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1/7 Lord Stunnel reckons that itll take about 18 weeks for a Peoples Vote to be enacted.
2/7 That's 10 weeks to allow for the Electoral Commission minimum campaign period for a referendum and 8 weeks for Parliament to argue about and actually pass the legislation required.
3/7 If this was started TOMORROW on 11th February then the result of the referendum wouldn't be known until 3rd June, after the European Parliament elections in May.
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What the hell is @jeremycorbyn doing?
Why is he enabling #Tory #Brexit?
Is this the final betrayal?
No, it isn't.
It's the predicted effect of decisions taken 2-3 years ago. All things considered, it's not as bad as it could have been (thanks to #StopBrexit crowd).

Thread.
1/n
To understand why, I need to outline 2 important mechanisms that most people, politicians and commentators seem to ignore, dismiss or simply don't get. They have different and somewhat opposite consequences, but are both decisive in the current & foreseeable predicaments.
2/n
1st and foremost: the biggest constraint that applies to political decision-making comes from the past decisions & policies.
It is a massive constraint.
Cameron COULD NOT convincingly campaign for #Remain, because his own policies CREATED the discontent channelled by #Leave.
3/n
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John Bercow calling Peter Bone a delicate flower is a thing of joy, and Joanna Cherry ensuring Donald Tusk's words are registered in Hansard tops it all off beautifully

Solid British humour ftw, even in the face of the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit

#MakeItStop #JustMakeItStop
Very pleased that Donald Tusk's heartfelt reaction to the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit is now recorded in Hansard for posterity 🀣

Well done to all of those continuing to speak plain truths
#StandUp2Brexit #MakeItStop

hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-0…
I know everyone's gone straight to fighty biting about @eucopresident's fervent hope that those *responsible* for Brexitshambles will be rewarded with suitable punishment (#NotAllLeaveVoters)

but think it's important to read the full extent of his remarks
consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press…
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1/ This week I took a phone call where someone asked me, in earnest, "I'm interested to know what do you do when you're not on the streets protesting?"

Given that I have spent nearly every waking moment of every day for the last 2 and a half years thinking about #StopBrexit...
2/ and campaigning to promote the EU - I thought it might be worth writing a list of everything that "being an activist" involves. (Not because I feel like I need to justify myself to critics but because it might be interesting for people to know the work #EUsupergirl does)...
3/ I have also spent a huge amount of time travelling (and sorting all the expense forms) to get to events and protests across the UK & EU. And these are the places i've been to campaigning to #StopBrexit or to promote the #EU. (Sorry anywhere I have forgotten -it's a long list!)
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A short thread on things I am NEVER going to subscribe to as a #remain campaigner. & why
#peoplesvote #FBPE #Stopbrexit #RevokeA50
7/10 - no - not this one - I give the EU 10/10 - we have been lied to for years about what the EU does for us, from Freedom of Movement (which is excellent for us) to money for deprived areas.

1/n
"Remain and reform" - not this message either. "This is a brilliant house to buy - just needs the back wall rebuilding". Wrong message. Untrue message. The EU is constantly reforming & evolving, the so-called democracy that isn't doing so is the UK parliament 2/n
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A 'no deal' Brexit, which nobody voted for in 2016, could mean the following:

- UK law firms barred from giving legal advice in 5 EU member states
- Complication in selling British chemicals to Europe from outside its REACH regulatory system
- A significant drop in house prices
- Disruption of cross-border services like credit card payments
- Spoilage of perishable imported goods due to increased waiting times for new paperwork and customs checks
- Great uncertainty regarding the status of 4 million European and UK citizens living across borders
- Staffing issues for firms using highly skilled migrant labour
- Contraction of the economy by 1-8% within a year
- Tariffs on up to 90% of UK goods exported to the EU

When people voted for Brexit, I doubt this is what they wanted. They wanted good leaving terms. #StopBrexit
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A Brexit Analogy...

I currently have a company car, last year I decided I would opt out of the company car scheme and keep the money for myself so I could find a better deal.

#StopBrexit @mrjamesob
#peoplesvote
The lease on my current car ends next week and so far my wife and I have been unable to agree on a new car that offers our family the exact same benefits for less cost!

I am heading towards a no deal car scheme exit!
In a weeks time I wont have a car, I wont be able to go shopping to buy food, I wont be able to get to work and the money I spend on taxis or hire cars to get around will wipe out my car scheme exit dividend...
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1/ war paint on & we're ready to #EURockNRoll πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‘Š

Protesting outside Parliament today over the #MeaninglessVote

Your deal is dead @theresa_may! Plan B is Plan A - and it's not good enough for #Britain!

It's time for the people to demand a #FinalSay on this mess
#StopBrexit
2/ there appears to be massive @UKIP and @LeaveMnsLeave #WTO rules protest and march occurring.

Not enough Remainers on the ground to counter & the atmosphere is very toxic.

I was immediately called every name under the sun and told I am a disgrace. πŸ™„
3/ I had to take a photo of this dude.... I'll give it to him - his costume is great! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ #LeaveMeansLeave
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1. #Brexit sec: EU may not agree to #ExtendA50

ME: True...so to prevent this #BrexitShambles protect Rights & stop the haemorrhage of wealth & jobs we need to #RevokeA50 #StopBrexit & #Remain in Control in the EU with our current Best Possible Deal. #FBPE theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
2. And B4 you spout the usual #Brexit BS. It was not the largest vote in History if you consider the proportion of the Electorate.
Either way the opinion of 51.8% Voting still =
37% Voters
26.5% of the Ppl
Compound that with
Lies
Illegalities
Lost Mandates
NOTHING LEFT TO RESPECT
3. #Brexit is a Far Right Tory CON the tragedy is that too many Labour MPs are making themselves COMPLICIT.
Any version of #BrexitShambles
REMOVES RIGHTS W/O CONSENT &
LEAVES US POORER
#Lexit doesn't exist..
The ECJ protects US from THEM
#LeaveLies #ABTV
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*Thread*
Many of us have lived, slept & breathed Brexit for almost 3 years (unlike most of our politicians) & we are weary. I feel like I've been ignored, screaming into a void, begging for some crumbs of reason & in a permanent state of anxiety & frustration. But why?
1/21
Let's go back a few years. Since Thatcher, there had been a core of (mainly Tory) Eurosceptics, but they were kept in check until Farage & UKIP started to gain ground in traditional Tory seats. As the EU expanded, the right-wing press had a field day & stirred up resentment.
2/21
This created a xenophobic groundswell in both Tory & Labour heartlands and, whilst they weren't losing Parliamentary seats, their share of the vote (GE & Local elections) was being lost to UKIP. Cue Cameron trying to show he was getting tough on the EU.
3/ 21
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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§My parents came to the UK as German Jewish refugees from a so-called 'civilised' country.πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

NEVER EVER assume you won't, in some post #Brexit nightmare, find yourself forced to flee the UK , jobless, hungry, desperate, finding yourself in a refugee camp/stuck on some border!
Theresa May is minded to scrap the Human Rights Act post #Brexit
For those unaware of what the Human Rights Act actually is:
Check this out: legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/… …
Read it through carefully.
Hitler also scrapped rights for Jews, Gays, Disabled, Roma & some sects.
#stopbrexit
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§The gradual erosion of everything that makes up a civil society has been happening for many years.πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
The demonization of 'the other' is fuelled by the press, on TV & via our OWN MPs.
EU CITIZENS are:
queue-jumpers,
citizens of nowhere
immigrants
migrants
swarms
floods
#fbpe
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Tonight, or soon, a lot of documents will be destroyed in DEXEU and the cabinet office. Leave Campaigns did this a long time ago.

There's a lot to cover up before the #BrexitEnquiry starts. If you can, save from destruction what you can, for us all.

#PeoplesVote #StopBrexit
You might remember how Theresa May's government has helped the corrupt. She ended an investigation into Arron Banks and ICO were prevented from searching Cambridge Analytica's offices until they had shipped out all their documents.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/m…
No coincidence that the Met had quietly dropped investigations into the Leave Campaigns' electoral fraud, citing reasons of "political sensitivity".

It is what you would expect of a *regime* - and that is what we have - that profited from corruption.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/o…
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EU is not the cause of homelessness, jobs losses, poverty. Leaving the EU will exacerbate poverty. #BrexitLeavesBritainNaked
Science is about more than money. Research helps us live longer lives. Sustainability. Great minds in U.K. need to work with minds in EU. People, EU immigrants, required for our success & prosperity. #BrexitLeavesBritainNaked
EU citizens here enrich our society. Most are highly educated. Every barrister needs a barista! Caters, CEOs. Skilled & unskilled, they are needed. #BrexitLeavesBritainNaked
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When your kids are hungry, but the rent is due,
When you're in a dead-end job, zero-hour contract too.
When you have to choose between milk or bread,
When the life dreams you used to have are dead.
1/8
When they tell you the foreigners get all for free,
You put a X in the ballot box to shout out "What about me?"
When you're afraid and ignored, your hope all but dies,
So you'll cling to anything, even a bus covered in lies.
2/8
When the toffs in pin-striped suits declare "We'll be better off, wait and see",
They mean themselves, not you and me.
When the tabloids scream, it's all about sovereignty,
They don't tell you you can't put that on the table for tea.
3/8
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1/Confronting Tim Martin in #Wetherspoons:
The clip cuts out, but I pointed out that UK economy has dropped to bottom of G7 & experienced 2.1% impact to GDP as a result of fall in Sterling.
Tim told me that I was wrong - he has his own "#AlternativeFacts" πŸ™„
#StopBrexit
2/ This is after I showed Tim Martin my #24ReasonstoRemain booklet & asked him "If 95% of this legislation has been passed by our democratically elected UK MEPs - how can you tell people we have lost Sovereignty when it also says in the #Brexit white paper that we never did?"
3/ @Nigel_Farage did exactly the same thing when I confronted him with the same argument about #EU democracy in a pub in Place Lux. He squealed "Elected MEPs have no power - they're just an upper chamber" and ran away. πŸ™„
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1/ oops accidentally bumped into the #Yellowvest #EDL protest in #Westminster 🀨 it seems they recognise me ... Already been called a liar... Got my #24ReasonstoRemain facts
2/ There's some really fabulous arguments... And said with such conviction! These guys are pro! πŸ˜‚ #StopBrexit #YellowVestsUK
3/ I've been called a lot of names. Had a horn blasted right in my ear. πŸ™„πŸ‘‚πŸ“― A lot of complaints about the #BollockstoBrexitBus ... My response "If Michael Gove & John Bercow can use Bollocks (in parliament) - so can we! It's a fine Anglo Saxon word that means "nonsense"! 😁
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At the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster waiting for the start of The Convention.
#ThinkAnewActAnew #PeoplesVote #stopbrexit
As I mentioned before, it's a very impressive lineup for @The_Convention_ today.
#ThinkAnewActAnew
The inimitable @HenryCPorter (who I've come across on other unrelated campaigns in the past) is opening events now (Lara Spirit, host for the morning is alongside).
#ThinkAnewActAnew
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Arrived at #Wetherspoons in MCR. Tim Martin arrives 10 mins late & tells us "he is going to give us a talk". I thought this was supposed to be a #Brexit debate? πŸ€” "Metropolitan elites are pushing for a deal we don't need & if we crash out on #NoDeal we will avoid paying Β£39bn"
I just had to point out to Tim that it is our own government who hasn't been implementing EU laws on controlling migration and hasn't properly documented #EUcitizens living in the UK, as they do in other EU countries.
He just admitted he needs to go back and "check his books." πŸ™„
This woman quite rightly pointing out that if we don't pay the Β£39bn financial obligation... then who else is going to pay @Nigel_Farage's pension? πŸ€” Tim says his research hasn't led him to any answers.
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I actually have his book on the desk behind me. Much like Machiavelli's The Prince, it's a manual on how to be a complete and utter bastard (and win). Many of the chapters point to why Leave won, others to why Remain lost. Based on its content, #FBPE need to get its hands dirty.
The article is very different, and it's Leavers that are the narcissists - they hold a belief in something and won't accept being called up on it, deny any facts they're shown as fake news and propaganda, while never questioning their own sources.
I have #FBPE in my bio, and it's because I value Freedom of Movement. I have benefited from it, as have my friends and family. I want to keep it, I want my fellow UK citizens to keep it, and I want EU residents in the UK to keep it too.
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After 2.5 years of wanting to stop #brexit I have in theast half hour converted to the leftwing case for #Brexit as the best way to achieve a socialist future and set out my reasons in this thread #leavernow #lexiternow
It is clear to me that the EU is a corporate playground and neoliberal cabal one only needs 2 compare US and EU standards of animal welfare & food safety 2 see how true this is chlorinated chicken is the food of the Lexitariat #leavernow #lexiternow #Brexit #JC4PM2019
I believe that the evil EU has stopped the fraternalist tory party from implementing the Scandinavian social model as practised in Sweden Finland and Denmark and believe that they will pursue the doctrine of socialism in one percentile #Brexit #lexit #JC4PM2019
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*Thread*
I voted remain in 2016 and I was hugely disappointed by the result at first, seeing it as a victory for the right. But soon the cheap, condecending, and outright idiotic comments from remainers started rolling in and have continued ever since. They've changed my mind.
Straight away both students and lecturers at uni started asking me how the people of Merthyr, the Valleys and most of South Wales could be stupid enough to vote leave when we receive so much EU investment. This reflects their tone:Β google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
Merthyr's people aren't stupid. We can see that most EU funding has been pissed away on cosmetic changes while industry continues to decline and our communities rot under austerity
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I am glad to see that finally the penny is dropping amongst politicians that a leave vote has led to the wholesale removal of rights and made people unequal. #The5Million are at the sharp end but we are all losing something very valuable.
What we are losing is the trust and confidence of people who are a part of our communities who are now being told to ask for permission to continue living amongst us. This issue must be kept in the open. I don’t believe soft leavers realised this would be the consequence
Of their vote so we have to keep giving them an understanding of the issues. A #PeoplesVOTE will allow us to fully explore the consequences on not just EU citizens in the UK currently but what it means for British citizens in the future as their own rights to FOM is removed.
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So now the latest Corbynista gambit us to pretend there is a choice between a General election and stopping #brexit this is a completely false alternative
It is then claimed that in wanting to stop #brexit you are in some way callously allowing the homeless to die and are therefore evil
The fact that there probably isn't going to be a general election is seemingly no excuse. Nor is the fact that Soubry Grieve Heidi Allen and Co aren't going to back a no confidence motion but would back a #PeoplesVote if corbyn backed it is no excuse either
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Dear @jeremycorbyn,
Yesterday I rejoined the Labour Party after a 2 year absence due to your stance on Brexit. Please do not take my membership as an endorsement of your position, far from it; I joined so that I can influence from within the party. Let me explain...
1/10
I have spent every single day since June 24 2106 fighting to #StopBrexit. I have done so not so much because I am a huge fan of the EU, but because I value everything that our membership of this Union brings. I treasure the enhanced rights which have been afforded us.
2/10
I have benefited enormously from Freedom of Movement, my time living in France during my 20's was formative & given me an extended family. It also enabled me to gain a second language, which has benefited my career, which in turn has enabled me to give my son a better life.
3/10
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