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So. Have filed my last #Brexit Bulletin (remember Brexit?) for @Telegraph - a quick thread on where we are at the moment ("in limbo) and where we might end up (God knows, hopefully somewhere less ideologically driven) 1/Thread…
@Telegraph First, where we are now - in short, "in limbo". So what does that mean in practice?

- both sides shared draft texts; handful of officials on either side are combing drafts but there is NO back and forth

- but in practice #Brexit meetings are cancelled. Specifically.. /2
@Telegraph The @michaelgove ‘XO’ cabinet committee, which oversees Brexit readiness, was suspended a week or so back, along with all the Whitehall and other official meetings that supported it. I understand the Cabinet has been told it won’t sit again “until further notice”. /3
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PRO: potete selezionare varie lingue tra cui l’italiano. IMO la traduzione è più complicata dell’originale. Se sapete l’inglese leggete in originale che è sempre meglio.
Nel menu ci sono varie sezioni utili: PLAYERS chi sono i personaggi coinvolti...
....evidenze del fatto che Q e Trump lavorino insieme, conteggio del numero di “accuse sigillate”, etc
CONTRO: date/orari dei post sono in fuso orario ita, mentre scoprirete che orari e date HANNO UN SIGNIFICATO, quindi è meglio vedere quelli originali
Cos’è #QAnon?

Q è un’operazione di intelligence militare della Agenzia di Sicurezza Nazionale (NSA) degli USA resa pubblica nell'ottobre 2017, ma iniziata/pianificata più di 20 anni fa.
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Jan 9th the WHO told us #Coronavirus was a potential Pandemic.

Today. Finally. The Sunday Times noticed we'd wasted the time.

But even they've made it about #Cummings. The rot is deeper.

A free press is whistleblower & protector. A thread on their scrutiny of #COVID19.

How long should we give UK Press to notice? Major viral outbreak notifications are severe alerts.
The Government must jump into action.

So how long to ask for a press conference?
To ask for a status?

A week? Two weeks?

Let's be kind.

Let's give them a month.
Feb 9th

The Express was cheering at the economic boom we'd get from Brexit.

The Mail worried about Harry Dunn?

Observer fretted about health security.

Telegraph bemoaned a potential mansion tax and pensions raid.
How ironic.

None spotted no containment at airports.
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Ein Brief nach #Oesterreich in Zeiten der #COVID19 Krise

Ich lebe in Edinburgh, der Hauptstadt Schottlands, wo der Wind fast immer weht und der Virus leise wütet. „Ihr seids spät dran.“ Eh. Großbritannien hat wie immer einen ganz eigenen Lösungsweg eingeschlagen...
fundierend auf der Theorie der Herdenimmunität. Die (Menschen)- Herde ist dann immun, wenn der Großteil der Bevölkerung durch eine Impfung oder Infektion immunisiert wurde. Nun hat das hiesige Gesundheitssystem allerdings nur 6.6 Intensivbetten pro 100.000 Personen zur Verfügung.
Wenn also zu viele auf einmal krank werden… dann gibt es keine Herdenimmunität, sondern nur Chaos und Leichenwägen. Ich mache mir aber keine Sorgen, denn wenn ich aus meinem Küchenfenster hinausschaue, sehe ich das Dach der Holyrood Distillery. ...
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“The Scottish government has paused work on preparing for an independence referendum this year”

Constitution secretary Mike Russell @Feorlean in letter to @michaelgove
Mike Russell also calls on UK for “equivalent action” to delay #Brexit process, putting off UK/EU negotiations for six months
Scottish Conservative @murdo_fraser says #indyref2 decision is “very welcome news and will come as a relief to workers and businesses alike”
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1/6: Word on the street is that common sense is breaking out & government may be privately recognising that #Brexit negotiations now need to be postponed & transition extended beyond end December. This was always the right answer: here are 5 reasons why it is now doubly right...
2/6: Bandwidth. All UK & EU efforts should be devoted to tackling the massive #COVID crisis. Senior ministers & officials cannot have enough time now for the crucial business of deciding our long term relationship with #EU. And don’t forget #COP26 climate conference in Nov..
3/6: Practical. Travel suspensions are likely to last for months. Virtual negotiating is unsatisfactory. How do you read body language & do the private deal in the corridor? Also harder to coordinate large teams. And presumably key individuals will get ill along the way..
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EXC: As this week's #Brexit talks formally canned, understand now top-level acceptance that UK WILL seek extension - just question of timing& choroeography. Details here 1/thread…
This marks shift of top-level thinking even from weekend when 'big five' in No 10 REALLY REALLY didn't want to seek extension - and officially that remains position per statement tonight. BUT... /2
Reality is already biting.

- two Director-Generals (that's a rank below perm-sec) on #Brexit negs have already shifted to #coronavirus duties

- Cab Cmme on both EU and US trade talks have been canned. "expectation" is that UK/US talks won't proceed/open even by vidlink. /3
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MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: REMEMBER these are just NUMBER of POS #Tests and we can't TEST in US Right @VP #Pence and local transmission is on the rise in many places, especially Europe and US.
#China's @JackMa sent FLIGHT off to #US 3 hours ago with #TestKits see next tweet.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: A HUGE TY to @JackMa. .TWEETED 8:09PM SUN PM The first shipment of #masks and #coronavirus #testkits to the #US is taking off from #Shanghai.
All the best to our friends in America.
PLS Tell us when you get one.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be #Italy,” @Surgeon_General warned Mon. Widespread #socialdistancing could help change that trajectory, he said.
SEE @MartyMakary ARTICLE @maddow @CNN
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Back to #Brexit - this @MakeUK_ report (which shows EU sentiment weakening towards EU post #Brexit) would be big news it if wasnt for #coronavirus - export orders go negative for first time since Q4 2016. /1…
@MakeUK_ "Shocking drop in exports could not have come at a worse time ahead of potentially difficult trade talks where the clock is running down fast." says @SNevin1 the Manufacturing body's chief economist. /2
@MakeUK_ @SNevin1 As you'd expect, chemicals, cars n aerospace facing headwinds.... /3
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🇪🇺The EU is ramping up measures to get mask, respirators etc to other EU members as quickly as possible🇪🇺
So ...we'll be OK.
Oh ....wait..............
#WhereIsBoris #conservativevirus #ToryBrexit
🇪🇺Now confirmed by BBC that the UK will be treated as a Member State and be able to purchase EU-made ventilators! This will not be the case when #Brexit really happens. In the mean time I say "Thank you EU"
Compare this with @BorisJohnson : 'Cull the oldies'
suggest people write/email their MPs and INSIST UK attends briefings and takes them up on this offer.
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I see some are arguing that the economic hit from #coronavirus means we should now extend the #brexit transition period (or even #rejoinEU 🙄). They typically make up to four points – but none of them seem at all convincing… (1/6)
First, that it's now much harder for UK and EU negotiators to travel and meet in person. But so what? This is the age of video conferencing and the internet, and we can surely work around this... (2/6)
Second, that government energy spent on #Brexit negotiations would be better spent on dealing with #coronavirus. I have a little more sympathy with this point, but don’t we still have enough ministers, civil servants etc to do more than one thing at a time? (3/6)
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The words HERD IMMUNITY are bastardised - BigBrother Newspeak 1984

You do NOT get HERD IMMUNITY exposing the population. The OPPOSITE. You vaccinate everyone to ensure they are NOT exposed.

A Perversion - kill the MANY to help THE FEW.


Herd 2/7
Let's imagine we change #Covid19, and replace it with SmallPox.

Now Patrick Vallance says, we need to create herd immunity in the UK by slowly letting SmallPox spread through the population.

Feeling good about that?

Trolls now say I chose a sensationalist disease:
Herd 3/7
That's because they're muppets.
Smallpox is relevant because
a) we let it spread - for about 900 years,
b) it was the first disease we created a vaccine for,
c) it is the ONLY disease irradicated through ONLY vaccines…
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Our academics and researchers from across the College are providing their analysis of the #Budget2020. A thread 👇
Dr @AnaNMijic (@ImpEngineering) welcomes funding for flood defences, but highlights the challenge that large investments in road and housing infrastructure projects will increase pressures on the natural environment. Read her full comment: #Budget2020 A quote from Dr Ana Mijic:
Dr @HarjoatBhamra (@ImperialBiz) said a budget focusing on ‘red wall issues’ will have to wait, as #COVID19 takes a higher priority. Read his full comment: #Budget2020 A quote from Dr Harjoat Bhamra:
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To honor my upcoming 1000th Follower I decided to make a thread of #QProofs

Not all are #QAnon followers and it may be new information to them or anyone who scrolls past

Plus it's just amazing to see all the evidence laid out

So off we go!!!!

We'll start with my favorite #QProof

A image posted by POTUS where the thumbs formed a Q.

But even more impressive when downloaded the file name began with DO IT Q!


There are NONE!

Q and POTUS both post about Iran

Q Drop 1320
POTUS tweet on 1-3-20
Both with 7:44 time stamp

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Altijd leuk als mensen een #thread maken over hun ideeën.
@PietLekkerkerk maakte een thread over de #EU-standpunten van #FvD omdat hij vindt dat deze standpunten onzinnig zijn.
Hier👇zijn thread en mijn antwoord.
Piet vraagt (tweet 3👇) naar de onderbouwing voor 2 beweringen van #FvD:

-dat de EU ons miljarden kost
-dat economieën in Zuid-Europa kapot gaan door de #EU

Eerst gaan we kijken naar de miljarden.
Piet stelt dat het ‘maar’ 1 miljard per jaar is.
Zijn linkje werkt niet meer, dus ik heb zelf even gegoogeld en kwam hier terecht.
Volgens de EU zelf👇 betaalde NL in 2017 bijna 2 miljard meer dan het ontving.
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EXCORIATING OpEd from ⁦@PauleverittADS⁩ on ⁦⁦@grantshapps⁩ decision not to seek assoc membership of EU air safety body EASA after #brexit - says govt is ideological and not listening. 🔥🔥🔥1/thread…
@PauleverittADS @grantshapps This is a doozy of an article, seething with frustration.

Point 1. @ADSgroupUK the Aviation industry lobby is NOT giving up on this.

"Continuing our participation in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is industry’s top priority" /2
@PauleverittADS @grantshapps @ADSgroupUK Point 2. EASA pays, and has enabled UK to "influence in one of the two major global regulators, and eased access to our export markets, not just in Europe but around the world."
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One of the reasons why business associations are so annoyed and so powerless in #Brexit is due to how they've been played by three UK Governments since 2015

That they are annoyed is covered here:

How it happened is covered in this thread
Stage 1️⃣
2015, prior to UK General Election

UK business associations to Tories, in private: do you not think doing this EU referendum is dangerous?

Cameron: I committed to it in 2013. But I will not likely win, so it will not happen

UK business associations keep quiet
Stage 2️⃣
2015, Cameron wins General Election, has to do referendum

UK business associations to Cameron, in private: what do you want to renegotiate with the EU?

Cameron: don't worry - only minor things. I'm not messing with the Single Market

UK business associations keep quiet
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The anti-German rhetoric from mainly older Leavers makes me so angry...
No one can deny that country has some totally hideous history, but this is far from the modern Federal Republic.
Germany has much to admire and emulate, something that would benefit Britain.
The most fundamental difference is a culture where Government more actively seeks to fulfil the social contract between the state and the people.
Germans have longer holidays
Pensions/benefits much higher
There is investment in sports facilities, spa, pools available to all
..not just for those who can afford private clubs.
They already have their HS2.
Germany has been generous to the world financially; the biggest funder of the EU, has taken in huge numbers of desperate people.
Never mind the fact that the country provides us and the world..3/x
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On #Brexit, and Cross-Border Trade.

You may recall I've written before on the perils of being an SME Importing from / Exporting to the EU, post #Brexit.

Context : I import and export motorcycle and cycle parts, spares and accessories.
I've written about the four separate contradictory sets of information I and others have received from the former DExEU, on Cross-Border Trade Regulations and Documentation.

Instead of saying "Nobody knows" now I can now write "Now we know, and it's even worse than we feared."
It's about Cross-Border Documentation.

Non-EU Norway & Switzerland applied for waiver under EU Customs Code by international Agreement, and got it.

No paperwork. No fees. No problem.

The official UK 'Border Delivery Group' has stated they will not bother asking for a waiver.
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EXC: 🚨🚛🚇⛴🚨🔥

Logistics/Freight/Ports/Shipping all FURIOUS & BAFFLED after govt tells them it won’t seek waiver on EU Safety & Security Border declarations. #Brexit red tape bonanza dead ahead. My latest for ⁦@telebusiness⁩ 1/thread…
@telebusiness So first the 'what': last week at the Brussels negotiations the UK indicated it did not wish to remain part of the EU's safety and security zone.

As a result the UK will not seek a waiver for safety and security declarations for ALL goods coming/going UK-EU and vice versa /2
@telebusiness This was communicated to industry stakeholders last week in a note from the Border Delivery Group to industry stakeholders - such as UK Chamber of Shipping, ports operators, Freight Transport Association, Bifa (the Freight Forwarders Association) Eurotunnel et alios. /3
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"I think my County will be better managed if the Government doesn't have to face Parliamentary scrutiny about any of its 'plans'.

Since it can achieve this simply through #coronavirusuk inaction, it has my support".
Nah. Fear mongering. Obviously, they'd never do that.

OK, Mr/Mrs "Trust the Government so much despite #Floods and #Brexit".

Find the flaw⏬

Thread: Sri Lanka and Indonesia doing a better job of airport monitoring than the UK.

Oh and if you weren't convinced. Taken over last two days...
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Getting seriously fucked off at quitlings demanding we move on from #Brexit when it is an injury yet to be inflicted

When they don't give a fuck who it hurts
Getting furious at being told by quitlings to grow up when they have absolutely no interest in the practical real world consequences of brexit or inclination to take responsibility for them
Being called a traitor by brexiters when the whole project is backed by a hostile foreign power and may well result in there being no more great Britain
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A friend just went to 4 asian countries. He's back now and self isolating. His comment

"In every country we passed through we were strictly monitored at the border for contagion. Including IR fever technology.
Except one.
The UK.
Checks were completely lacking."
@patel4witham is content to play politics at the home office while forgetting her day job is to manage border security.

@BorisJohnson is writing a book in the full knowledge that the day job is protecting the realm.

How countries respond in first days defines viral spread
This is what happens when you elect people who have learned nothing about delivery.

Instead these populist idiots have learned everything about politics, bigotry and rabble rousing...

Just what you don't need in a healthcare crisis.
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Thread 1/8
A great public service to have a doctor on Monday's @JeremyVineOn5. 👍

🤔 Or was it?
JV introduces "a great doctor"...

In what galaxy is Mr Bull a 'great doctor'?
Maybe he was 25 years ago- the last time he worked in the #NHS.
Since he gave up (& after we'd paid the entirety of his 6+ yrs medical training), he's been a model, a 'TV doctor' & a property speculator. 💰
I know a couple who qualified around the same time as Mr Bull.
They've run an extremely busy 14,000 patient surgery for decades, incorporating GP trainees on site & at Uni on their 'days off'.

Who's been the best value to the taxpayer & #NHS for their £100K+ training?
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