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I just read @DExEUgov's response to the petition for a #PeoplesVote. Of course they trashed the idea: 'The British people must be able to trust in its Government both to effect their will, and to deliver the best outcome for them. As the Prime Minister has said: “This is about 1/
more than the decision to leave the EU; it is about whether the public can trust their politicians to put in place the decision they took.” Erm hang on that makes no sense. What decision was that exactly? Just 'leave' with no further meaning? 2/
What sort of govt doesn't want to check that meaning? For that matter what sort of govt implements a non-binding opinion poll as the permanent, non-changing 'will of the people'? Why do they get to interpret that & fix it in stone? The 'will of the people' after all 3/
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There is something terribly wrong with a country that’s preparing for shortages in peacetime thanks to something it’s government, Brexiteers and lexiters between them are railroading it into.
All on the basis of a dodgy referendum result based on promises we now know can’t be kept
We know #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw yet government have done nothing to pause and examine what that means for the validity of the tiny margin on which we are now turning away from the largest trading bloc in the world

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Fellow Leave voters, did you think, when casting your vote in June 2016, that the Government would give £14m to a non-existent ferry company, with possible ties to a Tory donor, in a futile attempt to stave off the complete economic collapse of a no-Deal Brexit?

#RevokeA50
Did you believe that, instead of holding all the cards, the future relationship with the EU would be set enitrely on their terms - and that companies would relocate hundreds of thousands of jobs to Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin?

#RevokeA50
Did you stop and consider that leaving the Customs Union and Single Market would have catastrophic implications for JiT supply chains, which could wipe out the car industry in Sunderland, Solihull and Swindon?

#RevokeA50
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Who funds the IEA, the TPA, the ASI &co?
You know, the RW 'free trade' thick tanks advocating tax havens, "freedom" (no regulations like workers' rights or environmental protection), no welfare (no tax & no free healthcare).
Basically, "Only the wealthier survive" philosophy?
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*Could it be* that it has something to do with defending their funders' interests?
Today, I'm going to tell you the Thick Tanks' Hydra tale.
Featuring Atlas, huge piles of money, tradition, "free speech", useful idiots and a very clear agenda that Brexit/Trump are a part of.
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Take a seat: It's a long story, with a lot of players, including politicians, pretty ladies squatting your TV, the climate change denial's network, the global fascist movement, Silicon Valley/multiname data-stealing/misusing company & private companies' involved in elections.
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1/ So despite the check-in staff at MCR airport being very entertained by the #BollockstoBrexit stickers on my passport, my case got pulled out at security and I was ordered to remove them because they are "offensive"🤔 (Personally I think #Brexitbis more offensive than bollocks)
2/ I objected pointing out that "bollocks" had been determined not to be offensive in a court of law. The member of staff didn't believe, so I told her to look up the Sex Pistols album "never mind the Bollocks". She told me she "wasn't a sex pistols fan"🙄 completely irrelevant.
3/ I told her there was no legal requirement to remove the stickers and she was impeding on my freedom of speech. She threatened to call airport police to deal with the situation & accused me of wasting security staff time. I told her she was the one making unnecessary demands.
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We all know now that #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw. We all know that Arron Banks has been referred to the NCA for investigation, after @MetPoliceUK declined to look into the @ElectoralCommUK's evidence. MPs are "calling for a pause" in #Brexit.

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Unless EU-27 agree to an extension of the two-year #Article50 period, the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019. Theresa May clearly stil hopes for some kind of deal that will keep the City of London happy enough with #Brexit: but #NoDealBrexit is a very real possibility. /2
#NoDealBrexit is disastrous, but the UK is woefully unprepared for the massive changes to ensue with any kind of #Brexit: the Tories have treated the Brexit negotiations as a game in which they held all the cards, & in consequence have failed utterly to make any progress. /3
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This thread comes with an introspection warning! I've got the day off and have just been wandering around my local supermarket. It wasn't very exciting, so my mind started wandering 1/
I voted remain back in 2016, but I wonder why I did that? It certainly wouldn't have been for the same reasons that I would vote remain given the chance to vote tomorrow. I doubt it - things have changed, I have changed 2/
In my head I have most likely reverse engineered my decision to fit with all the things I have learned about over the last couple of years. In 2016 there was no Remainics, no Cakewatch, no New European to listen to and read 3/
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My MP @iainastewart just called me “a disgrace”, in public, for suggesting that #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw

Is that how my elected representative should speak to me?

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.@iainastewart maintains wrongly that High Court have overturned Electoral Commission and ruled Vote Leave didn’t break law. When actually, “The High Court agreed ... that Vote Leave had broken the law” google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.…
.@iainastewart also maintains, again wrongly, that Chequers plan “solves Irish border” with no need for any infrastructure or checks. Despite EU, Irish Govmnt, WTO, and even DUP saying it doesn’t
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Another important question about the Leave Campaign's funding:
The truth about Brexit, big sugar and the bad boys from Belize is also worth investigating.
(h/t @Otto_English)
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And then there's the huge amount of very worrying evidence that the actual electoral registration process was compromised, and the involvement of a company with a director who was a Vote Leave campaigner in the processing of our votes
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From the Electoral Commission Report about #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw
4.89. The Commission has shared its evidence in respect of Mr Halsall and Mr Grimes with the Metropolitan Police Service. 1/n
4.90. The Commission has also shared its investigation files with the Metropolitan Police in relation to whether any persons have committed related offences which lie outside our remit. 2/n
Victims of crime have a right to know whether an investigation is progressing. It is the @cpsuk who have the lead in co-ordination of ‘special crimes’ like electoral crime.
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This thread is to arm fellow European British with essential info about our POSSIBLE future relationship with the WTO and what it would mean for the UK in a no deal situation. Use it to rebut Brexiteer disengenuity and nonsense on the matter - facts matter. /1
#FBPE #WATON #FBR
WTO RULES state that you can’t treat other nations more favourably in trade deals. So, the EU be in breach of their own international Treaties to accept the Chequers Accord. This is highly unlikely; they’d have to make these same allowances for more than 50 other countries. /2
Central to WTO rules is, to trade favourably, then a country must have a hard border to control good entering & leaving the country (as ratified by all 164 WTO members). S.10 of the EUWA18 makes this impossible: the UK can’t create a hard border in Ireland (protecting the GFA)./3
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From Liz Webster /Atricle 50 Challenge today:

New #brexit legal challenge launched #UKEUchallenge 😊 which builds on achievements of #A50challenge.

1. The Supreme Court ruled in Miller ministers alone can’t make major constitutional changes.
From Liz Webster /Article 50 Challenge today

2. Our sovereign. Parliament has to make decisions by passing Acts which change the law.

3. @A50Challenge started proceedings in Nov 17 as many FOI requests to identify the decision to leave EU returned different answers.
From Liz Webster /Atricle 50 Challenge today:

4. HMG in defence said a decision wasn’t needed.

5. On 12/6/18 court permission hearing ruled the PM made the decision to leave
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[Ref illegality & corruption THREAD 👇👇]

Been asked to summarise the Susan Wilson (@Suewilson91) v Prime Minister case. This thread gives the basics of the pleadings and relief sought. /1

#UKEUChallenge

#VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw #FBPE #WATON #FBR @abcpoppins #StopBrexit
There is a principal issue underlying the case that poses a simple question: is a lawful, free and fair vote one of the constitutional requirements of the UK? It's asked after 2 Electoral Commission (EC) Reports found that illegality & corruption dogged the ref campaign. /2
Let me make this clear. The EC findings were to the criminal standard of proof (beyond reasonable doubt) & serious offences were committed by the designated campaign for leaving the EU (& others), in breach of the statutory framework established by Parliament for the ref. /3
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It is crazy how similar the situations are with Trump and Brexit. Particularly the whataboutery.
Here #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw, overspending by £449,000, while Remain was fined for a reporting error with they corrected.
But Brexiteers treat those things as the same. In America⬇️
Credit @PhillyD
Oh and if your wondering where I learned to talk fast in my videos, I've watched @PhillyD almost every weekday since 2006.
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@TomTugendhat @Andrew_Adonis Let's look at the facts:
1. The Ref MPs voted for was advisory
2. Cameron then made it binding in the minds of voters who don't understand the niceties of our constitution, which was shabby & underhand of him, because he created a political imperative to take the Ref advice

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@TomTugendhat @Andrew_Adonis 3. Parliament never formally made the decision to leave, but gave Mrs May the power to trigger #Article50 through the shameful A50 Bill (launched before its rubbish White Paper was released), which converted Parliament into an irrelevant rubber stamp in the #Brexit process.

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@TomTugendhat @Andrew_Adonis 4. Under pressure from the Economic Ruin Group (ERG), Mrs May triggered A50 prematurely, without impact assessments and, crucially, without agreement in her party as to what form #Brexit should take, let alone a plan.

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As we are back in campaigning mode with #Leave on the back foot, what is the most important thing we have learned since #EURef2016 that means we should #StopBrexit?
- That #Brexit will leave us worse off in every scenario?
- That the Referendum was advisory, not an ‘instruction’ to the Government?
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So tired of all this Brexshit.
I wish I could find the generator of the Someone Else's Problem field that has bewitched people
#TheyAreLyingToUs

Next they will ask us to #RespectTheResult.
I will, when it is a respectable result. Not this #Brexitshambles
#Fairvotenow #FinalSay
Brexit won't just hit the UK.
Many of the places it will affect the worst did not choose it.
I get Brexiters don't care about me, but is everyone really OK with the fact that this will seriously impact on all our neighbours too?
We're not just shitting our own bed in protest here
Maybe I'm wrong but I do not want to believe that enough people were aware of this + all the other things that voting Leave would mean.
This is why I want #EUref2
I don't #RespectTheResult - because I #RespectTheRules & informed Democracy
#VoteLeaveCheated #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw
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Are you a #Brexiter who voted in good faith for #Brexit, hoping for a better life for you and your family, and don't see why so many people now want a #PeoplesVote? Let's revisit the things #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw and @LeaveEUOfficial told you back then. 1/n
Then: "There will be no downside to Brexit - only a considerable upside" (David Davis).

Now, The "benefits" of brexit may take "up to 50 years to appear" (Jacob Rees Mogg), or "never" (Nigel Farage).

Hate austerity? Brexit = constant austerity.

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Then: "Turkey is joining the EU" (Psst If you don't vote for Brexit, Turks, Syrians and Iraqis will overwhelm our country)"

Now: @michaelgove admits they lied to you about it, and "regrets" this. theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
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2. A fundamental principle of the common law is that votes can be declared void for substantial irregularity. If irregularity affects the result of an election it is by itself enough to compel the tribunal to declare the election void.
3. The result doesn't need to be affected. Only a ‘substantial departure’ from the rules, or the election being ‘conducted so badly that it was not substantially in accordance with the law’ is needed to void the ballot.
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Here's a classic piece of deflection using whataboutery, strawman arguments, and false equivalence to divert attention from the established finding that Vote Leave BROKE ELECTORAL LAW. #VoteLeaveCheated #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw 1/
"Waaah Remain did it too!" Then report them. Report them and wait for the Electoral Commission's findings or STFU. 2/
Whitehall went into purdah as it always does ahead of an election. HMG was so scared of appearing to use the civil service that it didn't even allow them to plan for what to do if Leave won! With the results we see now. Sick of Quitters weaponising public servants. 3/
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