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David Torrance
Clerk covering Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, monarchy & constitution; cyclist, traveller & recovering journo (retweets not endorsements)
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David Torrance 8h
Mine arrived courtesy of amazon just last week
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David Torrance 20h
Replying to @cuthbertneil
Yes, I remember seeing that poster in Belfast a few years ago.
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Commons Library Aug 17
⚡️ “” In celebration of our 200th anniversary, we're sharing our favourite hidden gems from a collection of 228,000 items:
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David Torrance Aug 17
I saw Anne Applebaum talking about the Ukrainian famine at the edbookfest on Saturday. She also touched on Jones, and how his reporting was rubbished by other journalists and therefore not taken seriously.
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Commons Library Aug 17
Since 1939, there have been 68 addresses from heads of states and dignitaries to members of both and . You can find the full list here
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David Torrance Aug 16
Replying to @SamBlaxland
My collection used to focus on Scotland, but my new job has made me extend the scope of acquisitions to Wales and NI...
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David Torrance Aug 16
Intergovernmental relations and the English question: options for reform via
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David Torrance Aug 15
Replying to @CantreBreiniol
I collect material from Wales, Scotland and NI. Historical and professional I guess.
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David Torrance Aug 15
Replying to @CantreBreiniol
Do you have a copy too?
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David Torrance Aug 15
And another recent purchase, Saunders Lewis’s “banned wireless talk” on Welsh Nationalism from 1930, published in pamphlet form to “inflame Welsh national sympathies”
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David Torrance Aug 15
A recent acquisition, a small medal commemorating the opening of the new Parliament Buildings at Stormont by the Prince of Wales in 1932...
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David Torrance Aug 15
Alban Maginness: Peter Robinson deserves all our thanks for doing his bit to smash unionist taboos over Irish unity
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David Torrance Aug 15
Will there be a second Brexit referendum? We asked experts and politicians
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David Torrance Aug 15
Replying to @davieclegg
Misha Glenny's The Fall of Yugoslavia is pretty good
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David Torrance Aug 15
Replying to @jumpypaula
Yes! Sadly, there are quite a few typos in there, mostly my own fault. Hope you're enjoying it otherwise.
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David Torrance Aug 14
Interesting indication of the SNP’s thinking on constitutional timescales...
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Prof Roger Awan-Scully Aug 13
After the election of last week as the new leader of I have written some thoughts for my blog about the future of the party:
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David Torrance Aug 12
The Rise and Fall of the SDP: Sue MacGregor reunites the Labour rebels who founded the Social Democratic Party in 1981:
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David Torrance Aug 11
Replying to @GHmltn
Ex-celeb!
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Guardian Obituaries Aug 8
George Cunningham obituary. Labour MP who opposed his government’s attempt to introduce devolution in Scotland in 1979.
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