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Links Thursday 9 July 2020

First Minister NicolaSturgeonholds a press conference on #coronavirus  8/7/20

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1280826378129113089

 

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/publications/

 

Every person in Scotland has played their part in this national endeavour

https://www.snp.org/every-person-in-scotland-has-played-their-part-in-this-national-endeavour/

 

Scotland Coronavirus Tracker

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

 

a Tory MP helpfully confirming that the c.£30bn delivers very little to the Scot Gov & dismisses some of the strange spin I've seen about consequentials. Chancellor's announcement bypasses devolution, delivering neither the funding nor the powers.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KateForbesMSP/status/1280883379060293632

 

An hour ago Jackson_Carlawwas tweeting that there will be £800 million of consequentlials for the Scottish Government to spend on economic recovery. Now another Tory confirms it's actually only £21 million.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ThomasCArthur/status/1280886647970824195

 

You can read Mike Russell's letter to Michael Gove here, which elucidates some of the plans which are rattling the devolved administrations - but will also raise BIG Qs about UK govt's future real intentions standards/doing trade deals.

https://mobile.twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1280780234342662144

 

UK ‘Single [wee] Market’ threat to Scotland

https://newsnet.scot/news-analysis/uk-single-wee-market-threat-to-scotland/

 

Philippa Whitford  Independent SAGE calls for #ZeroCovidelimination strategy. Scotland, N. Ireland & Ireland well on way to eliminating community transmission of #COVID19(<1 case/million popn). Asked Matt Hancock about HIS strategy going forward...

https://mobile.twitter.com/williamtod_tod/status/1280785564036456448

 

After much negotiation (criticising the PM in an EDM is rare apparently), today I was able to submit these motions in response to the PMs unwarranted & derisory comments at PMQs last week.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JNHanvey/status/1280584906146557952

 

Edinburgh threatens to defy London on post-Brexit legislation

https://amp.ft.com/content/246da90c-3a79-4a96-bdf0-d4b09619339e?__twitter_impression=true

 

A Scottish independence crisis is on its way – and English politics is in denial

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/08/scottish-independence-english-politics-coronavirus-brexit?

 

EU open to Scotland joining bloc but ‘very reluctant’ to let rest of UK back in

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/trade-experts-says-scotland-could-join-eu-after-brexit-1-6736392

 

The EU’s open arms

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/the-eus-open-arms/

 

Problem of Perception

https://randompublicjournal.com/2020/07/08/problem-of-perception/

 

7,715 Independence supporter mega-poll – 57% of SNP voters open to tactical voting on list

https://www.businessforscotland.com/7700-independence-supporter-mega-poll-57-of-snp-voters-open-to-tactical-voting-on-list/

 

Scotland goes Pop

If you think a 54% Yes vote 'isn't high enough', then your own support for independence is nominal at best

 

Talking up Scotland

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

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

Australia’ terms are not available-there are minibulateral deals with Australia that are not available to to leaving state.  Australia terms are so good that Australia... is seeking a trade deal with the EU!

https://mobile.twitter.com/BrigidLaffan/status/1280777304604540928

 

Leaked Liz Truss letter warns that Boris Johnson's Brexit border plans risk smuggling, legal challenge and global reputational damage

https://www.businessinsider.com/leaked-liz-truss-letter-boris-johnson-brexit-border-plans-concerns-risks-2020-7?amp&r=US&IR=T&r=US&IR=T&__twitter_impression=true

 

Sources confirming UK set to nominate Liam Fox to be next WTO Director General

https://mobile.twitter.com/nickeardleybbc/status/1280782083376517122

 

Funny

https://mobile.twitter.com/katiec1314/status/1280753699170799616

Thanks for the links Ann. Interesting data there from Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp. Some of the ''cons'' relating to new Independence parties are worth considering, imo.

 

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