Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #leave

Most recents (24)

@steveread747 @13sarahmurphy Says guy who couldn't even understand this

PS #Remain would have meant even greater submergence into #EU federal state & loss of what little sovereignty remained

A major constitutional issue which should have required a super-majority

#Leave was reclaiming it - 1 vote majority
@steveread747 @13sarahmurphy Most of our laws were already #EU derived

And our #CommonLaw was fast disappearing:
@steveread747 @13sarahmurphy We were losing what little sovereignty we had left to the #EU:
Read 7 tweets
Britain’s #Political #Media Corruption: A Coalition of the Guilty – Byline Times bylinetimes.com/2021/04/26/bri…
From #Leveson to #Brexit, phone-hacking to #CambridgeAnalytica, Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic #Cummings could end the cycle of corruption

During the current furore over leaks from Number 10,
and the apparent internecine warfare between Boris #Johnson and his former senior advisor Dominic #Cummings, one piece of information emerged which, if true, does a lot to explain the current febrile state of British politics.
According to Caroline Wheeler and Gabriel Pogrund
Read 54 tweets
A polling firm linked to #Brexiteer Nigel #Farage faces scrutiny over a short-lived company that its owner used to do political work for Farage’s party and the 12 million-pound ($15.5 million) campaign he fronted to leave the European Union, according to records and interviews.
As part of a broader probe, investigators for the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office are seeking details behind more than £186,000s in payments made by Farage’s U.K. #Independence Party (UKIP) to an entity established by the head of the polling firm Survation.
UKIP leaders have been fighting the demand for that information, and other details related to political operations, for almost a year, including in court.
The fact that the inquiry is looking at what role Survation may have played hasn’t been previously reported.
Read 61 tweets
From #Leveson to #Brexit, phone-hacking to Cambridge Analytica,
Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic #Cummings could end the cycle of corruption
During the current furore over leaks from Number 10, and the apparent internecine warfare between Boris Johnson and his former senior advisor Dominic Cummings, one piece of information emerged which, if true, does a lot to explain the current febrile state of British politics.
According to Caroline Wheeler and Gabriel Pogrund in The Sunday Times, #Cummings has feared arrest for the past three years “since details emerged of irregular spending during the #Brexit referendum”. Cummings is not alone in this fear of the rule of law
Read 38 tweets
#Brexiteer billionaire moves Grenadier production to… #EU
"That #Brexit is clearly a major factor at play is a bitter pill to swallow," the MP for #Bridgend tweeted.
First it was #Dyson, now Grenadier has decided to up sticks and move out of Britain
after its Brexiteer founder lauded the “excellent access to supply chains” in #France.
Billionaire Sir Jim #Ratcliffe, a #Leave campaigner in the run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum, confirmed a new 4×4 vehicle will be built in #Moselle after hailing the “unique opportunity”
that the #Hambach site offered. It ends hopes his new off-roader, based on the original Land #Rover, would be made at a new plant in #Wales.
At the time Mr Ratcliffe said a factory in #Bridgend was “a significant expression of confidence in #British manufacturing”.
Read 5 tweets
After 5 years investigating #Kremlin influence in the US, and talking with many experts including @Billbrowder @anders_aslund @MarkWarner, @Natalia_Budaeva @vkaramurza, it’s clear the US was targeted by some of the same people, & money sources that led to #Brexit.
It’s a complex architecture, but there is a definite link. If you look at the people who funded the #Leave campaign who’ve been closely associated with efforts in the US to foment discontent in the political parties, conspiracy theories and; how so many people minimal means...
Made it to #DC to participate in the #CapitolRiot on Jan. 6th, and you follow the money and idea trail, it takes you back to a some of the same people.
Read 4 tweets
Another Suppressed Report: Facebook and the Brexit Data Breach – Byline Times bylinetimes.com/2021/02/01/ano…
ANOTHER SUPPRESSED REPORT
Facebook & the Brexit Data Breach
Ian Lucas
Former Labour MP and Digital Culture, Media and Sport Committee member Ian Lucas
looks at diluted parliamentary oversight after two landmark reports on dirty data and dark money
The Unresolved Investigation
The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham was questioned last week by the Commons’ Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee –
specifically, its Sub-Committee on Disinformation – and, thanks to dogged, well-briefed questions by particular MPs, we learned a lot.
We learned, for example, that #Facebook’s secret deal with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in October 2019
Read 41 tweets
Either way, Boris Johnson will try to give his dire #Brexit deal a legitimacy it does not deserve by creating an association in our minds with the Good Friday Agreement, which brought huge benefits to the people of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
His #Brexit deal does no such thing. It’s a simple truth, but one that will bear repetition – many times, because Johnson will be pushing his lie for all he’s worth.
1. Trade with the #EU will be tariff-free and involve minimal bureaucracy
The deal is tariff free for now.
But it comes with numerous strings attached and significant bureaucracy. Vote #Leave also promised that businesses that do not trade with the single market will not need to follow single market rules… At the very least, Northern Ireland will have to follow single market rules
Read 28 tweets
The London Economic
Home Politics
How the Tories normalised corruption – report

In the past, corruption brought down politicians. But today, it’s a business model.
T.J. Coles by T.J. Coles

Corruption used to be scandalous. Then it became par for the course:
the #Expenses Scandal (2009), LIBOR (2012), the #Panama Papers (2016), FinCEN (2020) etcetera.

But this time, it’s different. We’re in a #pandemic and lives are at stake. Instead of awarding contracts to experienced and reliable public companies,
the #Tory #government is looting the #Treasury and awarding its donors. It is doing so with almost no accountability or oversight. Tory-linked corporations

In 2009, #Labour established a #PPE stockpiling system, but the #Tories left it to rot.
Read 38 tweets
Former MP and member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee Ian Lucas explains fresh revelations about the now-defunct data firm’s links to AIQ – the main recipient of Vote Leave’s campaign budget during the 2016 Referendum
Documents revealed for the first time by former Cambridge Analytica employee Brittany #Kaiser have shown new links between the now notorious data company and the Canadian data business AggregateIQ (AIQ), used by Vote Leave, the officially designated leave campaign organisation,
as well as by other leave campaigns, during the 2016 #EU Referendum.
Vote Leave’s campaign director, Dominic Cummings, now the Prime Minister’s right-hand-man, thought AIQ was very important.
Read 28 tweets
Have you noticed how the people making the arguments for a hard or no-deal #Brexit aren’t formally connected, but sound similar?
And have you noticed how none of their arguments seem to be a positive thing for the #environment?
There’s one very good reason why.
All those pushing for market deregulation and for the #UK to enter into trade deals that could be catastrophic for the #climate are connected
As a new map from DeSmog shows, there is a large network of lobbyists and campaigners based out of offices in and around Westminster’s
55 Tufton Street – with ties to climate science denial on both sides of the #Atlantic – that is now calling the #Brexit shots
Tufton Street Network
The map shows around 2,000 connections between the supposedly separate groups in the network, all operating around #Tufton Street.
Read 27 tweets
Take a closer look at some of the contracts and their #Tory links...

PA Consulting Services Ltd
Sir Merrick Cockell is the ex-Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council
Sir Merrick Cockell is the ex-Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council (Image: Kensington and Chelsea
Contracts - Three

WHAT FOR: Consulting
LINK: Tory ex-leader of Kensington and Chelsea council Sir Merrick Cockell has been a senior adviser since 2014.

The bulk of the work was for consulting on the ventilator challenge.
Meller Designs
Total - £90. 9 million

Contracts: Four

WHAT FOR: Hand sanitiser, face masks

LINK: Co-owner is David Meller, who has given Tories £65,000 in 10 years.
Also gave £3,250 to Michael Gove’s failed bid for leadership in 2016.
Read 24 tweets
Secret campaigns used to pump millions into political advertising during 2019 #election, new study finds

Total of 46 different online advertising campaigns were registered during last year’s campaign Jon Stone@joncstoneSunday
Secretive “outrider” campaigns with no clear agenda were used to pump millions of pounds of #political advertising directly into people's homes during the 2019 #election, a new study has found. Academics studying the election found that official adverts placed by political
parties constituted just a “fraction” of the total advertising spend on platforms like #Facebook and #Google.Their study identified that a total of 46 different online advertising campaigns were registered during the election campaign,
Read 23 tweets
The Vote Leave Connection to #CambridgeAnalytica
In the #UK, these revelations should prompt urgent questions not just about exactly what services were provided by Cambridge Analytica and associated companies to #Brexit campaigners, but also about the increasing vulnerability
of the #democratic process to #manipulation by unscrupulous #digital operatives.

As Vote Leave’s campaign director, Dominic #Cummings spent 98% of his campaign budget on digital advertising and #voter #targeting.
Fact, he overspent on Vote Leave’s legally allowed budget by illicitly funnelling £675,000 through #BeLeave, another pro-#Brexit group.

Altogether, Cambridge Analytica’s Canadian sister company AIQ took payments of nearly £3,657,000 from Vote Leave and associated campaign groups
Read 4 tweets
The Vote #Leave Connection to #CambridgeAnalytica
In the #UK, these revelations should prompt urgent questions not just about exactly what services were provided by Cambridge Analytica and associated companies to #Brexit campaigners,
but also about the increasing vulnerability of the #democratic process to #manipulation by unscrupulous #digital operatives.
As Vote #Leave’s campaign director, #DominicCummings spent 98% of his campaign budget on digital advertising and #voter targeting. In fact, he overspent on Vote #Leave’s legally allowed budget by #illicitly funnelling £675,000 through #BeLeave, another pro-#Brexit group.
Read 5 tweets
@Byline times
The #UK government issued a curious press release a few days ago to announce that the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, had been disqualified as a company director for seven years for offering “shady political services”. These included “bribery
or honey trap stings, voter disengagement campaigns, obtaining information to discredit political opponents and spreading information anonymously in political campaigns”.

Tactfully, the release didn’t mention
#CambridgeAnalytica’s key role in the #Brexit referendum campaign,
or that a sister company of Cambridge Analytica, #AIQ, was paid by #DominicCummings and Vote #Leave to target #UK voters, by placing 1.5 billion #ads on their #Facebook pages in the days leading up to the 2016 #referendum.
Read 3 tweets
Someone needs to tell #Brexit #Leave people:
* our English language is Germanic
* 80% of English words come from 350 languages
* our numbers are Hindu-Arabic via the Muslim world
* our alphabet is Latin

Send them all back home?

dictionary.com/e/borrowed-wor…
English language is
* 29% Latin
* 29% French
* 26% Germanic
* 16% Other

It originates entirely from outside the British Isles.

The original "British language" survives as Welsh.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_l…
Mathematics - the bedrock of western science - was built by the Chinese & Indians well before the Greeks, Persians & Arabs got involved.

“Algebra“ comes from Arabic al-Jabr.

“Algorithm” is Latinised name of Persian mathematician “al-Khwarizmi”.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_…
Read 3 tweets
Happy to see my new paper "Measuring the Regional Economic Costs of #Brexit: Evidence up to 2019" feature in @FinancialTimes. For interactive map ➡️ brexitcost.org, the FT article ➡️ ft.com/content/90e988…, the paper ➡️ bit.ly/2C9BOIg a short summary ⬇️ 1...
We use the synthetic control method previously used by @JohnSpringford @bornecon @MSchularick studying #Brexit-vote economic impact on the UK as a whole, just that we study regional economic output. The UK wide exercise is published in the @EJ_RES bit.ly/3j2zt2V 2...
We apply (a lot of variations) on regional quarterly GDP as well as annual district-level Gross-value added data for the UK. In total, for districts we construct a total of 100+ synthetic control estimates to assess concerns of overfitting - below plot is the case of Lewisham 3..
Read 10 tweets
DAY 2 of the #InDivEU Mid-Term Conference is about to get underway! Today we have 2 panels:

1⃣ Effects of #DifferentiatedIntegration
2⃣ External #Differentiation

As yesterday, we'll be keeping you updated by live-tweeting all our expert contributions from Team #InDivEU💪
The Chair of our first panel, Wojciech Gagatek from @UniWarszawski, has just opened up proceedings 💪

/1
Ioannis Vergioglou from @ETH_en is taking us through the methodology and framework of the first paper of the day: "Effects of #DifferentiatedIntegration on EU Institutional Trust"

/2
Read 35 tweets
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.

businessinsider.com/labours-rosie-…
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.

thestreet.com/.amp-mishtalk/…
Read 13 tweets
Altijd leuk als mensen een #thread maken over hun ideeën.
@PietLekkerkerk maakte een thread over de #EU-standpunten van #FvD omdat hij vindt dat deze standpunten onzinnig zijn.
Hier👇zijn thread en mijn antwoord.
#Draad!
1/31
Piet vraagt (tweet 3👇) naar de onderbouwing voor 2 beweringen van #FvD:

-dat de EU ons miljarden kost
-dat economieën in Zuid-Europa kapot gaan door de #EU

Eerst gaan we kijken naar de miljarden.
2/31
Piet stelt dat het ‘maar’ 1 miljard per jaar is.
Zijn linkje werkt niet meer, dus ik heb zelf even gegoogeld en kwam hier terecht.
Volgens de EU zelf👇 betaalde NL in 2017 bijna 2 miljard meer dan het ontving.
3/31
europa.eu/european-union…
Read 32 tweets
He voted #Leave and now his business might go under and he might lose his house.
“I didn’t really think about it,” he says.
Coronavirus lockdown in China & HK:

a foretaste of what a No Deal Brexit would look like.

Don't mention the WALL!

independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
Read 3 tweets
How many #Leave voters will sign up for #EU Associate Membership ... once they see the cold, hard realities of #Brexit do not live up to the fantasies they have been sold?

Will they accept having fewer privilieges than those who do sign up for it?
Image
Hold them to account. Hold their feet to the fire of their own words.

Read 3 tweets
🇬🇧🗳️ Résultats presque définitifs des élections au #RoyaumeUni :

Conservateurs 43,6% (+1,2) / 363 élus (+47)
Travaillistes 32,2% (-7,8) / 203 élus (-59)
LibDems 11,5% (+4,2) / 11 élus (-1)
SNP 3,9% (+0,8) / 48 élus (+13)
🇬🇧🗳️ En termes de voix, c'est la meilleure performance des conservateurs depuis 1979.
🇬🇧🗳️ La principale évolution d'un point de vue électoral, c'est l'effondrement des travaillistes dont l'électorat est parti de tous les côtés :

➡️partis pro-#Remain (LibDems, Verts, SNP, PC)
➡️partis pro-#Leave (Brexit Party, Conservateurs)
➡️abstention
Read 23 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!