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Please note: I'm a vindictive bastard.

Vote for the #BrexitDeal today and I (et al) will spend the rest of your careers reminding people that every bad consequence of it to their lives is because YOU could have given us a democratic way out, but chose Boris Johnson.
You'll all be remembered as the people who failed democracy by treating a signed blank cheque as consent.

We signed 4 words in 2016: Leave the European Union.
That cheque was filled in into a 600-page treaty by two Prime Ministers the country never even consented to.
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In new setback for Boris Johnson, MPs back move to delay Brexit deal until necessary legislation passed

Boris Johnson says the opportunity to have a meaningful Brexit vote "has been passed up"

UK PM says he's not "daunted or dismayed" by MPs backing Letwin amendment, saying he "will not negotiate a delay to Brexit" #BrexitVote
“I welcome today’s vote – it's an emphatic decision by this House that has declined to back the prime minister’s deal today”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the PM must “now comply with the law”

Live updates:
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Let's be clear
1. Magna Carta breaks if 2016 includes No Deal

2. The tories need a General Election because No Deal is unlawful.

No Deal is "Bullocks"

You should all understand this. Only 7 tweets are needed
Magna Carta clause 12.
The limitation of the divine right of kings, or these days dictators & prevention of tyranny

The barons basically said to the king that, "you rule us because we say you do".

This in turn became the Consent of the Governed, the basis of our Democracy
Consent is not open-ended, it cannot be given through omission, not can it be invented after the event, not can it be extrapolated from decisions which were not an option at the time.

Any of these factors would undermine the point of the clause, to limit divine arbitrary rule
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Couple of points on latest "outrages"
1) vote Tory in a GE - Vote for some undefined fantasy position between no deal & a great deal

Vote Labour - Vote for some undefined position between a great deal & remain via a referendum

Vote Lib Dem - Vote for Remain

2) if Lib Dems get a majority, it's a new, fresh democratic mandate for Remain that overrides the 2016 Ref

If Tories or Labour get a majority, it's not a mandate for anything that can be defined because they won based on an unknown - that great deal that hasn't been defined
3) If Lib Dems *don't* get a majority, there is no clear mandate and the only way to solve #Brexit is via a 2nd Referendum - this is Lib Dem policy

Only the Lib Dems could claim a mandate for anything on #Brexit following a GE, the other 2 parties could not
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"Even if only 1/10 predictions happen you can't call it project fear.

When it's the secret assessment of the guys who invented project fear"
That point in the movie when the kind old lady who's been saying,"it'll be ok dear" turns out to have skinned the hero's wife and is creeping up behind him with a knife dropping in blood".

Maybe time to talk?

The thing they fear, often a ghost, appears behind them, but at first the characters ignore the audience's warnings of danger. The characters soon circle the bench, followed by the ghost, as the audience cries "It's behind you!"

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The EU Dictatorship refuse to negotiate a fair withdrawal deal, b/c they know if they agree to one it will encourage other countries to leave the anti democracy & deeply corrupt EU, that is intent on destroying Europe.

The ONLY way we can ever leave is via "No Deal"

People repeatedly fail to mention the EU has a large trade surplus with the UK & will be hurt very badly by a "No Deal" #Brexit.

Especially export economies like Germany.

Why should the onus be on us to come up with a deal?
Let's leave & put the pressure on the EU.
The UK is the largest per capita net contributor to the EU budget & 2nd largest overall.

The EU budget will be a total mess when we leave

We certainly should NOT pay the £39bn extortion payment.
If anything the EU should be paying US £50bn for lying us into joining

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Rebel Bill passes first reading stage by 329 votes to 300. One more rebel? (1 better than last night.) Now follows a mass sprint to garland it in amendments. Speaker will then have to pick which ones he accepts and round the loop we go again. #BrexitVote
Perhaps clarified by the below. We'll know for sure whether she's our newest friend in a few minutes. If she is, please welcome her warmly.
Boris Johnson's majority now -45, it would seem.
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Send this to every MP who's thinking of voting for the Brexit deal.
Have MPs become so binary in their thinking that they would vote for a Brexit which even under their own ideology is worse than staying in the EU, just because they can technically call it Brexit?
Let's start with Jacob Rees-Mogg.

He's changed his tune his tune. In 2016 he said leaving was better than staying. In November, he said the Brexit deal was worse than staying. Now he's saying the Brexit deal is better than staying.
He's changed his mind twice!
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Why did I support and vote for Brexit?



#Brexit #BrexitVote
I supported Leave for a variety of reasons. I didn't think the UK fit well into the EU. Didn't think our membership was sustainable. Believed it blighted our political debate. Thought consistent public scepticism & apathy to EU elections was part of this. These issues remain.
I thought EU membership brought out the worst in our politicians. They used it as a convenient scapegoat. They pretended to dislike policies implemented via the EU & used this to abdicate responsibility & avoid accountability.
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Lieber @RegSprecher,
Lieber @HeikoMaas,
Ich fliege morgen nach Berlin, um mit Politikern vieler Parteien über das Abkoppeln, ring-fencing, der Bürgerrechte zu sprechen. Nach dem heutigen #BrexitVote ist das noch wichtiger. Ich zähle auf Ihre Unterstützung. #RescueOurRights 1/
Wir fünf Million EU Bürger in Grossbritannien & Briten in der EU müssen noch immer um unsere Zukunft bangen. Auch die Bundesregierung hat nun die menschliche Pflicht das Richtige tun. Das Richtige zu tun ist unabhängig von Partei und Mandaten. Das Richtige ist immer richtig. 2/2
PS: This was a call for responsibility I added to my lecture at the Karlsruher Gespräche. You can watch the whole lecture here -- it is actually mostly in English:
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I regret the outcome of tonight's #Brexitvote. It is disappointing that the UK government has been unable to ensure a majority for the Withdrawal Agreement agreed by both parties in November, even after multiple additional assurances from the EU. A solution must come from London.
The EU continues to stand by the Withdrawal Agreement, including the backstop, which serves to prevent a hard border in Ireland and preserve the integrity of the single market unless and until alternative arrangements can be found.
With only 17 days left until March 29th, the Dutch government will keep working tirelessly to make sure the damage for NL and Dutch citizens living and working in the UK is minimised in the now more likely case of a no-deal #Brexit.
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A #Brexit extension is “almost inevitable”
- Nicola Sturgeon to me earlier @FRANCE24

Scottish First Minister wants Labour’s Corbyn to
“get off the Brexit fence & put his weight behind [...] something that would break the deadlock”
#Scotland #SNP #F24
2/ Sturgeon on Theresa May:

“she should change her approach... 1st thing she should do is request an extension to #Article50

“My preference then would go back to the people in another referendum- bcs people have so much more information now than in 2016”#Brexit #F24
Nicola Sturgeon accuses both Theresa May & Jeremy Corbyn of
“probably trying to run the clock down as much as [each other] in all this.”
#Brexit #Article50 #PeoplesVote #F24 🇬🇧🇪🇺
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So @Jacob_Rees_Mogg, after last night's #BrexitVote, proceeded to host a champagne party for fellow Brexiters, incl @BorisJohnson, @DavidDavisMP & @KateHoeyMP. At the same time I sat on my sofa and talked with fellow EU citizens. 1/…
Like Mr Rees-Mogg's party that was also pretty ad hoc, so we didn't have any "canapes or nibbles" either. We just talked/wrote about the vote and the impact it would have on #citizensrights. And I wanted to know how I might best deal with the despair I was seeing in so many 2/
that I was getting. Messages that still came this morning. Champagne there was none. 3/3
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#BrexitVote – the view from Europe (Thread)
Germany's Die Welt: “After the defeat, everything is possible again"
France's Le Monde: “The scale of the defeat, more stinging than the most alarming predictions, means that tinkering will not be sufficient to change MPs’ opinions, as the prime minister had hoped.”
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Why we need to revoke article 50 now.
Politicians are too afraid to speak out against the EU referendum result because they’re scared they’ll be accused of undermining democracy ...
and sensible journalists are also mostly too afraid to speak out, lest they’re accused of being in a middle-class, out-of-touch establishment bubble – which of course most of them are.
But I’m not a politician or a journalist. So here’s the truth.
The Brexit referendum result was NOT democratic.
The Brexit campaign was riddled with lies, dodgy 'dark' money and manipulation.
The so-called ‘facts’ used by the Leave campaign were laughably ridiculous fabrications.
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ALL of the Neoliberal Globalist orgs strongly support the EU.

The aim of the Neoliberal Globalists is to transfer ALL wealth and power to a cabal of anti democracy Oligarchs, Bankers and CEOs.…

#MayMustGo May is a Globalist TRAITOR to the UK
The Round Tables for Global Control were set up by Oligarchs Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Lord Milner and Lord Rothschild around 1900.

CFR & Chatham House were created in the 1920's.…

#MayMustGo May works for the Globalists, she is a TRAITOR to the UK
"Europe's Nation's should be guided towards the Superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be achieved by successive steps each disguised as having an economic purpose, but will inevitably & irreversibly lead to Federation" Jean Monnet
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I'm going to keep arguing like this and I'm not sorry.
I will point out that immigration culturally, economically and medically enriches our society. But I won't convince everyone in 4 months. So for those who only see it as a negative, I'll point out the EU's safeguards on that.
There are those whose principles prevent them from taking a two-pronged approach and I respect that (even if one such person did call me "disgraceful" for my approach today) but for me I have one priority: Preventing something which would in fact do FAR more harm to EU citizens.
I was sat there on @BBCPolitics #PoliticsLive surrounded by politicians all treating Free Movement as a big problem completely unchallenged until I set them all straight. As I've done with Farage, and repeatedly across news and social media.
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There is no left-wing justification for Brexit. This is a project about neoliberal deregulation. It is Thatcherism on steroids.

My full #MeaningfulVote speech to the Commons here:…
This country’s greatest moments came when we showed courage, not when we appeased.

Friends and colleagues tell me to appease Brexit voters. I say we must not patronise them with cowardice. Let’s tell them the truth. "You were sold a lie." #MeaningfulVote #BrexitVote
This is the fundamental dishonesty at the heart of the Brexit debate. Most MPs now recognise it in private, but do not say it in public:

Brexit is a con. A trick. A swindle. A fraud.

A deception that will hurt most those people it promised to help.
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It just gets worse I am nearly on tears Theresa May intends to run the clock down and force parliament to back her for fear of no deal #BrexitVote and if she gets it what happens?
The entire country will be angry and unhappy it leaves many issues unresolved it means years of nothing but bickering over brexit when the country is sick of it
It means remainers are furious for losing the benefits of EU membership leavers will be furious because in effect her deal will be the largest transfer of sovereignty from a nation state to Brussels in the history of the European Union #Brexit
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