What has Pete Wishart been up to today?
Pete Wishart is MP for Perth and North Perthshire and a member of the Scottish National Party party.
Pete Wishart has 56788 followers on Twitter.
Always liked a good Monty Python reference and this is spot on. And there is not one of the UK parties seeking to reverse it.
Brexit is truly astonishing.
It’s gone from ‘muscular unionism’ to ‘kick their heads in full Malky’ unionism….. https://www.thenational.scot/news/20606147.tory-attempts-browbeat-scotland-will-not-save-union-ex-uk-adviser-philip-rycroft-says/?ref=twtrec
This is the Alba activist who came to protest at my office with carrots, union jacks and Stuart Campbell masks. He seems like a seriously troubled individual. https://www.thenational.scot/news/20604879.former-alba-activist-guilty-sending-abusive-messages-politicians/?ref=twtrec
The idea that the Claim of Right offers some sort of panacea to our constitutional difficulties offered by those on the fringes of our movement comprehensively dealt with here. We'll only win when we convince the majority of our fellow Scots that indy is in their best interests
I said I’d respond, so here it is. As recognised by all, so far the discussion has been calm and respectful: let it always be thus. https://twitter.com/markthehibby/status/1555529977675792384
8 years ago, at the height of the first referendum campaign I started my ‘Yes in the Square’ tour with Perthshire musicians and the Yes Bus. We tried to get round as many towns and villages in my constituency as possible. Was fantastic. Have to get the mic and PA out again….
She will tell them ‘no, never, they’ve had their referendum, ignore them, we will make it illegal, we will prescribe them, we will fight them in the glens, various other provocative bizarre aggressive proclamations’ etc….. She knows her audience.
Liz Truss seeks to win over Scottish Conservatives, via @alistairkgrant
Because it worked out so well last time…..
Here's a look at today's front page🗞️
Rishi Sunak says he will bring back Union Unit to 'beat independence'
And Nicola Sturgeon breaks silence over Liz Truss insult with cheeky tweet
Every economic crisis needs a culture war. In the 80s it was the ‘loony left’. Today, these neo Thatcherites are here to extinguish the ‘lefty woke culture’.
"I will be incredibly robust in standing up against that lefty woke culture that is trying to cancel our history, our values and indeed our women," says Rishi Sunak.
Fantastic day at the Perth Show. First time for 3 years and great to catch up with everybody.
Fantastic news for Perthshire. A new multi genre festival featuring Bicep, Jamie XX, Tom Misch and so many more at Scone Palace.
It was Gav Munro’s funeral today and the crematorium and Clearwater in Perth was bursting at the seams. If only he knew how much we loved him and wanted him to still be with us. Here’s just a taste of how good he was. https://youtu.be/WgShDH-3TkQ
Your weekly update on Alba hate. There is just so much out there. This is in response to Mike asking people to join the SNP. We have to win our independence weighed down with rubbish like this.
We better not tell her that we are intending to spend a billion, zillion quid just on the streets of Lochgelly..... https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/liz-truss-mocked-claiming-scottish-27654305?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
Maybe….? But the Tories definitely see independence as an illegitimate political aspiration which now has to be aggressively denied. We’re starting to enter very concerning political territory.
We’re already at the ‘there were no parties’ stage and she hasn’t even got the keys to number 10 yet….. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/liz-truss-never-proposed-paying-public-sector-workers-less-outside-london-brandon-lewis_uk_62ea1761e4b0c55016153dd7
The worst Prime Minister in living history with 2 total ghouls slugging it out to replace him, and they still might win. What you thinking Scotland because this isn’t good…..?
Westminster voting intention:
LAB: 35% (-4)
CON: 34% (+2)
LDEM: 13% (+1)
GRN: 7% (-1)
via @YouGov, 27 - 28 Jul
First time ‘wild swimming’. Well, as wild as swimming in a tidal pool in St Monans in August can get. @SOH12 is of course a veteran. It was actually really refreshing.
Is she intending to abolish the Joint Ministerial Committees and all the UK infrastructure that deals with managing their union too? https://news.sky.com/story/liz-truss-suggests-she-would-ignore-nicola-sturgeon-if-she-becomes-next-pm-12663818
“Nine Scottish MSPs support Liz Truss”. Is it now their intention to ignore “Sturgeon” in the Scottish Parliament? Maybe they’ll turn their backs at FMQs. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-62385757
This is spot on. We will only win our independence when we convince the majority of our fellow Scots it is in their interest. We have to focus on the here and now and what matters to people’s everyday experience.
The Claim of Right is an important part of Scottish legal and constitutional history. But it contains no magic key. Those wishing independence should focus on persuading the rest of populace and, hence, Parliament; not suggesting that there is some sort of way of an unelected/
This is exactly where they’re going. Independence is now an illegitimate political aspiration in their UK so they must start to move against the conditions that give rise to it. Independence is forbidden. For them Scottish democracy must now be defeated and taken on.
It is no longer enough to refuse another independence referendum. The next Prime Minister, be that @trussliz or @RishiSunak, must commit to reforming the devolution settlement so the SNP can't keep misusing it to undermine the UK. https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/truss-s-stance-on-scottish-independence-is-welcome-but-could-be-better
That’s him definitely in the House of Lords then…..
The Scottish people have been ‘ruling out’ the Conservatives since 1955 but they’re still here…. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/liz-truss-rules-out-scottish-27620855?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
We’re trying to take a couple of days off but a bit distracted by all the nice weather, our doggies and the great food @smokingfife in St Monans….
It's only a matter of time till the Tories start to move against the Scottish Parliament on the basis it is that which has given rise to independence sentiment. They are now consumed with removing independence as a legitimate political force.
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’
That’s really funny. The best the SNP ever did was against the so called ‘centrist’ David Cameron. These 2 slugging it out would make Genghis Khan seem like a lily livered liberal….. https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scots-mp-says-perception-of-tories-in-scotland-will-be-boosted-by-not-having-boris-johnson-3786835
What a load of absolute rubbish. All we want to do is campaign for independence with consensus, respect, inclusion and with the best values of 2020s Scotland.
Fantastic night at the opening of the Southern Fried Festival at Horsecross Perth. Tribute to Nanci Griffith with James Grant, Kirsten Adamson, Karen Mathieson and so many others.
This is so funny. They been pledging to abolish the House of Lords since the Battle of Hastings…..
Keir Starmer urged not to abandon pledge to abolish House of Lords https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/29/keir-starmer-urged-not-to-abandon-pledge-to-abolish-house-of-lords?CMP=share_btn_tw
Some of us in the @UKHouseofLords strongly support replacing it with a Senate of the Nations & Regions as part of further constitutional reform as proposed by Gordon Brown
Vulnerable minorities should now start to get seriously concerned as the Tories look set to go after the Equality Act. It looks like their culture war will be total.
Tory leadership race: Rishi Sunak vows to stop 'woke nonsense and left-wing agitators' in latest pledge http://news.sky.com/story/tory-leadership-race-rishi-sunak-vows-to-stop-woke-nonsense-and-left-wing-agitators-in-latest-pledge-12661643
Really enjoyed the Elvis movie last night even though the sequencing and pace of it rather annoyed. Thought Austin Butler was great but went from looking like Lloyd Cole to John Travolta in a matter of 3 Elvis years. Music was amazing.
Until we have the big levers of change we can only ever tinker at the edge of addressing the number of drug deaths in Scotland. https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/politics/scottish-politics/3541492/dundee-drug-deaths-cost-living/?utm_source=twitter
There's little chance we will make anything other than limited progress on drug deaths until we pull the big levers of change. The legal framework, decriminalisation, stigma, culture, support centred round safe use facilities. The Scots Affairs Committee report recommended how
NEW: The number of deaths due to drug misuse fell slightly in Scotland last year to 1,330 but was still the 2nd highest on record. 2021 is the 1st year since 2013 when there has not been an increase. Read on for main points. Full report:
To win Tory member votes in Scotland all the ‘gruesome twosome’ have to do is shout ‘No’ and ‘never’ and be ‘hard’ on the SNP pretending that somehow this will win Tory votes in Scotland. It won’t. It will lose them further votes.
As prime minister, @trussliz will not be intimidated by the grievance politics of the SNP, says @dlumsden
Scotland has more ‘Lords’ with Scottish titles or residences than it has democratically elected MPs. In my constituency there is at least 6 of them to the one of me. Scotland rejects unelected legislators. Scotland wants morning to do with this ridiculous circus.
Scottish peers attended the House of Lords just 50% of the time
Sunak has come across as singularly unpleasant, boorish and overbearing tonight. Truss has come across as someone who only has one gear, monotone and out of her depth. He lost tonight though.
This is properly disgraceful. The bill is the product of years of careful work by the Scottish law commission. On no conceivable view does it bring back either poindings or warrant sales. Having coherent property law isn’t a party political issue. https://twitter.com/jackiebmsp/status/1551501323404824576
I was pleased to announce to parliament that the Scottish Labour government would back the ending of poindings and warrant sales. Over 20 years on and the @theSNP want to bring it back in. Truly shameful. This has no place in modern Scotland. https://twitter.com/mikedailly/status/1551439959315333120
It’s almost impossible to think that Sunak doesn’t know how unpleasant he is coming across tonight. Unless Truss blows it in the next half hour this is where he lost his PM ambitions.
Geez! Rishi in desperation mode. Interrupting every few seconds and sounding petulant. Almost like he wants to hand it on a plate to Truss.
.@PeteWishart says pro-indy campaigners insulting those on the Better Together side at the 2014 referendum “did us no favours”.
How many times now? Just, please, spare us.....
Labour leader Keir Starmer has drafted in Gordon Brown to look at 'new forms of devolution'
We can not do what we did last time. Those who vote No are our fellow Scots. Our job is to gently persuade them that independence is the best way forward for our country. https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/politics/scottish-politics/3524818/pete-wishart-calls-on-yes-supporters-to-show-respect-to-unionists-in-2023-referendum-campaign/
Pleased we’ll be debating a code of conduct for Indy campaigning at conference. The abuse and disrespect showered on opponents cost us dearly and we have to campaign with consensus and respect this time. Everybody should be able to sign up to campaign with tolerance and equality
It’s like a grotesque race to see who can be the nastiest, the most illiberal and most right wing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62281041
One of the greatest ever Scottish albums reissued on vinyl (here’s the lovely blue version). Back to number 2 in the Scottish chart and top 10 in the UK vinyl chart. Trashcan Sinatras - Weightlifting. Fantastic.
Imagine if Scotland had a Labour Party like this….
Scottish Labour has been asked to explain its position after the Welsh FM said Scotland had the right to hold a second independence referendum
They are starting to get really concerning now. Not only are we traitors but we are on a par with collaborators, spies and infiltrators. It’s actually quite frightening and has to stop. But yet again, Alba leaders won’t call it out, instead they will endorse it and share it.
What a fantastic tribute to Gavin Munro. He was such a huge part of the music scene in Perth and just great company. A part of heaven will be revelling in that Americana today... https://www.smallcitybigpersonality.co.uk/Gavin-Munro
Oh, I know the answer to this one. ‘No, no, no, we decide when you can have your democracy, 40 years time, no, no, we’re in charge, you’ll have had your vote, no, not the time, never, no, you decided already, no, you’re better off with us, no, never’ etc……
What have Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss said about Scottish independence? https://news.stv.tv/politics/what-have-prime-minister-candidates-rishi-sunak-and-liz-truss-said-about-scottish-independence?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1658515087-1
Apparently it’s all the fault of France that the UK ended free movement and created a situation where all British passports have to be checked. Bloody French, eh…? https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/07/22/uk-blames-france-for-critical-incident-at-dover-port-as-travellers-face-hours-long-queues