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Theresa May & her Ministers committed Treason by signing agreements to subordinate all UK's Military to the EU

British Troops will now be subject to the Diktats of unelected Brussels Bureaucrats

Total #Surrender!
Number One threat to the peace, stability & future prosperity of Europe, is the European Union.
The EU is run & controlled by anti democracy Megalomaniac Psychopaths like @GuyVerhofstadt, Donald Tusk & Jean-Claude Juncker who want to DESTROY Europe.
@guyverhofstadt These people are sick! 😡😡😡

Extreme Neoliberal Fascist @GuyVerhofstadt wants a European Army so he can bomb Syria to support al-Qaeda terrorists & recreate the EU refugee/migrant crisis the Neocons, Merkel & EU created in 2015/2016…
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Parliament is about to re-sit... Not sure if it will be shown on BBC Parliament because they're currently broadcasting the Labour Party conference and may have some sort of obligation to keep doing so. But we can know MPs are back at work anyway.
Looks like BBC Parliament will cut to it too. (They never broadcast the prayers at the start).
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John Bercow: "That judgement was that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful."
"The citizens of the UK are entitled to expect that Parliament can discharge its core functions."
"I have instructed house authorities to prepare for the resumption of the business of the HOC."
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This is truly shocking: a school falsely advising parents that EU citizen pupils have to have settled status by 31 Oct 2019. Completely wrong! The anxiety this will have caused! ... We need to be clear that @BorisJohnson and his shambolic Government are responsible for this. 1/
This may well have been triggered by @michaelgove's #GetReadyForBrexit campaign. As I noted when the checker for how to 'get ready' went live, the guidance there is confusing on dates and then there is this as well: 2/
Another factor may have been @patel4witham's plan - now abandoned - to end freedom of movement immediately. That caused a lot of confusion. But instead of clearing all of that up properly, @ukhomeoffice currently seems to spend its days monitoring the tweets and writings of 3/
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There are are only four certainties about the next general election in Britain, which would be the country's fifth nationwide contest in only four years
#pmqs #Brexit
First, it will strengthen our emerging Brexit identities. Since the referendum, studies suggest that our identities as 'Remainers' or 'Leavers' have become as important, if not more important, than our traditional party political identities. Another election will cement this.
Second, these identities & another toxic election will fuel the polarisation of British society. Research shows Britain is now suffering from 'affective polarisation' like the US -Brexit identities leading us to feel emotionally attached to our tribe but also hostile to the other
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As @BorisJohnson takes his first #PMQs, let’s remember one of his key promises: that to EU citizens.
❌ A promise he said he could not deliver while he wasn’t in power.
❌ One he *chose* not to deliver now that he is in power. In fact: he’s made things much worse for EU citizens.
So if you don’t already, please follow @the3million - the NGO that has been holding May, and now Johnson, to account for all their broken promises. Let’s get the group over the 40k follower line here to help amplify the concerns of EU citizens. 2/
➡️ As always: thank you for your solidarity! But please also consider taking an active step to help. You can make a real difference & support EU citizens at home in the UK as they are forced to apply to stay by becoming an #EUcitizensChampion. Learn more:…
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Johnson perhaps unwise to keep referring to this as the ‘surrender bill’. If this really is a war, he’s on the wrong side of it and he’s just been defeated #PMQs
Johnson can’t get tone right. Corbyn calmly asks for evidence of new backstop. Perfectly reasonable. PM starts shouting & jabbing like he’s at Oxford Union again. Ignores request for proposals and simply says he wants a deal. Incredible he’s waited his whole life for this. #PMQs
Johnson’s a great actor but amazed he can keep a straight face through this. Corbyn confronts him with the no-deal evidence compiled by his own government. Johnson accuses him - and by extension his own government - of scaremongering. #PMQs
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Bit odd May boasts of voting for deal and asks what Corbyn did. It was a crap deal & Corbyn was consistent in opposing it. Why not ask what Johnson did? Called it ‘vassal state’, voted against twice, then approved it when May tied it to her resignation. The purest cynicism. #PMQs
Corbyn was a lot more gracious to May, and far more than she deserved, than she was to him. One of the points overlooked amidst torrent of sewage that was her premiership is the mean-spiritedness she showed throughout it. Can’t be gone soon enough. #PMQs
Never forgot total gratuitous arrogance May showed in her first #PMQs. Tim Farron good-humouredly mused how they both stood for & lost the same seat in ‘92 & now both led their parties. May spat out ‘yes, and my party’s a little bigger than his’. This is how she treated everyone.
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Theresa May's legacy will be one of Constant & Unmitigated Lies, War Crimes & Treason:-

Skripal Poisoning Update - The Alleged Russian Poisoners and the UK Government's Lies.
The UK gov's official narrative is IMPOSSIBLE to be true…

Theresa May's legacy will be War Crimes, Mass Murder & Genocide in #Yemen for arms company profits.

Over 8 million people are at risk of dying from starvation and cholera due to the US & UK backed Saudi illegal Invasion & War of Aggression.

Theresa May's legacy will be the deliberate encouragement & recruitment of al-Qaeda & ISIS supporting extremists for domestic terrorist attacks in the UK and Europe.

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Theresa May's Penultimate #PMQs coming up at noon. Andrew Grice & @tompeck standing by for video commentary…
Chamber half empty. Corbyn pauses for usual friendly chat with Speaker; May’s a briefer acknowledgment
PM animated friendly chat with Rory Stewart on front bench before answering 1st Q
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UK ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch has quit.
'You have behaved with dignity, professionalism and class' the current FCO permanent secretary tells Darroch. Message there for @BorisJohnson?
'The whole Cabinet gave its support' to Darroch, May tells PMQs. Hints 'our values' are under pressure. From Trump?
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Forgotten PM vs half-remembered leader of the opposition: #PMQs coming up at noon
Video: Andrew Grice and I standing by to comment afterwards…
Corbyn mentions Darroch but asks about legal aid and access to justice #PMQs
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My #tftd:

Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

They want the death penalty, they're climate change deniers and they're racists.


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq
@LBC Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

They are also massive Islamophobes, obvs


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq
@LBC Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

Many are hard right Brexit Party and UKIP entryists.


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq #ToryLeadership
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After the #MetPolice tried & failed to frame me & after ex #MetPoliceUK turned private investigators @Surelock_ tried & failed to frame me & my mum, attempt number 3 was #EE & #UKMail. I had never used @EE but they made me their customer

#SwitchtoO2 #o2 #Vodafone #Three #LBC
#EE said I had ordered mobile phones & sim cards & #UKMail said they had delivered them to me (with me showing my passport) at home. I did neither. I didn't order any mobiles & I didn't receive any mobiles. It was a complete stitch up

#dontbuythesun #c4news #r4today #itvnews
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PMQs coming up at noon: Andrew Grice and I standing by to comment on Facebook video afterwards…
Corbyn says “I acknowledge it is Armed Forces Day” (on Sat) & asks about arms sales to Saudi Arabia #PMQs
That’s 3x PM has said govt is seeking to appeal the court judgment with no “against”
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17. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼…
2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼…
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Prime Minister's Questions coming up in 20 mins: the forgotten PM vs the forgotten leader of the opposition
Video: @IndyPolitics team standing by to comment on #PMQs as soon as it's finished…
PM welcomes Emily Thornberry, heckling re Grenfell, “back from her re-education camp” #PMQs
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We could have a 3rd female PM in a few weeks, says Penny Mordaunt in equalities Qs in Commons (she’s backing Jeremy Hunt)
Equalities Qs now running 6 minutes over time
#PMQs starts at 1208. I think this is a record
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#PMQs up in a moment, which will be strange
Video: Andrew Grice & I standing by to comment on #PMQs & on Boris Johnson's launch afterwards…
About to go live with Andrew Grice here…
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The claim that the #NHS could be 'sold off' in a US/UK trade deal is ridiculous - a political storm in a tea cup.

But the storm has moved into #PMQs today. So here we go - 3 reasons why this is about political posturing and nothing else (thread).
1) Shock, horror: American companies can already bid, and win, NHS contracts. American companies own NHS hospitals (@GuidoFawkes thread below). People may not like this, but let’s stop treating it like breaking news.
2) As @jameskirkup highlights, US is not really interested in providing NHS services. Makes sense - it’s a monopoly provider. It wants more access to drugs market, which could translate into more available drugs and treatments in the UK.
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Special #PMQs coming up: @RLong_Bailey vs @DLidington. The @IndyPolitics team standing by to comment on video…
Rebecca Long-Bailey drafted yday because Emily Thornberry, Corbyn's usual stand-in, wd be at D-Day commems – except ET isn't going after all
The 1st 13 Qs for #PMQs are here
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#PMQs coming up at noon. Andrew Grice and I standing by to comment afterwards (during PM's statement)…
Serious Q re chemical weapons from @JWoodcockMP #PMQs
Bizarre innovation by Corbyn, commenting on steel but not asking a Q about it; going on schools instead #PMQs
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Video: standing by to comment on #PMQs afterwards with @LizzyBuchan. Could be a weird one @IndyPolitics…
“There are more people alive today than there would have been in 2010”: May at #PMQs #utterlybaffling #NHS
“Our nation is being ignored”: Ian Blackford with the usual SNP grievance mongering #PMQs
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1. Cross party talks go on today, #pmqs as normal too but 1922 backbench committee could be most important event in westmin today - narrow balance in group was to stop another leadership challenge to May a while ago... that could change, and change fast
2. One former minister, loyal to May til last time round, says she has to now go because ‘she is sucking up the oxygen her successor will need’ - Many others think changing rules now is crackers - attempts to oust her have produced sound and fury but no change so far
3. What most agree on though is if there were to be another confidence vote in PM by MPs, she wouldn’t survive it again - that’s why the meeting today matters - a rule change could set off chain of events that sees new PM before summer - whatever new deadline No 10 come up with
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