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Early Links Friday 4 September 2020

Major problem with internet access won’t be sorted till Tuesday at earliest so am posting tomorrow’s links whilst I have the opportunity.  Hopefully I will be able to gather and post some over the weekend

 

First Minister NicolaSturgeonholds a press conference 3/9/20

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1301478821791752193

 

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/publications/

 

Scotland Coronavirus Tracker

https://www.travellingtabby.com/scotland-coronavirus-tracker/

 

Programme for Government 2020-21: not a normal PFG

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/09/02/programme-for-government-2020-21-not-a-normal-pfg/

 

A fraught fiscal outlook

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/09/02/a-fraught-fiscal-outlook/

 

Nearing ‘go’ on the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB)

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/09/03/nearing-go-on-the-scottish-national-investment-bank-snib/

 

The UK’s Trade Bill 2019-21 and devolved consent

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/09/03/the-uks-trade-bill-2019-21-and-devolved-consent/

 

HumzaYousaf What's worrying is UK Govt want to be able to bypass Scottish Parliament & Govt & have power to introduce polygraph tests in our justice system without our consent - justice is devolved (hence why they would need an LCM).

https://mobile.twitter.com/HumzaYousaf/status/1301268779612155906

 

Aamer Anwar. Hysterical reaction & dangerous attempt by Tories to try & impose Pseudo-Science of “lie-detectors” on Scotland’s independent justice system - HumzaYousafis right to say no to the use of  'Jeremy Kyle' polygraph tests” - A thread on use of tests

https://mobile.twitter.com/AamerAnwar/status/1301453156241625089

 

Brilliant, the unelected Lords & Ladies call for the elected leader of their own party to stand aside in the interests of democracy...

https://mobile.twitter.com/holyroodmandy/status/1301535721157787655

 

The new Tory leader Douglas Ross is fast developing an unenviable reputation for mendacity. It’s simply false to say that the Edinburgh Agreement contained any “once in a generation” clause. He should stop saying something which is demonstrably untrue. It doesn’t help his case.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MrJohnNicolson/status/1301274729379246081

 

SNP's NEC should stick to its day job, not change the rules to exclude talents like Joanna Cherry from Holyrood – Kenny MacAskill

https://archive.is/Up89U

 

Iain Lawson

https://yoursforscotlandcom.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/some-of-us-need-to-grow-up/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Chipping away at the UK

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/chipping-away-at-the-uk/

 

This independent report from the Expert Advisory Group on Migration & Population highlights that more people are moving to Scotland from the rest of the UK than are going in the other direction. The historical trend of being a nation of net population outflow has been reversed.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BenMacpherson/status/1301451049400709121

 

BEWARE OF VOTE THIEVES

https://mobile.twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1301545457143943168

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

Talking up Scotland

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/blog-feed/

 

I know it’s not deliberate - so not a criticism - but given my picture illustrates this headline, people might think it’s Scottish system being referred to. It’s not. NHS Scotland Test & Protect is currently reaching well over 90% of contacts

https://mobile.twitter.com/NicolaSturgeon/status/1301518919744786433

 

This is a very good thread. You need to open the thread on the third post headed “Think like an Epidemiologist “ to get the full value

In June, after reopening, #SARSCoV2#COVID19cases in Florida began to rise. Hospitalisations & deaths, however, stayed low. Perhaps it just wasn't so bad after all? Perhaps something had changed? We see similar trends in Europe now. So what happened in Florida?

https://mobile.twitter.com/firefoxx66/status/1296080742607355904

 

The above Dr Emma Hodcroft on BBC World Service

Part one

https://mobile.twitter.com/firefoxx66/status/1300794855455698945

Part two

https://mobile.twitter.com/firefoxx66/status/1300794857313783810

 

Foreign Aid Budget To Be Diverted To Cyber Weapons Amid Ongoing Whitehall Shakeup

Reports: Foreign Aid Budget To Be Diverted To Cyber Weapons Amid Ongoing Whitehall Shakeup

 

Christopher Chope reads out quotes from his constituents about the Govt. Inept & incompetent... incoherent & indecisive.. authoritarian & arrogant... as these criticisms become increasingly difficult to rebut... it's essential Boris Johnson gets a grip.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1301205691512877057

 

Yes, Jacob Rees-Mogg did play a snippet of Rule, Britannia! in the Commons chamber today...

https://mobile.twitter.com/richard_kaputt/status/1301478011007635456

Thanks again Ann, best of luck with your internet "glitch"....

Thanks for the links Ann and I hope that your Internet problems get resolved ASAP as we need you, lol. Being selfish now 😎.

 

Meanwhile I'll leave this excellent video here.

Philippa Whitford: https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1301647918064119811

Internet back to normal- thank goodness.  Thank you both for your good wishes.  

 

That is a brilliant link Petra. I hadn’t seen it. This I think is earlier on the same programme 

Perhaps the UK Supreme Court… might possibly conceivably, when faced with a proposed Scottish referendum that is different from the one in 2014, might just say actually it can go ahead.” Professor Sir John Curtice

https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1301647574953271302

I saw that clip Petra and was incandescent at not only Jamie Greene the Martian's "Once in a generation" bullshit but the arrogance of the presenter in presenting the view from a London perspective with interruptions but the typical "I'm sorry but we're running out of time..." CLICK to shut down Whitford's response because it did not fit THEIR agenda. "The News where you are.." sketch was never more apt it than then....

They are in for a very rude awakening next year, Pacific Quay should have already started packing....

 

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