What has Peter Grant been up to today?
Peter Grant is MP for Glenrothes and a member of the Scottish National Party party.
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Watching Question Time, Tories / Labour falling over themselves to oppose democracy in Scotland. Unionist visitor Fraser Nelson dropping in from the London based media to bolster their case. It is not working, the audience is winning for yes, articulate and well informed
Memo to Unionist audience packers.
Don’t pick a leading activist who is on first name terms with the SNP panel member and tell them to pretend to be an ordinary guy in off the street.
📺 @AngusRobertson outs a "leading Tory activist" in the #bbcqt audience, and then completely dismantles the anti-democratic arguments.
Regardless of whether you're Yes, No, Labour, Tory or undecided, Scotland's future should be up to the people - not politicians - to decide.
“We keep electing them. You need to wake up and smell the coffee”
This #bbcqt audience members dismisses arguments that the SNP are a one-issue party and points to their share of the votes in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon took a gamble announcing the referendum date so far in advance the unionists might run out of idiotic arguments that increase support for Independence.
Having wathced them for ten minutes on @bbcquestiontime I’m reassured there’s no danger that will happen.
“In 2014 I was a yes voter and my English husband voted no - 2023, I’m a yes voter again and guess what my husband is going to be voting?”
This #bbcqt audience member outlines why she believes pro-union voters have changed their minds on independence, adding “bring it on”.
Why on earth would a party founded to gain independence "go straight back to talking about independence?" https://twitter.com/itvpeston/status/1542267244553637888
“For the SNP to just go straight back to talking about independence is really not fair on the country”
@kimleadbeater rejects new calls for #indyref2, saying Scottish people need the same help that those in the rest of the UK needs.
Number of times @AngusRobertson interrupted Lab or Tory reps talking about Independence = 0.
Number of times they tried to shout down Angus Robertson while he was speaking = 4.
There’s yer Respect Agenda right there.
I’ve never thought of myself as a nationalist, I would just like to live in an independent Scotland. #indyref2
Walking and hillwalking aren't a 'silver bullet' to improving mental health but it can play a key role for some people in getting there.
Why not make it your goal to walk up a hill or mountain this summer? Join a local walking group and make some new friends while you're at it! https://twitter.com/MountainsMM/status/1542563034081775616
Walking & hillwalking can improve mental health, including anxiety and depression.
@PathsforAll, @Mountain_Scot and @ramblersscot all list local walking groups you can join on their websites.
Watch the full video below on Facebook ➡️ https://fb.watch/dZBBejEW8K/
Tory Craig Hoy “I don’t think there should ever be an independence referendum”.
Fiona Bruce “So what should be the mechanism for the Scottish people to have a say?”
Craig Hoy “It’s not up to me to come up with an answer to that”.
@NicolaSturgeon 📣 @NicolaSturgeon to Douglas Ross: "Policing is clearly a priority for this government.
I think that's demonstrated by the fact that in Scotland we have 32 officers per 10,000 people - that compares to 23 in Tory-run England. I think that speaks for itself." #FMQs
Suddenly rather relevant. https://twitter.com/bbcdebatenight/status/1537191018436640768
“It’s a long-term vision of a different way of working, than having a marketised society, which is what English voters seem to be quite happy to do. We’re not”
Journalist @LesleyRiddoch argues indyref2 could allow Scotland to harness its potential. #bbcdn
I grew up in a 2 up 2 down terrace with my siblings. My dad worked down the mines and mum had two jobs.I got a job at a solicitors as a court clerk. I self funded myself through university and am now a partner in my own firm .I apologise to @DominicRaab for bettering myself
*Checks panel names*
Yip, there’s a right wing journalist on.
On Question Time tomorrow night, Fiona will be joined be @AngusRobertson, @CraigWHoy1, @GlasgowPam, @susie_mccabe and @FraserNelson.
Join us and a studio audience from Inverness at 10.40pm on @BBCOne. #bbcqt
The fact that there are so many suggestions as to who this story is about tells you everything you need to know.
Profits of doom latest in the new Private Eye: meet the man who took a £47m pay-packet from the pandemic - supplying PPE that wasn’t good enough to be used! New issue in shops now.
From a UK government that promised to stop rewarding failure.
Gavin Williamson has taken a £50,000-a-year second job as an education adviser — less than a year after leaving the role of education secretary https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/3f8137fa-f803-11ec-84c1-32e852e780b0?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1656586055-1
Global Britain latest.
Of course @Douglas4Moray will be telling them they had their vote last year and he’s refusing to take part in a pretendy election.
Tory MPs say plans afoot for "rebel slate" of candidates to be nominated for 1922 committee next week - election expected 13 July.
“It’s much more coordinated this time. We're working right across the party on electing a committee that would keep the whips' lackeys at bay".
And as you are persisting in your smears @amcarmichaelMP here it is again : https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13214987.carmichael-urged-stand-mp-accepting-responsibility-leaking-dirty-tricks-memo/
A lot noise and deflection from Unionists the last 24 hours. Still not a single one is able to give a credible alternative route to Independence. If the democratically elected Scottish Gov aren’t able to hold a Referendum that they have continually been elected to hold then what?
“Isn’t it #Brexit” asks Justin Webb on shortage of workers to pick fruit “haven’t we shot ourselves in the foot?” Robert Goodwill Con MP falsely claims we’ve enough British workers to do the work. Not true. We have more vacancies in every sector than ppl available to work #Today
Leader of the Commons launches a tirade about education standards in Scotland. 2 minutes later a Tory MP is screaming that UK govt has ignored 6 months of requests to fix a leaky roof on a school in his English constituency. 🤔
In today's edition of "Brexit - The Sunlit Uplands" ....
Two in three businesses are struggling to recruit staff.
Totally embarrassing. The UK Foreign Secretary cannot name a single occasion where the UK has stood up for human rights in the Gulf States. Meanwhile the UK encourages Qatar & others to invest billions in the UK while we remain silent abt their human rights abuses. https://twitter.com/BestForBritain/status/1541735815067435010
Truss says she "raises human rights issues with Gulf leaders all the time". Her spokesman says she hasn't. Asked by @RhonddaBryant to name a single occasion, she cannot.
This is Brexit's wider context: not just the alliance we trashed, but what alliances it's forcing us into.~AA
Yesterday, some council official decided to remove the traditional cone on this infamous statue in #Glasgow.
Today, #Glasgow duly responded.￼
The first minister of Scotland has set the date and begun the campaign says @Ianblackford_MP we will make the positive case for independence
Why didn't you just send @snb19692 a questionnaire?
Delighted to meet with Ambassador @RenatasNorkus of Lithuania and welcome the opening of the honorary consulate of Lithuania in Scotland. We discussed the Lithuanian community in Scotland and opportunities for future collaboration. 🏴🇱🇹🇪🇺
I may be mistaken but I’m sure every Tory who spoke during Scottish Questions today spoke about an Independence referendum. Odd that they’re so keen to talk about something they claim nobody cares about.
Kirsty Wark nails it. Douglas Ross doesn’t have confidence in Boris Johnson to run the Conservative Party, but he thinks the people of Scotland should put up with him regardless. #Newsnight #indyref
The fact that Scotland cannot be sure that it can leave the United Kingdom is the surest sign that it should
Sadly I’ll be in committee so won’t be able to sit in on this debate. Like Owen’s constituency, mine is literally built on coal. The government’s handling of the strike, and the actions of police, should have been examined by a public inquiry decades ago.
I am leading a debate in Westminster Hall this afternoon on the merits of a UK wide inquiry into the miners' strike of 84-85. You can watch live at 4.30pm at http://parliamentlive.tv
More gulping, empty heided staring, and inarticulacy as the UK Foreign Secretary tries to answer some basic questions about human rights. Extraordinary that she’s unable to denounce murder or mass executions. What a state we’re in. Scotland - we can do better. #Indyref2023 https://twitter.com/bestforbritain/status/1541733785233915912
Liz Truss having a torrid time, trying to explain to @RhonddaBryant why a state that murders journalists abroad and executes people at home is not "authoritarian".
Incredibly awkward. In the end, effectively, has to admit that the UK can only deal with one threat at a time. ~AA
There are more Tory MPs on the order paper for Scottish questions than there are Tory MPs in Scotland.
Scotland questions are underway in the Commons
The Tories actually think that putting an MP from Milton Keynes up to the dispatch box to tell the people of Scotland what our priorities should be is a good way of demonstrating Westminster’s respect for Scotland.
Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland. Secretary of State for Scotland is not here as “he has long standing commitments in Scotland”. Only one Scottish Tory is in the chamber to take part.
The independence referendum doesn't belong to Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP, Scot Greens, Alba or the ISP; it belongs to the people of Scotland.
The strongest criticism the British government can find about a country that executed 80 people in a single day is that it’s “not exactly in line with UK policy on everything”.
Another carpet-bitingly awful moment - they just keep on coming. This is utterly excruciating.
“If I were in charge in Scotland” says Lisa Nandy, while demonstrating why the people keep making sure her party is not in charge in Scotland.
"Nicola Sturgeon has some brass neck"
Labour's @lisanandy says the First Minister is putting the SNP before Scotland in her push for #Indyref2
Not content with democracy denial for Scotland the ultra-Brexiteers are now denying that the UK is a multi-national state. Scotland is a nation and has the right to self-determination. #indyref2 #mandate https://twitter.com/BrugesGroup/status/1541406691811524609
The United Kingdom is not a union, it is a country - whole and entire.
It is not for a minority of citizens to decide that it should be torn apart. https://twitter.com/AngusRobertson/status/1541340480692256768
Let me get this straight, the UK signed an agreement, every single Tory MP backed it, Johnson won an 80 seat majority with it and Johnson has to break international law in order to undo it because the EU is respecting said agreement too much?
“Getting the big calls right” latest in a series. Worries about rising inflation “unfounded” Boris Johnson said in October. https://twitter.com/AdamBienkov/status/1526828273707130880
Here's Boris Johnson last October describing fears about surging inflation as "unfounded".
Today inflation hit a 40-year high.
If the Tories boycott the referendum in 2023 who are Labour going to campaign alongside?
Reality Check: Labour would prefer for Scotland to be governed by UK Tory Govts most Scots have not voted for. Talk abt "giving the game away." https://twitter.com/IanMurrayMP/status/1541784410063790080
The FM “we must rid our country of this Tory govt”.
We will use the next GE to keep them in power.
She’s given the game away.
Twitter is going to be a lovely place for the next 18 months. Joyous.
Note how the DUP made sure they surrounded @ClaireHanna (apart from her colleague Colm Eastwood on her left) so they could heckle her from all directions, off camera. But listen and you can hear their barracking through most of her speech.
Spoke yesterday on the campaign of distortion being waged about the causes & effects of the Protocol, by those who created it, and urged DUP to unshackle themselves from the ERG & help us achieve the negotiated solutions that can work for all our people. They heckled instead 🤷♀️
"Independence is not a distraction from recovery, it is essential to recovery."
Nicola Sturgeon 29 March 2021
Five Scottish Tories voted to break the law and impose constitutional change in Northern Ireland against the will of the people.
Then they went back to trying to deny the people of Scotland the right to decide for ourselves whether we want constitutional change.
Five Scot Tories voted with the UK Govt on the NI protocol bill which will breech international law.
Pleased the strategy I’ve advocated for has now been adopted & the legality of a @scotparl #indyref2 bill will be tested in court with a fallback position. Important to note that the political mandate to hold #indyref2 is already won. https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/20241840.uk-supreme-court-proceed-nicola-sturgeons-indyref2-case/?ref=twtrec
Malcolm Rifkind was equally contemptuous of the notion that a devolved Scottish Parliament could work.
Until the day after the double Yes vote in 1999.
Then Tory MP and former MPs were falling over each other to say they had always supported devolution.
Former Secretary of State for Scotland & Foreign Sec Malcolm Rifkind talking up Scotland: "my little Scotland of five million people would be in a very lonely place" as a result of independence: not in the UK & not in the EU. #pm #indyref2023 #indyref2