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In view of #DeniedMyVote in #EU19 this article demonstrating that the problem has been brewing for some time is a must read.

The system is creaking at the seams.

It has been long known that updating & maintaining an accurate register is the biggest issue theconversation.com/european-elect…
2/. There are may be problems in electoral administration in the UK, but impersonation fraud is not one of them.

Electoral Commission data show that, while there were 266 allegations of electoral fraud in the 2018 local elections, there had been only 1 conviction and 2 cautions
3/. – and none for impersonating another voter.

That from a register of c 21.5 million people.
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Some live-tweeting of this #2yrsArticle50 panel on the Art.50 negotiations
.@JenniferMerode notes that there's no-one from the UK gvt, but hopes that if there's someone in the audience, they can stick up their hands in the Q&A
.@StefaanDeRynck opens with some comments on process to date
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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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that Theresa May EUCO track record in full:

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Ahead of this week's trip to Brussels, let's recall how previous meetings with the other Heads of Gvt/State of the EU27 have gone

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First one post-election to PM was Oct 2016.

A v.brief opportunity to set out plans, w/o much impact

theguardian.com/politics/2016/…

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Switched on Parl TV.

@sarahwollaston on cracking form. She came back as quick as a tack reminding @timloughton that he appears to have difficulty in identifying who is the patient, he having suggested that when it came to informed consent that the EU was the patient.
2/ @JustineGreening and @YvetteCooperMP are both right about how the public view many of the speeches and the appalling braying that they seem to think is OK.

Despair. Disgust. Losing the will to live maybe suggests a state of mind far more supine than mine

Contempt is closer
3/. An entirely out of order SIR John Hayes had a poke at the “Remain élite” and including DR Sarah Wollaston (from a humble background) in that category for suggesting a #PV...he trying to pretend that he is not part of the very élite that has driven this.
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I hope that this extraordinary story from Canada means what I think it means, @csiscanada.

Godspeed, Moosecom. #FVEY vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/b-c-legislatur…
Let me say that the Clerk, Mr. James, was embezzling expenses during 2011 when he was in charge of elections.

He traveled unnecessarily.

The men have not been told why they are being investigated. That suggests it's more than graft. globalnews.ca/news/4693330/b…
Does anybody know if this Gary Lenz and this Gary Lenz formerly of AGT are the same person (I'm not suggesting they are, just asking?) haaretz.com/1.5034022
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While we kick up our heels, waiting for stuff to come out of the Tunnel, here's a thought or two on the basic dynamic of Art.50:

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The underlying issue in this negotiation has been that the party who triggered it - the UK - did so without a firm plan and strategic intention in place, and has continued to fail to create such a plan or intention

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To be more precise, there was a decision in #EUref to leave the EU, but no consensus about why that decision was taken

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This was always going to be the issue with another referendum: fundamental disagreement about explicit and implicit purpose of the exercise

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Part of success of #PeoplesVote agt was saying that it was about democracy/legitimacy of the outcome

Fine, but subtext of reopening #EUref was always going to be there

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Thus two different things:

- getting buy-in to terms of WA/PD
- getting revocation back on the table

Two rather different audiences, and requiring two different sets of Qs in vote, so unavoidable unwinding

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So, another odd day for Brexit (and not over yet). Chance has meant being away from cutting edge takes, so let's see how it looks from a (small) distance:

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Exits of Davis and Johnson don't intrinsically change UK position in Art.50. Chequers is still in place, White Paper still in final prep for Thurs, plus shift of negotiations to No.10 means there's still much momentum in system

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If matters stop here, then EU will work on 'as normal' basis, albeit with a new face popping up in BRX from time to time

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Let's think about the Brexit impact of Windrush/Rudd:

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(to be clear, this isn't the most important aspect of it all, but Rudd's resignation does make for more of a connection)

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Let's start w Rudd herself.

Her resignation causes assorted Brexit headaches for May/CONs

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Some notes from @whatukthinks speech at #BrexitPolling, despite his summary containing most of it: bit.ly/2DP69f5
Ppl a bit more economically pessimistic than post #EUref and some more concern, but not huge shifts
However, bigger shifts on quality of final deal, esp post #GE17, w falls in confidence
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1. Thread on my experience in a previous life as a Cameron Conservative. This will be a little long, but i hope interesting.
2. Conservative Future at the time (2009) wasn't what it became later. It was a place where Liberals could find a home and campaign.
3. It was - with Ben Howlett as chair - modern & progressive with sensible policies on climate change, marriage for all etc.
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