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Links Thursday 25 June 2020

First Minister's Questions June 24, 2020

https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/first-ministers-questions-june-24-2020

 

Scottish Government

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

 

Further route map detail announced

https://www.gov.scot/news/further-route-map-detail-announced/

 

John Swinney announces plans for school to return full-time in August if virus suppressed

https://www.snp.org/john-swinney-announces-plans-for-school-to-return-full-time-in-august-if-virus-suppressed/

 

Scotland Coronavirus Tracker

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

 

Updated front door shielding poster for welfarescotland which removes the 12 week descriptor to take account of the fact it has been extended in #Scotland - Any amendments needed to wording just message me and I'll gladly amend for you fit your circumstances.

https://mobile.twitter.com/robmcd85/status/1275563768764825609

 

John Lamont.New trade deals will give farmers global opportunities, without compromising our food standards

New trade deals will give farmers global opportunities, without compromising our food standards

 

@AUOBALbahas announced it will gradually restart its popular pro-independence public events - at a pace in line with COVID regulations.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSkotia/status/1275418854278213632

 

England’s Possession

https://randompublicjournal.com/2020/06/24/englands-possession/

 

The three B’s party

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/the-three-bs-party/

 

Talking up Scotland

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

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

R’ rate rises in every English region but one – before Johnson’s lockdown changes

https://skwawkbox.org/2020/06/24/r-rate-rises-in-every-english-region-but-one-before-johnsons-lockdown-changes/

 

BMJ. Open letter. Call for a rapid forward looking review of the UK’s preparedness for a second wave—an open letter to the leaders of all UK political parties

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2514.full

 

Excess deaths from week 11 to mid-June are up 44% in E&W and 93% in care homes.

https://mobile.twitter.com/lewis_goodall/status/1275553120781770753

 

In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. Then a funny thing happened... Quietly, with zero fanfare, the EU grew its trade in goods by more than the total value of all the trade it does with the UK. In effect, it compensated fully for our departure.

https://mobile.twitter.com/uk_domain_names/status/1273522919491211266

 

I see the Japanese have been very dispassionately pragmatic . They have given the UK a Trade deal , full text. 6 weeks to agree or forget it. It is rather the EU-JPN deal with good bits for UK stripped out. Liz truss and Raab are in trouble here

https://mobile.twitter.com/castlvillageman/status/1275510553327403011

 

The UK Steers Towards a No-Deal Brexit in the Middle of the Pandemic

https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/the-uk-steers-toward-a-no-deal-brexit-in-the-middle-of-the-pandemic-a-c89bee12-ff1e-4ea6-ab25-e20fa61f134b-amp?__twitter_impression=true

 

UK political parties accused of misusing data privacy rules

https://www.politico.eu/article/labour-conservatives-liberal-democrats-data/

 

Why are more bald men in hospital with coronavirus? The answer could hold a treatment

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-24/coronavirus-baldness-may-be-risk-factor-covid-19/12385216

 

Boris Johnson - I wonder if the Right Honourable gentleman can name a single country in the world that has a functional contact tracing app?  Keir Starmer - Germany

https://mobile.twitter.com/JogaBonito888/status/1275752862665097222

 

New Caledonia will hold an agreed referendum on #independencefrom France on 4. October 2020.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KristinaHafoss/status/1275867310268522498

 

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