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So the founder of 180 Days in Spain and the self-titled "Defender of Freedom of Movement" has released another long thread on European accession.

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Yet again he fails to actually mention European citizens, states and politics.

Interestingly, he calls for not fooling British people, although he suggests not telling them about the difficulties with European accession

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Does he practise what he preaches?

Take his constant appeals for "part-year residents". This class doesn't exist in Spain, UK, or Europe.

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If you want the rights of European citizens then #Article49.

If you don't want Europe, don't apply.

We're not changing our border controls to make your winning an internal UK argument easier.

Stop the #entitlement. Image
That's superb.

What is the UK offering for these accommodations?

If the answer is "nothing", then please stop the cakeism and work on that part.

No rights without obligations.

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This “argument” - basically: it can’t be fascism if it’s supported by more than just a few irrelevant fringe figures - is not only historically illiterate, but also indicative of how pervasive the dogma of white innocence is, how severely it distorts the discourse. Image
The dogma of white innocence holds that whatever the political choices and actions of white Americans, they can’t be blamed, can’t be held responsible, that we must presume benign motives and reach for non-incriminating explanations.
There is a powerful incentive to sanitize the political choices of white conservative Christians: They are just “regular folks,” and as such, they can do no wrong. Usually, this is achieved by exculpatory tales about why they *didn’t mean to* or *had to* support extremism.
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1/4 Today I was attacked in Parliament by #LizTruss. Tho she can read a script, she misrepresents the point of my Guardian interview. Specifically, I argue that this Gov is intentionally driving a wedge between White working class & BAME working class. It's classic #DivideAndRule
2/4 Faced with the Gov's Divide & Rule tactics, I argue for working class #solidarity. Revealingly, Truss resorts to her dogwhistle politics & suggests instead that I stand for some kind of BAME #exceptionalism - a unilateral claim by Black people on the right to be oppressed!
3/4 The constant rhetoric from Truss, her suggestion this Gov is a friend of the working class generally & the White working class specifically, is utterly crass. We only need to look at #FSM policies for a true idea of the extent of this Gov's respect for the whole working class
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But for every other country on earth, the #UnitedStates is the absolute worst country on earth.
We cherish #liberty but not enough to hang politicians for their every #encroachment on it.

(Remember, according to #ThomasJefferson (and all the natural rights philosophers who preceded him), the purpose of the government is to #securetheseliberties among men.)
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14. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼…
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