Alan Ferrier

Alan Ferrier

@alanferrier

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I live in Edinburgh and my hobbies include arranging my CDs in alphabetical order, discovering new and exotic whiskies, sheep-spotting and flying my kite.

Edinburgh, Scotland
Joined on April 13, 2010

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The only thing won by the Unionists on September 18th was time. #IndyRef

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Quoted @BBCJamesCook

We went to Boston, Lincolnshire and heard this message from a Conservative and Unionist Party county councillor — ‘jog on, Scotland.’ #TheNine @BBCScotNine https://twitter.com/BBCScotNine/status/1152299466067763201 …

Who would have thought that decades of Tories and the Tory media telling English voters that Scotland is fleecing them would lead to a majority of Tories saying they’re prepared to ditch Scotland?

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Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, pulling no punches.

Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, pulling no punches.

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This was published in the @NewStatesman four years ago today and is both as fascinating and as heart-rending today as it was then. I urge you to (re-)read it.
https://www.newstatesman.com/2015/07/boys-who-could-see-england …

This was published in the @NewStatesman four years ago today and is both as fascinating and as heart-rending today as it was then. I urge you to (re-)read it. https://www.newstatesman.com/2015/07/boys-who-could-see-england …

Sajid Javid: "I want to be clear, The Brexit Party are not extremists."
Exhibit A, m'lud. The prosecution rests.

Sajid Javid: "I want to be clear, The Brexit Party are not extremists." Exhibit A, m'lud. The prosecution rests.

"Irvine Welsh was wrong in Trainspotting. We weren't colonised by wankers, we were colonised by middle managers." A painful but worthwhile read from Robin McAlpine - much food for thought.

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The best dissection of the UK's next Prime Minister, his motives and his flaws that you're likely to read anywhere, from the ever-insightful Fintan O'Toole.
https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/08/15/boris-johnson-ham-of-fate/ …

The best dissection of the UK's next Prime Minister, his motives and his flaws that you're likely to read anywhere, from the ever-insightful Fintan O'Toole. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/08/15/boris-johnson-ham-of-fate/ …

"Scotland has a drugs problem – and it’s called Westminster"
Excellent piece from Simon Jenkins in today's @guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/19/scotland-drugs-problem-westminster-policy …

"Scotland has a drugs problem – and it’s called Westminster" Excellent piece from Simon Jenkins in today's @guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/19/scotland-drugs-problem-westminster-policy …

He was right here too.

He was right here too.

"This is a promise we will keep," he said.

"This is a promise we will keep," he said.

Quoted @OfficeGSBrown

People in Scotland deserve much better than endless division and conflict between two extremes. There is a better way forward. https://gordonandsarahbrown.com/2019/07/brown-launches-think-tank-to-make-progressive-case-for-a-union-hanging-by-a-thread/ …

Ironically, he's right. And if he hadn't been responsible for leading the lies and scaremongering in 2014, we'd have voted for it.

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Met this handsome chap along the canal towpath at lunchtime today.

Met this handsome chap along the canal towpath at lunchtime today.

The lunar eclipse over Comely Bank Ave last night. Edinburgh is the perfect place for showing off yer fancy lumieres @edinburgh @EdinburghWH @_KSLD_ #ScotlandIsNow

The lunar eclipse over Comely Bank Ave last night. Edinburgh is the perfect place for showing off yer fancy lumieres @edinburgh @EdinburghWH @_KSLD_ #ScotlandIsNow

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Quoted @Conservatives

It's #WorldEmojiDay today so here's a tricky quiz. Can you name these 10 Conservative MPs from the emojis? 1. 🌳🌳☕️ 2. 🎽🍺🏠 3. 🍅🐈🥊 4. 🎤🏁V 5. ☕️⛪️⛰️ 6. 🐦🚶‍♂️ 7. 🎤🧵🐜 8. ☀️📼💇‍♂️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚖️ 9. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👨 10. 🦁⚓️🤕 Share your score 👇

🚿 of w⚓️s

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Loved this quote from the BBC's "8 Days: To the Moon and Back" #MoonLanding50 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006p5f/8-days-to-the-moon-and-back …

Loved this quote from the BBC's "8 Days: To the Moon and Back" #MoonLanding50 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006p5f/8-days-to-the-moon-and-back …

That aging app thing is pretty impressive.

That aging app thing is pretty impressive.

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Quoted @Nigel_Farage

Ursula von der Leyen has scraped in by 9 votes. Power but no legitimacy.

383 votes in favour, 327 against. Or, to put it another way, 52 to 48 percent. No legitimacy, eh?

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Quoted @Nigel_Farage

We will vote against Ursula von der Leyen today and strike a blow for democracy.

We will vote against Ursula von der Leyen today and strike a blow for democracy.

Remind me - who elected you as leader of the Brexit Party?

And more Scots voted to #Remain in the #EU than for the Tories, Labour, LibDems and Ukip combined. Your argument is entirely specious.

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Glasgow reacts to Boris Johnson with typical candour and tenacity.
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Glasgow reacts to Boris Johnson with typical candour and tenacity.

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