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I've just come across this:

In 2018, Forward as One’s convener drafted and submitted a petition to the European Parliament calling on the parliament to call a vote to Support Scotland being allowed to renegotiate to stay in the European Union should it vote to leave the UK before the end of Brexit under Article 48 of the Lisbon Treaty.


Speaking to the Guardian, the MEP Stelios Koulouglou said Theresa ’s humiliating defeat last night highlighted the extent to which had become a case study in the perils of nationalist . He said:

" It has become a case study of how nationalist demagogy can destroy a country. It will be taught in universities. It is dreadful to see what is happening."

Another quote that has big implications for

"What we will not let happen, deal or no deal, is that the mess in British politics is again imported into European politics. While we understand the UK could need more time, for us it is unthinkable that article 50 is prolonged beyond the European Elections."

Guy Verhofstadt
Brexit Co-ordinator for EU Parliament

EU Parliament elections are at the end of May (pun not intended).

From 's letter to .

"Since the result in 2016, you have consistently insisted that you would respect the result of the referendum. However rather than recognise the clear vote to remain in and the 48% across the who voted to remain, you have reached out only to those who supported exit and most often to those who advocated a hard , outside the Single Market and Customs Union. "

Well said. Glad she speaks my thoughts.


Wonder when SNP are going to kick off IndieRef2... Can't be long now given recent events.

" urges citizens to apply to settlement scheme"

"Although describing scheme as ‘unjust and divisive’, church to promote registration"

Well that is compelling then, let's participate in injustice.

I wonder if they still have the skill to conduct the hunts :P


Whoever made this is a genius.

"Yalp Store lets you download apps directly from Google Play Store as apk files. It can search for updates of installed apps and lets you search for other apps. Yalp saves downloaded apks to your default download folder."

Yalp is available from F-Droid.

You can use the Play Store without a Google account but you cannot download paid apps. Yalp also handles the updates too.


Government has announced a
series of commitments this week:

- introducing CCTV in abattoirs,
- strengthening the hunting ban, and
- increasing the maximum sentences for cruelty to animals.

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