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A little thread about #GeneralElection (GE) dates

There is still the assumption that a GE is inevitable sooner rather than later in the UK

But when you look into the detail it's more complex than just ASAP is best
First the technicalities: Parliament is dissolved 25 working days before a General Election…

All my calculations are based on that - they are minimum time frames

The additional 14 days foreseen in the Fixed-term Parliaments Act are NOT included
I also assume the law will NOT be changed for this General Election. 25 days is already pretty tight to get everything done (not least overseas ballots), so I think it is fair to work with these deadlines.
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Early election under the FTPA defeated again, by 293 to 46. Does BJ have other tricks up his sleeve? No doubt we'll find out soon. Next act is to lock MPs out of Parliament for 5 weeks. #GeneralElection #Commons
(Reminder: a 2/3 majority of all MPs was needed, so that was very very short of the mark.)
A deeply unhappy man...
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With recent events in Westminster, talks of another #Brexit delay have come back. Both UK and EU27 have to unanimously agree to another extension.

What is being said about this in the EU?
1. The EU Commission President-Elect @vonderleyen takes office on 1 Nov. She previously said she would be open to another delay "for a good reason."…
2. An EU source quoted by AFP says if delay comes from a new political situation like elections, or if it's for renegotiating on a new basis which fits the EU's principles, it is likely to be accepted.…
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Good morning and welcome to yet another #Brexit thread

Have just woken up this morning to see that the Government in the Lords backed down at 01:30 and agreed to give the #BennBill time to go through all stages in the Lords

So I'm going to grab a coffee and try to find...

the business for today for both Houses

And indeed, today's the day that the Lords starts on the #BennBill

No firm commitment on timing just yet but I will hopefully be here to cover it live

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If a #GeneralElection is called, socialists in #Labour can’t afford a “let’s get Labour into power and sort out the politics afterwards” attitude. We all want and need a Labour government, but *what kind of Labour government* matters greatly too.
The 2017 manifesto was a step forward but on issues like immigration it wasn’t qualitatively more radical/left-wing than the 2015 manifesto. Labour’s policy on the police (they’re great, we need more of them) has now been nicked by Johnson. And on many other issues, Labour is >
< still wedded to technocratic tinkering rather than the sweeping socialisation we need to address inequality and confront climate change. For example, Labour should commit to taking banking and finance into total public ownership to fund a massive expansion of renewable energy.
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Thread on a chat I just had with @Nigel_Farage on @LBC he got a little angry and hung up on me! Never answered my question give it a retweet

The call went like this;

Me: Hi Nigel could you apologise for calling the EU anti democratic, when you just voted on @vonderleyen.
Nigel: #vonderLeyen was the only candidate, I wouldn't call that democratic!

Me: how many candidates were there for @brexitparty_uk leader?

Nigel: Well I'm the only member so I voted for me!

Me: so undemocraticlly elected by yourself with no other candidates or votes?
Nigel: spluttered anger....

Call ends!

So @Nigel_Farage care to Apologise for your lies? Or hypocricy?
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I'm supporting a neighbour through #ESA assessment #dwp #maximus homevisit denied despite written medical evidence he has #agorophobia severe anxiety chronic depression #mentalheath
If he can't go all #benefits stopped he has young children #poverty
#classwar #dwpmurders #JC4PM
Thanku everyone for your lovely replies I'll update u soon just nipping to sit with Barry while his partner goesmto go as she is I'll with the stress of it all
I appreciate all your support xxxx
Gp not go x
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#Brexit news for today:

Nigel Adams, Minister for Wales, and Governement whip has resigned the #Cabinet over #TheresaMay's way forward.


You can hear #TheresaMay's reaction from here

So the splitting of the #ToryParty continues. Where will it end? And can we expect resignations from #Labour if #Corbyn is seen as giving up too much to #TheresaMay during the discussions tonight.

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With a #GeneralElection looking more likely I wanted to pre-empt what is likely to be another major attack on Labour by looking in to the way some matters have been reported in the MSM.

2/x #GeneralElection

Antisemitism is a serious matter - and claims of antisemitism should be dealt with quickly and people found guilty expelled.

In this thread I make no excuses - my aim is simply to report how the media have represented the issue.
3/x #GeneralElection

Christian Today (Paul Bayes 23rd March 2018)

The Article CONFLATES vile cases of antisemitism (from right wing) with current Labour. Starts with "imprisoned abusers" then goes on to justify Rabbi Sacks attack on Labour…
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Way back in the 70's when I was growing up we were told at School that in the future there would be more leisure time for everyone. That each generation was better off than the one before + that would continue. So there was a hope for all for the future
It seemed perfectly reasonable to think this would continue. But what we didn't realise immediately was with the Election of Thatcher in 1979 was that so many gains we had made as a Labour Movement would be slowly reversed as she radically changed the post war consensus
By the time Blair got elected in 97 the country had changed for the worse and people were desperate for change. But the sad fact is New Labour were a massive disappointment and I don't just mean Iraq. New Labour didn't challenge the Neoliberal economics that Thatcher started
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How can Corbyn get into Downing St at the next election if one comes soon? Here is my thread looking at what needs to change from the 2017 #GeneralElection when #Labour won 262 seats. /1
To become the largest party, Labour needs to gain around 30 seats. It so happens that there are 29 seats where Labour is in 2nd place less than 3 pts behind the incumbent. 21 are held by the #CONSERVATIVES, 7 by the SNP, 1 by #plaidcymru. /2
To get a working majority, Labour needs to gain 61 seats given Sinn Fein don't take their seats. It so happens there are 62 seats where Labour is in 2nd place less than 7 pts behind the incumbent. 45 are held by the Conservatives, 16 by the SNP, 1 by Plaid Cymru /3
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#PrimaryElection #PrimaryElections #GeneralElection
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Dear anyone who thinks they will vote Conservative when we have a #GeneralElection ...please read the below report from UN Rapporteur on extreme poverty & human rights before you cast your vote.

Let your conscience do the rest.

#ChildrenInNeed #Poverty…
“But through it all, one actor has stubbornly resisted seeing the situation for what it is. The Government has remained determinedly in a state of denial.”

@theresa_may @EstherMcVey1

#UNVisit2018 #poverty
“Even while devolved authorities in Scotland & N Ireland are frantically trying to devise ways to ‘mitigate’, or in other words counteract, at least the worst features of the Government’s benefits policy, Ministers insisted to me that all is well and running acc to plan”
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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#bbcqt just before Q2 I commented on @dominicraab's statement on @the3million and @BritishInEurope
@BBC edited it out
Are non-UK ppl not allowed to challenge the deal after all?
At least @DawnButlerBrent , @thatginamiller etc heard it
I just want ppl to be informed⬇️
@DominicRaab @The3Million @BritishInEurope @BBC @DawnButlerBrent @thatginamiller What I said today on #bbcqt and did not make it on TV:
#citizensrights deal for @The3Million and @BritishInEurope is not 'a done deal' because
1. 'Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed' - Theresa May
2. It does not comply with Vote Leave's promise of 'automatically granted indefinite leave to remain' (1 June 2016 Vote Leave statement)

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