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Merkel says farewell to France.

This is what grown up diplomacy looks like. And what the EU project means to so many citizens on that vast continent. Whilst we sit outside the tent, drunkenly shouting at foreigners.

Beautiful. 🇪🇺
#alwayseuropean
I find this intensely moving. Bridges not walls. Peace not jingoism and war-making. Cooperation not stand offs.We have made a terrible, terrible mistake. #BrexitBritain
I wish all those who lost their lives in WW2 could have seen this moment.
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Thank you Dan, once again you’ve explained with absolute clarity one of the most significant failings of @10DowningStreet ‘s catastrophic #COVID19UK management.
@danielgoyal

1/22 - Sorry🙏🏻💙
I qualified as a GP in 1996, but no longer work in “normal” General Practice & have not done so since Oct 20.

I now spend 90% of my time as a “GP in A+E” & work in our 2 local UTCs.

I’ve also been part of the local #COVID “hot” services - in our #HotSite & doing home visits.
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From talking to my GP friends & colleagues, I believe my experience is not at all uncommon & has played a HUGE PART in the current #GPCrisis - both for the health & wellbeing of our patients but also for the recruitment/retainment AND wellbeing of GPs themselves.
#TeamGP
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Viele rechte "EU-Skeptiker" bekommen jetzt feuchte Träume von einem #Polexit!
Der wird aber nicht kommen! 😝
Zum einen hat der #Brexit als erschreckendes Beispiel gezeigt, was das in einer globalisierten Welt bedeutet & zum anderen wäre es politischer Selbstmord!

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Der #BrexitHasFailed & das daraus entstandene #BrexitChaos zeigen wie dumm ein solcher Schritt ist, wobei man sogar noch bedenken muss das UK bei den Verhandlungen sogar noch einen zweiten "Britenrabatt" bekommen haben d.h. es wurden nur die Rosinen raus gepickt!

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Ich denke wir sind uns einig das die EU soetwas kein zweites mal macht & das man bei keinem anderen Mitgliedstaat je wieder derart entgegenkommend sein würde! 🤔
Das sind die Vorüberlegungen zum IST-Zustand, aber kommen wir jetzt zu den Fakten was den #Polexit betrifft!

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Brexit Was For Tax Avoidance

1. In 2012 it was estimated there was £13 Trillion in offshore accounts avoiding Tax.

2. Between 2014 and 2016 names of some of those people were leaked in the Panama Papers. David Cameron's father was one.

#LabourConference21 #Lab21 #Starmer
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3. In January 2016 the EU began making strict Anti-Tax Avoidance Laws.

4. In February 2016 David Cameron announced the EU Referendum.

5. Matthew Elliott was the founder of Vote Leave. His wife, Sarah Elliott worked for the US Republican Party.

#LabourConference21 #Lab21
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6. Robert Mercer was the biggest Political Donor to Republicans in the US Presidential Race. He owned Cambridge Analytica & AIQ

7. In June 2016 Dominic Cummings hacked the EU Referendum using AIQ's technology to profile and manipulate voters with propaganda

#BrexitDisaster
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Summary of the Labour Conference #Lab21
Next up, the Conservative Party conference

#Con21 #CPC21
And then it's all back to Westminster for another session of Parliament

#BrexitChaos
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Didn’t sleep much last night, thoughts of what is actually happening in this country running through my head…. Then light bulb moment💡💡are we in one big social experiment???

Firstly #BrexitChaos remove freedom of movement. So only the elite can travel. Therefore keeping 1/
The masses on the island !!!

Then ;- #COVID19 remove the weak from society. They aren’t needed, they aren’t useful.
Use the media, lockdown to control the masses while the elite ignore all the rules.
Use the counties finances to ensure your peers are well looked after. 2/
Control the borders stop people getting in or out of the island.

#BrexitChaos no food on the shelves, #PetrolShortages fuel prices increase the masses are now pliant they need fuel to travel.

Pretend nothing is wrong

Build homes next to manufacturing units so the masses 3/
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To understand how #Brexit has been used to create the environment we are now witnessing, in December 2015, just 1% of respondents said that Europe was the most crucial issue facing the country.

1%

This was a manufactured issue just like we witness in #ToryCultureWars today. Brits who say Europe is an important issue.
Tories followed the tried an tested pattern, with expertise provided by Cambridge Analytica and AIQ.

1. Find 2 issues at extreme opposites

A) NHS, socialism
B) Immigration

Then create a narrative that leads to an almost 50/50 split.

#ToryCultureWars
So Tories pitched:

We need to stop EU migration to protect our NHS.

* EU = FoM
* Less FoM = Less Migrants
* Less Migrants = Better NHS

Simple, easy to understand and seemingly factually accurate.

Then the "evidence":

* NHS Issues
* Migrant Criminals

#ToryCultureWars
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Boris Johnson & Michael Gove promised lower fuel bills once Britain left the EU

EU gas prices are high too, but they trade efficiently in linked auctions that balance prices across the EU

We don't because #Brexit 🤦‍♂️

#BrexitReality #ProjectFear #BrexitChaos #ToryBrexitDisaster UK Energy Crisis
So now the UK has the highest energy prices in Europe. We produce most of our electricity from gas.

It's important we make no mistake. This is a problem created by the #ToryBrexitDisaster

They are disaster capitalists who bankrupt industries and buy them up cheap in a monopoly.
Everything that is happening now was predicted in the leaked 2018 Operation Yellowhammer report, saying that a No / Bad #Brexit Deal (which we have) could lead to

Food & Petrol Shortages✅
Significant Electricity Price Increases✅

For now its wholesale (retail prices are fixed)
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When Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage & Arron Banks employed propaganda in their campaigns there were 2 target groups.

1) To convince the would-be Leave voters to vote against their interests

2) To make the would-be Remain voters call them stupid to create a culture war & divide

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If you're calling Leave voters stupid for being manipulated by propaganda..

..you have also been manipulated by propaganda

How smart do you feel now?

All it needs is the right message to the right target

If you think you can't be tricked, you wont see it coming

We can be

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These 3 did not roll out his campaign. SCL Elections did who engaged in psychological warfare in military contexts as a contractor for the American & British militaries during the Afghanistan War & the Iraq War

The people who tricked them were people YOU paid to trick people

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Conservatives own the Brexit Deal
Conservatives own Vote Leave
Conservatives own the £350M /week NHS Lie
Conservatives own Let The Bodies Pile High
Conservatives own £37 Billion Failed Track & Trace
Conservatives own an Underfunded NHS

Conservatives own #ToryBrexitDisaster
Conservatives own Boris Johnson
Conservatives own #ToryCorruption
Conservatives own #BrexitFoodShortages
Conservatives own Matt Hancock
Conservatives own Economic Failure
Conservatives own denying #FreeSchoolMeals
Conservatives own Eton

Conservatives own the #ToryShambles
Conservatives own 150,000 Deaths
Conservatives own UK Delta Variant
Conservatives own PPE Shortages
Conservatives own #BrexitChaos
Conservatives own #NorthernIreland Sea Border
Conservatives own EU Customs
Conservatives own Driver Shortages

Conservatives own #ToryCriminals
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It's not just a disaster, it's not even just a Brexit disaster.

It's a #ToryBrexitDisaster . Never forget.
Elections 2030

Q. Did you ever Vote Conservative?

A. Who?

#ToryBrexitDisaster
#BrexitFoodShortages
#BrexitChaos
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New analysis shows the UK is the only country in north west Europe to have suffered a decrease in exports since the Brexit vote in 2016.

Far from increasing trade, as Boris Johnson promised, the UK has suffered a downturn - costing £billions #BrexitChaos

heraldscotland.com/politics/19558…
While Ireland has increased its volume of exports in goods and services by 48.1% over the past five years, the UK has seen a decrease of 5.5%.

That puts it behind all thirteen neighbouring countries - and the only country to see a decline.

(House of Commons Library, IMF data).
On average, independent countries of Scotland's size or smaller have recorded the biggest increase in exports since 2016 at +16.7%, compared to an average increase of +11.9% for all countries in north west Europe.

(House of Commons Library, IMF data)
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So this is a common comment from people who still seem to think that it would be business as usual at the Golf Club after you crashed the buggy into the water hazard and then took a dump in the middle of the pro shop after a skinful of stella, a thread 1/ #BrexitReality `
The single market is a trade bloc, a trade bloc is an area in which all participants agree to trade on the same terms with the same regulations which lessens the burdens of trading with different rules for each country. Bottom line standardisation reduces cost & friction 2/
The deal struck between the Johnson Goverment and the EU, which Lance voted for enthusiatically in the European Parliament ended all standardisation with the single market, this at a stroke threw up the same non tariff barriers experienced by North Korea. 3/ #BrexitReality
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Bad news for anyone in Scotland's fishing industries hoping for some action from the UK Government to help with that problem of getting their products to the European markets #BrexitChaos
It wasn't just me who got a negative response, either, @Stuart_McDonald and @neilgraysnp pressed for support for Scotland's fishing industry but the Tory Government still doesn't see the problem -
and the chaos engulfs other industries, too, as meat producers have found out - bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
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2 days to go. 1 downside of Brexit per day for a year. That’s more than one downside for every £million the NHS didn’t get. Reply with suggestions (I can’t do it all!) #Brexit #BrexitReality
1 day to go. Daily Brexit downsides big and small lined up and ready to go. More than a bus-side in a year. Reply with suggestions. #Brexit #BrexitReality
1. Health insurance for travel in the EU countries is no longer free for UK citizens, once your current EHIC card expires (if you have one). #Brexit #BrexitReality
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Brexit affects everyone and everything. Hear our #R4OR /thread

#SundayMotivation
Employers and employees- you are all on the same side on this one. You all need a healthy economy and stable political environment to thrive. The Single Market is the biggest trading bloc in the world and its cold outside believe me #R4OR #StopBrexit
The care sector is already fragile as hurt EU27 citizens have headed for the door to somewhere they are wanted. Even the government says Brexit will damage the care of our elderly and vulnerable #R4OR #StopTheCoup
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Anybody interested in #India's #Economy should take 30 minutes time out and listen to this interview. There is both sound, credible analysis of the problem AND an entirely logical policy prescription. #AltSarkar @PIB_Altsarkar @fek_le @Vidyut
thewire.in/video/watch-ce…
A quick summary:
1. Our present problems can be traced back directly to the stupid, stupid move on Nov 8 2016 when 86% of the means of settlement of dues was taken out. Damn that #Demonetisation. We in #AltSarkar have to acknowledge it even if its defenders do not.
2. India's problem is a demand side problem. People have neither the free disposable cash now nor the confidence in their future to take a loan to go out and buy stuff.
3. You don't deal with a demand drop off by propping up supply side factors. #AltSarkar believes in logic
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It's now painfully clear and beyond any doubt: 1. That the sunny, cost-free, easy-access uplands, posited by the Brexit cult, are mendacious fantasy. 2. That the ever-growing costs, downsides and consequences of Brexit are very real and intellectually indisputable.
#BrexitChaos
We may tire of confronting the undisputed opportunity costs* of #Brexit #CatastrophUK (c.£130bn so far, rising at c.£1.2bn weekly) but our *GDP *Currency *Property Values *Stock Market *Govt Borrowing *Ongoing #Brexodus (ref: @uk_domain_names) combine to drag the UK backwards.
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#MayForceOne out from Berlin

Next stop for @theresa_may - Paris

🇬🇧 Royal Air Force
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#MayForceOne heading back to London from Paris

🇬🇧 Royal Air Force
BAe 146
ZE700 KRF59

#BrexitForceOne #BrexitChaos #BrexitShambles #TheresaMay #Brexit
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Theresa May's machiavelic plans have to stop.

If she really believes her negotiations are that Strong and Stable, she should stop this embarrassing political circus and openly go for her No-Deal #Brexit plan, instead of sneakily engineering it.

We know that's your plan. 1/10
When she decided to put forward her support to #BradyAmendment, she knew it would be rejected by the EU negotiators.
It was even said yesterday before she decided to support it.
But it is a sneaky way to put forward a No-Deal #Brexit and later putting the blame on the EU. 2/10
The #Backstop was negotiated BY the UK to comply with UK's red lines:
✔ No hard border (#GoodFridayAgreement)
❌ No customs unions
❌ No single market
❌ No freedom of movement
The EU wanted a soft #Brexit. So no Backstop. 3/10
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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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BREAKING: New #Brexit Secretary appointed.
Also, there is a new minister at health.
And there is a rumour that this MP will also be brought into government.
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So, what will @theresa_may do at 5?

* Resign as PM?

Seems unlikely. She's just sat through hours of questioning in the Commons. Why put yourself through it just to throw the towel in?

* Resign as leader?

Takes control of leadership election timing but very high risk strategy.
Danger is that some people do stand against her and she is damaged beyond repair in the first round.

* Offer a #PeoplesVote?

She heard the Commons. She knows that her deal won't get through. Is this her solution? Would be incredible politics and would stop leadership talk.
Reason? There are not enough ERG fanatics to get to 58 for the trigger.

* Just Battle On

Most likely option is that she just explains that there is nothing else on the table and so you'd better stop moaning and get on with it.
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Waiting for the start of the Brexit What's The Deal event at Bracknell Open Learning Centre organised by Berkshire for Europe.
We'll be live tweeting the event, so watch this space.
If you are at the event, use the hashtag #WhatsTheDealBracknell on social media.
It promises to be an interesting evening, particularly with the news this afternoon that Railways Minister @JoJohnsonUK has resigned from the government and spoken out in favour of a #PeoplesVote on Brexit rather than the choice of no deal or a bad deal.
Our speakers this evening are:
Bracknell MP @DrPhillipLeeMP who was one of the early MPs to resign their ministerial post over Brexit (for the right reasons)
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