and will not seek an extension. Sassoli says Johnson’s plans as they stand “are not an actual proposal”. Nothing is definite, “everything is left to the future”.
Prescribed Zantac heartburn medicine recall in UK http://archive.fo/a6tBO
“Issuing threats to member states isn’t the way a responsible govt should be acting at a time when we need to be stopping a no-deal”
No 10 memo threatening EU states over Brexit extension ‘is shaming’ http://archive.fo/SzmvZ
Here’s a quick take on the Johnson-Merkel call: https://twitter.com/tconnellyRTE/status/1181516491981803520
Keir Starmer spells out the reality of what Johnson is up to – everyone knows Vote Leave conned the country – they’re doing it again…
Top scientists accuse Boris Johnson of sacrificing the UK’s research reputation – and billions of pounds in EU grants
It’s significant that the phone call happened particularly after such a dark day when it comes to #Brexit negotiations says @RTENewsPaulC of this evening’s conversation between @LeoVaradkar and @BorisJohnson
Video and link to article here https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1181628852931571714
If no deal Brexit is really what Leavers wanted all along, why are they now desperately trying to blame it on the European Union, asks James O’Brien.
For goodness sake! https://twitter.com/TomWills/status/1181528753400401920
Boris Johnson and the Russian Mountain: a two minute film which sets out why MI6 was worried about a security risk.
A grown up speaks and owns the frothing faragist and far right lick spittle Michael Gove. https://twitter.com/g_gosden/status/1181575153928560640
Before the shit hits the fan, better get stockpiling! https://www.thejournal.ie/toilet-paper-no-deal-brexit-4843139-Oct2019/
The Latest: EU Parliament’s Brexit chief slams no-deal aim https://firenewsfeed.com/finance/75608
The Irish border is a matter of life and death, not technology Fintan O’Toole http://archive.fo/VDuNQ
“No-deal #Brexit will result in no growth at all in the economy for years. It will hit public finances hard, and see a return to austerity”