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Cycling in London, a thread:
So this morning cycling to class I had one person undertake the main traffic to come into the bus lane where I was cycling, drive about an inch from me at 40mph to turn left in front of me. BMW driver, you sir, are a ******.
I had at least two white van drivers drive close to me, when they didn’t need to, at speed simply to intimidate me.
I had numerous cars driving dangerously and erratically, trying to overtake me on island crossings, closing space when I need to cycle around parked cars and generally being aggressive and impatient.
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Hi everyone,

As well as PM voting against Welsh Assembly in 97 (after a ref passed to create one with slim majority), and was part of Shadow Cab which argued putting it to another vote in 2005 Con Manifesto, we thought you'd like to know what Brexiters said during debate...
. @OwenPaterson said during those debates:

"...the referendum was a fiddle. It is outrageous that a move that will irrevocably alter the United Kingdom's constitution should be pushed through without consulting 85 per cent. of the population."
Whilst @bernardjenkin accused the Government (who were enacting results of a slim majority referendum) that they were:

"Using the sort of democratic logic of which Saddam Hussein would be proud, the right hon. Gentleman would cheerfully claim a yet bigger mandate for his plans"
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Hi #CPC18, I’ve got a few thoughts for you.
All this shenaniganary about the border in NI is a wee tad confusing, so let’s chat.
As the Conservative *& Unionist* Party, you must understand the damage your doing to the Union with Brexit.

No form of Brexit is good for the NI situation. Brexit, in every form, puts the Union at risk. #CPC18
But then again, not much was thought of those outside Britain, was there? That’s why you called it British-Exit, instead of UK-Exit. (NI is part of the UK, but not a part of Britain.)
Basically words matter, & the semantics of this tell us you don’t care. But I digress.
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There are other, more substantive concerns to focus on as the Kavanaugh show hearings start today, but I'm particularly struck that to be a Trump Supreme Court nominee is evidently first and foremost to be a sycophantic toady. #TrumpJudges 1/
Neil Gorsuch went out of his way to tell Trump that his speech to Congress, which addressed several matters likely to come before the Supreme Court, was "magnificent"—apparently to reassure Trump of his loyalty when Trump started to worry about that. 2/
In fact, Gorsuch went beyond praising the speech itself to "congratulate" Trump for the "great start" to his presidency—a "start" full of things that already were being challenged in federal court at the time. 3/
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Umm, is that a threat?

"Anybody needing that much time when they know there is no Russian Collusion is just someone...looking for trouble."

Obstructing an investigation...even one that may not result in criminal still Obstruction of Justice.

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Unite Members:

57% backed #PeoplesVote
24% leave voters backed #PeoplesVote

West Midlands car workers:
“Only now have voters started to see through the initial referendum campaigns and truly understand the implications & costs of leaving the EU."…
Unite union:

"open to the possibility of a vote on any deal the Tories come back with"

"members fears that the Tories' in-fighting and destructive red lines will bring ruin to their jobs and communities"

Unite Statement:…

Great speech by Julie Ward MEP on why she marched with #WomenForEurope for a #PeoplesVote

Women and the young will be the most affected by #Brexit

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It seems #NeverAgainIsNow hit a nerve & lots of people share my fury. So my question is #WhatsNext

What can we do to make a difference? 1/
I have some suggestions but if you have others, please add to this thread.

#NeverAgain means we need to stop this, together /2
If you’re in the USA or have an American bank account, donate time or money to these organisations…
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#FBPE is on the same side as:
Unite, GMB & Community Unions
Labour NW & West Midland MPs
Majority of Labour MP's
Majority of UK population
UK public
Majority of Labour members
Green Party
On: #CustomsUnion #SingleMarket & #PeoplesVote
The transport union, TSSA:
"The left should unite now and come together to stop this Tory act of war against our class...

Supporting Tory/UKIP Brexit is unacceptable class collaboration.
Full stop.

I like this. This is fighting talk


#StopBrexit !!
TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes:

"Our focus is our people, their rights and those of their families, which includes retaining their ability to move across EU borders freely”.

TSSA was and is in favour of remaining in the EU.…

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Some Gladbach fans were in the news in Germany for chanting that referee Bibiana Steinhaus is a “whore.”

We need to talk about sexism in German football, as unfortunately, reality showed that it could have devastating consequences. (Thread)
First of all, numbers. My partner joined me to football in a few countries & it's always the same question: Why aren’t there as many women at the ground as in DE?

She’s not wrong. Per @DLF, 35% of stadium-goers in Germany are women. In the Premier League, for instance, it’s 25%.
More than one million football club members in Germany are women. Which is a lot. And that could mean a change in how women fans are being perceived by their male counterparts and clubs alike.
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On 29 April 2015 at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, @HillaryClinton delivered the first policy paper of her campaign for the Democratic nomination. It was called "Race and Criminal Justice" and it was not only impressive, it was brilliant. 1/
By that time I knew Hillary Clinton. I mean I had come to understand how she thought about policy & how she viewed this second run.

She was sending a clear signal that day that most ignored or were simply unwilling acknowledge.

This was why she was running for President. 2/
In that speech she said things that no other major politician had had the guts to say. As many pointed she said things that President Obama wasn't able to say.

It was a courageous way to start her campaign. For a woman accused of always playing it safe this was her hell no. 3/
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