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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (24 January) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: US pledges support for military alliance in talks with UK, Scottish First Minister meets with advisors as Supreme court rules against Holyrood Brexit say, and why no racism against Trump?
News: US re-iterates support for Nato after Trump attacks
US-UK talks begin with announcement of continued support for military alliance
The new US administration has made friendlier noises about Nato in talks with the UK government following statements by US President Donald Trump that the military alliance was “obsolete”. In a phone call to
Scottish environmental protection agency under fire for bringing in polluter to appoint regulator
The Scottish environmental protection agency has come under fire after it was revealed by The Ferret that the official watchdog brought in the Scottish Whiskey Association (SWA) to help select a new pollution regulator.
Politics: First Minister meet’s with Europe advisors as Supreme Court decide not to give Scottish parliament a say on brexit
Supreme Court finds article 50 triggering lays with Westminster parliament
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with her team of Europe advisors this morning as the Supreme Court voted that the triggering of article 50 must be voted on by the Westminster parliament, but also that the devolved administrations, including Holyrood, do not need to be consulted.
Sport: Scotland to face Canada friendly before Slovenia qualifier
Warm up scheduled four days before vital qualifier
The Scotland men’s football team will face Canada four days before a crucial qualifier against Slovenia. Scotland is currently fifth in its Group F qualifying pool.
Culture: Oscar nominations to select top stars and films
La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Jackie tipped for nominations
Academy award nominations will be published today, lining up contenders for Oscars for this year’s best films and actors. The musical La La Land is expected to score a large number of nominations, with dramas Manchester by the Sea and Jackie also expecting nominations
Weather: Another warm and cloudy day
Highs of 10 degrees in the central belt
Scotland will see another warm but cloudy January day, with little sunshine but highs of 10 degrees across the central belt.
And another thing: Anti-Trump demonstrations fail to focus on his race
Hey conservatives, tell me one more time that I should “give Trump a chance”. Because calling out his lies is NOT equivalent to racism, FYI pic.twitter.com/Ze3CfdFpXs
— Asha Dahya (@Ashadahya) 23 January 2017
Much complaining about people demonstrating against Trump
Huge demonstrations against US President Donald Trump, including a monster women’s demonstration on Saturday (21 January), thought to be the largest in history, have drawn criticisms by some for being an affront to democracy. For their own part, the new administration are keeping quiet. But as though the tides of history needed defending, here’s a gentle reminder of what protest against the outgoing Obama administration by Trump’s die-hard supporters looked like.
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