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David Torrance
Clerk covering Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, monarchy & constitution; cyclist & traveller (retweets not endorsements)
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David Torrance 13h
Maybe Waltham Forest Council would be interested?
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David Torrance 13h
A recent eBay acquisition: an old British Travel Association poster featuring a picture of Stormont above ‘BRITAIN’ in large letters...
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David Torrance 15h
BBC News - National Broadcast Archive for Wales: £1m backing agreed
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David Torrance 15h
How Brexit has created four new political factions
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David Torrance 19h
What the National Museum of Scotland tells us about the nation’s internationalism
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David Torrance Feb 14
Andrew Wilson: Next Scottish White Paper will learn from 2014 – and from Brexit
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David Torrance Feb 13
Sturgeon puts brakes on IndyRef2 with delay threatening to split Yes movement
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Joe Pike Feb 13
This snap of at is just wonderful! 📸
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David Torrance Feb 13
BBC News - David Sterling: No ministers could become 'new normal'
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Martin Johnes Feb 13
My new book "England's Colony?", which looks at the history of relations between Wales and England, can be pre-ordered from It's £8.99 with free p&p. Out on 1 April.
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David Torrance Feb 13
Replying to @sensiblestu
I imagine so
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David Torrance Feb 13
Replying to @KevinJPringle
There were lots of Commons groupings, the Irish Parliamentary Party for example, or later the Scottish Unionist Party, which organised separately, but I'm talking more formal committees: Welsh Grand started in 1960 and Scottish Grand in the 1890s...
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David Torrance Feb 13
A recent eBay acquisition: a Scottish Unionist Association invitation to hear former (and future) Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin speak in Glasgow in 1932. Note the SUA logo and, my favourite, the “Arthur Balfour Choir”...
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David Torrance Feb 12
Pretty much, although will make sure I haven't committed a crime against the Welsh language
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David Torrance Feb 12
Replying to @AileenMcHarg
double d is 'th'
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David Torrance Feb 12
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David Torrance Feb 12
BBC News - Bill to rename Welsh Assembly the Senedd is published
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David Torrance Feb 12
Niche question: does anyone know if there was ever an "Irish Grand Committee" of the House of Commons pre-1922? There was certainly a Scottish GC, and a Welsh GC after 1960, but I can't find anything about an Irish equivalent, although it was certainly proposed in the 1880s...
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David Torrance Feb 12
How was the Irish Border drawn in the first place?
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David Torrance Feb 11
Smuggling in the Irish borderlands – and why it could get worse after Brexit via
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