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Ha! Brilliant 🙏
(If you watch @the_five8 you'll understand why this article coming to fruition via a clash with reality is fairly nuts)

Has to be said though hands up who remembers a few diamond geezers pushing #Calexit?

Well👇
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gregolear.substack.com/p/texas-hold-e…
Fuck me ... Britain looks pathetic. What a corrupt mad island of ignominious dick head elite wankers's, with zombie populous we must seem.

Y'know

Considering everyone's walking around free, nothing investigated EVER and an AWOL complicit press.

Bad Boys Of Calexit.👇
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Remarkably overlooked enterprise & detail...#calexit😏

#UsualSuspects
#Banks #Farage #wigmore
#Gunster
#Calexit The founder of #yescalifornia gave direction from his home in Yekaterinburg Russia with approval of Kremlin. 🤨
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#notasausage
thetimes.co.uk/article/the-ba…
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Today, the @ElectoralCommUK registered Britain First as a political party

#BritainFirst is a far-right, fascist political organisation formed in 2011 by former members of the BNP. The BNP was created from the NF

If it can be shown to insight racial hatred, could it be barred?
In 2015, Bannon told #CambridgeAnalytica’s @chrisinsilico to build a psychological warfare tool to hollow out democracy & rive open divisions in societies

It worked

The far-right are not only on our streets & TLs but increasingly pulling strings of power
In 2017, Bannon asked #Farage to be part of a "convening authority" to "knit together a populist nationalist movement around the world"

He mentions Modi, Orban, Sisi, Duterte

We can add Trump, @BorisJohnson & @jairbolsonaro to that list, & several others
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Gurkhas and the British

Men from the hillsides of Nepal began joining the British Army in 1815,right after the end of the 1st phase of the Anglo-Gurkha War of 1814-16.They have been serving the British Crown ever since.#Gurkha #Gurkhas #Nepal #ENGITA #Eng scmp.com/week-asia/opin…
The Gurkhas played an essential role in establishing the British Raj in India and fought for the British in Afghanistan, what was then Burma, Tibet and in countless other conflicts.

#England #Britain #British #Army #BritishArmy #Eng #ENGITA #Euro2020Final #EuroFinal #EURO2020
In the first world war alone, tiny Nepal,with a population of around 5 million, sent over 200,000 Gurkhas to fight for the British. 1 in 10 never returned. In the second world war over 250,000 Gurkhas fought alongside the British and more than 33,000 never returned.

#Eng #ENGITA
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I’m not a bad loser, anymore than #Farage was. The vote markedby the 52% was never coherent. #Brexit was never defined. Most Brexiteers in 2015 espoused retained membership of EEA/Customs Union, Single Market. They couldn’t all be lying. But post 2016 strife polarised positions.
You can do anything for a day. Many days accumulated may lead to a reversal, who knows? Now, however, to the immediate future. Despite the rhetoric of Britain’s future, so much of #Brexit dwelt on our imperial past.
In a very real sense, it will represent an important lesson. We will soon learn that obsession with a mythical past will bring no succour for the present. If analysts are correct, our keen advantages in financial services have been slashed by this deal.
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1. ieri sono rimasta senza parole: ricordate #CaroleCadwalladr, la giornalista che su #Guardian ha pubblicato tanti articoli su #CambridgeAnalytica-#Brexit-#Farage-Julian #Assange come parte di un'operazione influenza che porta #Russia? Ha chiesto scusa :
2. sono senza parole: articoli di #CaroleCadwalladr sono stati pubblicati con #NYTimes,ha vinto grandi premi come: #OrwellPrize e #StiegLarssonPrize.Ha contribuito distruggere reputazione Julian #Assange in tutto il mondo. Abbiamo diritto sapere cosa è vero cosa no
3. non è possibile che giornali di grande prestigio come #Guardian(di immenso impatto),premi giornalistici di grande prestigio come #OrwellPrize e #StiegLarssonPrize lascino cadere la cosa: vogliamo sapere la verità
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Wow!

In the Netherlands, a train has run through the buffers in Spijkenisse, onto an artwork called Whale Tails.

The train driver was taken to hospital for a check-up.
Photographer - Joey Bremer.
@010fotograaf
010fotograaf.nl
"Art is dead. Artists should retrain in Cyber" @RishiSunak

"Art can reveal truth. It can shows you things that you'd never seen before, & teach you new ways of seeing. It can offer meaning and sooth pain. And sometimes - just sometimes - it can save your life." - Emerson Warner
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! UPDATE FROM THE FRONT !

Brave #Kent Free Forces fought off numerous attacks by Tories in the N & W under General Johnson near Chatham and counter-attacked in the SW toward Farage Battalion in Sussex. Johnson's allies attacked by sea, have been repulsed with heavy casualties. Image
#Farage forces in Sussex were scattered by the counter-attack mainly from his own units firing on allies or shooting themselves in the foot.

A spokesperson for Colonel #Farage stated "We are not retreating, we are advancing in an alternative direction..." Image
Generalissimo Johnson has declared that the #Kent Rebels will be crushed "if we just believe enough in The Final Victory".

His troop morale is said to be low, anticipating a Putsch by Reich Commander Gove. ImageImage
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Refarding #Farage's 'videos' of migrants landing in #Kent:

The 'St Margaret's Bay' one he posted (just to pick one example) shows a different coastline in the background.

The 7 onboard suddenly become 4 then 11. Image
Video of them 'on the beach' after 'wading to shore' shows them bone dry from waist down.

Video of them walking away has them mostly wearing different clothes. And they appear to have suddenly gotten taller.

How many others are faked or composed of clips from elsewhere reused ? Image
If there truly is an ''INVASION !!'' of boats ''SEVERAL TIMES A DAY !!" then why would #Farage need to create a mini compilation of bits 'n' pieces of other vids - possibly from other countries, other years - to post ?

Lying is in his nature, it the only tool he has. Image
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1. Orwell’s 1984 opens with Winston Smith writing in his diary about a film he’s seen. “One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Med. Audience much amused”.

Responding to #Farage’s “shocking invasion” tweet, someone suggested sinking the dinghy. Image
2. Earlier this year I wrote about why the language we use to talk about refugees matters.

If left unchallenged, right-wing populists will increasingly frame the conversation & the language we use through fear-mongering & the weaponisation of prejudice.
euronews.com/2020/03/10/eur…
3. The language of invasion - of being "overrun" or besieged with "swarms" or "floods" of aliens - is nothing new.

It is also not just the domain of the tabloid newspapers.

In March, @nytimes captioned an excellent piece saying police used rubber bullets "to repel the hordes". ImageImageImageImage
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"There has however been speculation that this report was going to reveal either that Russia had interfered in or sought to influence the referendum, but this committee's view it's worse than that..."

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#RussiaReport

@lbc @mrjamesob #bbcpm #C4News
"the report reveals that no one in govt knew if Russia interfered in or sought to influence the EU ref because they did not want to know. The UK govt has actively avoided looking for evidence that Russia interfered...

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#RussiaReport

@lbc @mrjamesob
"..we are told that they have not seen any evidence, but that is irrelevant if they haven't actually looked for it"

#RussiaReport

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@lbc @mrjamesob #c4news #bbcpm
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#AntiVax Conspiracy Hoaxer Jim Corr @Jimcorrsays - he of the Corrs @TheCorrsMUsic - is defending a #Fascist Rally in #Dublin (one which is being hosted under the false guide of something to do with paedophilia, as usual). And attacking those who try to counter it. Image
@Jimcorrsays @TheCorrsMUsic He routinely posts hoaxes about Vaccines, #Covid19, Anti-Mask, persecution of the Irish by immigrants, Mossad, and #LGBT.

Perhaps at this point 'Jim' would like the opportunity to clarify his views. Image
@Jimcorrsays @TheCorrsMUsic Of course there simply IS no 'Rally against Paedophila' in #Dublin.

it's a #Trump / #QAnon #Homophobe's Day Out, by Hermann Kelly - ex #Ukip, ex #IRA, now an #Irexit loon.

Why Jim Corr would chose to throw his lot in with these Far Right Extremists, only he can explain. ImageImage
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#Tories Election Cock-Up Chaos so far - a continuing series :

01 - #Tories admit and apologise for a doctored, misrepresentative video of Kier Starmer. Tory MPs like @JohnnyMercerUK leave it on their feed and actively continue to spread.
@JohnnyMercerUK #Tories Election Cock-Up Chaos so far - a continuing series :

02 - #Tories Boris #Johnson gets booed out of Addenbrooke Hospital by staff and patients alike, unmentioned by #BBC, who were right there.
@JohnnyMercerUK #Tories Election Cock-Up Chaos so far - a continuing series :

03 - #Tories MP Jacob Rees Mogg blames #Grenfell victims for their own deaths. It takes him four days before he's forced to retract and apologise.
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A vote for the #Tories in this election is a surrender vote, a vote to stay under #EU control. #Johnson’s insistence on pushing his #FakeBrexit shows he has no intention of delivering independence. He won’t even try. The #BrexitParty is the only vote if we want #Brexit delivered.
#Johnson has broken trust with the people. He could have been a national hero, but has stayed loyal to his own tribe. He’s hoping we’re so worn out by 3 years of lies and obstruction we’ll settle for anything. His #FakeBrexit is an establishment trap to keep us under #EU control.
#BorisJohnson has a large majority in the palm of his hand if he makes a ‘no deal’ pact with #Farage and the #BrexitParty, but he refuses to do it because, like most #Tories, he doesn’t want the #UK to be independent.
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A short post on what it takes to #GetBrexitDone

The trouble with the brexits is every time tories add things they end up lengthening Brexit

In 2016 when #farage defined Norway Brexit change would have taken days. Keeping the original #thatcherdeal means Brexit is done already
But the tories added on two things that weren't part of the 2016 mandate because no one thought we'd be so stupid.

1. A need for an EU FTA - all the 2016 campaigns assumed staying in the customs union.

2. A need to renegotiate all Non-EU FTAs that we get through EU.
These decisions added YEARS.

1. EU FTA, the average is 3-5 years. The idea it will be quicker is said by people who know nothing about international trade. It will be slower due to all the exceptions.

2. 10 years? It should be 35 years if we take the average. Can you imagine?
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[Thread] 1) @Nigel_Farage, as hothead-in-chief, deserves a Twitter analysis. So I analysed a recent Tweet of his which has about 6,500 Retweets. The tweet in question is the one where Farage is obviously playing two truths and a lie [see screenshot]. #ٍStopTheCoup #Brexit
2) Why did I choose this tweet? It's because we are interested in what messages get amplified the most. So I downloaded Farage's TL to see which was the most retweeted. Twas the aforementioned ofc! The graph shows Nigel's recent RTs by number over time #StopTheCoup
3) As before, I will examine the biographical details of those who retweeted this tweet. A count of the most common words reveals that the most common biographical detail of those who amplified this tweet is MAGA, followed by Trump, followed by Brexit [See below]. #StopTheCoup
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Using various online IDs to infiltrate Far Right Groups and gain their trust, we've been been 'promoted' and 'vouched for' to join a #Nazi Forum which validates people's aryan ethnicity, or denounces those not qualifying ...
In order to comment, you have to provide full data of your own ethnicity. They discuss the 'taxonomy' of races, to protect against 'the poisonity of the white purity'. Here's some of the moderators.
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Putin has actively sought to destabilize the EU by supporting nationalist, populist parties like the League. In May, the Austrian gov’t fell after a video revealed the leader of Austria’s R wing discussing public contracts in exchange for RU campaign aid. nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“Funding to an Italian political party by a foreign state is illegal,” said Emanuele Fiano, member of Parliament who called on Mr. Salvini to appear before the Lower House to explain the financial negotiation heard on the tape.

nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“It’s also dangerous to know that an Italian party has a contract of collaboration with a foreign state,” he added in an interview.

Two former prime ministers from the Democratic Party also called on Wednesday for an official inquiry.
nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
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💰Banks, Farage, Bannon & Trump

Banks’s affairs have also fallen under scrutiny outside the U.K. Banks, Wigmore, and Farage came to public attention in the U.S. shortly after the 2016 elections.
#Brexit #2016Election
newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
🔑In London, few days after they were photographed with Trump outside of Trump Tower Banks and Wigmore again met with Yakovenko the Russian Ambassador, detailing their meeting with Trump & passing on contact info for members of Trump’s transition team.
newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
🔑Yakovenko was expelled from the US as a Soviet spy in 1986.
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💰Arron Banks - Panama Papers

Offshore secrets of Brexit backer Arron Banks revealed in Panama Papers
The British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar emerge as key locations in the affairs of Arron Banks, who spent £7.5m funding Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU campaign group ahead of the Brexit referendum on 23 June.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
The Panama Papers show that Banks is a shareholder of PRI Holdings Limited, which Panamanian-based Mossack Fonseca set up as an offshore company in 2013.
PRI Holdings is based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a UK offshore territory & int’l tax haven.
theguardian.com/world/2016/oct…
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‼️VoteLeave: Electoral Fraud?

VoteLeave, the official referendum campaign that was partly funded with taxpayers’ money, looks to have committed what may be one of the biggest incidents of electoral fraud in Britain in more than a century
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
Compelling evidence provided by Shahmir Sanni, a Vote Leave whistleblower, Gavin Millar, a QC at Matrix Chambers, an expert in electoral law, told us that this was of a scale and seriousness that simply hasn’t been seen in Britain in modern times.
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
📌The investigation into VoteLeave is just one of a number of ongoing inquiries into potential crimes.

Many of which were facilitated by new technology.

👉🏼Facebook. Because – and this is the key point – this is an election that took place in darkness.
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
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‼️Nigel Farage & TeamTrump

#Brexit2016Elex Thread 2

Nigel Farage has done more than any politician in a generation to yank British politics to the hard, nationalist right.

He is one of the most dangerous demagogues Britain has ever seen.
nytimes.com/2019/05/28/opi…
Today 6/4/19 Farage slips into US ambassador’s house for secret meeting with Donald Trump
thesun.co.uk/news/9222193/n…
📌Today 6/4/19: Farage suggests cutting the British government out of trade negations and said will establish a delegation of industrialists & establish trade talks directly with Trump Administration

#AWFDY? #MobMove
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A #German perspective:
I'm from the generation of Germans who asked our grandparents how they could have allowed #Hitler to rise up and did what he did. 1/
Until five years ago I had spent my life genuinely believing that there was something wrong with the German psyche which allowed us as a nation to be duped by this evil man and his ideology. And a certain amount of guilt about that has never left me. 2/
Since #Trump & #Farage I know that wasn't true. I've seen how easily masses can be swayed & turned against others. All it takes is a disillusioned population, a charismatic populist claiming to be a man (or woman presumably) of the ppl, and a minority grp to blame & scapegoat 3/
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Have you heard of #Hotelling’s Law? In a two party system, it says that you get most votes by minimising the political distance between the parties. It’s worked well in the past, but it’s about to bring an end to both #Labour and the #Tory party. 1/n
uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/id…
Hotelling’s law worked really well for Tony #Blair. #Thatcher had moved the Tory party to the right, so #NewLabour had an opportunity to increase its vote share by also moving rightwards. 2/n
Politics had shifted. Both parties held broadly similar policies. Blair’s political stance, although to the left of Thatcher’s, was much further right than any Labour leader previously (or since). Labour was able to capture ground that the Tories had left unguarded. 3/n
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Perché la sconfitta dei laburisti alle #ElezioniEuropee è forse più grave della catastrofe dei conservatori, perché il Brexit Party non è un fuoco di paglia e perché il No Deal è sempre più vicino
Se siete ancora svegli, ecco un mio thread lungo ma spero esaustivo (THREAD IN ITA)
1. La disfatta dei conservatori era risaputa, dopo il disastro del governo May sulla Brexit. Molti elettori sono passati al Brexit Party ma molti di essi sono “recuperabili” se la Brexit viene portata a compimento. Il problema vero ora è il Labour, anche se ha preso più voti.
2. Il Labour è riuscito a perdere roccaforti del nord industriale come Leeds e Wigan, zone del Galles dove dominava da quasi un secolo, è scomparso in Scozia, spodestato dai libdem nella “Mecca” Londra e qui ha capitolato addirittura nella circoscrizione di Corbyn, Islington.
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