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The thing I find most frustrating about British politics is how nearly everyone with political power or a media platform is myopically focused on how Britain navigates the next few years, while there is no national conversation about where we want to be in 10, 20 or 50 years.
Both sides of the Brexit divide are guilty. Continuity Remainers want only to reverse Brexit and make it so that the EU referendum result was nothing but a bad dream. Hard Brexiteers have their platitudes about Britain swashbuckling its way to WTO rules-based free trade glory.
The truth is that Britain has entered a state of political discontinuity, where the old left/right political divides, "acceptable" policies & talking points are no longer adequate to the issues we face. We're not alone; other Western countries face the same, but are ignoring it.
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What the referendum has shown me – thread, please add your own tweets to it: 1/11
The referendum has shown me that none of the three major UK parties and very few of our politicians, especially on the #Left either care about or even understand what the real definition of democracy actually is & why we voted to leave the #Left also hates the working class. 2/11
The referendum has shown me Parliament has for too long been allowed to ignore the wishes of the British people and more importantly without any real consequences to them, from expenses to lying under oath there has been one rule for us and a different one for them. 3/11
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1/ Welcome to Tuesday in the independent republic of Brexitlandia
2/ Today is a big day in Brexitlandia. There will be lots of votes on the withdrawal bill, a hearing on the article 50 challenge and we just may get a report from the Electoral Commission on Vote Leave, including two of @theresa_may minions who were at the heart of Vote Leave 🀐
3/ The votes will be held over 2 days which is plenty of time to decide the shape of the country after nearly 2 years of going round in circles πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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1/ Charlie says don’t worry about the potential lack of food, medicine and fuel. πŸ€ͺ
2/ @CharlieElphicke says all we need to do is invest so that we are ready from day 1 post Brexit. We also need an agreement on international rules Charlie. Eurostar know this and have said so
3/ Charlie knows this and that leaving with no deal or a bad deal is going to fuck up his constituency. His house will also be demolished to become a lorry park πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›πŸš›
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A thread on the #BluePassport as everyone seems to be losing their minds.
1/ @Number10gov announced the next UK passport design (available from Oct 2019) would be blue, replacing burgundy red (the colour used while the UK was in the EU)
2/ This has both the Remain and Leave camps sounding off, with almost nothing either are saying being accurate. Nothing new - when the government announced the start of re-design back in April, it caused a similar 48 hr news cycle full of inaccuracies too. Anyway, some facts:
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