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Today is possibly .@theresa_may's last day as PM, if .@BorisJohnson can command a majority (which is in some doubt...)

So it's a great opportunity to look back at some of the *highlights* of Mrs May's premiership in memes👇
13 JUL 2016: May was appointed as PM and named her Cabinet shortly thereafter, surprising many by giving 3 of the top #Brexit-related jobs to arch-brexiters Boris Johnson, David Davis & Liam Fox. Sheer folly, or genius in making them own what they'd sold? Sadly, the former😢
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5 OCT 2016: With such a narrow result, the country could be forgiven for expecting May to propose a consensual solution, as Norway PM Erna Solberg had done in a similar situation. Most Remainers would've accepted #Norway.

May's #CitizensOfNowhere speech crushed all hope.
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#Thread Let me tell you why the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s decision to re-admit Russia will prove to be an own-goal and why those who voted in favour have made a fatal error of judgement.
Your claims that Russia belongs to the CoE with all the rights & obligations this confers is self-defeating. The hallmark of the Kremlin is that it actively chooses to operate outside the norms of international law, whatever the forum and whatever the rules or rulings.
Remember the aggression against Georgia and Ukraine? 13,000 dead and counting. Vetoing and obstruction of the investigation into #MH17? The #Salisbury attack as well as election meddling around the world? Are memories so short?
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We’re at #A303Stonehenge Issue Specific Hearing, Cultral Heritage. Intros include Prof Mike Parker Pearson, other archaeologists, CBA, Stonehenge Alliance, National Trust, Historic England, DCMS (Keith Nichol), English Heritage & Wilts Council, ICOMOS-UK …structure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/wp-content/ipc…
Blick Mead /archaeology team opens with a strong objection to permanent damage to the integrity of the Outstanding Universal Value would breach the Convention on World Heritage. There’s no trade off. Protections “apply to whole area”.
This is the scene where a vital discussion is taking place with high level players discussing the "balance" of benefits v harm to the WHS. @ICOMOSUK suggest not quoting @HistoricEngland's past statements of principle. The precautionary principle invoked by a speaker.
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Russia is main suspect in mystery attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba nbcnews.com/news/latin-ame… via @NBCNews
Terrifying read on 9/11. US now calls Cuba embassy mystery that caused brain damage to 26 US personnel intentional “attacks”—likely by #Russia. If so, more stunning Russian aggression to add to the recent use of military-grade #Novichok nerve agent on #Skripal in #Salisbury UK.
>> GOP Senator Cory Gardner Introduces Legislation Designating Russia "State Sponsor of Terror" After Reports on Sonic Attacks. Also renews call for vote on Russia sanctions bill. rollcall.com/news/politics/… via @nielslesniewski h/t @InvestigateRU
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Russian hitmen are literally killing people who threaten criminal Kremlin networks. Yet Trump and GOP are bent on bringing down people whose life's work is protecting Americans from Russian organized crime. Bruce Ohr witch hunt sure looks like somebody's protecting the criminals
Illicit financial dealings—money laundering—between Trump’s business and Russia is the scandal that explains targeting of obscure bureaucrats like Ohr. Just coincidence Trump is purging DOJ experts on Russia, organized crime and money laundering?? nytimes.com/2018/09/09/opi… #maddow
#Salisbury was a wake-up call about the risks corrupt money brings with it. UK confirms 700+ wealthy Russians among those facing visa crackdown after #Novichok attacks. theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/s… #Skripal #Russia #corruption
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Security minister @benwallaceMP spoke to me this morning on #Salisbury #GRU #Putin #sanctions. Main takeaways: 1] the govt is keen to embarrass the GRU and deter would-be spies from joining
2] @benwallaceMP went further than May did yesterday in putting the responsibility for the attack directly on Vladimir Putin: "Ultimately the responsibility lies with the leader of that country"
3] And finally, one winner from Brexit will be UK foreign policy says @BWallaceMP because the UK will have the power to act unilaterally against Russia when it comes to sanctions #russia #brexit #sanctions
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I'm going to retweet the crucial evidential pictures of the #Salisbury suspects in the correct chronological order, with some maps. It shows how quickly the suspects struck and left the city. Here's the thread:
1) Arrival in Salisbury. "Petrov" and "Boshirov" take a train to Salisbury on Sunday 4 March - after carrying out recon the day before. Here they are at Salisbury station at 11.48am. They are about a mile or so from Mr Skripal's home:
2) Ten minutes later, they're filmed on a petrol station CCTV on Wilton Road. Police say this was on the way to the attack. This makes sense if you consider the direction they are walking and their proximity to Mr Skripal's home:
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Here's what the huge police investigation into the #Salisbury attack has established about the prime suspects "Petrov" and "Boshirov":
1) They flew into Gatwick at 3pm on Friday, 2 March on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow. Flight number SU2588.
2) It's believed they travelled by train into London, arriving at Victoria station at approximately 5.40pm.
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BREAK - @metpoliceuk announce that they believe a "small bottle" found on Wednesday was the source of #novichok that killed a British citizen and left a second critically ill in hospital #Skripal #Salisbury
The small bottle was found during search of Charlie Rowley's house in #Amesbury. Scientists at Porton Down ran tests to confirm a substance it contained is #novichok. Further tests will be conducted to establish whether this is the same batch as was used against the #Skripals
Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing, said: “This is clearly a significant and positive development."
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Some interesting news developments in the U.K. today. Firstly, foreign secretary @BorisJohnson has just resigned over Brexit - 2nd senior minister in 2 days. Will @theresa_may have a govt left by Friday, to welcome @realDonaldTrump? #TrumpUKVisit
Secondly, police in #Salisbury say they are currently dealing with a medical incident involving a man, close to where the #SkripalPoisoning took place. Unclear at the moment if it’s related.
Update on Salisbury: local police say the medical incident has been dealt with and is “not part of the ongoing major investigation”. Phew!
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>> NEW INCIDENT near #Salisbury:: Two collapse in #Amesbury, UK—near site of Russian spy #Skripal poisoning by military grade chemical weapon - BBC News bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
#BREAKING: Police now say pair found unconscious in Wiltshire U.K. were poisoned with Novichok, same chemical nerve agent that poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei #Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, just 4 months ago bbc.co.uk/news/uk-447196… #Amesbury
BREAKING >> Following detailed analysis of samples, British counter-terrorism police confirm unconscious man & woman in #Amesbury have been exposed to the nerve agent #Novichok—the same nerve agent that poisoned Yulia & Sergei #Skripal #Russia #Wiltshire
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.@metpoliceuk tells @NBCNews: Officers from the counter terrorism network are working jointly with colleagues from Wiltshire Police regarding the incident in Amesbury. As Wiltshire Police have stated, they are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Amesbury is about 10 miles from Salisbury, where former Russian spy Sergei #Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in March.
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let's go on a #bothunt
You can still find most of these #russian #bots yourself.
And they did retweet during the #UK general election for Labour leader #JeremyCorbyn
thetimes.co.uk/article/expose…
some clues are the date ranges provided and the account types
1st thing we do is check @jeremycorbyn's timeline. He only has 9k tweets so we should be able to get the tweet IDs for that date range(may-june 2017)
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SHORT THREAD: #SkripalCase & #Syria: 1.#Russia's authoritative,yet controversial #MiddleEadt expert Satanovsky known for his ties to #FSB sec service says "#UK's persecution of Russia" has to do w/ serious,underreported development in #Syria that occured shortly before #Salisbury
2.According to him,during operations in #EasternGhouta "actions by #SAA's special force unit (supported by #Russia/ns) led to a group of #UK's special forces ending up trapped in a siege,allegedly near Kafr Batna settlement.
3.The incident occurred few days after another unit of #UK's special forces was captured near Nashabiyah in #EasternGhouta.#London allegedly sought to negotiate their release w/ #Russia via #Oman as a mediator.#Moscow replied it was the jurisdiction of #Syria/n mil authorities.
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In the wake of the #Novichok nerve agent attack on Sergei #Skripal and his daughter in #Salisbury, a variety of suggestions that anyone other than Vladimir Putin’s government is responsible have been circulating on Twitter. #Whataboutism
I downloaded recent tweets for the hashtag #Novichok, which started seeing significant traffic March 12th. This yielded 15371 tweets from 10668 accounts. I classified the top 50 accounts by retweet volume (74% of tweets in the set) based on their attribution of the attack.
This chart shows the volume for #Novichok tweets, classified by the perspective being expressed. Note that the portion of the volume in the “whataboutism” category has increased greatly over the past 12 hours.
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UK’s @AmbassadorAllen:

#Novichok is not a weapon that can be manufactured by non-state actors… #Russia has provided no credible explanation… Therefore, we have no alternative but to conclude that the #Russian state was responsible [for a chemical weapons attack on my country].
This was an attack on #UK soil… #Russia is failing to comply with the conditions of the Chemical Weapons Convention…

Let us turn to the part of the CWC that #Russia is not talking about - Russia did not declare #Novichok & is therefore in serious breach of the CWC.
This was a reckless act… #Russia officials have repeatedly threatened those they consider traitors, before & after March 4 attack.

Russia has a history of political assassinations, interfering in other countries & a total disregard for civilian life.
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Critically ill Russian national is 66yo Sergei Skripal, former intel colonel/double agent granted refuge in UK after a 2010 "spy swap" between US & Russia. He and a woman were apparently poisoned in/near Salisbury shopping center. bbc.in/2D2oj7X
Ex-Russian spy & daughter 'poisoned' in UK sparks fears of another Kremlin-backed hit. Investigators scrambling to identify the chemical used. Skripal feared for his life after his wife died in a car crash & his son was killed in a road incident.. thesun.co.uk/news/5733372/s…
UK warns Kremlin over poisoning of ex-spy Skripal & his daughter. Recalling Litvinenko murder, FM Johnson said UK was "in the lead across the world" in trying to counteract a "host of malign activity" by Russia.

Skripal's brother, son & wife have been killed in the last 2 year.
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