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*FINAL* Guide to pro-Remain Tactical Voting at the European Elections

The aim of the guide is to maximise the pro-Remain vote so that it produces the highest possible number of MEPs.

#marr #ridge #pienaar #bbcsp #WestminsterHour #bbcnews #BBCPolitics #C4News #itvnews #skynews
Since we're trying to maximise the number of MEPs won by pro-remain parties, that means voting for the parties that have the best chance of getting MEPs, not necessarily those you usually support. Brexit's the massive issue that's front and centre this time around.
Brexit trumps party loyalty. It trumps past grudges. It trumps everything. This isn't a winner-takes-all general election. Nobody's forming a government on the back of this. But it's a chance to send a loud, clear message.
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Nigel Farage shouldn't be allowed to say he wants to "stop discrimination against people from India etc" (migration) when his Brexit campaign was about stopping people coming from Asian countries even though they had NOTHING TO DO WITH BREXIT!
#Ridge @SophyRidgeSky @RidgeOnSunday
COME ON! We have 2 weeks to save the UK from becoming the "Farage country" in the eyes of the world. If he wins the #EuropeanElections2019
a) We're leaving with May's deal
b) Millions of Non-Racist Brits will have voted for a racist party so the conversation will get MUCH worse
I am a nobody who went from zero to 160,000 because I exposed what this man is. It's in the media's INTEREST to do the same.
So do it!!
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There was NO Leave option in UK local elections:

Cons Remain TM WA is Perm Slavery to EU
Lab Remain Customs Union & ECJ, 2nd Ref - Keir Starmer is Trilateral Commission
Lib Dems & Greens Remain - Globalist Est Shills
SNP Remain
UKIP - now a racist extremist party

#Marr
#Ridge
Latest poll of EU voting intentions:

Brexit Party Soars In European Parliament Polls, Well Ahead Of Remain Parties - Labour, Cons, LibDems, Greens & NoChangeUK
zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-0…

#Marr
#Ridge
Secret History of Globalism:

What everyone should know about the Oligarchs plot to control the world
Part 1.
The Rise of the Round Tables (1864-1945).
zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-0…

Cecil Rhodes
Alfred Milner
Lord Rothschild
One World Government
#Marr
#Ridge
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Rebecca Long-Bailey refuses to say that a second referendum is a Labour red line in their negotiations with the Tories. Witters on and on about all the jobs-first Brexit unicorn fluffy stuff. #Ridge
Stop messing around, and vote for an unashamedly pro-Remain party instead...
Several thousand words later, RLB still hasn't committed to anything. Preview of Tuesday's manifesto?
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One chilling commonality struck me about nearly all the political interviews on #Ridge and #marr this morning: MP after MP talking as if Brexit's something way off in the distance, rather than the brick wall our economy is about to shatter itself on in just *5 days time*!
Only Jess Phillips and Caroline Lucas showed more than a flicker of recognition at the impending nature of our doom. But it is extremely arrogant to expect the EU will simply roll over and extend Article 50 for no reason. They know Theresa May's capable of wasting infinite time.
So we might get a temporary reprieve. But we need to behave as if we won't. MPs must act now, immediately, without hesitation. Another 48 hours and it will be too late for Parliament to impose revocation, even as the last last last resort. The legal processes just take too long.
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Let's make them famous!
"Conservative leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are facing growing calls to account for illegal behaviour by the official Vote Leave Brexit campaign.
#marr #ridge #pienaar #bbcsp
theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/m…
Background... At exactly the same time things were reaching a peak on Brexit-Day-that-wasn't, this happened: "Vote Leave has dropped its appeal against a £61,000 fine for electoral offences committed during the Brexit referendum."
theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
Re. Vote Leave: "This is the group that has met every day during the campaign to plot strategy and decide on the messages to put out to the media."
Within that group:
- Michael Gove
- Boris Johnson
- Gisela Stuart
So BJ & MG were meeting *daily* with VL!
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…
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There'll be lots of talk about Customs Unions in the Suncay shows this morning #ridge #marr... so what do you need to know.. here's your handy @instituteforgov guide
First - the essential @awstojanovic guide to five things you need to know about a customs union instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/five-thin…
key is to remember it doesn't solve the Irish border.. you need to deal with Single Market as well for that...here's our guide to "frictionless trade" - with some fun graphics on integrated supply chains instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/f…
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Covering the #GiletsJaunes protests across France, now in their 20th week.

Yellow Vests start the march from Gare de l’Est, #Paris calling for Direct Democracy and a Referendum on #Frexit from the EU

Vive La France!

#ActeXX
#Acte20
#MacronDemission
#MacronMustGo
#GiletsJaunes march in #Paris against Macron's disastrous Neoliberal policies at the start of #ActeXX

#Acte20
#MacronDemission
#MacronMustGo
Violent arrest of a #GiletsJaunes in Rue de Rivoli, #Paris.
Multiple Tear Gas grenades have already been used by Macron Regime Forces.

#ActeXX
#Acte20
#MacronDemission
#MacronMustGo
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Highlights from #Ridge interview with Chancellor...
*** Chancellor did NOT rule out second referendum from The #ridge board of options for the nation...but did both revoke and No Deal.
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Esther McVey states on #ridge that she will be voting for Theresa May's deal because no-deal has been taken off the table. Even though she also maintains that TM's deal is a bad deal. Cognitive dissonance at its finest.
She also brushes aside the suggestion that an A50 extension would give an opportunity for negotiating a better deal, stating that because no-deal is now off the table, we won't be able to negotiate better because our leverage is gone.
Ok, here's her "logic": we stood on a manifesto saying that no deal is better than a bad deal. Theresa May's deal is a bad deal. So we should have left with no deal to meet the manifesto commitment.
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"If you HAD to choose, which would you prefer?"

Accept #Brexit deal & leave EU 60%
Leave EU without a deal 40%

83% Remainers say accept deal & leave, 63% Leavers say 'No Deal'
75% Labour say accept deal & leave, 57% Tories say 'No Deal'

YouGov Feb 28 #marr #ridge
"If you HAD to choose, which would you prefer?"

Leave EU with no deal 46%
New referendum on whether or not to leave 54%

85% Remainers say "new referendum", 79% Leavers say "No Deal"
75% Labour say "new referendum", 72% Tories say "No Deal"
"If you HAD to choose, which would you prefer?"

Accept draft Brexit deal & leave EU 49%
New referendum on whether or not to leave 51%

76% Remainers say new referendum, 76% Leavers say accept deal & leave
67% of Labour say new referendum, 72% Tories say accept deal & leave
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Barry Gardiner says that antisemitism in Labour is down to a tiny, tiny minority of party members. That's like claiming that having a tiny, tiny minority of urine in drinking water leaves that water drinkable. #Ridge
(Note: people have quite fairly commented that a bit of urine wouldn't make it undrinkable. True. But knowing it was there and not doing everything possible to filter it out is a PR nightmare.)
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Chuka Ummuna calls for "proper proportional representation" on Ridge on Sunday. #Ridge

That will appeal to a lot of people!
It's possible to imagine that TIG might pick up most of the votes that would normally go to the Greens, Libdems, even UKIP, etc. for one GE anyway, because of the possibility of getting the grand prize of PR out of it. Remember, PR benefits every party bar the Tories and Labour.
You should also bear in mind that votes under PR might distribute themselves very differently than now, because there's no longer any need to "hold your nose" and vote for a party you're not fully in tune with, just because the one you agree with has no chance of winning.
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The Authoritarian Fascists in the EU are Planning to Destroy Truth & Accurate Information By Censoring the Internet & Replacing it with the #Filternet using Article 13.

Love Freedom?
Hate Corporate Control?
Well fuck you says the EU

#Marr
#Ridge
#SundayMorning
#SaveYourInternet
Article 13 and EU Copyright Law explained: This is how the EU plans to destroy the Internet

Sign this UK gov petition to stop this horrendous Authoritarian Fascist #Censorship Law for Corporate Control
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/2286…

#Marr
#Ridge
#SundayMorning
Stop ACTA 2: Protests, Internet Blackouts and Hacktivist Actions To Lead Up To Final Vote On Dystopian Orwellian #Censorship Articles 11 and 13 In EU
activistpost.com/2019/02/stop-a…

#Marr
#Ridge
#SundayMorning
#SaveYourInternet
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SR: "If we leave on March 29, is that it?"
Tony Blair: "Some people think you leave on 29 March, go into a long transition period, maybe try to rejoin during that time. I think what will happen once we leave is 'we're out'. And that will be it for a generation at least."
#ridge
He makes a very important point. Brexit Day is as final as a guillotine. Article 50 is very clear. We're OUT out, and all the EU's treaties and agreements cease to apply to us (absent any deals cobbled together to preserve aspects of them). Our only recourse would be Article 49.
And Article 49 isn't designed for speedy accession. There's no chance we could get readmitted to the EU during the transition period, even if we make maximum use of the permitted extensions. So readmission won't save us from the post-transition cliff edge.
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Did I miss a key referendum leaflet? When were we told there would be:
- food & medicine shortages
- destruction of manufacturing industries
- army on the streets
- Government commandeering ferries
Which one said Brexit would be "survivable" & "not national suicide"?
#marr #ridge
Meanwhile, this is the reality of Brexit as it's already impacting the UK...
And this is what trading on WTO terms after a no deal Brexit would entail...
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Raab tells Sophy “we can’t let the EU bully us or call the shots” and so if no changes to deal should leave with no deal on WTO terms; EU will demand a negotiation “reasonably swiftly” and as a third country we would have more negotiation leverage

#Ridge
Few of the optimistic claims “we hold all the cards/ German carmakers/ easy trade deals/ trade deals ready to go/ need us more than we need them” about how EU would respond to Brexit have been borne out by the experience of past 2 years - indeed if true bullying wd be impossible
Dominic Raab on Marr suggests that in conversations as Brexit Sec with @simoncoveney “there was an opening” to get a backstop exit mechanism “got ruled out by less moderate Leo Varadkar”.

This is what Coveney told me on cam while Raab still Brexit Sec:
news.sky.com/story/ireland-…
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John Mann says he’s likely to vote for the deal on Tuesday and suspects he won’t be the only Labour MP to do so #Ridge
Mann says the PM gave him indications the government would give legally binding assurances of “the highest standards” for workers’ pay and conditions when we leave
He says Labour support won’t be enough to take Mrs May over the line on Tuesday but will help. He thinks the worst option would be an extension of article 50
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Barry Gardiner says a Labour Brexit would mean the UK would have a veto over the EU's trade deals, despite not being an EU member. More false promises about Brexit. This country deserves better.
He just proved that a general election now would be POINTLESS!
#Ridge
In fairness, Gardiner then goes on to say they'd put that deal to the people, but that deal will never exist.
That would put us in the exact same position we're in now, (no viable deal), but we'd have simply wasted several months.
🗣️"But he never said the word veto"🤭
"We would have a customs union" = Same trade deals. No customs checks as the same tariffs apply either side.
"Not a rule taker" i.e. we're not in any deals we don't like.
If we can say no for ourselves, then we can say no for the EU ➡️VETO
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140+ factual, fully-sourced examples of the impact Brexit is already having on the UK. Jobs going, investment drying up, companies moving assets to the EU, or redomiciling. And all happening as Government burns through £billions chasing a no deal Brexit.
#ridge #marr
The Government has spent £4.2 billion pounds on Brexit preparations (£2.2 billion in previous Budgets, plus an additional £2 billion in the most recent Budget.) 1/143
gov.uk/government/new…
Barden Corporation is closing down its Plymouth factory after 51 years, putting 400 jobs at risk, as its parent company Schaeffler shifts production to various sites outside the UK due to Brexit. 2/143
plymouthherald.co.uk/news/business/…
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Huge crowds are marching & singing in the #ChampsElysées, #Paris for the start of the #GiletsJaunes protests in #ActeVIII

Watch Live

#5Janvier
#Acte8
#MacronDemission
#MacronMustGo
#GiletsJaunes march in #Lyons to protest against #Macron's disastrous Neoliberal policies which have caused so much widespread poverty and human misery throughout France.

#ActeVIII
#5Janvier
#Acte8
#MacronDemission
#MacronMustGo
#GiletsJaunes protesters sing La Marseillaise in #Marseille

Vive La France!

#ActeVIII
#5Janvier
#Acte8
#MacronDemission
#MacronMustGo
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Theresa Villiers should not be allowed on TV to discuss Brexit after saying:

"There is no reason why we have to change our border arrangements in the event of a Brexit, because they've been broadly consistent in the 100 years since the creation of Ireland as a separate state."
Today on #Ridge, Theresa Villiers argued in favour of leaving with No Deal and trading on WTO terms, even though the WTO has already confirmed (on #Marr) that that would break the Good Friday Agreement.
Can more people start calling out Theresa Villiers please?
She was the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. She can't be allowed to keep saying absolute rubbish on the topic! #Ridge
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So, Brexit is such a magnificently brilliant idea, the Health Minister is ordering 5,000 huge fridges to stockpile baby milk in.

Because that’s what normal countries do in the normal course of normal business, normally. Nothing to see here, folks... dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6…
Turns out 80% of baby milk is imported from the EU, something that only seems to have become apparent to the UK Government very recently.

Pity they don’t have access to a giant “web” containing every piece of information in the world, plus free tools to search it. Oh, wait...
Once the above has sunk in, how about another 100+ real consequences of Brexit? All things happening right now, not in some hypothetical future. #projectfact #marr #ridge #bbcsp
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So, those Brexit costs are really mounting up...
- £4.2 billion for Government preparations
- £1.2 billion written off on Galileo
- £92 million for Galileo replacement feasibility study
- £9 billion plus for alternative to Galileo
- £500 million/week in lost economic growth
Note on the last point: it’s perfectly possible for the economy to be growing AND for it to be damaged by Brexit. They’re not contradictory.

(If growth was expected to take us from 100 to 104, and instead only took us to 102, we’re down 2 compared to where we were meant to be.)
That “opportunity cost” of Brexit is real, and has a real impact.

We have to grow the economy constantly just to stay still to beat inflation.

If Brexit is hurting the economy, we’re going backwards in real terms.
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