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[Thread] 1) @Nigel_Farage, as hothead-in-chief, deserves a Twitter analysis. So I analysed a recent Tweet of his which has about 6,500 Retweets. The tweet in question is the one where Farage is obviously playing two truths and a lie [see screenshot]. #ٍStopTheCoup #Brexit
2) Why did I choose this tweet? It's because we are interested in what messages get amplified the most. So I downloaded Farage's TL to see which was the most retweeted. Twas the aforementioned ofc! The graph shows Nigel's recent RTs by number over time #StopTheCoup
3) As before, I will examine the biographical details of those who retweeted this tweet. A count of the most common words reveals that the most common biographical detail of those who amplified this tweet is MAGA, followed by Trump, followed by Brexit [See below]. #StopTheCoup
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Using various online IDs to infiltrate Far Right Groups and gain their trust, we've been been 'promoted' and 'vouched for' to join a #Nazi Forum which validates people's aryan ethnicity, or denounces those not qualifying ...
In order to comment, you have to provide full data of your own ethnicity. They discuss the 'taxonomy' of races, to protect against 'the poisonity of the white purity'. Here's some of the moderators.
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@aaronjmate @TYT @MotherJones @theintercept @democracynow But Aaron, there is a price to pay for pushing fiction, rather than facts: And that is that most of these (fake-) news outlets lost all or at least a lot of credibility and what is #journalism without credibilty?
#TrumpRussia
@aaronjmate @TYT @MotherJones @theintercept @democracynow 2. I recall a time when #CNN was "first for breaking news", the go-to channel when big news broke (from the passing of Princess Diana to 9/11), since #Election2016 many rightly called it "The Clinton News Network" & I hardly tune in.
#TrumpRussia #Media
@aaronjmate @TYT @MotherJones @theintercept @democracynow 3. Many great papers made the same mistake: The #NewYorkTimes, with 127 Pulitzer Prizes, suddenly allowed opinion pieces to be written by conspiracy nut #LouiseMensch. You can damage your good reputation with just one lousy piece.
The #NYT:Not completely fallen yet, but weakened!
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Putin has actively sought to destabilize the EU by supporting nationalist, populist parties like the League. In May, the Austrian gov’t fell after a video revealed the leader of Austria’s R wing discussing public contracts in exchange for RU campaign aid. nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“Funding to an Italian political party by a foreign state is illegal,” said Emanuele Fiano, member of Parliament who called on Mr. Salvini to appear before the Lower House to explain the financial negotiation heard on the tape.

nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“It’s also dangerous to know that an Italian party has a contract of collaboration with a foreign state,” he added in an interview.

Two former prime ministers from the Democratic Party also called on Wednesday for an official inquiry.
nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
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💰Banks, Farage, Bannon & Trump

Banks’s affairs have also fallen under scrutiny outside the U.K. Banks, Wigmore, and Farage came to public attention in the U.S. shortly after the 2016 elections.
#Brexit #2016Election
newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
🔑In London, few days after they were photographed with Trump outside of Trump Tower Banks and Wigmore again met with Yakovenko the Russian Ambassador, detailing their meeting with Trump & passing on contact info for members of Trump’s transition team.
newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
🔑Yakovenko was expelled from the US as a Soviet spy in 1986.
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💰Arron Banks - Panama Papers

Offshore secrets of Brexit backer Arron Banks revealed in Panama Papers
The British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar emerge as key locations in the affairs of Arron Banks, who spent £7.5m funding Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU campaign group ahead of the Brexit referendum on 23 June.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
The Panama Papers show that Banks is a shareholder of PRI Holdings Limited, which Panamanian-based Mossack Fonseca set up as an offshore company in 2013.
PRI Holdings is based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a UK offshore territory & int’l tax haven.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
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‼️VoteLeave: Electoral Fraud?

VoteLeave, the official referendum campaign that was partly funded with taxpayers’ money, looks to have committed what may be one of the biggest incidents of electoral fraud in Britain in more than a century
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
Compelling evidence provided by Shahmir Sanni, a Vote Leave whistleblower, Gavin Millar, a QC at Matrix Chambers, an expert in electoral law, told us that this was of a scale and seriousness that simply hasn’t been seen in Britain in modern times.
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
📌The investigation into VoteLeave is just one of a number of ongoing inquiries into potential crimes.

Many of which were facilitated by new technology.

👉🏼Facebook. Because – and this is the key point – this is an election that took place in darkness.
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
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‼️Nigel Farage & TeamTrump

#Brexit2016Elex Thread 2

Nigel Farage has done more than any politician in a generation to yank British politics to the hard, nationalist right.

He is one of the most dangerous demagogues Britain has ever seen.
nytimes.com/2019/05/28/opi…
Today 6/4/19 Farage slips into US ambassador’s house for secret meeting with Donald Trump
thesun.co.uk/news/9222193/n…
📌Today 6/4/19: Farage suggests cutting the British government out of trade negations and said will establish a delegation of industrialists & establish trade talks directly with Trump Administration

#AWFDY? #MobMove
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A #German perspective:
I'm from the generation of Germans who asked our grandparents how they could have allowed #Hitler to rise up and did what he did. 1/
Until five years ago I had spent my life genuinely believing that there was something wrong with the German psyche which allowed us as a nation to be duped by this evil man and his ideology. And a certain amount of guilt about that has never left me. 2/
Since #Trump & #Farage I know that wasn't true. I've seen how easily masses can be swayed & turned against others. All it takes is a disillusioned population, a charismatic populist claiming to be a man (or woman presumably) of the ppl, and a minority grp to blame & scapegoat 3/
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Have you heard of #Hotelling’s Law? In a two party system, it says that you get most votes by minimising the political distance between the parties. It’s worked well in the past, but it’s about to bring an end to both #Labour and the #Tory party. 1/n
uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/id…
Hotelling’s law worked really well for Tony #Blair. #Thatcher had moved the Tory party to the right, so #NewLabour had an opportunity to increase its vote share by also moving rightwards. 2/n
Politics had shifted. Both parties held broadly similar policies. Blair’s political stance, although to the left of Thatcher’s, was much further right than any Labour leader previously (or since). Labour was able to capture ground that the Tories had left unguarded. 3/n
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Perché la sconfitta dei laburisti alle #ElezioniEuropee è forse più grave della catastrofe dei conservatori, perché il Brexit Party non è un fuoco di paglia e perché il No Deal è sempre più vicino
Se siete ancora svegli, ecco un mio thread lungo ma spero esaustivo (THREAD IN ITA)
1. La disfatta dei conservatori era risaputa, dopo il disastro del governo May sulla Brexit. Molti elettori sono passati al Brexit Party ma molti di essi sono “recuperabili” se la Brexit viene portata a compimento. Il problema vero ora è il Labour, anche se ha preso più voti.
2. Il Labour è riuscito a perdere roccaforti del nord industriale come Leeds e Wigan, zone del Galles dove dominava da quasi un secolo, è scomparso in Scozia, spodestato dai libdem nella “Mecca” Londra e qui ha capitolato addirittura nella circoscrizione di Corbyn, Islington.
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Nigel Farage is a racist climate change denier who hides his tax dealings, supports authoritarian leaders across the globe and associates with known conspiracy theorists.

But do take my word for it. THREAD.
So, just to preface this. I won't be talking much about Brexit here. The reason being - it's been done. To death. And to the detriment of debate about how dangerous Farage actually is, and what he actually believes. We'll touch on it, but it ain't front row centre.
It's hard to know where to start with Farage, frankly. After doing the research that I have on him, it's stunning to think that he's the favourite for the European Elections. Sorry, stunning? I meant horrifying. But let's start with the young Farage, and work our way from there.
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Vote for #Farage and get this. This man is Crispin Odey. He bankrolled #VoteLeave and made 220m when leave won by shorting the pound. Farage helped the markets to fluctuate when he 'conceded' the referendum early. You are being used to fill their pockets. #BrexitParty #EUElection
Odey also has links to Rees-Mogg. He helped Jacob set up his hedge fund, and also helped towards his election costs. They are all in this together, they pretend to care about the working-class, but in truth they are exploiting us to make more money. ft.com/content/a42110…
Thank you to everyone that has RT this so far, please keep sharing it, it may help some people change their minds about the #EUElections2019

channel4.com/press/news/bre…
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In these heightened times, many will be wondering whether it’s accurate/reasonable to call the appalling @Nigel_Farage a Fascist.... Is it reasonable to label him as such, or an unhelpful exaggeration...? #resist #fascism #brexit
To answer this important question, let’s consider how eminent scholar of the subject, Robert Paxton, defined fascism in his 2004 book, “Anatomy of Fascism”.... (@vintagebooks) #resist #fascism #brexit #farage
Paxton wrote: “"The moment has come to give fascism a usable short handle, even though we know that it encompasses its subject no better than a snapshot encompasses a person.... (1/4) #resist #fascism #brexit
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1/ Bad start to the journey to #Prague... I seem to be breaking #Germany 🤣💔🇩🇪 DB train delayed (again!!) by 45 mins & the escalator broke when I was on it... Let's hope I make it to the @PulseofEurope event eventually!! 😬🇨🇿🇪🇺 #EUsupergirlTour #TheFutureisEurope
2/ Yesss! #EUsupergirl finally makes it to #Prague! And I was met with a splendid pro EU event in the centre of the old Town! Music and speeches - everything we could want to promote Europe before #EuropeanElections2019 🇪🇺 #ThisTimeImVoting #EUsupergirlTour #TheFutureisEurope
3/ I met a lady who has been part of a pro Ukraine demonstration today, she told me the threat the country is under from Russia & how they aspire to become an EU member state 🇪🇺 Europe is an ASPIRATIONAL vision! #TheFutureisEurope #EUsupergirlTour @PulseofEuropeCZ
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"Banks gave £450K to #Farage after Brexit vote"

Pymts for Chelsea home, Land Rover, trips to US-including to meet Trump and RNCCLE 2016🚩pymts to US lobbyist Gerry Gunster

Via "Rock Services Ltd" & "Southern Rock" 🧐

Russia ➡️"Diamond mines" ➡️Banks

theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
RECALL: BANKS: "In 12/18, So African intel officials confirmed to me that Banks, who owns diamond mines, had been the subject of two investigations by the Hawks....”

"This detailed @NewYorker investigation into Arron Banks, his Russian connections, and his opaque funding of the Leave.EU campaign makes an unanswerable case for a Mueller-style inquiry into whether the EU referendum was stolen."

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🇬🇧Did You Know? 1.🇪🇺
You cannot become a member of The Brexit Party; you can become a registered supporter but not a member (check out their website if you don’t believe me), Yes, it’s a political party but what you may not know is that it’s also a private company ...
#brexit
🇪🇺Did You Know? 2🇬🇧
Farage has right to“directly or indirectly, to appoint or remove a majority of the board of directors of the company” It’s a company limited by shares (bit.ly/brexit-party-a…), which means that the directors can take any profit out of the company.
🇪🇺Did You Know? 3🇬🇧 By the way, the other director is Richard Tice (badboysofbrexit.com/2018/01/16/ric…), CEO of a £500m asset management group. Men of the people, eh?
#leavemeansleave
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"If you're interested, & I'll fund it somehow, I think you're the perfect guy, what we'd like to do is help knit together a populist nationalist movement throughout the world."

Bannon talking to @Nigel_Farage re alliance with Orban, Sisi, Modi & Duterte.
“Paradoxically, this generation of populist nationalists leads the way on international political cooperation.”

@Elif_Safak adds more to #Bannon’s list: Erdoğan in Turkey, Abascal in Spain, Salvini in Italy & far right parties in Poland, France & Austria. google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg…
This was filmed in 2017 & is taken from the new documentary about Bannon, @TheBrinkFilm.

There's a moment in this clip when Farage looks towards the camera, clearly thinking: "I'm being filmed conspiring with a far-right extremist. If this ever gets out it won't look good."
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As #GeorgeGalloway declares his support for Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party some on the Left have expressed surprise that he would back the posh far Right rabble rouser. The surprise is that ANYONE on the Left still backs #Galloway. a thread
In January 1994 Mr Galloway stood before Saddam Hussein and said: "Your excellency, Mr President .. Sir, I salute your courage, your strength your indefatigability. And I want you to know that we are with you until victory, until victory, until Jerusalem." theguardian.com/politics/2005/…
This was 3 years after Saddam had brutally crushed Shia and Kurd uprisings murdering 10s of 1000s. It was only 6 years since Saddams brutal Anfal campaign against the Kurds killed 10s of 1000s in northern Iraq inc the horrific Halabja chemical attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_c…
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@IanDunt @BBCNews Just watched the 17.10 News Bulletin and now the 22.10. The piece about the #PeoplesVoteMarch opened with a statement saying that it was ‘THOUGHT to be the largest Brexit demonstration to date’. Face slap. Also time was given to #Farage's 'much smaller demonstration
@IanDunt @BBCNews but one of a series' and further time given 10? Leave supporters who were on the march. In 17.10 2 mins was given to the March, 1 min to Leave / Ukip events. Ridiculous. Also an interview with Farage but no i'view with anyone from #PeoplesVote. Or from Labour or Cons hierarchy
@IanDunt @BBCNews reacting to the March. This is abysmal reporting. Totally missing the real story - which is the size of the march, so large it is almost without historical precedent, despite lacking the organising power of a political party or major charity. Also no assessment of its potential
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💧Deluge💧

Big Picture TOC:

‘The whole mess of RU hacking, CA, the Trump & Leave Campaigns was not only a coup but an unprecedented shorting of the market through mass manipulation of the electorate w/ the aim of controlling not only geopolitics but the financial markets too’
💧Deluge2💧

Mueller’s RU probe will reach a “wild” level over the next couple of months, said Mark Warner

Court docs allegeTrump SoHo condominiums in the building were purchased using funds linked to a massive fraud case in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.
💧Deluge3💧

Mueller nabs E. Prince's phones, computer & is said to be cooperating.

What does the British gov’t know about 45 & RU? Quite a lot, actually!

For the UK the choice over whether to back Mueller & the rule of law or the thug Putin & TOC, the choice is a no brainer.
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I am naturally blocked by ‘freedom of speech lover’ #UKIP #Farage but I wonder if he can answer follow questions:

1. Did he have nicer time in Moscow in December of 2014, or May 2015?
2. Was RT still paying him £2,000 a pop in 2018, just like in 2010 or they adjusted the payments for inflation?
3. Was he furious that even Putin had to use Arron Banks to channel the payments because he feared Nigel Farage would just pocket the money, like he did with every other UKIP donor before him?
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1/ Liz it is not that you reported on Nigel & Jacob throwing some fish into the Thames. It’s that you did not also report on many many many more people marching against #Brext. The logic given for. It doing so does not add up.
2/ it is also that you did not raise critical & basic questions in regard to said stunt throwing of fish into the Thames. It is the total Government pro #Brexit. Has exhibited by @BBCNews in recent years.
3/ It is the sheer number of appearances by #Brexiters such as #farage versus #Remainers. It is the ambush mounted on @carolecadwalla by @AndrewMarr9 & #Brexstremjst guest
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