Pete Wishart is MP for Perth and North Perthshire

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.

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

Roddy Dunlop QC @RoddyQC

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.

The Scotsman @TheScotsman

Liz Truss seeks to win over Scottish Conservatives, via @alistairkgrant
https://trib.al/eDtLjFE

Fantastic news for Perthshire. A new multi genre festival featuring Bicep, Jamie XX, Tom Misch and so many more at Scone Palace.
https://www.thenational.scot/news/20601599.otherlands-perth-kinross-music-festival-bring-1m-city-given-green-light/?ref=twtrec

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

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

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….

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.

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

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.

The National @ScotNational

Scottish peers attended the House of Lords just 50% of the time

https://www.thenational.scot/news/20583132.scottish-peers-attend-house-lords-50-per-cent-time-report-finds/

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.

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”.
http://ow.ly/FExx50K3zEA

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.

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

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

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