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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
Looking forward to reading a couple of new publications from on the
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David Torrance Jun 22
Replying to @johnpmcdermott
Have you had a proper look around the city itself? Tourists/residents don’t generally go but it’s a revelation - reminded me of New York
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David Torrance Jun 21
Ex Whitehall devolution chief Philip Rycroft says “it’s been uphill work, shall we say, since the Scottish referendum campaign, to get Whitehall to recognise just how profound those changes [to UK governance] are”.
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David Torrance Jun 21
Power up the North: English federalists on the march – Paris Gourtsoyannis
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David Torrance Jun 21
Exit interview: Philip Rycroft on keeping promises, morale and leaving DExEU | Civil Service World via (Rycroft also covered devolution in Whitehall)
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David Torrance Jun 20
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David Torrance Jun 20
I attended in your absence
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Liam Mcloughlin ☕ Jun 20
I want to take some time to introduce this absolute treasure from 1987: The Cookery Book (thread)
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Adam Evans Jun 19
The signing period for the Brecon & Radnorshire recall petition closes today (5pm), results are expected tomorrow. 5,303 = the number of voters required to vacate the seat and trigger a by-election.
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David Torrance Jun 20
Brexit deadlock overshadows bid to revive Stormont via
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David Torrance Jun 20
Andrew RT Davies (Conservative AM for South Wales Central): Six things I would like to see the new Prime Minister do for Wales
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David Torrance Jun 19
Replying to @northumbriana
oh I think I've seen that before, but shall rewatch
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David Torrance Jun 19
Replying to @northumbriana
Anything else of note in Huddersfield?
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David Torrance Jun 19
Replying to @northumbriana
I’m going (en route to Bradford) in a few weeks. In fact, I’m stopping off just to see Harold and the railway station
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David Torrance Jun 19
I was quite pleased with the map...
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David Torrance Jun 19
Given ongoing events, here's a new briefing paper from me, 'Introduction to devolution in the UK' - includes London & (parts of) England as well as Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland:
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David Torrance Jun 19
Replying to @MalcH
Donald Dewar joked that the slogan had the merit of being recyclable every ten years. SNP result actually very good in terms of vote share at that election (it increased by 7.5%), but FPTP masked that. And Sillars lost his by-election-gained seat.
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David Torrance Jun 19
Replying to @MalcH
No it was Alex Neil! I remember interviewing him about it when I was at STV
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David Torrance Jun 19
Replying to @MalcH @theSNP
Those words aren't in the manifesto, but surfaced during the campaign I think
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David Torrance Jun 19
Have just acquired an old copy of ’s 1992 manifesto, which reflects its late-1980s tilt towards Europe. Note also a short-lived angular version of the party logo...
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