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We are now witnessing the final death throes not just of the May Government, but of the @Conservatives as we have come to know them: self-serving, self-obsessed, self-promoting, self-seeking, self-ish, self-destroying, Good riddance!
UK's electorate, especially our Youth, will severely punish @Conservatives at EVERY future ballot opportunity, Ad Infinitum! This process started with #GE2017 - but if it were re-run as #GE2018, they'd be right OUT! We demand a #PeoplesVote to stop this insanity and halt #Brexit!
In essence: The UK has kidded itself to believe that economic gravity can be defied. It can't. For people to be seriously misled in 2016 is bad enough; but for Blukip Mayhem & Co to NOW be leading them towards disaster in 2017/18, absent any #PeoplesVote, is totally unforgivable!
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I'm currently at this #Brexit conference in Copenhagen, where the British ambassador and several #DExEU officials will be on panels with representatives of Danish trade and security. It'll be very interesting to see what's said, especially in light of May's recent Munich speech.
And now that I'm not desperately trying to keep up with livetweeting it, I shall turn my mess of self-retweets into a proper thread. #Brexit #BrexitDK
acknowledges #Brexit will have challenges; emphasises no naïveté regarding "land of milk and honey". Refreshing sense of pragmatism; we'll see how #DExEU and DK reps present it.

#BrexitDK
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Oh my god, they think they've tried.
*HOW?*
No, seriously, this is going to be like the @iainmartin1 "re-education" thing, where I never let it go!
In what possible, baffling, insane world that Tory Brexiteers come to the conclusion that they've made best effort?
What do they point to?
The campaign, where they slurred every professional in the United Kingdom by claiming the UK public should just ignore our hard work?
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1. Worst national leadership in my lifetime forcing through the most damaging, misguided & missold policy I can remember. Ideology & vested self interest replace statesmanship, soundbites replace sound judgement & autocracy subverts democracy.
#Brexit harms us irreparably #FBPE
2. A flawed Leave campaign based on lies, deceit, disingenuity & over simplification & a #Remain one fought w/o any positivity from the Govt & no real commitment from Labour, whose leader was virtually AWOL, did no justice to #Brexit complexity & betrayed our democratic process.
3. A mere 37% of voters/26.5% of the Ppl voted leave in a legally Non-Binding test of public opinion which has been corrupted, on the basis of an illegitimate political promise & interpreted as being the irrefutable Will of the Ppl.
The 1st is insufficient to claim the latter!
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Let's put the myth that The @LibDems were "in bed with The Tories" TO BED (so to speak)...
We could have had a Lib-Lab-others coalition at #GE2010, had @UKLabour not been so stubborn during negotiations.

theguardian.com/politics/2010/…
What's eye-opening about Labour's sticking points, are that The #LibDems' plans they balked at, are utterly socialist... Extra spending for poorer students. Proportional representation. An increase in renewable energy. No tax for low earners. No compulsory ID cards...
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Among reasons for opposing Brexit is UK's unpreparedness for such a huge change! Unless we stop this now, the purported benefits may be less than pre-sold? and the warned downsides may well be worse? If either or both? our public finances could implode under self-imposed strain.
Consider UK's low productivity relative to our G20 peers - well publicised but poorly understood? Improving 'this' over a sustained period would surely have been preferable pre-requisite prior to anything as profound as Brexit!
Look at UK's ballooning national debt, which has 'more than quadrupled' since John Major left office in 1997. Ask any ordinary Jo if they'd fancy racking up such a huge mortgage? (ours is £2 trillion) before resigning a job to venture into business on their own!
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1/ Last week I was at @YorkUnion to debate with close Corbyn ally @DerbyChrisW “This house believes Corbyn’s Labour is the new Nasty Party.” I promised to post a report back. Bear with me on this thread as its not simple to tweet, but here goes...
2/ The debate went -
CW: "@UKLabour ‘s 500k members means Corbyn is validated"
My reply: "99% don't know your ulterior aims. They have been duped."
I then gave audience three texts (illustrated below) to outline what had been hidden from them and laid out the case that
3/ Corbyn’s ulterior aim was Communisation of the economy, supported as follows. 1st: this 2004 resolution of the Communist Party of Britain to overthrow the Blair ‘clique’ & use Labour as a vehicle for revolution. (quick sidetrack> CPB is close to Corbyn for fwg reasons
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THREAD: ▶️▶️So it would seem that TMay is now accepting the fact of interference from Russian bots & foreign money. There is much evidence for this, I don't want to cover that ground. She is right to acknowledge it. 1/n
Of course she has found a way to "spin" it so that it looks as if it has damaged her & the Tories. Should we spend a lot of time arguing that this isn't so? Probably not, for 2 reasons. 2/n
1) that it's so well documented exactly what the bots were doing - that to keep asserting that they were pro-brexit & that there is proof will create a lot of "noise" which actually could create more doubt. Read @carolecadwalla's piece here theguardian.com/technology/201… 3/n #stopbrexit
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Thread: Why are Lib Dems stuck on 7-8% when both Labour & Tories so poor/extreme atm? Easy: under FPTP, vote often counts more if used negatively. 1/
You might be a natural supporter of Lib Dems or Greens or whoever- but know they have little chance of getting elected in yr constituency. 2/
So if you can’t get the MP or the govt you want, what do you do with your vote if you want to have some kind of impact? 3/
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1. Recently there has been some discussion about the role of social class and Labour support in #GE2017. This chart below busts some myths
2. Chart measures each constituency in England by deprivation and divides them into deciles. Clear correlation: More deprived = More Labour
3. As I noted before, an EU referendum chart wouldn't look at all like this. But how to show it?
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