Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #brexitshambles

Most recents (24)

1. Neither I nor #Remain millions R Extremists but #Brexit's marginalised the Centre to the point we've become extreme
Extremely Angry
Extremely Politicised
Extremely Determined

Govt/Opposition/#Brexiters/#Lexiters thought we'd just Suck It Up, Get Over It, Move On.

BIG MISTAKE
2. We no longer see Tories or Labour, PM or Corbyn as the only alternative to each other. That's a false conceit you want us to swallow. Tactical voting & social media played out in GE2017. #Brexit is toxic & will continue to be if U don't #RevokeA50. A plague on both your houses
3. This is an Existential & Generational Crisis sucking the life & soul out of our Country..there is No Good..No Viable #Brexit nor #Lexit..both = #BrexitShambles
Both Remove Rights w/o Consent & leave us Worse Off.
There is NO COMPROMISE between IN or OUT beyond the one we have.
Read 5 tweets
There's been relatively little discussion about Brexit at @ucu VP hustings. This is likely because of our collective levels of despair, and ferocity of views held, but we as a union MUST be on top of the issues as strongly as possible. Here are my thoughts ⬇ /1
Thanks to @alvaromp for the question - I hope to be able to talk more to him and others in person about this (and more) at remaining hustings!
(List: vicky4vp.co.uk/2019/02/10/ucu…) /2
It would be easy to panic & disappear into a black hole of doom over current state of #Brexitshambles. But as a trade union we must always look for ways to defend, protect + improve the situation for our members & for society as a whole. 3/
Read 18 tweets
John Bercow calling Peter Bone a delicate flower is a thing of joy, and Joanna Cherry ensuring Donald Tusk's words are registered in Hansard tops it all off beautifully

Solid British humour ftw, even in the face of the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit

#MakeItStop #JustMakeItStop
Very pleased that Donald Tusk's heartfelt reaction to the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit is now recorded in Hansard for posterity 🤣

Well done to all of those continuing to speak plain truths
#StandUp2Brexit #MakeItStop

hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-0…
I know everyone's gone straight to fighty biting about @eucopresident's fervent hope that those *responsible* for Brexitshambles will be rewarded with suitable punishment (#NotAllLeaveVoters)

but think it's important to read the full extent of his remarks
consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press…
Read 19 tweets
1. #Brexit sec: EU may not agree to #ExtendA50

ME: True...so to prevent this #BrexitShambles protect Rights & stop the haemorrhage of wealth & jobs we need to #RevokeA50 #StopBrexit & #Remain in Control in the EU with our current Best Possible Deal. #FBPE theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
2. And B4 you spout the usual #Brexit BS. It was not the largest vote in History if you consider the proportion of the Electorate.
Either way the opinion of 51.8% Voting still =
37% Voters
26.5% of the Ppl
Compound that with
Lies
Illegalities
Lost Mandates
NOTHING LEFT TO RESPECT
3. #Brexit is a Far Right Tory CON the tragedy is that too many Labour MPs are making themselves COMPLICIT.
Any version of #BrexitShambles
REMOVES RIGHTS W/O CONSENT &
LEAVES US POORER
#Lexit doesn't exist..
The ECJ protects US from THEM
#LeaveLies #ABTV
Read 5 tweets
Here is a round up of our activities today. It was a busy day. We sent volunteers to the Cross in Chester and to Northwich to get out and talk to the people. THREAD
We took our lovely Mascot #EUnice and she really attracted some attention which allowed us to get into conversations with all kinds of people regardless of how they voted in the 2016 referendum.
People wanted to talk to us about how they felt about the #brexitshambles. We asked them what they thought about Mays deal, No-deal or Remain. There was quite a buzz and these were the scores on the doors about half way through.
Read 11 tweets
Theresa May can't go forward or backward. UK parliament ready to take her down, but she's been the dead wolf since day 1 and she's still here. People without parliamentary democracies don't understand the drama & entertainment they are missing. #BrexitVote
"The vote could be delayed until the day before UK falls out of the EU with no deal." Say what you will about Theresa May, she has created a world where women no longer have to try harder than men, where even the most mediocre woman can hold high office. 🤣
Here's Jacob Rees-Mogg moaning about people "dusting down precedents from the 1860s." 🤣🤣 #TheresaMay #BrexitShambles #BrexitVote
Read 20 tweets
Meanwhile, the UK government has been found in #ContemptOfParliament, . Ayes 311 Noes 293 for refusing to reveal the AG's #Brexit legal advice.
#GeoffreyCox yesterday on why his secrets were "guarding the public interest" #BrexitLegalAdvice #ContemptOfParliament
Never forget, the Tory's spawning ground @OxfordUnion censored Heather Marsh when she explained exactly who that public was whose interests were being protected. #BrexitLegalAdvice #ContemptOfParliament #Epstein Thread 👇
Read 5 tweets
There. Is. No. Time. To. Cook. Up. A. “Modified. Norway. Solution.” #BrexitShambles
Also, as others have also pointed out in reply to George, Anders Fogh Rasmussen was PM of Denmark, not Norway.
If you let autocorrect run its course, when you type “Anders Fogh Rasmussen” you get “Andrew Foghorn Rasmussen”
Read 3 tweets
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.
Read 4 tweets
Want to know how & why the British constitution has failed us so badly over the past two years? Leaving aside rights & wrongs about Brexit itself, it comes down to two Prime Ministerial decisions which I suspect are both among the worst in all of British history #BrexitShambles >
1/ Cameron calling a referendum when he was not prepared to stick around and implement the result if it went against him. Referendums are dodgy enough as it is, but Brexit was always going to be impossible to implement when Parliament fundamentally disagrees with the result.
2/ May calling a General Election before she had laid out her own plan for Brexit. Had the last GE been fought on firm Brexit manifestos & won by either side after their positions had been scrutinised and debated, then the winning side would have had a mandate to proceed. >
Read 7 tweets
TORY #BrexitShambles has been plagued from the very start by insane levels of misunderstanding, confusion, naivety and just plain colossal stupidity

So in a very crowded field here are the Top 10 Tory Brexit halfwits 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️
10. Nadine Dories & the Customs Union

Nadine's speciality is voting on stuff she has no clue about

buzzfeed.com/alexspence/her…
9. David Davis & German car manufacturers

Memorably labelled 'thick as mince' by his own side so who are we to argue?
Read 12 tweets
So, as Mr Farage @nigel_farage said, this leaflet popped through our doors before the Referendum at a cost of £9M, This is probably the only research most people did, it was certainly true for me. Like most people, I took the EU for granted, it was just, there.

1/11
It was the most important decision of our lives, the government made it clear that we already control our own borders and there would be tough new restrictions on access to our welfare system for new EU migrants. The government was clear we should stay in the EU.

2/11
This is the first mention of leaving the Single Market, not that 'we will' as Farage keeps saying, but leaving will create uncertainty & risk. The government made it clear being in the Single Market means more jobs which rather disagrees with Mr Corbyn's Jobs First #Brexit

3/11
Read 11 tweets
Genius. would credit if I knew where it had come from:
1/13
"LEAVER: I want an omelette.
REMAINER: Right. It’s just we haven’t got any eggs.
LEAVER: Yes, we have. There they are. [HE POINTS AT A CAKE]
REMAINER: They’re in the cake.
LEAVER: Yes, get them out of the cake, please.
2/13
REMAINER: But we voted in 1975 to put them into a cake.
LEAVER: Yes, but that cake has got icing on it. Nobody said there was going to be icing on it.
REMAINER: Icing is good.
3/13
LEAVER: And there are raisins in it. I don’t like raisins. Nobody mentioned raisins. I demand another vote.
DAVID CAMERON ENTERS.
DAVID CAMERON: OK.
DAVID CAMERON SCARPERS.
LEAVER: Right, where’s my omelette?
REMAINER: I told you, the eggs are in the cake.
Read 13 tweets
MINI-THREAD: Everything that Theresa May said today in Parliament about the backstop was deeply and deliberately misleading. Here's why. (1/5)
According to the December 2017 progress report (that both sides signed up to) there's a backstop for one reason and one reason only: both sides were committing to avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland *whatever happened* in terms of the future relationship. 2/
However, today in Parliament our PM claimed that the principle of the backstop had been agreed for a different purpose: to bridge any time gap between the end of what she still insists on calling the 'implementation period' and legal entry into force of any new relationship. 3/
Read 5 tweets
THREAD on the Subject of #Brexit & Respect...with a hint of Betrayal.

#Remain #Remainers, #RemainerNow Pls RT or feel free to Use this whenever you are told to Respect the Non-Binding Referendum & by all means add some more.
1. #Brexiters & #Lexiters have 2 justications, apart from 'we won you lost', for the #BrexitShambles.
Namely that we must RESPECT the #Brexit Ref result & that to seek to overturn it would BETRAY the Will of the 'British People'. (nb they often omit the N. Irish)
2. Respect or Lack of Respect & Betrayal at the heart of #Brexit...so...why should we Respect the EURef 2016 & Who or What is being Betrayed?
Read 22 tweets
1.
Taking back Control?

Special Relationship?

#Brexit...loosing a top seat at the top table to be a supplicant to just about anyone else in desperation for a deal.
FO to WTO
No Way Norway
No to a Pay & Obey No Say #BrexitShambles

#PeoplesVote #Remain
bloomberg.com/amp/news/artic…
2.
3.
Read 5 tweets
It's official. Brexit is the greatest act of self harm that a country has ever imposed on itself. I'm reading the House of Commons Breifing Paper now, and what the country is doing is actually crazy. A thread: researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefi…
1. Most economic modelling in this area shows that the potential benefits of leaving the EU with no deal over the longer term do not make up for the higher trade barriers to the EU, given it's importance to the UK"

So why are we doing this again?
2. Trade and Customs.

"This is likely to mean more customs controls, and probably increased costs and delays caused by customs checks of trucks from the EU and could cause a 17 mile queue at the port of Dover"
Read 8 tweets
1...Imagine (if you can) that you are the political plankton @PeterBoneUK.

For 13 long years you have held your nose & suffered the whiny grievances emanating from Midlands skid mark town #Wellingborough...
2...Your only previous claim to fame was when you were described as Britain's "meanest boss" by the Daily Mirror for paying a 17-year-old trainee 87p an hour while remunerating your wife £45k per year.
3...Suddenly, thanks to a decision of galactic size stupidity by #DavidCameron, you & your fellow has-beens & never-will-bes in the #ERG, find yourselves at a table with the big boys. Who needs viagra now you’re pals with Boris & Jacob & the press are all over you?
Read 6 tweets
1. Labour Schism: the threat's real if there's not a major shift in #Brexit policy at Conference.
A #BrexitShambles harms UK
A #PeoplesVote is Democratic
A #FinalSay Confirms the Will
#Remain + Current Deal is Best Deal
Prob is the Leadership Stance
#FBPE
ft.com/content/e03f1e…
1a Big diffs between 1980s & today's #Brexit emergency which play to a new Centrist Grouping not being SDP2..
1. Politicised Remainers
2. Party loyalty less strong
2. Far Right infiltration of Tories
3. Macron
4. LibDems a Catalist with a base
5. Big Funders
A new party is Viable
1b IMHO #Brexit must be stopped before a Gen Elect...time's too short for that & a Ref & this #BrexitShambles can't be sorted in a multi issue GE unless Labour stands full square behind
#Reject #Revoke #Remain #Reform
Read 6 tweets
1. Yes @UKLabour it is nearly beyond time..back your members...back your voters...back the Maj of the Ppl & actively Oppose not Appease.
Your 1st priority is to the Country. #Brexit in any form harms it.
@Labour4EU know it...Unions know it..Momentum too. theguardian.com/business/2018/…
2. Don't let the Govt stall or the @EU_Commission give them more time. Any #Brexit will become a Tory one..it hands the UK to the Far Right & ERG.
The Ref validity is long gone...past its Use By date.
Lies, Illegalities & Rights to be Removed w/o CONSENT.

#PeoplesVote #FinalSay
3. PS Extensions, Renegotiations, Re-entry, Transitions & a Blind #Brexit are Tory #Brexiter & Labour #Lexiter #RedKipper CONS...
All lead to a Tory #BrexitShambles which Removes Rights & Impoverishes the UK...

#PeoplesVote for a #FinalSay with a #Remain #Reform option
Read 3 tweets
1. Never forget the Elephant in the Room..never debated not Consented. #Brexit = Loss of Rights.
If we don't stop the #BrexitShambles we know what follows Tories will Remove them outside the protections we currently have under international treaty...

theguardian.com/politics/2017/…
2. #Brexit is all about deregulation & Removal of Rights & Protections.
The EU doesn't prevent a Govt adding them as a member so why would the Govt wish to leave & repatriate control if not to Remove them?
This has No Consent
#PeoplesVote #Remain option. theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
3. I appear to have a hidden commentator...be grateful, if it's a troll, if #Remainers who can see the comment could give it hell & screenshot it for me so I can block it...😎
Read 4 tweets
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
Read 4 tweets
1.
In between all the #BrexitShambles it's interesting to note that Brexit never really took off as a "New-Brit" cultural trend. It didn't ignite any sense of excitement in the population. It left music, fashion and the art world cold.
>
2
Despite the BBC's slavish sycophancy, Brexit as a cultural phenomenon has remained as old, tired and ugly as the people who support it. That's why it's dead. They failed to make it sexy to others because the vast majority of those who voted for it had no interest in others!
>
3
It was always going to be a problem, introducing massive change without a supermajority. But beyond that, it's shown that Leavers had no real creativity. Indeed, when you look at the diversity, creativity and sheer staying power of Remain, it's clear they never stood a chance!
Read 3 tweets
Seems the EEA advocates think that EEA countries do not contribute to the EU budget. This is wrong. Check this link from the Norwegian Governments own pages:
regjeringen.no/en/topics/euro…
Ideologists, huh?
Norway contributes to the EU budget in three major fields: to reduce social nd economic disparities, to take part in EU programmes (Horizon2020, Erasmus+, Galileo, Copernicus), and the Schengen cooperation.
regjeringen.no/en/topics/euro…
Norway and other EEA countries’ contributions to the EU programmes (Horizon2020, Erasmus+, Galileo, Copernicus) are on foot with full member states.
There is no taking part in EU programmes without contributions to the budget.
regjeringen.no/en/topics/euro…
Read 5 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!