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8 months on, and it’s clearer than ever that a “No Plan” No Deal Brexit will lead to Scotland’s division and Ireland’s union. It will be hard to keep Ireland divided when customs and regulations will be kept aligned north and south, with GB diverging....
... meanwhile the Scots will say that they have had enough of London’s lunacy, and see #indyref2 as the path back to the EU membership that they never wanted to lose. Ironically a Scotland-England border would be easier than a border in Ireland.
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1) THREAD... Firstly, what I’m about to say it not a reflection on the vast majority of #indyref2 folk on Twitter, but it does reflect on a small number of people. Most of you have and are extremely welcoming, but I felt like I had to a tweet in regards to ‘following back’...
2) When a new person joins Twitter to get involved, people need to stop being so obsessed with following back. Don’t berate a new person for not following back, they may not know how to. Or they may be slower in doing it, because they are getting used to this. Life is not all
3) about following back... How do you really think it looks for a new person to be excited to get involved in Twitter, just to be made feel like shit and basically given into trouble by grown adults for not following back quick enough? You were all new to Twitter before, you all
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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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THREAD: Division has been the main word of 2019. It’s everywhere we look.

The UK is divided with the EU, England is divided with Scotland, and both countries are divided internally.

Whilst everyone is fighting, the rich and the elite are getting richer. This is what they want.
The 2014 referendum was divisive. The Brexit referendum was divisive. The UK Union was already fragile but has now been shattered beyond any hope of repair. We cannot allow #IndyRef2 to be divisive.
It is clear to many that Scotland and England need to take separate paths in order to best heal their internal divisions. It’s important that we’re united in becoming independent of each other.
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The day before the vote...
‘A message to every No voter.
I am extremely confident that tomorrow we will get a Yes vote, but if Scotland votes No, then know this....
The next time Westminster delivers legislation that attacks the...
...poor and dismantles the welfare state. I will blame YOU.
When they introduce policy that ensures the poor pay for the mistakes of the greedy and the rich. I will blame YOU.
When we have to start paying to visit our GPs, and adults and children in poverty suffer...
...needlessly because their parents can't AFFORD to visit their Doctor or pay for prescriptions. I will blame YOU.
When they cut our budget for health, and we will have no choice but to privatise our NHS. I will blame YOU.
Every act of social and economic vandalism...
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People of North Britain!

The Colonial Office for Scotlandshire monitors social media to ensure England feels positively about the Scotch.

We regret to inform you that your betters, in England, are not happy just now.

Please try harder.


#DissolveTheUnion #indyref2
England isn't happy with the Scotch just now.


#DissolveTheUnion #indyref2
England isn't happy with the Scotch just now.


#DissolveTheUnion #indyref2
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The union seems to be breaking in some places, bending in others. New Welsh poll shows 40% (of those who chose to give a response) would choose independence if Wales were part of the EU. Never mind Global Britain, there might not be a Britain at all if this keeps up.
However you slice the figures, the support for Welsh independence has seen a sustained increase in support in recent years, from somewhere around 10% to the mid 30s now. It is clearly part of the Westminster system discrediting itself in the minds of much of the public.
I suspect the figure also represents another plus of the Brexit process for the EU: it has seemed to vindicate the old nationalist argument that small states can be protected and have outsized importance as EU members. After the Greek crisis, that’s no mean achievement.
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Let me get this right.

- Theresa May spent 9 months telling everyone she wouldn't have a GE. She didn't need one and she didn't want one. She was strong and stable and she was the saviour who would use a "strong hand" to navigate the UK through Brexit.

- In May 2016 the SNP had a manifesto committment in the Scottish Parliament elections which said that #IndyRef2 should take place "if there was a material change of circumstances, such as the UK leaving the EU". SNP won 63 seats out of 129. Pro-Indy Greens = 6 seats.

Putting total #IndyRef2 supporting MSPs in Holyrood at 69 out of 129 (or 53%). Labour came third place in Scotland for the first time in 98 years.

- On 23rd June 16 Scotland voted 62% to remain in EU with every single one of Scotland's 32 council areas voting remain.

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Skin-crawling causing, profiteering, supercilious, entitled, arrogant, full to the brim of disdain, for those he regards as beneath him, ridiculous individual.
Vile creature, his soul polluted beyond help.

BBC News - Jacob Rees-Mogg told to 'sit up man!'…
He's a great aid to Scotland's Independence though, so thank you for that🤡🤡🤡
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father, Sir William Rees-Mogg wrote a book called ‘Blood in the Streets’, named from a Baron Nathan Rothschild quote.
In this book, he imparts the knowledge he has gained and implemented, without conscience - 1
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Who wants to pick apart the anti-Welsh independence arguments one by one?

Read on! (1/x)…
"Trying to isolate Wales from the rest of the UK doesn't work when it comes to best economic, social, health and educational outcomes."

As part of the union Wales has:
- GVA per capita of ~73% of UK average (economic)
- 30%+ child poverty (social) (2/x)
- Falling life expectancy - same as the rest of the UK (health)
- Decent A-level results, actually, but @ThatsDevolved (education) (3/x)
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Scottish independence : letter on the necessity of dissolving the union between England and Scotland, and on restoring Scotland to her ancient supremacy as an entire and distinct nation.

Published 1845. Written 1844 by John Steill, who paid for this statue of Wallace.
"The union between Scotland and England one of the blackest transactions in history....."

"...when England had a purpose of her own to serve, however prejudicial it might be to her weaker neighbour, no obstacle would be allowed to stand in the way of its attainment."
"the voice of our Scottish members, in the misnamed British Senate, is drowned amidst the tumultuous clamours of iron-hearted tories, bloated corruptionists, and hordes of other venal creatures, who have been sent by the..... constituencies of England...."
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OFGEM - the UK Government's energy regulator - are the biggest obstacle to making full use of #Scotland's #renewable #energy resources.

Energy policy is reserved to the UK Government, so there's absolutely nothing the Scottish Government can do about #Ofgem.

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Here's a BBC article where Ofgem have supposedly given the "green light" for the first ever grid connection to Shetland.

(Believe it or not, we're in 2019 and the UK has never bothered to connect #Shetland to the National Grid.)

Unfortunately, approval for the grid connection to Shetland is conditional on the UK Government funding a wind farm project there, which will in turn be conditional on being able to transmit power to the National Grid.


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Have to say this every time @scottishlabour bods start mumbling about federalism (2019: This time it's RADICAL). 1/? #indyref2
Firstly, Labour only seem to bang on about federalism in Scotland, because it's aimed at an audience of independence supporters, or the iCurious. But it isn't Scotland they need to convince. Voters in Scotland would presumably lap it up, given the high level of support for indy.
@LabourParty need to convince the English electorate to support federalism. That electorate is about ten times bigger than the other three combined, so if they aren't on board then it's not happening 3/whatever
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MINI THREAD - Next General Election

There are some mixed messages coming from #Boris on what sort of #Brexit he will deliver on October 31st.

Here's my perspective as a voter on what happens in 3 scenarios


If GE is before 31/10 choice will be

1. @conservatives (featuring @brexitparty_uk)
2. @LibDems (featuring @UKLabour & @theSNP)

A Tory/Brexit Party pact would result in a Leave landslide everywhere outside London & Scotland. Lab wiped out in Mids & North


GE after #Boris failed to deliver Proper #Brexit on 31/10 choice will be between

1. @brexitparty_uk
2. @LibDems (featuring @UKLabour & @theSNP)

TBP wins in a landslide outside London & Scotland. Tories wiped out. Labour wiped out in the Mids and North


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A thread on why I think it’s right for me as an @theSNP MP to take legal steps to prevent no deal imposing damage on Scotland’s economy while my @scotgov colleagues have the strategy for #Indyref2 in hand. 👇
The Union between Scotland and England is often compared to a marriage which has broken down and is teetering on the verge of divorce. #NoDealBrexit is akin to one partner openly talking about draining the joint account and burning down the house
You would unquestionably go ahead and divorce them if they carried out the threat but it's not in your financial interest to let them do so first. The threats alone would be sufficient grounds for divorce.
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Leo Varadkar : If @BorisJohnson means what he says about leaving with a deal, then he will have to depart from what he said this week. #Brexit #MacGill19
@BorisJohnson .@LeoVaradkar says we can't rule out the possibility of an election in the UK. Says the current Irish gov is on its third UK PM. He jokes we may see a 4th.

#Brexit #MacGill19 #MacGill2019
@BorisJohnson @LeoVaradkar Taoiseach - A Withdrawal Agreement without the backstop is "essentially buying a bit of time".

Leo Varadkar says any deal without backstop is essentially a no deal.
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Last night, I shared the most recent example of online xenophobic abuse I get for the crime of being a politically-minded immigrant in Scotland.

Here's a thread on why I love Scotland, and why no amount of bigoted fannies will change that:

#ScotlandIsNow #indyref2
From the moment I stepped out of the plane and onto Edinburgh, the vast majority of people have been nothing but kind, friendly, warm, and, above all, genuine. You can tell when a Scot doesn't like someone, and that's so refreshing in an era of fake cordialities.
I knew an inkling about Scottish history, but coming here I found so many new, fascinating stories, such diverse and rich cultures that retain their own regional identities. I knew of Gaelic, but then I also found Scots, the poetry of Burns, and a history of struggle & success.
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