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Links Friday 28 February 2020

Prof dannydorlingof UniofOxfordon BBCnews

- England infant mortality rate up due to cuts

- Scotland invested & reduced infant mortality rate

Says UK 'splitting apart' on policy, spendings & outcomes

- England becoming more like USA

- Scotland moving to Scandinavian model

https://mobile.twitter.com/ChildOfAlba/status/1233007710284787713

 

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/news/

 

Funding Scottish Social Security: A different scale

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/02/27/funding-scottish-social-security-a-different-scale/

 

Salaries comparison 

https://mobile.twitter.com/homelesshorse/status/1233110310812291074

 

My piece in ⁦timesredbox⁩ explaining how the legality of a ⁦ScotParl  Bill to hold #indyref2could be tested in the courts as part of the wider political strategy to move us away from the current #Section30impasse

https://mobile.twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1233305465293082624

 

Michael Gove sparks cringe moment as he echoes Dad's Army in response to SNP

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/michael-gove-response-to-snp-1-6535101

 

As the #UKDrugsSummittakes place in Glasgow, I asked the Leader of the House when we can expect a debate on the drugs crisis to allow us to consider changing the law to allow interventions that will save lives. Watch below:

https://mobile.twitter.com/TommySheppard/status/1233010790422269952

 

Glasgow’s Drugs Summit week represents the choice facing Scotland - we continue to follow UK Tory Govt criminalisation with ⁦kitmalthouse  or progress by treating addiction as a health issue backed by ScotGov’s Chief Medical Officer ⁦⁦CathCalderwood1

https://mobile.twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1233183587169599489

 

Challenged on link between Tory austerity and Scotland's drug death crisis, Kit Malthouse defends by saying the issue began in the 80's - when Tories destroyed Scotland's industries and extracting hundreds of billions in oil.

https://mobile.twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1232994530640769024

 

The consumption room at Scotland’s Drug Deaths Summit yesterday - designed to show how they could work in Glasgow to help recovery and prevent fatal overdose. The UK Govt insisted the room was ripped out and removed for their summit today

https://mobile.twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1232950816690053120

 

A drugs summit in Glasgow, Scotland is told to remove a mock up of a drugs consumption room by the Tories as they think it’s irrelevant to helping deliver safer environments for addicts. Meanwhile in Bristol in England...

https://mobile.twitter.com/everywoman61/status/1233130535901442062

 

Scotland has a drugs problem – and it’s called Westminster

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/19/scotland-drugs-problem-westminster-policy?__twitter_impression=true

 

Scotland, we've been sold down the river at Faslane.

Thread about why it's already a done deal that Faslane will become a  nuclear waste processing plant with horrific consequences to the Scottish Environment.   

MoD is in the spotlight for using Scotland as a dump.  There is no transparency on what has been dumped or where

https://mobile.twitter.com/TartantuesdayI/status/1233169211452620800

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We've caught BBC Scotland trying to hide a fake news blunder.

https://mobile.twitter.com/msm_monitor/status/1232994262121373697

 

Culture Secretary FionaHysloptoday chairs a summit of culture leaders, as well as the UK and Welsh governments and Northern Ireland Executive, calling for a flexible approach to visas for international performers at our festivals

https://mobile.twitter.com/FionaHyslop/status/1232776851313111040

 

The democratic deficit

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/

 

Talking up Scotland

https://www.scoop.it/topic/talking-up-scotland

 

Change of Tory strategy at PMQs as no barracking of Ian Blackford or merely a temporary cease fire?

https://mobile.twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1232643508747612160

 

The Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MSP Gail Ross is to stand down at the next election.

https://mobile.twitter.com/bbckirstenc/status/1232991061217349633

 

Richard Lyle I have recently announced that I will not be standing for re-election as an MSP in 2021.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RichardlyleSnp/status/1232764425112866816

 

Sikhs across Scotland watching developments today at SP_European starting now to see if they are left with no choice but to take legal action against Scottish Ministers for institutional discrimination as a result of Census ethnic group categories

https://mobile.twitter.com/SikhFedUK/status/1232961879712071681

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

The proposed immigration system will inflict untold damage

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2020/02/27/the-proposed-immigration-policy-will-inflict-untold-damage/

 

Heathrow third runway plans ruled illegal

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/transport/air-transport/news/110172/heathrow-third-runway-plans-ruled-illegal-major-blow

 

Tories raked in record-breaking £37m in donations ahead of election as Labour got less than £10m

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/news/110170/tories-raked-record-breaking-£37m-donations

 

More harm than good’ – Latest report on UK’s development bank

https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/more-harm-than-good-latest-report-on-uks-development-bank/

 

Serco: Rewarding Criminality and Failure

https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/serco-rewarding-criminality-and-failure/

 

Gove, in summary: “We plan to ignore anything we promised before the referendum, after it, or signed up to three months ago. Whatever we decided five minutes ago is “the will of the people”. Everyone has to do as we say, because we’re sovereign now.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/sturdyAlex/status/1232992309161185281

 

I organised TV debates on Brexit. The ‘reasonable centre ground’ silenced itself

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/27/tv-debates-brexit-bbc-centre-ground-leavers-remainers?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

 

Is it legal for Tories to auction access to Govt assets, eg lunch in a prison and travel in a Lancaster bomber?

https://mobile.twitter.com/GreenJennyJones/status/1232922591675002880

 

Sometimes you need to tell voters they're wrong

https://politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2020/02/27/sometimes-you-need-to-tell-voters-they-re-wrong

 

Condescension, false humility, divisiveness – welcome to Mikeyworld

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/27/condescension-false-humility-divisiveness-welcome-mikeyworld-michael-gove?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

 

The letters page of the Irish Times almost never disappoints

https://mobile.twitter.com/LiamMcIlvanney/status/1232947049647112192

 

A risk of infection…(amusing)

http://www.progressivepulse.org/society/a-risk-of-infection

Great links Ann. I especially liked the Oxford professor Danny Dorling interview. The points that he made to the US reporter must be sticking in many a Westminster craw, lol.

 

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