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My hot take for who the #caretakerprimeminister should be: @theresa_may
... Bear with me.

#brexitshambles #toryconference #rebelalliance
@theresa_may Reason 1/5: She won't want it. That makes her perfect. Been there, done that, hated it. No chance of her trying to make a power grab. Keeps things neutral for the election.
@theresa_may Reason 2/5: No-one will want her to do it. She is universally hated We're never going to find someone everyone wants; why not someone no-one wants? Equality, innit?
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Went to my local pharmacist today in County Wexford, Ireland. She said she is already having problems getting prescription medication from Belfast (as she has done for 30 yrs)as the UK have started stockpiling for themselves , which is understandable. (1)
She is currently trying to source 5 full A4 pages of drugs elsewhere. These drugs range in severity from Thyroxine ( Eltroxin) for hypothyroidism to Heart medications. Some medications, she said, don't have a generic alternative and this is going to cause massive issues (2)
After Brexit, she can no longer purchase from Belfast, as it will be coming from a Non EU country, so she would be classed as a wholesaler.
So when the news, and governments tell you that there will be no shortages, they are lying through their teeth to stave off panic (3)
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Here's my thread of thoughts about the Brexit shambles. Sorry for the medical analogy, but it's sort of my thing.
Imagine you have a dodgy gall bladder. It occasionally flares up and causes pain and that sucks, so you go to a doctor for help to have it removed.
During that consultation, your doctor says they can remove the gall bladder and presents you with a consent form to sign. It contains largely incorrect information about the potential risks and problems involved, as well as a long list of unbelievable benefits of the surgery.
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Current state of play with trade agreements planning for life after the EU:

Trade agreements that have been signed:

Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
The Commonwealth of Dominica
The Dominican Republic
Grenada
The Republic of Guyana
Jamaica
2/

Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Chile
Madagascar
Mauritius
Seychelles
Zimbabwe
Faroe Islands
Iceland
Norway
Israel
Liechtenstein
Fiji
3/

Papua New Guinea
Palestinian Authority
South Korea
Switzerland

Mutual recognition agreements signed:

Australia
New Zealand
United States
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More chalked comments seen in a Northern city. Has the #GraffitiGranny of #Wakefield inspired Chalksy of Lancaster?

"Let's bin Brexit"

#Chalksy #LancasterChalksy #RebelAlliance #JustMakeItStop
2) Spotted tonight on my way home:

"Brexit is building walls not bridges"

#LancasterChalksy #StopTheCoup
#MoreInCommon #HeartsNotHate
3) Another message seen on some steps near the river:

"Brexit is wrong on so many levels"

#LancasterChalksy #StopBrexit JustMakeItStop #BrexitShambles
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[Thread] Evening to those following #BrexitShambles. In part 2 of my @BorisJohnson Tweet Analysis (I absolutely refuse to use the term 'deep dive'), I have analysed approximately 900,000 of Bojo's Twitter followers. Why you ask? Well who knows what you may find... #HouseOfCommons
@BorisJohnson Of the 900,000 followers analysed (he has around a million), around 53,000 joined Twitter in July and August 2019. That's around 6%. You can see a clear spike at that time on the graph, well above the average no. created per month, and one standard deviation. What does this mean?
@BorisJohnson Remember, the graph shows when people JOINED Twitter, not FOLLOWED Boris Johnson. If this was a sample of Tweets in a hashtag, it would be highly likely that most of these accounts are fake followers or bot accounts, designed in this case to boost Bojo's follower base, and ego
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Watch the former head of the WTO, sat next to Andrea Leadsom back in 2016, perfectly predict our current situation, 3 years down the line. Amazing.

#brexit #BrexitShambles #BorisJohnson #EUelections2019 #RemainSurge #RemainerNow #RevokeArticle50 @mrjamesob #TrumpVisitUK
Potentially the next PM of this country everyone:
Here's a brilliant graphic which visualises the different trade relations the EU has with various countries
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#MayForceOne out from Berlin

Next stop for @theresa_may - Paris

🇬🇧 Royal Air Force
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#MayForceOne heading back to London from Paris

🇬🇧 Royal Air Force
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#BrexitForceOne #BrexitChaos #BrexitShambles #TheresaMay #Brexit
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Have you read how the Lisbon Treaty will force the UK to adopt the Euro and join the Schengen Area?

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(Spoiler - it's a load of codswallop. Read on and debunk the myths yourself.)

#Brexit #LisbonTreaty #BrexitShambles #BrexitLies #PeoplesVote

@mrjamesob @campbellclaret
You've probably seen one of the attached during your journey through social media. The Lisbon Treaty outlines plenty of changes happening in 2020 and 2022, right? Wrong.

'Why should I believe a remoaner?', you ask. You don't have to. Debunk the myths yourself.
1. Open up the Treaty - eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/… (web) or assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl… (PDF)
2. Ctrl+F
3. Search '2020' - no matches will be found
4. Search '2022' - no matches will be found
5. Pat yourself on the back, you've debunked the myths. The Treaty contains no such changes.
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HoC Brexit indicative votes: FOR-AGAINST

160-400 No Deal
188-283 Common Market 2.0
65-377 EFTA & EEA
264-272 Customs Union
237-307 Labour's 'plan'
184-293 Revoke A50
268-295 Public vote
139-422 WTO terms
Theresa May's deal has - on both attempts - secured significantly less support than a #PeoplesVote achieved tonight.

But the Government groundhog day rhetoric continues...

The public deserves better than this #BrexitShambles - we should #PutItToThePeople Handwritten tallies of votes for different options
Let's just analyse those figures.

#PeoplesVote secured the biggest vote in favour - 268 votes

Obviously I'm not a fan of first past the post, but it did beat all the other options.

In an ironic twist, the vote share on this was 48% - 52%...

#ExitFromBrexit #BrexitShambles
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My thoughts on #PutitothePeopleMarch
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Sincerity? Why did so many people go to London yesterday to stand and shuffle a couple of short miles over a period of 5 hours? Sincerity drove us there in coaches and cars and trains and planes.
Only a sincerely held belief can draw over a million, probably 2 million ordinary citizens from across the UK and make the statement they made to political leaders and self serving political gamers and operators.
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#BrexitCrisis

1. Theresa May claims she has won 'legally binding' changes to her deal
2. But it's not what she promised she would get
3. MPs look like they'll still vote against
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Nobody wants this Brexit - it's time to grow up, and ditch it. Daily Mirror on 🔥🔥🔥

"If you have to blackmail someone into doing it, the chances are it's not a good idea." #Brexit #BrexitShambles
mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
"If you have to blackmail the Prime Minister, Cabinet and Parliament; threaten your friends; ignore the predictions of businessmen, scientists and experts; commit the grossest breach of campaign finance law in history...."
#Brexit
"...steal people's data' rely on Russian bots, fake news algorithms and racists; paint lies on a bus and keep Chris Grayling in a job because he was one of the people who thought this was all a great idea..."
#Brexit #BrexitLies
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1. Neither I nor #Remain millions R Extremists but #Brexit's marginalised the Centre to the point we've become extreme
Extremely Angry
Extremely Politicised
Extremely Determined

Govt/Opposition/#Brexiters/#Lexiters thought we'd just Suck It Up, Get Over It, Move On.

BIG MISTAKE
2. We no longer see Tories or Labour, PM or Corbyn as the only alternative to each other. That's a false conceit you want us to swallow. Tactical voting & social media played out in GE2017. #Brexit is toxic & will continue to be if U don't #RevokeA50. A plague on both your houses
3. This is an Existential & Generational Crisis sucking the life & soul out of our Country..there is No Good..No Viable #Brexit nor #Lexit..both = #BrexitShambles
Both Remove Rights w/o Consent & leave us Worse Off.
There is NO COMPROMISE between IN or OUT beyond the one we have.
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There's been relatively little discussion about Brexit at @ucu VP hustings. This is likely because of our collective levels of despair, and ferocity of views held, but we as a union MUST be on top of the issues as strongly as possible. Here are my thoughts ⬇ /1
Thanks to @alvaromp for the question - I hope to be able to talk more to him and others in person about this (and more) at remaining hustings!
(List: vicky4vp.co.uk/2019/02/10/ucu…) /2
It would be easy to panic & disappear into a black hole of doom over current state of #Brexitshambles. But as a trade union we must always look for ways to defend, protect + improve the situation for our members & for society as a whole. 3/
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John Bercow calling Peter Bone a delicate flower is a thing of joy, and Joanna Cherry ensuring Donald Tusk's words are registered in Hansard tops it all off beautifully

Solid British humour ftw, even in the face of the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit

#MakeItStop #JustMakeItStop
Very pleased that Donald Tusk's heartfelt reaction to the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit is now recorded in Hansard for posterity 🤣

Well done to all of those continuing to speak plain truths
#StandUp2Brexit #MakeItStop

hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-0…
I know everyone's gone straight to fighty biting about @eucopresident's fervent hope that those *responsible* for Brexitshambles will be rewarded with suitable punishment (#NotAllLeaveVoters)

but think it's important to read the full extent of his remarks
consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press…
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1. #Brexit sec: EU may not agree to #ExtendA50

ME: True...so to prevent this #BrexitShambles protect Rights & stop the haemorrhage of wealth & jobs we need to #RevokeA50 #StopBrexit & #Remain in Control in the EU with our current Best Possible Deal. #FBPE theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
2. And B4 you spout the usual #Brexit BS. It was not the largest vote in History if you consider the proportion of the Electorate.
Either way the opinion of 51.8% Voting still =
37% Voters
26.5% of the Ppl
Compound that with
Lies
Illegalities
Lost Mandates
NOTHING LEFT TO RESPECT
3. #Brexit is a Far Right Tory CON the tragedy is that too many Labour MPs are making themselves COMPLICIT.
Any version of #BrexitShambles
REMOVES RIGHTS W/O CONSENT &
LEAVES US POORER
#Lexit doesn't exist..
The ECJ protects US from THEM
#LeaveLies #ABTV
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Here is a round up of our activities today. It was a busy day. We sent volunteers to the Cross in Chester and to Northwich to get out and talk to the people. THREAD
We took our lovely Mascot #EUnice and she really attracted some attention which allowed us to get into conversations with all kinds of people regardless of how they voted in the 2016 referendum.
People wanted to talk to us about how they felt about the #brexitshambles. We asked them what they thought about Mays deal, No-deal or Remain. There was quite a buzz and these were the scores on the doors about half way through.
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Theresa May can't go forward or backward. UK parliament ready to take her down, but she's been the dead wolf since day 1 and she's still here. People without parliamentary democracies don't understand the drama & entertainment they are missing. #BrexitVote
"The vote could be delayed until the day before UK falls out of the EU with no deal." Say what you will about Theresa May, she has created a world where women no longer have to try harder than men, where even the most mediocre woman can hold high office. 🤣
Here's Jacob Rees-Mogg moaning about people "dusting down precedents from the 1860s." 🤣🤣 #TheresaMay #BrexitShambles #BrexitVote
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Meanwhile, the UK government has been found in #ContemptOfParliament, . Ayes 311 Noes 293 for refusing to reveal the AG's #Brexit legal advice.
#GeoffreyCox yesterday on why his secrets were "guarding the public interest" #BrexitLegalAdvice #ContemptOfParliament
Never forget, the Tory's spawning ground @OxfordUnion censored Heather Marsh when she explained exactly who that public was whose interests were being protected. #BrexitLegalAdvice #ContemptOfParliament #Epstein Thread 👇
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There. Is. No. Time. To. Cook. Up. A. “Modified. Norway. Solution.” #BrexitShambles
Also, as others have also pointed out in reply to George, Anders Fogh Rasmussen was PM of Denmark, not Norway.
If you let autocorrect run its course, when you type “Anders Fogh Rasmussen” you get “Andrew Foghorn Rasmussen”
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So, what will @theresa_may do at 5?

* Resign as PM?

Seems unlikely. She's just sat through hours of questioning in the Commons. Why put yourself through it just to throw the towel in?

* Resign as leader?

Takes control of leadership election timing but very high risk strategy.
Danger is that some people do stand against her and she is damaged beyond repair in the first round.

* Offer a #PeoplesVote?

She heard the Commons. She knows that her deal won't get through. Is this her solution? Would be incredible politics and would stop leadership talk.
Reason? There are not enough ERG fanatics to get to 58 for the trigger.

* Just Battle On

Most likely option is that she just explains that there is nothing else on the table and so you'd better stop moaning and get on with it.
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Want to know how & why the British constitution has failed us so badly over the past two years? Leaving aside rights & wrongs about Brexit itself, it comes down to two Prime Ministerial decisions which I suspect are both among the worst in all of British history #BrexitShambles >
1/ Cameron calling a referendum when he was not prepared to stick around and implement the result if it went against him. Referendums are dodgy enough as it is, but Brexit was always going to be impossible to implement when Parliament fundamentally disagrees with the result.
2/ May calling a General Election before she had laid out her own plan for Brexit. Had the last GE been fought on firm Brexit manifestos & won by either side after their positions had been scrutinised and debated, then the winning side would have had a mandate to proceed. >
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So, as Mr Farage @nigel_farage said, this leaflet popped through our doors before the Referendum at a cost of £9M, This is probably the only research most people did, it was certainly true for me. Like most people, I took the EU for granted, it was just, there.

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It was the most important decision of our lives, the government made it clear that we already control our own borders and there would be tough new restrictions on access to our welfare system for new EU migrants. The government was clear we should stay in the EU.

2/11
This is the first mention of leaving the Single Market, not that 'we will' as Farage keeps saying, but leaving will create uncertainty & risk. The government made it clear being in the Single Market means more jobs which rather disagrees with Mr Corbyn's Jobs First #Brexit

3/11
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