Joanna Cherry QC is MP for Edinburgh South West

What has Joanna Cherry QC been up to today?

Joanna Cherry QC is MP for Edinburgh South West and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

Joanna Cherry QC has 120231 followers on Twitter.

In a newly-published letter, @joannaccherry and @HumanRightsCtte say the government "has failed to make the case" for axing the Human Rights Act
https://www.holyrood.com/news/view,rethink-regressive-bill-of-rights-joanna-cherry-mp-tells-dominic-raab

Julie Bindel @bindelj is a voice for a generation and an inspiration for lesbians who won’t be silenced. Join us in celebrating Julie by checking out her brilliant book. Available in all good libraries.

Great meeting @ScotParl with @ReNew_TheWorld @_KateForbes @re_blade @ScotGovNetZero @StMungosFalkirk @WoodmillHigh @TechnipFMC @alicherryanders @ACWhyteLtd @poons21 @EwanHunter @DougChapmanSNP - promoting the voices of young women post @COP26 & opening up career opportunities

Not sure which I’m enjoying more tonight - the satisfaction of seeing my ideas finally adopted despite all the nastiness or watching wrong-footed unionist politicians & others still clinging to totally redundant lines about illegal referendums. #Indyref2

This afternoon, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom received a reference by the Lord Advocate under paragraph 34 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 under the Supreme Court’s devolution jurisdiction. More information is available on our website: https://www.supremecourt.uk/news/reference-by-the-lord-advocate-to-the-supreme-court-28-june.html

Pleased the strategy I’ve advocated for has now been adopted & the legality of a @scotparl #indyref2 bill will be tested in court with a fallback position. Important to note that the political mandate to hold #indyref2 is already won. https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/20241840.uk-supreme-court-proceed-nicola-sturgeons-indyref2-case/?ref=twtrec

Today I put to @trussliz one of the many gaping holes in the U.K. Govt’s so called ‘legal position’ on the breaking of international law by the #NorthernIrelandProtocolBill. As with all the other points raised on this she had no answer. #RuleOfLaw

Julie Bindel to sue Nottingham council after talk cancelled | Nottingham | The Guardian (shows how long it is since I wrote for the Guardian. 15 year old byline pic) https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/27/julie-bindel-to-sue-nottingham-council-after-aspley-library-talk-cancelled?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A pleasure to host the founder & CEO of @TheCountessIE at Westminster to discuss issues of mutual interest re #WomensRights & similarities between Ireland & Scotland. Here we are beside the portrait of Countess Markiewicz in my office. #WeWillBeHeard

Matt Hancock has been ‘thinking hard’ about the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill and has concluded it doesn’t breach international law. He needs to think harder still. He’s wrong; his argument grossly oversimplifies and misrepresents the legal position. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fc0a4686-f56b-11ec-ad14-7b04276f4c1f?shareToken=30b769a72029a7f393621b08955046d0

Was pleased to attend the launch of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Asylum provision in Scotland to be headed by Baroness Helena Kennedy. An important development and congrats to @refugee4justice for making possible.

Fantastic ⁦@Martina interview by ⁦@bindelj⁩ in ⁦@ObsNewReview⁩
‘I’ve always tried to do the right thing rather than the popular thing’. That, Martina, is why we love you. Same goes for you Julie. #LesbianVisibilty https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/26/martina-navratilova-do-the-right-thing-interview?CMP=share_btn_tw

How can you say you support LGBT rights when you’re silencing a lesbian whose beliefs are protected in law?
You are a public body charged with managing services for ALL. You are the one demonstrating prejudice in this matter & your failing in you PSED.
#WomenWontWheesht
#WeSeeYou https://twitter.com/MyNottingham/status/1540610180920008704

🏹 My Nottingham @MyNottingham

Read our statement on why we are not allowing an event to go ahead at one of our libraries today here: https://www.mynottinghamnews.co.uk/statement-on-aspley-library-event-cancellation/

Just watched this & it was great but it made me sad that there aren’t any #lesbian only bars or clubs any more. These were such important spaces to me when I first came out. Sad that younger lesbians don’t have this. #LesbianVisibility.

Gateways Grind @GatewaysFilm

The Gateways gals are on BBC4 tonight at 9pm!

Very bad day in the global fight for women’s rights.
Women in the USA will still seek to end unwanted pregnancies. However safe abortion will be harder to access and disproportionately so for women with low incomes.

We are proud to have the indomitable @joannaccherry as a good friend of JKR’s Barmy Book Army. We love an ‘awkward sod’ around here.

Joanna joins us this Sunday, 4-5pm on Twitter, to discuss Iris Murdoch’s The Sea, The Sea. https://twitter.com/bindelj/status/1540272420342603776

Julie Bindel @bindelj

https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2022/06/why-we-should-celebrate-joanna-cherry-snp-mp

If the UK Govt wants to stay in the #ECHR it cannot pick & choose which #HumanRights it wants to observe or for whom. Their #BillOfRights will also necessitate amendment of the Scotland Act against the will of the ⁦@ScotParl⁩. https://www.thenational.scot/politics/20232266.tory-attack-human-rights-will-help-drive-support-scottish-independence/

While it remains a signatory to the #ECHR the UK Govt can’t pick & choose which rights they want to observe or for whom they should be observed. Remaining in the #ECHR needs to be done with integrity. My comments on #BillOfRights on behalf of @HumanRightsCtte

I know what it’s like to be bullied in your place of work & it’s horrible. Bullying is unacceptable and nobody, especially children, should have to face it alone. Find out what you can do to help: http://dontfaceitalone.com #SpeakOutAboutBullying @DianaAward

Thank you Alexandra MacRae of Forfar for this courteous & measured response to my comments in my @scotnational column last week re the road to #Independence & thank you for your many years of service to @theSNP & our movement. https://www.thenational.scot/politics/20226176.referendum-route-independence-full-legal-potholes/

In Strasbourg last week the @HumanRightsCtte were told that UK Govt’s threats to disengage from the #ECHR give succour to Eastern European states like Russia who don’t support #HumanRights or the #RuleOfLaw so today I asked @trussliz to wind down the rhetoric

Angry men shouting abuse at women trying to meet peacefully. At the end of this frightening clip, the man in black roars: “Go home and look after your kids!” This is no progressive movement - it’s the same misogyny of decades past. Let’s drop the “both sides are toxic nonsense”. https://twitter.com/thewomencov/status/1538516264821325824

♀️🦖The Women Coventry💚🤍💜 @thewomencov

#LetWomenSpeak @StandingforXX Speaker's Corner event in #Bristol. Some of us were there and took this video. Aggressive men rage-shouting at women. For speaking up for our rights. These #PoundShopNinjas will not silence us.

Today I asked
@PritiPatel
to withdraw her intemperate comments about the European Court of #HumanRights after they halted #Rwanda deportation flights. She declined. - Patel criticises ‘scandalous’ ECHR ruling on Rwanda deportations. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/29b1c23c-ee8f-11ec-b47a-cf598c451bbb?shareToken=13e591868466674752a3f1799ffe82cb

Today I asked
@PritiPatel
to withdraw her intemperate comments about the European Court of #HumanRights after they halted #Rwanda deportation flights. She declined. - Patel criticises ‘scandalous’ ECHR ruling on Rwanda deportations. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/29b1c23c-ee8f-11ec-b47a-cf598c451bbb?shareToken=13e591868466674752a3f1799ffe82cb

Today I asked @PritiPatel to withdraw her intemperate comments about the European Court of #HumanRights after they halted #Rwanda deportation flights. She declined. - Patel criticises ‘scandalous’ ECHR ruling on Rwanda deportations.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/29b1c23c-ee8f-11ec-b47a-cf598c451bbb?shareToken=13e591868466674752a3f1799ffe82cb

🧵I wasn’t at the SNP Westminster group meeting last week. I don’t condone the covert recording or leak. However, for some time the SNP has had significant problems in how it handles complaints. 1/2

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