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Links Saturday 1 August 2020

First Minister NicolaSturgeonholds a press conference 31/7/20

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1289191615349891072

 

Scottish Government

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

 

A lot of publications so goes on to the next two pages

https://www.gov.scot/publications/?cat=filter&page=2

 

YouGov favourability survey - Scotland

https://mobile.twitter.com/andrewneary/status/1289189347959267328

 

Scotland goes Pop

YouGov poll: Nicola Sturgeon's net personal rating is 87 points higher than Boris Johnson's

 

Following the press reports about the decision of theSNPNEC, I have issued a statement about the EdinCentralSNPHolyrood 2021 selection. Please read my full statement, I will not be making any further comments at this stage.

https://mobile.twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1289153469513949186

 

Ok folks, last night the NEC voted to impose an all women shortlist on the constituents of Glasgow Cathcart, the constituency I have served to the best of my ability for the last 10 years. Obviously I am challenging what I consider to be a decision based on a false premise

https://mobile.twitter.com/glasgowcathcart/status/1289233883028848640

 

Now that James Dornan has come out with the bad news, no reason to keep my evidence in the safe Read the email James sent to members in Cathcart earlier this week A clique inspired by theSNPCentral waging a phone campaign to discredit a sitting MSP

https://mobile.twitter.com/JMBEuansSon/status/1289263198579724289

 

Scotland goes Pop

A factional and self-destructive decision

 

Scottish Government Faces Court Action for Redefining “Woman” to Include Men

https://forwomen.scot/31/07/2020/news-release-pre-action-letter/

 

Moray MP Douglas4Morayconfirms he’s standing for the Scottish Tory leadership (and has already arranged for Ruth to do FMQS and will continue his refereeing)

https://mobile.twitter.com/Political_AlanS/status/1289145175776923648

 

A closer look at ScotTories leadership runner - Douglas Ross

https://mobile.twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1288916017339654144

 

Polling for ⁦YouGovreveals why Jackson Carlaw was ousted as Scottish Tory leader: 48% of voters didn’t know who he was and he had a net favourability rating of -32.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KieranPAndrews/status/1289082048880287744

 

Bye bye Surname Surname

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/07/31/bye-bye-surname-surname/

 

Brian Taylor congratulates Ruth Davidson on peerage describing Tories behaviour over past 24 hours as ‘deft and elegant choreography’

https://mobile.twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1289249881404522496

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) economic stimulus options: who has the policy levers?

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/07/31/coronavirus-covid-19-economic-stimulus-options-who-has-the-policy-levers/

 

Staying safe at the sales – A GP’s Blog – 29 July 2020

https://www.nfus.org.uk/news/blog/staying-safe-at-the-sales--a-gps-blog--29-july-2020?fbclid=IwAR1QtBWIEEL1gLJ8HjTBkFaN-YDEKSXH6CwLjVQp4amVchVhMPgAiOZaP3U

 

The 2021 Holyrood  elections are  going to be crucial for Scotland's future.Yes_Kirriemuir. invited Dr Craig Dalzell thecommongreen to give us his analysis of Democracy, D'Hont, and Holyrood Elections

https://mobile.twitter.com/Yes_Kirriemuir/status/1288962598365532160

 

Richard Murphy

Johnson thinks he can save the Union, but he’s the biggest threat to it

 

Actor Alancummingtells #TheNinethat he would return to Scotland to campaign for independence, should another referendum go ahead.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCScotNine/status/1288940908940005376

 

Talking up Scotland

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

 

Scottish Prism 31st July 2020 – David Thompson AFI

https://www.barrheadboy.com/scottish-prism-31st-july-2020-david-thompson-afi/

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

Extraordinary document just published by SAGE sub-committee SPI-B (which focuses on behavioral science) on what it calls the risks of "widespread urban disorder" this summer. Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/BenKentish/status/1289233994546966529

 

Thanks to outsourcing, England's test and trace system is in chaos

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/31/outsourcing-england-test-trace-nhs-private

 

Johnson & Cummings WAGE WAR ON THE BRITISH STATE

Johnson & Cummings Are Waging War on the British State

 

Chris Grey. The long, slow grind continues

https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-long-slow-grind-continues.html

 

Week in Review: A long tense summer

https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2020/07/31/week-in-review-a-long-tense-summer

AUOB Kirkcaldy Ceilidh – 01/08/2020

Join us at 7:00pm on Saturday 1st August 2020 for our live AUOB Kirkcaldy Ceilidh.

https://www.broadcastingscotland.scot/auob-kirkcaldy-ceilidh-01-08-2020/

 

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