Wednesday 9th October 2019



1000  UPDATE

You may have your own opinion on how much Eva Bolander, the Lord Provost of Glasgow, spent on clothes but the guidance for Councillors’ Remuneration, Allowances & Expenses thinks £5,000 pa is reasonable for a Lord Provost of Glasgow. She spent £4,000 pa

Lord Provost spends £8000 over 2 years (spending only 80% of her pre-set and approved budget) @MonicaLennon7 spaffs £25,000 in ONE year on dining experiences, fancy hotels (she lives 30 mins away from Holyrood) and trips to opulent bars.

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Starting with a crowdfunder link this morning. The folks at Phantom power do a great job, donate if you are able to.

First Minister @NicolaSturgeon officially opened the £14.7 million Inverurie Health and Care Hub today.

Speaking outside of the Court of Session in Edinburgh, @JolyonMaugham says that if Boris Johnson does not comply with the law, the UK faces a “genuine constitutional crisis”

Tommy Sheppard confronts Gove

“I don’t know why we keep getting documents on preparing for a no deal #Brexit when to do so without the support of the House will be illegal”

Peter Grant raises a point of order about Michael Gove’s description of SNP as “sectarian” for a second time from the dispatch box. “I wasn’t here, so I dunno mate”, responds Lindsay Hoyle.


UK fishing exports could be halted within 48 hours of no deal

Trump firm ‘refusing to pay’ legal bill for windfarm case


Dierdre Brock says  “Just out of a committee where the Tory Minister said that the Tory manifesto commitment to continue financial support to farmers and fishing fleets only lasts until the next general election…

European Parliament president David Sassoli is briefing reporters after meeting Boris Johnson. He says talks were so frank he “felt like I was in a TV talk show”. Don’t think that’s entirely good.

Sassoli says Johnson told him the UK will leave on 31 Oct and will not seek an extension. Sassoli says Johnson’s plans as they stand “are not an actual proposal”. Nothing is definite, “everything is left to the future”.

Prescribed Zantac heartburn medicine recall in UK

“Issuing threats to member states isn’t the way a responsible govt should be acting at a time when we need to be stopping a no-deal”


No 10 memo threatening EU states over Brexit extension ‘is shaming’

Here’s a quick take on the Johnson-Merkel call:

Keir Starmer spells out the reality of what Johnson is up to – everyone knows Vote Leave conned the country – they’re doing it again…


Top scientists accuse Boris Johnson of sacrificing the UK’s research reputation – and billions of pounds in EU grants

It’s significant that the phone call happened particularly after such a dark day when it comes to #Brexit negotiations says @RTENewsPaulC of this evening’s conversation between @LeoVaradkar and @BorisJohnson

Video and link to article here

If no deal Brexit is really what Leavers wanted all along, why are they now desperately trying to blame it on the European Union, asks James O’Brien.


For goodness sake!

Boris Johnson and the Russian Mountain: a two minute film which sets out why MI6 was worried about a security risk.

A grown up speaks and owns the frothing faragist and far right lick spittle Michael Gove.

Before the shit hits the fan, better get stockpiling!

The Latest: EU Parliament’s Brexit chief slams no-deal aim

The Irish border is a matter of life and death, not technology   Fintan O’Toole

“No-deal #Brexit will result in no growth at all in the economy for years. It will hit public finances hard, and see a return to austerity”


16 thoughts on “Wednesday 9th October 2019

  • 9th October 2019 at 8:53 am

    Nana, you’re a calm spot in a stormy sea. 🙂

    Just about every site I view right now is filled with folks having a rammy. It’s an absolute pleasure to come here of a morning and have a quiet read. 🙂

    • 9th October 2019 at 9:05 am

      Hear, hear Macart. I’ve just about given up on the other sight, fed up to the back teeth with all the rammys going on.

      It’s a pleasure to be here and be able to have civilized discussion with folk that have mainly left the other sight for the same reason as me. I thought that we were all supposed to be on the same side.Sigh.

      Well done Nana for all your hard work, it is very much appreciated. I have to go out for a while, but I will settle down with a cuppa, or maybe two, to read the links. I look forward to them everyday.

      Thank you.

      • 9th October 2019 at 9:12 am

        You are welcome Marie, if I learn something from a link then perhaps someone else will also and that is the reason I provide the information.
        I’m just happy to see you here 🙂

      • 9th October 2019 at 9:54 am

        We are on the same side Marie, they’ve just forgotten how to talk to each other is all. That’s why gatherings, like the one in Embra, are so important. They remind people of who they are and what they’re trying to achieve.

        I gave up posting and commenting so regularly because the entire intent of political strategy from Westminster was a war of political and societal attrition whilst they settled their own catastrof…udge. Try and use the process against itself and ditto the demographics within populations as it were.

        • 9th October 2019 at 12:33 pm

          You’re a wise man Sam.

      • 9th October 2019 at 10:14 am

        (Nearly forgot to add)

        That and there’s a lot of frustrated and anxious folk btl right now. One or two atl come to think of it. 😀

        It’s been and will probably continue to be, frustrating for a wee while longer yet.

  • 9th October 2019 at 9:10 am

    Morning Sam. Calm! Me ??

    Sometimes we all need to vent and let off steam, folks are worried so it’s human nature to lash out. It’s sad to see friends falling out but hopefully soon once we have a clear way forward people will come together for the common good. At least that is my hope,

    • 9th October 2019 at 9:25 am

      True enough. It’s been a long haul Nana and folk are tired.

  • 9th October 2019 at 9:15 am

    Update posted at top of page

    • 9th October 2019 at 12:01 pm

      I’m not surprised at this Nana to tell you the truth. When I read it I wondered how much truth there was in the rumours, and I could not see the DUP in particular going for this. I don’t think it was ever going to be a flier.

      As for the Inner Court of Session, I think that their Lordships have got it right. Let’s see what Bozo and his henchmen do, after all their boasting about getting round the Benn Act another way. Let’s give them enough rope and take it back to the court if needs be. Aye, personally I’m reasonably happy with the decision.


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