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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 Jun 21
Replying to @woodstockjag
Why do you hate Scotland?
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David Torrance Jun 20
Johnston was a Salmond-era loan from the Government Art Collection I think
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David Torrance Jun 20
Replying to @AileenMcHarg
Also analogous to the British Crown Dependencies...
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David Torrance Jun 20
A few weeks ago my four-year-old Brompton was stolen in central London. Fortunately, I was insured, and so I’ve just swapped (British) Racing Green for this black-and-gold model...
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David Torrance Jun 20
Where’d you find that?
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David Torrance Jun 20
The EU (Withdrawal) Bill raises questions about the role of smaller opposition parties in the legislative process via
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David Torrance Jun 20
Alison Young: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the Meaningful Vote: Constititutional Inconsistency or Constitutional Inconvenience? via
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David Torrance Jun 20
Why the Grieve amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill is not unconstitutional
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David Torrance Jun 20
A recent acquisition, the first issue of Calgacus, a Scottish political review published by the in the mid-1970s; its editorial advisers included Tom Nairn, John McGrath & Hamish Henderson (does have a full run?)
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David Torrance Jun 20
Never! Not Hansard but a UKG publication following direct rule in 1972
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David Torrance Jun 20
A reminder that the Sewel Convention has a deeper provenance: this (from a 1972 document called ‘The Future of Northern Ireland’) describes relations between the old Stormont parliament (1921-72) and Westminster
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David Torrance Jun 19
BBC News - Queen's nephew Lord Snowdon to seek election to Lords
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David Torrance Jun 19
Is Westminster's Brexit 'power grab' the Tories new poll tax?
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David Torrance Jun 19
Touched that amidst Commons proceedings on the , alluded to my first book, 'The Scottish Secretaries' (2006, still available on amazon), which is full of detail about how holders of that post claimed to be 'standing up for Scotland'...
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Matthew Purvis Jun 18
Lord Northbourne, a Crossbench hereditary peer, retires on 4 September. There will be a hereditary by-election to replace him.
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Commons Library Jun 18
MPs will debate the validity of the Sewel Convention today led by . If the UK Parliament were to press ahead with Royal Assent for the without the consent of , this would be an unprecedented situation. Read more
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The New York Times Jun 17
Macedonia Signs Historic Deal With Greece on Name Dispute
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David Hume Institute Jun 15
What should the First Minister - and you - read over summer? See our FM Reading List on
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David Torrance Jun 16
The 48 least visited countries that every seasoned traveller needs to see via
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David Torrance Jun 15
The Victorian Photographic Society That Tried to Preserve 'Old London':
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