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Links Wednesday 5th February 2020

HELLO AGAIN

UPDATE 10:00

Excellent video

https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1224726415473508352


Posted last year, worth sharing again  https://twitter.com/indyscotnews/status/1206496134803447808


Taking back control (over us?)

https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick-ferrari/enough-enough/we-need-to-reassess-police-powers-michael-gove/

From September last year

https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/09/07/spy-master-le-carre-slams-pig-ignorant-johnson-in-25th-novel.html


After Brexit, New Identity Crises Await the U.K.   http://archive.ph/Dkeqw


WindEurope and RenewableUK have drafted a briefing covering the impact of Brexit on the wind industry.

https://renews.biz/57785/windeurope-briefing-spotlights-brexit-impacts/


Stop the new deportation flights to Jamaica. They shouldn’t be happening   http://archive.ph/Qmu63


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/holocaust-deniers-targeting-german-concentration-camp-memorials-1.4161791


BRITAIN’S divorce from the European Union could strengthen Argentina’s hand to reclaim the Falklands, officials in Buenos Aires have today said.   http://archive.ph/NkdvL


 

What mystery organisation do Sir Keir Starmer, Henry Kissinger and Jeffrey Epstein… have in common?  http://archive.ph/4Ogzo


07:00

https://www.gov.scot/news/police-officer-quarterly-strength-statistics-scotland-31-december-2019/


Posting this for anyone who missed it last week

https://twitter.com/pjwoodside/status/1223021108728860672


Some interesting stuff here for those who like polling

https://twitter.com/BallotBoxScot/status/1224459174689394693


The clowns in SIU were the accusers

https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/economic-statistics-revisions-and-burying-bad-news/


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2020/02/04/why-dont-i-write-to-newswatch-about-reporting-scotland/


 

Murray Foote says

https://twitter.com/progressscot/status/1199755768267829248


https://www.independenceforscotland.com/2020/02/a-truly-equal-partnership-is-possible.html


The UK is about to shoot itself in both feet

http://archive.ph/ZZCBD


Understanding scale of terrorist threat is key to protecting public – Angus Robertson   http://archive.ph/vf21c


SNP membership surge   https://twitter.com/PWMartin_Leith/status/1224459292348157953


From last year:  https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/03/07/fishing-brexit-uk-fleetwood/


Oh dear, oh dear  https://twitter.com/uk_domain_names/status/1224754797712113665


Better get out quick!  Seek standards to ensure that government regulatory reimbursement regimes are transparent, provide procedural fairness, are nondiscriminatory, and provide full market access for U.S. products.

Increase opportunities for U.S. firms to sell U.S. products and services to the UK. - Ensure reciprocity in market access opportunities for U.S. goods, services, and suppliers in the UK.

Secure for U.S. investors in the UK important rights consistent with U.S. legal principles and practice, while ensuring that UK investors in the United States are not accorded greater substantive rights than domestic investors. - Establish rules that reduce or eliminate barriers to U.S. investment in all sectors in the UK.

Read the section on environment

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Summary_of_U.S.-UK_Negotiating_Objectives.pdf


I've spent 40 years reporting from Westminster. I've never seen anything like this before  http://archive.ph/3RS7U


Fintan O’Toole warned last year

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/fintan-o-toole-trial-runs-for-fascism-are-in-full-flow-1.3543375


EU trade boss Phil Hogan says talk of an Australian-style agreement in the UK is ‘code for No Deal’.

https://twitter.com/nick_gutteridge/status/1224756163977281536


https://www.bod.org.uk/condemnation-for-conservative-mp-who-spoke-at-conference-featuring-far-right-politicians/


https://inews.co.uk/opinion/caroline-lucas-boris-johnson-is-no-climate-leader-and-the-cop26-shambles-shows-it-1384981


The former head of the Foreign Office says

https://twitter.com/SimonFraser00/status/1224623183309033474


https://www.thejournal.ie/data-protection-statutory-inquiry-into-google-and-tinder-4991716-Feb2020/


https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/chloe-smith-answers-questions-on-downing-street-brexit-briefing-1-6497939


https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-02-04-exclusive-britain-uses-vast-swathes-of-one-of-the-worlds-most-biodiverse-countries-for-military-training-and-pays-nothing/amp/


Criminals in full control   http://archive.ph/rUDj3


https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/02/paul-staines-double-hypocrisy.html


Do the same folks   https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/1223425267831574534


Brussels baffled by Boris Johnson’s threat to walk away  http://archive.ph/K6kth


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/more-bad-brexit-news-as-main-driver-of-economy-continues-to-slump/


Mad or high on substances or drunk or all three?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-trade-deal-michael-gove-uk-boris-johnson-news-a9316336.html


Former top judge calls for fundamental review of politics post-Brexit  http://archive.ph/rbqdf


Won’t archive  

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-02-04/the-world-s-most-expensive-railway-is-in-a-hole


 

Thanks for the links Hackalumpoff and good to see that you are back on form. Heading out now but will read through the links later. I'm still recovering, lol, from reading through every last one of them yesterday.

 

 

 

Good links hacka. 🙂

 

Times and Independent pieces are good, though the authors are avoiding holding that scrap of guilt up before their own eyes. A little self awareness might go a long way... if their profession thought long enough about the issue of blame for the state of UK politics/economy/society.

Loved the Michael Russell link and then Mr Foote.... Yeah, I remember when he first made it known he'd have to take another look at the future under Westminster. Safe to say it'll take many folk some time to forget, but he'll have to own that 'VOW' for a very long time regardless.

Still... Hands out to any and all who want aboard about now.

Forgot to add

 

Please share widely and show your grannies and grandpas!

https://twitter.com/JNHanvey/status/1224842457705254912

 

https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2020/02/01/johnsons-true-brexit-objectives-were-revealed-by-the-video-he-released-last-night/

 

Thank you Nana and Hackalumpoff, it’s great to have the experts back again.  Here is my ha’pence worth 

 

Dutch MP from governing D66 party on Brexit day: "Time to better represent our interests in pro-European Scotland. We are Scotland's number one export destination in the EU. That is why the Netherlands should open a consulate general there as soon as possible."

https://mobile.twitter.com/KirstyS_Hughes/status/1224822608467845120

 

If Scotland go on their own, where are they going to get all their money from?

https://mobile.twitter.com/wordamentalist/status/1224653865561268224

 

Scotland’s constitutional future: a week of debate

https://spice-spotlight.scot/2020/02/04/scotlands-constitutional-future-a-week-of-debate/

 

UK regional productivity gaps as wide as in 1901, no easy fix seen - report

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-economy-productivity/uk-regional-productivity-gaps-as-wide-as-1901-no-easy-fix-report-idUKKBN1ZY1FM?il=0

 

Richard North 

Brexit: a spat in the making

 

Rogue Political Ads that Lie Will Never Be Tamed Without Regulation

https://bylinetimes.com/

 

Keir Starmer demands civil service probe into No10 ‘ban’ on journalists

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/news/109629/keir-starmer-demands-civil-service-probe-no10-

 

A sh*t show”: Government slammed for weak defence of Downing Street reporter ban

https://scramnews.com/government-defence-downing-street-media-ban/

 

Red-faced Dominic Raab can’t say who’s now in charge of Brexit negotiations

https://scramnews.com/dominic-raab-minister-leading-brexit-negotiations/

 

The mentally disordered are actually our government – not their servants

http://www.progressivepulse.org/society/the-mentally-ill-are-actually-our-government-not-their-servants

 

So standardnewshave just done a story on the BBC blunder where they've mistaken DawnButlerBrentforMarshadeCordovaand they've just used a picture of BellRibeiroAddy

https://mobile.twitter.com/OmarBaggili/status/1224629039794728962

 

the room next door - Priti Patel

https://mobile.twitter.com/MrMichaelSpicer/status/1224619601738137600

Just realised, I don’t think this has been posted 

 

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.com/2020/02/scot-goes-pop-panelbase-poll-by.html

@AnnB 

It was posted  4th February 2020, 10:10 am

Morning Macart

Here's James's poll

https://scotgoespop.blogspot.com/2020/02/scot-goes-pop-panelbase-poll-on.html

Nana, sorry to disagree - there have been two.  The one I posted was published last night at 21.30.

The poll is being released bit by bit and most folks probably already clued up and watching for the latest release. 

 

But it's nice to be reminded

 

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