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Saturday, November 21, 2020
Pro-indy parties make progress in Clackmannanshire East by-election
Thursday, November 19, 2020
To only focus on "disaster" would be our "biggest mistake"
Boris Johnson didn't just say that devolution is a "disaster" - he also said it was Tony Blair's biggest "mistake", which implies it should never even have happened. So "mistake" is the word to emphasise for as long as Johnson - and the Tories - remain in power.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) November 19, 2020
How are the SNP failing to respect the results of two referendums?— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) November 19, 2020
1997 devolution referendum: SNP respecting it, Tories trashing it.
2014 independence referendum: Scotland didn't become an independent country.
2016 EU referendum: Scotland voted Remain.
What's your point?
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll: Scottish public think Nicola Sturgeon has outperformed her fellow world leaders in her handling of the pandemic
Remember that the Scottish people were fearful about the future of devolution even *before* Boris Johnson called it a "disaster"
Translation: "Devolution is great but not when the Jocks elect the wrong government, which is every single time."https://t.co/pXhj0i67Yv— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) November 16, 2020
2014: Faster, safer, better change. Strongest devolved parliament in the world. Entrenched constitutionally. Only in exceptional circumstances. Settled will. Respected partner. We love you.— David Halliday (@DavidJFHalliday) November 17, 2020
If you think devolution has been a disaster because the people of Scotland keep electing the government they do, it means you think the people of another country are better suited to deciding what is best for Scotland.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) November 17, 2020
I don't know if it's just me, but the longer this farce of his leadership goes on, the more he looks and sounds like a pretendy student politician.https://t.co/ctBN8ZI4nE— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) November 17, 2020
Chr*st. If I were @theSNP, I'd just post this to every household next Spring and leave it there https://t.co/X9vFo8CIjj— Tim Bale (@ProfTimBale) November 17, 2020
I keep sharing this clause of the IMB around in the hope that people will read it and see that it spells the end of devolution. Criminal that the media has not covered this more. pic.twitter.com/rnviysY5Ub— Ian Sutherland (@Sutheia) November 17, 2020
Alex Massie in the Spectator: "Speaking to his northern English MPs last night, Johnson declared that devolution has been 'a disaster north of the border' and was the biggest mistake Tony Blair ever made. The implication, quite obviously, is that in a better ordered world the Scottish parliament should be abolished."
There's such an opportunity now for the SNP to convince voters that the Scottish Parliament is under real threat if we don't win independence soon. It's hardly going to seem implausible that a Prime Minister who thinks devolution is a "disaster" might abolish devolution.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) November 17, 2020