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Nicola Sturgeon on the new Brexit agreement   video

Read this thread!

More  Jacob Rees-Mogg @LeaderMHoC seemed rather rattled when I pointed out that under the revised NI protocol   video

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal

In 2014 it was claimed that Scotland is an equal partner in UK. Mentions in the revised Withdrawal Agreement, including Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland: see here

Hearing Tory MPs getting offers of anything to back Boris Johnson’d deal – it is DUP style but for the shires” Tory MP offered almost any wee “bribe” for constituency

Earlier today I led for @theSNP at International Trade Questions where I challenged the Secretary of State on the UK’s influence in the WTO after Brexit.   video

British businesses say new Brexit deal worse than May’s agreement

How long has it taken them to figure this out

Deal latest – Experts say this doesn’t give the guarantees on a softer brexit as Theresa May’s deal. In May’s deal there were legally binding commitments on level playing field. This kicks that can down the road, and could mean a harder or a softer brexit dependent on PM

So yesterday Trump was saying Boris had asked him to facilitate a meeting and today

Saturday is the most important day in the entire Brexit saga

Starmer says

Excuse the long thread, but I have looked carefully at the #BrexitDeal negotiated by Boris Johnson. Here is my analysis: 1/


Here’s a thread on the consent issue, the subject of a lot of controvesy and confusion:

Brexit: madder and madder

Mike Clancy says:  This morning I met with @michaelgove to discuss the new Brexit Deal.

Hitachi set to miss out on Metro deal due to Brexit risks

Boris Johnson wanted Brexit deal ‘at any cost’ to avoid extension, says DUP

Johnson’s Brexit deal: far worse than Theresa May’s and infinitely inferior to Remaining

Boris Johnson leads his weary people to the unpromised land

Where are the EU?






1/ What the hell happens now? @StevePeers talks through the two most likely options – Johnson secures a WA, with the EU, but requests a short technical extension or he fails & is forced into requesting an extension *anyway* up to the 31st Jan 2020.

Brexit: a Mad Hatter’s tea party

EU response to the DUP refusal to accept the draft Brexit agreement as it stands is: this is first and foremost a problem for the UK /1

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns UK not to be misled on post-Brexit trade deal



Good Morning, pots of coffee/tea required.   Lurkers, please click the comments link above and have your say.  It might take a while to get your post approved but nobody will bite you here.  If they do try we ha**er them not you.

This statement should be our mantra

Broadcasting Scotland were in Aberdeen to bring you our SNP 2019 Conference Special Reports in which we speak with delegates about the conference and events in the news. In this programme, we talk to Stewart Hosie MP, Lorena Lopez De Lacalle, President of EFA and Drew Hendry MP.

Another depressing/alarming meeting with a diff Trade sector – Petroleum. Gasoline that was freely traded to Amsterdam Rotterdam & Antwerp facing a new 4.7% tariff. Denuding viability of current UK refineries over time. I learn more details about Brexit damage almost daily

Is BBC Scotland’s Disclosure team afraid to expose English ‘County Lines’ drug gangs targeting children despite a government report, two warnings from police and one from a youth charity?

Brexit affairs committee, Joanna takes on Barclay

Stephen Barclay, a pointless secretary for a pointless Brexit

This a thousand times

“No-deal is catastrophic. The deal being proposed is catastrophic. It’s like a choice of being hit by a freight train, or by a bus”

If you can bear to watch a man with no morals & no principles, here’s he is

Shame there is no comment space

Tory DWP chief in furious row as she denies cuts are plunging kids into poverty

UK border risks snarl up in no-deal Brexit – audit office

So what is the rather important VAT issue as it applies to Brexit & Irish border

We believe the Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement is contrary to section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018

Sales of whitewash going through the roof

MPs press minister over Jennifer Arcuri investigation


Meet the top cop who wants to police your pronouns

Trump says Johnson asked him to set up meeting with Harry Dunn family





10:30 UPDATE

This is very infantile & wholly in breach of assurances Johnson gave the Court of Session.

Blame labour

Brexit: still anybody’s guess

No-deal Brexit could mean freight delays and more fraud, says NAO

How come no UK journalists have bothered to dig this out:



Brexit brings ‘catastrophic’ £34m bill for Scotland’s fishing sector,with-a-cherry-on-top-exclusive-interview-with-joanna-cherry_14544.htm

In no particular order, here’s all the ways the Brits have violated the Good Friday Agreement: – refusing to recognise Irish citizenship of Irish citizens in North (as confirmed today) – forming a supply and demand arrangement with DUP, thereby negating duty to remain neutral

Conservative Party election leaflets suggest Brexit delay

There has been a 10% rise in hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar just now in Dublin: (is he putting distance between himself and the Thorntan Manor deal?)

Brexit Britain

Family terrified after car is destroyed in despicable racist attack

Revealed: Cameron and May lobbied Bahrain royals for Tory donor’s oil firm






Disrespectful to Scotland yet again  watch

In just one sentence, @joannaccherry exposes and eviscerates the Tory Queen’s Speech for the pure electioneering that it is.

Scotland can’t afford independence? Scotland can’t afford to stay in the UK

Glasgow equal pay women shocked by legal fees on payouts

Well done

Whether or not  Swinson is the slimiest politician,  she is without doubt a Tory.£15bn-to-sick-and-disabled-benefits-claimants-due-to-blunder/

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army

Benefits system automation could plunge claimants deeper into poverty

Emma DeSouza case: Tribunal rules that people born in Northern Ireland are automatically British

Government dodges ‘full fibre for all by 2025’ pledge

Irish govt response on outcome of Home Office appeal against @EmmandJDeSouza case says Tanaiste Simon Coveney will raise issue of citizenship and identity provisions with NI Secretary when they next meet

Johnson’s launches the first mythical Queen’s Speech

Spain’s imprisonment of Catalan leaders is a desperate move that will backfire