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Ian MacDonald
Gael. Supporter of traditional arts & the oral tradition. Lover of seann-nòs. Shinty coach and fan. Parent. Physicist in the NHS. Traveller, eco-dude, cyclist.
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Ian MacDonald 4h
England votes for them in this unbalanced union. Don't you get that? England has a voice, a choice. We. Don't. Now England has voted to wreck OUR relationship with Europe? For a token "independence" that cannot happen because the whole thing was so ill-conceived from the start?
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Ian MacDonald 5h
I have news for you, Jim. There are laws that Brexit Britain will have to obey even if it doesn't like them. International laws. And the biggy: Right now Scotland has NO say on EU & UK laws, while England does have. Indy Scotland in the EU will have a say in ALL our laws. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺
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Ian MacDonald 5h
Once more. The EU: a Union of 28 sovereign member states, covering ONLY trade, common standards, & peace, where EVERY state has a powerful voice. The UK: a Union of 4 nations, covering ALL aspects of economy and government, where England's voice silences all others': 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿NI.
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Ian MacDonald 8h
Replying to @Calum_Ansell
Says it all.
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Ian MacDonald retweeted
H&I Voices May 18
Saw this on the NC500 Facebook page just had to share.
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Ian MacDonald 9h
Replying to @C4Ciaran
Aha! Her/its posts always scream "parody account"! Enjoy.
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Ian MacDonald 17h
In 2014, SNP got 2 MEPs (33% of Scotland's MEPs). 4 MEPs in 2019 would be 66% of Scotland's MEPs. In 2014, we ended up with a UKIP MEP in Scotland. Who got endless airtime. In 2019 we can change that. If we want to.
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Ian MacDonald 18h
Your call. I personally believe a strong SNP vote (4 MEPs) will hasten indy, because it shatters the lie there is no desire for an independent Scottish voice. Letting in a Brexit MEP will give the BBC every excuse to air their views. But we can still win whatever happens.
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Ian MacDonald 18h
Independence is the first & only issue, yes. Yet. Most Scots are horrified at being dragged out of Europe, & will change their vote to pro-Indy on that basis. Which is what we need in order to win. Whether it's EU, EFTA, or something else is a debate for later. Let's win this!
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Ian MacDonald 18h
Replying to @SNPChris
It really isn't, Chris. Absolutely nobody is proposing abortion without limitations. The limitations we have here now work well and both safeguard foetuses and protect women's health, backed by medical science. Places like Alabama show complete disregard for human concerns.
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Ian MacDonald 19h
Did I mention any union? There is more than one way to be part of Europe. Unless we don't win independence.
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Ian MacDonald 19h
Replying to @meljomur
You have to remember that when we grew up, not only did we not have much else to watch, but the songs were actually the sort of pop songs that everyone in their countries listened to, mostly in the home country language. I won't be watching. It's become commercial, not cultural.
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Ian MacDonald 19h
Everyone must follow their own path. Independence, nothing less, is the prize. How we read the signs may differ. I believe a strong SNP presence in Europe tells Scots we reject the UK project. And so expedites our independence.
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Ian MacDonald 19h
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Ian MacDonald 19h
No. They're all different in a progression that makes them harmonise in different ways throughout the cycle. To construct one, all you need to know is the length of each pendulum.
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Ian MacDonald 20h
It's physics. A kind of magic, if you like. It's not hard, in a few minutes, to watch the video & count a few things. Then construct one of these for yourself. That's why physics is magic! The *key* is the number of swings the middle black ball makes till all the balls line up.
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The Indy Poet May 16
Beware what Prof John Curtice said too. SNP look to take almost every seat! He is hoping SNP voters will stay away because of their lead and Unionist parties will benefit. Beware what the Westminster machine say.
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Ian MacDonald May 16
Fantastic, Kev! Just wonderful to learn we're so equal that the nation of Scotland no longer has ANY say because that has been erased by the bigger nation in the "Union". Sorry pal. Scotland is waking up. We're powerful. Rich. Talented. With friends in Europe. And you FEAR us.
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Ian MacDonald May 16
OK my take: The political strategists are 1) seeing the success of the cult of personality (Trump, Farage) 2) realising unionist party POLICIES are going to win as many friends as an STD of your choice. So we get the Roothie Party; Oh Jeremy! (as Richard Leonard isn't a cult).
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Ian MacDonald May 15
Replying to @ArtLify
I recall the Maghreb desert. The dunes. Suddenly animated by electrical storms striking uncomfortably close. Mauve. After nightfall. On bicycle, seeking shelter. The wee road, concealed now & then under sand's shifting mass. Sandstorm from nowhere, now near. And all: Silent.
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