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.
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Member of Parliament for Ochil & South Perthshire. SNP Shadow Culture Secretary. 🏴🇪🇺🏳️🌈 Journalist. Mail to John.Nicolson.email@example.com
On the principal subject currently at stake, a referendum, the argument is not with Sturgeon but with the Scottish people, who voted her into office. It’s therefore an argument he can’t win. It’s astonishing the Tories can’t understand how damaging this is. https://twitter.com/rishisunak/status/1555860121250668544
I want to take on Nicola Sturgeon and I want to win the argument. We have to hold the SNP to account for its record.
As PM I would care about citizens everywhere and make sure that people in Scotland get the schools, the health service that they deserve.
Absolutely shocking. This would have been made illegal by the #ZachsLaw I fought for (and which the UK Government said it had accepted) as part of the #OnlineSafetyBill However passage of the Bill has been delayed by the Government suddenly and without explanation.
Our Twitter account has been targeted in the last 24 hours by trolls sending flashing images to trigger seizure. Please read the safety info below and let us know if you have been affected. Trolls won’t win #staysafe #ZachsLaw https://twitter.com/epilepsysociety/status/1491133480385798145
Lovely to be out and about in beautiful #Clackmannan today - one one of my favourite places in my constituency. The 16th Century Tolbooth and the mysterious Mannan Stone looking especially atmospheric today.
To no one's great surprise as #BorisJohnson rewards sycophancy and incompetence. #NadineDorries perfectly exemplifies both.
Exc: Nadine Dorries has told colleagues she plans to stand down in October, as PM prepares to offer her a peerage – and hand his successor an early by-election headache.
The Times’ expose of the conspiracy theory cranks who now shout ‘groomers’ at Drag Queen Story Hour has zero awareness of the role that The Times itself has had in creating this situation with its constant attacks on LGBTQ+ people and institutions
Sounds fantastic! @AliceStrang @lachlangoudie @bookmarkblair @LyonandTurnbull
I can't wait to be 'in conversation' with @lachlangoudie about his terrific @thamesandhudson book 'The Story of Scottish Art' @bookmarkblair on Saturday 8 October, sponsored by @LyonandTurnbull. Info and to book tickets here: https://bit.ly/3SugQ9A #scottishart #artist #author
I’ve expressed longstanding concerns about the behaviour of #NadineDorries online. Wildly intemperate & frequently abusive it’s absurd she’s the Cabinet minister responsible for online safety - and disturbing the #OnlineSafetyBill grants her more powers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62369858
Ready for Rishi says he’ll “hold the SNP to account”. The electorate do that at elections. Last year @theSNP won more votes than any party in Holyrood history. The Tories haven’t won a Scottish election since the 1950s. #Indyref2023
Sunak says Sturgeon must not be ignored after Truss calls first minister an 'attention seeker' https://trib.al/5pIHj7f
What could possibly go wrong? #BrexitReality
'Brexit bonus' plan to allow motorists to drive HGVs without extra tests to help solve driver shortages https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/brexit-bonus-plan-to-allow-motorists-to-drive-hgvs-without-extra-tests-to-help-s/
Ignore the weird placard holding mannequins with rictus grins. He can’t spin his way out of what we all heard him say. He was speaking in Tunbridge Wells - not known for its deprivation. And he was boasting about taking money from the poor to give to the rich. Not #Ready4Rishi
"I was making the point that deprivation exists right across our country and it needs to be addressed".
Rishi Sunak responds to claims he worked to divert money from 'deprived urban areas' when chancellor.
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I have one ticket for this Sunday’s sold out show in the #AbbaVoyage arena in London. Let me know if you are interested! Drop me a DM. #Abba #IStillHaveFaithinYou
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Could not believe my eyes. The future of music.' @EveningStandard
Book your tickets now for #ABBAVoyage - A concert like no other.
Spotted this cute seal in beautiful Argyll. I think s/he might be a bit of an attention seeker 🦭😉
Tory values in a sound bite. #RishiSunak boasting of his success removing money from the poor in order to give it to the rich.
Just Rishi Sunak bragging about channelling money away from “deprived areas” toward wealthy Tory shires
Ever feel 'Better Together' may have lied to you? While Scotland's pensioners face fuel poverty in the UK, independent Norway's pensioners benefit from the largest sovereign wealth fun in the world. #indyref2
Fact #30 - As part of the UK, households pay up to £189 less on their energy bills. http://better.tg/U5o2e0 #indyref
It's Westminster recess so my chance to get out and about in my beautiful constituency. Great to meet the team at the #Clackmannan Development Trust and hear about their exciting future plans.
She’s not being criticised for views she had at 19. She’s being criticised for still being a flip flopping opportunist at 49. #Liz4Leader
'Will the real Liz Truss please stand up?'
The Tory leadership candidate is asked by @KayBurley why she has done a U-turn on so many different issues.
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An elegant riposte. They’re beyond vulgar. #ToryLeadershipContest
"There's nothing that I could say about either of them that they haven't already said about each other"
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford responds to comments made by Tory leadership hopefuls Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss about him and his government
Good choice of ‘hood for your pal Ally. Shoreditch, Whitechapel, and Spitalfields especially cool I hear….. @Historic_Ally
Hey london pals - a good friend is looking for a flat share in your city (east London ideally) fae October
Anyone looking for a cool Scottish Flatmate?
Starmer’s broken promises:
🥀 Increase income tax rate for top 5%
🥀 End private outsourcing in NHS
🥀 Nationalise rail, mail and water
🥀 Defend free movement
🥀 Support trade unions
🥀 Abolish the House of Lords
🥀 Close relationship with 🇪🇺
Making cement based plasters extra hard is not a solution for salt problems. They make it so much worse.
Permeable lime base plasters, or alternatively clay based plasters are far superior.
The lazy incompetence of the Tories is shameful. They don’t even try to hide their disdain as families across Scotland struggle. #Indyref2023
"I'm at the treasury, the chancellor isn't."
@PGMcNamara discusses the absence of Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi as the Bank of England raises interest rates, forecasting a recession.
If it ain’t broke etc.
Channel 4 News audience share has grown 23% on last year and 56% among 16-34s, according to audience research on first 29 weeks of 2022. Suggests in turbulent times (Ukraine, political and economic crisis) people still seek long form, analytical and challenging news.
Even Scots who don't agree with independence, generally recognise that Nicola Sturgeon is a dedicated public servant. That's why Liz Truss's personal attack is causing so much offence. I think @itvnews @Channel4News @BBCNews failure to cover it was a mistake.
I have one ticket for this Sunday’s sold out show in the #AbbaVoyage arena in London. Let me know if you are interested! Drop me a DM. #Abba #IStillHaveFaithinYou https://twitter.com/ABBAVoyage/status/1532368269306384386
The wait is over.
An extended look at #ABBAVoyage – the concert that has to be seen to be believed.
What a run from Eilish McColgan to win the Commonwealth Games 10,000m title 32 years after her mum! 🏴
And a Games record too!!!
#TeamScot #TimeForHeroes #B2022
She's insulted Scotland so clearly time to move on to Wales. She seems determined to kill off the Union. #Liz4Leader
Fresh from her warm words about Sturgeon, Truss calls Mark Drakeford "the low energy version of Jeremy Corbyn."
What a grimly sleekit crowd the Tory high command is.
Sajid Javid endorses Liz Truss in fresh blow to Rishi Sunak’s campaign https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/aug/03/sajid-javid-endorses-liz-truss-in-fresh-blow-to-rishi-sunaks-campaign?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Ugh. She's a disciple of Johnsonian mendacity. Far from being "honest with the public" she claimed the policy she's now abandoned had been "misrepresented" by her Tory opponent #RishiSunak She's the antithesis of honest.
“I cancelled the policy. I did it straight away. I was decisive. And I was honest with the public about what I was doing”
Conservative leadership contender Liz Truss says her public sector pay policy was "misrepresented"
I'll be there.
Programme idea : Don't Mock the Week. In which politicians and columnists compete to tell us why comedians are rubbish and should be cancelled
Jesus was misrepresented,but forgave his accusers & got on his cross.
Liz Truss was misrepresented about regional pay & has rightly moved on.
It was spiteful northerners who misrepresented Liz but like Jesus she will forgive them & keep levelling them up.
Liz is a great Leader✅
If that Brandon Lewis performance in any way reflects #LizTruss thinking it's as jumbled and incoherent as many suspect. All tinged with a hint of aggression. @MishalHusain had him for breakfast on #r4today
Brandon Lewis defending Liz Truss' statement that she'll "ignore Nicola Sturgeon" but agreeing that she'll need to sit down and talk to Nicola Sturgeon. The jumble of words he's spewing is largely meaningless on #r4today
Brandon Lewis on #r4today blaming #RishiSunak for the #LizTruss policy mess yesterday. All very Boris Johnson. Always someone else's fault.
Our Nordic office will officially open later this month.
Ahead of the launch, office head Katrine Feldinger discusses Scotland’s close connection with the region.
Glad I was able to contribute 7 seconds to @Channel4News tonight.
Worst PM in living memory. Cost of living crisis. And Labour is losing support. Dismal. #Indyref2023
Westminster voting intention:
LAB: 35% (-4)
CON: 34% (+2)
LDEM: 13% (+1)
GRN: 7% (-1)
via @YouGov, 27 - 28 Jul
More absurdity from Lambeth Palace as the Archbishop of Canterbury says that gay love is a sin but is relaxed about churches blessing that sin. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/02/justin-welby-affirms-validity-of-1998-declaration-that-gay-sex-is-a-sin?CMP=share_btn_tw
She’s not telling the truth. Her policy was not misrepresented. It was quite clear. Here’s what she said. #LizTruss
"I never had any intention of changing the terms and conditions of teachers and nurses. But what I want to be clear about is I will not be going ahead with the regional pay boards”
Liz Truss says her policy on regional pay boards has been “misrepresented”
Thank you Bob. I really appreciate that. @JeremyVineOn5
@MrJohnNicolson @JeremyVineOn5 Well done John. It's a pleasure watching our MP speak so lucidly and truthfully in the current political climate.
Two internets. The latest idea from #LizTruss who seems determined to prove that she’s the dimmest candidate ever to run for high office in a major political party.
It was always obvious #Brexit was going to be a disaster. And it's been a catastrophe. One foisted on Scotland by the Tories and now supported by Labour. Here's a reminder of what they said. #Indyref2023
Brexit: an update (with Anna Ford)
It’s absolutely astonishing that anyone thinks #LizTruss is up to the job of being Prime Minister. Gaffe after gaffe after gaffe.
Liz Truss U-turns over public sector pay row after backlash from Conservatives http://news.sky.com/story/liz-truss-u-turns-over-public-sector-pay-row-after-backlash-from-conservatives-12664147
Thank you Trish. That’s kind of you to say. Always fun to do #JeremyVine @JeremyVineOn5
@MrJohnNicolson @SallyCheyne37 Glad you were on #JeremyVine John. Especially regarding, 'once in a generation ' very well said! 👏👏🏴
One week ago #PennyMordaunt said a vote for #LizTruss was tantamount to the “murder” of her party. Today she’s endorsing the ‘murderer’ #Liz4Leader She is the very definition of unprincipled. How can anyone take these sleekit people seriously?
There’s been a battle in the Tory Party between unionists & English nationalists. Brexit was a turning point. The unionists have lost. The deeply discourteous tone adopted by #LizTruss and the applause from Tory activists show they’ve given up on Scotland in the Union. #indyref2
"No, no, no" to another Scottish independence referendum says Conservative leadership candidate Liz Truss, calling Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon "an attention seeker" and saying the 'best thing to do is to ignore her'.
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Coming up shortly on @JeremyVineOn5 talking #Liz4Leader
Libby Weightwatcher focusing on the main issues of the day. Best wishes to you and the whole 30207268 family Libby.
@gbs2u @MrJohnNicolson I see the SNP front bench has its full complement of fatties...
Tory leadership candidate #LizTruss on “attention seeking”.
The 2014 Better Together ‘love bombing’ of Scotland seems like a very distant memory. “Don’t leave us, lead us” etc. How’s that working out? #Indyref2023
Liz Truss says she would "just ignore" the democratically-elected leader of the second largest nation in the United Kingdom