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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Nicola Sturgeon condemns Boris Johnson's claim of 'no border' between England and Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has criticised Boris Johnson’s “absurd and ridiculous political comments” claiming there is no Scottish border, and urged him to focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

The First Minister said attempts to escalate a row about people potentially having to quarantine if entering Scotland from other parts of the UK are “frankly disgraceful”.

Ms Sturgeon has repeatedly stated she will not rule out such quarantine measures if they are supported by public health evidence, a suggestion the PM said he found “absolutely astonishing”.

At Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Mr Johnson said: “There have been no such discussions with the Scottish administration about that but I would point out to [Conservative MP Andrew Bowie] what he knows very well – there is no such thing as a border between England and Scotland.”

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On the possibility of people having to quarantine after entering Scotland, Ms Sturgeon said there are no such proposals at the moment.

But she added: “Given the nature of what we’re dealing with right now – just to remind the Prime Minister: an infectious virus – I would not be doing my job properly if I ruled things out that, as we see from countries around the world, are being used selectively in appropriate circumstances to try to contain a virus.

​“If I’m looking at the data and the evidence and I’m seeing that there’s a risk to Scotland of infection coming in from other parts of the UK and I think that there needs to be measures taken to contain that, then I will discuss that with other administrations as appropriate.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/ ... 85881.html
Scotland has borders? That’s ridiculous.

I doubt they have a bookstore , let alone a chain.
Unfortunately Nikki Fish is engaging in stupid semantics. There are borders drawn on a map That's it. No checkpoints or anything. More Fotzepolitic.

I still love that word.
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Hotarubi wrote:
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Unfortunately Nikki Fish is engaging in stupid semantics. There are borders drawn on a map That's it. No checkpoints or anything. More Fotzepolitic.

I still love that word.
1. The same could be said for every state within the U.S. But they certainly protect them nonetheless.

B. It is a good word

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https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/n ... ng-4284157

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Activity at the Barrow Wake Viewpoint near Birdlip prompts fear of spread of COVID-19 and complaints about antisocial behaviour.
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*Pedant Mode*

Map is BS. I know for a fact there are several pubs on Skye.

And Mull of Shitsong.
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And the Shetlands.

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I didn't even see those on the map. I've been there for Up Helly Aa some years ago.

They burnt a policeman and some goats.
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The B&B landlady sent me with her husband to the pub (a good mile through the heath): "And be good boys!"

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Shetlanders forget that us Mainlanders struggle with the heath because we dont have webbed feet.

(I do them a disservice. They are very quaint humans.)

You may have stayed in the same B&B as me. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
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I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Ditto. :)

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Wild bison to return to UK for first time in 6,000 years

Release of a small herd of endangered animals in Kent is planned for spring 2022

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Boris Johnson urged to raise freedom of press concerns with Trump after arrest of The Independent’s chief US correspondent

Long-serving reporter was shackled and put in prison uniform during six-hour ordeal

Boris Johnson has been urged to raise concerns over the freedom of the press with president Donald Trump, after The Independent’s chief US correspondent Andrew Buncombe was arrested while covering a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle

The experienced reporter was handcuffed, shackled and placed in a red prison uniform while being detained for more than six hours in a police cell, in an incident which was described as “very concerning” by the Foreign Office.

He now faces a charge of “failure to disperse” carrying a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 (£4,000) fine, despite having been alone at the time of his arrest, having remained on the right side of police cordon tape and having shown his press credentials when challenged by officers.

The Society of Editors has called for the prime minister to raise concerns over the treatment of journalists by American police following a series of arrests, particularly during the Black Lives Matter protests.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 13281.html

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Boris cannot claim freedom of the press for British journalists in the USA.

Period.

As ever, this is not the real story.
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https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/11/mannequi ... 77634/amp/

Whatever point you are trying to make, you are doing it wrong.
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