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I've thought long and hard about whether to write this thread and, tbh, I've tried my best not to, as I'm sure it will upset/anger some people. But I'm sure that I wouldn't be doing all I can for remain if I didn't. Please believe me this isn't personal.1/
While organising #R4OR I and the other organisers asked those attending to wear everyday clothes. While the tweet I wrote could perhaps have been worded better, I still think the request was reasonable. I also think that whatever the wording some ppl would have taken issue. 2/
We requested it because we felt the occasion needed to have a different atmosphere to other remain events. We identified who we hoped to target and concluded that the best way to do that was for people to wear everyday clothes. We shied away from requesting suits and ties etc 3/
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Never forget.

“Level Plaing Field” = Commitment to your rights

The Govt says “trust us”. Do you trust them, or any future government, ever, to maintain them?

If so, why are they trying to drop the commitment to them? Why’s it so important to them?
Here’s just one area of your essential and hard-won rights that are hidden behind the innocuous-sounding term Level Playing Field:
It’s also your right to clean air and safe food, your consumer rights, your right to equal treatment, your right to a social safety net.

Yes, Governments can promise to keep all of these, or even upgrade them.

Again, do you think they will? This Govt? Every Govt? Ever?
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#R4OR The last speaker of the day has spent all 55 years of her life in the UK. Her parents are Italian. She has a family here; a house; a job; a life. She is told she must apply to stay in her home /1
She is, she says, British. Bi-cultural. Proud of it. Proud to be a success story - a part of an open, welcoming Britain. Now she feels “branded”, an outsider in her home. Without the proof needed for settled status she is threatened with deportation /2
Deported, she asks, to where? Out of the only country she has ever known? Out of the country she was born in and lives? Away from her husband and family? To where? /3
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UKGov’s ‘deal’ is not just on Northern Ireland.

“The govt has acknowledged that it wants to take the "level playing field" arrangements out of the political declaration that promised alignment on environmental, social, labour & some tax measures.”

This promise, now being trolled back from, of “alignment on environment, social and labour measures” is, in reality, a promise for the continuation of your rights to a safe and clean environment, to equal treatment, to employment rights, fair treatment & a social safety net.
If you think for a second that this Government, or a future right wing govt, is going to do anything other than go on a rampage of destruction when it comes to these rights, you really haven’t been paying attention.
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1. I'm exhausted, mentally tired. If I could I'd tell myself that someone else will fight for our rights. But I've already lost the right to vote. I'm not going to make the same mistake again.
I'm not losing more rights without a fight.
12.10 from 2pm
2. If this government thinks I'm going to shut up and get behind brexit and believe the claptrap that I'm somehow unpatriotic for not supporting it, they've another think coming. I'm the original "bloody difficult woman".
12.10 from 2pm
3. Sadly, I don't have children of my own. But that means I have even more time to make sure that the children of other people don't lose the rights their parents had.
12.10 from 2pm
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Not just environmental safeguards, but workers’ and consumer’s rights as well.

Rights aren’t for other people. Everyone’s rights will be chucked on the bonfire by this Government as soon as they’re no longer guaranteed by EU membership.
In IT they say that if data isn’t backed up to 2 other places it may as well not exist.

The same goes for rights.

EU membership is the backup for our rights for when our own Government tries to delete them. And it will if it can. It can hardly wait to.
Brexit takes away rights directly.

It takes away the rights of @the3million EU27 Citizens in the UK and a million and a half UK citizens in the EU27.

It takes everyone's right to Freedom of Movement.
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Patel’s pledge to "end free movement of people once and for all” is a pledge to remove rights from the UK’s own population, to diminish the prospects of the young, & close off opportunities for worst off.

The rich can always buy Free movement. We can’t.…
As @JMPSimor put it, Brexit is the biggest threat to rights and freedoms a Western Democracy has ever faced.
Many think rights are for other people. Well they aren’t. Employment rights, rights to equal treatment, the right to Freedom of Movement, and, most importantly with a govt hell-bent on destroying rights, the right to appeal to a higher court when your rights are infringed.
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Just my opinion:
Costumes and stunts have a critical role at the start of a movement, especially when that movement focuses on something that's failing to capture public attention.

They energize volunteers and create visibility for something that would otherwise not get noticed.
However, when a movement reaches a certain size the challenge moves from energizing volunteers and getting noticed, to challenging the counter-narrative... and the opposition always creates a counter-narrative.
The counter-narrative for Remain is (unfairly) that it is a dilettante movement of the inner-London student and hipster set, unrepresentative of real (fuck this term) UK working people.

That it is a group of people for whom the protests are the point, and Remain an excuse.
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“When are you going back to Barcelona?” asked one of Aranza's work colleagues on a number of occasions after the referendum.

An all too familiar story for EU citizens who chose to make their home in what used to be a welcoming country. /1
#BrexitIsPersonal @InLimboBrexit
You’ll find Aranza’s story on our YouTube channel, along with >150 #BrexitIsPersonal stories filmed up & down the country.

Please take a look & help us to share them with those who can influence events. Make their rights matter. /2
It’s never been more important for all of us to stand up when our rights are threatened. So come and join us on the 12th October at the @Rally4OurRights in London. Let's #R4OR together!
For details, visit our website & sign up using the RSVP link. /3
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1. As most of you know, we decided to organise when PV moved the date of their march. Our aim's always been to offer those who can't change their travel arrangements and those who can attend both a chance to protest on 12th Oct. The following's our plan.
2. We're focusing on the rights that all #66million plus #the5Million will lose due to Brexit. So the rally's taking place in locations we feel most relevant to the loss of rights:
The Home Office - Marsham Street
Tufton Street
European Parliament Office - St John's Smith Square
3. It's a static protest, though attendees can move between locations, if they wish.
There'll be speakers at each location, who will cover topics relevant to that particular location. Uniquely there'll also be an opportunity for ppl attending to have their say.
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Brexit affects everyone and everything. Hear our #R4OR /thread

Employers and employees- you are all on the same side on this one. You all need a healthy economy and stable political environment to thrive. The Single Market is the biggest trading bloc in the world and its cold outside believe me #R4OR #StopBrexit
The care sector is already fragile as hurt EU27 citizens have headed for the door to somewhere they are wanted. Even the government says Brexit will damage the care of our elderly and vulnerable #R4OR #StopTheCoup
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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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As Parliament in the UK has been silenced, we thought we'd fill the void tonight with @EllieChownsMEP, Green MEP for the W. Midlands, talking about why she became involved in politics.
It was a delight to welcome her to our #FSFABeehive event in Hereford. #BrexitIsPersonal /1
Watch the rest of Ellie’s film to hear why #BrexitIsPersonal for her.
If you are proud, like Ellie, to be both British and European, stand up with us and demand to be represented in BOTH Parliaments. /2
It’s never been more important to make our voices heard. Join us on the 12th October at the @Rally4OurRights in London to do just that. Let's really start to #R4OR!
For details of the event, visit our website & sign up using the RSVP link. /3
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#R4OR review of the week: if you aren't angry, you aren't paying attention. Have a read and then sign up for @Rally4OurRights
While you are reading, please remember that the best indication of future behaviour is past behaviour 1/
Rees Mogg lies down in the Commons like a petulant boy defying his nanny and gets set straight by @CarolineLucas He won’t stand up for us. Will you? #R4OR 2/
Johnson loses 1st vote as PM. (2 more to come) He can’t even command the respect of the HoC, how will he get any respect from the EU? Is this really someone we can trust with our rights? #R4OR 3/
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Mark @ItRecks joined us at the #FSFABeehive in Hereford with @HerefordshireEU. He may be more familiar to you as the 8ft dinosaur, T-Rexit.
In this clip he talks about the severe impacts of a no-deal Brexit: “We’ve been lied to all the way through this.” #BrexitIsPersonal /1
Watch the rest of Mark's film to hear why #BrexitIsPersonal for him.
If you’re just as angry & frustrated at all the lies people have been sold, then stand up with millions of us to demand a #FinalSayForAll or better still, #RevokeA50. /2
There’s a chance to do just that at the @Rally4OurRights in London on the 12th October. Join us to demand that the rights of ALL are defended. Let's continue to #R4OR!
For details of the event, visit the website below & sign up using the RSVP link. /3
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Eddie was far too young to vote in the 2016 referendum. He’s still too young to vote now, but he knows how damaging #Brexit will be for others. That’s why he’s joined the protest against Brexit because “other people will suffer if I don’t do anything.” #BrexitIsPersonal /1
Watch the rest of Eddie’s short film. If you feel proud of him for standing up for his generation’s future, stand up with him and millions of others in demanding a #FinalSayForAll, or better still #RevokeA50.
#BrexitIsPersonal /2
We’ve filmed more than 150 stories about the personal impacts of Brexit. Our aim is to disseminate them, especially to those who can bring about change. Please visit our YouTube channel for more #BrexitIsPersonal stories from our many #FSFABeehive's. /3…
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Julia suffers from epilepsy and it’s taken 10 years for her to get the right medication to enable her to work and have a life. Now she’s terrified that Brexit will put her medication at risk and she’ll be back to square one. #BrexitIsPersonal 1/
Watch Julia’s full film to hear more about why #BrexitIsPersonal for her.
Why should people’s lives be needlessly put at risk for Brexit? If you are angry too, stand with us & millions of others to demand a #FinalSayForAll, or better still #RevokeA50. /2
We’ve filmed more than 150 stories about the personal impacts of Brexit. Our aim is to disseminate them, especially to those who can bring about change. Please visit our YouTube channel for more #BrexitIsPersonal stories from our many #FSFABeehive's. /3…
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Had a few odd conversations today. Obviously with the Operation Yellowhammer leak yesterday, people are understandably upset. We're not just fighting to remain a member of the EU, we're in a struggle against the far right who would remove rights and see us work until we die. 1/5
People often seem to think that I have all the answers to this. I don't. I'm a very average Bloke. What I do know is how we don't fight this.
We don't fight this by becoming the thing we're fighting against. 2/5
We must never advocate restricting the franchise further. That's what dictatorships do. I'm bound to be wrong, but I'm struggling to think of a benevolent dictatorship.
The way forward is to allow more people to vote: all UK citizens, all UK residents and 16+17 yr olds. 3/5
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Update after 24hrs.

#R4OR will be on 12th October in central London.

It will be a static protest, not a march.

It is in addition to the @peoplesvote_uk March on the 19th. If you can choose but can only go to one event, go to the 19th march. It’s bigger and more important.
#R4OR is firstly for people who could not change their plans to go to the march on the 19th.

It will be smaller, have a serious tone, and will be different to the usual march-crowd-speeches format (which works very well for larger numbers BTW).

A number of groups are involved in running it, including @FinalSayForAll, @RemainerNow, @Farmers4EU, @VoicesForEurope, @InLimboBrexit and @BrexpatsHOV.

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