"following UKGov’s last-minute Brexit deal, it ought to be obvious that Johnson’s shoddy deal has not united the Scottish nation in grateful acceptance of Brexit, far less re-assured Scotland that this Conservative Government has Scottish interests at heart.' @weegingerdug
"Brian Monteith is at least honest in his nakedly anti-democratic aims. He mentions in his piece in The Scotsman that postponing the Holyrood election would send a message to independence supporters that an independence referendum would NOT be able to happen this year either."
"Absolutely no-one in Scotland is proposing to hold electoral virus super-spreader events like Trump’s rallies during the US election. There is no reason at all that the election need be associated with any increased risk of virus spread."@weegingerdug
" calls to postpone the Scottish election...nothing to do with any concern for public health, and EVERYTHING to do with the British nationalist parties & media outlets running scared of the democratic will of the people of Scotland now they see CONTROL slip out of their grasp."

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