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We *can* have a new PM who properly treats 2016 as the advice of 26% and, #NowWeKnow, rejects that advice and buries #Brexit as the preference of extremists like the #ERG & @jeremycorbyn. We can and, despite the complex route, I believe we will. The insanity must end.
Source: Times.
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Today is possibly .@theresa_may's last day as PM, if .@BorisJohnson can command a majority (which is in some doubt...)

So it's a great opportunity to look back at some of the *highlights* of Mrs May's premiership in memes👇
13 JUL 2016: May was appointed as PM and named her Cabinet shortly thereafter, surprising many by giving 3 of the top #Brexit-related jobs to arch-brexiters Boris Johnson, David Davis & Liam Fox. Sheer folly, or genius in making them own what they'd sold? Sadly, the former😢
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5 OCT 2016: With such a narrow result, the country could be forgiven for expecting May to propose a consensual solution, as Norway PM Erna Solberg had done in a similar situation. Most Remainers would've accepted #Norway.

May's #CitizensOfNowhere speech crushed all hope.
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When #NigelFarage left #UKIP he started to re-invent himself. He's not talking about immigration any more. He's talking about being the saviour of democracy, and leaving UKIP to be the extremists. He's trying to attract a more moderate voter. The polls seem to show this working
I wonder, if he does well if the #EuropeanElections2019 and the #Brexit mess in Parliament continues, it might give some #ERG members the confidence to cross the floor. Will they have confidence that they can re-elected on a #BrexitParty ticket.
That would then likely cause a general election as the government would not be able to pass anything. The #Conservatives would not have time to sort out a new leader so #TheresaMay could end up leading them into it. They could get slaughtered.
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#Brexit news for today:

Nigel Adams, Minister for Wales, and Governement whip has resigned the #Cabinet over #TheresaMay's way forward.

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You can hear #TheresaMay's reaction from here

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So the splitting of the #ToryParty continues. Where will it end? And can we expect resignations from #Labour if #Corbyn is seen as giving up too much to #TheresaMay during the discussions tonight.

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More Old Bailey Sophistry from Codpiece Cox admitting that in order that today's vote is NOT an attempt to repeat #MV2 (to comply with Speaker Bercow's re-iteration of 1604 convention) it is also NOT a #MV in sense of #EUWA18 Section 13.1.b

#BBCpc #EUWAdebate #VictoriaLIVE #LBC
Attempt by Codpiece Cox to scare House into voting in a #MeaninglessVote for #WA (only) solely to secure the offered (actually only technical) extension of #BrexitDay from Apr 12 to May 22 sans guarantee of any other extension. Sophistry.

#BBCpc #EUWAdebate #VictoriaLIVE #LBC
Of course, if the House falls for Codpiece Cox's scare tactics, none of this will figure in future utterances by #TheresaMay's #Brexihadis - the headlines will scream 'Parliament approves #Brexit arrangements' (sans qualification or caveat).

#BBCpc #EUWAdebate
#VictoriaLIVE #LBC
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The #ERG and the Tory hard-#Brexit mob want us leap into the dark with both hands tied behind our backs when the reality is, the adversities of their decisions would never bite them, they are insulated from the harm it will bring. (1/11)
They have been busy moving money out and being paid eye watering amounts to advise those with deep pockets how to mitigate the harm and exploit the weakness in this 'new modern Britain'. (2/11)
May's party is ram packed with people who will never have to worry about the untold harm that any form of Brexit will serve up. They'll have their personal fortunes, gold plated pensions and gongs aplenty to keep them warm. (3/11)
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Nobody wants this Brexit - it's time to grow up, and ditch it. Daily Mirror on 🔥🔥🔥

"If you have to blackmail someone into doing it, the chances are it's not a good idea." #Brexit #BrexitShambles
mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
"If you have to blackmail the Prime Minister, Cabinet and Parliament; threaten your friends; ignore the predictions of businessmen, scientists and experts; commit the grossest breach of campaign finance law in history...."
#Brexit
"...steal people's data' rely on Russian bots, fake news algorithms and racists; paint lies on a bus and keep Chris Grayling in a job because he was one of the people who thought this was all a great idea..."
#Brexit #BrexitLies
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If government stops serving the interests of the people, it is no longer a government. It becomes in fact an agent of the country's downfall, and that is exactly what this government is. Far from standing for the country, they are surrendering it to foreign power. #FBPE
... when one says "foreign power" of course many will imagine it is a country, however it is not a country at all, it is a supra-national entity, a network of business interests that seek to control the resources and the people of the planet. It's not a country, it's an empire
And when one mentions "empire" immediately some people will consider it conspiracy, because they don't see it as one, they don't see one "evil" leader, they don't see soldiers, they don't see the word "empire", they don't see it issuing decrees and waging wars...
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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?
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Few thoughts on the #ERG proposals for the Irish border, an issue @awstojanovic and I wrote about back in June: instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/i…

The paper stresses that the ERG support the principle of no hard border, which will be welcome to all sides

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Also says that customs checks won't be a problem - which is true if the Govt can swing the Facilitated Customs Arrangement, which both the EU and the ERG have problems with...

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The paper points to an EU report, Smart Borders 2.0, as providing solutions to the customs questions. However, that report a) doesn't solve the problem and b) isn't an EU report (it was commissioned by the Parliament, it doesn't represent an EU proposal)

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Top story on @SkyNews this morning: Tories openly discussing ousting May at an ERG meeting last night: Brexiteers clearly split between those who want a true Brexiteer in power (some Johnson supporters and those who want to chuck Chequers not here (the @DavidDavisMP camp)
But have they got the numbers? Could get the 48 letters into the 1922 chair to trigger a confidence vote, but No 10 sources say May will stay and fight......
Once confidence vote triggered, half the parliamentary party (near 160 MPs) would have to vote against her to force a leadership bid. No 10 sources clear she won’t stand down unless she loses a confidence vote. So there simply aren’t the numbers to force her out, yet.....
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1) Following the failure of any Kent MPs to support business friendly amendments for the Taxation (Cross Border Bill) over the past 2 days we feel the need to explain why VAT is such an important issue for small business.
2) To begin, you have to understand that the #SingleMarket is only a Single Market for countries who are members of it. Businesses from 3rd countries not only have to deal with the taxman in each country they do business with, but also in each country their goods flow through.
3) At present, a UK company selling goods to Germany or providing parts in a supply chain will usually truck these goods via the @Port_of_Dover and land them in Calais. Within the #SingleMarket this is easy as they just pass through France without involvement of the French taxman
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