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A lot has changed in the world since 2014, but one thing that has stayed the same is the Unionist Project Fear.

Let's take a look back at some of their best moments from #IndyRef1👇
In 2014 Scottish Labour argued that independence could lead to a 30% increase in your weekly shop.

Today as part of the UK, Scots face rises of up to 344%

#ScottishIndependence | #Indyref2023 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Better Together claimed that independence could lead to an increase in household bills by £189 a year.

Today as part of the UK, Scots face rises of £1,300 a year.

📢 End the scandal of fuel-poor Scots in energy-rich Scotland. Support #ScottishIndependence 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

Thousands of Scottish families with prepayment meters are still missing out on vouchers to pay their energy bills since October. #Scotland #UK #Economy
As per the rules, every bill payer is entitled to a discount of £66 a month from October to March as part of the government's Energy Bill Support Scheme.
About 3,00,000 prepayment customers in Scotland should be sent vouchers to top up at a shop or Post Office. Last month, the UK's biggest voucher processor, said only 60% of those eligible had redeemed the credits, which are valid for 90 days.
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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

According to the latest reports, widespread disruption is expected at Scottish secondary schools next week as more teachers will go on strike over pay. #Scotland #UK #protest
If reports are to be believed, members of the SSTA and NASUWT unions will walk out on either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the area they are situated in.
All secondary schools in East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, and the Scottish Borders will be closed as a result. The impact varies in other council areas, with some closing all secondary schools to younger pupils.
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A special conference to plan the "way forward" for the independence movement will be held next month by the Alba party (@AlbaParty), which is led by former first minister Alex Salmond (@AlexSalmond). #AlbaParty #Scotland #indyref2 #UK #Politics
On Sunday, Alba announced that they would hold a special national assembly in Perth on December 10 that would be open to the public and feature an address from Mr. Salmond.
The conference takes place at the same time as the Supreme Court's ruling that the Scottish Parliament could not pass legislation authorising an independence referendum this week.
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According to the depute leader of the SNP (@theSNP), the UK Government is "scared" to allow a referendum on Scottish independence because it knows it will lose. #SNP #Scotland #indyref2 #UK #Politics
Keith Brown (@KeithBrownSNP) made the assertion the same week the Supreme Court ruled that without Westminster's consent, the Scottish Parliament cannot pass legislation requiring another independence vote.
Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) declared she would move forward with her plans to treat the upcoming national election, which is likely to be a general election, as a de facto referendum without receiving such consent.
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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

As per new figures, the number of planned C-section births in Scotland has doubled in the past 20 years, Public Health Scotland informed. #Scotland #Caesarean #UK #Health
It said that there were around 8,884 elective caesarean last year - where the surgery has been planned in advance - this is up from 4,285 C-sections done in 2001.
Consultant obstetrician Dr. Rosie Townsend, a senior clinical research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, said that most of the women were having their first child by caesarean.
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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

Schools across Scotland to remain shut on Thursday after a last-minute pay offer aimed at halting the first national classroom walkout in decades. #Scotland #UK #Strike Image
Strikes will begin at 150 universities as workers from the University and College Union (@ucu) protest about pay, working conditions, and pension cuts.
The government had urged the EIS, the Scotland's most powerful teaching union, to call off its one-day strike after making an offer it insisted was “progressive and fair” after months of talks.
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WATCH: #BNNUK Reports.

Nicola Sturgeon @NicolaSturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, tells a crowd of independence supporters in Edinburgh that the fight for independence from the United Kingdom is not over. #UK #Scotland #Politics
She said, "Not Westminster or otherwise, will ever silence the voice of the Scottish people."
This comes after a landmark ruling of
@UKSupremeCourt which stated that the Scottish Parliament cannot unilaterally legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence without approval from the British parliament.
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WATCH: #BNNUK Reports.

Lord Robert Reed, President of @UKSupremeCourt, announces the court's ruling that the Scottish Parliament cannot unilaterally legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence without approval from the British parliament. #UK #Scotland #Politics
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeo @NicolaSturgeon, announced earlier this year that she planned to hold an advisory independence referendum on October 19, 2023, but that it had to be lawful and internationally recognized.
The Scottish public rejected the prospect in 2014 by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent.
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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon @NicolaSturgeon expressed disappointment on Wednesday over a UK Supreme Court decision that effectively rejected a second referendum on independence. #UK #Scotland #Politics Image
She wrote on Twitter that "While disappointed by it I respect the ruling of @UKSupremeCourt - it doesn't make law, only interprets it."
"A law that doesn't allow Scotland to choose our own future without Westminster consent exposes as myth any notion of the UK as a voluntary partnership & makes case for Indy."
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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

According to a recent decision by the UK's highest court, the Scottish Government cannot force a second referendum on independence without Westminster's approval. #UK #Scotland #Politics
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeo @NicolaSturgeon, announced earlier this year that she planned to hold an advisory independence referendum on October 19, 2023, but that it had to be lawful and internationally recognized.
The Scottish public rejected the prospect in 2014 by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent.
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My very quick summary of today’s Supreme Court (SC) decision

1) The SC had the right to decide on this

2) Legally the SC says that a referendum does not need to end the Union and so it is legal.

3) Practically a referendum might end the Union and in case it does the SC will not let Scots decide if they want to stay in a supposedly voluntary union because, they claim, being denied that choice does not oppress them.

4) I think you’ll find it does……

5) And in case of doubt, I suggest this was a colonial court making a colonial decision, undermining their other argument.

In other words, the decision undermined its own validity.

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To allay concerns that contentious gender reform legislation will have an adverse effect on the Equality Act, MSPs have passed an amendment. #Scotland #MSP #Social
There had been worries that the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill's changes, particularly those pertaining to single-sex spaces, might have an effect on women and girls.
MSPs approved an amendment proposed by Labour MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy during stage two of the bill's proceedings on Tuesday, ensuring that the legislation will not affect the Equality Act.
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1/29. It’s day eleven of #COP27 and it was a busy day in #SharmElSheikh with press conferences by @CANIntl and the G77 and China, the #PeoplesPlenary, a @COP27P event on Cultural Heritage, an HoD meeting on the cover decision and #LossAndDamage side events throughout the day. 🧵
2/29.#LossAndDamage side events kicked of this morning with an event on Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD): “Losing the Irreplaceable: #LossAndDamage, #Culture & Heritage” at the #ResilienceHub.
3/29. During the event, @nusrat_naushin highlighted that in areas where intense saltwater intrusion is happening Non-Economic #LossAndDamage is taking place: “#Women and small children are bearing the brunt. People are losing their hair, women are having gynaecological issues.”
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1/18.📜NEW BLOG: We have seen quite a few pledges that have been framed as “finance for #LossAndDamage”. But are they really? This blog provides an overview of all the pledges thus far at #COP27 in chronological order.

🔗Read it here:… Image
2/18. On the 20th of September, #Denmark🇩🇰 pledged €13m for #LossAndDamage, a package which includes finance for the #GlobalShield Against Climate Risk, support for CSOs to do projects on the ground, and some other money that is yet to be allocated for a specific use.
3/18. Crucially, all of this money is new and on top of #Denmark’s 🇩🇰 0.7% commitment to ODA, therefore not a diversion of cash from other vital #ClimateFinance projects.
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A lot has changed in the world since 2014, but the need for independence has never been stronger.

That's why we published the #WeeALBAbook, the new case for Independence. Read it here below;

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You might not want to read this book right now.

That's no bother. (2/35)

#WeeALBAbook | #ScottishIndependence Image
Keep ahold of it by:

🔖 Bookmarking this tweet
⬇️ Downloading the book here:

...and it'll be there for you when you're ready.

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JUST IN: #BNNUK Reports.

Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) would be the first UK prime minister in 15 years to attend the British-Irish Council summit, which is held on Thursday. #RishiSunak #UK #Ireland #Scotland #Politics
Sunak wants to rebuild relations and hence he would meet with the leaders of the Scottish and Welsh devolved governments.
Sunak will be meeting his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin (@MichealMartinTD), Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) Scottish First Minister, and Mark Drakeford (@PrifWeinidog), Welsh First Minister, ahead of the summit in North West England.
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🧵NEW: Findings from the latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey are published today by @scotgov

This release reports on attitudes to government, the economy, the health service and political engagement in #Scotland in 2021/22…

Some key findings below 👇
2/ The majority of people in Scotland (64%) say the level of taxation and spending on health, education and social benefits should be increased.

32% say the level of taxation and spending should stay the same and 3% say it should decrease.
3/ Two-thirds (66%) of people in Scotland trust the Scottish Government to work in Scotland’s best interests, compared with 22% in Scotland who trust the UK Government to do so.
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قصبہ سکارا برائے (سکاٹ لینڈ)
Skara Brae Village (Orkney Island, Scotland)
5000 BC to 3200 BC
اہرام مصر کی ہمعصر یورپ کی سب سے شاندار قبل از تاریخ (Prehistoric) باقیات
جسے 1850 میں ایک چرواہے (Shepherd) اور طوفان نے اچانک دریافت کیا۔
سکارا برائے ImageImageImageImage
پتھر کے زمانے (Stone Age) کے سب سے زیادہ محفوظ دیہاتوں میں سےایک ھےجو ریت کے ٹیلوں سے مکمل ڈھکا ھوا تھا۔
1850 کے ایک زبردست طوفان سے بے نقاب ھوا۔
بقول آرکیڈین مورخ ڈاکٹر ارنسٹ ماروِک طوفان سےقبل یہ ایک مکمل "افسانہ" تھا۔
 1860میں ولیم واٹ (William Watt) نےچارعمارتوں کی کھدائی کی۔ ImageImageImage
1926 میں ایک اور طوفان کے بعد برطانوی وزارتِ آثارِ قدیمہ نےمزید کھدائی شروع کی۔ 1970 کی دہائی کے دوران ریڈیو کاربن ڈیٹنگ نےثابت کیاکہ یہ بستی تقریباً 3200 سے 2200 قبل مسیح تک آباد تھی۔
4,000سالوں سے بستی کوڈھانپنے والی ریت نے ان کے میٹیریل اورڈھانچے کوناقابل یقین حدتک محفوظ رکھا۔ ImageImageImage
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Russian state funded Propaganda channel RT was never a benign TV station.

It’s entire purpose is to project the Putin Dictatorship disinformation directly into the West and put money directly into pockets of those spreading disinformation

#Ukraine #RT #Russia #Midterms #MAGA
The Putin Government has laundered more than $100m into the USA through RT since 2017. Much used to influence politicians through paid appearances.

#Ukraine #RT #Midterms2022…
Former RT presenter: Russian disinformation is a weapon

#Ukraine #RT #RussiaToday #RussianPropaganda #NAFO #Midterms2022…
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51 deaths from the jag💉confirmed in England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

9 deaths from the jag💉 confirmed in Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿


Source: ONS & NRS
9 deaths in #Scotland

Confirmed in the latest National Records of Scotland report …
Office for National Statistics confirms one of the 51 deaths was in a child aged 10-19

That child was likely at zero statistical risk of death with a coronavirus …..…
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Excess death hits +20% in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

What is this mysterious #OTHER that is causing the Excess ?!?

🟩 other
🟨 respiratory/ C19
⬜️ heart/circulatory

See the fantastic SubStack by @scojw for more analysis on the excess death in Scotland ⬇️… Image
Excess deaths by cause

#OTHER dominates the pitch
Poor old #COVID19 can’t get a look-in …..

#Scotland 2022 Image
Excess death by Age:

All age groups from 15+ are in Excess

Mercifully, the 0-14 deaths are in negative excess - thoughts on that ?? Image
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📆#LatestCOVID @PMPmagToday

#ZOE estimates [as of 12/10]:
↘️ 235,435 new cases (+1.8%)

▫7-day estimate:
↗️ 1,658,905 cases (+11.4%)

↗️ 3,054,731 people have #COVID19 in the UK

📆#LatestCOVID @PMPmagToday

#AutumnWave ZOE COVID Study estimates:
↘️ 235,435 new cases (+5.1%)

While UKHSA only reports weekly and other media are sleepwalking to hide 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 about #COVID19, @PMPmagToday publishes a 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 report.. 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 for all!

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🚨 The fifteenth & final report on non-devolved provisions of the Coronavirus Act (2020) has been published.

Since the last report, all temporary, non-devolved provisions in the Act have now expired or been
repealed. Apart from some 'permanent provisions' under the Act...contd.
Although the majority of provisions have expired, specific powers remain in force under the Act & new primary legislation is required in order to repeal them.

We imagine this will be completed after the winter season has ended, i.e. by 31st March 2023.
(i.) Section 11 relating to continued indemnity cover for 'NHS clinical negligence'. Make of that what you will.

(ii.) Section 63, yet again the Govt are retaining these powers to make further provisions, if necessary, within the Act.
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