Friday 11th October 2019

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1010 UPDATE

According to the Telegraph Northern Ireland costs the UK taxpayer more than being in the EU (forget that being in the EU is a big earner for business & tax revenue) BUT v interesting development.   https://twitter.com/AngusMacNeilSNP/status/1182446131760058368


https://www.holyrood.com/news/view,boris-johnson-plans-to-send-second-letter-to-eu-cancelling-request-for-brex_14533.htm


R/T Feorlean: . michaelgove is desperately trying to deflect attention from this :   https://twitter.com/GovanSnp/status/1182552025399222273


https://ukandeu.ac.uk/brexit-and-mental-health


https://fedtrust.co.uk/johnson-and-corbyn-two-peas-from-the-same-pod/


Pensions tax relief set to cost government almost £40bn. HMRC statistics show rising cost of subsidies, with higher-rate taxpayers claiming most.

http://archive.fo/dHb7h


https://skwawkbox.org/2019/10/10/breaking-absolute-mayhem-at-barking-agm-member-threatens-to-call-police-on-hodge/


So quick thoughts on @BorisJohnson @LeoVaradkar pow-wow and what we know/don’t know. /1 Thread

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1182410953918427137


Brexit: a pathway to a possible deal?    http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87389


NEW: Key manufacturers warn “serious risk” in new Johnson Brexit deal plan, after Govt fails to reassure still seeks participation in EU agencies EASA, ECHA, EMA…Thread https://twitter.com/faisalislam/status/1182542548696477696


Johnson fails spectacularly to sneak in and out of Merseyside  http://archive.fo/TcYtj


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/brexit/brexit-news-latest-stephen-barclay-set-for-crunch-talks-in-brussels-after-hopes-of-securing-deal-revived/


Here’s video of Trump attending the grand opening of Trump Tower in Turkey. Ivanka even thanked Erdogan on Twitter for this deal. Gonna say it loud and cleaR

 

0700  GOOD MORNING 

Bidder announced for broadband roll out.  https://www.gov.scot/news/r100-progress/


Apologies for direct link but there is a video   Nicola Sturgeon: ‘No shortcut route to Scottish independence’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-50002776


and re the bbc article Angus McNeil says

https://twitter.com/AngusMacNeilSNP/status/1182347451434508289


Standard Life Aberdeen to axe hundreds of Scottish jobs just days before Christmas  http://archive.fo/lRv6z


UK Brexit plan not shown to Scottish Govthttp://archive.fo/qxfvn


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/10/should-scotland-follow-nigeria-to-recover-billions-in-lost-oil-revenues/


https://peterabell.scot/2019/10/09/jackal-journalism/


https://randompublicjournal.com/2019/10/09/a-woman-with-good-shoes/


Backlash as BBC announces Julia Hartley-Brewer on Question Time panel   http://archive.fo/hFNGp


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/10/the-clean-break/comment-page-1/#comment-89311


The PM has granted the opposition access talks with the civil service. This is significant. They only happen when an election is looming – an indication No.10 think next two weeks will bring them the election they are pushing for?

Explanation here

https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/access-talks-civil-service


https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/james-obrien-corrects-brexiters-claims-one-by-one/


Disgusted by this, will we in Scotland stand by and watch while our friends and neighbours are thrown out of Scotland by a foreign government.

EU nationals lacking settled status could be deported, minister says   http://archive.fo/RHWZM


“The feeling we all got was that he didn’t know his arse from his elbow…it was a catastrophically bad meeting.” Raad Seiger, the lawyer acting as an advisor to Harry Dunn’s family commenting on their meeting with @DominicRaab yesterday.

https://twitter.com/VictoriaLIVE/status/1182229403540967426


Brexit deal possible by October 31 deadline following meeting with Johnson – Taoiseach  https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit-countdown/2019/1010/1082249-varadkar-johnson/


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/brexit-varadkar-sees-pathway-to-an-agreement-in-coming-weeks-1.4046312


https://www.thearticle.com/the-backstop-is-good-for-britain-and-northern-ireland-it-should-be-celebrated


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-10/u-k-economy-set-to-avoid-imminent-recession-despite-poor-august


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-immigration-migration-uk-economy-risk-ippr-report-a9150941.html


https://davidhencke.com/2019/10/10/on-byline-times-backto60-group-to-seek-permission-to-appeal-judicial-review-blocking-compensation-for-50swomen-pensions/


Ex-MI6 chief criticises threat to withdraw security cooperation with EU    http://archive.fo/3ngA3


https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-would-food-be-cheaper-in-a-no-deal-brexit


Nissan Europe ‘unsustainable’ in no-deal Brexithttp://archive.fo/AaKhD


https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2019/10/10/govt-no-deal-announcement-cuts-vital-services-for-refugees


https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/amber-rudd-philip-hammond-david-gauke-new-party


MOD Denies British Personnel Will Be ‘Forced’ Into Joining EU Army    https://www.forces.net/news/mod-denies-british-personnel-will-be-forced-joining-eu-army


https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2019/09/the-prince-the-pauper-and-the-paedophile-peer/


https://thehill.com/policy/defense/465143-us-soldier-in-syria-i-am-ashamed-for-the-first-time-in-my-career


‘Our enemies are not in the poorest countries on the planet, but right here in the richest one’

https://twitter.com/IntheNow_tweet/status/1176143899120865280


 

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