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Links Thursday 26 March 2020

First Minister of Scotland NicolaSturgeongives latest scotgovcoronavirusbriefing with Health Secretary JeaneF1MSPand Chief Medical Officer Scotland CathCalderwood

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScoPoliticsNews/status/1242803733370732544

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business and social distancing guidance

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-business-and-social-distancing-guidance/

 

Jason Leitch Wednesday 25th March UPDATE. Please share with family and friends.

https://mobile.twitter.com/jasonleitch/status/1242922411739283456

 

Tommy Sheridan.  Alex Salmond is Not Guilty – His Political Comeback is Assured and Welcome

https://sputniknews.com/amp/columnists/202003241078699568-alex-salmond-is-not-guilty--his-political-comeback-is-assured-and-welcome/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Iain Macwhirter: Salmond has won one battle. Now another will begin

http://archive.is/aDdVn

 

I have written to the business convener urging action but have yet to receive a response. This is a matter that will define the integrity of our party for a generation. Inaction is simply not acceptable.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SNPChris/status/1242740528690663424

 

We considered the #coronavirusbillthis morning and askedJeaneF1MSPabout position of #carers& #careworkerswho are in high risk groups

https://mobile.twitter.com/SP_HealthSport/status/1242531703022850054

 

Scottish Government

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

 

STUC Are you concerned that you are forced into work but that it’s not an essential service?

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottishTUC/status/1242500705384108035

 

Scotland goes Pop

Why are the most vulnerable people being forced to work and put themselves at risk?

 

As I suspected the death toll is being massaged. Newsnight just said that now the govt insists that families must give consent before their loved ones are added to the figures.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SaveTheNHS4U/status/1242943475789766663

 

Richard Murphy

Unless the government gets cash to people very, very soon there is going to be rioting

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020

 

Shortage of Virus Tests in U.K. Lures Profiteers and Con Artists

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/europe/uk-coronavirus-tests-profiteering.html#click=https://t.co/

 

Support for the Scottish Fishing Industry: #COVID-19

https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/03/25/support-for-the-scottish-fishing-industry-covid-19-coronavirus/

 

The coronavirus emergency in immigration detention centres

https://politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2020/03/24/the-coronaviru-emergency-in-immigration-detention-centres-s

 

Coronavirus lockdown means flood victims are yet to return to homes

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/coronavirus-lockdown-means-flood-victims-are-yet-to-return-to-homes-1-6576626

 

Talking up Scotland

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

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

We’re not all in this together

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/were-not-all-in-this-together/

 

New analysis shows that Britain plans to spend hundreds of billions of pounds on expensive military projects while the UK’s under-funded public health system struggles to address pandemics such as Covid-19.

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-25-the-uk-will-spend-over-350bn-on-extravagant-military-projects-while-failing-to-ensure-national-health-security/

 

Westminster Parliament to shut for at least four weeks amid coronavirus crisis

https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/parliament-to-shut-for-four-weeks-amid-coronavirus-crisis

 

The makeshift 4000 bed  Nightingale hospital at ExCel, London

https://mobile.twitter.com/allikesstuff/status/1242842331814006789

 

Government insists it won't ditch five-week wait for Universal Credit despite coronavirus outbreak

https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/government-insists-it-wont-ditch-fiveweek-wait-for-uc-despite-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Government ditches plan to cut number of MPs from 650 to 600 because 'Brexit will increase their workload'

https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/government-ditches-plan-to-cut-number-of-mps-from-650-to-600-because-brexit-will-increase-their-workload

 

This is what happens when you isolate the people of Ireland.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mountsionchoir/status/1242408731696136192

Smile

https://mobile.twitter.com/fidelmacook/status/1242909495933755392

The last one was a hoot. 😀

After a few days of self isolation for Mrs M and yours truly...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZwGk5xmlq0

 

An all time fav. 🙂

Breaking.

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/coronavirus-emergency-workers-cough-cps-warning-jail-uk-latest-a9427656.html

 

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