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Today is the last day of @FFsake_ as we know it.

Two years ago, @AmandaCC92, @Jason_Arthur & @Just_RichardB met in a pub.

None of them could've dreamed the heights that #FFS scaled from it's humble beginnings.
Our mission was simple - to mobilise the talents and passions of young people from all backgrounds, across the UK - to hold the Government to account and deliver a #FinalSay Referendum.

Ultimately, we weren't successful - but we're so proud of everything our activists achieved:
🔥 Mobilising thousands of young people to take political action.

📺Getting hundreds of diverse & under-represented voices heard in our media.

📢 Influencing every opposition political party and leading politicians to support a #FinalSay
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A thread looking back on some of the things
the @RemainerNow campaign did beyond our social media platforms in 2019. We may have failed in our battle for a
#FinalSay to #StopBrexit but we did our best and it was made possible by many
of you who supported us in many ways.

In January, just before the first vote on1May’s Withdrawal Agreement, we set up our third #RemainerNow goes to parliament event to meet cross party MPs (previous in April and October 2018). Here was @ChrisOram1990 just before we went

We spent a good couple of hours with various MPs at different times. Here was the gang with @Anna_Soubry at the end.
(although the tweet below wrongly says Dan Carden was there instead of @darrenpjones ). Thanks to all who supported

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Tory Landslide, Progressives Split | Datapraxis

This is fascinating. Whilst 700k-800k 2027 Lab Leave voters switched to Tory, 1.2 mill Lab Remain voters switched to remain parties.

So did 200k-250k Lab Leave voters. Bregretters?…
2/ “Both of these switcher groups had very negative opinions of Jeremy Corbyn.Both Datapraxis research and other studies find that this is the most significant factor in Labour’s decline; the Opinium finding that a lack of trust in Corbyn’s leadership was the main factor”
3/. Including the c300k Labour Remainers who voted Conservative. They are first and foremost Corbynsceptics @wesstreeting
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My apology to the 14m Tory voters

Sorry, that I've failed to reach you. I've twittered like hell since June '16 to warn you about the effect of subtle lies planted on you computer and smartphone screens, hoping Twitter would be a good platform for my message.

Sorry, I was wrong
Sorry, 14m Tory voters, that the songs I wrote to transfer my message lightly weren't funny enough to reach you.

Sorry that I couldn't prevent you from becoming turkeys voting for Christmas.

Sorry for declaring you 'not my friends'. It's extremely likely we could be friends.
If only I could have reached you & spent enough time with you for you to know that I'm a good guy, a realist, an experienced observer, a fact checker, a fighter against lies & cheating, an expert in IT & social media, not some crazy prophet of doom & negativity.

We 'd be friends
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Dear me how some Labour acolytes try to set off ridiculous rumours.

This is where Ed was saying LD, if faced with a minority Tory Gov would vote on an issue by issue basis to achieve a #FinalSay.

As would Labour if it wants to survive a GE
NOT voting for PV would be cretinous
What does he think Labour would do?

Sit on their arses and not vote for one and the finances to support it and the essential legislation to shore up our creaking Electoral machinery?

They will abstain?

Of course they won’t. They would be wiped out (& rightly so) in a GE
Ed DAVEY a few days before this interview.

“If either of them form a minority government, as is possible, we will vote issue by issue ... that will force any government to come to the centre to be more moderate.”

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THREAD: Here we are again. Staring into the electoral abyss. A majority in this country want a #FinalSay. A majority in this country want broadly progressive politics. But we’re silenced, held hostage by our electoral system, by tribalism, by sheer democratic immaturity. ~AA 1/
I had to explain our political system to a group of international first-time voters tonight. It was illuminating. I was embarrassed to answer their questions. Embarrassed to explain typical turnout rates to someone whose friends died for the right to vote. ~AA 2/
Embarrassed to explain to a young woman from Bangladesh why her vote would probably not count for anything in either of the two constituencies she could register. Embarrassed to explain to them why someone can be elected with, in some cases 20-odd percent support. ~AA 3/
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Are you voting from overseas? (Apologies to the disenfranchised).
If so, please make sure that you are still registered, as your registration only lasts for one year.
Step 1: Register to vote…
Once your registration has been accepted, apply for a proxy vote. You can apply initially online but you will then need to send the completed form by post to UK, so please allow enough time.
Step 2: Apply for a Proxy vote…
Once you have organised a proxy to vote for you, review tactical voting sites in order to select the best candidate to #GTTO #StopBrexit secure a #FinalSay referendum. You may need to hold your nose & put party loyalties aside.
Step 3: Vote tactically…
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As the leading anti-Brexit org @BestforBritain isn’t under the People's Vote umbrella. We are an independent, cross-party group.

We value independence, it helps maintain focus and is why we politely declined to merge with other groups. Our goal is to #StopBrexit by any democratic means.

Events at People's Vote will be upsetting and frustrating for staff. We hope the issues are resolved quickly, allowing them to re-focus on their goal: THE #FinalSay on Brexit.

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Please share with friends, family, democratic leavers

Everything you've been told about #Brexit is a lie.

It is not the will of the people, and it is your duty as a citizen to oppose and reject it
So we can build NHS, schools, our future.
There are hysterical myths that fly around Brexit.

You prefer the facts.

Bookmark this thread. Use it as a resource. Share the evidence.

Help urgently with the message we must oppose the cries of "will of the people". Their last "argument".

Let's look at the Brexit Tyrannies
Tyranny 1. The Brexits.

Whatever Brexit was in 2016, it's now unrecognisable. #FBPE

None of the 2016 promises delivered. None of the consequences has consent.

This evidence? We can compare all the 2016 promises against the deals. Detail in the thread.

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Remainers we're told, don't respect the 2016 vote

Bull Sh1T

We can prove comprehensively that is a BIG, an EPIC GOEBBELS LIE

It is BREXITERS who do not respect the result & have not honoured the Will of the People

BorisBrexit is a complete UK sell out. Manipulated "Brexit"
Proof to #StopBrexit
Vote Leave Official Campaign 2016
EVERY claim scored
Across all the Brexits.
Cast iron 2016 evidence to determine consent.

Many died defending Democracy. Ours was stolen by people shouting Democracy, meaning Tyranny.

We need to take it back #FBPE
Results⏬ if they do this, steal a vote, manipulate it, then sell it as freedom...

...they will do it again and again and again

Our demand
Deliver the promise of 2016 or put their abomination to #FinalSay

We #brexitresist, like HongKong until they do

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On the 19th October 2019 we travelled from Cheshire on trains coaches and automobiles for a #PeopleVoteMarch to demand a chance to have a say on this #brexitshambles which threatens our jobs, our families, our rights and freedoms /thread

We had a little song song on the way to pass the time on the road #singingtoremain
We assembled before joining the march. As we walked through the streets of our capital city we were cheered and smiled at and given the thumbs up. #FinalSay
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There is no compromise for #remain in this brexit deal. For MPs who think it will bring people together once again they are indulging in sheer fantasy. The compromise is between a hard brexit and a slightly less hard brexit, all being harder than Mays WA which was pretty hard.
The people who have yapped on for 3 years about EEA Norway etc have completely wasted their breath. As soon as Mays red lines were drawn this option was out of the picture. If labour MPs think this deal is right they are doing a great disservice to the country.
The biggest Pro EU movement in Europe is not going to disband if brexit is imposed without at the very least a chance for people to have a voice at the ballot box ON. THE DEAL. #Leave have completely ignored #remainers concerns for 3 years.
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20 February 2016:

"Justice Secretary Michael Gove has said Britain would be "freer, fairer and better off outside the EU"."

"Four other cabinet ministers - Iain Duncan Smith, Chris Grayling, John Whittingdale and Theresa Villiers - have signed up to the Leave campaign."
"By leaving the EU we can take control. Indeed, we can show the rest of Europe the way to flourish."

Operation Yellowhammer comes to mind!!!

Perhaps Gove would care to review his statement he made in 2016 - to convince voters to vote to leave EU!
"Instead of grumbling and complaining about the things we can't change and growing resentful and bitter, we can shape an optimistic, forward-looking and genuinely internationalist alternative to the path the EU is going down."

Austerity is the 'political choice' of Tory Party!
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In @thetimesscot, a new @TheIFS report shows the economy is £60bn smaller than forecast because of #Brexit and shockingly ranks our economic prospects higher under a Labour-led government. 1/
"The public finances have deteriorated substantially" and a 'no deal' Brexit would necessitate huge fiscal stimulus seeing the national debt soar to 90% of GDP, wrecking our own government borrowing rules. 2/
The report shows current Conservative spending plans almost match the level of Labour's 2017 #magicmoneytree manifesto and "the government is now adrift without any effective fiscal anchor" 3/
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YouGov: More than twice as many people say the public rather than MPs should decide whether Britain quits the EU if Boris Johnson fails to get a new Brexit deal

52% say there should be a #FinalSay c 23% who think MPs should decide
25% : “don’t know”.…
2/ Critically “By a clear 41 to 27 per cent margin, Leave voters want a referendum, rather than MPs, to settle the matter if there is no deal.”

YouGov interviewed 1,620 adults in Britain between September 29 and 30. Data are weighted.”

WHY does Johnson and MPs not want that?
3/. Because it is MPs that keeps failing to look the hard facts in the eye.
I/ This is very very difficult.
II/ Not deliverable without a lot of harm.
III/ Yes. YES MPs have to look at the fact that they have failed miserably to secure our elections and must do so first.
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Corbyn's personal neutrality gambit in a #FinalSay referendum - how we get there is follow the red route in this flowchart. Here's how I've been told it goes, if it goes right 1/...
2/ First off, if Johnson gets defeated in the Supreme Court is a bonus but not decisive. The real action is when Parliament returns. Vote of no confidence followed by interim goverment. Who is PM is irrelevant. EU signalling they will accept and Norway +/- type political dec ....
3/ Then we go straight to an election: there's not enough support in this HoC for a second referendum before election - that's just a fact despite ex-Tory converts...
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Can we have a Labour #Brexit reality check please?
1) lot of good people getting themselves all bent out of shape on the #LibDems policy of #RevokeA50 without really absorbing that this is all about Labour zigzagging on a #FinalSay

It's Corbyn's fault for demanding a GE!
2) a reminder of recent history.

Anti #Brexit/no deal groups focused on a #PeoplesVote 2 years ago. Labour conference last year tried to push Corbyn into an unambiguous PV stance with a ton of CLPs putting motions forward - they were sidelined
3) the Labour powers that be morphed 100s of "we want a PV" motions into "we want a GE, if we can't get that, we look at other options, one of which might be a PV"

This happened - and it allowed Corbyn to fuck about for 2 years
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It's now painfully clear and beyond any doubt: 1. That the sunny, cost-free, easy-access uplands, posited by the Brexit cult, are mendacious fantasy. 2. That the ever-growing costs, downsides and consequences of Brexit are very real and intellectually indisputable.
We may tire of confronting the undisputed opportunity costs* of #Brexit #CatastrophUK (c.£130bn so far, rising at c.£1.2bn weekly) but our *GDP *Currency *Property Values *Stock Market *Govt Borrowing *Ongoing #Brexodus (ref: @uk_domain_names) combine to drag the UK backwards.
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In these deeply serious times, we need grown up politics that puts country before party. The single most important thing in this byelection was to put party politics aside, and deliver a pro-Remain MP for Brecon and Radnorshire. #BreconandRadnor 1/
That is why @Plaid_Cymru decided not to stand a candidate in the #BreconAndRadnor byelection - because we believed that to be the right thing to do in the Welsh national interest. 2/
I am proud that the leadership shown by @Plaid_Cymru in creating a spirit of cooperation between pro-Remain parties has led to the election of @DoddsJane as the new MP for Brecon and Radnorshire. #BreconandRadnor 3/
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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😢
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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No matter how we ask the question, we keep coming to the same predictable conclusion:
The public are divided on how to resolve Brexit - BMG Research...

But #RevokeA50 has the highest NET approval when -be score subtracted from +ve.
I think it is fair to say that if you take the #FinalSay+ve scores it is reasonable to assume that all or nearly all support Remain.

I think Remain is looking solid. I don’t think you can assume the same on the Leave options.
But when given less nuanced choices Leave No Deal was the single most popular choice.

Slightly puzzled about the thinking behind this given the outcomes in tweet 2 diagram, that suggests otherwise.
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In order to mark 3 years since the disastrous EU referendum, our group was out campaigning on the streets of #chester for the whole weekend. We wanted to speak to residents and visitors about what #brexit issues were on their mind.
It was a busy weekend as our action weekend coincided with the Midsummer Watch Parade so the streets were very busy with residents and visitors. We had our new banners to show off. Say no to No-deal. We have the best deal.
So what was the vibe? Well I have several conversations reported to me. One couple from Ellesmere Port had voted leave but are #RemainerNow. They made the excellent point that 6 years ago nobody was bothered about the EU so why was it suddenly made a problem?
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Exceptional times; exceptional measures

Today I’m calling for backbenchers to form a coalition Govt of National Unity, short term for ONE POLICY

...a people’s vote to give a #FinalSay on the biggest political decision of our lifetimes.

Our country is divided and what motivated many to vote Leave in 16 are now admitted to be lies: no job losses, £350m wk to #NHS, easy trade deals etc.

Polls now say we’re a Remain country; the wafer thin mandate of 2016 advisory poll is over

When facts change; minds change
To my backbencher colleagues...

You MUST prevent an incoming Tory leader proroguing parliament and forcing a no-deal Brexit.

Do not put #PartyAboveCountry
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On #Brexit, these #EUelections2019 show that, if a political party stands in the middle of the road, it gets squashed. That‘s what I predicted when I resigned from Government last year. And it’s what has happened to @Conservatives and @UKLabour
So what next? If the purpose of government is to follow the will of the people (at any cost), the only politically viable Brexit is a hard one (WTO etc). But neither major political party will get a Westminster majority by delivering Hard Brexit without explicit public consent
And forget any soft Brexit. It’s not politically viable (for the record, I’ve always held that it’s the worst of both worlds) and anyone thinking we get further concessions from the @EU_Commission by playing hardball is living in cuckoo land. The WA is it, take it or leave it
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