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Well, we have tried our best in order to provide this free service, but due to lack of page hits and low numbers of commenters, we do not think this service is appreciated sufficiently to make it worthwhile continuing.

Thank you to everyone who did bother to get in touch and special thanks to the site host for providing a platform. Hopefully some of what I’ve linked to over the years on Wings and on here will have been of some use.

Should anyone want to use the page get in touch with Nick here https://indyref2.space/

COMMENTS

 

 

GOOD MORNING

I have an appointment today which means I won’t be here, so please make use of the comments section and post links there if you see something interesting.

https://www.gov.scot/news/social-security-improvements/


https://www.snp.org/boris-johnsons-brexit-deal-what-you-need-to-know/


Nicola Sturgeon on the new Brexit agreement   video

https://twitter.com/STVNews/status/1184821391662682113


Read this thread!   https://twitter.com/PeatWorrier/status/1133745203062431746


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

https://twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1184808063733248005


Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal  http://archive.fo/ScPSV


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

https://twitter.com/rosscolquhoun/status/1184841578483015680


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/17/why-is-a-major-gas-discovery-off-the-coast-of-shetland-but-in-yorkshire/


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

https://twitter.com/AngusMacNeilSNP/status/1184886688151154691


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/the-road-to-the-moral-high-ground


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

https://twitter.com/StewartHosieSNP/status/1184799236136820736


British businesses say new Brexit deal worse than May’s agreement  http://archive.fo/xvSFB


How long has it taken them to figure this out  http://archive.fo/jqILF


https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/journalist-fintan-otoole-brexit-deal-analysis/


https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2019/10/time-and-motion.html


http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/10/17/news/dup-s-linda-clarke-involved-in-awarding-council-contract-to-convicted-sectarian-pipe-bomber-1740840/


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

https://twitter.com/SamCoatesSky/status/1184780044440350723


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

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-trump-harry-dunn-romeo-anne-sacoolas-meeting-white-house-diplomat-a9159766.html


https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2019/10/17/i-strongly-suspect-the-proposed-brexit-deal-is-illegal-in-uk-law/


Saturday is the most important day in the entire Brexit saga  http://archive.fo/FVKkU


https://openeurope.org.uk/today/blog/whats-new-about-the-new-brexit-deal-an-explainer/


Starmer says

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

https://twitter.com/Keir_Starmer/status/1184838369735577602


Heartbreaking

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/homeless-child-dublin-eat-dinner-on-street-homeless-street-cafe-a9159841.html


https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/boris-makes-great-leap


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

https://twitter.com/tconnellyRTE/status/1184870410741014528


https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/10/17/any-deal-struck-between-britain-and-the-eu-should-be-put-to-voters


Brexit: madder and madder   http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87395


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

https://twitter.com/mikeclancy1/status/1184804833754304512


Hitachi set to miss out on Metro deal due to Brexit risks   http://archive.fo/3865s


Boris Johnson wanted Brexit deal ‘at any cost’ to avoid extension, says DUP  http://archive.fo/hYkhS


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

http://archive.is/Sjepq


Boris Johnson leads his weary people to the unpromised land  http://archive.fo/oYein


Where are the EU?  https://twitter.com/CataloniaHelp2/status/1184583368685555713


https://thehill.com/homenews/house/466247-read-eu-ambassador-testifies-as-part-of-house-impeachment-inquiry


 

COMMENTS

 

 

0915 UPDATE

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.

https://twitter.com/mpc_1968/status/1184588519295074309


Brexit: a Mad Hatter’s tea party

http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87394


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

https://twitter.com/BBCkatyaadler/status/1184715194750164992


 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/brexit-crisis-new-deal-in-doubt-as-dup-says-no-to-proposals-1.4053682


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

https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1184725979245305856


 

 

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.

https://www.gov.scot/news/preparing-for-no-deal-brexit/


This statement should be our mantra

https://twitter.com/Feroxbill1/status/1184417153199550467


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.

https://www.broadcastingscotland.scot/snp-2019-conference-special-report-part-1/


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

https://twitter.com/AngusMacNeilSNP/status/1184502395314655233


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?

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/16/978/


Brexit affairs committee, Joanna takes on Barclay

https://twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1184522169923096576


Stephen Barclay, a pointless secretary for a pointless Brexit

http://archive.fo/QlwE1


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/arguing-from-a-position-of-strength/


This a thousand times   https://twitter.com/PaulWheelhouse/status/1184369358505762816


“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”

https://twitter.com/Doozy_45/status/1184461630517723136


https://www.euronews.com/2019/10/16/what-possible-brexit-scenarios-could-unfold-before-the-end-of-october


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/health-and-care/press-release/royal-osteoporosis-society/107302/scotland-becomes-second


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

https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1184424295327502337


Shame there is no comment space

https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/deal-or-no-deal-uk-government-needs-new-strategy-union


https://www.politico.eu/article/leo-varadkar-possibility-of-another-eu-summit-on-brexit-this-month/


Tory DWP chief in furious row as she denies cuts are plunging kids into poverty  http://archive.fo/Q8eYc


UK border risks snarl up in no-deal Brexit – audit officehttp://archive.fo/dqc93


https://scramnews.com/mps-will-not-have-say-post-brexit-trade-deals-liz-truss/


https://ansionnachfionn.com/2019/10/15/dup-allegedly-met-with-loyalists-week-before-brexit-terror-threats/


http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/10/16/news/dup-defends-arlene-foster-s-astonishing-meetings-with-senior-loyalists-1739844/


https://www.channel4.com/news/new-ira-says-border-infrastructure-would-be-legitimate-target-for-attack


https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/104670/one-in-three-uk-automotive-businesses-cutting-jobs-ahead-of-brexit


https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/uk-preps-brexit-as-deadline-approaches/565086/


So what is the rather important VAT issue as it applies to Brexit & Irish border  https://twitter.com/faisalislam/status/1184519452609667072


We believe the Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement is contrary to section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1184530270478913538


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/10/16/brexit-chaos-has-cost-uk-science-a-billion-euros-in-funding/


https://www.politico.eu/article/dont-help-boris-johnson-put-lipstick-on-his-brexit-pig/


Sales of whitewash going through the roof

MPs press minister over Jennifer Arcuri investigation 

 http://archive.fo/Mwrw5


 

Meet the top cop who wants to police your pronouns

http://archive.fo/wUhPM


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

http://archive.fo/ocJJG


 

COMMENTS

 

 

10:30 UPDATE

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

https://twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1184180609687703553


Blame labour   https://archive.is/Obv6A


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/dup-says-gaps-remain-on-brexit-deal-after-downing-street-talks-1.4051060


Brexit: still anybody’s guess   http://eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87393


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/10/15/boris-johnson-backtracks-over-pledges-on-pensions-scandal-and-social-care/


https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-truth-about-immunity-in-the-sacoolas-case-over-harry-dunns-death/


No-deal Brexit could mean freight delays and more fraud, says NAO   http://archive.fo/wxfv3


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

https://twitter.com/ThomasPride/status/1184193978947833856


https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/the-rights-new-jerusalem/


https://badboysofbrexit.com/2018/01/16/richard-tice/


 

GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/fewer-deaths-in-winter-2018-19/


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/the-fundamentals/comment-page-1/#comment-89574


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/15/does-the-snp-need-a-non-binary-leader-as-last-5-indy-polls-now-stuck-on-average-49-6666-for-yes/


Brexit brings ‘catastrophic’ £34m bill for Scotland’s fishing sector http://archive.fo/1Rrsn


http://ruthwishart.scot/blog/london-calling-and-getting-it-wrong


https://www.barrheadboy.com/sick-leave/


https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201910151077050195-what-the-queen-should-have-said-boris-you-are-a-lying-clown/


https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/10/weep-for-catalonia-weep-for-liberalism-in-europe/


https://www.holyrood.com/inside-politics/view,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

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1183732155345756161.html


Conservative Party election leaflets suggest Brexit delay  http://archive.fo/FxJxf


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

http://archive.fo/ydIgY


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

https://twitter.com/tconnellyRTE/status/1184129858454151169


https://www.icj.org/spain-conviction-of-catalonian-leaders-violates-human-rights/


Brexit Britain

Family terrified after car is destroyed in despicable racist attack  http://archive.fo/laVjw


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

http://archive.fo/qAAEF


https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2019/10/15/is-the-good-friday-agreement-to-be-updated-by-a-bad-tuesday-deal/


https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/home-affairs/law/house/house-magazine/107288/lord-falconer-%E2%80%9C-rule-law-joke-tory-mps%E2%80%9D


https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/victor-gregg-100-year-old-veteran-on-bbc-breakfast-brexit-1-6323356


https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/hedge-funds-profit-from-disaster-could-their-undue-political-influence-be-helping-to-spread-it/14/10/


https://www.mintpressnews.com/scrubbed-reports-reveal-new-secrets-of-the-prince-andrew-jeffrey-epstein-relationship/262330/


 

COMMENTS

 

 

GOOD MORNING

https://www.gov.scot/news/settled-status-advice-for-eu-citizens/


https://www.snp.org/queens-speech-what-you-need-to-know/


Disrespectful to Scotland yet again  watch

https://twitter.com/HMRadioUK/status/1183764320955654144


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

https://twitter.com/theSNP/status/1183711594125103106


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

https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1183658324404985856


https://newsnet.scot/news-analysis/johnson-set-to-push-uk-and-union-off-the-cliff/


https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/the-murder-of-catalan-democracy/


https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/an-independent-scotland-in-europe-brexit-snp-conference-nicola-sturgeon


https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2019/10/14/reporting-scotland-down-down-deeper-and-down/


Glasgow equal pay women shocked by legal fees on payouts   http://archive.is/RzdVB


https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/10/the-foreign-office-must-be-challenged-over-sacoolas-immunity/


Well done

https://twitter.com/CatalansForYes/status/1183814256816508929

https://twitter.com/NiemandsKnegt/status/1183821930329264128


Whether or not  Swinson is the slimiest politician,  she is without doubt a Tory.

https://twitter.com/HelenArmet/status/1183697946539364352


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/brexit-hopes-of-deal-by-deadline-fade-as-dup-opposition-hardens-1.4049357


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/the-government-owes-more-than-£15bn-to-sick-and-disabled-benefits-claimants-due-to-blunder/


Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian armyhttp://archive.fo/7kSkh


Benefits system automation could plunge claimants deeper into poverty

http://archive.fo/nkn9l


https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/news/boris-johnsons-relationship-with-the-queen-hits-rock-bottom-as-he-is-accused-of-forcing-her-to-deliver-a-party-political-broadcast-for-the-conservative-party/articleshow/71577366.cms


https://www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/news/brexit-ferries-reboot-government-signs-%C2%A387m-contracts-transport-medicines


https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/the-key-sticking-points-in-johnson-s-brexit-customs-plan-1.4049803


Emma DeSouza case: Tribunal rules that people born in Northern Ireland are automatically British   http://archive.fo/VGjim


https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/brexit-briefing-changing-succession-clarifying-moments-big-brexit-players


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-deal-boris-johnson-eu-summit-leave-latest-a9155716.html


Government dodges ‘full fibre for all by 2025’ pledgehttp://archive.fo/mVZn1


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   https://twitter.com/BBCJayneMcC/status/1183760580013940736


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/uk-turkey-arms-sales-syria-kurds-germany-france-netherlands-eu-embargo-a9155536.html


Johnson’s launches the first mythical Queen’s Speech   http://archive.fo/i1BQN


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

http://archive.fo/qwYu0


https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/james-obrien-immediate-reaction-queens-speech/


https://english.vilaweb.cat/noticies/massive-protests-in-catalonia-against-referendum-trial-verdict/


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/465650-ex-trump-aide-to-tell-congress-she-objected-to-ukrainian-ambassadors


 

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