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Links Wednesday 2 September 2020

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announces plans for a draft Bill for a new Scottish independence referendum.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1300810277177483264

 

FIRST MINISTER STATEMENT: SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT 2020-21

https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/first-minister-statement-scottish-governments-programme-for-government-2020-21-september-1-2020

 

Scottish Government

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

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

 

COMMITTEE ON THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT HANDLING OF HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS

https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/committee-on-the-scottish-government-handling-of-harassment-complaints-september-1-2020

 

The jury found him innocent, but Alex Salmond is still on trial.

https://iainmacwhirter.wordpress.com/2020/09/01/the-jury-found-him-innocent-but-alex-salmond-is-still-on-trial/

 

Scottish independence vote is not imminent, SNP ministers tell court

https://archive.is/bDX7N

 

Re above article

Martin Keatings. I am fully aware of the article in the times. I have been aware of the leak for a few days having been approached for comment. There are only three things I will say. Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/MartinJKeatings/status/1300718031031742464

 

You will all recall the massive storm during the fundraiser that sent the case to number 1 on the trending twitter list? Well, why lose that momentum? Tomorrow - We want to mobilise the entire movement to talk about their reasons for wanting independence. Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/PeoplesAS30/status/1300893964304875526

 

renowned Irish economist David McWilliams. Are all these economists wrong?

https://mobile.twitter.com/hopeoverfear01/status/1277218601670492160

 

The unholy alliance – it’s only economics keeping the UK united, for now

https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/the-unholy-alliance-its-only-economics-keeping-the-uk-united-for-now/

 

The Horse Hasn’t Bolted

https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2020/08/31/the-horse-hasnt-bolted/

 

Peter Bell “Tories are reeling”: Are they?

https://ihavequestions.scot/2020/09/01/tories-are-reeling-are-they/

 

James Kelly quits Scottish Labour shadow cabinet and calls on Richard Leonard to resign

https://mobile.twitter.com/paulhutcheon/status/1300914196578738177

 

We wanted to make the present guidance around children, young people & testing as clear as we could. I realise people would like simpler answers but this pandemic doesn’t always lend itself to simplicity. I hope this letter distributed by schools today helps

https://mobile.twitter.com/jasonleitch/status/1300502755761623040

 

Talking up Scotland

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

 

Holyrood magazine

Holyrood

 

Goldman Sachs boosts 2021 oil forecast and recommends Brent as an 'effective' hedge against uncertainty for investors

Goldman Sachs boosts 2021 oil forecast and recommends Brent as an 'effective' hedge against uncertainty for investors

 

Eurotunnel . If nothing is agreed, as from 1 January 2021 national safety authorities in the UK and France would have authority over each tunnel half and EU regulations would no longer apply to the part of the tunnel that is under the jurisdiction of the UK. A legal mess so no insurance cover

https://mobile.twitter.com/castlvillageman/status/1300800962811113472

 

David Allen Green. “Law & Order!” and law and order

https://davidallengreen.com/2020/09/law-order-and-law-and-order/

 

Janey Godley. “NEW RESTRICTIONS you were all TELT, no more HOUSE PARTIES “

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaneyGodley/status/1300876242577747968

Thanks for the links Ann.  Looks as though SLab is just about over and out now. How the mighty fall. Sad state of affairs right enough.

 

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