Kirsty Blackman is MP for Aberdeen North

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Kirsty Blackman is MP for Aberdeen North and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

Kirsty Blackman has 27404 followers on Twitter.

Now, more than ever, it’s time to roll up our sleeves, to hit the streets and the doorsteps, to share our case and vision for an independent Scotland. The 2014 campaign was a joy to be part of. We need to redouble our efforts and convince those we failed to convince then.

🚨 BREAKING: First Minister @NicolaSturgeon Scotland’s independence referendum will be held on the 19th of October 2023.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The campaign is on! Join over half a million people and pledge your support for Scottish independence at https://www.yes.scot/signup/

📣 Scotland's future is up to the people of Scotland - and they will have their say.

🗳 @NicolaSturgeon has now set out the path to the referendum on 19 October 2023.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The campaign is on - get involved today: http://www.yes.scot/signup

One of the darkest days for women’s rights in my lifetime. Obviously the immediate consequences will be suffered by women in the US - but this will embolden anti-abortion & anti-women forces in other countries too. Solidarity doesn’t feel enough right now - but it is necessary. https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1540337190848323588

Sky News @SkyNews

Right to abortion overturned by US Supreme Court after nearly 50 years in Roe v Wade ruling http://news.sky.com/story/right-to-abortion-overturned-by-us-supreme-court-after-nearly-50-years-in-roe-v-wade-ruling-12628801

The UK Gov has failed and continues to fail to support people with the rising cost of living. @theSNP Scottish Gov, in contrast, is delivering, with the limited powers we have.

The Tories will never take this seriously enough. Scotland needs all the powers of independence.

Strong pushback from @AlexDaviesJones & @KirstySNP in #OnlineSafetyBill Committee just now re the extent of Secretary of State powers and their "profound interference" in the regime. Labour commit to returning with amendment for clause 146 at Report and vote against 147. 👏🏼1/2

Supporting the Disability Employment Charter in Westminster this evening. Thank you @DrLisaCameronMP for hosting, and all the organisations who are supporting and who are able to be present.

Just walked along the Dee and spotted some Giant Hogweed. Have alerted @AberdeenCC rangers. Please please be careful, especially if you have kids or dogs. That stuff is nasty.

Young gymnasts were starved and made to hang from the rings in punishment as part of an abusive culture in British Gymnastics, according to a damning new report https://news.sky.com/story/whyte-review-reveals-abusive-culture-in-british-gymnastics-as-young-people-starved-thirsty-body-shamed-and-punished-12635062

The Scottish Government has published the first in a series of papers, titled ‘Building a New Scotland’, the prospectus for an independent Scotland. Voters elected the biggest ever pro-independence referendum majority in last year's SP election. #indyref2 https://www.gov.scot/newscotland/

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @NicolaSturgeon is launching the case for an independent Scotland, with the first of the "Building a New Scotland" papers setting the scene.

⏰ Watch the speech live on the @scotgov channel from 11am.

‘The people of Scotland elected a Scottish Parliament with a decisive majority in favour of both independence and the right to choose.

The Scottish Parliament therefore has an indisputable democratic mandate, and we intend to honour it.’

- @NicolaSturgeon

It is time for Scotland to become independent for a fairer, wealthier, greener Scotland. Why not Scotland? https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/research-and-analysis/2022/06/independence-modern-world-wealthier-happier-fairer-not-scotland/documents/independence-modern-world-wealthier-happier-fairer-not-scotland/independence-modern-world-wealthier-happier-fairer-not-scotland/govscot%3Adocument/independence-modern-world-wealthier-happier-fairer-not-scotland.pdf?forceDownload=true

Back in the #onlinesafetybill committee this morning with @MrJohnNicolson. Working hard together to try to make this legislation better.

‘Don’t condescend me like that’ 🔥 WATCH as SNP MP Stephen Flynn bites back after Tory MP Peter Bone said Flynn didn’t ‘understand’ the Rwanda policy during Politics Live

🆕 analysis has revealed pensioners are losing nearly £5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ per year due to the UK government’s suspension of the triple lock.

@KirstySNP has said it’s “time for change”. 👇🏻

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/scots-pensioners-set-lose-500-27211620

@DPJHodges Oh that’s easy! If we can give Ukrainians visas, we can do it for others feeling war and persecution too. Let people apply for asylum without having to be on British soil and the smuggler model is broken at a stroke.

Loving the Scots word “gar” this week because yesterday I had a mental block and absolutely could not remember the English translation. 🤦🏽‍♀️

https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/gar_v2

Waiting for Johnson's reaction, where he will claim to have heard the message & that he takes responsibility but it is now time to move on and continue to misgovern the country to the best of his abilities

That result is surely the worst of all worlds for the Tories. But much more importantly: at a time of huge challenge, it saddles the UK with an utterly lame duck PM. And for Scotland, it just underlines the democratic deficit - only 2 of 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 59 MPs have confidence in the PM. https://twitter.com/jonsopel/status/1533902346543054850

Jon Sopel @jonsopel

That is a BIG vote against the prime-minister. Anyone who says this over is kidding themselves

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland hasn’t had any confidence in the Conservative Party for over 65 years. That continues to be the case - Scotland has no confidence in Boris Johnson.

👉 We'll just leave this here: https://www.snp.org/join/

Dear @ScotTories

The views of the people of Scotland are clear. Will your MPs vote for the Prime Minister to go tonight?

Every time I gather medicinal skybrush in Horizon Forbidden West I sing it to the tune of “My name is Angelica Schuyler”… “my name is medicinal skybrush… Alexander Hamilton, where’s your family from, unimportant, there‘s a million things I haven’t done”.

I set out our multi-year spending plans today, allocating almost £200bn on frontline services, with investment to tackle child poverty, grow the economy and transition to net zero. Here are some important details: /1

📣 “We don’t need growth for growth’s sake. We need to make sure we listen to people and empower communities.”

@KirstySNP, at a #ProgressToYes panel on the future of energy, emphasising we need a Just Transition to drive community wellbeing.

Heading to @AIMAberdeen Progress to Yes this morning, cannot wait to see all these wonderful people 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 💛

What a weekend! Absolutely loved the @GrampianPride village yesterday. So nice to catch up with old friends and also to meet some new people I’ve only known online 🏳️‍🌈

We are going paperless with our conference booklet! Digital leaflets (PDF) will be sent to attendees soon. Meanwhile, you can view the PNG format for your own convenience here too.

If UK Gov replaces the energy plan it only announced 3mnths ago, it’s presumably because (as we said) it won’t work. Remember when they had to re-announce 5 different versions of furlough before doing as we originally asked? Same problem: UKG don’t see the realities people face.

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