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I've just read a transcript of some of John Swinney's comments at an #SNP19 event and, dear reader, *even I* am taken aback by them.
Swinney - the person charged with overseeing Scottish education - talked about some 'barriers' to learning, both personal (like mental health issues) and social (the huge, inescapable impact of poverty)
(We'll put Swinney's crushingly instrumentalist view of education, and the negative consequences of this for young people, to one side for now)
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @NicolaSturgeon: "There are times in history when fundamental decisions have to be made.

"Decisions guided by our values. And by our hopes for future generations.

"Choices that involve standing up for what is right. This is such a moment." #SNP19
NS: "Politics today is dominated - in too many countries - by strongman leaders with inflated
egos & an overbearing sense of entitlement.

"The UK has a Prime Minister who has acted unlawfully. He cares nothing for the human consequences of his disastrous Brexit policy." #SNP19
NS: "Let us today make clear our strong opposition to Turkish aggression in Northern Syria. Kurds in Syria have been on the front line against ISIS.

"Now they and their children are being bombed ... it must stop now." #SNP19
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Brexit Q&A is starting in main hall, with @Feorlean, @joannaccherry and @AlynSmith #SNP19
@Feorlean @joannaccherry @AlynSmith Russell says best way to support European citizens who are applying for settled status in UK is "to have an independent Scotland of which they can be citizens", to round of applause from delegates #SNP19
@Feorlean @joannaccherry @AlynSmith Russell describes @joannaccherry as "an enormous asset to this party" #SNP19
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📺 @NicolaSturgeon: “The proposals on the table from Boris Johnson would not be acceptable to the SNP. They would take Scotland out of the EU, out of the single market, out of the customs union, with all the damage that would do - and against our will.” #SNP19 #Marr
NS: "I am not prepared, as the First Minister of Scotland, to accept the inevitability of Brexit." #SNP19 #Marr
NS: "Over the past few weeks I have been of the view that the best sequence of events would be for the opposition to try and get rid of Boris Johnson in a vote of confidence, then have the extension secured, and then have a general election as quickly as possible." #SNP19 #Marr
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I’ve hit back at smear campaign against me calling for unity behind the #independence cause & an end to @theSNP infighting. The timetable for #indyref2 has been announced, our restiveness is at an end, with unity & civility we will win thenational.scot/news/17634132.…
The problem is that from the moment the first parliamentarian complained against was hung out to dry a signal was given to those with petty motivations that if you seek to smear an @theSNP MP or MSP the party won’t get behind them, even if they are exonerated
Its important that @theSNP elected representatives are not drawn into trashing our members and supporters who work so hard for the cause. The so-called ‘War on Cybernats’ last weekend was unnecessary and has really upset our core support
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Since 24 June 2016, so for now 1038 days, EU citizens have lived in limbo. But since then, since the first press conference after the EUref, we’ve had one formidable #EUcitizensChampion in @NicolaSturgeon, who again made clear today that we are part of communities here. 1/ #SNP19
The same cannot be said for the UK government. They dispense nice-sounding words on paper too, but as @BrandonLewis made clear only last week in connection with #EP2019, they simply cannot see that our home (in this case = our EU home member state) is here in the UK. 2/
1038 days and still perceived by some as people who do not belong. A message that has become policy through #SettledStatus, which forces us to apply to stay. A message we now see on display every day on posters, watch on TV, and hear on the radio and in Spotify ads. 3/
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📢 @IanBlackfordMP: "These are no ordinary times and this is no ordinary conference.

We are here to make history.

We are here to begin our campaign to make Scotland an independent, prosperous country in the EU." #SNP19 #ItsTime
@IanBlackfordMP 📢 @IanBlackfordMP: "Our message here today must be simple.

The future of our nation will only be enhanced when we break free of the dangerous, nasty and failing politics of Westminster." #SNP19
@IanBlackfordMP 📢 @IanBlackfordMP: "We now have a UK Government that has effectively ceased to function with the UK poised over a cliff-edge.

A Brexit cliff-edge that will destroy jobs and make people poorer." #SNP19
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The latest @thetimesscot @YouGov poll on independence:

Yes: 49%
No: 51%

#SNP19
🇪🇺 The latest @thetimesscot @YouGov Euro poll:

SNP: 40%
Lab: 15%
Brexit: 14%
Con: 9%

#SNP19
Buckle up folks, it’s about to get interesting.

#SNP19
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