Twitter timeline on #holyrood #FMQ Thursday 2nd. June 2011

Read tweets from the bottom upwards for sense

To hear a discussion about this FMQ visit  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8frQnco4w&feature=share

 

 

twodoctors James Mackenzie

RT @littlegrumpyG: #fmq time check No.2 – 12:25. 5 mins for backbench questions? #sp4 « Not good enough.

3 minutes ago

 

HolyroodDaily Holyrood Magazine

Rennie also asks if FM gave permission for KM to call top judge “ambulance chaser”. FM replies that Scot courts can’t be 2nd guessed #FMQ

4 minutes ago

 

caronmlindsay Caron Lindsay

5 minutes left. And only just finished leaders’ questions. So much for more room for backbenchers! #fmq

4 minutes ago

 

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

My view is that the wider UKSC case is reasonable. To raise them in the context of the appalling Fraser case, however, is ludicrous… #FMQ

5 minutes ago

 

twodoctors James Mackenzie

When you can’t think on your feet, a good all-purpose 2nd #fmq is “The FM didn’t answer my question” (he never does) “so I’ll read it again”

5 minutes ago

 

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

FM calls into question record of UK Advocate General Lord Wallace in old job as Scots justice minister on prison reform #sp4 #fmq

5 minutes ago

 

newsdirect newsdirect

WR asks FM whether he approved criticism of senior judges. The FM says it’s not right to have justice system “second guessed” #fmq #sp4

5 minutes ago

 

HolyroodPatter RL McCafferty

The five lib dem msps rather ostentatiously spreading over 2 rows despite them fitting in a room. Divide and conquer #FMQ

7 minutes ago

 

newsdirect newsdirect

The FM says it is expensive to plead cases in front of the Supreme Court and suggests the money would be better spent elsewhere #fmq #sp4

8 minutes ago

 

cowrin John Nichol

Having blamed former Tories for the Supreme Court, Salmond is now blaming former LibDems #fmq

8 minutes ago

 

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie questioning whether Scots ministers should attack senior judges re Supreme Court row #sp4 #fmq

8 minutes ago

 

setindarkness Set In Darkness

Willie Rennie needs to learn to finish his question before sitting down #fmq

9 minutes ago

 

adamkmac Adam M

Yes. “He who pays the piper calls the tune” is ripped to pieces by Willie Rennie. Aboslutely horrific notion by MacAskill #FMQ

9 minutes ago

 

littlegrumpyG Graeme Littlejohn

.@willie_rennie‘s first #fmq – goes on political interference in the judicial process and stopping £500k payment to UK Supreme Court #sp4

9 minutes ago

 

newsdirect newsdirect

FM tells Willie Rennie that the Scottish Gov will publish detailed spending plans in September #fmq #sp4

10 minutes ago

 

adamkmac Adam M

Oh dear Mr Salmond: really saying where a court finds that a prisoner’s trial was unfair it’s BETTER that they SHOULDN’T be released? #FMQ

11 minutes ago

 

newsdirect newsdirect

The FM backs the Justice Secretary and highlights problem with concept of British law #fmq #sp4

11 minutes ago

 

littlegrumpyG Graeme Littlejohn

#fmq time check 12:19 – and that is without 2 questions from Lib Dem leader. New PO must take action on length of Qs & As early in tenure

11 minutes ago

 

HolyroodPatter RL McCafferty

If murdo becomes leader, we will miss his basso ‘heeaaarrr, heeaarrrs’ a shame #FMQ

13 minutes ago

 

twodoctors James Mackenzie

“Little Scotlander approach”, Matron says, before taking the Great Puddin’ to the Strasbourg cleaners. Clear win for her. #fmq

13 minutes ago

 

csppscotland CSPP Scotland

AG focuses on constitutional structure. FM opposed due to his “little Scotland” approach. Is the Eurosceptic cat out of the bag? #fmq #sp4

13 minutes ago

 

newsdirect newsdirect

AG accuses the FM of a “little scotlander approach” to the Supreme Court and asks why the ECHR would be a better option #fmq #sp4

14 minutes ago

 

aidanskinner Aidan Skinner

Unveiling the #sp4 all purpose SNP #fmq softball “Who is to blame for this issue, Tory Westminster or Labour COSLA”?

14 minutes ago

 

ScotParl Scottish Parliament

Stay tuned to http://www.holyrood.tv after FMQs as Holyrood Highlights, our news/events programme, begins at 12.30pm. #sp4 #FMQ

15 minutes ago

 

GrammarWatch Grammar Watch

Under way is two words, not one… RT @bbcandrewblack: FMQs underway and labour’s iain gray looking for assurances on care #sp4 #fmq

16 minutes ago

 

newsdirect newsdirect

Annabel Goldie goes on the Supreme Court row #fmq #sp4

16 minutes ago

 

twodoctors James Mackenzie

Matron (cont) fulfils @peatworrier‘s desire for a beasting of the Great Puddin’ over the Supreme Court stuff. #fmq

16 minutes ago

 

caronmlindsay Caron Lindsay

Is this #fmq or a debate? 13 minutes of Salmond & Gray.

17 minutes ago

 

cowrin John Nichol

Shiver ran down my spine there. If there’s anyone you don’t want to hear say “delayed discharges”, it’s Salmond #fmq

17 minutes ago

 

SAMackinnon Stuart Mackinnon

How long has Salmond been speaking for? #fmq

17 minutes ago

 

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

FM issues note of caution over the use of private companies in delivering health-related services #sp4 #fmq

20 minutes ago

 

csppscotland CSPP Scotland

Iain Gray comes across well. How will the care of the vulnerable people of Scotland goign to be improved? #fmq

19 minutes ago

 

mgshanks Michael Shanks

Iain Gray showing how a First Minister should deal with issues – not bluster but dealing with the real issues head on. #fmq #sp4

20 minutes ago

 

HolyroodDaily Holyrood Magazine

FM says Southern Cross issue proves private sector care model does not work & Gray criticises him for trying to score points on issue #FMQ

20 minutes ago

 

twodoctors James Mackenzie

The TLOLITSP urges an avoidance of political point-scoring at #fmq. See also figure-skating without ice, diving without water etc.

20 minutes ago

 

setindarkness Set In Darkness

Not a bad set of questions from Iain Gray – bit dull delivery, but, you know, it’s iain gray #fmq

22 minutes ago

 

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

Hopefully Dame Bella of Doily kicks Salmond about a bit on the UK Supreme Court today… #FMQ

24 minutes ago

 

newsdirect newsdirect

Alex Salmond gives assurances on standards and says relevant authorities reacted quickly in response to Elsie Inglis question #fmq #sp4

24 minutes ago

 

csppscotland CSPP Scotland

Typical. As soon as I type that, IG brings up the Audit Scotland report. The “social care system is not fit for purpose” #fmq

24 minutes ago

 

HolyroodDaily Holyrood Magazine

Salmond outlines response to deaths at Elsie Inglis care home, but Gray says he is not critisising this but cuts effects need addressed #FMQ

24 minutes ago

 

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

Incidentally Iain Gray forgot to ask standard first question on FM engagements – blames lack of practice #sp4 #fmq

25 minutes ago

 

IDgoeshere RetroRender.com

So has the #BBC got their act together for #sp4 ? Is FM questions available on FM? #FMQs #FMQ

25 minutes ago

 

csppscotland CSPP Scotland

Will the exchanges between FM & IG move on to how the governance of health and social care will actually operate? Doubtful #fmq

25 minutes ago

 

ElliotFolan Elliot Folan

Salmond’s turning into a normal politician. How dull. #fmq

25 minutes ago

 

HolyroodDaily Holyrood Magazine

Gray asks Salmond about capacity of new care regulator in Scotland, saying budget cuts & staff shortages are putting paients in danger #FMQ

26 minutes ago

 

ElliotFolan Elliot Folan

Care homes scandal should mean we cancel cuts to care homes regulator, says Grey.#fmq

26 minutes ago

 

csppscotland CSPP Scotland

A noticeably relaxed Iain Gray at #fmq – looks very different from the pressure pot of the #holyrood election campaign

27 minutes ago

 

twodoctors James Mackenzie

The LOLITSP (temp) presses on with problems at the Elsie Inglis care home, ties it to the SNP’s cuts. #fmq

27 minutes ago

 

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

“Speaking as a useless failure…” [laughter; Gray’s eyes twinkle, winks at his audience humbly] Roll on his replacement… #FMQ

27 minutes ago

 

cowrin John Nichol

LOLITSP admits he’s going to put the sparkly suit back in the closet now he’s no longer a daytime TV star #fmq

28 minutes ago

 

BBCAndrewBlack Andrew Black

FMQs underway and labour’s iain gray looking for assurances on care standards after Panorama programme #sp4 #fmq

28 minutes ago

 

adamkmac Adam M

Iain Gray witters on a bit, doesn’t he? He’s so unenganging, uninspiring, and downright dull. #FMQ

28 minutes ago

 

grahame_case Grahame Case

yay #fmq time ! – Iain Gray up first – he thinks he’s a daytime tv star

29 minutes ago

 

Fr_MacKenzie Alexander Belic

Are they doing away with all that what are you up to for the rest of the day malarky? #FMQ

29 minutes ago

 

PeatWorrier LallandsPeatWorrier

*groan* Iain Gray combines low-level comic repartee with horrendous tales of abuse. Not, perhaps, a happy juxtaposition. #FMQ

29 minutes ago

 

TheMainstand Brian O’Rourke

RT @STVNews: First Minister’s Questions: Watch live streaming http://bit.ly/mqmu2J #fmq

30 minutes ago

 

STVNews STV News

First Minister’s Questions: Watch live streaming http://bit.ly/mqmu2J #fmq

30 minutes ago

 

ElliotFolan Elliot Folan

#fmq has begun!

30 minutes ago

 

setindarkness Set In Darkness

Annabel: “To ask the First Minister if he has any plans to see the Prime Minister … cos he doesn’t return my calls anymore :(” #fmq

32 minutes ago

 

cowrin John Nichol

LOLITSP: “To ask the First Minister if he’s coming to my leaving do, as I need numbers for the buffet?” #fmq

32 minutes ago

 

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