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"Even if only 1/10 predictions happen you can't call it project fear.

When it's the secret assessment of the guys who invented project fear"
#ProjectFear
#Brexit
#LeaveOct31st
#Yellowhammer
That point in the movie when the kind old lady who's been saying,"it'll be ok dear" turns out to have skinned the hero's wife and is creeping up behind him with a knife dropping in blood".

Maybe time to talk?

#ProjectFear
#Brexit
#LeaveOct31st
#operationyellowhammer
The thing they fear, often a ghost, appears behind them, but at first the characters ignore the audience's warnings of danger. The characters soon circle the bench, followed by the ghost, as the audience cries "It's behind you!"

#itsbehindyou
#Brexit
#operationyellowhammer
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It's now painfully clear and beyond any doubt: 1. That the sunny, cost-free, easy-access uplands, posited by the Brexit cult, are mendacious fantasy. 2. That the ever-growing costs, downsides and consequences of Brexit are very real and intellectually indisputable.
#BrexitChaos
We may tire of confronting the undisputed opportunity costs* of #Brexit #CatastrophUK (c.£130bn so far, rising at c.£1.2bn weekly) but our *GDP *Currency *Property Values *Stock Market *Govt Borrowing *Ongoing #Brexodus (ref: @uk_domain_names) combine to drag the UK backwards.
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PPOPHET MUHAMMAD’S LAST SERMON

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) delivered his last sermon (Khutbah) on the ninth of Dhul Hijjah (12th and last month of the Islamic year), 10 years after Hijrah (migration from Makkah to Madinah) in the Uranah Valley of mount Arafat.
His words were quite clear and concise and were directed to the ENTIRE HUMANITY .
After praising, and thanking Allah he said:

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again.
Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.
O people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
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Today is possibly .@theresa_may's last day as PM, if .@BorisJohnson can command a majority (which is in some doubt...)

So it's a great opportunity to look back at some of the *highlights* of Mrs May's premiership in memes👇
13 JUL 2016: May was appointed as PM and named her Cabinet shortly thereafter, surprising many by giving 3 of the top #Brexit-related jobs to arch-brexiters Boris Johnson, David Davis & Liam Fox. Sheer folly, or genius in making them own what they'd sold? Sadly, the former😢
/1.
5 OCT 2016: With such a narrow result, the country could be forgiven for expecting May to propose a consensual solution, as Norway PM Erna Solberg had done in a similar situation. Most Remainers would've accepted #Norway.

May's #CitizensOfNowhere speech crushed all hope.
/2.
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Boris Johnson was once a journalist - sort of. We've collected the stories that he used to make up during his reporter days in Brussels. Grab some ☕️ and follow the lies that have helped pave his way to power.
As Brussels correspondent of the @Telegraph from '89-'94, Boris was the wellspring of much populist, anti-EU sentiment that got into the bloodstream of Britain and helped inspire the #Leave vote. We re-examined the material he used to feed the Eurosceptics...
In Jan '92 @BorisJohnson wrote: "The European Commission wants to count every field and farm animal under a Domesday Book-style survey aimed at preventing fraud following fundamental reform of the Common Agricultural Policy." 🧐 This sequel to the Domesday Book has yet to appear.
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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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A thread 👇🏽.

Last week I travelled to Dharamsala to the residence of the #DalaiLama.

He’s lived in exile in India for more than 60 years, after China sent troops into #Tibet in 1959.

As he approaches his 84th birthday I asked him a range of questions.

#BBCDalaiLama
The interview was wide ranging.

The Dalai Lama was scathing about President Trump arguing he has “no moral principle”. He hit out at his America First policies.

Watch the clip here.

#BBCDalaiLama. #DalaiLama #Trump.
It’s significant that the @DalaiLama hasn’t met or talked to @realDonaldTrump because he had such a strong relationship with past US presidents. Barack Obama and George W Bush most recently. George W Bush even did a painting of the Dalai Lama. bbc.com/news/av/world-…
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Super thrilled to announce that "Did #Austerity cause #brexit?" has just been accepted for publication at the @AEAjournals in the American Economic Review. Short thread on whole paper available here wrap.warwick.ac.uk/106313/...
The paper traces the rapid rise of #UKIP after 2010, and the developing of anti-establishment and growing polarisation along key socio-economic divides over time.
And highlights that #austerity policies, in particular, the hollowing out of the welfare state since 2010 induced many individuals to adopt anti-establishment sentiment -- these were successfully channeled into votes for #Leave and #UKIP
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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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A #brexit thread 👇

1. In 2017 we were invited to #No10 to talk to Gavin Barwell about our thoughts on things. I had a conversation with him on #Brexit that rings absolutely true now and is more relevant than ever - so I thought I'd share:
2. I said to him that #Brexit had redrawn 'party lines' - that right/left was now less relevant that #leave/#remain and we had to examine our 'core vote' on that basis. We had done well in the #Mansfield-esque seats and lost the Croydons, we needed to think about why.
3. I said to Barwell that there was no compromise that would keep both #remainers and #leavers happy. That we could not keep both audiences on board in the context of #Brexit and we should not try - it's impossible. We had to leave first, and then we could rebuild the coalition.
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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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There is a big and obvious thing that happened in #LocalElections2019 - a surge of support for #remain parties - and it is real.But there is a smaller thing creating a more confusing picture. A theory .... 1/n (picture source @guardian ) #Brexit
The smaller thing is that Labour is doing better in areas that are remain and worse in its strong areas that are #leave. This is a paradox as you would expect the opposite if this was driven by a #RemainBacklash.
And the Tories are the opposite. They are being punished in their areas that are remain. Is this just a plague on both your houses and reveal nothing about voters and #brexit? I don't believe so. And here's my theory.
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During 2016, I campaigned with all my heart to Remain.

Very early on, I realised the 'official' Remain group ("Stronger In") was incompetent and even obstructive.

In my wilder moments, I even began to wonder if there was foul play going on.

#EURef
#Remain
#StrongerIn
(Cont...)
Later, I found out that the Chair of Stronger In was Stuart Rose, a man who had previously advocated for #Leave, who is on record as stating that #Brexit would lead to higher wages and who is now vigorously opposing a 2nd referendum... Not, in my submission, a committed Remainer.
Other figureheads of Stronger In jumped onto the 'we must respect the Will of the People' bandwagon almost before the results were in, and some of them then *actively* subverted Pro EU manifestations. Any Remainer on the 'March for Europe' in September 2016 will know what I mean.
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On 29 Mar, I stopped being a @Conservatives Party member, supporter and activist.

This account is being reconfigured. Some old followers may be dismayed. Many new ones won’t.

So what next?

A thread 1/

#Brexit #ConservativeParty #BrexitParty
My #Leave vote was about sovereignty and recovering powers lost to Brussels.

Like everyone else, I expected the result to be honoured just as no less than 2 Prime Ministers and all the party leaders promised us that it would be. 2/
Brexit has done us a favour. It has revealed that democracy in this country is a myth.

It turned out that, as usual, MPs’ public proclamations and manifesto promises were utter lies.

If implementing a democratic choice is populism , then I’m now a populist. 3/
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Dear @ZacGoldsmith
As a "contemptuous Remainer", may I assure you that I have considered the implications of "winning", as you put it, very carefully.
First, Remainers long ago gave up the idea of #Brexit being a winner/loser situation. They are all too fully aware that leaving/2
2/ will be nothing but lose/lose all round. Oh, except maybe for those who are trying to avoid the new tax legislation.
Second, the 48% who voted #Remain, and the @the3million and @BritishInEurope who were disenfranchised in the 2016 referendum /3
3/know only too well what it's like to have their vote ignored and their postal votes "lost" or maybe never counted. The BBC & other *impartial* media outlets name them persistently as #Remoaners, if mentioned at all. The PM referred to them as "losers" in the Withdrawal Bill. /4
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This morning I realised I am not just politically homeless but voiceless too.

As I listened to the BBC, Sky etc I realised nobody was representing my total outrage and anger at the current parliamentary shenanigans. 1/
MPs are allowed to glibly discuss the possibility of further referendums, delays and revocation without any challenge whatsoever.

It’s all, “let’s all talk about #BrexitBetrayal . Oh, and now the weather, what a lovely day. What fun”

Panels are stuffed with Remainers 2/
Where are the searching questions about how leave voters might feel about MPs’ proposals?

Where are the Leave Means Leave representatives?

Where’s the utter outrage that our democracy is being being subverted before our very eyes? 3/
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‘Twas Junig, and the slimy coves
Did grunt and gamble in the range;
All flimsy were the borisgoves,
And the remainants outrage.

#Jabberlotsy #Brexit #remain #leave
“Beware the brexiteer, my son!
The laws that smite, the clause that cant!
Beware the cameron bird, and shun
The tumultuous osbournant!”
He took his votal board in hand:
Long time the correctious course he sought -
So watched, did he, the BBC,
And stood awhile in thought.
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“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....” (Hawks being, So African version of FBI).
Further, An American lawyer with knowledge of the Mueller investigation, says BOTH, Nigel Farage and Arron Banks are persons of interest in that inquiry. (First I’m reading of Banks being a POI - anyone have info/link on that? 🤔)
@Klickedy So Africa 🤔
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🎀Another thread about #cancer and a #nodealbrexit🎀
I remember when I was recalled after my mammogram, and told I had #breastcancer
Your whole world stops
Right there.
Your plans, your future, your hopes, your dreams.
Stopped in a heartbeat.
And replaced by cold fear
#brexit
You go away, and you try to remember what you were told, about the treatment, what will happen, what will happen after wards, and all you struggle to do is get through the next breath ... and the next... because #CANCER is such a BIG word that it is crushing you
#stopbrexit
And you look into your partner's face, and he (she) is white, and frightened. And you phone your son/daughter, and there is THAT SILENCE for a few seconds before they speak.
That is what #cancer does: it destroys your body, & your family.
None of you walk on the same ground as BC
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Victoria Atkins MP Email: victoria@victoriaatkins.org voted #REMAIN in #EURef.

Unlike Victoria her constituents in Louth & Horncastle voted overwhelmingly to #LEAVE EU by 69.4%.

Victoria stood at the 2017GE on a @Conservatives manifesto promise the UK would #LEAVE EU, SM & CU.
Victoria Atkins MP for Louth & Horncastle polled 33,733 votes in 2017GE

Her majority is 19,641

Over 41,000 people in Louth & Horncastle voted #LEAVE in #EURef

Over 7.000 more than voted for Victoria in 2017

Over twice as many as her majority

#NoBrexitBetrayalVictoriaAtkins
Word is that a great many people were calling for Victoria Atkin's deselection at a packed meeting of Leavers for Lincolnshire at the Bull Hotel in Horncastle last night.
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@mrmarchee @garrygreen888 @moonhare77 @carolecadwalla Report here is obfuscation. Issue isn't the total collective campaign spending, it’s about who broke the law & how. #Remain campaigns were fined for failing to submitting returns correctly. They didn’t act fraudulently to overspend. The largest fine was to Lib Dems, £18K. 1/
@mrmarchee @garrygreen888 @moonhare77 @carolecadwalla Carole Cadwalladr & others have reported extensively: The #Leave campaigns have been found guilty of serious breaches of the law by the Electoral Commission and the ICO and are now under criminal investigation for other offences. 2/
@mrmarchee @garrygreen888 @moonhare77 @carolecadwalla Vote Leave – Official Leave campaign: Fined £61K by Electoral Commission for colluding with BeLeave & overspending the £7m limit by £500k. They paid #AIQ this amount for Facebook ads in the name of BeLeave. Vote Leave now referred to Met/NCA for further suspected fraud. 3/
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@Politics_Oxford @BBCRadio4 Did Prof Tilley have full editorial control of this programme? The reason I ask is that there is an extraordinary lack of balance in the way he presents Leave & Remain voters, and so one could be forgiven for perceiving a bias against Remain voters.

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@Politics_Oxford @BBCRadio4 For example, prior to the #EURef, and persisting today, was the belief amongst #Leave voters (encouraged by Leave politicians) that the UK would be forced to join an #EUarmy.

In fact, it's constitutionally impossible for this to occur. UK has a double protection.

/2.
@Politics_Oxford @BBCRadio4 This double protection against the formation of an EU Army (let alone being forced to join one) is that
(a) the decision must be unanimous per Art. 42(2) of the European Union Treaty and
(b) any move to downgrade "unanimous" to QMV must be approved unanimously!

/3.
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LIST OF @UKLabour #LEAVE CONSTITUENCIES IN #EURef.

Seat,

Percentage of #LEAVE vote

Contact details for messages to MP

Walsall North @EddieHughes4WN 74.2% #LEAVE

Kingston upon Hull East @KarlTurnerMP 72.6% #LEAVE

Stoke-on-Trent North @RuthSmeeth 72.1% #LEAVE
@UKLabour #LEAVE CONSTITUENCIES IN #EURef.

Doncaster North @Ed_Miliband 72% #LEAVE

Great Grimsby @OnnMel 71.4% #LEAVE

Dudley North @IanAustinMP 71.4% #LEAVE

Barnsley East @Steph_Peacock 70.7% #LEAVE

Ashfield @GloriaDePiero 70.5% #LEAVE
More @UKLabour #LEAVE CONSTITUENCIES IN #EURef.

Bolsover @DennisSkinnerMP 70.2% #LEAVE

Dagenham and Rainham @JonCruddas_1 69/9% #LEAVE

Hartlepool @MikeHillMP 69.6% #LEAVE

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford @YvetteCooperMP 69.3% #LEAVE
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LIST OF CONSERVATIVE MPS IN LEAVE VOTING CONSTITUENCIES:

Boston and Skegness @mattwarman 74.9% #LEAVE

South Basildon and East Thurrock @Metcalfe_SBET 73% #LEAVE

Castle Point @RebeccaHarrisMP 72.7% #LEAVE

Great Yarmouth @BrandonLewis 71.5% #LEAVE

More to come:-
LIST OF CONSERVATIVE MPS IN LEAVE VOTING CONSTITUENCIES Contd'

South Holland and the Deepings @SouthHollandCF 71.1% #LEAVE

Stoke-on-Trent South @JackBreretonMP @SoTConservative 70.8% #LEAVE

Dudley South @mikejwood 70.4% #LEAVE

Thurrock @JackieDP 70.2% #LEAVE

More:
LIST OF CONSERVATIVE MPS IN LEAVE VOTING CONSTITUENCIES, MORE:

Clacton @GilesWatling 70% #LEAVE

North East Cambridgeshire @SteveBarclay 69.4% #LEAVE

Louth & Horncastle 69.4% #LEAVE facebook.com/LouthandHornca…

Hornchurch & Upminster @JuliaLopezMP 69.4% #LEAVE

And more:
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