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I am reposting my thread verbatim on Trudeau hashtags as Twitter censored the last one. This is mostly a point of principle! [Thread] 1/ In the following analysis, you will see pro-Trump accounts still dominating anti-Trudeau hashtags #cdnpoli
2/ Firstly I compiled samples from the beginning, middle an end of September, and also the 13th of October. These samples were mostly of the #TrudeauMustGo hashtag, as it seems to be the most enduring, and existed before Trudeau's blackface debacle. The sample totalled around
3/The total sample included over 100,000 tweets, retweets, mentions and replies. Once I removed duplicates, these were produced by around 12,000 unique accounts. That's actually not that many. It would suggest that much of the #TrudeauMustGo discourse is produced by a relatively
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[Thread] 1/ I have compiled a lot of data over the past month on various Trudeau hashtags. In this analysis I compiled samples from the past 1.5 months In the following analysis, you will see pro-Trump accounts still dominating anti-Trudeau hashtags #cdnelxn2019 #cdnpoli
2/ Firstly I compiled samples from the beginning, middle an end of September, and also the 13th of October. These samples were mostly of the #TrudeauMustGo hashtag, as it seems to be the most enduring, and existed before Trudeau's blackface debacle. The sample totalled around
3/The total sample included over 100,000 tweets, retweets, mentions and replies. Once I removed duplicates, these were produced by around 12,000 unique accounts. That's actually not that many. It would suggest that much of the #TrudeauMustGo discourse is produced by a relatively
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So Q I hear being posed in Brussels and Whitehall: as @BorisJohnson enters the Westminster firestorm, does he still have credibility to do a #Brexit deal ahead of Oct 31?

In short, it looks very hard, as I argue here after asking around.

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@BorisJohnson "Technical talks" continue in Brussels today, but not even, we are told, at the level of David Frost, the PM's sherpa.

Throughout #Brexit technical talks have always been a byword for marking time in the hope that something better shows up. See negotiations passim. /2
@BorisJohnson On substance the two sides really are comparing apples and oranges.

In a sentence, the UK wants a trade border in Ireland to resolve the #Brexit trilemma. The Irish do not. /3
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What #ParliamentShutDown is about.
A thread on strategy and tactics.

Premises: Cummings is the decision maker, a rare beast who understands at least the most fundamental rules of strategy. His final aim is to consolidate power.

#Brexit is a tool, not the aim.
#StopTheCoup
1/n
In a confrontation with multiple players, only a fool thinks it's possible to plot a precise route to victory. Smarter people know that the best way to increase the chances of success is to maximise one's own options and reduce the options available to the opposition.
2/n
#ParliamentShutDown does this in multiple ways.
1st: it forces honest democrats to fight back, engaging in a battle chosen by Cummings. This is bad, but not baiting is even worse! It already is a tactical cost we can't avoid paying.
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Aggregate IQ, SCL Elections, and Cambridge Analytica, launched out of the same addy as the News Corp building (same as Fox News HQ, NYC):
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There is a detectable wry smile on @theresa_may's face as she thanks her departing Foreign and Brexit Secretarys' in a statement to a packed Westminster house. /1
Her statement on the Chequers Proposal is detailed, dense and nuanced - a bit like one of her set piece speeches, albeit with 90% less Cakeism. /2
This doesn't mean the EU will accept it of course. But that's an issue for another day. Right now it is telling that @LiamFox, the Brexiteer Trade Sec. is sitting beside her. /3
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This points to No. 10 having made up its mind about the toxicity of @BorisJohnson. Which makes sense. His ability to fight proxy wars, betray colleagues, and barefacedly lie is hard to get past.
But the appointment of @DominicRaab suggests she just blinked. /2
This doesn't suggest the Brexit crew feel particularly confident about rolling May any time soon. /3
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