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So, yesterday's anger over @NicolaSturgeon and @S_A_Somerville betrayal of trans people over #GRAReform has crystallised into white-hot fury

Yet again we've seen another Government ignore the voices of the trans community in favour of cis voices who don't have the first...

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clue what it's like to be trans and unable to gain easy access to the basic human right of legal recognition via a simple, permissive process

The claim was made that 60% of people supported a self-declaration system for obtaining a GRC, but this is false

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Trans respondents overwhelming supported (from memory >90%) a self-declaration model and, as we are the only people able to obtain a GRC, our voices should have been given weight. Instead the @theSNP decided that cisgender voices should, for some unknown reason, have...

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There seems to be some confusion about why @theSNP MPs abstained on #Boles & #Clarke amendments last night but it’s really very straightforward so here’s a thread explaining why #Brexit #IndicativeVotes
So @theSNP preference in line with the majority of #Scottish voters is to #Remain in the EU but v early on @scotgov put forward a compromise position in #ScotlandsPlaceInEurope to stay in the #SingleMarket & a #CustomsUnion & it was endorsed by @theSNP conf
It’s important to appreciate that to benefit from freedom of movement is vital for Scotland’s economic & demographic needs & to benefit from it you have to be a member of the single market.
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If you need more reasons to follow us @natlibscot (and explore our collections) we give you this – a little thread of shiny facts about our Library.

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First up: our collections. We have more than 30 million physical and digital items in our collections. When you add subscription items that registered readers can view (many of which can be viewed at home), this jumps to over 76 million items.

Which is a lot.

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Search our catalogue if you don't believe us > search.nls.uk

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Finally got to see @MaryQueenMovie in a cinema, a different experience to the laptop preview, the big screen emphasising the beauty of the whole thing. So I thought I’d update what I said on @ScotlandTonight ... first on its #anglocentric version of Scottish history ...
The credits give a big shout out to John Guy & his book ‘My heart is my own’. Dr Guy is a fantastic English TUDOR historian. #MaryQueenofScots was a Scottish STEWART. It shows...
This #anglocentric perspective, predicated on notions of English cultural/governmental superiority & echoed in ancient English claims to overlordship of Scotland, surfaces immediately as #MQS lands on a wild beach instead of the stone harbour at Leith ...
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It's get your ducks in a row hang your socks on a line to dry KEEP ASKING MORE QUESTIONS OF YOUR INSTITUTIONS & PUBLIC RECORDS #Brexit day #StopBrexit #Border #Borders #DUP #Ulster #Tories #Scottish #Conservatives Whose COLOURFUL £$Es 've been 🔁🔀💢⚠️🚸 #Fiancial #Transparency
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