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Great call on #BBC Radio Scotland

Kaye: Are you calling into question the integrity of Nicola Sturgeon?

Robin: Yes, they are under police investigation - that’s not a conspiracy theory - for missing money from #SNP HQ

Great call Robin - and we’ll backed up with evidence💥💥
More from the caller, Robin McAlpine :…
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#SNP leadership: Humza Yousaf will reportedly say today that the SNP should have its own presence in Brussels "to help lay the groundwork" for Scotland joining the EU. Such an approach is far more likely to backfire…
The Scottish Government already has a relatively large office in Brussels – which, naturally and appropriately, is focused on Scotland's relationships with the EU now, under the present constitution. That representation is surely sufficient for Scotland's current requirements
The singular mission for the Scottish Government, even one that desires independence, should be to build and sustain practical and mutually-beneficial relationships with EU partners at all levels. A political party office advocating independence would detract from that mission
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#SNP leadership: Ash Regan said in this interview that joining EFTA would be the best "short-term solution for Scotland" to be part of the EU Single Market. EFTA is not and does not provide access to the Single Market.…
Joining EFTA alone provides a relationship with its members: Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. If Scotland wanted access to the Single Market without applying to join the EU, it would need to apply to join the European Economic Area (EEA)
Accession to the EEA is a process and it requires the support of all the EU Member States and the EEA EFTA states. While no non-EU country has ever directly joined the EEA since its establishment, EEA accession for Scotland could reasonably take several years
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So ahead of today's main 🧵for fun my top 10 of the #indyref pops.
1/Andrew Fairlie 🙏Out at 55 Truly the best of us, there he was in 2014 running the 5 ⭐️Gleneagles restaurant ''Alison call me anytime you want and if I can I'll help out with interviews'' True gent, so humble/
This won't be popular and I know he can be rather pompous in public BUT privately different, so
2/ Pat Kane, he really put in a shift in 2014, could not have been more helpful, did everything he could to lessen my workload, which was eh rather heavy/
3/Joanna Cherry KC, always available when asked and she was a working legal 🦅in 2014
4/Aberdeen's Kenny Anderson, businessman super lad, James Cook featured him in various TV packages, aye #SNP blocked his candidacy ahead of the 2015 GE, aye like me too much, too challenging 😡/
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Here my Murrell 2014 thread. Now you may remember 'Yes Scotland' (eh #SNP HQ) were going to launch at intervals 3 billboards featuring a woman, started as a baby. Anyway ahead of the first billboard launch I'd a call from #Newsnight London saying they were heading to #Edinburgh/
For a 'Yes' focussed package, I'd already set them up for an interview with the Yes shop in Easter Rd from memory anyhoo could I tell them the locations of the billboards.I of course said yes, I'd get that detail for them. Turned to Blair J on the top table adjacent to/
the media desk, asked him the question expecting to be emailed all locations in Scotland WELL he very embarassedly told me Yes didn't hold that info that only Peter Murrell did and I quote ''he may or may not tell you'' #WTAF Blair gave me his email as he didn't take calls/
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As promised my yarn on Shirley Anne Somerville from 2014. I worked on the Yes Scotland Media desk and was responsible for all broadcast bids, neither the two old Fleet St lads or Salmond's right hand man Kevin J Pringle could be bothered with all the logistics/
that you're required to deal with on top of securing an interview. From early August 2014 I was being asked by the big broadcasters, BBC, Sky, ITV where the post vote 'party' was taking place for Yes, they need to know well in advance so they can ensure they have the right rig/
For the life of me I could not find out Blair Jenkins claimed not to know, hmm, anyway nobody was telling me. Better Together made public their Glasgow hotel venue well in advance of course. We get to late August, still no info. As well as the 60 or so interview bids/
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🇬🇧 "Alors les connards, vous avez vu le #Brexit, comment ça CARTONNE ! +8,8% d'augmentation des salaires en moyenne"
🇩🇪 "Oui, bien sûr, dis-moi, puisqu'on est dans les maths, qui a été viré en priorité pendant le COVID ?"
🇬🇧 "Ben, les bas salaires"
🇩🇪 "Let's roll #withflags"
🇩🇪 "Donc, imaginons qu'on ait 100 personnes :
- 10 touchent un salaire de 1000
- 30 un salaire de 500
- 30 un salaire de 250
- 30 un salaire de 100,
Ca fait une moyenne de 355, on est d'accord ?"
🇬🇧 "Je sens que tu veux m'embrouiller"
🇩🇪 "Mais non, j'aime la compta"
🇩🇪 "Crise Covid, tu licencies 1 salaire à 1000, 2 salaires à 500, 7 salaires à 250 et 10 salaires à 100"
🇬🇧 "Ouais et ?"
🇩🇪 "Ca fait une moyenne de salaires de 384,37, soit une hausse de 8,27%"
🇬🇧 "Attends ... je ... "
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Latest projection

in 7 out of 8 regions

#theSNP 2nd votes get 0 seats.

But lots of unionists sneaking in as a result of wasted SNP votes.

@AlbaParty for a #Supermajority

Prevent unionists benefiting from wasted votes
and dictating debate in Parliament.

1 #SNP

SNP 1&2


Richard Leonard
Monica Lennon
Mark Griffin
Monique McAdams

Stephen Kerr
Graham Simpson
Meghan Gallagher


1 #SNP

@AlbaParty can replace unionists with

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Lynne Anderson
Dr Jim Walker
Margaret Lynch



Pauline McNeill
Anas Sarwar
Paul Sweeney
Pam Duncan-Clancy

Annie Wells
Sandesh Gulhane

Patrick Harvie


1 #SNP

@AlbaParty can replace unionists with

Michelle Fearns
Ailsa Gray
Shahid Farooq
Lynn McMahon
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So tonight I've noticed an interesting pattern relating to #BothVotesSNP that's worth flagging.

I've spotted several, apparently fake pro-SNP accounts, all based outside of Scotland, all using weird language. Buckle up...

Thread 👇
Here's 'Noah' in London. 'Noah' advocating a 'savior [sic] leader'? Really? Doesn't that language seem odd to any reasonable person?
But wait, there's more: here's Monica, a London based socialist advocating for #BothVotesSNP

"make your destiny" - Really?
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#AlbaParty @theSNP email thing blowing up a bit so apologies if I don’t respond to all. It’s slightly off-topic but folk have been discussing the #BothVotesSNP strategy off the back of this, so in the meantime, here’s a summary of my presentation on that from Thursday (1of7)
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While the #SNP & #Alba fight about defections and #indyref2 is the state of poverty in #Scotland after 14 years of nationalist governance

Talking relative poverty, child poverty & pensioner poverty statistics. [1/14]
➡️Relative Poverty 2015-2020

"Poverty rate continues to rise" 2015-2018

20% of people in Scotland were living in relative poverty after housing costs in 2015-18.… [2/14]
An estimated 19% of Scotland’s population (1.03 million people/year) living in relative poverty after housing costs in 2017-20. Before housing costs, 17% of the population (910,000 people) were living in poverty.… [3/14]
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Someone in my #SNP branch has just sent me this data on the #ListVote results before the new equality mechanism was applied. They told me the #leak comes from a staffer in SNP HQ, I have no reason to doubt them and it does looks like you'd expect it to.


Christina McKelvie 22.4
Neil Gray 19.6
Michelle Thomson 19.5
Danish Ashraf 13.2
Anum Qaisar-Javed 8.6
Fulton MacGregor 7.9
Stephanie Callaghan 3.3
Grant Ferguson 1.6
Iain Sinclair 1.4
Paul Welsh 1.3
Josh Wilson 0.6
Ali Salamati 0.6

Nicola Sturgeon 31.6
Clare Haughey 16.4
Ivan McKee 15.3
Bill Kidd 11.2
Alex Kerr 7.4
Roza Salih 6.7
Suzanne McLaughlin3.7
Kaukab Stewart3.7
Katy Loudon 2.2
Christina Cannon1.4
Abdul Bostani0.4
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Just typical Nippy Krankie bluster & BS for her gullible domestic audience.
Without #IndyRef2 enabling legislation passed by the Westminster UK Parliament, it would just be an opinion poll, & could legally be ignored.…
As @Effiedeans so lucidly explains here, the latest 'road map to independence' put forward by Sturgeon & the SNP is neither a road, nor a map.…
UK Constitution expert: #SNP plan for #IndyRef2 without UK consent 'deluded and pointless'.
Unilateral vote would be vulnerable to court challenge to its legitimacy, and its result could be ignored, anyway.…
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The Scottish National Party’s record in government is a litany of failures. Yet it continues to ride high on back of nationalist sentiment as it focuses exclusively on ideology and not competence.

My piece in @ForeignPolicy….

Short thread 1/12
With Scottish Parliament elections next year, the #SNP will focus exclusively on separating Scotland from the UK and strive to keep all emphasis off its repeated scandals and poor record.

EG from this year... 2/12
1. COVID. Earlier this yr, SNP decided to free up hospital beds by discharging 3599 elderly patients after testing only 650. Even though 78 tested +ve, ALL were sent to care homes. Resulting in over 2000 deaths - half of all deaths in Scotland. 3/12
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@MhairiHunter Why not? Where to begin!

For a start every SNP politician, every opening of parliaments, wears a white rose to honour their founding faither Hugh MacDiarmid, author of 'plea for a Scottish Fascism'
@MhairiHunter Then there are the cover-ups about the EU. The party is, and has done, everything it can to keep the truth from Scots about if, how and when we could meet the Copenhagen Criteria.
@MhairiHunter Then there's the poor quality of SNP politician we get. Derek MacKay, Margaret Ferrier, Michelle Thompson, Natalie McGarry, Mark McDonald...

You never know when your representative my be jailed, disgraced or simply dissapear... With no refunds
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Analysis: #SNP $SPX

Case 448 #S&P 500 Index

Special request: @CarlosSarPrada

DISCLAIMER: The analysis is strictly for educational purposes and should not be construed as an invitation to trade.

#SPX 1/4
Chart 1
Monthly Chart: A new all time high was just recorded and the target is the Jan. 2018 #trendline #resistance at 3537.43 but a close/hold above 3625.00 is required to target 4039.89. The main .....

SPX 2/4
..... objective is 4137-4153 and longer term 4522/28. Good support seen 2954- 2851 and major #support is at 2617.37- 2452.61.

SPX 3/4
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Scottish voters. If you want to understand the Scottish Government's open and honest approach to scottish voters, here is a tale in 3 documents

#transparent #Honest #SNP #CopenhagenCoverup
Exhibit 1) A freedom of information request… Image
The Scottish government response saying no such letter existed… Image
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@CPL is going to start in a few hours, the excitement among cricket fans to watch T20 cricket after a longtime will be sky high & I feel CPL won't disappoint us much!!!

Almost all teams are very much balanced (feel sorry for Zouks)

Team Analysis in d thread below

#CPL #CPL2020
Barbados 🇧🇧 Tridents

Let me start with the defending Champions @BIMTridents

Team is filled with young players and I feel their strong suite is their Bowling !!

Batting looks slightly weak compared to the bwlng department

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
Barbados had their Core local team retained!!

They have an experienced Captain in Holder who should hold the key for them down d order

JohnsonCharles will open alongside Kyle Mayers

They have @shaidhopein the middle to hold the inngs

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
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Please, can someone at @theSNP HQ get Kenny MacAskill to spare half an hour to sit down and have a look at an actual spreadsheet showing exactly what will happen to SNP vote & seats if supporters follow his advice and vote for a fringe indy list party?…
"Senior SNP figures failing to recognise benefits of second indy party standing for regional seats, writes Kenny MacAskill"

Maybe like anyone sensible examining issue, they actually did some data analysis confirming to any who look at numbers there are no 'benefits', only risks.
If I was an #SNP list candidate (especially in the South of Scotland, where the last seat looks like being a toss up between Tories and SNP), I'd be spitting blood at this dreadful advice from a party colleague, that would likely cost me my seat.
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Could we about to see a change in position from the SNP? Looks like @AlynSmith has deleted his website saying iScot must be at the heart of EU, and that argued against EFTA etc. Alternatives
The website had already been criticised for not even *mentioning* the Copenhagen Criteria
If they are feeling pressured, or the information commissioner is shortly about to rule, that they must release the #CopenhagenReport , showing we would be outside the EU for 15 to 20 years then they may be purging previous positions insisting an iScot would be in the EU
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'Tactical voting' in the Scottish Parliament election. #SNP #Greens #Holyrood #TacticalVoting #AMS #DHondt…
“The brutal but honest truth: anyone who still persists in their beliefs about ‘tactical voting’, in the face of all the algorithmic evidence to the contrary, is as impervious to the facts as any Brexiter or anti-vaxxer.” #TacticalVoting #DHondt #AMS #Indyref2 #Yes2
"The single most important aspect of the discussion witnessed over the last week, is that it has once again highlighted just how widespread is the failure to understand the practical operation of the Additional Member allocation process”
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We are excited to share our pub in #EvolutionaryApplications comparing relatedness estimates for pairing recommendations in critically #endangered #birds from #Aotearoa #NZ 🇳🇿. See this #SciComm 🧵 for more! #Conservation #Genomics #ConGen #ConSERTeam 1/13
Around the 🌏, #conservation breeding programmes strategically pair the least related individuals to enhance recovery. This is like #Tinder for threatened species, only more information goes into pairing than swiping ⬅️ or ➡️. See my #3MT for more! 2/13

It’s important to get the relatedness value right for pairing, because mating between close relatives can result in negative fitness consequences, like ⬇️ hatching success 🐣(see 3/13
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#london RT to restart campaign to leave the UK.

Remember #Scotlond? Maybe it's just my Scottish heritage, but it feels like we share more with #SNP than we do with the (average*) of the rest of the UK.
*I'm sorry English #Remainers, I know you're stuck with them, empathy.
London and Scotland are #taxationwithoutrepresentation, dragged from EU against our will. We are the new #BostonTeaParty and the #NewEnglishEmpire is just as arrogant today as the old one was 246 years ago on 16th December.

Time WE took back control.…
Despite what tory offshore owned tabloids say, London has some of the most deprived areas in the UK. It shares a long history of financial services and entrepreneurship with Scotland and similar politics
And best of all - together we are 20% of the UK, but 30% of tax revenues
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@jeremycorbyn @joswinson #Labour #LibDems @NicolaSturgeon #SNP

A last chance.
Latest Poll.
Progressives 54%
Regressives 46%

You've won folks!
And yet lost.

Few options are left but there is still one. It's not inconsistent for anyone snd it unites.

Press Weds?

Care Diem⏬
So many people want to see friends come together.

And you've tried.

@joswinson 2nd ref statements yesterday has much more appeal than #revoke.

@NicolaSturgeon reasonable moderated language on #IndyRef2 helps

Now @jeremycorbyn it's your turn

Cynical? In denial? Could we have predicted this?
We tried.

Chaos ahead

Tories don't win, progressives lose.

The danger of a fight. The opportunity for unity
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