Friday 11th October 2019






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.,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 :

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

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

Brexit: a pathway to a possible deal?

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

Johnson fails spectacularly to sneak in and out of Merseyside

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



Bidder announced for broadband roll out.

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

and re the bbc article Angus McNeil says

Standard Life Aberdeen to axe hundreds of Scottish jobs just days before Christmas

UK Brexit plan not shown to Scottish Govt

Backlash as BBC announces Julia Hartley-Brewer on Question Time panel

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

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

“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.

Brexit deal possible by October 31 deadline following meeting with Johnson – Taoiseach

Ex-MI6 chief criticises threat to withdraw security cooperation with EU

Nissan Europe ‘unsustainable’ in no-deal Brexit

MOD Denies British Personnel Will Be ‘Forced’ Into Joining EU Army

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


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