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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (6 February) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Muslim ban hangs in the balance after wave of international protest, Holyrood calls for separate Brexit immigration deal and would the real Sean Spicer stand up?
News: Muslim ban hangs in the balance after wave of international protest
President Trump calls on US citizens to blame courts “if something happens”
US President Donald Trump’s ban on citizens from seven Muslim nations entering the US remains suspended after federal judge James Robart imposed a restraining order against it on Friday (3 February). The suspension is the product of the US system of the division between executive and judicial powers, but comes after unprecedented grassroots pressure with demonstrations around the world.
Politics: Holyrood calls for separate Brexit immigration deal
Holyrood committee recommends measure to protect EU nationals living in Scotland
A Scottish Parliament committee has called for the 181,000 EU nationals living in Scotland to be protected by a special migration arrangement following Brexit.
Sport: Britain through to Davis Cup quarter finals after umpire struck with ball
That’s not cricket…eh, tennis
The British team is through to the Davis Cup quarter finals after Canadian Denis Shapovalov struck the umpire with a ball. The 17 year-old Canadian fired a ball in anger across the court, accidently sticking the official in the eye.
Culture: Charlie Stewart awarded young traditional musician award
BBC Scotland young traditional musician of the year awards held in Glasgow
Charlie Stewart, a 21 year-old fiddler from Perthshire, has won the BBC Scotland young traditional musician of the year award. The traditional musician, who also plays jazz double base, was given the prestigious award in Glasgow City Halls.
Weather: Chilly, wet and windy
Winter is back
The temperate weather seems to have left us, and the coming day will be cold, with showers and wind in the centre and east of the country.
And another thing: Would the real Sean Spicer stand up
melissa mccarthy did not play sean spicer
SHE BECAME SEAN SPICER pic.twitter.com/YyMU48IeNI
— keely flaherty (@flahertykeely) 5 February 2017
Melissa McCarthy’s performance receives widespread acclaim
Even if, like me, you aren’t a fan of Saturday Night Live, you have to admit that Melissa McCarthy as Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer.
Pictures courtesy of Ted Eytan, Alisdare Hickson, Martin Deutsch, PughPugh, Barbara Krawcowicz, Christopher Michel
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