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1/ To understand #Brexit you have to know about the Koch brothers, who are using their $90bn oil and gas & manufacturing fortune to drive US politics in the direction of ultra-free market 'libertarian' economics, & whose influence extends deep into #Brexit politics.
#PeoplesVote
2/ Here is David Koch's program when he stood as a Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential candidate in 1980. Take your time to read it. It is terrifying in its extremism. For example he opposed all income tax. And remember, he and his brother are worth around $90bn.
3/ The Kochs are spending around $400m on the upcoming US elections. The network of think-tanks political organisations they fund and control is enormous. 3 names stand out with regard to #Brexit, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, and the Atlas (Network) Research Fdn.
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1/ It has gone largely unnoticed that #Brexit is closely tied to climate change denial.

55 Tufton Street in Westminister is home to 8 right-of-centre organisations combining support for #Brexit and climate change denial
independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
#55TuftonSt #PeoplesVote
2/ Another article on the pro-Brexit and climate change denial organisations based at 55 & 57 Tufton St, including Vote Leave, the TPA & the IEA (linked to Raab) and some familiar names - Matthew Elliot, Owen Paterson, Nigel Lawson, Hintze & Gove.
desmog.co.uk/55-tufton-stre…
3/ A graphic showing some of the links between Brexiters and the transatlantic climate change denial network. Some familiar names - Fox, Davis, Gove Paterson, Farage and Arron Banks.
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1/ They have attacked the Electoral Commission & the Civil Service & from Theresa May downwards they attacked the Article 50 case courts and those taking the case to court - The Tory right has been attacking the institutions which underpin our democracy.
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
2/ By ranting about the "Will of the People" the Tory Brexiters and their press allies have demonised opponents of #Brexit as "enemies of the people" and so as saboteurs, plotters, traitors and subversives, thus undermining the core democratic right to oppose.
3/ The industrial scale mendacity of the Tory Brexiters and their press allies is not merely promoting falsehoods, it is undermining democracy itself by destroying the common ground of agreed truth which is required for political debate and decision-making.
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1/ A short thread on Liam Fox and his transatlantic connections:
Atlantic Bridge: desmog.co.uk/atlantic-bridge.
This links with climate denying billionaire & Tory donor Michael Hintze. Koch bros funded ALEC and Heritage Foundation in the USA, & Gove & Johnson
#TrumpProtest #Brexit
2/ Fox has held repeated meetings with the Heritage Foundation, funded by the Koch Brothers & known for supporting climate science denial and being highly influential in shaping the new Trump administration. It also has many other ties with Tory Brexiters.
desmog.co.uk/liam-fox
3/ Hedge Fund billionaire & Tory donor Michael Hintze funded Atlantic Bridge & is a key funder of UK climate science denial think-tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation founded by Nigel Lawson & based at #55TuftonSt.
desmog.co.uk/global-warming…
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