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@jlbps @the3million Indyref will likely *not* come in time, even if it was this year and successful. That means #Scotland has to look at mitigating the damage inflicted upon EU citizens and not least of all the Scottish economy.

Currently, we aren't using the powers we have to do so.
@jlbps @the3million There is need for a discrimination reporting mechanism and a public anti-discrimination campaign. There should be a Holyrood working group looking at all means of creating equality between all residents of Scotland regardless of nationality, using existing powers.
@jlbps @the3million There is need for an emergency fund for those families and individuals affected, especially those dealing with disabilities and ill health, women (who a disproportionately affected by both Brexit and the Hostile Environment) and those on small to no income, OOW and UC.
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Sajid Javid says the Tory government will oppose another indyref completely. "There already was an independence referendum, there will not be another."

Can we have that in writing, please? Asking for #Scotland's lawyers. 😁✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
No, REALLY, guys. A flat out No from Number 10 is great news and can totally be challenged in court. If @theSNP get a move on UK might even miss another Brexit deadline and we might just be able to still challenge at ECJ level.

How might such a court case look? How about...
Imagine the Scottish government's sec 30 request has been barred by WM and British courts. Scotland can now seek clarification from the ECJ:

Which democratic means will the EU accept as legally valid expression of the will of the Scottish people to become an independent nation?
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I shall be live tweeting this debate - hoping to see some constructive policy suggestions from @scotgov here. #NewScots #Scotland #UnitedInDiversity #SettledStatus
@scotgov Shockingly few attending the debate. @BenMacpherson points out that @scotgov is working with @the3million and other to provide support in applying for (pre)SS.
@scotgov @BenMacpherson @the3million Thompkin reprimands @BenMacpherson for using the phrase "hostile environment", stating that UKgov is welcoming skilled labour and that this is not 'hostile'. MacPherson responds that going by migrant's experiences the Hostile Environment has spread fear.
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The Home Office yesterday said that 2million of the (HO guesstimate) 3.3million #EUcitizens in the UK have now applied for Settled Status. Digging into those statistics in regards to #Scotland - bearing in mind there are no reliable UK immigration stats - reveals the following:
Going by 2017 NRS data there were 239,000 🇪🇺 #NewScots in Scotland. Subtracting the 21,000 Irish-born EU nationals (whose residency rights aren't depending on EU citizenship = No need for SS applications) that leaves us with 218,000 #NewScots required to apply for Settled Status.
Previous to @patel4witham "FoM will end on October 31st" misleading dogwhistling exercise only ONE in five 🇪🇺#NewScots had applied for Settled Status (despite ~ £5 @scotgov spend per head on access to SS info). Contrast this with 1 in 3 for rUK (with only ~£3 pp UKgov spend).
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On Saturday we sent our volunteers out to the Cross in #Chester and to Ellesmere Port to talk to the constituents of @justinmadders too. We wanted to ask whether Halloween Brexit would be a Trick or Treat. THREAD
Additionally our message in Ellesmere Port included a discussion relating to the NO-Deal related job losses at Vauxhall expected if Boris Johnson gets his way. In #Chester we want to know if people would support a #RemainAlliance
Meanwhile @EuropeWeaver set up their table in Weaverham. They experienced a good deal of gratitude from remainers really pleased to see them out campaigning for a #peoplesvote and #StopBrexit
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Here is what Scotland can do: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️🇪🇺
EU nationals won't need much persuading this time and we already have all the tools to do it. Please ask them how Brexit impacts them and their lives, listen and empathise. Then sign them up to register to vote...
@euforindyscot has teamed up w/ @ScotIndepFound & @mail_aye and produced these Polish (circa 50% of nEU Scots are Polish!) & English language (20% of overall electorate dropped off register since 2014) flyers for the BIG Indy Kit (also includes 50 Voter Registration forms!)
Re: Polish flyers - The idea is that while you keep some Polish forms handy for campaigning on the ground, you identify and deposit some at key locations like delicatessens, churches and cultural groups. These are guides how to register to vote, which can be done online, too!
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