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Andrew #Marr Show: Frustrating to see Dominic #Raab dodge answering the real questions about the effects of #Brexit on the UK #fishing industry, just like Boris last week. 1. The export issues are not just teething problems, they are due to a fundamental systems shift 1/-
2. The increase in quotas will only go to a select group, the vast majority of vessels and therefore coastal communities will see no benefit. Some will be worse off due to new restrictions on the quota swapping system 2/-
3. What about restricting foreign access to the 6-12 mile zone off the British coast? The government said this was a red line and for many UK fishermen this was going to be the most important benefit from Brexit. Nothing has changed and Raab didn't answer the question 3/-
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Revealed: The links between #Tory MPs and the people profiting from #NHS privatisation
Rich privateers with their eyes on our National Health Service donate to #Conservative MPs.

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests 2019-21
The Register reveals that many #Tory MPs have direct investments in firms profiting from private healthcare. Others have received donations The consequences are clear The govt used its massive majority in Parliament to vote against protecting the #NHS in international trade deals
. Former Tory PM, John Major, who introduced private finance initiatives, said that under Boris #Johnson and Michael #Gove: “The NHS is about as safe … as a pet hamster would be with a hungry python.”
What is the N.H.S?
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Have you noticed how the people making the arguments for a hard or no-deal #Brexit aren’t formally connected, but sound similar?
And have you noticed how none of their arguments seem to be a positive thing for the #environment?
There’s one very good reason why.
All those pushing for market deregulation and for the #UK to enter into trade deals that could be catastrophic for the #climate are connected
As a new map from DeSmog shows, there is a large network of lobbyists and campaigners based out of offices in and around Westminster’s
55 Tufton Street – with ties to climate science denial on both sides of the #Atlantic – that is now calling the #Brexit shots
Tufton Street Network
The map shows around 2,000 connections between the supposedly separate groups in the network, all operating around #Tufton Street.
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Remember when 4 million new voters registered? When 2 in 3 of those registrations were under the age of 35? Remember when the polls predicted a hung parliament (or maybe only a very small Tory majority)?
Even the private Tory poll had the gap at just 4pts. And the queues of young people at polling stations on election day?
So why then, when every single poll in the last 2 years suggested that if there was another referendum ‘REMAIN’ would win, did we vote for a bunch of hard-right rabid Brexiteers?
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Und was wurde jetzt verkündet bei der Pressekonferenz der Regierung zum Thema Maßnahmen für #Frauen am #Arbeitsmarkt?
Vom Härtefallfonds für Selbstständige gingen 40% an Unternehmerinnen, dann zählt Frauenministerin Raab auf, wie viel vom Familienhärte- und Familienkrisenfond ausbezahlt wurde und der dass der "Kinderbonus zu 80% an Frauen gehen wird" - Will uns die verarschen? Echt jetzt?
Seit wann ist der Kinderbonus Frauenförderung? Seit wann ist Geld für Familien in Krisen Frauenförderung? Kann bitte jemand unsere Frauenministerin fragen, ob das ein schlechter Scherz sein soll? Was für eine bodenlose Frechheit! #Raab
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I now have the 3 election flyers for Bournemouth West. Every election I get frustrated by the deceit and disinformation in them. So I’ve decided to take a look in detail at the numbers and claims. @ConorBurnsUK @CllrSimonBull @JonNicholas2017 @dave4bmthwest Thread: 1/13
First up @ConorBurnsUK and his claims about how great we have had it for the last 9 years. Lots of big, impressive sounding numbers but no sources, methodology or details.
The economy is 19% bigger than in May 2010.
19% sounds quite large but when you consider that is less than 2% growth per year the Conservatives really shouldn’t be saying this is good. For reference, world GDP growth is at about 3%.
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1/Listening to the C4 Con leadership debate.

All “delivering Brexit”

#Gove. Opened his mouth and lost the first Q
#Stewart. Cleverer response “listened to Corbyn yadda”
#Raab. Kept his voice lower but Blah.
#Javid Same but at least talking about addressing issues.
#Hunt. Same
2/. Politics of fear re Corbyn.

Really pretty wet.

Hope it improves.
3/. #Raab didn’t deliver because resigned as a matter of principle.

This is reallyrather tragic.

At least #Stewart is saying they cannot reopen the WA and challenging #Raab on the HOW?

Especially HOW in No deal.

#Raab really is remarkably dim.
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FWIW, here are my subjective rankings of the #ToryLeadershipContest #tax cut proposals. (This is a personal view only - I don’t have a dog, or even a vote, in this fight.) In reverse order… (1/6)
No. 5 (i.e. last). Reform #VAT and replace with a sales tax (#Gove). Bad economics. VAT is a relatively efficient tax and the current system already allows the UK gov’t to set lower rates for some goods and services to help the poor. #Brexit will increase this flexibility. (2/6)
No. 4. Raise the threshold for paying the top rate of income tax (#Johnson). Neither one thing nor the other? Won’t actually make much difference to those earning just above the old threshold, or any difference to those who earn a lot less. (3/6)
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1/3Buried deep in #Brexit technical notes is Govt’s plan to scrap future European Works Councils if there's No Deal. Leaving British workers at a disadvantage compared to their EU colleagues by preventing them from negotiating with management about pay & terms and conditions.
2/3 Sad to see that Trade Unions weren't invited to #Raab press conference or given access to technical notes beforehand. Another example of the Tories lacklustre commitment to workers’…
3/3 A no deal Brexit would be bad enough, but the absence of contingency plans on vital issues such as workers’ rights will only make things worse for workers and our economy as a whole. @UKLabour will protect workers and their hard-won rights.
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