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There are many layers to the #Covid19UK human catastrophe but IMO it’s all DELIBERATE @mrjamesob

Not even @BorisJohnson is so ignorant that he can’t understand the seriousness of what is currently unfolding.

The crux is - HE WANTS IT TO HAPPEN!

@sajidjavid @JonAshworth
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If you were looking for the perfect foil for the #BrexitShambles & #NHSPrivatisation in one fell swoop AND you wanted to divert attention from the cronyism & corruption being uncovered every single day….you’d create as much chaos, fear & desperation as possible….
2/
….carefully positioning your scapegoats (the EU/drs/nurses/teachers/refugees….

You’d allow #COVIDDisinformation to run riot, including from the @UKHSA (& conveniently replace #PHE), whilst churning out a #COVIDisOver narrative through a compliant media.
3/
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Oh dear God..

Duncan Buchanan from the Road Haulage Association:

"People aren’t sitting around waiting for visas to get stuck in the U.K. over Xmas…If you were designing a visa system to fail, you would design it something like this."
#BrexitShambles
Damned ‘experts’ eh.
Anyway this is all Blair’s fault of course. 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Just a reminder of how great our EU deal is. It’s really, really, really great. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Another great compilation, ‘Cheaper Food, Clothing and Footwear’, by the Victorian undertaker. 🤦🏻‍♂️
#BrexitShambles
Of course, the European Research Group’s ‘Star Chamber’ 😬🤦🏻‍♂️🤣😱 said it was a good deal so all their years of not doing any European research of any kind really paid off there. #BrexitShambles #idiocracy #ToryBrexitDisaster
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Britain is the Basil Fawlty of the world, without any of the clever lines. The EU is Sybil.
#BrexitIsntWorking #BrexitShambles #FawltyTowers
Manuel has returned to Spain, where he has a good job.
Yes!
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What they promised on red tape and what they have delivered instead to the British public on red tape #BrexitReality #BorisJohnsonMustGo 1/3 ImageImage
Johnson is very clear in this article from 15th April 2016. He claims that being a member of the EU was holding British business back like a jailer with its red tape … 2/3 euractiv.com/section/uk-eur… Image
But below is a tiny example of the massive walls erected by Tories that Brits trying to go about their business day to day are now having to negotiate. Thanks Boris Johnson, you really and truly succeeded in creating the party of Fuck Business 3/3 #GTTO

https://t.co/cA1bo9TnTY
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Morrisons supermarket is the latest UK company to be bought out by US corporate raiders, taking advantage of low valuations due to Brexit....

TAKING BACK CONTROL ???

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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#BrexitShambles #Brexit #Morrisons
#LosingControl
UK is 60,000 haulage drivers short–as a direct result of drivers going home due to the pandemic & finding out conditions & pay are better in France & Germany, post Brexit.

Shortages & price rises are sure to follow.

TAKING BACK CONTROL ???

bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
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#Brexit
The Brexit effect on food supplies and costs is beginning to hit - and restaurants and takeaways struggle....

TAKING BACK CONTOL ???

thelondoneconomic.com/news/takeaways…

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#Brexit
#TakeBackControl
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The implications of Brexit on my small business are that now I have to pay fees to customs agents to verify my imports.
There are not enough of these agents to meet demand.
I have to pay a £75 fee for my goods to take 3-4 weeks longer to arrive whilst they 'process' them.
Since Dec I've read every available piece of information & acted on it in a timely manner.
Huge amounts of time wasted on following poor/wrong information & bad government advice.
Secretive funding provided to help businesses cope ran out before most of us knew it existed!
What I want to know is why the info about funding is part of this section of the government website but isn't mentioned anywhere in the section navigation? It's almost like you only wanted certain people to know about it !!!
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Here is a picture of Lord Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere with Hitler.

He founded the Daily Mail, which influenced British politics, to strongly support for the appeasement of Nazi Germany.

Now his Great Grandson of the Daily Mail supports Boris Johnson 🤷‍♂️ Photo of Hitler. In the 1930s Lord Rothermere used his newsp
"The Mail Online successfully lobbied the Government to delete a tweet denouncing one of its articles, a freedom of information request has revealed"

Sceptics against #Lockdown cited the misleading article that "95% of #Covid cases had underlying causes"
bylinetimes.com/2021/04/07/rel… A Mail Online article that claims 95% of Covid deaths had un
The Daily Mail influenced many people to vote to Leave the EU with front page articles attacking migrants who were 'besieging' and 'swamping' the UK

Daily Mail readers actually upvoted comments taken from Hilter's quotes with 'Jew' replaced by 'Migrant':

huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/08/10/hit… Daily Mail front page covers condemning migrants
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apple.news/AP9ppHtDSRHuux…
The festival includes ‘grow your own’ contest as UK suffers from self imposed #BrexitDisaster to #food supply. Instead of hosting the EU 2023 European Capital of Culture, scientists, technologists, engineers, artists & mathematicians from across the UK
are working together on ten large-scale projects designed to “bring people together and showcase the UK’s creativity globally”. #BrexitShambles disguised as fun competition?
This government will never bring people together. We’re #NotMoving on till they are gone! #GTTO #FBPE
@threadreaderapp please unroll. Tx
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“Taking Back Control!”
So what was that all about?
A few tycoons and Old Etonians getting more control over the rest of us?
Hedge funders escaping higher EU taxes?
Foreign corporations given the freedom to asset-strip the UK?

Let’s take a look.

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#Brexit
#TakeBackControl
04 MAR 2019
Now the UK is flying solo, its companies have low valuations, becoming rich pickings for foreign owned vulture funds.
“For the average firm, Brexit is associated with a value loss of 16.4 per cent against a hypothetical no-Brexit scenario.”

blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/03…
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08 OCT 2019
UK companies are weighed down by additional red-tape which makes it difficult to compete unless they move to an EU base.

accountex.co.uk/insight/2019/1…

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#Brexit
#RedTape
#LosingControl
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Happy birthday in Brexit land! 😡

I spent around 5 hours on this website yesterday trying to help an elderly relative who wanted to send a parcel with birthday presents.

And I wanted to share the joy with you all, because or highlights the #BrexitDisaster!
We have all heard about issues companies have been facing, importing & exporting has become a nightmare and many businesses had to close down.
But even private people who want to send parcels to relatives have to fill out customs declarations with custom codes for each item now.
Imagine what happens if say an old wee granny wants to send a birthday present to their grandchild.

Let's pack a parcel!

1. Find the perfect presents.
2. Wrap it all up.
3. Take it to the post office.
4. Be sent home with your parcel as you forgot the customs declaration.
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So this is a common comment from people who still seem to think that it would be business as usual at the Golf Club after you crashed the buggy into the water hazard and then took a dump in the middle of the pro shop after a skinful of stella, a thread 1/ #BrexitReality `
The single market is a trade bloc, a trade bloc is an area in which all participants agree to trade on the same terms with the same regulations which lessens the burdens of trading with different rules for each country. Bottom line standardisation reduces cost & friction 2/
The deal struck between the Johnson Goverment and the EU, which Lance voted for enthusiatically in the European Parliament ended all standardisation with the single market, this at a stroke threw up the same non tariff barriers experienced by North Korea. 3/ #BrexitReality
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If we were skint after the Darien how come we instantly started servicing English debt (accrued by endless wars with Europeans).

There's a brexit joke in there somewhere.
For the hard of thinking:

The Darien Scheme bankrupted individual rich nobles, not the country.

That's why they were so easy to blackmail, bribe and threaten.

#ParcelOfRogues
99% of Scots who didn't get a say were outraged. Then we were cut off from our biggest trading partner (the French) because England was at war with them.
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2 days to go. 1 downside of Brexit per day for a year. That’s more than one downside for every £million the NHS didn’t get. Reply with suggestions (I can’t do it all!) #Brexit #BrexitReality
1 day to go. Daily Brexit downsides big and small lined up and ready to go. More than a bus-side in a year. Reply with suggestions. #Brexit #BrexitReality
1. Health insurance for travel in the EU countries is no longer free for UK citizens, once your current EHIC card expires (if you have one). #Brexit #BrexitReality
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1/. Britain prepares to leave the EU on 31 December, with or without a deal. #Brexit #NoDeal #NoDealBrexit #BrexitDeal [Sound on]
2/. Preparations for #Brexit continue at a pace across the country. #Brexit #NoDeal #NoDealBrexit #BrexitDeal
3/. Brexit the Board Game.

Fun for all the family this #Christmas . (video by @ShortList) #Brexit #BestThingsAboutBrexit #BrexitDeal
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Is Gove lying to @hilarybennmp & parliament?
Q: you said that Goods Vehicle Movement System & Smart Freight IT systems are in operation. When did that happen?
Gove says "they are in operation & we're refining with business exactly how they should operate for businesses benefit"🙄
#Gove Lies to parliament!! #ToryLiars #BrexitShambles
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@michaelgove giving #Brexit transition statement!!😱
100 Days til leave SM & CU! "Talks progressing" for FTA. Whether secure deal or not = adjustments! Enhanced preparations vital😱 can't be left til last minute! 24% of business believe fully ready!😩
@DavidHenigUK @AnnaJerzewska
Gove claims "We've (govt) taken all the steps required" @FFSake_
Blaming businesses now!! Consequences of a lack of preparedness will = missed opportunities🙄&..potentially wider disruption!"😱
"Publishing reasonable worst case scenario planning assumptions"!
"Prudent exercise if don't improve preparedness & ofc "if our neighbours decline to be pragmatic"😱😩 FFS!!
Est only 30-60% HGVs with right formalities -so turned back at Calais -reduction of flows of 60-80% could lead to queues of 7000 trucks in Kent!!
Claims plenty of time!😱
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The surprising thing is they're surprised about #Brexit. They're as out of touch about this as they are #Covid19

Some examples

1. Don't Break Most Favoured Nation! - It's a WTO basic you can't set different terms, for that you need to be in the EU!

businessinsider.com/leaked-liz-tru…
1a) Even more surprising is they've agreed to this.
TLDR is they know they're fooked in a no-deal no FTA scenario, and with this, they're confirming that.

Like everything else in Johnson land, it's more deception, the wrong idea, delivered in the wrong way, by the wrong people
1b) But it gets worse. I'm not sure whether Truss is smart enough to cover her ass, but I am sure that countries will fall over themselves to challenge this - not just for spite (though that'll happen with Russia), but due to the size.

27 NATIONS FFS

A little more than a breach
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The #InDivEU panel "The EU's Differentiated Future after Brexit" is about to start! 💪

🇩🇪 @GermanyonBrexit
🇪🇺 @BrigidLaffan
🇨🇭 Frank Schimmelfennig
🇩🇪 @FundaTekin17
🇱🇮 Christian Frommelt (Moderator)
Christian Frommelt from @LieInstitut is opening proceedings on the #InDivEU #Brexit panel at #PPCBerlin - tune in before you miss our great expert contributions!

@GermanyintheEU @parleu2020de @AuswaertigesAmt @EPinDeutschland @EUinDE @GermanyDiplo @EUCouncil @MercatorDE

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"While the political declaration is not legally binding, it is the best basis to achieve agreement: it is disappointing to see the British government mover away from it"

Axel Dittmann (@GermanyonBrexit) breaks down the worries surrounding the #Brexit negotiations

/2.2
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4 years ago there was a political disaster, which has damaged the UK and it’s standing in the world, brought about by liars and charlatans and snake oil salesmen who pulled off a massive con. thread /1. #BrexitShambles
They have kept none of their promises. Project fear is most definitely project reality. But their con brought a massive group of us together and we turned our collective pain and anger and the attack on our lives into a European movement of epic proportions #FBPE . /2
We taught ourselves about aspects of the EU and trade that we didn’t even understand before, we learned how to network, how to form alliances. We made friends with people who we would never have had the opportunity to meet in our ordinary lives. /3
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The ultimate #Brexitshambles victory. The partly Turkish, American born, Brussels schooled prime minister waving a Dutch/French produced #bluepassport made in Poland, offering inferior travel rights to Britons whose currency has fallen in value. Bon voyage! #gladtohaveanirishone
Does #PritiPatel not realise that waiting, a lot longer, is exactly what she will be doing with a #bluepassport? I'm sure she does, but hey, that's what. #Brexitshambles koolaid does to you.
@davidschneider @PeterMannionMP @IanDunt @Otto_English @gavinesler @Bonn1eGreer @MarinaHyde @mrjamesob @terrychristian The #brexitshambles brigade can't even take back control of their passport making process without help from the Poles.
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