What has Owen Thompson been up to today?
Owen Thompson is MP for Midlothian and a member of the Scottish National Party party.
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Member of Parliament for Midlothian. SNP Chief Whip. Views are my own, retweets not endorsement. I am a geek, tweets will often reflect this.
Thank you to the Danderhall Guerrilla Gardeners for inviting me to the unveiling of the memorial for child miners. Midlothian Council is committed to keeping our mining history alive, the work that has been done on this over the past year is a testimony to our community ⛏👷
I’ve been staring at this for a day now. Is it real? Is this genuinely something our possible next Prime minister said? Are “numbers” not proper maths any more? Are “shapes”… woke? https://twitter.com/trussliz/status/148813032645083136
Next , let's replace "number" and"shape" in Maths curriculum with proper terms like "arithmetic" and "geometry".
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I spoke to @ScotNational about the PM and Starmer going AWOL while the economy burns.
No surprise for Johnson, but depressing that the UK's future holds either visionless Starmer, Thatcher fancy-dress, or the Chancellor under whom this mess started.
👇 The contempt shown for Scotland by Liz Truss on display, followed by cheers from Tory members.
The pretence of this union being made up of equal partners is being buried every day by Westminster and this Tory government.
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"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.
Midlothian’s new Mental Health Resilience Service (MHARS) offers same-day direct access to mental health and wellbeing support. Free, compassionate & confidential. Call 0800 118 2962, 8am-10pm daily.
@MidlothianHSCP @penumbra_scot @midspaceTweets
The deadline for the @scotgov consultation on improving victims’ experiences of the justice system is extended to 19 August.
The consultation gives you a chance to have your say on important reforms that empower and protect victims of crime.
See more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3PaJw4V
🥀 Keir Starmer broke his promises, backs a hard Brexit, and is denying Scottish democracy.
👇🏼 Labour have become a pale imitation of the Tories, and Scotland deserves a better future.
Andy Bonnes (57) has been reported missing from Lundin Links. He was last seen around 9am on 02/08. Andy left in a black Ford Focus DF13ONC.
Any information to help us trace Andy would be much appreciated. RT please
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The #CostOfLivingCrisis could be about to go from bad to worse for tenants whose bills are included in their rent - all thanks to the UK Government's free market dogma.
A thread 👇
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Sturgeon has greater democratic legitimacy in her big toe than Truss will ever enjoy until she stands at a general election. We are seeing vanity get the better of what might in the end I suspect be very limited judgement 4/4
Great advice for students who have or are applying for our Associate Degree: HNC Social Sciences. 👇 https://twitter.com/saastweet/status/1554112331147161600
Forgot to apply for a student loan in your SAAS application? No problem! Here’s how you can apply!
👇 Liz Truss has made crystal clear the partnership of equals Scotland was promised in 2014 was a sham.
❌ Firing cheap shots to grab headlines is straight out of the Trump playbook and reveals the contempt Westminster has for the democratic choices people in Scotland make.
It’s time to be #BetterSafeThanTumour
Today we launch our new signs and symptoms campaign to raise awareness and empower people to act if they suspect they might have a brain tumour.
You know what to do 👇🌹
#COTR // #cinchL2 https://twitter.com/spfl/status/1554033557508587524
📸 @CelticFC lift the @cinchuk Premiership flag.
📸 @CoveRangersFC's Mitch Megginson celebrates.
📸 @KilmarnockFC celebrate their return to cinch Premiership.
📸 @BonnyriggRose celebrate making it 2-0 on their cinch League 2 bow!
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Court Judgment #JagtarSinghJohal thread 🧵 1/5
The courts decision is a clear travesty of justice; in the almost 5 years that I have been supporting Jagtar's family in #Dumbarton have always maintained his innocence.
@SikhPA @SikhFedUK @sikhsinscotland
Footballers are role models in our communities & it's not ok to have someone in this position who has been convicted of appalling acts of domestic violence.
This shameful decision sends a clear message of disregard to domestic abuse survivors across Midlothian, & beyond. https://twitter.com/Mid_Advertiser/status/1552621892854419456
The 37-year-old midfielder was released from his contract at Penicuik Athletic in May after he pleaded guilty to attacking his partner, Celtic women’s footballer Lisa Robertson (30). https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/anger-over-whitehill-welfares-signing-of-convicted-abuser-paul-tansey-3785209
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So now @UKLabour, founded by the trade unions, sacks MPs who actually support trade unions in struggle. Extraordinary. Scotland take note: no one at Westminster will defend or protect us from this continual drift to the right. We need our future in our own hands. #SolidarityRMT
NEW: Boris Johnson writes to liaison committee about 2018 meeting with ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev at Italian villa while he was Foreign Sec.
“This was not a formal meeting, nor something that was pre-arranged… As far as I am aware, no Government business was discussed”.
“As far as I am aware, no Government business was discussed”
A close reading of Boris Johnson’s letter about the Lebedev meeting
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Taking back control of our borders
During the summer recess I'll be out and about across #Midlothian doing constituency surgeries - please contact the office to book. 👇🏻 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 285 8283
After a long campaign I am delighted the #IstanbulConvention on #ViolenceAgainstWomen has finally been ratified by the UK Gov. Disappointed they chose to opt out of important protections for migrant women - these reservations must be lifted. #AllWomenMeansAllWomen @ICChangeUK
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The UK has ratified the @CoE Istanbul Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence.
Ratification is a signal of the UK’s continuing commitment to stand up for the rights of women and girls around the world.
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You still have time to grab your Whitehill Welfare season ticket for the 2022/23 season. Your season ticket will get you access to all 15 EoSFL 1st Division league games(cup games are excluded from the ticket)
But for £50 you’ll struggle to find a cheaper season ticket anywhere.
Scottish Labour has been asked to explain its position after the Welsh FM said Scotland had the right to hold a second independence referendum
MURRAY FOOTE 'It is seriously dangerous territory into which the Tories and Labour have strayed. To arbitrarily deny a legally mandated referendum in Scotland risks the breakdown of democracy itself. It's ill-judged, illiberal and ill-fated.' #Indyref2
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For taking back control read creating chaos @BorisJohnson and the Tory Govt own this shambles. With the Northern Ireland protocol bill going through Westminster, relationships with the EU have fallen of a Brexit cliff edge. https://twitter.com/Andrew_Adonis/status/1550409573734948864
The Dover chaos is directly linked to Brexit because passport controls now take so much longer with the need to stamp every passport!
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.@ThomasCArthur has launched the review of the Community Empowerment Act.
This will consider how local communities can have more of a say over how local public assets are used, taking on ownership or management of land or buildings, and delivery of services to community members
Exc: leak of documents seen by @tortoise reveals Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev's businesses in Crimea breached EU sanctions for years.
Evgeny, Lord Lebedev was personally in breach while an EU citizen and before ownership transferred back to his father.
4 weeks until the start of #edfringe and the return of A War of Two Halves after three years, alongside @sweetfashow at Tynecastle Park.
Watch it. He has no confidence in his own argument. A man, devoid of political & public speaking skills but well in with the Tories , gets a titlebut then finds himself sent in to bluff with a losing hand ( and fails abysmally to do so ) . https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1549786707997982720
The Greens Natalie Bennett makes the case for Scotland’s referendum. It’s refuted by Lord Malcolm Offord who was roundly rejected in the 2021 Scottish election but entered the House of Lords on the back of his donations to the Tory party. This isn’t democracy. It’s outrageous. https://twitter.com/YES2ErskineMike/status/1549768229945573377
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Darlington isn’t in Scotland.
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Liz Truss has just become the bookies' favourite to become Britain's next Prime Minister.
Here's a reminder of some of her finest moments.