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Links Tuesday 15 September 2020

First Minister NicolaSturgeonholds a press conference 14/9/20

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1305465141123862528

 

Scottish Government

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

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

 

Health Secretary JeaneF1MSPhas confirmed to the ScotParlthat NHS Scotland will remain on an emergency footing until at least 31 March 2021.

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgovhealth/status/1305464141734457344

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you can and cannot do

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-can-and-cannot-do/

 

Alistair Carmichael. The UK Internal Market Bill strikes at the future constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom as a unitary state.

https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/the-tories-must-decide-if-a-hard-brexit-is-worth-sacrificing-the-values-of-rule-of-law-and-honour-that-define-our-country

 

If Good Morning Scotland is going to promote political stories from 'Us For Them Scotland' spokeperson Jo Bisset that attack the FM then it should make clear Bisset is currently raising funds to pay for a PR firm to promote her political agenda which includes opposing face masks

https://mobile.twitter.com/msm_monitor/status/1305399958590414849

 

Under the spotlight: the civil service in the Scottish devolved system

https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/under-spotlight-civil-service-scottish-devolved-system

 

After the failed toppling of Labour's Scotland branch leader, Richard Leonard, KennyMcBride77from the Full Scottish on broadcastscot

asks Dr_PhilippaWwhether she thinks there is anything the Labour Party can do to change their fortunes in Scotland. She doesn't hold back!

https://mobile.twitter.com/SNPIslayandJura/status/1305222413643378688

 

Hey folks, anyone got a spare massive warehouse in Scotland for October and November, equipped with PCs, and a volunteer taskforce willing to sign Confidentiality Agreements, receive full training, then process National Covenant signatures?

https://mobile.twitter.com/YesDayScotland/status/1305496047557451777

 

Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser 1864

https://mobile.twitter.com/FlikeNoir/status/1303874798083289088

 

Interesting snippet from Daily Mail archive from Tue 18th of February 1908. Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, a motorist charged with speeding wanted to instruct an English solicitor.  Sheriff refused. Said Scotland and England are, in relationship to each other, foreign countries.

https://mobile.twitter.com/robmcd85/status/1305303170281865218

 

This is clever

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScotlandsUnico1/status/1305447405920321537

 

Barrhead Boy. SNP ISP & Me.

https://www.barrheadboy.com/snp-isp-me/

 

A useless bit of rubbish passed off as an heirloom

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/a-useless-bit-of-rubbish-passed-off-as-an-heirloom/

 

Nicola Sturgeon’s reactionto the Tories’ Internal Market Bill is instructive:

https://www.arcofprosperity.org/negotiation-skills-101/

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

Boris Johnson's Rule Of 6 has a controversial exemption - for grouse shooting and similar field sports. Upto 30 people can gather to hunt with guns cos classed as a licensed outdoor sport.

https://mobile.twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/1305483373385854976

 

Michael Dougan. Johnson’s UK Internal Market Bill is crucial not just because of proposals to break international law on Irish border. Also for its impact on devolution & governance of entire UK. So: another step-by-step guide to key issues arising from Johnson's plans.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mdouganlpool/status/1305211234648760325

 

Richard Murphy

The UK Internal Markets Bill effectively ends many devolved powers within the UK. This Bill is an international affront externally and within the UK

 

Labour’s Ed Miliband tells Prime Minister Boris Johnson "it's time to take responsibility" over Brexit deal

https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCPolitics/status/1305544587939848193

 

Watch Johnston’s face

 

Ed Milliband. How can you debate with a man not remotely on top of his brief? ‘He didn't read the protocol, he hasn't read the bill, he doesn't know his stance.’

https://mobile.twitter.com/ThatTimWalker/status/1305543806461390849

 

Joanna Cherry

https://mobile.twitter.com/Scotswillbefree/status/1305634887081308160

 

The Unravelling of The British Empire: #Brexit & Beyond

https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/09/14/the-unravelling-of-the-british-empire-brexit-beyond/

 

The Added-Value of the Ireland-Wales Cooperation Programme

https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/ireland-wales-programme

 

Here is MarosSefcovics letter to michaelgovesent on Friday and circulated to member states this morning.  Sets out Commission’s initial response and the three week deadline for the Internal Mkt Bill to be changed

https://mobile.twitter.com/tconnellyRTE/status/1305429886300041218

 

Too many MPs & pundits don’t realise that No Deal is NOT the end. It’s just the start of the next stage. UK will still need to do deals w/ EU on goods, services, medicines, data, security, research/educ, qualific’s etc. UK will have to compromise, and from an even weaker position

https://mobile.twitter.com/simonjhix/status/1305122236941119489

 

David Allen Green. Two current legal/constitutional events - formally unconnected - go to why there are serious problems about the UK state

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidallengreen/status/1305411973186834437

 

If MPs cannot be relied upon to protect the UK’s international reputation, can the Lords?

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/internal-market-bill-legislation-brexit-parliament

 

For the Tories, breaking the law is just a sign of strength

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/14/tories-breaking-law?__twitter_impression=true

 

Sovereignty cuts both ways, Downing Street has forgotten that

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2020/09/14/sovereignty-cuts-both-ways-downing-street-has-forgotten-that/

 

Richard Murphy

The UK / Japan trade deal makes state subsidy commitments that have to be honoured and may be more onerous than those the EU wants. So why is the UK planning to break the law on this issue if it isn’t deliberate and pointless provocation?

 

How the Pandemic Revealed Britain’s National Illness

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/08/why-britain-failed-coronavirus-pandemic/615166/

 

English Brexiteer doesn’t understand Scotland   Video

https://mobile.twitter.com/FlikeNoir/status/1305386994537725954

 

Caught breaking the law? Here are the latest Tory-sanctioned excuses you can use:

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidschneider/status/1305137284883329025

 

Very interesting hypothesis

COVID-19 in Africa: Milder-than-expected pandemic has experts puzzled

https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-in-africa-milder-than-expected-pandemic-has-experts-puzzled/a-54918467

 

The Week in Tory

https://mobile.twitter.com/RussInCheshire/status/1305532127916822530

 

Janey Godley. “I’ve included a clip of Bargain Hunt in case anyone is missing it, we now have masks indoor cafes when you’re walking about”

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaneyGodley/status/1305535726382186496

Thanks for the links Ann. I see that the rich think that they can do what they like, once again, in Scotland (grouse shooting), but not for much longer 😎.

 

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