Friday 11th October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

 

1010 UPDATE

According to the Telegraph Northern Ireland costs the UK taxpayer more than being in the EU (forget that being in the EU is a big earner for business & tax revenue) BUT v interesting development.   https://twitter.com/AngusMacNeilSNP/status/1182446131760058368


https://www.holyrood.com/news/view,boris-johnson-plans-to-send-second-letter-to-eu-cancelling-request-for-brex_14533.htm


R/T Feorlean: . michaelgove is desperately trying to deflect attention from this :   https://twitter.com/GovanSnp/status/1182552025399222273


https://ukandeu.ac.uk/brexit-and-mental-health


https://fedtrust.co.uk/johnson-and-corbyn-two-peas-from-the-same-pod/


Pensions tax relief set to cost government almost £40bn. HMRC statistics show rising cost of subsidies, with higher-rate taxpayers claiming most.

http://archive.fo/dHb7h


https://skwawkbox.org/2019/10/10/breaking-absolute-mayhem-at-barking-agm-member-threatens-to-call-police-on-hodge/


So quick thoughts on @BorisJohnson @LeoVaradkar pow-wow and what we know/don’t know. /1 Thread

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1182410953918427137


Brexit: a pathway to a possible deal?    http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87389


NEW: Key manufacturers warn “serious risk” in new Johnson Brexit deal plan, after Govt fails to reassure still seeks participation in EU agencies EASA, ECHA, EMA…Thread https://twitter.com/faisalislam/status/1182542548696477696


Johnson fails spectacularly to sneak in and out of Merseyside  http://archive.fo/TcYtj


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/brexit/brexit-news-latest-stephen-barclay-set-for-crunch-talks-in-brussels-after-hopes-of-securing-deal-revived/


Here’s video of Trump attending the grand opening of Trump Tower in Turkey. Ivanka even thanked Erdogan on Twitter for this deal. Gonna say it loud and cleaR

 

0700  GOOD MORNING 

Bidder announced for broadband roll out.  https://www.gov.scot/news/r100-progress/


Apologies for direct link but there is a video   Nicola Sturgeon: ‘No shortcut route to Scottish independence’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-50002776


and re the bbc article Angus McNeil says

https://twitter.com/AngusMacNeilSNP/status/1182347451434508289


Standard Life Aberdeen to axe hundreds of Scottish jobs just days before Christmas  http://archive.fo/lRv6z


UK Brexit plan not shown to Scottish Govthttp://archive.fo/qxfvn


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/10/should-scotland-follow-nigeria-to-recover-billions-in-lost-oil-revenues/


https://peterabell.scot/2019/10/09/jackal-journalism/


https://randompublicjournal.com/2019/10/09/a-woman-with-good-shoes/


Backlash as BBC announces Julia Hartley-Brewer on Question Time panel   http://archive.fo/hFNGp


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/10/the-clean-break/comment-page-1/#comment-89311


The PM has granted the opposition access talks with the civil service. This is significant. They only happen when an election is looming – an indication No.10 think next two weeks will bring them the election they are pushing for?

Explanation here

https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/access-talks-civil-service


https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/james-obrien-corrects-brexiters-claims-one-by-one/


Disgusted by this, will we in Scotland stand by and watch while our friends and neighbours are thrown out of Scotland by a foreign government.

EU nationals lacking settled status could be deported, minister says   http://archive.fo/RHWZM


“The feeling we all got was that he didn’t know his arse from his elbow…it was a catastrophically bad meeting.” Raad Seiger, the lawyer acting as an advisor to Harry Dunn’s family commenting on their meeting with @DominicRaab yesterday.

https://twitter.com/VictoriaLIVE/status/1182229403540967426


Brexit deal possible by October 31 deadline following meeting with Johnson – Taoiseach  https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit-countdown/2019/1010/1082249-varadkar-johnson/


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/brexit-varadkar-sees-pathway-to-an-agreement-in-coming-weeks-1.4046312


https://www.thearticle.com/the-backstop-is-good-for-britain-and-northern-ireland-it-should-be-celebrated


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-10/u-k-economy-set-to-avoid-imminent-recession-despite-poor-august


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-immigration-migration-uk-economy-risk-ippr-report-a9150941.html


https://davidhencke.com/2019/10/10/on-byline-times-backto60-group-to-seek-permission-to-appeal-judicial-review-blocking-compensation-for-50swomen-pensions/


Ex-MI6 chief criticises threat to withdraw security cooperation with EU    http://archive.fo/3ngA3


https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-would-food-be-cheaper-in-a-no-deal-brexit


Nissan Europe ‘unsustainable’ in no-deal Brexithttp://archive.fo/AaKhD


https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2019/10/10/govt-no-deal-announcement-cuts-vital-services-for-refugees


https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/amber-rudd-philip-hammond-david-gauke-new-party


MOD Denies British Personnel Will Be ‘Forced’ Into Joining EU Army    https://www.forces.net/news/mod-denies-british-personnel-will-be-forced-joining-eu-army


https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2019/09/the-prince-the-pauper-and-the-paedophile-peer/


https://thehill.com/policy/defense/465143-us-soldier-in-syria-i-am-ashamed-for-the-first-time-in-my-career


‘Our enemies are not in the poorest countries on the planet, but right here in the richest one’

https://twitter.com/IntheNow_tweet/status/1176143899120865280


 

Thursday 10th October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

10:0 UPDATE 

https://nyebevannews.co.uk/german-state-pension-26000-french-state-pension-15811-british-state-pension-7488/


England be ashamed!

https://twitter.com/mattuthompson/status/1181927672030679040

https://twitter.com/5_News/status/1181572815381843975


Fiasco: the inside story of the Brexit talks

http://archive.fo/922GK


Brexit backstop showdown as Johnson and Varadkar set for ‘last chance’ summit

http://archive.fo/uvr20


Brexit’s legacy for England will be politics as sectarian as Northern Ireland’s

http://archive.fo/s93XX


https://www.farminguk.com/news/egg-industry-slams-government-plans-to-remove-tariffs_54105.html


Brexit: marching inexorably to a no-deal


http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87388


Here’s the Government’s Brexit “No deal readiness report”. It runs to 155 pages. It is a peculiar mix of jolly pro-Brexit cheerleading and hair-raising warnings about everything that’s about to hit us with the force of a charging rhino.

https://twitter.com/uk_domain_names/status/1182195037037322240


http://theconversation.com/british-people-hardly-ever-thought-about-the-eu-before-brexit-now-it-dominates-their-lives-123784


https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2019/10/09/jeff-king-the-prime-ministers-constitutional-options-after-the-benn-act-part-i/


Hunt has sent this letter to EU foreign minister (ht @bbclaurak). First, am sure it wasn’t the intention, but it comes across as the ‘dear Europeans, let me explain things to you because Britain knows best’ that so annoys many member states (beyond Brexit)

https://twitter.com/AlbertoNardelli/status/1182193024371179520


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-harry-dunn-anne-sacoolas-car-crash-us-diplomat-uk-a9149746.html


 

 

0700 GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/no-deal-brexit-preparations-published/


Scotland’s future must be in Scotland’s hands and not Boris Johnson’s. Deidre Brock speaks with people across Edinburgh on why it’s clear that only with an independent Scotland in Europe can we secure a more prosperous future, video

https://twitter.com/theSNP/status/1181948450587467776


Find out how communities across Scotland may be affected by #Brexit with Scotgov’s interactive map. The map can be used to help local authorities and other organisations prepare for Brexit.

http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/35590be803944353a244cccd0d8f78e0


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/09/scotlands-pumped-storage-hydro-capacity-ready-for-export-to-rump-uk/


Richard Murphy Tax Research UK joins Norrie Hunter  in the IndyLive Radio Studio to talk GERS, UK Spending in Scotland and the potential of Scotland to be the ‘New Saudi Arabia’ and A Green New Deal

https://indylive.radio/podcast/richard-murphy-gers-and-a-green-new-deal/


https://www.barrheadboy.com/pants-and-patriots/


https://goodlawproject.org/nobile-officium-cases-way-forward/


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/10/08/court-asked-to-take-eu-brexit-extension-into-its-own-hands-to-keep-in-check-boris-johnsons-trumpian-tactics/


Brexit: Special sitting for MPs to decide UK’s future. Or more likely England will decide for everyone  http://archive.fo/FXxPX


Candidates battle it out to replace Commons Speaker Bercow   http://archive.fo/3aokA


http://supplychainnews.ie/international-logistics-expert-says-prime-ministers-backstop-package-was-never-likely-to-be-agreed-by-eu/


StevenPeers responds to decision by the Court of Session   https://twitter.com/EssexLawSchool/status/1181964418483183619


https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/caller-portugal-wants-brexit-stop-freedom-movement/


No-deal Brexit: Julian Smith among ministers on ‘resignation watch’  http://archive.fo/KYaNI


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/brexit/john-bercow-takes-aim-at-brexiteers-in-bias-row-its-bad-form-to-blame-the-referee/


Boris tells lies   https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/boris-johnson-vows-election-manifesto-will-not-be-explicitly-no-deal-1.4045172


https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2019/10/08/as-he-plunges-the-country-into-chaos-boris-johnson-thinks-the-royals-need-a-new-yacht/


Is there about to be a breakthrough in the Brexit talks?   https://twitter.com/tconnellyRTE/status/1181900590290554880


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/leaked-govt-paper-warns-of-the-dangers-of-a-us-uk-trade-deal-as-ttip-in-eu-re-emerges/


“Disgusted and let down”   Harry Dunn’s mother describes her meeting with the foreign secretary as “a publicity stunt”.

https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1182015373446565889


Scroll down for archived article   Is Brexit making Britain a bargain for foreign investors?     http://archive.fo/MU2Li


Boris Johnson asks for his ‘insufficient’ reply to Jennifer Arcuri claims to be kept secret  http://archive.fo/icS56


https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2019/10/09/a-liberal-approach-to-extremism-is-taking-shape-but-will-the


https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/trump-s-betrayal-of-kurds-fits-long-history-of-western-duplicity-1.4045344


 

Wednesday 9th October 2019

COMMENTS

 

1000  UPDATE

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/10/jonathan-sacoolas-is-not-and-has-never-been-a-diplomat/


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

https://twitter.com/Innealadair/status/1181684723829084165


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.

https://twitter.com/IndependenceFo2/status/1181722616698195968

https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-access-to-state-secrets-was-restricted-when-he-was-foreign-secretary-2019-7


Pound slumps against euro and dollar as Brexit chaos bites

http://archive.fo/UTV9b


Can the Queen sack Johnson?

https://twitter.com/davidallengreen/status/1181698275134595072


Brexit: the day the deal died

http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87387


Johnson faces fresh Tory rebellion over prospect of no-deal Brexit

https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2019/1009/1082001-brexit/


https://betweenthelinesnews.co.uk/2019/10/09/coming-home-to-roost/


Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world

http://archive.fo/QGvJz


 

 

 

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.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/future-scotland


https://www.gov.scot/news/japanese-firm-sets-sights-on-scotland/


First Minister @NicolaSturgeon officially opened the £14.7 million Inverurie Health and Care Hub today.

https://twitter.com/scotgov/status/1181200478706835456


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”

https://twitter.com/LewisMcKenzie94/status/1181571317130289152


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”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ag2U3zj0WI&feature=youtu.be


https://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/uk-government-in-refugee-funding-u-turn


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/08/all-of-scotlands-population-growth-is-projected-to-come-from-migration/


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.

video

https://twitter.com/RobDunsmore/status/1181600787316838405


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”.

https://twitter.com/peterwalker99/status/1181629866535538689


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”

video

https://twitter.com/Doozy_45/status/1181492805811802112


No 10 memo threatening EU states over Brexit extension ‘is shaming’      http://archive.fo/SzmvZ


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-economy-brexit-boris-johnson-institute-fiscal-studies-growth-exports-a9146386.html


Here’s a quick take on the Johnson-Merkel call:   https://twitter.com/tconnellyRTE/status/1181516491981803520


https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2019/10/08/following-the-game-plan-merkel-call-latest-am-dram-pantomime


https://www.thejournal.ie/uk-parliament-prorogued-4843031-Oct2019/


Keir Starmer spells out the reality of what Johnson is up to – everyone knows Vote Leave conned the country – they’re doing it again…

video

https://twitter.com/brexit_sham/status/1181539468362342402


Top scientists accuse Boris Johnson of sacrificing the UK’s research reputation – and billions of pounds in EU grants

http://archive.fo/5Gpfa


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


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-k-presses-return-u-s-diplomat-s-wife-after-n1063146


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.

video  https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1181569897278648320


https://www.euronews.com/2019/10/08/the-port-of-antwerp-readies-for-a-hard-brexit


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=023nN-tvADs&feature=youtu.be


A grown up speaks and owns the frothing faragist and far right lick spittle Michael Gove.   https://twitter.com/g_gosden/status/1181575153928560640


https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2019/10/08/as-he-plunges-the-country-into-chaos-boris-johnson-thinks-the-royals-need-a-new-yacht/


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


https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/dominic-cummings-memo-reveals-contradictory-brexit-policy-with-demented-overtones-1.4044150


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-no-deal-latest-businesses-customs-forms-hmrc-a9147866.html


“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”

https://twitter.com/Doozy_45/status/1181483675533352961


 

Tuesday 8th October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

1015 UPDATE

It’s #NobOff day!

https://twitter.com/GrayInGlasgow/status/1181488284175863810


Expected agenda for the Inner House hearing today. We begin at 9.30 am with an application for an urgent disposal of our appeal against yesterday’s Outer House decision. Then we will have a hearing of our Nobile Officium petition (our Note of Argument

https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1181423314989916160


Boris Johnson urged to stop Donald Trump imposing tariffs on Scotch whisky

http://archive.fo/ToWpt


How Number 10 view the state of the negotiations   http://archive.fo/Gkkvh


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/few-at-westminster-expect-deal-to-emerge-in-time-for-next-week-s-eu-summit-1.4043112


Boris Johnson faces court challenge over no-deal Brexit from low-paid workers

http://archive.fo/OEBG5


Brexit, a study in politics v law

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1181456550482923520.html


Brexit: confusion

http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87386


Pat Finucane: Security service wiped hard drives  http://archive.fo/2ASLT


https://davidallengreen.com/2019/10/boris-johnson-has-surrendered-to-the-surrender-act/


A short thread on @JGForsyth exlposive(ly) transparent memo from the Cummings wing of Downing Street – and what it reveals about dynamics as we limp to Failure Friday /thread.

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1181485601511608320


 

 

0700 Good Morning

https://www.gov.scot/news/transforming-healthcare-in-aberdeenshire/


“We’re not happy about accepting the prime minister’s word.”

video

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsPolitics/status/1181237919664746496


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/07/bbc-scotlands-sickening-proxy-war-against-the-snp-using-the-vulnerable-as-cannon-fodder/


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/the-mattress-fire-of-british-politics/


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/10/07/he-must-comply-court-assured-that-boris-johnson-will-ask-eu-for-brexit-extension-if-no-deal-reached/


https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2019/10/bozo-scottish-court-victory-isnt.html


https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2019/10/07/the-missing-millions-young-people-and-private-renters-left-o


https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/brexit-eu-no-deal-stockpiling-economy-latest-a9142926.html


Expert quits Home Office drug panel over ‘political vetting’   http://archive.fo/AlgyJ


She is a Tory

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/jon-trickett-jo-swinson-anti-corbyn-stance-designed-win-over-tory-voters-no-deal-brexit-644763


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/political-abuse-of-privacy-and-manipulation-of-voter-outcomes-continues-unhindered/


Unable to archive

Quoting mysterious, unnamed senior sources allows Johnson to look statesmanlike while Dominic Cummings engages in dodgier threats and sabre-rattling, writes Jill Rutter.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/dominic-cummings-boris-johnson_uk_5d9a29e0e4b0fc935edbfa0f


https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/blog/scrutiny-of-statutory-instruments-in-the-spotlight-following-supreme-court


@StevePeers unpacks today’s #Brexit judgment from the @SCTScourtstribs Court of Session and looks at what might follow, in the Inner House hearing tomorrow and beyond

https://twitter.com/EssexLawSchool/status/1181263090140270597


The Go Home Office: how the department of Windrush could harm EU nationals next   http://archive.fo/lFN6W


Northern Ireland Remain parties sign joint letter rejecting Johnson’s Brexit proposals   http://archive.fo/0SPEN


The #DUP‘s Jeffrey Donaldson being taken to task on BBC’s The View  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBfZQIr-mPY&feature=youtu.be


Revealed: the EU’s point-by-point rejection of Johnson’s Brexit plan   http://archive.fo/EsMGO


AP sources: Trump allies sought changes at Ukraine utility   https://apnews.com/d7440cffba4940f5b85cd3dfa3500fb2


 

Monday 7th October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

 

0800 UPDATE

Joanna Cherry speech on Saturday https://twitter.com/MearnsColin/status/1180501974753652738


https://intpolicydigest.org/2019/10/06/internal-dissolution-brexit-and-the-disunited-kingdom/


A new monster from the deep  http://archive.fo/xFSz3


Steve Peers and others discuss the supreme court judgement

https://soundcloud.com/uniofessex/episode-1-prorogation-the-supreme-court-judgement


Brexit: the myth of seamless borders   http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87385


‘It’s like a death sentence’: retired Britons in EU face loss of healthcarehttp://archive.fo/osaKx


 

 

0700 GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/mission-to-strengthen-links-with-japan/


Please sign   https://twitter.com/WomensPledge/status/1180087696724770817


Excellent thread on media coverage of Saturday’s Indy march

https://twitter.com/GDauwen/status/1180533152449732608


On the Full Scottish this week, presenter Maggie Lennon is joined by guests Kirstein Rummery from the Women’s Equality Party and Scotland@7 presenter Kenny McBride.

https://www.broadcastingscotland.scot/full-scottish-06-10-2019/


Please sign

Official observers from OSCE ODIHR to monitor the next Scottish referendum.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/269150  


Queensferry Crossing named UK’s best infrastructure project   https://archive.fo/QoKLi


https://politics-punked.com/2019/10/06/the-case-for-scottish-independence-is-greater-than-ever-before/


https://www.barrheadboy.com/scottish-prism-grousebeater-6th-oct-2019/


http://tarffadvertiser.blogspot.com/2019/10/a-coiling-spring.html


https://peterabell.scot/2019/10/04/good-old-tories/


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/04/bbc-scotland-news-accused-of-complete-lies-about-wildlife-decline/


https://www.snpeurope.eu/scotland_in_europe_update_4th_october_2019


We need to do this   https://twitter.com/belfastsinnfein/status/1180532180717625345


For an extension, two things must happen. First, the PM must request one (and he has said he will). Second, he must accept one if offered. We also (already) have contingency plans in place, which we will now develop, to enable an illegitimate, squatting Prime Minister to be removed from Number 10. No further detail will be provided at this stage. Be you ever so high, the law is above you.  https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1180682305679085569


https://nyebevannews.co.uk/swinson-fails-to-declare-family-company-was-given-3-5m-euro-by-the-european-union/


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/boris-johnsons-arcuri-scandal-deepens/


https://davidallengreen.com/2019/10/the-uk-appears-boxed-in-on-the-brexit-extension/


https://www.itv.com/news/2019-10-04/tonnes-of-british-grown-fruit-wasted-over-shortages-of-eu-workers-amid-no-deal-brexit-fears/


https://www.rte.ie/news/analysis-and-comment/2019/1005/1081246-tony-connelly-brexit/


https://www.thompsonstradeunion.law/news/commentary/employment-matters/employment-law-specialists-thompsons-solicitors-respond-to-the-governments-revised-brexit-proposals


Brussels bets on UK general election to resolve Brexit impasse    http://archive.fo/4Z0U0


Dense. Thick. Ignorant.  https://twitter.com/John_G_MacA/status/1180605713426472960


https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-lies-that-bind-us.html


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/news/107059/john-mcdonnell-lib-dems-will-be-blamed-no-deal


https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2019/10/06/as-close-to-certainty-as-anyone-can-get/


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/10/04/government-refuses-to-make-eu-brexit-extension-into-legal-pledge/


There is, so far as I can see, still one, and only one, way through for the Government to 31 October. If they can cause an r27 to veto the extension the statements to the court are fine and the PM gets to deliver his promise. THREAD

https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1180162665529974784


https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/territorial-perspective-uk-proposals-replace-backstop


https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/conservative-front-bencher-slammed-for-shouting-britain-first-in-commons/


https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2019/10/tom-newton-dunn-youre-clown.html


Bonnie Greer on QT   https://twitter.com/PassportIrish/status/1180016372010688512

and here’s an article by Ms Greer from February

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/bonnie-greer-by-picking-a-fight-with-ireland-the-uk-is-making-a-foe-in-the-usa-1-5882692


https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2019/10/05/the-hedge-funds-that-supported-boris-johnson-to-undermine-prosperity-are-making-a-fortune-but-you-wont/


When are people going to wake up and see what is going on? The US agriculture sector is one of the most powerful lobby groups in US and agriculture is highly subsidised. Farming will be the first episode of the Great British Sell-Off. Second episode: NHS.

Iink to independent article here

https://twitter.com/JMPSimor/status/1180888671886696450


Hungary makes clear its overwhelming interest in Brexit is protecting the citizens’ rights package. As for a veto: “Mr. Szijjártó declared that he had read the rumours about this, but no such request has been made to the Hungarian government.”

https://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade/news/the-rights-of-hungarians-cannot-be-reduced-even-following-brexit


US diplomat’s wife suspected of involvement in fatal road crash left UK   http://archive.fo/M96Sk


BREAKING: Attorney representing whistleblower who sounded the alarm on Pres. Trump’s dealings with Ukraine tells @ABC News he is now representing a second whistleblower who has first-hand knowledge of events.

Article from ABCnews here

https://twitter.com/GStephanopoulos/status/1180821647156289536


 

Friday 4th October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

0900 UPDATE

Here’s a primer on the Benn Act litigation which kicks off this morning with proceedings in the Outer House of the Court of Session in Edinburgh. You should read all the way to the last paragraph

https://goodlawproject.org/benn-act-proceedings-scotland/


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/the-scottish-tory-wheel-of-disfortune/


So here’s @michaelgove standing next to Luftwaffe band on Day of German Unity, telling German audience that decision to leave EU on par with fall of Berlin Wall and East Germans’ quest for freedom. Shouts from audience: “Nonsense”https://twitter.com/PeterRNeumann/status/1179824942021566468


https://twitter.com/BenPBradshaw/status/1179844177703718912


Boris Johnson asked for Jennifer Arcuri to be included on Tel Aviv trade trip, says former aide    http://archive.fo/EBbWX


‘Ireland owes this country nothing’ @Bonn1eGreer says Britain cannot ‘shaft’ Ireland if they want a post Brexit trade agreement with the US

video   https://twitter.com/bbcquestiontime/status/1179874904017125379


https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/fintan-o-toole-boris-has-destroyed-what-is-left-of-uk-s-credibility-1.4039055#.XZZeB10oCLM


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/04/brexit-deadline-could-be-extended-again-says-uk-lawmaker.html


Conservatives know Boris Johnson is a fraud. But he’s their fraud  http://archive.fo/EHUhu


https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/short_news/uk-business-morale-slides-especially-in-manufacturing/


Trump hails ‘nice victory’ on trade as EU whisky, wine makers left reeling   http://archive.fo/1EswK


 

0700 GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/fracking-incompatible-with-climate-policy/


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/03/joseph-rowntree-foundation-praises-snp-initiative-on-child-poverty/


https://newsnet.scot/commentary/groping-news-and-tory-pollster-finds-for-the-snp/


https://leftfootforward.org/2019/10/breaking-boris-johnson-could-go-to-jail-if-he-forces-through-no-deal/


Jackson Carlaw’s hypocrisy being exposed at #FMQS

https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1179502492322848768


Labour ‘plans to hand powers over railway to Westminster’   http://archive.is/iKGXt


Make sure you are registered to vote!!

HUNDREDS of thousands of Scots could miss out in a vote in the coming general election, according to an official report on gaps in the polling register.

http://archive.fo/5cQnO


https://sputniknews.com/amp/columnists/201910031076952217-the-tories-are-the-party-of-the-nhs–lol/


https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/boris-offers-brexit-landing-space-over-rainbow


Tanaiste @simoncoveney tells the Dáil that if this is the final Brexit proposal from Britain then there will be no deal.

https://twitter.com/rtepolitics/status/1179722427829510144


https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/03/uk/boris-johnson-brexit-trap-intl-gbr/index.html


Boulton actually being a reporter for once

https://twitter.com/OxfordDiplomat/status/1179679057090433024


Demagogues thrive by whipping up our fury. Here’s how to thwart them

http://archive.fo/qbNPX


Brexit: PSNI ‘won’t police custom checkpoints’, says chief constable   http://archive.fo/nWh1u


Can BJ’s plan produce a deal on Brexit? A thread. Summary: there won’t be a deal by 19.10 because the plan doesn’t work for the EU. And domestic politics won’t allow BJ to modify the plan in ways that would work for the EU. /1

https://twitter.com/CER_Grant/status/1179769727897485316


Cute little grenade lobbed by Varadkar, on the possibility of the UK reversing its decision to exit the EU: “All the polls since Mr Johnson became PM suggest that’s what the British people actually want, but their political system is not able to give them that choice.”

https://twitter.com/BestForBritain/status/1179750218574831622


https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/four-flaws-boris-johnsons-brexit-proposals


Statement by the European Commission following President Jean-Claude Juncker’s phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

https://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-19-5997_en.htm


Brexit latest: Michel Barnier has told EU27 ambassadors it is “difficult” to see a deal emerging in the next ten days unless the British “fundamentally amend their position”.

thread

https://twitter.com/JenniferMerode/status/1179815098120114176


Facebook can be ordered to remove posts worldwide   http://archive.fo/TLGg8


https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2019/10/boris-told-you-he-was-racist.html


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/10/02/foreign-interference-trump-leans-on-johnson-to-meddle-in-mueller-probe/


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/financial-services-industry-slowly-abandons-britain-ahead-of-brexit/


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pound-sterling-brexit-economy-boris-johnson-ftse-gbp-a9129721.html


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/news/107012/tory-peer-suggests-dominic-cummings-should


https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2019/10/02/johnson-has-a-new-prorogation-plan-despite-having-no-new-policies-to-reveal/


https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2019/10/03/johnson-s-brexit-proposal-is-riddled-with-problems


Tory activist kills herself after timing tweets to accuse Conservatives of sex assaults   http://archive.fo/1nmen


Each single border crossing point mapped and, if you click on any one, it will tell its story during the troubles.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/brexit/borderlands/the-border


 

Thursday 3rd October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

0840 UPDATE

FM says https://twitter.com/itvpeston/status/1179522269405536257


Single malt Scotch whisky targeted by United States tariffs   http://archive.fo/MpsMr


Brexit minister @JamesDuddridge was supposed to give evidence about Article 50 Negotiations to the Scottish Parliament’s Europe Committee tomorrow. He pulled out giving less than 24 hours notice   https://twitter.com/JoanMcAlpine/status/1179461421001781249


 

https://grumpyscottishman.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/colony-day-sorry-union-day/


The British government has gone rogue. By pulling out of EU-level meetings since September, @BorisJohnson is breaking the law and leaving the British people voiceless on important issues. I have requested that the #EU ask the UK government to resume these talks immediately.

https://twitter.com/IrinavonWiese/status/1179483940102590465


Trump’s plans for major expansion of Turnberry resort rejected http://archive.fo/GCs3m


A Leaked Tory Memo Ordered MPs To Call The EU “Crazy” If It Rejects Boris Johnson’s Brexit Proposals.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/eu-crazy-leaked-tory-memo


Lazy Boris Johnson shows he is the man for the small occasion

https://web.archive.org/web/20191002213711/https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/02/more-vacuity-than-vision-in-johnsons-after-dinner-chat-to-the-faithfull?


https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/10/03/how-the-european-unions-court-of-justice-may-end-up-having-the-last-word-over-a-hard-brexit/


A Brexit and a ‘New Ireland’ – how safe is the Union?  – By Brian Rowan http://archive.fo/Uf03O


Inside the Welsh NHS stockpile set up for no-deal Brexit   http://archive.fo/lFWqc


https://www.nst.com.my/news/exclusive/2019/10/526629/eu-wont-lose-its-appeal-just-because-uk-leaving


https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/02/donald-trump-impeachment-inquiry-020617


 

0700  GOOD MORNING

PLEASE CHECK THE COMMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS I POST FRESH LINKS THERE.

https://www.gov.scot/news/measures-needed-to-address-no-deal-brexit-poverty-risks/


Thanks to @PasseyNick & @greeneking our adverts are being pulled from 15 pubs across Scotland. Apparently facts about Scotland are deemed “political”. We were very careful to ensure the adverts were informative & NOT political. I for one won’t be visiting a Greene King pub again

https://twitter.com/PoliticsScot/status/1179436825393483783


https://www.barrheadboy.com/home-comforts/


MINDLESS with ScotTories boss and best buddy of Boris Johnson – Jackson Carlaw OBE

https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1179191288274571265


It was Labour who blocked a public sector bid for our railways

https://theferret.scot/snp-scotrail-franchise-public-ownership/


https://independence957939949.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/the-most-important-vote-you-may-ever-cast/


https://peterabell.scot/2019/10/02/a-suitable-candidate/


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/02/heads-must-roll-as-police-scotland-fail-to-act-on-bbc-and-uk-governments-warnings-of-alien-attack-risk/


Libdem Tory mp says  I would rather no-deal Brexit than Jeremy Corbyn as PM http://archive.fo/bUW0e

Full clip of the Tory libdem  https://twitter.com/unTayloredTweet/status/1179451378755887105


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/boris-johnson/news/106996/business-leaders-respond


Johnson’s Brexit plan: No viability, no decency, no hopehttp://archive.fo/R7qqC


Annotated/rebutted piece on Boris Johnson’s conference speech, highlighting lies, misrepresentation and unpleasant rhetoric.

http://archive.fo/QuJcs


https://theconversation.com/meghan-markle-ben-stokes-gareth-thomas-three-reasons-why-uk-press-needs-help-to-understand-public-interest-124456


Boris Johnson offered no assurances, only bluster and playing to the gallery. We are clear; the DUP will not have a veto over Brexit.

https://twitter.com/sinnfeinireland/status/1179403217920241666


Brexit plan ‘disastrous betrayal’ of pledge to avoid hard Irish border

http://archive.fo/hwEO1


https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/in-depth-a-closer-look-at-boris-border-proposal–and-the-reaction-from-dublin-and-brussels-954540.html


https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/dup-councillor-charged-with-attempting-to-incite-a-child-in-sexual-activity-1-9092350


PM’s Border Plan is unworkable and unpalatable.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aodh%C3%A1n-connolly-b3748b28_nirc-pms-border-plan-is-unworkable-and-activity-6585173641531535361-XN5P


A reminder of what Boris had to say before the referendum   https://twitter.com/AdamBienkov/status/1179277442135056385


https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/1002/1080724-brexit-analysis-uk-offer/


Michael Dougan professor of European law says

First read through Johnson’s proposals for a “New Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland”. Here is a short thread with some initial reactions / thoughts…

https://twitter.com/mdouganlpool/status/1179418988260085761


The #Brexit Steering group at the @Europarl_EN is absolutely not postive about PM Johnson’s proposals. It doesn’t provide the necessary safeguards for Ireland. Full written statement tomorrow.

video

https://twitter.com/guyverhofstadt/status/1179454449443581953


https://davidhencke.com/2019/10/02/tomorrows-pension-judicial-decision-for-3-8-million-50s-born-women-will-be-a-landmark-event/


It’s not true to say a Brexit extension would cost 1 billion

https://fullfact.org/europe/1-billion-brexit-extension/


https://politics-punked.com/2019/10/02/brexit-the-great-british-heist/


https://skwawkbox.org/2019/09/30/video-suspension-of-disbelief-tory-conference-goer-says-they-all-know-no-31-10-brexit/


 

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

0850  UPDATE

Today I asked the Chancellor a perfectly reasonable question about the severe economic damage that a no deal #Brexit would do to Scotland. Rather than answer, he accused me of scaremongering. Let’s factcheck his claims..

https://twitter.com/DavidLinden/status/1179077822649905152


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/a-question-of-character-


Theme of this event was ‘How can we strengthen the Union after Brexit

https://twitter.com/RobDunsmore/status/1179062773952548865


Fintan O’Toole reporting on Boris’s ministry for the union. Scotland is a territory!

https://twitter.com/weecass1888/status/1179021235273060360


England rules, the other nations are mere territories!!!  Ramifications for territorial politics

BRIEFING PAPER Will a no deal Brexit lead to the break-up of the UK?

https://www.bennettinstitute.cam.ac.uk/media/uploads/files/No_Deal_Brexit_Paper.pdf


Police Scotland has been denied access to sensitive Brexit preparations to prevent civil disruption by UK ministers who are inflaming local tensions with irresponsible language, according to damning testimony by @DCCWillKerr, deputy chief constable.

https://twitter.com/mark_mclaughlin/status/1179079110037004288


Swinson the Tory with a massive ego    https://archive.fo/iYEhj


Helen McEntee, Minister for European Affairs & Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Brexit discuss a Daily Telegraph report that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing an alternative proposal to the backstop.

https://twitter.com/RTE_PrimeTime/status/1179150239938142208


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/miriam-lord-elevation-of-nonsense-is-the-new-normal-1.4036896


PR gone wrong   https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/status/1179002930386669569


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/conservative-inheritance-tax-wealth-sajid-javid-party-conference-a9128646.html


EXC: Full readout of @BorisJohnson #Brexit deal that was briefed to EU capitals today – it’s extraordinary – tl;dr “Two borders, for four years.”

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1179136001647792129.html


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/resolution-supporting-good-friday-agreement-proposed-in-us-congress-1.4036893


Boris Johnson at DUP reception mentions Jeremy Corbyn, starts a sentence saying “we’ll invite him to enter…” Shout from the crowd: “Traitors’ gate!” Another: “a noose!” Grim.  video

https://twitter.com/lewis_goodall/status/1179120524376580096


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/business/val-broeksmit-deutsche-bank-trump-whistle-blower.html


Oh my!! @krishgm the Master of the introduction hands Jacob Rees Mogg his Lying to the Queen arse

https://twitter.com/chunkymark/status/1179114615810265088


Have just discovered that the lovely Polish family who live around the corner from me are leaving the country in 3 weeks. They’ve been here for 18 years and have a carpentry business, and now they are off to Spain to start over. 4 more jobs gone locally. Brexit forced their hand.

A thread

https://twitter.com/oxymoronictimes/status/1178615743769927682


 

 

0700 GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/brexit-impact-on-computer-games-industry/


https://peterabell.scot/2019/10/01/an-open-letter-to-first-minister-nicola-sturgeon-msp/


Anti-Brexiters in legal bid to force Boris Johnson to ask EU for delay

http://archive.fo/FwNLf


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/01/nhs-scotland-hovers-around-near-perfect-efficiency-as-cancelled-operations-hold-at-only-2/


https://macalbasite.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/sipping-the-cup-of-independence/


Welcome to the Scottish Reserve Bank


Scottish Tories “brought into line”

https://twitter.com/NicolaSturgeon/status/1179071197381836801


And here they are plotting against Scots

https://twitter.com/AndrewBowieMP/status/1178917702775328769


What Scotland has to look forward to

https://inews.co.uk/news/scotland/police-scotland-brexit-uncertainty-arrests-disused-buildings-639206


The cringe so strong   https://twitter.com/weeshooey/status/1179038777550856192


https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/will-no-deal-brexit-lead-break-uk


https://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2019/10/how-brexiters-have-controlled-narrative.html


Astonishing exchange from Newsnight where Emily M confronts Nicky Morgan “What has happened to you? What has happened to you?”

https://twitter.com/chunkymark/status/1178912804230881280


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/constitution/electoral-reform/house/house-magazine/106885/damian-collins-mp-our-electoral


https://inews.co.uk/news/britain-brexit-europe-boris-johnson-paid-budget-150m-week-ons-638866


StoriesBehindTheStatistics

Tory policies killing people

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1081460429883408385.html


Boris Johnson makes yet another false claim in bid to shift blame over model row  http://archive.fo/ZwhA2


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/09/30/government-doffs-tinfoil-hat-at-questions-over-hedge-funds-and-conflicts-of-interests/


https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/conservative-party-conference-lockdown-claims-senior-tory-mp-involved-in-scuffle


Yes this is a tragedy and one that Scotland will suffer for. We did not vote for the Tory criminal’s Brexit.

 https://twitter.com/SebDance/status/1179080381016002560


Stopping no-deal: can parliament fortify the legal position?  http://archive.fo/3lLKt


Boris Johnson Has Handed £100,000 Of Taxpayers’ Cash To One Of His Main Donors

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-01/brexit-news-here-s-what-the-hedge-funds-are-really-up-to


https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-7524879/No-deal-Brexit-prompt-Nissan-review-Sunderland-Qashqai-decision-FT.html


https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/boris-johnson-bristol-port-cash


https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/the-tories-can-live-with-brexit-extension-as-long-as-someone-else-takes-blame-1.4036387


https://politics-punked.com/2019/10/01/pretty-vacant/


https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/midlands-firm-gives-stark-warning-on-hidden-no-deal-consequences/


https://www.mintpressnews.com/us-complicit-julian-assange-surveillance-operation-ecuadorian-embassy/262131/


 

Tuesday 1st October 2019

COMMENTS

 

 

10:00  UPDATE  

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/brexit/scottish-conservatives-no-deal-brexit-latest-u-turn-ruth-davidson-638709


https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2019/0930/1079253-border/


Brexit: a very bad sign

http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87379


Lib Dems block cross-party plan to install Corbyn as PM if Johnson defeated over no-deal

http://archive.fo/GNw24


https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/eddie-mair/eddie-mair-johnson-allegations/


 

0700

GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/building-a-zero-carbon-future/


WATCH First minister @NicolaSturgeon opens the brand-new Scottish Oceans Institute research facility at the University of St Andrews

https://twitter.com/KingdomFMNews/status/1178616394646200320


https://www.barrheadboy.com/time-to-be-bold/


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/johnsons-hot-air


https://newsnet.scot/news-analysis/polls-westminster-and-how-come-the-snp-is-doing-so-well/


https://joansjigsaw.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/boris-is-like-a-babbling-brook/


Spivs and speculators brought the economies of the UK to their knees in 2008 and now we have history repeating itself with the PM being backed & funded by hedge fund managers who want to short the pound. Have the Conservatives learned nothing? My contribution earlier today

https://twitter.com/HannahB4LiviMP/status/1178696979100176384


https://munguin.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/the-tory-conference-is-going-well/


Deputy First Minister @JohnSwinney has launched a new digital map, the first of its kind in Scotland.

https://twitter.com/scotgov/status/1177259032651816960


https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/what-might-prime-ministers-immigration-proposals-mean-scotland


Scotland is rejoining the international community! @RobertJSomynne says new ‘Scottish trade-hubs’ are part of a crucial strategy to develop diplomatic links & lay the economic ground work for independence. We can do this!

video

https://twitter.com/TheSkotia/status/1178275527842504704


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/constitution/electoral-reform/house/house-magazine/106885/damian-collins-mp-our-electoral


Journalists used to do this sort of thing, investigating and looking for connections.  Do all lines of investigation lead to Jeffrey Epstein? Here are a few facts about Boris de Pfeffel of Spaffwaffle’s pole dancer Jennifer Arcuri …

Taking back control: The third director of http://Hacker.House  was Gary Mieliefsky, founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Information Security Group, who worked as an advisor to Clinton.

https://twitter.com/ciabaudo/status/1176142981226815488


Brexit: Northern Ireland political parties reject DUP’s time-limited backstop idea   http://archive.fo/owfHt


The UK has proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border as part of its effort to replace the #brexit backstop, RTÉ News understands. @tconnellyRTE reports

https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1178764367275479040


https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2019/09/30/i-worked-with-thatcher-and-heath-but-i-can-t-call-myself-a-c


https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/death-double-agent-british-torture-and-betrayal-1980s-belize/


https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/twitter-executive-also-part-time-officer-uk-army-psychological-warfare-unit


Because I understand court staff are briefing press, there will be a directions hearing in the case brought by @DaleVince and me against the PM tomorrow morning and, as matters stand, a substantive hearing on Thursday morning in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

thread

https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1178709353760792576


https://drillordrop.com/2019/09/30/no-more-uk-fracking-in-2019-as-cuadrilla-runs-out-of-time-after-record-breaking-tremor/


Chris Williamson MP, talking against Assange’s imprisonment and for the Human Rights of whistleblowers who denounce crimes against humanity.   video

https://twitter.com/Moncaro/status/1178024882115874822


https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/09/30/the-will-of-the-people-vs-democracy-brexiteers-are-turin-their-worst-enemy/


Dominic Grieve spells out the situation Johnson is in. The Vote Leave faction repeatedly break the law, they’re going to do it again as their backers have too much riding on the delivery of a hallowe’en Brexit – best get them out asap via a VONC.

https://twitter.com/brexit_sham/status/1178621126202843136


Snouts in troughs   http://archive.fo/KMoWA


https://scramnews.com/leading-business-group-cbi-brexit-impact-myths-video/


https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/09/30/its-a-myth-that-uk-can-be-ready-for-no-deal-brexit-cbi-director-says.html


https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2019/09/30/remember-the-libor-scandal-it-seems-boris-johnson-is-connected-to-it/


315 billion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica.    http://archive.fo/9kDwg


https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/queen-could-sack-boris-johnson-1-6298592


Posting this list again   https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-list-of-medicines-affected-by-no-deal-brexit/


https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/prince-andrew-lands-in-perth-as-fresh-twist-in-epstein-scandal-emerges-20190930-p52wek.html


 

Monday 30th September 2018

COMMENTS

 

 

 

Take a deep breath and read this:

Taking our fate into our own hands

 

0950 UPDATE

Jackson Carlaw and @ScotTories now back No Deal. Here’s Jackson stating No Deal would justify #indyref2

https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1178442586538827781


‘Prime Minister, when was the last time you told a lie?’

https://twitter.com/STVNews/status/1178369881139564551


https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/queen-sought-advice-sacking-prime-minister-638320


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-next-stage-of-the-dominic-cummings-plan-of-chaos/


British electoral system unprepared to resist foreign interference, officials say   http://archive.fo/Yrk8s


Ex-top civil servant: Hammond was right to query no-deal backers  http://archive.fo/Uzp92


Brexit: into a very difficult space  http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87378


Backstop cannot be time-limited – O’Neillhttps://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/55002


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/brexit-deal-hopes-fade-as-dup-rules-out-concessions-1.4034534


https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/playing-chicken-with-global-economy-trump-china-iran-argentina-by-nouriel-roubini-2019-09


 

0700  GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/scottish-crown-estate-3/


Brexit: Scottish Tories reverse Ruth Davidson’s opposition to no-deal

https://archive.fo/pBY9d


Kenny McBride presents this week’s Full Scottish and he is joined by guests, Andrew Wilson from AUOB by Chris McCusker from the SNP Socialist Group.

https://www.broadcastingscotland.scot/full-scottish-29-09-2019/


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/09/27/postal-voting-in-indyref2-is-still-greatest-concern/


https://www.barrheadboy.com/scottish-prism-cameron-stewart-28th-sept-2019/


https://theferret.scot/councils-criticised-for-using-common-good-funds-for-flights/


Know nothing Carlaw  https://twitter.com/snowthistle/status/1178242671946747904


https://itisintruthnotforglory.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/he-simply-doesnt-care/


https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201909291076914385-the-general-election-ahead-must-be-the-independence-election/


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/boris-johnson-could-face-confidence-vote-next-week-1.4034019


https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-09-27-britains-secret-saudi-military-support-programme/


This discussion shows the very best of legal-political-Brexit Twitter And gets to the heart of the point raised by @NicolaSturgeon earlier – opposition parties have to settle on a means to oust Johnson

https://twitter.com/jonworth/status/1177633878326034437


Johnson’s obscene behaviour this week confirms the arrival of Trumpian Britain

http://archive.is/QlImc


https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2019/09/29/the-cost-benefit-analysis-of-no-deal/


https://davidallengreen.com/2019/09/that-was-the-constitutional-week-that-was/


UK minister ‘may have breached’ rules over second job   http://archive.fo/cgEek


Boris Johnson’s sister warns PM’s ‘reprehensible behaviour’ may be due to bets on pound plummeting in no-deal crash for UK

http://archive.fo/rtmwK


https://mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2019/09/this-is-most-dangerous-uk-government-we.html


https://www.rte.ie/news/analysis-and-comment/2019/0927/1078626-brexit-supreme-court/


https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/28/uk/boris-johnson-brexit-analysis-intl-gbr/index.html


https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-tax-plans-billions-into-pockets-of-uk-richest-2019-9


https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/27/politics/white-house-restricted-trump-calls-putin-saudi/


Brexit crisis pushes UK business expectations to weakest since 2011: CBI   http://archive.fo/tDqyP


Spitting image making a comeback.  Well there is plenty material for them for sure

http://archive.fo/DClyO


Boris Johnson’s ’40 new hospitals’ is actually just six and they’re not all new  http://archive.fo/Es6MY


https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/ournhs/johnson-really-going-rein-nhs-privatisation-dont-you-believe-it/


Calls for inquiry into claims Johnson backers benefit from no-deal Brexit

http://archive.fo/CX63g


Germany Will Not Agree To Delay Brexit “Just For The Sake Of It”https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/germany-brexit-extension


 

 https://ukandeu.ac.uk/auto-makers-prepare-to-shut-down-again-fearing-no-deal-brexit-disruption/


Jennifer Arcuri’s mystery £700,000 loan adds to pressure on Johnson http://archive.fo/UKznd


Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson are enmeshed in the new network politics of the Right

https://members.tortoisemedia.com/2019/09/28/bannons-britain/content.html?


https://www.politico.com/news/2019/09/25/steve-bannon-ftc-subpoena-cambridge-analytica-001022


NEW: POTUS told Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the election because the US did the same in other countries, an assertion that prompted alarmed officials to limit access to the remarks.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1177744292879712257