Wednesday 21st August 2019

UPDATE 10:00  SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE

Good morning. It’s GERS day today so I have given some debunking links.  

 

https://www.gov.scot/news/delivering-community-justice/


https://www.barrheadboy.com/lies-from-start-to-finish/


It’s that time of the year again so here’s a few articles on Gers. Just remember this,  Westminster cooks the books!!

https://thecommongreen.scot/2019/08/20/its-the-most-gersmassy-time-of-the-year/


EXAMPLE 2 – How They Lie Via GERS

 


Richard Murphy on why the Gers statement is crap

https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/900313826620583936


https://themammothwhale.wordpress.com/2019/08/20/twas-the-night-before-gersmas/


Article from 3yrs ago  The question to ask every unionist about GERS

http://www.businessforscotland.com/question-ask-every-unionist-gers/


Re Gers-Don’t listen to unionist pseudo-intellects. Here’s a list of real experts who know what they’re talking about.

https://twitter.com/MammothWhale/status/1163756139831599105


The City of London extracts wealth from the rest of the UK’s regions, inquiry submission finds

http://archive.fo/RIRxr


Check out all Prof Robertson’s articles

https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2019/08/20/not-so-liberal-or-democrat-alistair-carmichaels-holidays-in-other-peoples-misery/


https://grumpyscottishman.wordpress.com/2019/08/20/theft/


https://peterabell.blog/2019/08/20/the-truth-commissionaire/


https://joansjigsaw.wordpress.com/2019/08/20/if-your-going-to-lie-make-sure-your-a-good-liar/


https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2019/08/20/scottish-gamekeepers-association-fails-to-influence-the-criminals-within-its-membership/


https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/brussels-playbook/politico-brussels-playbook-a-backstop-by-any-other-name-polish-pm-interview-good-news-for-greenland/


https://7dnews.com/news/eu-dismisses-johnson-demands-to-reopen-brexit-negotiations?


https://www.politico.eu/article/merkel-no-need-to-reopen-withdrawal-agreement-to-tackle-irish-border-problem/


Brexit: No-deal plan threatens UK fuel plants

http://archive.fo/U5jR9


Donald Trump’s UK trade promises are hot air – his aim is Brexit chaos

http://archive.fo/nv8L8


https://www.newstalk.com/news/coveney-brexit-legal-certainty-895985


Here are the lines to take by EU capitals, as circulated this morning by EU institutions, in response to Boris Johnson’s letter to@eucopresident Donald Tusk

https://twitter.com/tconnellyRTE/status/1163778616607629312


https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2019/08/20/punished-through-their-parents-the-war-on-migrant-children


I spent this morning with Eurotunnel bosses hearing about real dangers for UK in a No Deal Brexit. Massive red tape and cost for 250,000 small business. Completely different to what @BorisJohnson promised in the referendum.

https://twitter.com/AntonyHookMEP/status/1163443461607034880


Tories refuse to publish No Deal Brexit warnings claiming people would ‘misunderstand’

http://archive.fo/x7jXP


EMERGENCYCAST: Have We Got GNUs For You with special guest David Allen Green, Listen here:

https://audioboom.com/posts/7346003-emergencycast-have-we-got-gnus-for-you-with-special-guest-david-allen-green


In grand tradition of “things people *wish* were true”, there’s been a lot of talk about how Jeremy Corbyn *must* become PM after a VONC. “It’s the constitution”, etc. Except that it’s not… 1

https://twitter.com/uk_domain_names/status/1163357906525401089


Thousands of people have signed up on Facebook to a Dutch beach party for Brexit, featuring food from across the European Union to mark Britain’s departure.

https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2019/0820/1069938-brexit-beach-party/


https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/the-irish-times-view-on-boris-johnson-s-brexit-position-old-ideas-and-empty-slogans-1.3992120?


WATCH another terrifying international wake-up call from leading NZ academic, Professor Robert Patman, who in describing the aims of Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime, accurately reveals the very disturbing facsimile that is being constructed in the UK by the Brextremists.

https://twitter.com/brexit_sham/status/1163442035770187776


https://bylinetimes.com/2019/08/20/dying-quietly-exploring-the-deaths-that-go-unnoticed/


10:00 UPDATE BELOW


Boris Johnson’s determined to shoot the UK in both feet – Angus Robertson

http://archive.fo/oGvhh


Please watch

https://twitter.com/hopeoverfear01/status/1163910224073433089


Unfit to be a paper boy, let alone PM.

https://twitter.com/PaulBrandITV/status/1163872079688720384


https://evolvepolitics.com/tory-party-chairman-james-cleverly-accused-of-causing-m11-crash-whilst-speeding-and-using-phone/


The Boris Bot Army?

https://twitter.com/SocialistChris/status/1163820410443452416


https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2019/08/21/whatever-gers-reports-today-its-important-to-remember-its-still-crap-or-a-completely-rubbish-approximation-to-the-truth/


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/migrant-children-us-flu-vaccine-molest-custody-a9072331.html


 

10 thoughts on “Wednesday 21st August 2019

    • 21st August 2019 at 9:52 am
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      Morning Nick,
      I could have filled the page with many more on Gers but thought those were enough {for now 🙂 )

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  • 21st August 2019 at 9:44 am
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    Plenty of links, Nana, as I hide under the duvet to avoid the worst Yoon excesses of GERS Day. At least now we have plenty of debunking information, if any Naysayer would listen. Usually they just flounce off with a simple, “I don’t believe you/you would say that.”

    I see that Tory party chairman Mr Cleverly (misnomer du jour) doesn’t want to publish the full text of the government’s Brexit impact report in case people would “misunderstand” its contents. Tories of all three hues are quite happy, of course, that we “misunderstand” the GERS figures so that we believe Scotland is an economic basket case.

    I enjoy Barrhead Boy’s one-liners and today was no exception. If only we had a billboard big enough to mount them all: Yoon apoplexy would result all over Scotland.

    For sale: one Mary Quant Special Edition lava lamp (one careful owner) for that dark corner under your stairs.

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    • 21st August 2019 at 9:53 am
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      Morning Tinto,
      my advice would be “stay under the covers”
      🙂

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  • 21st August 2019 at 10:10 am
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    Good Morning, Nana,

    Thanks’, for all the luvly links. Kettle’s on!
    The sun is shining down here in the deep South of North Britain.

    Good morning, Hackalumpoff and Tinto.
    😉

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    • 21st August 2019 at 10:16 am
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      Morning Smallaxe,
      I was waiting for you to come along with the coffee 🙂

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    • 21st August 2019 at 10:44 am
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      Morning, Smallaxe, great to hear from you. Would like to say “Wish you were here” but I’m under the duvet at the moment.

      Greetings too to Marie Clark: just saw your comment on the previous thread. Harvey says , “Hi”.

      Pravdasound 4 this morning desperately trying to float the idea that the EU may press Ireland into weakening its stance on the backstop. Don’t know wot the Today programme editors are smoking these days.

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  • 21st August 2019 at 11:09 am
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    Of course, we need to remember when reading GERS that the UK has a debt representing 87% of its GDP.

    Scotland, OTOH, does not.

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