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Today is possibly .@theresa_may's last day as PM, if .@BorisJohnson can command a majority (which is in some doubt...)

So it's a great opportunity to look back at some of the *highlights* of Mrs May's premiership in memes👇
13 JUL 2016: May was appointed as PM and named her Cabinet shortly thereafter, surprising many by giving 3 of the top #Brexit-related jobs to arch-brexiters Boris Johnson, David Davis & Liam Fox. Sheer folly, or genius in making them own what they'd sold? Sadly, the former😢
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5 OCT 2016: With such a narrow result, the country could be forgiven for expecting May to propose a consensual solution, as Norway PM Erna Solberg had done in a similar situation. Most Remainers would've accepted #Norway.

May's #CitizensOfNowhere speech crushed all hope.
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Have you heard of #Hotelling’s Law? In a two party system, it says that you get most votes by minimising the political distance between the parties. It’s worked well in the past, but it’s about to bring an end to both #Labour and the #Tory party. 1/n
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Hotelling’s law worked really well for Tony #Blair. #Thatcher had moved the Tory party to the right, so #NewLabour had an opportunity to increase its vote share by also moving rightwards. 2/n
Politics had shifted. Both parties held broadly similar policies. Blair’s political stance, although to the left of Thatcher’s, was much further right than any Labour leader previously (or since). Labour was able to capture ground that the Tories had left unguarded. 3/n
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The broad ‘progressive’ side of Australia risks drawing all the wrong conclusions from the election - especially about climate and Adani - and it could cost us all dearly.

(A thread /1)
One of the biggest mistakes came when people accepted the implication that Adani/coal = jobs. From the moment that ALP MPs and candidates were being effectively forced to sign pledges to support coal projects because of ‘jobs’, the LNP got a massive boost. /2
Adani, of course, wants to automate its whole endeavour and provide only 1,400 jobs. The right knows this & had been seeking to fight the whole thing as part of a culture war, with coal as a proxy. That was a fight they were doomed to lose. /3
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BXP has no manifesto, no detailed policies & no plan for #Brexit (no, "just walk away" isn't a serious plan outside of a pub!)

Why are people willing to vote for a shady outfit that isn't a party, has dodgy finances & will likely adopt #UKIP's *no work* habit?
#EUelections2019
What's more, BXP now say they want to run in the next GE, even though the leader admits #Brexit isn't the answer to any of our domestic problems — you know, all those problems Leave voters thought Brexit was going to fix.

#EUelections2019
Somehow it feels like this is all about the salary and perks for some of the BXP's candidates, and that they're not taking the business of representing our country in an international forum seriously - as indeed those who were previously part of UKIP never have.

#EUelections2019
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#QUESTION = Are ALL Politicians absolutely LYING to the Australian Public about the Issue of -; #MIGRATION ??

See the Below Thread & Judge for Yourself

#REMEMBER = To make an informed choice for Voting requires ALL information to be presented
#QUESTION = Has that Happened ??
#NOTE
#ALP = Increasing Australia’s annual humanitarian intake of refugees to 27,000 by 2025 to address the global humanitarian crisis
Providing $450 million in funding over three years to support #UNHCR both globally and in South East Asia and the Pacific;
#NOTE
#GREENS = Full implementation by Australia of 1994 UN International Conference on Population & Development Program Action
+ Increase overseas aid budget to #minimum of 0.7% of GNI
+ INCREASE AUSTRALIA’S HUMANITARIAN INTAKE TO 50,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR
greens.org.au/sites/default/…
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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The #Greens have today launched our human rights based approach to Aged Care including 50,000 home care packages and a pay rise for aged care workers bit.ly/CaringforOlder… #auspol #agedcare #AgedCareRC
It's been clear for years now that there are significant issues within the aged care sector and for too long aged care has been put in the too hard basket. We can’t keep tinkering around the edges. We need a comprehensive plan for how we are going to care for older Australians.
Our plan: 1. Guarantees a human rights based approach to aged care 2. Provides funding for an additional 50,000 Level 3 and 4 Home Care Packages over three years at a cost of $5.491billion
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"Did you notice that the Morrison government has slashed Australia's Paris climate target in half?"

The #Greens did, and we're bloody furious about it. Here's the simple version of the conservatives' latest bastardry (a thread).

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smh.com.au/environment/cl…
Over 20 years ago, at the 1997 Kyoto climate Conference, Australia joined other countries to work out what our first 'target' for reducing emissions would be. Australia insisted on receiving special treatment and demanded it be allowed to INCREASE our carbon emissions.

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So our first target: We could INCREASE our emissions by 8% on 1990 levels over 2008-2012 (and 1990 was a very high year for emissions).

Beating this weak target wasn't difficult at all.

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Mega Thread of Opinion (1 of 52)

My take on #Election2019, is one that will surprise all #Canadians who will take the #time to read past this #headline. It will be a #long #series of #tweets that will be #purely #honest & straight to the #point.
This #series of tweets will contain #jabs at #voters, the #media & our #political #parties & they are #jabs, that in my own #opinion are #merited. Agree or don’t agree, I won’t care, but it needs to be said to ease my conscience in the lead up to our election!
In 2015, Canada’s #media, declared that #Trudeau & .@liberal_party outflanked the @NDP on leftist policies & for the 1st time in recent history the media supported large deficits & destruction of our country’s finances over a more balanced approach. Let’s stop here for a sec.
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The Government must suspend #robodebt during the legal challenge in the Federal Court #centrelink #auspol #greens

theguardian.com/australia-news…
Two years ago I chaired the senate inquiry into the #robodebt debacle and the evidence we heard was both devastating because of the human consequences and gobsmacking in the brazen way the Gov threw out fairness to pick on some of the most vulnerable people #auspol #greens
Since that senate inquiry the Government has tweaked around the edges, but it has not addressed the underlining unfairness of the program and people are still being harassed for money they do not owe and cannot pay #auspol #greens #robodebt #centrelink
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1/ Transparency International (@anticorruption) have just released their 'corruption perception index' rankings for the last year

It's a global rank of government corruption. We came 13th #Auspol #DemocracyForSale

theguardian.com/australia-news…
2/ Since 2012, we've slipped from 7th to 13th and to be honest, it's not actually that hard to see why...

#Auspol
3/ In that same time period (since 2012), @LiberalAus and @AustralianLabor have received more than $100 million from some of the biggest corporations in #Auspol (and the World!) through political donations, or other means - such as 'business forums'
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Labor is voting with the Coalition to take support away from migrants. Their decision is punitive & reeks of xenophobia.

I know the impact their vote will have, because 27yrs ago the support I received when I arrived in Australia is the only reason I'm here today

1/x #auspol
I came here as a migrant in 1992, with my husband, my one year old son and 2 suitcases - A very typical migrant story.
My husband and I - both engineers- were told that there was an acute shortage in Australia and there were lots of jobs available for us. But when we got here, things were quite different. We applied for hundreds of jobs and never got a look in.
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