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Links Saturday 14 March 2020

  Please sign the petition  We have the first draft of the summons from legal counsel on the people's action to establish whether it is competent for the Scottish Parliament to legislate on a second referendum without the consent of the UK Parliament or the UK Government. 

https://mobile.twitter.com/MartinJKeatings/status/1237539908991909888

 

Scottish Government

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

 

Billy Connolly says there's a new energy around Scottish independence.

https://mobile.twitter.com/YesScot/status/1238422618262380545

 

Ending homelessness together and protecting vulnerable people

https://blogs.gov.scot/fairer-scotland/2020/03/13/ending-homelessness-together-and-protecting-vulnerable-people/

 

The EU Blueprint  Pathway for Scotland’s Accession to the European Union under Independence

https://www.merchants.scot/insight/scotland-eu-blueprint

 

Talking up Scotland

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

 

THE TRIAL OF ALEX SALMOND

The Trial of Alex Salmond: ‘He was my Boss and he Happened to be the Most Powerful Person in the Country’

 

The Boy I Love is [Not] in the Gallery – The Alex Salmond Trial Day 4

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2020/03/the-boy-i-love-is-not-in-the-gallery-the-alex-salmond-trial-day-4/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

The Enterprise and Skills Review – achieving its aspirations?

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/03/13/enterprise-and-skills-review-progress-the-verdict-is-still-out/

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

Labour urged to close loophole after SNP politician gets vote in leadership contest

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/news/110579/labour-urged-close-loophole-after-snp-politician

 

Next round of Brexit trade talks cancelled due to worsening coronavirus outbreak

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/news/110568/next-round-brexit-trade-talks-cancelled-due

 

Total Nonsense: UK publishes digital rights in free trade agreement with USA

https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/total-nonsense-uk-publishes-digital-rights-in-free-trade-agreement-with-

 

Why is the government relying on nudge theory to fight coronavirus?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/13/why-is-the-government-relying-on-nudge-theory-to-tackle-coronavirus

 

Don’t know if this is true but might be worth considering doing

https://mobile.twitter.com/RED660/status/1237833051385798657/photo/1

 

Here are EIGHT questions about this HERD IMMUNITY strategy:

https://mobile.twitter.com/globalhlthtwit/status/1238425621375651840

 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control      Rapid risk assessment: Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: increased transmission in the EU/EEA and the UK – sixth update

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/rapid-risk-assessment-novel-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pandemic-increased

 

Keep calm and carry … argh! Brits hit the panic button

https://www.politico.eu/article/coronavirus-uk-keep-calm-and-carry-argh-brits-hit-the-panic-button/

 

The govt strategy on #Coronavirusis more refined than those used in other countries and potentially very effective. But it is also riskier and based on a number of assumptions

https://mobile.twitter.com/iandonald_psych/status/1238518391914344448

 

Compare the above with Ireland

https://mobile.twitter.com/rte/status/1238472113868152835

 

YOUNG AND UNAFRAID OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC? GOOD FOR YOU. NOW STOP KILLING PEOPLE | OPINION

https://www.newsweek.com/young-unafraid-coronavirus-pandemic-good-you-now-stop-killing-people-opinion-1491797?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

 

national clinical director jasonleitch

https://mobile.twitter.com/STVNews/status/1238468179036459008

 

Ministers to unveil emergency Coronavirus powers:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Steven_Swinford/status/1238589554342461440

 

The World Health Org rates the Italian health service as the 2nd best in the world. UK is 18th.

https://mobile.twitter.com/scarlettpeach/status/1238367432424722432

 

The herd and the unheard

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/03/13/the-herd-and-the-unheard/

 

Week in Review: More together and more apart

https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2020/03/13/week-in-review-more-together-and-more-apart

 

Suggested card

https://mobile.twitter.com/paulwtrueman/status/1238420307255361537

 

Blame shared by many in cash for ash scheme, inquiry finds

https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2020/0313/1121975-rhi-cash-for-ash-report/

This is an interesting article about when to enact stringent measures to control the spread of the coronovirus and the effects on the progress of the disease.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/13/opinion/coronavirus-trump-response.html

It is interactive so you can play God, or boris, to your heart's content.

From one extreme to another

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-14/elderly-to-be-quarantined-for-four-months-in-wartime-style-mobilisation-to-combat-coronavirus/

 

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