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Links Wednesday 4th December 2019

https://www.gov.scot/news/programme-for-international-student-assessment-pisa-2018-highlights-from-scotlands-results/

A reminder re the Pisa tests

OECD and Pisa tests are damaging education worldwide - academicshttp://archive.ph/cAO2w

and here   https://www.studyinternational.com/news/programme-international-student-assessment-pisa/


Podcast

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during the SNP general election campaign launch in Edinburgh, Scotland, 8 November 2019 REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

http://www.rfi.fr/en/europe/20191129-scotland-challenges-ahead-britain-vote-brexit-independence-politics


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/12/03/in-october-nhs-scotland-ae-massive-18-faster-than-nhs-england-and-ten-times-less-likely-to-make-you-wait-more-than-4-hours/


It’s the vote on the day that counts.  https://scotgoespop.blogspot.com/2019/12/latest-yougov-subsample-paints-picture.html


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/you-cant-trust-a-tory-with-a-vow/


FM says:  https://twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1201900868351729664


https://joansjigsaw.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/eggs-and-oaths-are-easily-broken/


Libdem at it again!   https://twitter.com/IBlackfordSNP/status/1201553024696631302


Carlaw somewhat rattled.   https://twitter.com/GavinLundy/status/1201549860643713025


Gaffney the Brasso salesman.   https://www.facebook.com/julie.mcanulty.7/posts/2355674707876269#


https://www.insider.co.uk/news/north-sea-explorer-strikes-oil-21008351


Tory Britain   http://archive.ph/7GyRr


https://cpag.org.uk/child-poverty/effects-poverty


https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/why-are-britains-watchdogs-protecting-politicians-not-us/


Swathes of the NHS's mental health facilities have already been sold to American firmshttp://archive.ph/6zFOQ


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-raab-brexit-nhs-privatisation-trump-us-drugs-price-increase-a9230661.html


https://welfareweekly.com/a-child-becomes-homeless-in-britain-every-eight-minutes-report-reveals/


In case anyone missed it (it wasnt reported on BBC News...) Raab has sent the Vietnamese families bills of £2,000 each to get the bodies back of those who died in the lorry..https://twitter.com/BpsmithUk/status/1201626553198751744


General election: Voter fraud claims are being 'weaponised' to spread Islamophobia, says think tank http://archive.ph/K4Srj


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/news/108360/blow-boris-johnson-ofcom-rejects-complaint


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/12/03/the-future-of-journalism-is-at-the-heart-of-this-general-election/


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-nurses-leaked-documents-staffing-care-a9230101.html


Another whitewash coming up

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/cabinet-office-urged-to-investigate-fresh-tory-cash-for-honours-scandal/


https://constitution-unit.com/2019/12/01/the-mechanics-of-a-further-referendum-on-brexit-revisited-questions-for-the-new-parliament/


https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-said-patients-charged-to-use-the-nhs-2019-12


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-lib-dems-data-legal-threats-and-fake-documents/


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/12/03/how-maltas-assassination-of-daphne-caruana-galizia-connects-to-an-organisation-close-to-nigel-farage/


https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/chris-patten-emma-barnett-on-johnson-and-trump-1-6407210


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/protests-georgia-tbilisi-bidzina-ivanishvilli-russia-a9229921.html


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/03/trump-loses-appeal-to-block-deutsche-bank-capital-one-from-handing-his-financial-records-to-congress.html


https://www.24matins.uk/topnews/int/impeachment-probe-report-to-be-released-193040


 

Thanks for the links Hackalumpoff. Brilliant, in particular the reminder relating to the Pisa tests. Mair oil! and I hear that the largest gold nugget ever found in the UK has just been found in a Scottish river. We've got it all, eh? No wonder they want to hold onto poor wee Scotland. I also see that Nicola Sturgeon received 88% of the (so-called leaders debate) votes on the online Herald poll. That'll really be sticking in their craws.

Thanks for those, Hacka.

The bylinetimes article is a good one but the author doesn't seem to realise that the press are on a one-way journey to being stenographers for an increasingly undemocratic and authoritarian Establishment. The media simply regurgitate Tory lies and avoid scrutiny of anything unfavourable to the government.

Can the LibDems get any lower? Probably.....

@ Petra

Re the Gold nugget, see here 

https://twitter.com/Sneekyboy/status/1201859224000770048

Makes you angry (again) does it not?

Good links again folks.

 

Welcome to the forum Garry. 

It's great isn't it Nana! The biggest benefit scrounger in the UK gets to keep the gold nugget that was found in a Scottish river, as millions of  her''subjects'' , in particular children, have been ''subjected'' to suffering a miserable existence .

 

And yeah I am angry, very angry indeed right now Nana and the anger that I feel isn't just directed towards the Queen, the Establishment, the biased media or Unionist politicians. Some on our own side have turned coat, as I pointed out many moons ago, and are working against us. How hellish is that?

 

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