Angus MacNeil is MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

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Angus MacNeil is MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

Angus MacNeil has 44070 followers on Twitter.

Tax cuts for the rich lead to higher income inequality. But they do not have any significant effect on economic growth or unemployment. Evidence for 18 OECD countries over 1965-2015 in this new paper published in Socio-Economic Review:

"The charitable sector is much stronger in richer areas,” said Lord Gus O’Donnell, a former cabinet secretary. “In poorer places...help through the charitable sector is much weaker, the amount of giving is lower, so you’re in a vicious circle, reinforcing inequality.”

My edits. https://twitter.com/FT/status/1556242668547866624

Financial Times @FT

Charities underpin the UK’s social safety net as cost of living crisis bites https://on.ft.com/3vH26dO

Follow this Summer's Uist and Barra Art on the Map trail of open studios and exhibitions, plus our Summer Show at @Taigh_C in Lochmaddy and online (show now extended until 13 August) https://uistarts.org

@D_Blanchflower Yes. But what is needed in response is a simple mechanism for mass voluntary insolvency arrangements, automatically binding on creditors - as I outlined in a thread on Friday

I’ve read the morning papers and listened to the political commentary. And what gets me is that it seems almost no one appreciates that when between 25% and 50% of all people in the UK are not going to be able to pay their bills this winter what we’re facing is systems breakdown.

75% of people in the Western Isles live on community owned land. It hasn't solved everything but it has certainly been transformational. Momentum now building in the South of Scotland. No going back... https://twitter.com/ScottishField/status/1555477820633128960

Scottish Field @ScottishField

The South of Scotland's biggest community buyout is going ahead - read all about it at https://bit.ly/3BMY8nN

Fascinating if this Luxembourg case is successful against UEFA.
Allowing clubs out of current geographical leagues.
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/celtic-rangers-alert-landmark-legal-27673099

2015: "Ireland's saints and scholars were descended from farmers and bronze metalworkers from the Middle East and modern-day Ukraine, scientists have found."

Maybe that's why you root for us, or maybe just because you're kind souls. #IrelandWithUkraine

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/irish-have-roots-in-the-middle-east-and-black-sea-scientists-discover-34319957.html

🌾 Farmers in Sri Lanka have been calling for a shift to more sustainable farming for decades. But this is not how they would have done it.

Moving to new forms of #farming takes deliberate planning and decades to manage.

Read more⤵️
https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/sri-lanka-faces-food-crisis-no-its-not-due-to-organic-farming

Rishi Sunak was "funnelling taxpayers' money to rich Tory shires" after he told party members he had been working to divert funding from "deprived urban areas.

Publicly he was for leveling-up, privately crushing the poorer areas.

Can't trust a Tory.
https://news.sky.com/story/rishi-sunak-under-fire-for-claiming-he-worked-to-divert-money-from-deprived-urban-areas-when-chancellor-12666046

Similar fun times for British sheep farmers...

EU deal: NZ can export max 38,000 tonnes of sheep meat tariff free (quota phased in over 7 years).

UK deal: NZ can export 35,000 tonnes of sheep meat tariff free, rising to 50,000 tonnes in year 5 and an infinite amount in year 16.

The EU's trade deal with NZ allows NZ to export 10,000 tonnes of beef tariff free to the EU (phased in over 7 years).

The UK's trade deal with NZ allows NZ to export 12,000 tonnes of beef to the UK in year 1, rising to 38,820 tonnes in year 10 and an infinite amount after that.

A wrong (Brexit) and moaning Jacob Rees Mogg moans about leaders in another country! 🙄😁🤣
https://news.sky.com/video/jacob-rees-mogg-says-nicola-sturgeon-is-very-often-wrong-and-is-always-moaning-12664006

GB Grid: #Imports are supplying 0.26GW (0.94%) out of 27.30GW
#Exports: 4.40GW

Interconnectors:
France: -2.06GW
Ireland: 0.14GW
Netherlands: -0.86GW
Belgium: -1.01GW
Northern Ireland: 0.21GW
Norway: -0.47GW

System Transfers:
Scot-Eng: 1.75GW
North-South: 5.91GW

Earlier @alasdairallan & I met with Transport Minister @JennyGilruth along with CalMac, CMAL, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar & the Ferries Community Board to raise concerns about MV Hebrides disruption, now due back in service on Sunday.

https://angusmacneilsnp.com/2022/08/04/allan-and-macneil-take-part-in-uig-triangle-meeting/ @AngusMacNeilSNP

“We need to move away from the ECHR definition of asylum.. it is far too broad” says Rishi Sunak

What the f*** is “far too broad” about the right to life & prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment!

& now he’s even using the term “lefty lawyers!”

Anas Sarwar refuses to recognise Scotland’s referendum mandate but the imposter’s got the nerve to state:
“The Scottish people are sovereign and have the right to determine the best form of government for our needs.”
@ScottishLabour

Staggering new chart from the IMF. We all know that increasing energy costs hit low income households hardest, but in the UK that impact will be the second biggest in the world, and the differential with the best off will also be the biggest. What is the gov’t going to do?

NEW: Liz Truss tells hustings in Cardiff Scottish Government is spending its 'entire resources' on independence. FM revealed in May the £20m set aside for the planned indyref2 next year is 0.05% of Scottish budget https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/20598973.truss-claims-snp-government-spending-entire-resources-independence/

"Consumer group Which? estimates that 5.7 million households have experienced at least one “affordability issue” in April, as cash-strapped homes struggle to cope with soaring bills and other costs." And this is before the real price rises hit. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/aug/04/almost-6m-uk-households-struggling-to-pay-telecoms-bills?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Bank of England will raise interest rates today. What I want to know is how increasing these rates will help people pay their gas, electricity, rent, mortgage, council tax, water and broadband bills? If it won't why are they deliberately making life impossible for millions?

Just imagine if NS even once ended up at this level in an interview?? We'd never hear the end of it in the biased yoon media. Yet here's #ThickLizzy at level zero grey matter on numerous occasions...btw it would be easy to add many more moments like this. https://twitter.com/jonlis1/status/1550197765904515074

Jonathan Lis @jonlis1

Sometimes, very occasionally, your imposter syndrome may be valid

What a way to treat a Doctor coming to work in NHS ... Chuck him in a cell and take away his phone!! @pritipatel ??? https://twitter.com/LewyHughey/status/1554558661216845824

You better hope you don't need this Doctor in Scotland👇 - as the far away UK Gov, are saying the Doctor cannot be in Scotland.
Are you YES yet? https://twitter.com/LewyHughey/status/1554712741373526016

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