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1 #EUelections a message to UK voters from Germany.

For anyone who actually cares about what happens to #Europe & the world:
the #EUelection is NOT A PROXY 2ND REFERENDUM.

Your vote will NOT deliver #Brexit / stop Brexit.
The EU Parliament does NOT have these powers.

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2 But your vote in the #EUelection2019 DOES have real-world consequences.

Right now, under the Spitzenkandidat system, the EPP's #ManfredWeber, of the right-wing anti-immigrant pro-backroom-lobby Bavarian CSU - is on course to become the next EU Commission president. 😖
3 If #ManfredWeber becomes Commission president, it's curtains for any chance of saving the world from #ClimateCollapse.

His CSU are way to the right of Merkel - & literally in the pocket of the German auto industry.

For good measure, Weber is also mates with #ViktorOrban 🤢
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I say this with a great, and sad reluctancy. But having spoken to two @brexitparty_uk candidates in my local area today, I no longer find myself at a point where I can physically say that I will vote, in the EU elections tomorrow, for the Conservative Party. #EuElection2019
Who I will put my X in the box for I do not know, but a number of factors have lead me to this decision, which I do not take lightly. Chief amongst which is the so called ‘deal’ that Mrs May announced yesterday. It is anything of the sort, it is not a deal nor compromise. #Brexit
Instead it is a complete and utter capitulation by the Prime Minister which has backfired horrendously. The promise of a second referendum in a parliament where the MPs overwhelmingly voted to remain in their own personal votes is strategically inept. #EUelection2019 #Brexit
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@_aLFRe_ @derbeHotline @TajanaGudenus 1. Why do I have a problem?
I'm in Germany.
But would not rule out intelligence services being involved in the #Strache-Video.
@cicero_online mentions #Mossad (Israeli secret service) - I'm not certain.
German #BND - I would not rule out!
#IbizaGate
@_aLFRe_ @derbeHotline @TajanaGudenus @cicero_online 2. #Boehmermann (GER comedian): Knew about #Strache-Leak in April 2019, but I think this is too big for him.
"Zentrum für Politische Schönheit" (#ZPS from #Ruch, is a far left leaning outfit engaged in "political happenings") may be involved. I also posted names.
@_aLFRe_ @derbeHotline @TajanaGudenus @cicero_online 3. My take: The #Strache-Video
- was planned for a long time
- planning includes befriending & gaining the trust of #Gudenus
- Gudenus introduced the "fake billionaire" to #Strache
- the #villa had to be set up (cameras & more): Ask re owner, who rented it out?
#IbizaGate
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1/3) A note on the European elections #EuElection2019

The #EuropeanParliament does not have a government.

This means that the system does not operate like a national parliament.

To be a successful parliamentarian means having to work the committees.
2/3) Successful committee work rewards parliamentarians who can build consensus.

Those who are nuanced, enjoy the detail, read research, and engage in compromise are winners in this system.

Conflictual ideologues, flag wavers, and oppositional politics are not rewarded.
3/3) Therefore if you want your vote to have the most impact, vote for a parliamentarian who is best suited to doing committee work.

This might sound boring. But that's how the EU works.

#EE2019 #EuropeanParliament @app_voting
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In /most/ regions (in England) the LibDems *do* have the best chance in the #EUelection2019 /however/ treating each region each region the same is naive and wrong. There are small regions (3-5 seats) and large regions (8-10 seats) and they can be treated differently.
In a small region, tactical voting necessitates targeting a single party - and it should be the party that has the most natural support in that region i.e. the one that has the best chance of winning and the most people would be comfortable voting for if asked to vote tactically.
From the polling and tactical voting calculators I've seen, most are simply looking at the base voting intentions and selecting the highest - none of them are asking or trying to work out which party tactical voters would be most comfortable voting for.
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