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Now the GE is done and dusted, and with MP’s returning to Parliament today to begin being sworn in, we’ve locked the GE Thread last night, and you can now use this one for any Westminster related stuff.

Anything Brexit related will be moved to the ongoing Brexit Thread!

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This one is for you Richard

https://www.newstatesman.com/world/europe/2020/12/sweden-s-covid-19-failures-have-exposed-myths-lockdown-sceptics


We will never know what would have happened here - well maybe we are now with the high cases.

Cases have increased now, as they will with more testing, but deaths are on average.
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Wee nippy broke the rules - Nicola Sturgeon 'broke Covid rules at funeral' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-55419564

She’s not exempt - so since she went on and on about Cummings maybe she should lead by example and resign.
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Several Brexit party ex MEPs seem to think a deals been made tonight. A really bad one, especially for fish, in exchange for reopening the borders.
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1375345/Brexit-news-latest-fishing-lord-frost-quota-barnier-eu-news-brussels-trade-talks-deal

We need a deal and any deals better than no deal right now. Problem is it looks like a complete sell out and not really a Brexit at all.
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Article in Telegraph notes that the difference in the the two camps on fishing is less than the cost of Paul Pogba-all down to the French.

There is no unity in the EU in a crisis-it’s every man for himself
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No real surprises there, just the French being the French. Excellent time for Brexit, they sell more to us than we sell to them. All we need is a strong leader will balls......
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Yup-I think commonsense will prevail here.We need their market to sell the fish and don’t have enough boats anyway.Whg don’t they just call it a European fleet, hand out licences/quotas, and we retain ownership of the water?
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Looks like the start of something important is happening in Russia. Good on em. *#£& Putin!
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The irony of Sturgeon saying ‘He’s frightened of democracy’ regarding Boris and her push for another Independence Referendum...
References
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She can’t keep out the Headlines!

Terrible vaccination figures for Scotland over the weekend. Shame they’ll be whitewashed by the demotion of Joanna Cherry today!

Fancy this too (From the attached link):

The SNP's reshuffle gives roles to every MP except the three seen as closest to former first minister Alex Salmond: Ms Cherry, East Lothian MP Kenny MacAskill and Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil.

The next few weeks will be fun with the upcoming submissions from Salmond and Sturgeon into the Inquiry!
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It's beautiful stuff, for the first time they've had a steady lead in the Indy polls, but now they've decided to tear themselves apart :)

The cybergnats are all gnashing about "toary plants aye" but what's that saying about each political movement containing the seeds of its own destruction? One of Joey Essex's deeper quotes that.
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With Labour trailing in the polls it looks like Starmer hasn't been able to purge the old left of left, so it appears he is now a dead man walking.

They wan't McDonnell back as Party leader, Bojo will be loving it.
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Like him or not, he's on the money with this one.

Galloway: The epic battle within the Scottish Nationalist movement will leave Sturgeon flapping on the deck of a sinking ship

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/516083-galloway-scotland-sturgeon-uk/
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The role of Andrew Neil and The Spectator needs applauded in this whole episode too:
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  1. 21-02-2021 11:20
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Gorgeous George is always value for money, whether you agree with him or not.
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Whilst not their biggest fan in the past I don't think that the Tories will come out of the whole pandemic situation too badly, I don't think that they could have done much more and yes mistakes happened but given a choice at the time of having Corbyn deal with the situation would have ben a disaster as he would have sent all of the vaccinations to Argentina, Bolivia or wherever his newest campaign was targeted at.

Even Brexit has been sorted - imagine if their was no pandemic and we were all on here gan radge about bananas going up four pence a pound and horror stories of some poor sod having to wait a couple of weeks extra to get their passport sorted.
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Hurrah!
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Whilst not their biggest fan in the past I don't think that the Tories will come out of the whole pandemic situation too badly, I don't think that they could have done much more and yes mistakes happened but given a choice at the time of having Corbyn deal with the situation would have ben a disaster as he would have sent all of the vaccinations to Argentina, Bolivia or wherever his newest campaign was targeted at.

Even Brexit has been sorted - imagine if their was no pandemic and we were all on here gan radge about bananas going up four pence a pound and horror stories of some poor sod having to wait a couple of weeks extra to get their passport sorted.



What a load of rubbish!
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Thank God the Tories brought in Kate Bingham in to run the Government Vaccine Taskforce. One thing is certain Corbyn wouldn't have done that. He'd have set up a committee of civil servants to procure vaccines.

And were Starmer Prime Minister, we'd be part of the European Medicines Agency with just 3% of the population vaccinated, just like other members of EMA, which would be an even worse outcome than even Corbyn would have managed.
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Thank God the Tories brought in Kate Bingham in to run the Government Vaccine Taskforce. One thing is certain Corbyn wouldn't have done that. He'd have set up a committee of civil servants to procure vaccines.

And were Starmer Prime Minister, we'd be part of the European Medicines Agency with just 3% of the population vaccinated, just like other members of EMA, which would be an even worse outcome than even Corbyn would have managed.



One things for sure, after the Tories jettisoned all their clever politicians we now have a bog brush in charge who gave contracts to their mates and 120,000 dead - it's hard to see anyone else doing as badly
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The significance on the next couple of weeks should not be underestimated. If sleazy Salmond wins, Nickerless has no alternative but to resign, thems' the rules !!

If Knickerless resigns, the Scottish Independence movement is gone, for ever.

Whatever the outcome, it should be compelling politics.

Typically Scottish, they always turn on each other, always have and always will.
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The big issue within the SNP now is how transphobic you are rather than independence. They've went full 'Brent Council' on the self identification - now if you reckon a bearded sex pest called Keith shouldn't be allowed to self declare as a female to get a cushy sentence in a women's prison (where they can sex pest some more) you're a big transphobic [censored]
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Silentone that explains why folk turn on each other on here after poor results . Its the historical dna !!
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Silentone that explains why folk turn on each other on here after poor results . Its the historical dna !!



Just waiting for mine to come back from that Ancestry lot. If there's any Jock in me, it's Wetheral Viaduct next stop :)
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Carlisle used to be in Scotland so you probably have. I am pleased i only lived in Carlisle for 7 days ?
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If you're Carlisle born and bred there is every chance that you have a lot of Scottish ancestry.

I think it was Charles Dickens who visited Carlisle in the mid 19th century and remarked upon the number of Scottish inhabitants of Carlisle at that time.
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By the latest maneuvers, it looks like the SNP are hanging on by their finger nails in the fight to save any chance of an Independence movement. Very Trumpesque........
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Aye, they’re ramping up their efforts...

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If this skeleton get's put in the wardrobe, then it's unlikely London will allow an Independence vote. However, I think Knickerless knows that.

She is fryed, as it's not going away, the old letch will make sure of that.
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Rumours of this line-up now?

Friday - Salmond

Monday- Lord Advocate

Wednesday- Sturgeon
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She's already made her gambit, "where's the proof" and those wonderfull words " i don't remember "

Erm it's in the hands of the The Crown Office, but they won't release it.....

So, without the release he has no political immunity protection at the hearing, so if he ploughs on regardless, he opens himself up for prosecution. which in my view, is what he may do, let's wait and see.

One thing is for sure, Independence is well and truly down the toilet now.

I suppose it all depends what the deal makers are doing behind the scene's.
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