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There is something seriously wrong with a government who first denies a meaningful vote to parliament hoping for some miracle to break a deadlock and then tries to argue that putting the question before us back to the people is undemocratic.

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How can you damage democracy with more democracy. If you are asked to put your money into an investment fund you get a cooling off period to make sure
1. You understand the implications and risks
2. To make sure you have not been misinformed or mis-sold or pressured into buying
We were asked by Leave to invest in their imagined brexit ideas. We are now being asked to invest in the government’s actual brexit details. So now we have more information to examine our understanding of the implications of the vote and it’s not good.
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When you travel across the EU. You can take your EHIC to ensure you can receive medical care should you be taken ill. This is a reciprocal benefit of being EU citizens. It is particularly important for people with certain kinds
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of medical conditions which they have to declare on private travel insurance policies. For example I know someone who has a minor heart issue which doctors don’t recommend having surgery on at this stage but it means extremely hefty travel insurance premiums as if it were
if it were to suddenly require emergency treatment, it would be expensive and obviously there is a higher risk. Now when she travels across the EU, there is no such worry, the EHIC covers her for any emergency that may arise. This is not a unique situation.
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I am sick of hearing warnings about how if #Brexit is cancelled it will result in violence and therefore we should go ahead with brexit through fear of racists
A lot of this comes from the right who know their project #Brexit is falling apart but whoever now expects anything better or indeed anything good at all from them. It's when you hear it from left wingers it really angers me
People who are receptive to the idea that immigrants have taken the jobs or depressed wages or pushed up housing costs or stretched public services often have genuine grievances in employment housing or access to health and education which are ignored
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What has the EU done for You? Our EU membership has put us at the heart of Europe for 40 years and together with our partners we have created thousands of initiatives and programmes which benefit all all us. Thread/. #ch4eu #FBPE
I want to tell you about a resource you can access which allows you to look at the multitude of ways in which the EU helps us in our lives together as EU citizens. I have pulled out a handful of examples to show you but there are hundreds of documents on the link
Many regions in the UK have had money back from the EU budget in order to support projects which benefit local residents or the local economy. In the website you can search your own region and there are links to further detail but here are some examples from the North West.
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@NickBoles Thread👇
Oh dear, what a pathetic attempt to draw attention from your party’s latest clusterfuck pantomime in Parliament!
Your paranoia reminds me of Trump’s obsession with Hillary. Yes, it IS true that some big, very impressive names support Brexit.
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@NickBoles People of enormous experience & intelligence, of whom you are terrified. People who see Brexit for what it is & oppose the car-crash the Tory party is inflicting on this country & its people to appease the usual tired old handful of geriatric Eurosceptics,
2/
@NickBoles Brextremist bully-boy disaster capitalists out to enrich themselves while screwing this country & the useful Tory party idiots cheering them on.
However, sadly for you, the truth about #FBPE & is much, much worse.
3/
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Well now - fancy that. The self styled push non-elite non establishment man of the people is enriching himself whilst damaging and dividing our country with his toxic brexit.
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5… via @MailOnline
Meanwhile the #3million EU citizens who have invested their lives their money and their time into the UK and worked side by side with their British neighbours will be turned into second class citizens and have been demonised my Mogg and the brextremists.
Don’t you all feel utterly conned? All you people who fell for this “EU is evil, immigration is making you miserable” line? The very people who have spun you this yarn have no faith in the UK. They are investing their money and efforts elsewhere. #FBPE
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On the first day of Brexmas the quitlings sent to me🎶🎶🎶
A fake vicar on the BBC 🎶🎶🎶🎶

Good luck to all #remain ers, especially those at #SODEM this week ...💙🧡💙

#peoplesVote #FinalSayforAll #Finalsay #NotBuyingIt #DontaccepttheDeal #FAB #FBPE
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A withdrawal to leave the EU would require a change to a Member's constitution. A change of mind would require another change to ensure that the decision complies with its constitutional requirements.
This means a change of mind would not be made readily or lightly but only after a genuine change of heart on wisdom of withdrawal. Notification must therefore be revocable if a Member's constitutional requirements are not met.
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1. Don't pin the blame for this debased #Brexit on #Remain #Remainers #RemainerNow
We tried to tell you
WE WERE IGNORED
2. We said a Ref was not a good idea
WE WERE IGNORED
3. We warned Safeguards were needed
WE WERE IGNORED
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Down the 'Leavers of Britain' Rabbit Hole... a live thread: We believe that Leavers of Britain is an astroturf group, probably linked to Matt Elliott and or Steve Baker.
So the Leavers of Britain website makes it seem like a nice and fluffy grassroots organisation. But it is a company, registered at Companies House beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/113943…
Leavers of Britain Registered office address
72 Albert Street, London, England, NW1 7NB. When we put this address into google, *Labour Leave* came up?
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@AnnCoulter And some orange men prefer golden showers but it doesn't make them experts on sewage?
#CoulterGame
#NRAIdiots
@AnnCoulter And some presidents get called to army 5 times but doesn't make them military experts.
@SPD2212
#NRAIdiots
#CoulterGame
@AnnCoulter @SPD2212 Some presidents have multiple bankruptcies but doesnt mean they know about business.

Wow this is fun ann thanks for the game.

#FBPE
#FBR
#CoulterGame
#NRAIdiots
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Paphos has some continuing benefits from being capital of culture last year. Money became available for renovation particularly the old town. Visitor numbers are up. -
The city held some amazing cultural events and was really put in on the European map. The Berlin Philharmonic played to sell out crowds in Paphos harbour but there were exhibitions of art and history and all kinds of music and theatre

cyprus-mail.com/2017/05/02/ber…
Perhaps it drew people who had never visited before to enjoy the wealth of history under the sun here. It’s also the epitome of the joys of Freedom of Movement. -
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Right, so lots going on and I'm thinking of doing some stuff. But I need your advice and feedback! If you could answer the following polls (comments also welcome) that'd help loads!
I am thinking of writing an old skool email newsletter. Probably monthly. It'd be a mix of what is on here but possibly with a bit more #digital, a bit more #France and other things that are interesting. Would you subscribe? (I've not included 'maybe' - I need binary!)
I will be hosting a live podcast all about #Europe and #Brexit with a heavy #FBPE, #StopBrexit, #PeoplesVote slant. Would you be interested in...
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Every now and then, I share some of the daily abuse from #Brexit supporters. Now's as good a time as any for a couple.

They range from simply abusive...

#peoplesvote #Stopbrexit #FBPE
To "not even Google Translate could sort this out"...
Still, lovely to see they are riled. Obviously hitting a nerve. Carry on, everyone! 👍

#peoplesvote #Stopbrexit #FBPE
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1/ Tory #Brexit is not about immigration or strengthening our borders, it's about getting a tax haven. It's about slashing taxes on business and the rich, slashing regulations and workplace rights and privatising the NHS. A thread.
#PeoplesVote #FBPE
2/ Tory Brexiters have repeatedly called for regulations to be slashed, that means health, safety, food and environmental regulations. Often this is couched in terms of the requirements for a trade deal with the US. We all know about chlorinated chicken.
3/ Right-wing think tanks including leading Brexiter MEP Daniel Hannan's IFT and the US Cato Institute called for the NHS to be opened to foreign competition and a bonfire of consumer and environmental regulations
theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
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A little thread on MY personal Brexit "Dividend" 👇👇

I have been waiting patiently & with barely baited breath for someone.. anyone to provide a single benefit to me & mine of #Brexit..
The question has been asked of many MPs & talking heads on both sides of the debate…❓
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And…. Not a scrap, not a trace, not a single little whisper of how I, & people like me, will be “better off” due to UK leaving EU SM and CU.. 🤔

And I don’t just mean financially before anyone comes at me brandishing a hair shirt & self-flagellating.. 🔨🔨
2/
"Sovrinty"? It's just a word & will always be “relative”..…
Control of our own money, borders & laws?… we already had all that..👍
So, whilst I waited, I scraped my personal barrel and came up with a single little splinter of a #Brexit Bonanza …🤨

Drum Roll ..🥁🥁🥁
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I went on the dreaded Fakenewsbook yesterday and posted a tweet to encourage people to book onto the coaches.

Boy.

What a glorious reception I got.
One person interacted with my post. A brit in EU27. One person.
I replied to my own post how it was telling that one person reacted to my post... and they are living in a different country.
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As a #leavernow I must acknowledge that if #brexit fails it will be my two years of ceaseless remoaning that will be to blame
The people who warned Communists that their ideas would not work in practice secretly worked to sabotage the idea just to be proved right so they were sent to the gulag as a #leavernow I acknowledge that if Nissan closed it will be the people who warned it would happen 2 blame
every attempt to implement Communism was similarly sabotaged by 5th columnists who warned leaders of the people of problems were proved right even police states and labour camps could not irradcate subversive thought crime
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I know I tend to harp on about loss of EU funding, but perhaps only those in the North East with political heads know the value of ERDF and ESF funds. The regeneration from the mining and heavy steel and shipbuilding industries came with enormous input from the EU.
It wasn't all them, it would be wrong to claim so, but without their involvement few private companies would have invested. The problem we have now is that those funds are drying up and in the 2019/2020 local authority spending forecasts they will be negligible.
Now many will say, so what, what does it matter. Well 90% of community projects and social projects have had ESF funding, here it has provided over 50% of funding to 1 in 2 projects. All that is ending now.
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1) Was determined to back off Labour & Corbyn this week & support them going forward on #Brexit

But now this, following Corbyn's speech.

Corbyn's team want Brexit. They don't want to listen to the members on a #PeoplesVote & now it's been raised, they are switching position
2) let's just look at the chronology
I) Starmer (but no one else in Leadership) talks occasionally over last 2 years about "exact same benefits" 6 tests
ii) privately, @BarryGardiner describes them as nonsense
@BarryGardiner 3) iii) in run up to conference, probably because they know there is a huge influx of CLP motions asking for an early vote, Corbyn & others start talking about the 6 tests really for the first time.
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Don't think I am far off the mark here; Labour nearly lost around 8 million Socialist voters today. Not necessarily because of individuals representing the party, but because of external aligned beings who are supposedly representing us Socialists 1/10
64% of Labour constituencies voted leave in referendum; over 80% of the electorate in the 2017 general election voted on AT LEAST a ticket of respecting the outcome of the 2016 national referendum where the majority voted leave. 2/10
I don't think you have to be a rocket scientist or Einstein to understand the mass consequences if Labour leave wishes were not fulfilled or completely ignored, but it seems there are some who need some degree of clarity on it... 3/10
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Leave have money, Henry the 8th powers, lies, government, zero opposition, shillbots, MSM, Trump and Putin's "support". They attacked univesities, voters, immigrants, experts and judges.

After 2 years 1 thing is crystal clear. Leave have nothing to offer UK. #PeoplesVote
Real people hounded. Jo Cox murdered. The Brexit Taliban threatened my family, hoped my kids drowned, and my wife raped, said they had "wolves" they "couldnt control" outside the homes of folk who work for my business. #PeoplesVote
I felt totally alone then. I wasn't. The folk who helped get #FBPE off the ground were there too. They suffered too. Remain had nothing. No leaders, no media, attacked on every side. #PeoplesVote
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1) Thread - why do #FBPE peeps attack Corbyn so much?
Many Labour supporters ask, perhaps with some justification, "why do FBPEers go after Labour? This is a Tory problem!"

Here's my personal reasons. I'm guessing however they probably resonate with others
2) firstly, practical, and this is unfair but just how it is.
There is little traction to be gained by attacking the Tory #Brexit position because a majority of Tory voters will simply not care, they support Brexit blindly and won't change their minds easily
3) Labour support however has always been & is increasingly pro remain. Therefore in terms of changing a major party's position on #Brexit (vital to softening or stopping it) it was always going to be far easier attacking Labour Leadership prevarication on #Brexit than Tories
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Little reflective thread. My friend @HaseltonMarlies has been making these poignant, bleak photos of everyday scenes in the UK before it leaves the EU in her #LastMonthsBeforeBrexit series. I've been thinking of where we are now... 1/
I was devastated on 24 June 2016, although I worried Leave might win. In the course of the day I wrote "the UK voted to wreck itself economically to get rid of foreigners". Goodness did I get a lot of grief about that. Lots of people unfriended me, and I unfriended lots others 2/
Including that well-educated (Oxford educated!) white British guy who was joking about that he and others should organize a "leaver's party". Slowly, my anger towards Brexiters has decreased in the a bit over 2 years that followed. However, my anger towards the UK has not. 3/
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