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In Scotland there’s a political party called the SNP. They are a Scottish political party based in Scotland.

They have, for a long time, made it clear they feel Scotland would be better off independent from the U.K.
In recent times they have campaigned on the issue of independence and made it clear that a vote for them is a vote for Scottish Independence. At the #GE19 they win 80% of the seats in Scotland.
Other parties in Scotland campaigned against independence and said a vote for them would be a vote for the Union. Those parties lost many of their seats. From the result of that election it’s clear there is a strong appetite for Independence.
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1/5 #FakeViews

#labour I'm worried
I need you to find your way to electability.
That doesn't start with reality denial.

1. Total seats lost due to LD/SNP competition - 60
Biggest issue, not even discussed.
2. Socialism/corbynism marketing problem bigger than #Brexit⏬ ignored.
2/5 #FakeViews

3. Our policies wern't good. An incoherent mess that none of us understood or could communicate

4. Everything #Blair did was wrong. So we actively refuse to do stuff that's right, just because he did it

5. We have no strategy or forward dream. FTMNTF is vacuous.
3/5 #FakeViews
#Brexit was a disaster. But not at #GE19, because we didn't build a position on #brexit for three years. #labour creates strategy.
It can't dodge it.

7. We have a core hydra of people centrally who are staying the same...major problem.

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This may seem like a "told you so". It's not. It's more of a "please let's learn from our mistakes as #Labour tries to rebuild itself.

I sent out countless warnings like this months before #GE19, they all fell on deaf ears.

We need leaders who can ally, not stubborn obsessives.
I also sent out these

Also not a I told you so, also a please learn #labour

Other parties can be useful to you, reach people you cannot.
In fact you've only ever lost when you've tried to squeeze them.

Back to 1900 tories don't win. Progressives lose.

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Seems that the latest #BashCorbyn frenzy is 'why doesn't he apologise?'

So:

I want an apology from every member of the 2016 'Chicken Coup'.

I want an apology for all those members expelled for spurious reasons during the 2016 leadership election. 1/4
I want an apology from every LAB MP/'grand olde' spokes(wo)man who ever insulted a member.

I want an apology from every MP/party member who has ever told a lie about Jeremy Corbyn.

I want an apology from every MP/LPC/Councillor who didn't get fully behind the... 2/4
.... #GE17 or #GE19 Manifestos.

I want an apology from everyone who has pushed in the last two years for LAB to be a/the 'Remain' Party (I voted Remain).

I want an apology from every MP who credits only themselves for wins and blames only Corbyn for losses. 3/4
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Here goes with long thread on where I am following #GE19 result

Writing as a missive directed at @MattHartley100,only as we've sparred on here many a time & you've accused me of being undemocratic etc, but could easily be writing to @BorisJohnson (not that he'd pay any attn)
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I've had the immense pleasure of meeting & standing alongside countless #FBPE proEU ppl who have spend the last 3yrs fighting to #StopBrexit

We've posted, tweeted, signed petitions, held vigils, run street stalls, spoken to the public on the doorstep & marched in our millions
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I did this,not bcos I don't believe in democracy,but I did not see 2016 result of advisory ref as mandate for where we'd gotten to

Whether it was non specific details of what type of exit the public wanted,lies told on both sides (easiest deal vs project fear) or law breaking
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Wrote this @IrishTimesOped.
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Here's a summary + supporting evidence in the form of a **Mighty Thread** using @ARK_info data πŸ“Š & work with @BenRosher [πŸ™Œ].

Right so.
Do public opinion, #GE19 & #Brexit make a United Ireland inevitable? 🧐

TL;DR: No.
1/ irishtimes.com/opinion/northe…
@IrishTimesOpEd @ARK_info @BenRosher Reason why DUP is under pressure isn't due to a general β€˜greening’ of NI electorate nor down to any fabled β€˜pan-nationalist front’.

They lost because of a pro-#Remain vote coming from unionist voters as well as nationalist ones
+ those who don't identity with either. #Neither
2/
@IrishTimesOpEd @ARK_info @BenRosher @CathalPMc & I argued: "to be Neither Unionist nor Nationalist does not automatically mean you vote for an β€˜alternative’ or middle ground party such as Alliance."
journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.117…

Neithers vote across the spectrum & –more notably– many don’t vote at all
...Until #GE19?
3/
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The people saying that the election result proves social media is not reflective of the nation do not understand social media.

Short thread.

#GE19
They think it's a smart point to make - loads of people on Twitter liked Labour and Labour were thrashed which means social media was wrong and did not reflect some mythical "real" UK.
Firstly, Twitter is not all of social media. Secondly, your experience of social media is not all of social media. There are hundreds of millions of people on social media - of course all views are represented there. It's just that you don't see them.
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THREAD: no final victory, no final defeat.

There has never been such an all pervasive, coordinated, underhand operation to rig an election as occurred with #GE19
The huge strides achieved by Corbyn since he began Labour's long overdue journey back to the left must continue. 1/
It is quite phenomenal that he's achieved so much, with that cloud of arrows blocking out the sun, many from his own inherited set of Blairite charlatans. Thru wave after wave of despicable sabotage he stood strong. They questioned his mettle, he never, ever stumbled. Granite. 2/
What made this happen was not the antisemitism smears concocted by Israeli assets like Shai Masot, nor the hack journo stream of bullshit about IRA support, or faking train problems or not liking poppies enough, all of that could've been surpassed. It was PV wot done it. 3/
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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ It's Election Day in the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
As Tom gloriously displayed on his guitar this year... FUCK BORIS! So to celebrate exactly 10 years since Killing In The Name shocked the UK to become the No.1 single, let's tactically kick Boris OUT of power. To do this in a UK election... (1/9)
πŸ“Aberavon to Bridgend (2/9)
...you may need to #VoteTactically depending on where in the country you vote. Here's a definitive list of all the 'seats' and what the best vote would be to stop a Tory candidate winning it. If enough do this, Boris Johnson CAN be kicked out of power
πŸ“Bridgwater & W to Dartford (3/9)
So let's celebrate @RATM being No.1 a decade ago by removing Johnson from No.10

Find your nearest polling station and any last minute seat updates here: tacticalvote.co.uk

"some of those that vote Boris, are the same in Trump's office"
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More reminders.

#Kensington. Vote Labour tomorrow. Here's why.

I see the appeal of lib dems. I want to vote for Sam.

But he has shifted remain votes from lab to lib not con.

That's the sort of outcome we don't need.

Vote #labour and @emmadentcoad tomorrow in #Kensington.
The recriminations between #labour and #libdems on splitting votes go way back before #GE19 - but check my timeline - I've been constructive advocting cooperation.

I don't care who has done what to the other.

I care if we all lose. I'm objective.

Not least because I'm prepared to change my view as we get new data.

At the start of the campaign, I advocated for Lib Dems in #Kensington. @emmadentcoad
Is a good MP, but data said libs had a better chance.

Now, on the most credible data we have, voting LD = tory win here.
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And just one more point. Take a look at the gender breakdown of current voting intention. Here's one example. Survation had a 15-point lead for the Conservatives in their last poll. Here's how it broke:
Men: 51/24 Con/Lab (+27 Con lead)
Women: 38/38 Con/Lab (tied)
#GE19
Deltapoll had an 11-point Tory lead in their last poll. This is how it broke:
Men: 48/27 Con/Lab (+21 Con lead)
Women: 41/38 Con/Lab (+3 Con lead)
#GeneralElection2019
YouGov had an 11-point Tory lead in their last VI poll. This is how it broke:
Men: 44/29 Con/Lab (+15 Con lead)
Women: 41/37 Con/Lab (+4 Con lead)
#GeneralElection2019
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[Thread]1/ This one is about the fake news claiming that a sick boy on the floor of a hospital in leeds was staged by his mother. We know the story is real, Dr Yvette Oade, chief medical officer at Leeds even apologised bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
2/ Firstly, the bots and sock puppet accounts are on the case on Twitter. As you can see, an identical tweet claiming the mother staged the photo was circulated on Twitter. It's literally copied and pasted, and the accounts are targeting it at various influencers
3/ Even more alarming is on Facebook. The exact same tweet is mentioned on dozens of fairly dodgy looking FB accounts. What's more, is that some of these posts are pasted into groups where they get liked and commented on, often by people who seem to believe it ... #bbcqt
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#Scotland #Scexit & #GE19 Polling update #Thread
Tories continue 2 strengthen their support 2 their highest level yet, with Labour support building again. The SNP has dropped below 40%, this bodes well for Unionist #TacticalVoting & should minimize any claimed SNP seat growth 1/7
The UK national picture shows Tories leading the pack, still outpacing the Labour recovery. Clearly the LibDems & the rest are falling by the wayside. At 43.5% the Tories best month is December & peaking at the critical time. 2/7
In Scotland, we've had the latest #Scexit poll, which shows support for #Scexit still woefully short of nationalists aspirations, with a clear majority of support for our Union & with undecideds falling away, great for the Union. 3/7
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Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth)
Received donations totalling Β£64,500 from Russian Kremlin Oligarchs Alexander Temerko & Chernukin
Security Minister. #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GE19
Robert Buckland (South Swindon)
Founder member of the Conservative Friends of Russia in 2012. Received donation of Β£5,000 from Kremlin-linked Oligarch Alexander Temerko in 2015. #ReleaseTheRussianReport
Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley) Founder member of the Conservative Friends of Russia 2012 Supporter of Vote Leave & Leave means Leave. #ReleaseTheRussianReport
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In nearly every major riot over the last 40 years, Corbyn has either supported the rioters or castigated the police.

For example Corbyn campaigned for the 'rioters' who in 2009 attacked Downing St & the Israeli embassy. 1/10

Of course Corbyn himself was at this event and was one of the rabble-rousers who spurred on the crowd. 2

During the 1994 Hyde Park riots, Corbyn who had chaired the demo said:

"The police deliberately charged the demonstrators"

And "blamed police incompetence for the way in which the demonstration erupted into violence." 3
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Boris Johnson plans to win #GE19 by focusing on what he sees as his trump card - immigration - during the last campaign days. Do not dismiss this: anti-immigrant rhetoric still holds enormous power. This will have an impact. We have to stand up to this! [Sunday Times front page]
As an aside I have to note that I find all this truly tragic. I spent the last 3+ years arguing that we need a progressive debate about FoM and immigration. I effectively begged the main pro-EU group to help with that. I warned that failing to have this debate would backfire.
We can now watch that 'backfire', as it were. I would much rather have been wrong, but I see the power that xenophobic dog-whistling still holds every day. And so does Boris Johnson. That is why he has chosen to focus on immigration in the final days of #GE19 campaigning.
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I spent some time today out of London talking to what politicians call, "the common voter".

ie. My family, their friends at a party πŸ˜‚

All worried about #GE19
In a marginal

Saw 2 big swing groups πŸ”„ that we are failing to reach

FOR RECOMMENDATIONS SKIP TO END. SEGMENTS NEXT
βœ… 1 Used to be Tory πŸ”„
"Natural 1 nation Conservatives" angry and confused. They refuse to elect ERG/Boris, they're spitting.

I've never seen a tory lady of a certain age spit. Not nice.

The anger and contempt for their previous party incredible. "Wreckers" is their name.
βœ… 2 UtbT πŸ”„
Lab don't be happy.
They won't vote for Corbyn ever, and they fear McDonnell more. "The architect, the real communist who wants to break it all".

Oddly entitled tho. Find labour scary, but demand attention "why didn't they find someone electable we could vote for"
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Snow: "Do you regret the thousands of pounds you took off the Iran state broadcaster when working for them?"

Corbyn: "I took part in some programmes on Press TV, I stopped doing anything with Press TV when they dealt with the elections in the way they did."

Liar.

#GE19 1/13
The election in Iran were in June 2009. Corbyn in fact only STARTED working for the Iranians state in June 2009.

And rather than stop working for them, actually continued to work for them for 3 more years. 2
Some presenters did indeed quit Press TV in June '09, like Nick Ferrari.

Corbyn did cancel a show as the news broke, but like George Galloway and Lauren Booth continued to be paid by the Iranians and promote their twisted propaganda, as they oppressed their people. 3
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How it is possible that @BorisJohnson is being investigated in the USA for potentially being compromised but nobody in the United Kingdom including the #bbcqt #media #Police have investigated this #crime #Brexit the #GeneralElection is days away #ReleaseTheRussianReport
The intrigue over a 'buried' probe into Russian spying deepened last night amid claims in security circles that it contains references to blackmail fears concerning Boris Johnson. #ReleaseTheRussianReport
One expert witness, who gave evidence to the ISC inquiry, has claimed privately to friends that he believes Boris Johnson was 'compromised' by a Russian businessman on a foreign trip in 2016
This is getting crazier 😱 #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GeneralElection2019 #GetJohnsonGone
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@bbcquestiontime @IBlackfordSNP Thank you so much for speaking up for #50swomen #waspi. Β£271-400billion was taken out of the NI FUND as treasury stopped paying in their share around time of bank crash. More than enough to provide decent pensions #NHS & benefit funding.
Govts chose NOT to do this @davidhencke
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Even during the cold war, Corbyn wanted Britain out of NATO. [Daily Express 8 June 1987, p. 5]

Unsurprising if you consider his views on the Soviet Union, NATO and the cold war.

We are not safe under Corbyn. 1/10
Corbyn: 'British foreign policy has been a furious hatred, promulgated by the Government through the media, of the Soviet Union & of everything the Soviet Union does. [Hansard HC Deb 18 Jun 1986] 2
Corbyn: 'we are constantly fed a diet of pro-American propaganda from the Govt, through the newspapers & a diet of anti-Soviet propaganda.'

Did he want more Soviet propaganda? 3
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There's some war weariness creeping into this #GE19. That's understandable after 3 years.

Let me inject you with some virtual strength #FBPE. 5 tweets and 1 long view. Anyone can share that eh?

Injection 1
#GetBrexitDone was a brilliant nefarious lie. But people have woken up.
Injection 2.
And Tory Reseach shows them this is a problem which is why they're undermining their own brilliantly devious position.

It's broken. The question is, how quickly does it unravel.

For Theresa May, it was less time than we still have.

Injection 3.
And yes, it's disappointing some leaders in #Labour and #LibDems are playing a game of Mutual Self Destruction.

But YOU don't need to play.

Look to the grass roots. Do the same in your constituency, or join an existing initiative.

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@EHRC reports coming out soon. James Libson, representing the JLM, exploded the myth on R4 today that all had been dealt with. 70 DIFFERENT TESTIMONIES showing alleged leader’s office interference in cases, cases not dealt with and inappropriate ...1/3
...punishments (other cases had instant decisions but not AS ones). These double standards point to institutional antisemitism. Also alleged secret WhatsApp groups and info transferred by USBs. There are so many allegations in sworn ...2/3
Affidavits that it makes a convincing case. SWORN AFFIDAVITS FROM 70 PEOPLE. Chickens are coming home to roost. #NeverCorbyn #GE19 ...3/3
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πŸ—žπŸ’” Thread. Intro
Newspapers have distorted democracy by an order of magnitude larger than estimated.

A scam on 6 million leavers just fell into my lap.

There can be no doubt they were improperly influenced.

And in #Ge19 it's still going on
Get β˜• or 🍸. Long read. No ⌚
πŸ—žπŸ’”1/20

Most concerning for Democracy Boris? Russians? LeaveEU?

No. More obscure.

πŸ†ƒπŸ…·πŸ…΄ πŸ†‚πŸ†„πŸ…½
𝐓𝐇𝐄 π‚π”π‘πˆπŽπ”π’ 𝐂𝐀𝐒𝐄 πŽπ… πˆππ‚π€ππƒπ„π’π‚π„ππ“ (INC) π‹πˆπ†π‡π“ππ”π‹ππ’

It started with "What would Leavers celebrate with #Brexit?"

πŸ—žπŸ’”2/20
To save reading that thread I've attached the important thing - graph below.

I had intended to tweet about how few of these Brexiter desires were resolved leaving the EU

But then I noticed the 30% in Incandescent (INC) light bulbs. WTF.

6 million people scaled up
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