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In the grand arc of Farage's political career, today marks an important moment

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Until now, a key part of his rhetoric has been based on the argument that none of the other parties offer an acceptable EU policy, tapping into wider discontents with politics and disconnection with elites

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Sure, that meant a long time standing on the edge of the debate, chipping away at CON internal tensions, but ultimately it brought him to a much more consequential level of importance in the 2010s

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1461 days - quite an anniversary: #onthisday 4 years ago I decided that, as a result of the Tory #GE2015 election victory, I would abandon my "no politics on Twitter" rule and stand up publicly for what I believe in. It may only have been with a Twibbon at first, but ... 1/
As you can see from the measly two likes, I didn't quite have the platform I have now at the time 🤣 But clearly those two, @RichardToye & @HelenRBarton, deserve a special nod for liking it at the time! Yay. 2/
I hope it won't be another 1461 days until things improve, but if that is what it will take to make things better, then all I can say is: bring it on 💪✊ 3/3
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Which party has the oldest average age of MPs? THREAD
First off, we must thank-you all. We launched a poll on Monday expecting maybe 500 responses maximum. Instead we had a whopping three-thousand-two-hundred-and-thirty votes on our Twitter poll.

That’s ridiculous.
We asked you which party you thought had the oldest average age of MPs.

Most of you, 66%, thought it was the @Conservatives, then the @LibDems (15%), then @UKLabour (14%), with the @theSNP coming in last with (5%).

I bet the SNP are feeling fairly youthful right about now.
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In their own words: How @facebook enabled the @Conservatives to win a majority on 37% of the vote in #GE2015... thanks to targeted online ads and a broken voting system.

facebook.com/business/succe…
"Facebook provided the Conservatives with the means to reach the people that mattered: key demographics in marginal constituencies."

The implication that the rest of us didn't matter is correct. Our First Past the Post voting system means most votes don't affect the result.
That's why some political parties and shady online forces regard contact with people outside the key marginals as "wasted impressions".

Apparently, Facebook can even tell if you're visiting, rather than living in, a key seat - so adverts can be saved for people who "matter".
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