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(01/31) The late film critic @ebertchicago was not a huge fan of @rolandemmerich’s “Independence Day”. His review of the larger-than-life, schmaltzy blockbuster noted that it was little other than “silly summer fun”, which was reluctant to “slow down for the small details”.
(02/31) ‘Not slowing down’ is very much part of the modus operandi of blogger, hat model and occasional-#PrimeMinister Dominic Cummings. Particularly when maximising the fuel efficiency of the vehicle transporting his symptomatic family to medical facilities in Northern England.
(03/31) Cummings favours haste, brevity and a broad-brush approach over ‘the small details’. This is perhaps best demonstrated by his relentless promotion of catchy-yet-meaningless slogans, such as #StayAlert, #GetBrexitDone and #ConsiderTheMatterClosed.
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Let's pause for a minute, and review just what happened to The #LibDems at #GE2019.

Unlike the recent hand-wringing internal review, I don't believe for a second that the policy to #RevokeArticle50 was toxic to the majority of potential #LibDems voters.
1. The Labour Party's refusal to enter into stand-down pacts.

History is already being rewritten, placing the blame for non-cooperation on The #LibDems.

This simply isn't true.

Even Labour MPs at the time, admitted it was LABOUR whom refused.…
2. Fear of a Corbyn-led government outweighed concerns regarding Brexit.

In polls during the weeks preceding #GE2019, it was clear that Boris Johnson wasn't very popular...

But it was also clear that Jeremy Corbyn was EXTREMELY unpopular.…
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So John Edmunds is the latest academic to be thrown by the government in front of a camera.
There are several problems with the two clips of interviews with John Edmunds doing the rounds this morning.
First: Scientists are used to dealing with theory, not practice. /2
2/ Second: The woeful unpreparedness of the nation to face such a situation. This is a government responsibility, not an academic one. I'm not exonerating the scientists, probably flattered when asked to advise govt, "lambs to the slaughter" not being in the job description./3
3/ Third: "It was difficult to imagine..." and that is precisely why a general education, including arts and sciences, should be compulsory. It wasn't difficult for any creative to imagine the outcome even if we couldn’t write the equations. We can multiply, with a calculator!/4
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Taken on Golders Green high street by a friend of my uncle's: cop writes up shopkeeper for drawing *in chalk* lines to keep her customers two metres apart.
sorry, not Golders Green - Edgware.
The combination of #FBPE #GetBrexitDone #JC4PM and #ACAB people agreeing over this in my mentions is... almost beautiful...?
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Dear Brexiteers,

You have got your Brexit.

Brexit is, for all practical purposes, over the line.


Except it was really #GetTheWithdrawalAgreementDone

But the marketing honchos at No 10 correctly realised they could never win an election with that strapline!

What you have ‘won’ at this precise moment in time, is the point of no return.

The Brexit process has only now properly started.

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#brexit cannot now be stopped

however getting it done is a huge labour of at least a decade

I do not believe there is any serious chance that project #Brexit
Will Be completed

Sooner or later the attempt to divorce the EUwill be abandoned fit the following reasons
Those who sold #Brexit are largely fantasists their ignorance of the European Union is not only well documented but it is something so universal they feel no shame in admitting it

for every visionary that embarks upon a seemingly impossible task a 1000 fools do
Getting #Brexit means the energy and resources of the UKgov being largely consumed for 10yrs plus replacind ivery trade deal we now with the entire world & 100s of international treaties with worse ones than we have now

An project that is titanic and futile in equal measure
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Dear Conservative MPs.

The UK population is it seems well and truly gaslighted over Brexit.

However you are in the HoC.

A key part of your role is to get to the facts of the matter.

And make decisions based on information and knowledge that ordinary voters do not have access to.

However, it seems that you Conservative MPs have lost focus on this key responsibility.

It may be that you even believe your own rhetoric?

That you yourselves have been gaslighted?

I ask you to prove me wrong, and spend some time over Christmas reading some of the following.
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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)
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
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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Tories today are in power and the UK's feeble democracy was the first of the high standing Western systems to die.

There is no longer an informed electorate.

The digital political advertising industry controls their behaviour.

Big money owns the best mass mood manipulators.
Here's how it works:

1. Collect big data about the people and their behaviour

2. Put your computers at work

3. Ditch your principles about decency

4. Do what your computers tell you works best.

You will be surprised how well the predictions work.
ad 1) Facebook admits 85m user profiles have been stolen, which could well be more, but there's much much more than FB and they're all collecting our data. This data will be used to make you enjoy a better service, but the fact that it's there means it attracts gold miners.
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My apology to the 14m Tory voters

Sorry, that I've failed to reach you. I've twittered like hell since June '16 to warn you about the effect of subtle lies planted on you computer and smartphone screens, hoping Twitter would be a good platform for my message.

Sorry, I was wrong
Sorry, 14m Tory voters, that the songs I wrote to transfer my message lightly weren't funny enough to reach you.

Sorry that I couldn't prevent you from becoming turkeys voting for Christmas.

Sorry for declaring you 'not my friends'. It's extremely likely we could be friends.
If only I could have reached you & spent enough time with you for you to know that I'm a good guy, a realist, an experienced observer, a fact checker, a fighter against lies & cheating, an expert in IT & social media, not some crazy prophet of doom & negativity.

We 'd be friends
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In the last few days of this 3000 year campaign we're tired.

#GetBrexitdone only works on the tired.

Exhaustion - at the end your brain is kind "it'll be ok", it whispers.

It won't

So ignore your brain. It ain't over

One don't, 3 dos for this week that may help all of us

Spend the week slagging off Boris. Delicious taste, empty calories.

No one left who thinks Boris is a friendly honest guy. He's Trump

They either love him anyway.
Or would never vote for him ever
Or are paralysed. Trapped in. No where to go.

You can help the last lot.

Find one nation tories. The sort below. ⏬ traitors in their party.

They won't vote labour.
But helpfully @joswinson has finally gone 2nd ref. they'll like that, at least a bit.

If they knew
Or anyone had talked to them

They dont know and we haven't. So go hug a 1 nation.
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The real point, I think, is that the position on GB to NI trade (the left hand side of the HMT table here) has been known for some time. Most NI imports from GB (and from the rest of the world) will be subject to the full panoply of EU customs rules and tariffs.
That is hard to reconcile with the Government’s claim that NI is not to be in the EU customs territory (a claim it has to make to avoid the prohibition in s55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018).…
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EU member states don't want to be bounced into Boris Johnson's 11-month trade deal timetable.

That's why the latest version of EU leaders' summit conclusions have scaled back promises of speediness.

What’s out:
“Negotiations should be organised in a way that makes the best possible use of the limited time....”
Many member states thought sent the wrong signal, that EU was signed up to Boris Johnson’s 11-month timetable.

The EU is still promising to be speedy, but no one is gung-ho about trade deal in 11 mths. Far from it: many dismayed that Johnson has boxed himself in by ruling out extension of transition period. Remember original transition was deemed too short when it was 21 months.

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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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THREAD: The sad decline of @georgegalloway

On last weeks #MOATS, @ggmoats angrily lambasted a caller for suggesting George had been "disloyal to JC". The caller was right. Tho he once followed me, I'm now blocked, for questioning his regular attacks on JCs #brexit strategy. 1/
GG has fuelled unfair criticism of Corbyn. He must know JC could not simply dictate his personal preference to be party policy. Labour has been democratised & that is a good thing. GG must know JC had to triangulate in order to keep his majority remainer party on board. 2/
Corbyn has done the impossible and corralled a hostile Blairite PLP well enough to reach another election with the party more unified & stronger than anyone could have predicted, given the unprecedented tsunami of sabotage Corbyn had to contend with. 3/
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It's here! Our new report on what the various manifestos have to say about Brexit #GeneralElection2019, #GeneralElection, #Election2019, #Brexit, #ConservativeManifesto, #LabourManifesto, #LibDems, #SNP, #PlaidCymru, #Greens, #BrexitParty 1/25
It tells you everything you need to know about the party positions on the Brexit process, the future relationship and much more. We hope this report sets out in a clear and straightforward way what they’re all pledging to do. 2/25
First, let me thank all of those who have contributed: @CSBarnard24, @matt_bevington, @CharlieBEU, @hayward_katy, @McEwen_Nicola, @jdportes, @jillongovt, @DanielWinc, @DrAlanWager, @salterjp 3/25
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Perché Jeremy Corbyn può emulare, incredibilmente, il suo nemico TRUMP (el. 2016) e regalare una brutta sorpresa a Boris Johnson alle elezioni #Ge2019.

Ciò nonostante i sondaggi (molto) negativi per il Labour.

THREAD in ITALIANO (dopo una versione in inglese di due giorni fa)
1. Innanzitutto, per essere chiari.

Credo ancora che Johnson sia lo stragrande favorito di queste elezioni #Ge2019 del 12 dicembre e alla fine, secondo me, vincerà con una maggioranza di 25-30 seggi, per come stanno le cose ora.

Ma, secondo me, c'è un (grosso) ma.
2. Anche Hillary Clinton era la stragrande favorita alle elezioni presidenziali del 2016 negli Stati Uniti.

Tuttavia, come nel Regno Unito, lo era in un Paese dove non conta quanti voti prendi ma soprattutto DOVE li prendi.

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From the story I think Ivan Rogers is being too optimistic here. The EU will ask for more even than he says just for a tariff free deal.

Could be the first time in living memory that anyone has accused him of being an optimist. Will await the transcript...
Here's the nub of the Ivan Rogers argument - Johnson is simply repeating earlier errors and would have to accept anything the EU offered in December 2020
Rogers says the EU should pause before negotiating. I agree - it is normal for trade partners to look at the big picture before talks. But will Johnson allow? Quite possibly not.
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A vote for Corbyn is a vote for a hung Parliament, which would only deliver more gridlock, more delay, and two more chaotic referendums.

👎 He's failed SEVEN times already this debate to say what he would do on Brexit. Yep, that's 7

That's EIGHT times Jeremy Corbyn has failed to say what his own position is on Brexit.

That's NINE times.

9 times Jeremy Corbyn has failed to say what his own position is on Brexit.

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It was inevitable that the Vote Leave team - which went on to form this government's Downing St apparatus - would replay the 'fake claim & offer on a bus' stunt.
They are good at framing.
Fortunately, so is Labour. Which is why the Tories are doing the bus thing again.
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The original bus was designed to promote a general impression of high EU membership costs. And tie that to a false offer on the NHS. Which we all know the Tories want to sell off to American companies.

But it worked because bien pensants (like me, at the time) amplified it.
We were all outraged at the bus lie, so we explained all day long how it wasn't true.

We suckered for the frame. Thereby endlessly repeating "£350 million" and "spend £350 million on the NHS".

It was the best advertising Vote Leave ever had - and WE gave it to them FOR FREE
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"I read Ben Habib MEP’s article on BrexitCentral yesterday and thought it important to explain in a bit more detail why I think he is wrong – and why the Brexit Party is risking Brexit itself and doing so based on a false premise."

Level playing field provisions in the future are now radically different.

The political declaration merely says there will be provisions in the EU-UK FTA to deal with labour, environment, competition and state aids.

These disciplines are *common in all FTAs*.
This deal is now fundamentally different: an FTA is the final end state not a customs union in goods, which is where the previous deal would have taken us.

No more backstop tying the UK into a CU with the EU forever, and no more building from a single customs territory: 👍
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Here's my pitch.

Vote for me and

1. I'll deliver chaos for 10 years, minimum
2. This will cost everyone £2000 or the entire budget of the Armed Forces and Ministry of Transport.
3. Every year.
4. You'll do this for sovereignty and independence.
5. Except I and you have not
understood the realities of global trade. So the result will be less sovereignty, less independence and less money.
6. I will claim to be able to improve my trade position, by leaving on bad terms with the world's largest trade bloc
7. I'll tell you I can sign my own better deals
but neglect to mention I already have or will have deals covering 80% of global trade.
8. Which is fine because conveniently you'll never ask me which countries will give me better deals.
9. I'll use objections to immigrants and fear of Muslims to make you want border control but
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Please share with friends, family, democratic leavers

Everything you've been told about #Brexit is a lie.

It is not the will of the people, and it is your duty as a citizen to oppose and reject it
So we can build NHS, schools, our future.
There are hysterical myths that fly around Brexit.

You prefer the facts.

Bookmark this thread. Use it as a resource. Share the evidence.

Help urgently with the message we must oppose the cries of "will of the people". Their last "argument".

Let's look at the Brexit Tyrannies
Tyranny 1. The Brexits.

Whatever Brexit was in 2016, it's now unrecognisable. #FBPE

None of the 2016 promises delivered. None of the consequences has consent.

This evidence? We can compare all the 2016 promises against the deals. Detail in the thread.

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A short post on what it takes to #GetBrexitDone

The trouble with the brexits is every time tories add things they end up lengthening Brexit

In 2016 when #farage defined Norway Brexit change would have taken days. Keeping the original #thatcherdeal means Brexit is done already
But the tories added on two things that weren't part of the 2016 mandate because no one thought we'd be so stupid.

1. A need for an EU FTA - all the 2016 campaigns assumed staying in the customs union.

2. A need to renegotiate all Non-EU FTAs that we get through EU.
These decisions added YEARS.

1. EU FTA, the average is 3-5 years. The idea it will be quicker is said by people who know nothing about international trade. It will be slower due to all the exceptions.

2. 10 years? It should be 35 years if we take the average. Can you imagine?
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