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Links Wednesday 16 September 2020

First Minister NicolaSturgeonholds a press conference

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1305827463587655682

 

Scottish Government

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

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

 

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints September 15, 2020

https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/committee-on-the-scottish-government-handling-of-harassment-complaints-september-15-2020

 

Interesting to see the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford had a conference call on Brexit implications with ambassadorial representatives from Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, & others. (Dutch ambassador tweeted picture of the Zoom call!

https://mobile.twitter.com/GrayInGlasgow/status/1305933059674472448

 

Dutch Ambassador’s tweet

Useful virtual meeting of EUdelegationUKand other EU member states with ianblackford_MPof Scottish National Party #SNPon his assessment of current state of play in EU-UK Brexit negotiations and its implications.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KvanOosterom/status/1305857182836101121

 

We have had a response to our correspondence to the Advocate General (Counsel for UK Government)  - They have refused to amend their submissions and instead, have chosen to waste taxpayers money and the courts time arguing a defunct position. (Our Letter Below)

https://mobile.twitter.com/PeoplesAS30/status/1305901790836256768

 

This ridiculous idea, which I also heard from MPs in HoC today, of registering someone tested in England as LIVING in Aberdeen, will completely undermine data and make #ContactTracing& managing #COVID19outbreaks a nightmare!

https://mobile.twitter.com/Dr_PhilippaW/status/1305921513925808129

 

Apologies to PeterArnottGlasfor a small expansion of his premise, but he was pretty much bang-on here in 2014:

https://mobile.twitter.com/alanferrier/status/1305798382884134913

 

Alec Ross. Who speaks for Scotland?

https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/09/14/who-speaks-for-scotland/

 

Scotland goes Pop

Let's get behind Shetland Council's audacious bid to BREAK UP THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

BBC:Public Service Broadcaster??

https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/09/15/bbcpublic-service-broadcaster/

 

THE BBC is set to show all of the Scottish Government’s COVID briefings this week, fuelling speculation that they’re about to U-turn on their plan to ditch the regular live broadcast.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElphinstoneJack/status/1305775701765885952

 

If, as is being reported, BBC Scotland is going to U-turn on the decision not to broadcast all daily briefings from the FM then there will be payback. Seriously, look out for ridiculous stories morphing into SNPBad headlines and a smear story emerging this Sunday

https://mobile.twitter.com/msm_monitor/status/1305851000360759298

 

Our new Believe in Scotland Facebook Group: Please join to discuss what tactics, messages and styles the independence movement should adopt and how we can help undecided voters see the light

https://mobile.twitter.com/believeinscot/status/1304852290495447040

 

Poxy Brexit passport

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/09/15/poxy-brexit-passport/

 

Talking to lwoodsey& TommyBowethis morning on IrelandAMVMTV

about Scotland’s amazing #BabyBoxthat will now be rolled out here in Ireland under this Govt

https://mobile.twitter.com/nealerichmond/status/1288417072301641728

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

With its sleekit evisceration of devolved powers & wholesale disregard for the #RuleOfLawthe #InternalMarketBillwon’t protect the union as

@BorisJohnsonclaims, instead, it will be the final nail in its coffin. My speech from 2nd reading

https://mobile.twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1305863828123668481

 

This is Tory MP Alun Cairns explaining that the UK Government wants to take away powers from Scotland and Wales because the governments there disagree with the UK government

https://mobile.twitter.com/DeidreBrock/status/1305560639197327360

 

Michael Dougan. I’ve been asked for another step-by-step explanation of what’s just happened in Westminster. So voila: an update on Johnson’s plans to destabilise Ireland and isolate the UK…

https://mobile.twitter.com/mdouganlpool/status/1305832059873693696

 

Shock and outrage as parliament votes to put government above the law

https://politics.co.uk/blogs/2020/09/14/shock-and-outrage-as-parliament-votes-to-put-government-abov

 

Brexit: What just happened and what comes next, explained

https://www.politico.eu/article/uks-latest-brexit-fight-with-the-eu-explained/

 

Boris Johnson met potential rebel leader Bob Neil and some of his supporters before last night’s Commons vote, raising hopes of a deal in the wake of the government’s warning that it is prepared to break international law on the Brexit withdrawal agreement. thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/nicholaswatt/status/1305880415895511043

 

Boris JohnsonAND THE Politics of Perfidy

Boris Johnson and the Politics of Perfidy

 

Advice for Boris Johnson: don’t take the EU on in Lawfare

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2020/09/15/advice-for-boris-johnson-dont-take-the-eu-on-in-lawfare/

 

Rule of law under attack, says Law Society

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/rule-of-law-under-attack-says-law-society/5105633.article#.X2Ef1Ag04qk.twitter

 

Reuters Exclusive: The EU is set to delay a decision on allowing City of London clearing houses to continue clearing euro transactions for EU-based clients due to concern over Britain's plan to breach its Brexit divorce settlement, a derivatives industry source said.

https://mobile.twitter.com/GuyReuters/status/1305483278107979787

 

Four senior congressmen write to Boris Johnson to reiterate there will be no US-UK trade deal if the legislation to override the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement isn’t pulled

https://mobile.twitter.com/SamCoatesSky/status/1305988117036445698

 

The perfect storm

https://newsnet.scot/commentary/the-perfect-storm/

 

Government claims it’s ready for 7,000-lorry queues in Kent after Brexit

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/guardian-report-on-lorry-parks-in-kent-1-6838285

 

For those who are new to negotiating with the UK, in Ireland we have something called the “Treaty Stone”, in Limerick city to be precise.

It’s to commemorate the deal the British didn’t stick to.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KeohaneDan/status/1306026664095346690

 

Barbados moves to become a Republic and remove UK Queen

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScoPoliticsNews/status/1305945213878370309

 

25 UNQUESTIONABLE BENEFITS OF BREXIT

http://scottish-liberal.blogspot.com/2020/09/25-unquestionable-benefits-of-brexit.html

It just goes on and on Ann with you taking the time to inform us all with your fabulous links. I can't thank you enough for doing so. I just loved watching the video of  Dame Sandra Mason, Barbados, throwing off the Colonial shackles. Won't be too long before that's us too 😀.

 

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