I'm from #Scotland, interested in #politics especially constitutional 😜 ! Have recently become #vegan which I'm loving! Have even more recently become a dad for the first time, so I'm obviously perpetually tired!
Otherwise: Quintessentially Celtic (quote from DNA report), vehemently viking (ginger-bearded), passionately #European and unashamedly, proudly #Scottish, #craft beer enthusiast, #singlemalt #whisky lover
Here's a thought. One in every 320 Germans took part in this march, and the BBC are right - that's impressive. One in every 50 Scots took part in #AUOBEdinburgh. Isn't that more impressive?
Mass German rally against far right More than 100,000 people join a march in Berlin in protest at the recent rise in xenophobia. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45851665
"There is some sympathy in the European Parliament for Scotland’s plight: being forced out of the EU against its will. According to David Martin, there's now a real willingness to help Scotland rejoin the EU"
Iain Macwhirter: Why Theresa May's Brexit plan will never work
"just think how much more we could do, free of the chaos and incompetence of Westminster" - @NicolaSturgeon
The National | Full scale of no-deal Brexit disaster laid bare
"A NO-DEAL Brexit will lead to flights being grounded, chaos at ports, disruption to food supplies and increased business costs, according to the latest technical notices published by the UK government."
"It’s the lack of confidence in the sanity of the leadership of Britain that is opening up this window for us. It’s the sense that no-one is actually driving the bus and that we’re running out of road" - Robin McAlpine
Hello Scotland! I am happy to report partly cloudy conditions and the sun shining in Edinburgh. After the international ritual of Abasement Before The Powers Of Immigration and the Song of Abject Sorrow Of Security we are now going through the Purification of Car Rental Purgatory. And then off to even brighter pastures: past Inverness to Dornoch. 🏴 ⛳️
Hey, #MacFediverse.. do you have any suggestions for Scottish/Scots/Gàidhlig children's rhymes or songs that I can play/sing to my baby daughter?
I rediscovered a few over the last few days that jogged some long forgotten memories and would like to expand our repertiore!
Versions not necessarily sung by a lead soprano from a parish would be appreciated.
"Under Davidson’s leadership – unencumbered by anything resembling consistency, conscience or intellectual self-respect – the Scottish Tories continue to behave with all the ideological suppleness of a well-oiled conger eel" - Andrew Tickell
I haven't had a TV license for 4 years.. don't need it, I don't watch or record live TV and won't use iplayer because the BBC don't even pretend to be impartial non-propagandists any more.. not that they ever did it well through the eyes of the observant.. or vaguely awake..
..regardless, enjoying a whisky and watching immediate post-brexit 'mock the week' on netflix and laughing my ass off. Thank fuck that comedy is largely left wing or there might appear to be no hope at all.
Wind power alone produced 115% of Scotland's electricity demand in August.
The #EU Parliament votes on the Copyright Directive, including Articles 11 & 13, are due this Wednesday. If the EU were to vote for 11 & 13 in their original forms, it would have a chilling effect on political discourse, curtail freedom of speech & endanger the #Fediverse .
If you live in the EU (that still includes the UK) get in touch with your MEPs and say to them you oppose 11 & 13. Include your name & address to prove you are a constituent.
OK, all but one of the MEPs for Scotland emailed regarding the European Copyright Directive.
I can't bring myself to even name the last one never mind try and converse with him..
The vote on the European Copyright Directive is on WEDNESDAY. Here's why it matters, and why (if you haven't already done so) you should write to your MEPs TONIGHT:
Any recommendations for getting started with contributing to an open source project? Should I just browse the issues and see what I might be able to fix?