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Court and politics reporter, mostly seen at @bylinetimes
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Dec 9 9 tweets 2 min read
Finding the Prince Harry stuff interesting, especially his comments on the tabloid press
1 I covered a couple of trials in London involving the press and Harry/William and the level of intrusion into their lives was shocking
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Nov 18 7 tweets 1 min read
A few thoughts on twitter.
1 Before it became popular people wrote blogs or on message boards/forums to comment on issues but these were not easy to find if you didn't know where to look.
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Nov 16 8 tweets 1 min read
Interesting times ahead in Scottish politics when the Supreme Court rules next week, a thread
1 The Scotland Act, which sets out the legal basis of the devolved parliament in Edinburgh specifically rules out it interfering with the constitution.
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Mar 31 5 tweets 2 min read
Well of course he was The "gift," was only resting in his Cayman Islands account.
Mar 22 28 tweets 2 min read
I'll start a new thread here for the Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson libel hearing here.
Still no sign of him in court. Court rises as the judge, Master Dagnall enters the court.

Mr Yaxley-Lennon is not present.
Mar 4 5 tweets 2 min read
A Labour candidate.
It's beyond belief. For non-Scottish readers, Mr Dunbar was head of the Orange Order in Scotland. An organisation that doesn't allow Catholic people, to join.
Meanwhile, if you are a Labour member who ever tweeted in support of Corbyn, watch out.

heraldscotland.com/politics/19967…
Nov 29, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
As .@LouiseMensch is having a wee go at me, a story.
In 2014 I was live tweeting a press misconduct case at the Old Bailey, and Ms Mensch angrily contacted me to demand why I was only reporting the prosecution case with no mention of the defence.
1 I had to gently remind her that I was reporting the Crown's opening address to the jury, which doesn't generally contain the defence position.

:)
Nov 29, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Hearing a rumour we might be getting a verdict in the Julian #Assange extradition appeal in early December.
Not definite of course The magistrate's court has already ruled that Mr #Assange should not be extradited to the USA as, due to his mental health condition, and the conditions he would be held in, such an action would be "oppressive "
The American government has appealed this to the High Court.
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Nov 18, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
Ok, as a few of you asked, why Tom Newton Dunn doesn't like me, a thread.
1 In 2014 a Sun reporter, Clodagh Hartley, was on trial at the Old Bailey for paying a civil servant for advance details of the budget.

She told the court she was being put under extreme pressure from her immediate boss, Mr Newton-Dunn, to get scoops or she would be fired.

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Nov 18, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Bone fide journalism. (For those that don't know Mr Newton-Dunn said I was not a "bone fide journalist,' on national TV when I was reporting the prorogation case from the Court of Session, so I was just being a bit catty there)
:)
Nov 16, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
"Designing spaceships"?
#Newsnight (Seriously Emily Matliss just asked what about MPs who are "designing spaceships?')
#Newsnight
Nov 6, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Lest we forget Image (via @Otto_English )
Nov 6, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
The last big international protest in Scotland was the G8 at Gleneagles in 2005.
A couple of stories
A few of us noticed that there was always a large police presence outside Borders bookshop in Buchanan Street.
1 I asked and was told that the police had intelligence that some of the protest groups used the slogan "No Nations, no Borders," so they considered the bookshop under threat.
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Nov 6, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Scottish police "containing," climate justice marchers in Glasgow today.
#COP26 (Watch the wee girl shouting at about 20 seconds in)
Nov 6, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
George Square now (the march isn't here yet. Image Bad weather you say? Image
Oct 28, 2021 20 tweets 4 min read
Proceedings resume in the Julian Assange extradition hearing in London. Counsel for #Assange, Edward Fitzgerald QC, is continuing his submissions on why the judge in the original case was justified in relying on the evidence of psychiatrist Michael Kopelman.
"He was an impartial and reliable witness," he says.
Oct 28, 2021 18 tweets 4 min read
Back at court 4 of the Royal Courts of Justice for the second day of the Julian #Assange extradition hearing.
Proceedings due to begin at 10.30 Edward Fitzgerald QC for Mr Assange rises to begin his submissions.
He tells the court his client won't be attending today by video link.
Oct 27, 2021 28 tweets 7 min read
Proceedings resume at the Julian #Assange extradition hearing in London James Lewis QC resumes his submissions on behalf of the US government. He is arguing that the assurances given by the US govt (see morning report) can be submitted at any time during proceedings (defence say they were too late)
#Assange
Oct 27, 2021 30 tweets 7 min read
In court for the Latest Julian #Assange extradition hearing.
Now awaiting the judges.
Mr Assange is appearing via video link from Belmarsh prison. Defence have just told the court Mr Assange has asked to be excused from appearing on the video link.
Aug 11, 2021 9 tweets 1 min read
Back in court for the judgment in today's High Court hearing on the Julian Assange extradition case.
Aug 11, 2021 36 tweets 3 min read
For background, today's hearing in the Julian Assange case is a point of appeal by the US government, who are challenging an earlier ruling that they cannot contest the conclusions of the previous judge over psychiatric evidence. Mr Assange is attending via video link from Belmarsh prison.