What has Martyn Day been up to today?
Martyn Day is MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk and a member of the Scottish National Party party.
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🏴 Scotland is a nation with enormous potential, but we're being held back by Tory governments we don't vote for.
🗳️ Instead of putting up with Westminster's damaging decisions, let's put Scotland's future into Scotland's hands.
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Thanks to the Specsavers team in Linlithgow for inviting me hear about the vital work they are doing in optometry and audiology to support our NHS and patients in Scotland, and how this vital work is helping to combat loneliness and isolation in the community.
Thanks to the @Specsavers team in Linlithgow for inviting me hear about the vital work they are doing in optometry & audiology to support our NHS & patients in Scotland, & how this vital work is helping to combat loneliness & isolation in the community.
Details of an additional in-person advice surgery being held in Bo'ness. Online and telephone appointments are also available. #SNP
Calling all independent & student filmmakers – the 2022 Film the House competition has now launched! #FilmTheHouseUK http://www.filmthehouse.co.uk
You can’t keep Scotland in the Union by force. In the last four elections the SNP’s stood on a platform of holding a referendum and won each time. It’s entitled to implement its manifesto and one person in Downing Street can’t overrule an electorate.
Cross Question last night:
The Bottom Line aims to invigorate and elevate the debate on the economics of Scottish independence by setting out:
– how and why independence will deliver economic benefits
– the costs to Scotland associated with economic dependence on the UK
More at https://thebottomline.scot/
Brexit: an update (with Anna Ford)
This borders on the unbelievable - a braying English Tory mob egging on another democracy denying demagogue with no mandate here, who openly insults the woman who has that mandate. We are in a failed State, Scotland, and we need to mobilise all our energy to get out #Indyref2023 https://twitter.com/1965graeme1965/status/1554203565522051073
It's not that liz Truss said ignore Nicola Sturgeon it's the fact the British Nationalist media in Scotland - BBC, Daily Record, The Express, Daily Mail, The Sun etc will celebrate the fact she said it. Scottish people are continually being told "your democracy doesn't count"
Looks like the "love bombing" has started early this campaign. #YouYesYet #WhyNotScotland
Liz Truss says she would "just ignore" the democratically-elected leader of the second largest nation in the United Kingdom
Today we welcomed @MartynDaySNP to @PostcodeLottery HQ to meet the team and learn more about all of the charities our players support, especially in his Linlithgow & East Falkirk constituency!
So much for the Unionist lines about a voluntary union, a union of equals or a family of nations. Know your place Unionism trumps all. #YouYesYet #WhyNotScotland
Leadership favourite Liz Truss in the Sunday Telegraph completely ruling out #indyref2 if she becomes PM. Much harder line than current ‘now is not the time’
it's recess from Parliament, here's my latest take on events in the political world and the independence campaign. #Yes #SNP #independence #whynotscotland
I met with Cancer Research UK to discuss their work in Scotland.
The charity has spent nearly £30 million in Scotland over 2020/21 carrying out life changing research, with cancer deaths having fallen by 10% in the last 10 years.
#CancerResearch @CRUKScotland @CRUK_Policy
Today is #WorldHepatitisDay. I am committed to #hepcelimination by 2024 and am pleased to join the @HepatitisCTrust, the NHS & partners in celebrating all that they have achieved together, but there is still more we can do to ensure we eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland.
The 31 July deadline to renew your tax credits is approaching 🗓
If you have not renewed yet, make sure you do to avoid payments being stopped.
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If there is a change in your circumstances, report these to HMRC.
I recently visited @ArcoSafety Safety Centre in Linlithgow. The visit gave me the chance to meet some of the staff, & to hear first-hand about the specialist work they are undertaking to help businesses across the region to keep employees safe in high-risk environments at work.
Looking for your career to take off? ✈️ Edinburgh Airport is hosting a recruitment day in partnership with the DWP on Wednesday (27 July). They will be joined by partners from across the airport campus including food and beverage partners, ground handling and retail.
Like Ireland, & as UK was pre-Brexit, an iScotland could be in both common travel area and EU ie win-win free movement.
Sad thing is that if Labour wins next general election, Dover will still look like this as Starmer has embraced hard Brexit. https://twitter.com/GeorgeFoulkes/status/1550893651840143360
The Scottish/ English border would be like this if Scexit was to be implemented https://twitter.com/AngusMacNeilSNP/status/1550866343867863040
She thought it was all one way…….the disastrous anglocentric exceptionalism of #Brexit to the fore once again. https://twitter.com/pritipatel/status/1262430422954389504
We’re ending free movement to open Britain up to the world.
It will ensure people can come to our country based on what they have to offer, not where they come from.
Scotland could have built a new school every day for 50 years with the profits made from our resources. Instead we have an annual PPI bill of around £1 Billion. #BetterTogether
“If the Scottish people, or their elected representatives, have no legal means to secede, then the UK is less a union than a prison.” #YouYesYet #WhyNotScotland
It’s a measure of English self-obsession that the Scottish government has begun a legal battle for self-determination and almost nobody south of the border has noticed or cares.
This may be Johnson’s most lasting legacy: the end of the UK.
My latest https://bylinetimes.com/2022/07/15/boris-johnsons-most-lasting-brexit-legacy-may-well-be-the-break-up-of-the-uk/
If you think the problems at the UK border are caused by the French read this thread, it’s got lots of pictures to help the hard of thinking.
A story in five parts:
1. The warning
This thread is well worth a read. The UK is broken beyond repair and things aren’t going to improve. Time to leave and act for ourselves like any normal nation. #YouYesYet #WhyNotScotland
So, as a barrister specialising in EU law disputes for nearly 30 years in a very wide area of application here is my hot-take on this.Truss vows to scrap remaining EU laws by end of 2023 risking ‘bonfire of rights’ https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/22/bonfire-of-rights-truss-vows-to-scrap-remaining-eu-laws-by-end-2023?CMP=share_btn_tw
New Zealand television is completely mystified by the amazing #Brexit trade deal Liz Truss keeps boasting about. They can’t understand why she would want to make British farmers poorer and theirs richer. Even the winning side can’t fathom it. 🤷🏻♂️
Scotland needs direct “lifeline” ferry services to re-link us with Europe. Post #Brexit Britain has become the most useless, pathetic country. #Scotland can find ways to escape their madness. Don’t blame France. The solution is in your grasp. #independence
Democratic Deficit. Trapped in a voluntary Union while Unionist pretend theres no democratic route. Time to leave #Yes #independence #whynotscotland
If the #UK was still a member of the #EU these border queues wouldn’t be happening. No matter whether or not the French Border force is adequately staffed , that is the basic fact. This is yet another baleful consequence of #Brexit , to add to all the others. #YouYesYet
Good luck to all athletes taking part in this year’s Commonwealth Games, especially #TeamScotland. Let’s bring home a good haul of medals.
#Birmingham2022 #CommonwealthGames #CommonWealthGames2022
Powerful intervention by @MartynDaySNP on hunger striking Dr Abduljalil Alsingace in #Bahrain triggered a rare call by the leader of the House, backing the demands for his and other imprisoned opposition leaders’ release as well as the return of his confiscated research. #UK
Tory procurement of PPE led to billions of taxpayers' money being gifted to Tory donors, friends&contacts. When will the Tories refuse to engage in cronyism&corruption, which only serves to line the pockets of their pals?! Westminster is broken #SoarAlba #indyref2 #indyref2023
Vicky Ford MP, on #politicslive just now: “She (Liz Truss) is a complete democrat, totally believes in democracy and the freedom of people to make their own decisions.” Except for viewers in Scotland presumably.
BREAKING: Supreme Court date for indyref2 case set for 11 October https://bbc.in/3v54AT4
Today, at Boris Johnson’s last #PMQs as Prime Minister, I asked if believes in democracy and will respect the people of Scotland’s right to self-determination?
When is a mandate not a mandate? When the Tories decide, which makes the UK not even a democracy. Time to leave Scotland. #WhyNotScotland
🗣️ I only managed to get in by yelling loudly and all others unionists but I was pleased to be able to ask this question on #ScottishIndependence
🗳️ It seems Government are changing the definition of a democratic mandate.
#Democracy - it would be a good idea.
There is now every chance that Boris Johnson won’t even be the worst British Prime Minister this year.
Rishi Sunak: "The people of Darlington don't want an independence referendum."
If you don’t get this, ask mr Google. #WhyNotScotland
😛 Just leaving this here.
Interviewer: "Would you be spending a lot of your time in Scotland yourself?"
Rishi Sunak: "People can see I take that seriously... I set up the economic campus in Darlington."
🤷🏼 Darlington is over 85 miles from the Scottish border.
Previously redacted @ukhomeoffice documents show the day before Priti Patel signed the #Rwanda deal an internal memo warned "fraud risk is very high”. In terms of deterrence, the memo says lack of evidence places "the Policy as red [i.e. in terms of risk level]".
This will be the UK's fourth Prime Minister since 2016. Having stolen all of UKIP's policies, the Tory leadership are evidently now stealing their leadership style.
An expert on Radio Scotland has just revealed that Scotland doesn't just export electricity to England, but we pay more for our renewable electricity because England relies on gas-fired power stations. We're keeping their lights on *and* subsidising them.
The director general of MI5 has said “The most game-changing challenge we face comes from the Chinese Communist Party.” Yesterday, I asked the Minister how many Mandarin speakers the MOD has. Info I would expect the Minister to know when the director general has such a concern!
📽️: @BorisJohnson speech earlier summed up his time in office. Chaotic, an unhealthy relationship with the truth and complete lack of dignity. He didn't hang around to listen to my reply, he left the chamber - just as Scotland will soon leave this shambolic Westminster system.
☀️ The next couple of days are set to be exceptionally hot. Please take care and follow sensible advice - keep out of direct sun; stay well hydrated; and look out for others who may be suffering from the heat. https://twitter.com/BBCScotlandNews/status/1548606951046668288
BREAKING: Extreme Heat warning extended to east of Scotland
There was no agreement that it was once in a a generation. This was neither in the Edinburgh agreement nor the Smith Commission. Voters in Scotland are entitled to give the Scottish Govt a mandate for a referendum that was what happened. Respect democracy. https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1547952102999093251
LBC’s Iain Dale tries to explain democracy to Tom Tugendhat who lies about what was agreed in the 2014 referendum then retreats into his usual jingoism, exploiting the death of a Scottish serviceman in Afghanistan.
🏴 People in Scotland have a clear democratic right, and a clear democratic mandate, to choose their future.
🎥 Watch the second film in our #PeopleOfYes series, with Dundonians setting out why they back independence.
And any PM who is a democrat would meet with her. #IndyRef2023 https://twitter.com/BBCScotlandNews/status/1547552959726247938
Nicola Sturgeon wants to meet new PM for indyref2 talks
My latest take on events from the broken Westminster system, covering debates, votes and questions. Scotland has other options and the independence campaign steps forward with publication of "Renewing Democracy Through Independence" #Yes #SNP #independence #whynotscotland