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At least 18 MPs are expected to throw their hats into the ring to run for leader of the Conservative party following PM May’s resignation🏇

ICYMI, we've done some digging into how each of the (so far) declared candidates stack up on human rights ⚖️…
Boris Johnson. As Foreign Sec, he said: “Standing up for human rights is not only the right thing; it also helps to create a safer, more prosperous and progressive world.” But watchdog @hrw has described his approach to HR as “weak, inconsistent, and often incoherent”. 📸:FT
@hrw Andrea Leadsom. The former Banker “positively abstained” from the equal marriage vote in 2013. She said this was because she could not “vote for a measure that risks centuries of faith based belief in marriage as between a man and a woman.” 📸: No 10/Flickr.
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A quick THREAD on the contradictions of the home office and @sajidjavid over the stripping of #ShamimaBegum's British citizenship.
It's a MUST READ to see just how @theresa_may's old department's #hostileenvironment appears to discriminate against BAME people... 1/n
So currently there are international laws which state that when a citizen commits a crime in a foreign country, that country has the right to deport the person to their home country. This is accepted, and not a contentious issue. 2/15
In fact, the British gov't loves using these powers.
It regularly deports British residents of Caribbean descent. People who moved to Britain as toddlers and have British kids have been taken away from their families and sent 'back' to the Caribbean. 3/15…
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After a week visiting #Delhi and #Mumbai in #India and talking to people in Universities, thinktanks, business and international trade about #Brexit, a short thread summarising what I heard. /1
The EU is seen primarily as a free trade bloc, and a successful one. Therefore, for the UK to leave in order to pursue 'free trade' is seen as somewhat baffling. /2
UK policy on migration is well-known and the referendum was seen, in part, as the UK turning its back on Europe - but also the world. The refusal to discuss high-skilled migration from India to the UK will prevent discussions on trade. 3
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1/ After the #WindrushScandal media, politicians & organisations are worried that the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK might fall into the #HostileEnvironment after Brexit. The truth is that we are already deep in it.
2/ part of the #HostileEnvironment is the right-to-rent scheme. Threatening Landlords with £3k fine should they rent to someone undocumented. @RLA_PEARL research shows that as a result 1 in 6 landlords already reluctant to let to EU citizens.
3/ Employers are also already discriminating against EU citizens in fear of the £20k fine they face as part of #HostileEnvironment. Triggering @PaulBlomfieldMP to write to @DavidDavisMP last August
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1/ @YvetteCooperMP surgically picks the Home Office & Amber Rudd a part over the #WindrushScandal. 'Paulette Wilson, a British citizen in her 60s, locked up in Yarlswood.'
2/ @YvetteCooperMP to Rudd: ' Targets for removals when were they set?' Rudd: 'We don't have targets for removals.' Cooper: 'Oh you did.'
3/ @YvetteCooperMP describes how immigration enforcement officers were instructed to look for 'low hanging fruit' to meet targets.
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1/ A few clips from @RemainiacsCast with oodles of Brexit analysis and chatter. Peter Collins on Nigel Farage, ' Farage is in favour of the will of the people, but it turns out actually just the will of the old people & not the young...'
2/ @KirstySNP on the #WindrushScandal, 'The Home Office has created a hostile environment...'
3/ 'You can’t appease the ignorant minority of xenophobes in this country. You have to oppose them.' Peter Collins
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. @neil_parish MP for Tiverton & Honiton

When you voted to trigger A50 you knew that the
Govt ref. leaflet sent to every household did not mention the
Good Friday Agreement & how leaving the EU will impact it.

Why did you vote to trigger A50?
Ken Clarke MP didn't.

@neil_parish MP for Tiverton & Honiton

When you voted to trigger A50
you knew that regulatory alignment would be required for
Northern Ireland, as highlighted by the phase 1 report from 2017,
requiring both the SM & CU.
Does it not make sense to stay in the CU & SM?

@neil_parish MP for Tiverton & Honiton

When you voted to trigger A50
you knew that it would have customs implications for everything from cars to fresh food.

If there is no deal how long will supermarkets have fresh produce on their shelves?…

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