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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 Sep 21
Ferdinand Mount on Enoch Powell is superb in the : via
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David Torrance Sep 21
Replying to @A_B_Evans
The book is terrific
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Sceptical Scot Sep 21
"lazy thinking" in about what independence means and failure to consider in depth what self-government in an interdependent/interconnected world means dissected by in must-read analysis
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David Torrance Sep 21
Chris Deerin: Why Boris Johnson could yet agree to a second Scottish independence referendum
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David Torrance Sep 19
Scottish Labour and the constitution: a party squeezed and divided via
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David Torrance Sep 19
Lord Adonis: "The constitutional monstrosity in respect of referendums cannot be allowed to continue" via
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David Torrance Sep 19
When is prorogation ‘improper’?
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Nicholas Watt Sep 18
New: David Cameron tells the BBC he asked Buckingham Palace if the Queen could intervene in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. He asked the Palace if there could be ‘a raising of the eyebrow even you know, a quarter of an inch, we thought would make a difference’
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David Torrance Sep 18
Replying to @DavidXMcKenzie
I’d happily send you one of my spare copies, but they’re all in storage...
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David Torrance Sep 18
Did something happen five years ago?
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Adam Evans Sep 18
in 1997, the Welsh referendum. By the narrowest, squeakiest bums, of margins Wales voted in favour of a National Assembly for Wales with secondary law making functions. The journey since has, to borrow that well used cliche, certainly been a process...
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David Torrance Sep 17
Also from an Ulster Unionist poster alluding to the ‘73 Sunningdale Agreement. This established ’s first PR Assembly & power-sharing Executive as well as a ‘Council of Ireland’ with all-Ireland power over tourism, conservation & animal health
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David Torrance Sep 17
A recent acquisition, a glossy brochure explaining how the ‘Parliament of Northern Ireland’ worked; issued in 1971, just a year before it was prorogued by Westminster. Includes pictures of the Commons, Senate & the Parliamentary Library...
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David Torrance Sep 16
Scottish Independence – will it succeed amid Brexit turmoil? via @https://twitter.com/whatinvestment [interesting blog comparing support for Scottish independence against the stock market...]
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David Torrance Sep 15
Replying to @euanmccolm
So do I, also featured in the backdrop to various tv interviews. Later I let out my room on Airbnb and once, when a French couple had stayed, I came back to find those two volumes had been reversed on the shelf so the spines didn’t show...
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David Torrance Sep 15
Wexit? Wales could opt for independence if Westminster does not redeem itself
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BBC Archive Sep 13
1948: "Completely lost in the mists of antiquity, are the origin and meaning of this strange old English dance." Newsreel was in Abbots Bromley, to watch the mystifying horn dance.
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David Torrance Sep 13
Support for Welsh independence soars in new poll by YouGov
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Jack Harty Sep 12
I spent 3 weeks this summer seconded to the Ministry of Justice, in the Crown Dependencies Team. They're a talented team, working to advance the relationship between and , and . The CDs have a unique constitutional status.
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The Times Pictures Sep 12
DUP opens door to new Brexit deal for Johnson
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