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Michael Martin, “the single worst call [Martin] ever had with anyone”. The FT’s Peter Foster claimed he had been told the call was “very difficult”, “stubborn”, “eulogising on sovereignty” and “little grasp of detail” …not even close to “conciliatory”
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Not to be outdone the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, then managed to annoy EU vice president Maroš Šefčovič in a telephone conversation that one EU source characterised as “horrendous”, adding that they had “seldom seen Šefčovič so cross and so upset”.
Described as a ‘tough’ meeting, Sinn Féin’s president Mary Lou McDonald and her deputy Michelle O’Neill, Stormont’s first minister designate, emerged to accuse the prime minister of coordinating with “obstructionist tactics” by the DUP who want to see the protocol ditched.
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Thread. People wonder why I am anti Brexit. Because it wrecked my business almost overnight. I am a U.K. based art dealer who sells to thousands of customers across the EU. 99% of my customers are EU based and before #brexit it was no issue. Like selling to a customer in Hull. 1/
But after #brexit, it fell apart. Instead of taking 4 days from U.K. to customer receiving in, say, Naples, it takes up to 4 weeks. Instead of sticking on a label and posting, I have to fill out multiple invoices and customs declarations. A parcel costing £14 inc VAT to Italy 2/
before #brexit now costs £22 with no VAT. Instead of a customer receiving it and hanging it on their wall, they receive a customs notification demanding import duty, handling fee and 20% VAT before they get it. Approx €230 extra for a €1000 item. Before #brexit they paid 3/
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Russia has fomented the rise of the far right across central and eastern Europe. Like a virus attacking its host, malign Russian influence seeks out and attacks democracies.
Eroding the foundations of democracies takes years to fully achieve the desired destabilizing and disabling effects, as the western model of democracy becomes more discredited and undermined so the Kremlin’s model rises up.
Russia’s networks of influence are complex, rendering a countries ability to conduct oversight through transparency, accountability and the rule of law extremely vulnerable to exploitation and manipulation.
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Profiting from Covid and then partying about it is one facet of the Tories disaster capitalist agenda for post Brexit UK. Instability is the new stability for right wing libertarians the world over. Truss's Global network of Liberty is about the freedom to profit from disasters
big and small, environmental, financial, political, social, the more fuel is poured on the fire by multinationals and hostile foreign actors, the more those less well off will feel its impact.
Social media has been weaponised to spread disinformation and further stoke division, so when Twitter clamps down, Tory politicians move onto Parler, they constantly need panic and lies to sow outrage in the headlines spewed out by off domiciled press barons. Why?
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Tories attacks on the disadvantaged cannot conceal their endless subcontracting scams with taxpayers money, next 2 years £25billion goes to corporate tax incentives. Yet these breaks will absolve corporations of improving public services. Those less well off are made to pay 1/1
as this Govt continues its course of cruel punishment of the welfare state with cuts on UC, fuel/food price hikes causing soaring energy bills/hyperinflation. All during times of crisis, in the past people used to pull together, now Tory populism and greed cause division 2/2
and resentment. This is a grotesque state of affairs where the contrasts between rich and poor widen on an almost daily basis. The Tories show no remorse followed by empty campaigning promises that never see the light of day. They believe they are special, that they deserve 3/3
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If Only - the government since 2010

If only we could appease the ERG we could be a progressive government
If only we could blackmail the EU with our departure , they will agree to anything we say.
If only we could get rid of the EU we could be kings of the world! 1/
If only we were out of the EU you could have cheap shoes
If only you hadn’t believed us we would know what to do next.
If only we could get rid of immigrants we could give you a house
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If only we could get rid of FOM you could have better hospitals.
If only we could have Boris Johnson in charge the unicorns will dance in your gardens every morning.
If only we had sovereignty we could raise taxes from the richest.
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The EU is facing many difficulties, but Brexit isn't one of them | Lorenzo Codogno theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
“Now, the extra paperwork puts off firms that lack the critical mass to absorb the extra fixed costs of handling non-EU trade procedures. Over time, the situation may well improve, but some companies have already given up. British consumers have paid the price,”
This is what I kept talked about for so long. Ultimately in the UK what will happen is, as large multinationals mop up the business previously done by the SME sector, they become even more dominant. Even more capital and wealth will fall into fewer hands
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2017, and still completely correct. It’s time for some grown ups.
#JohnsonMustGo #BrexitHasFailed #BrexitShambles #BrexitDisaster
Always astounding that people can’t simultaneously agree with Blair on Brexit and disagree with him on Iraq at the same time.
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Because it’s undeliverable, and always was. Especially by someone of such jingoistic mediocrity.

Bye then. 👋
#torybrexitdisaster #brexitshambles
Like every Brexit negotiator we’ve had, he leaves behind a trail of mess and distrust, and bewildered allies across the channel. It remains the stupidest thing a country has ever done to itself. #BrexitReality #BrexitHasFailed
At least the Tories will be able to have Lord Frost’s leaving party during a lockdown, the way they like it.
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I don't know; do you!??
I saw @Keir_Starmer on podium at Peoples' Vote March. He was a Remainer. As remainers, all of us, if we truly believe better in than out; WE SHOULD DEFEND IT, with conviction! Big gamble; I believe it's what Labour should do. Campaign on Reverse Brexit
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Labour should 100% differentiate themselves from Tories: on sleaze and on Brexit. Two years of a positive campaign on reversing Brexit unveiling all the false messaging by the gaslighting Tories. Expose the #BrexitHasFailed with the reasons that were always there. Feed the....
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Pigs are still having to be culled on farms because the Govt scheme to overcome the abattoir staff shortage
isn’t working. Zoe Davis of National Pig Association on @BBCr4today says some farmers now having pigs abort their piglets instead of culling them after birth.
The plan had been to fund the freezing of bone-in joints to speed up pork processing before temporary butchery workers come from EU, when joints can be boned. But it’s too difficult to debone joints after freezing and consumers don’t like joints with bones.
So another Govt scheme fails, with terrible impacts on farmers and vets are now being asked to give pigs abortions. Appalling.

#BrexitHasFailed
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It’s all imploding. This is their own propaganda organ’s front page. Tory MPs will ditch Johnson sooner rather than later, they often eat their own leaders. Abysmal state for the UK to be in as #COP26 gasps for breath
#TorySewageParty #TorySleaze #ToryBritain #ToryBrexitDisaster
Boom 💥
Even the Express has had a spiritual lobotomy. #BrexitHasFailed
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I detest Frost's contemptuous attitude to the EU. These are our friends, bonded by history, culture and multi-national families spanning a vast continent. They are our biggest trading market and our closest allies. What the hell are we doing here?
#BrexitHasFailed #BrexitBritain
Absolutely risible, almost paralytically drunk interpretation. #BrexitDenial
It’s appalling bad faith. How can anyone negotiate with a government that behaves in this way? No agreement will have any trust or meaning.
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Viele rechte "EU-Skeptiker" bekommen jetzt feuchte Träume von einem #Polexit!
Der wird aber nicht kommen! 😝
Zum einen hat der #Brexit als erschreckendes Beispiel gezeigt, was das in einer globalisierten Welt bedeutet & zum anderen wäre es politischer Selbstmord!

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Der #BrexitHasFailed & das daraus entstandene #BrexitChaos zeigen wie dumm ein solcher Schritt ist, wobei man sogar noch bedenken muss das UK bei den Verhandlungen sogar noch einen zweiten "Britenrabatt" bekommen haben d.h. es wurden nur die Rosinen raus gepickt!

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Ich denke wir sind uns einig das die EU soetwas kein zweites mal macht & das man bei keinem anderen Mitgliedstaat je wieder derart entgegenkommend sein würde! 🤔
Das sind die Vorüberlegungen zum IST-Zustand, aber kommen wir jetzt zu den Fakten was den #Polexit betrifft!

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It’s easy to have a degree of schadenfreude about #BrexitFuelShortages. #BrexitHasFailed as it was always a shit idea.

But I commute 130 miles round trip to single-handedly provide lung cancer services to a region and am now worried my patients’ cancer care will be affected.
The region I provide lung cancer services to voted to leave the EU. They didn’t vote for fuel shortages, gas price rises, empty shelves, or their cancer care to be affected.

#BrexitReality is hitting home, and it will be my patients that suffer.
My three nearest petrol stations are shut down.

How can anyone in @Conservatives govt justify the self-inflicted harm on this nation to any one of my patients.

You can’t magic up more oncologists, like almost everything else, there is a national shortage.
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