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Sajid Javid says prorogation of parliament would be "trashing democracy"

@lbc #c4news #newsnight #r4today

In June 2019 Amber Rudd said Boris Johnson proroguing parliament would be outrageous and ridiculous

@lbc #c4news #Newsnight #r4today #bbcpm #PoliticsLive #bbcaq

And here's secretary of state for health and Johnson lickspittle, Matt Hancock, saying prorogation would go against "everything that those men who waded onto those beaches fought and died for"

@lbc #c4news
#wato #Newsnight #r4today #bbcaq #politicslive
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Daniel Hannan just asked why the EU didn't demand a (Irish) Backstop in the EU-Canada deal.
Give me strength!! #bbcaq
The Irish Backstop keeps Northern Ireland (UK) & Ireland (EU) in the same Tariff/Regulatory system so you don't need security at the border because that would break the Good Friday Agreement which brought peace after 3,600 deaths.

@DanielJHannan Sadly Daniel Hannan has blocked me (twice) since I tweeted this:
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My #tftd:

Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

They want the death penalty, they're climate change deniers and they're racists.


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq
@LBC Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

They are also massive Islamophobes, obvs


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@LBC Tory members: who are the people deciding on the future of Britain?

Many are hard right Brexit Party and UKIP entryists.


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight #PMQs #bbcaq #ToryLeadership
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It can be perplexing that leading Brexiters still don't grasp the detail and/or continuously lie about it.
Why do they do that?
Thread... /1
A common suggestion or inference is that Brexit leaders are thick. But this doesn't compute. Brexit leaders often have good degrees, perhaps from august universities, so are clearly intelligent. /2
Another suggestion is that Brexit leaders are now so committed to Brexit (sometimes over decades) that they could never admit the detail doesn't really work or that they missed a crucial bit. I think this is much closer to the truth, but there's something else... /3
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An incomplete list of Leave campaign electoral crimes:

1 Nov 2018: LeaveEu & Arron Banks referred to Natl crime Agency. NCA is to investigate allegations of multiple criminal offences by Banks & his unofficial leave campaign in the EUref

@LBC @mrjamesob
@LBC @mrjamesob 11 May 2018 LeaveEu fined £70k by electoral commission for breaches of election law and CEO Liz Bilney referred to police
@LBC @mrjamesob 19 March 2019: VoteLeave fined £40,000 for sending 200k unsolicited text messages during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.
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We'll be live tweeting from BBC Any Questions for the next hour or so.
It's been a busy week on the Brexit front, so it promises to be interesting.
Panel includes:
@Andrew_Adonis @Juergen_Maier @JennyChapman & Wokingham MP @johnredwood
#bbcaq #anyquestions
The question on everyone's lips with #brexit "was this really what you envisaged you were going to get"
Once again they say there was a very strong instruction to Parliament - the minority was a tiny percentage - this can't be seen as a strong instruction.
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1/ What is our BLUEPRINT FOR BREXIT? #Brexit #efta #marr #Peston #bbcaq bbcsp #bbcqt #UKpolitics
2/ Its all laid out here, but it is a pretty long document in fairness:…
3/ Here is a simplified version. Part one:
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The truth about Brexit, the "EU is punishing us" narrative & what "no deal" actually means... (1/19)
#bbcr4today #gmb #r4today #bbcbreakfast #victorialive #politicslive #LBC #bbcnews #C4News #itvnews #skynews #5news #bbcpapers #skypapers #peston #bbcqt #itvtonight #bbctw #bbcaq
The EU isn't punishing the UK for Brexit. We are punishing ourselves. Losing all the benefits of EU membership IS punishment. Just like no longer being able to use the fitness equipment or the weights is punishment for quitting the local gym. 2/19
You might well put on weight because you cancelled your gym membership. But you wouldn't turn around and say "Hey, the gym's punishing me for leaving by making me fat!" That's the consequence of losing your gym membership, not the fault of the gym. 3/19
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The UK put its proposed tariff schedule to other WTO members on 22 July 2018, which might seem ludicrously late.

Did anybody at the BBC notice?

At least seven countries have lodged major objections to the proposal.

Shouldn't that be considered news?

Here's the official UK attempt to establish an independent position in the WTO. There are no supporting documents.


And here's a decent journalist's thread on the subject of the UK's position in the WTO, with the documentation.


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Crazy prediction (disclaimer: I’m usually wrong): if Theresa May reshuffles govt in coming weeks, she’ll offer Boris the Home Office. 1/20
The main rationale for a reshuffle is to “refresh” this moribund govt (won’t work) but also to reassert authority. 2/
Boris as FS= so embarrassing & so loathed by foreign govts (that he is supposed to win over to our side) that it’d be fab to move him. 3/
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