John Nicolson is MP for Ochil and South Perthshire

What has John Nicolson been up to today?

John Nicolson is MP for Ochil and South Perthshire and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

John Nicolson has 46038 followers on Twitter.

Mix-up by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries during speech at a Rugby League World Cup event in St Helens.
“I’ve always quite liked the idea of rugby league - my long-standing memory is that 2003 drop-goal. We were drinking Bloody Marys at the time. Wow, what a moment that was.”

Nadine Dorries seems to have made a faux pas in an area covered by her ministerial brief. Can't believe I'm saying those words. #RugbyLeague #RugbyUnion #FactCheckWhatever

As Scotland ponders its future, I can’t help but feel we could be better represented as an independent country on the world stage. #indyref23

Liz Truss on #r4today sounds like a twelve year old talking about foreign news stories she's been studying at school that day.

There are some horrific search terms allowed on and by porn sites. At the #OnlineSafetyBill Committee, I raised with UK Government ministers image-based sexual abuse and child sexual abuse that are driven by some online pornography.

I’m looking forward to welcoming Google to Alloa to host a Google Digital Garage event on 8th July. I hope to meet as many local businesses and residents as possible to find out more about how digital skills can benefit the Wee County.

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"What if that other voice we all know so well responds saying 'we say no and we are the state'? Well, we say yes and we are the people." @Ianblackford_MP quotes Canon Kenyon Wright's timeless words. Right in 1990, right in 2022. #pmqs

"Scotland has already paid the price for not being independent" @Ianblackford_MP says, citing a hard #Brexit we didn't vote for, dragging us out of the #EU against our will. "We will have our referendum on independence." #pmqs

"Not Scotland. Not your debate" the Speaker says to the Scottish Labour MP. Mmm it's #PMQs which I thought was still a Union institution....

Angela Rayner reminds the Commons of Dominic Raab's debate with me on the @vicderbyshire show when I challenged him for his haughty dismissal of food bank users as folk experiencing "short term cash flow problems". #pmqs

Unwise surely for Dominic Raab to talk repeatedly about law and order at #pmqs All it does is remind the public of the chronic law breaking at the heart of government.

“Only the Scots should have a say.”

Political Commentator @MarinaPurkiss spots the “hypocrisy” of the UK government in wanting “to deny the Scots the vote to leave the Union” after years were spent settling Brexit.

@MrJohnNicolson | @ClaudiaLizaTV | #JeremyVine

Take from this a.m.'s media round is that it is so important for the SNP to have coherent and impressive perfomers at all times in front of mikes & cameras. Some are less media friendly than others.
@MrJohnNicolson & @NicolaSturgeon did good work today. Only 14 mos to go..👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

“Democracy isn’t a one-time process... it develops.”

The Supreme Court is to rule on the Scottish government's plans for a fresh independence referendum to be held next October.

But @MrJohnNicolson thinks that Scottish people are entitled to "choose [their own] future."

❝In 2014, voters rejected independence by 55%. Brexit has changed the game. Scots opposed Brexit by 62% and warily watched as the UK chose to leave the EU rather than remain stronger together, the very argument used two years earlier to convince Scots to oppose independence.❞

Scotland as seen by our European neighbours.

Today’s statement by Scotland’s First Minister @NicolaSturgeon featuring in France’s most-read daily, Le Monde: ❝In Scotland, the objective of the First Minister’s party is that the country rejoins the EU as an independent state.❞

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @NicolaSturgeon is about to set out the roadmap to Scotland's independence referendum.

🗳️ Scotland's future is up to the people who live in Scotland, not Boris Johnson and Westminster governments.

⏰ Tune in at 2:20pm today on

This afternoon First Minister @NicolaSturgeon will give a statement to @ScotParl on plans for an independence referendum.

Watch live ➡️ from 2.20pm.

How cool is Holyrood?

Bees feed on wildflowers that grow on it, bairns splash in the pools oot the front

And today, a roadmap to Independence, to turn this unique spot into a fully-fledged National Parliament in the EU 💪🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #indyref2

🦠 Figures indicate 1 in 20 people in Scotland were infected with COVID-19 last week.

🏥 Around 900 people who have tested positive are in hospital, 20 are in intensive care with the virus and 41 died last week with COVID on their death certificate.

To help stop the spread:

Scotland’s screen sector is reaching a critical mass with new studios, production projects, jobs, skills and domestic as well as global industry interest. Details in @edinburghpaper @screenscots #FilminScotland

John Nicolson MP says he could not ‘imagine a less appropriate group’ to receive funds than the sinister LGB Alliance with its long history of online abuse.

The notorious "help me Rona" debate where then Cabinet minister LibDem Alistair Carmichael, floundering, claims the Brexit referendum his party had demanded wouldn't result in Scotland being dragged out of the EU against our will. That was "scaremongering" he said. Have a listen.

Ross Colquhoun @rosscolquhoun

👀 Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael: “The only way to guarantee leaving the EU is by leaving the United Kingdom.”

PA reporting that the Prime Minister today told the Argentinian President that “the Falkland Islanders, like all people have a right to self determination.” Well, quite.

"John Nicolson MP said independent Scotland will be one of the “most progressive countries in the world” on asylum and migration."

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