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1/6 - I was sent this link by a person who claims to be a #Labour supporter but not #antisemitic (can't verify if political affiliation is true) with "proof" about a conspiracy involving the #Rothschild family, the #Freemasons, all Jews in North London (lol)...
2/6 - ... corrupt MPs, corrupt Lords, corrupt #royalty, pillaging of #Africa's resources, #war mongering, tax evasion, weapons smuggling, drugs smuggling and a global #Ponzi scheme - all in one "investigation". I was intrigued and decided to read the entire article...
3/6 - ... and found an antisemite's wet dream in semi-coherent passages. The basic plot of this work of badly-written fiction is that the Rothschild family have funded ALL wars for centuries, stealing money from the public by using virtual office addresses (with other Jews)...
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1. #Labour now seem to be unified in calling for a customs union. This to me looks like the sleepy kid at the back of the class suggesting something to make it look like he was paying attention. It is a non-solution to #Brexit. Thread...
2. Because it has the word "customs" in the name, they believe it has magical properties that bring about frictionless trade. As the Commission pointed out a year ago, this simply is not the case.
3. Frictionless trade is the byproduct of a system of behind the border controls which is largely to do with regulatory harmonisation - ie the single market. Without it, there will need to be controls at or near the border.
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Challenging #antisemitism can lead to hysterical counter-accusations that others with racist views are happy to endorse. After encountering Charles Harding, a #Labour member in Liverpool, dismissing concerns about a/s on Facebook, I accepted his challenge to provide examples. /1
I didn't have to go far afield to find examples because, despite Charles's friends backing his view that antisemitism is just "made-up bullshit", "fake news", "propaganda", etc, his own timeline is in fact replete with #antisemitic posts. As indeed I pointed out to him ... /2
Charles Harding's posts present Jews as "criminals and liars ... afraid of being criticised" who "control the media", "poison your food", "create social unrest", "fund both sides in wars" and run a "shadow government". His sources include neo-Nazi and Holocaust denial sites. /3
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How can Corbyn get into Downing St at the next election if one comes soon? Here is my thread looking at what needs to change from the 2017 #GeneralElection when #Labour won 262 seats. /1
To become the largest party, Labour needs to gain around 30 seats. It so happens that there are 29 seats where Labour is in 2nd place less than 3 pts behind the incumbent. 21 are held by the #CONSERVATIVES, 7 by the SNP, 1 by #plaidcymru. /2
To get a working majority, Labour needs to gain 61 seats given Sinn Fein don't take their seats. It so happens there are 62 seats where Labour is in 2nd place less than 7 pts behind the incumbent. 45 are held by the Conservatives, 16 by the SNP, 1 by Plaid Cymru /3
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1. I don't really pay much attention to #Labour Twitter. It;s not really saying anything worth my time. The right of the party are all Blairite remainers who I've always hated since they embody the worst of left wing paternalism and snobbery. Thread...
2. The left of the party however, is a shitshow of hipster communists and gobby younglings who know fuck all about nine tenths of anything, pushing a socialist agenda they don't understand much less comprehend the implications of it.
3. Then as I understand it, their fondness for Brexit is based on some half understood notions about competition rules and state aid - but in actuality they couldn't give a toss about Brexit. They're just at war with the FBPE morons since they attack Corbyn. Purely tribal.
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Here is a small selection of recent quitter lies. They lie about everything, because they can’t tell the truth about their real intentions for a low tax no welfare state.
Thick plummy liar & Putin stooge #ReesMogg demanded May resign even after she won the confidence vote, then changed his tune when he realised he was advocating changing the will of the people
The Etonian tosspot is now making up random unsupportable Brexit benefits having previously said there were none for 50 years
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(Thread) Because events in #Alberta politics happened at such a rapid pace, I decided to use my Facebook timeline to compile all the controversial incidents and scandals involving the #UCP in 2018 - because there was a lot. #ableg #abpoli (1/48)
Methodology: I'm not compiling silly gaffes that went nowhere (such as Jason Kenny's finger bowl comment), incidents like "So & so said something stupid on Facebook five years ago" unless the person became a candidate... #ableg #abpoli (2/48)
...nor am I compiling things that cannot be directly linked to the #UCP, such as the hoodies calling for @JustinTrudeau to be executed or the ongoing death threats to him and @RachelNotley - even though there is likely a link. (3/48)
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For the confused amongst you, I'm looking at you Blakeley, this is the basic economics of the situation.

The UK imports 50% of the food we consume.

When the £ falls in value against the $ & the Euro, the price of food we import from USA & EU rises, purely because you get ...
... fewer dollars and Euros to the pound.

You may be familiar with this concept, Grace, if you've ever been on holiday abroad, perhaps for a spot of skiing, at a time of currency fluctuations and had to exchange the £ for the Euro and then back again.
A general rise in prices, Blakeley, is what economists call inflation.

Ah, you say, but we were only talking about food.

True, but oil is priced in dollars so when the £ falls in value against dollar then, for example. the cost of transporting goods goes up across the economy.
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Why have I changed my mind since the 2016 EU Referendum and why it is wrong to continue to support Brexit?
Nothing has convinced me otherwise.
Let the people have the final say
#PeoplesVote #RemainerNow #tory #labour #libdems #brexit
The country is divided and some of the reasons many of us who voted Leave have been laid bare: immigration, lack of respect, fear for your job and squeeze on public services.
#PeoplesVote #RemainerNow #tory #labour #libdems #brexit
Trust me, sovereignty was way, way down the list!
We lashed out upsetting the apple cart and gave the government a bloody nose and like many got joy at watching David Cameron lose his job.
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We are off! @Julian_Norman1 is beginning by talking about absolute and qualified human rights. #WPUKReading
HrA - only 3 are absolute, the rest are qualified. Article 4 allows a community service order for example. #WPUKReading
Julian is focusing on article 8 - private & family life. What it gives with one hand it takes with another. A proportionate means to achieving a legitimate aim. #WPUKReading
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New @cage_warwick paper with @EleAla on "Who is NOT voting for Brexit anymore?" Using local area estimates from @chrishanretty based on data from a 20k @Survation poll we study how the level & geography of support for Leave has changed since 2016... goo.gl/CkUkgD 1/
Swing away from #Leave is widespread and happening broadly across the UK, specifically in England, Wales, Cornwall and the North. Overall estimated level of support for Leave is 6 percentage points lower across UK, but masks significant heterogeneity. 2/
We follow similar approach as in earlier work with @essobecker and @DennisNovy to decompose the geographic variation to identify which factors are capturing the variation across the UK in the swing away from #Leave to #Remain.... 3/
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1/6
If we are going to have a special conference with #Lab18 delegates, it needs to happen before Xmas. A thread on where we stand and why the greatest risk is we run out of time for the #Labour leadership to back a #PeoplesVote in parliament ... amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
2/6 @Remain_Labour has been calling for the party to campaign to #Remain since Dec 2017. In parallel we have engaged with and respected party policy.
Policy agreed at #Lab18 is about to expire. Once May's #Brexit deal is voted down, we are bound to call for an immediate election
3/6 An immediate election is the key phrase. If May survives a vote of confidence and there is no election, #Labour policy (as agreed at #Lab18) must shift. Let's assume:
- Commons vote on 11th Dec
- Confidence vote on 12th Dec
On 13th Dec, Jeremy Corbyn must set out his policy
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This book by Karl Sabbagh “the anti-semitism wars” is now available in @Dauntbooks Marylebone and I have just seen that it’s one of the display books in the politics section #antisemitism #corbyn #labour @GnasherJew @mishtal @antisemitism @AntisemitismOut
It includes “Personal accounts by Tony Greenstein, Karl Sabbagh, Cyril Chilson and Thomas Suarez, of their encounters with Zionists and supporters of Israel who try to smear legitimate criticism as antisemitism”
And “Transcripts of the Al Jazeera undercover documentaries, The Lobby, revealing how Israel and its supporters infiltrate legitimate organisations in the UK, including parliament, to try to suppress criticism of Israel.”
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their day jobs properly & decided to take the law into their own hands. It started as a small cover up 12 years ago but has turned into British State Persecution.

#Skynews #BBCNews #DailyMail #Guardian #Euronews
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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Today we release our annual @wiiw_news Autumn #Forecast Report, with macroeconomic projections for #CESEE out to 2020. Below, a thread on the highlights 1/13
#Growth still looks quite good for most, notable upgrades this time for #Poland, #Serbia, #Hungary. But downgrades for several #EU members, plus #Turkey, #Macedonia and #Belarus. 2/13
Over the #forecast period we expect best growth performance in #EUCEE and #WesternBalkans, although both will slow by 2020. Outlook for #CIS & #Ukraine weaker. 3/13
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1/Children & young people with autism and learning disabilities who could be living in the community with specialist support are languishing for years in Assessment & Treatment Units, some of them locked up 24/7 in isolation rooms, bec of severe financial pressure on Local Auths
2/ At the same time, private providers running these ATUs are raking in profits, being paid £452m per yr in what has become a market driven provision where autistic and LD people are little more than commodities
3/ This in spite of the fact that caring for them in the community would be far less expensive not to mention far better for the individuals concerned, their quality of life, their security and safety and their wellbeing
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After yesterday I cannot walk back into the conference floor.
I’m here inside the secure area and I cannot walk inside the hall.
Sitting through the debate yesterday was harrowing.
Sitting through the debate yesterday was harrowing. The antisemitism from one speaker on the floor, the unfettered hostility, the union leaders taking the floor and dismissing AS all as a smear (yes I do mean Len and Tosh)
being called a “child killer” because I voted against that motion yesterday I cannot come in to the hall.

I’m a CLP delegate. I am a @UKLabour member. I am Jewish and I feel unsafe at our own party Conference.

#Labour #Lab2018
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#Brexit *Thread*

To clarify, I am remain, but I feel a 2nd ref is monumentally risky & perhaps dangerous:-

1. Polls haven't changed much, result could easily be the same
2. Another campaign of hate will embolden the far right
3. If remain win. Leavers will demand another vote
4. Chaos & unrest are likely whatever the result, possibly violence too

What happens if it's still 'Leave'? Picture the chaos, square one. You're simply allowing the Tories more time to fail to come up with a solution. Every day that continues people in this country will suffer
What if it's 'Remain'? Leavers will, with some justification, query why this vote is more valid than the first. This has the potential to cause a constitutional crisis.

People can say 'we know the facts now' all they like, that will not placate millions of angry voters.
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Lässt sich der #Brexit noch aufhalten? Das denken offenbar einige Beobachter des Brexit-Chaos in Deutschland. Auch von einem zweiten Referendum liest man derzeit oft. Ich glaube: Der Brexit wird kommen. Warum? Ein Thread: 1/
2/ Gestern lange mit einem Freund darüber gestritten. Seine Ansicht: Die Briten erkennen, dass der #Brexit nur schaden anrichtet. Wer das denkt, hat die #Leave-Kampagne nicht verstanden.
3/ @REWearmouth war für die @HuffPostUK in Thorntree. Hier haben über 80 Prozent (!) für den Brexit gestimmt, so viel wie nirgendwo sonst. Fürchten die Menschen sich vor No-Deal? Nein, wie diese Aussage eines Leavers zeigt: huffingtonpost.de/entry/brexit-m…
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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THREAD: I think we need to talk about the lefts stance on Party rebirth, & the holier than thou attitude that #Labour has on #libdems & tuition Fees. Given the rise of the far right & how much we actually agree on we really should be working together, so lets try to clear this up
For many of us @LibDems, we left @UKLabour when they voted & took us into Iraq.
Now the Labour left make the argument that Labour is not the same party that it was with Blair, & because Corbyn voted against Iraq; all must be forgiven. The party should be allowed to start afresh.
Fair enough. But if this was the case, why was Tim Farron nailed to the tuition fees cross by Labour campaigners at the last election? He voted AGAINST Fees in the same way Corbyn voted against Iraq.
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PRESS STATEMENT:

#OpenSelection is a grassroots initiative by ordinary #Labour members.
We have NEVER been encouraged or contacted by @jeremycorbyn or anyone from his office,@uklabour HQ, or the front bench.

(thread)

theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
We respect @jeremycorbyn as the democratically-elected leader of @uklabour. But if he asked us to stop the campaign, we would NOT. Sorry.

We have had to wait 18 months for our #OpenSelection motion to be debated at #LabourConference and will not pull out now.
Our campaign is for Labour members to have a democratic vote on the BEST Labour candidate for their seat. Every election.

It's not about a 'purge' - it's about a principle.

Hope that puts your minds at ease, @guardian & @angelasmithmp! 😌
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Thread: How are UK online news outlets covering #Brexit in 2018? An analysis, with data and charts!

Part 2: **Cabinet vs Shadow Cabinet**

#Labour #Conservatives

Again, usual spiel on being conducted in personal capacity
I’ll start off with saying that this really isn’t looking great for the Shadow Cabinet… So for the faint of heart or easily enraged, look away now. 1/
Across ~2000 news headlines on #Brexit since Jan 18, there were 463 references to Conservative Cabinet ministers, and just 48 for their Shadow counterparts.

In other words, 91% of news headline references to Cabinet-level MPs were to Government politicians. 2/
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Some stats on the coverage of #LabourAntisemitism in UK national newspapers:

• In seven years from 2009-2015, there were just 212 articles with the words #Labour and #Antisemitism appearing in the same sentence
• In the three years since there have been 2,053

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• In those same three years, there have been a total of 3,740 articles containing the word #Antisemitism
• So 55% of all articles mentioning #Antisemitism have mentioned #LabourParty in the same sentence (since 2016)
• 2009-2015 it was less than 7%

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On the flip side:

• 2009-2015 there were just 41 articles with the words #Conservative and #Islamophobia appearing in the same sentence
• In the three years since this has risen, but only to 92

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