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THREAD I have been wading through the full judgment from Scotland's highest civil court, the Court of Session, on the prorogation of parliament this evening (with assistance, as you can see). Here are some points I think are interesting. #Prorogation #TheNine
First, what is this all about? A group of parliamentarians led by @joannaccherry of the SNP wanted to stop the prorogation (suspension) of parliament, which has now taken effect, arguing that it was unlawfully designed to stymie parliamentary debate on Brexit.
As it happened the High Court in London has rejected a similar case but one argument made by the petitioners in Edinburgh (that is, Ms Cherry and co) was that Scotland (which has its own legal system pre-dating the 1707 union with England) had different law in this matter.
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THREAD Last week, I was gathering reaction in Dundee with @BBCJamesCook on @NicolaSturgeon's #indyref2 announcement for @BBCScotNine 1/9
I had already organised filming with a couple of fantastic indy supporters and so put out requests for someone with a different perspective...someone supportive of the union. I did mention we were looking for a variety of opinions. 2/9
And that's an essential part of any decent journalist's job. Social media is a great way to find new contributors, especially young people who aren't always represented well on the news. 3/9
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I've been pretty impressed with @BBCScotNine since its launch, but their insistence today on wanting to put a hard right climate denial lobby group on air to discuss the #ClimateStrike was a serious mis-step. [thread]
Naturally all serious potential contributors to this discussion refused to help them give a platform to climate deniers:
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