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"The Walk of Shame!"

@andrealeadsom inexplicably decided to go for a stroll during the #PeoplesVoteMarch, despite most of her colleagues leaving Parliament by car...

She couldn't possibly have done it just for the optics, could she..? 🤔
"You're going to Jail, Mike!"

Never one to miss a photo opp, @michaelgove saw the warm reception Andrea Leadsom received, and decided to 🚶‍♂️ out on his own #WalkOfShame

Either that or he's gone full #YellowHammer and is now preparing for the fuel shortages...🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️
"Shame! Shame! Shame!"

@Jacob_Rees_Mogg followed Leadsom and Gove. He knowingly and intentionally walked his child into the protest.

A spontaneous chant of "Shame!" broke out as protesters realised he was using his son as a human shield!

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I was supposed to be attending the #PeoplesVoteMarch yesterday.

Yesterday morning, my daughter had a meltdown because she was afraid. She was - is - afraid because of all the nasty, anti-European rhetoric that's being thrown around by some not very nice people 1/
Some of those people being politicians; people who should know better, behave better.

My daughter is English, but she was born in Europe. And the irrational, obnoxious, wholly negative behaviour, motivated by negativity has made her afraid. She's 9.

My PA - non British - her friends, neighbours and family have been subjected to verbal and physical abuse over the last 3 years. She is a very nice lady. Honest to a fault, kind, conscientious, decent. She doesn't deserve abuse. I am responsible for her welfare.

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Today we joined other groups from Berkshire & the rest of Britain (as well as some from further afield) for the #FinalSayForAll march.
It was brilliant - the weather was good, the atmosphere was amazing, the speeches at the end were memorable.
#StopBrexitMarch #PeoplesVoteMarch
Assembling at the start of the march.
A lot of time must have gone into making this pub sign placard.
#borisjohnson #PeoplesVoteMarch #lyingcock #stopbrexit
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Letwin amendment passes by 322 votes to 306. Government is now likely to pull the main vote, or nobble it to make it irrelevant. Will Boris Johnson write the infamous letter to the EU? Or will he find a way to weasel out? For now at least, Remain lives on! 👏 #PeoplesVoteMarch
Boris Johnson on his feet for a wiffle waffle.
"The meaningful vote has been voided of meaning."
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Stephen Barclay opens main debate by calling on Letwin to withdraw his amendment. (With a side of snide at the SNP.)
Carefully taking interventions from yes-people so they can all have a jolly good "hear hear" round together.
Kate Hoey says the people of NI are being let down by the lack of consent mechanism in the deal.

SB: There is one. [Not clear there is.]
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Jeremy Corbyn: "Supporting the deal today would merely fire the starting pistol on a race, a race to the bottom on standards."
Follows up by asking if Boris Johnson can confirm that, if a deal isn't reached by December 2020, the UK (ex NI) will fall onto WTO terms (i.e. no deal).

Not sure why the question, since that's the only logical outcome of A50 and transition. Perhaps he needs public confirmation?
Boris Johnson fires back by attacking Corbyn's tone. If you can't play the ball, play the player.
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I can’t march with you in person today. One day I will tell you why exactly, but in the meantime I want to march with you in spirit. And I want to do so as a proud foreign c❤️nt. Why? Because it’s what Brexiters have called me well over 2,000 times since 2016. #PeoplesVoteMarch
Yes, I counted 🤓 I know that not all will understand why I’d wear the t-shirt. Some will say it’s inappropriate. But here’s the thing: I didn’t choose to read/hear that I’m a foreign c*nt over 2,000 times in 3+ years (& much worse things). I didn’t choose this hate. It came.
And that is why I’m simply not prepared to pretend that it doesn’t exist. It does exist. It’s bad. It’s also what Brexit looks like. And people need to know. That’s why it’s so great that I can make one choice ...
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TODAY: Parliament is sitting on a #SuperSaturday for the first time in 37 years as MPs decide whether to back Boris Johnson's #BrexitDeal. Follow this thread for the latest
LATEST: The U.K. government won't contest the #BrexitDeal vote if the Letwin Amendment passes, official says. More:
Boris Johnson says he hopes Parliament can back Brexit as it's the 2nd #BrexitDeal and the 4th vote on the deal #SuperSaturday
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You will hear more nonsense and spin from Brexit-boosting MPs today than at any time in history. Claims that Boris Johnson's deal will protect environmental standards, workers' rights etc. (it won't - that's in the Political Declaration which is non-binding) #PeoplesVoteMarch
Claims that Brexit will make the UK richer. (Independent estimates are that Boris Johnson's version will knock 6.7% off GDP growth i.e. we'll grow by that much less than if we stayed)
Claims that this will "get Brexit done" (it won't - it will move us on to the second and much harder phase of Brexit, in which we have to reach a deal with the EU and others before we run out of transition time)
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Now is the time for Remainers to redouble their energies, lobby their MPs and show up to Saturday’s #PeoplesVoteMarch. A resolution is finally in sight and it needn’t be a bad one.

Thread with template for an MP letter I emailed to mine. 1/n
Dear MP name [find email below]

A quick note on Saturday’s votes in which I’d urge you to demand an extension for full economic impact assessments of the Johnson Deal and a confirmatory referendum with our current deal in the EU as the alternative.…
The good thing about Johnson’s Deal is that it further reduces the risk of No Deal. But just because No Deal is terrible it doesn’t mean we should accept any deal.
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1/9 You know, I flip back and forth constantly about Brexit. Sometimes I feel that we have to leave the EU in order for many people in the UK to actually realise that what they called Project Fear is actually Project Fact and they need to see the utter devastation that
2/9 Brexit will bring to the people of the UK. The very fabric of our society is underpinned by our membership of the European Union, our friendship and cooperation with our nearest and dearest neighbours benefits every household in the country. Only by leaving the
3/9 EU will our once great united kingdom finally realise that it simply isn't possible to try to make your way in the 21st Century world that we live in by yourself. The world is growing up and the UK is going backwards, it's like the movie Benjamin Button and we all
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Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to make @Rally4OurRights happen on 12th October.

We are close to covering our main costs, and are working on a shoestring budget, but need a bit more to get there.

Please help a little if you can.…
Please note that any money raised over and above that needed (and we mean really needed) for the event will be split between the following causes:
The rally will be at 3 locations in London on 12th Oct:

1. The guarantor of current rights - The EU office on Smith Square
2. The HQ of those wishing to tear up rights - 55 Tufton St.
3. The Dept many will be (unconfidently) relying on - The Home Office
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@BBCNews formula for covering #Peoplesvotemarch Mass Rallies.
Step 1 Take the police estimates divide by ten
Step 2 Don't headline it on the news unlike other mass protests
Step 3 Put it on the website as London news item only
So next to nobody on #MarchForChange #YestoEurope
Oh Look @BBCNews just caught you tweaking your fake news reporting, hundreds become thousands - keep going
Compare the volumes of time to every fart that comes from Farage, the tiny protests of Yaxley Lennon Robs where video streams are taken from protestors but every single Remain/PV Vote Mass march over the last year has been under-reported by @BBCNews @bbcnickrobinson @bbclaurak
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Good morning.
Thread here on a tale of two marches.
This may take some time.
@RaymondSnoddy @mk1969 @amandaloviza @BCU_CBS @ThatTimWalker @Andrew_Adonis @campbellclaret
Last Saturday, hundreds of thousands marched through London to ask for a second referendum on #brexit. It was announced from the platform that more than a million had taken part. There were certainly a lot.
Yesterday, thousands more were on the march to protest about the betrayal of the failure to deliver #brexit that day.
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Mr Peston with respect, you might do the country a better service by calling this out for what it is, the future of the country for the next 40 years being decided by 30 or so people in grubby backroom deals

And then focus on the extraordinary story of the march and petition
This Tory plotting does not serve the country, they are serving only themselves, and focusing on it is a distraction. Meanwhile millions of people are trying to have a voice as we speak.

You owe them your attention, surely
Sorry to be so direct @Peston but when you look back at this in 10 years time, do you really want to find yourself asking why you indulged hapless Tory plotting & Labour triangulation when record breaking marches & petitions were being desperately launched by the unrepresented?
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Excellent speech by @DrRosena on the need, love and support for EU immigrants in the UK #BetterTogether
#PeoplesVoteMarch #PeoplesVote #PutItToThePeople
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(THREAD) I understand the frustration of some who say that Nicola Sturgeon should also attend pro-Indy rallies, not just #PeoplesVoteMarch. But I personally believe she does well to stay away as FM. Until #indyref2 campaign starts, every Indy march should stay 100% grassroots.
If she were to attend, that's the only story you'd hear in the overwhelming majority of the Press. That this was all the SNP's doing. That independence is a party political issue (it isn't). It would do very little to gain 2014 No voters, and, we need a few of them for indyref2.
To raise suspicions of "I've never seen Nicola at an indy rally", like she's some Unionist Manchurian candidate, is tin-foil level mad. Keep on organising your local Yes movements. Keep on agitating at local level. Keep on advancing the Yes cause with family & friends.
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#PeoplesVoteMarch is done. Some potted thoughts:

- Take that one million turnout claim with a pinch of salt. The organisers of these rallies always embellish. We’ll have to wait for the police to give us their (more realistic) estimate. But it was big, bigger than the last one.
- The atmosphere was unlike any other protest I’ve covered. There were almost no Socialist Worker placards, no copies of the Morning Star and no angry anarchists. It was clearly more Middle England than Protest England.
- So yes it was all generally very middle class. You’ll see folks like Brendan O’Neill claim this was a class protest. But in terms of age, sex and ethnicity it was broader and probably more representative of Britain than other protests I’ve been to.
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THREAD: Some excellent signs from #PeopesVoteMarch. (Curated not taken by me.)
More signs from #PeopesVoteMarch
More signs from #PeoplesVoteMarch
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Speeches have begun. First speaker is @mrjamesob, introduced by Richard Bacon as “the radio presenter I always wanted to be.”

O’Brien says “I don’t think the German car industry is about to turn up.” #PeoplesVoteMarch
Sadiq Khan: “I’ve lived in London all my life. I’ve never seen London look so magnificent as it does today.”

“We can all agree Brexit has been a complete and utter mess. We are in danger of falling off a cliff with catastrophic consequences.”

Khan: “Let’s withdraw Article 50 - 4.25 million have signed the petition.” #PeoplesVoteMarch
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God alone knows how many tens of thousands of good people at #PeoplesVoteMarch. They will be able to say that they stood up against the lies and the enormous cowardice of Tory and Labour leaders, and did what they could for their country 1/2
Anything more? I just don't know. Spoke to Labour people who described leaderless Labour MPs "hiding under their duvets". My @ObserverUK colleagues have spoken to Tories who know that, if they defend the national interest, their careers will be over.
British politics is being hit from all directions. A fanatical Right that would rather burn the country down than admit it's in the wrong. A hopelessly ill-equipped prime minister. A crackpot leader of the opposition and a failed media.
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Best of luck and all love to those on the #PeoplesVoteMarch today! While I’ve still got huge reservations about a second ref in itself (as well as the apparatchiks running the campaign), it’s the failures of the Tory Party in government driving polarisation in this country.
I’m not a Lexiter. My preference, still, is to Remain in the EU. But my priority is to see a Labour government in power which could deal with the social and economic forces which drove Brexit in the first place.

Which means thinking through certain things...
The first is that polarisation on Brexit benefits the hard nationalist right most of all. They don’t want unity - they want to exploit a narrow majority to pulverise the notion of governing by consensus. Remainers can’t play their game if ultimately they want to win.
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1) Reflection on Tory brexiters - thread
On the day when up to a million march & 4 million sign to correct the stupidity & arrogance of #Brexit leaders perhaps its a good time to reflect on "take back control"
This week, we were humiliated

2) barely reported, spun by the BBC as "EU gives itself a breather", we had to sit outside a room whilst 27 other countries decided our fate, what kind of #brexit extension we would get or even if we would get an extension
The greatest humiliation since Suez, & brexiters did this
3) the key point is this. The EU27 gave us an extension on article 50 because it was in their interest. If they had decided an extension was *not* in their interest, we'd have been out with no deal in a few days. And there's nothing we could have done about it.
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