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While waiting for flight I thought I'd investigate the observation by @JohnJCrace and others that many Leavers who insisted #parliament prorogation was nowt to do with Brexit then decried yesterday's Supreme Court ruling to quash it as an attack against Brexit & democracy itself
Turns out there are hundreds of Twitter accounts who enacted this turnaround, unearthed by a simple search on the words "prorogued every year", as that's what they all said when Boris did it: "It happens every year don't it - as if it's got anything to do with Brexit this time!"
Let's start with @MarnieRiptide who once explained to @StevePeers & others that it's a yearly thing, specifically
for conferences/Queen's speech - "Do your research!"

But as of yesterday it was suddenly all about "postponing Brexit" and nothing else. What happened there Marny
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well, that was a #hairy #few #minutes, I have no #hashtags left to use about the #uksc.

The UK if you've missed it, is, possibly surprisingly, a #democracy and #democracyisnotdead

Should we talk about consequences? implications and links? might go into threads from here on in
I'm making this thread up as I go, but since about 90% of the population think the only Democratic problem is the speed of #Brexit, and #conspiracy about #RemainerNow delays, maybe someone should list all the attacks - most of which are far more serious. I'll justify that #uksc
Here's my view, feel free to add. I'll put this in normal language first, and add relevant legals after.

1) UK Executive and Tories (UKET) attempt Rule by Edict
2) UKET attempt a Parliamentary Coup (we may now legitimately describe it that way)
3) UKET illegally suspend Parl'
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Absolutely amazing scenes from #parliament's #prorogation
1. Only a dozen govt peers, and no opposition, turn up for ceremony in the #Lords
2. Placard-waving protests at the Speaker's Chair in the #Commons
3. Speaker John Bercow says "This is not a standard or normal prorogation.... it is an act of executive fiat" and reluctantly agrees to process to the #Lords
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9. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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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...

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the business for today for both Houses

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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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lordsbusiness.parliament.uk
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(1) I wonder if American audiences fully grasp the enormity of what #BorisJohnson has done by asking the Queen to suspend #Parliament. This is way more extreme than if #Trump asked #MitchMcConnell to delay the Senate session to avoid an unpopular vote. cnn.com/europe/live-ne…
(2) To put this #ConstitutionalCrisis in perspective, you have to remember that the #UK's parliamentary supremacy vests far more power in their legislature than we've ever given to ours. Under the American system, the Constitution is supreme. Under the UK system, Parliament is.
(3) Things have gotten trickier in recent years as #Parliament delegated some power to other institutions: regional assemblies in #Scotland and #NorthernIreland, a Supreme Court (Lords use to be the highest court), and made other structural changes. see: talkingpoliticspodcast.com/blog/2019/168-…
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Today #SteveBarclay announced he has signed legislation to repeal the European Communities act 1972. #Parliament is not in session. Which date has been set for the repeal? Did parliament have a chance to scrutinize this process?
The May regime ignored the house of lord's amendment not to repeal this act on Brexit day (ERG pressure meant the commons ignored that). Is #SteveBarclay using #HenryVIII powers here to any extent? There was meant to be a transition after exit day...

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This is the act that makes the UK a member of the #singleMarket, #Euratom.
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#17thloksabha
Extended session
Day 36

#RajyaSabha starts
Papers being tabled right now

Amit Shah can be seen
As per reports he is set to make a statement on situation in #JammuAndKashmir

#SansadWatch
Chair makes an announcement
Surendra Singh Nagar, Sanjay Seth, Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned

Chair accepted their resignation as he found those voluntary and they were not willing to reconsider

Chair then reads out hours allotted for discussion of pending Bills

#SansadWatch
Chair then announces that #Parliament Building has completed 92 years, calls it temple of #democracy

Appeals to PM to expand and modernize #Parliament House in run up to India's celebration of 75th year in 2022
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#17thloksabha
Extended Session
Day 31

Agenda in #LokSabha

-1 Bill for introduction
Dam Safety Bill

-2 Bills for consideration and passing
Nat'l Medical Commission Bill
Repealing and Amending Bill

#SansadWatch
#LokSabha starts
Azam Khan apologizes for his comments made to the female MP Chairing during debate on #TripleTalaq Bill

Minister Prahlad Joshi asks him to apologize properly

Akhilesh Yadav intervenes brings up #Unnao, argues BJP always say 'Jai Shri Ram', not 'Jai Siya Ram'
Rama Devi, BJP MP, who was chairing the session at the time when Azam Khan had made the controversial remark blamed Azam Khan for habitually saying such things and demanded a strong apology

Finally, #Speaker intervenes and settles the matter

#SansadWatch
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In bombshell revelation, former Prosecutor General of #Ukraine suggests that member of #Ukrainian #Parliament ordered assassination by car bomb of Pavlo Sheremet. Sheremet was prominent #Belarusian émigré journalist & wrote for Ukrainska pravda in Ukraine. strana.ua/articles/inter…
Court decisions suggested that prosecution investigated involvement of neo-Nazi led Azov regiment members in his assassination. Failure to solve murder of prominet #journalist in #Ukraine indicates cover-up, and ex-Prosecutor General of Ukraine openly admits that.
Based on its track record of #Ukraine coverage, Western mainstream #media is unlikely to report this bombshell revelation by ex-Prosecutor General that #Ukrainian #Parliament member, possibly linked to neo-Nazi Azov, is involved in ordering assassination of prominent #journalist
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Can somebody remind the #EqualityNetwork that their £275,000p/a they get from #ScotGov is for LGBT+not
TTTT+T,they already get full & separate funding for their*PROJECT*"Scottish Trans Alliance"(£200,000)so WHY r they co-opting #Pride for their single issue? Lies!Not a T rally!
The Equality Network Funding received from the Scottish Government . What do they actually do for intersex people? They barely mention them.
Source : gov.scot/publications/e…
Scottish Transgender Alliance funding
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Tohira Kerrike (also spelt Kherekar) has been selling flowers at Silwood Centre in #Rondebosch for the past 45 years. She talks about her childhood in "Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era," a book by @CTchildhood. (1/14)
Her family owned a small farm in #Constantia at the top of Ladies Mile Road. On the farm, they grew vegetables and #flowers. Her mother sold the flowers that were grown on the farm. Tohira started helping her mother with the selling of flowers. (2/14)
#CapeTown has a long history of flower selling. @meboehi writes in “The flower sellers of Cape Town – a history”, that the cut flower trade began as an activity of #slaves in early colonial Cape Town and that flower selling began in the mid-1880s. (3/14)
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10. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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@narendramodi @narendramodi_in @AmitShah @PiyushGoyal @nitin_gadkari @smritiirani @M_Lekhi @Sanju_Verma_ @RavinarIN

#1-1-2019

Dear @BJP4India Politicians

Best Wishes from Indian #MIG , whose pockets have enabled you to give to the rest of India what they MAY deserve

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For 2019, I wish God Almighty grants you the strength to give back something to 200 Million + MIG who #Created the #2014Narrative to #Power you to #Parliament

If there is any segment that has not SIGNIFICANTLY benefited from your policies, it is the MIG

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They have stood through thick and thin, defended you at the cost of their lives and liberty, with no reward or benefits unlike Congress Pidis, because they had the conviction in their choice.

But after 4.5 years of constant battering of their pockets, they need something.

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#BrexitChaos - thread: need for definitions:

#NoDeal #nodealbrexit means crashing out: no arrangements with the #EU or other member states, no transition period. Means losing all existing trade deals & years of global negociations
#WTO ≠ trade deal (look it up!) 1/9
@theresa_may #WithdrawalAgreement is the framework for a future #UK #EU future relationship. Allows for an orderly #Brexit with transition period, but leaves many issues to resolve, trade deals and regulations to negotiate, which will take many years and be costly. No "dividend"!
It is possible to #StopBrexit and #Remain. This means staying in the #EU with all current benefits, reciprocal rights and protections, free trade and movement for goods, services and people within the EU. To do this, Govt must #RevokeA50 (Article 50=notice given to #Leave 3/9
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Lebai(PAS): saya mintak perkataan sesat ditarik balik

Speaker:atas alasan??

Lebai(PAS) :sesat tu neraka....

Dewan:**LOL**

Pening kepala dengar hujjah mcm kanak-ii ribena ni.Sepatutnya hujjah sebegitu hanya utk macai-ii walaun sahaja.
#Parliament #PakatanHarapan #malaysia
Siapa yang nak jual coin lama boleh follow IG aku : danypotter_ 🤣🤣😆
Bung mokhtar- F*** YOU Remix by @WHACKBOI

Freakin lit 🔥😂
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it - ukcoverup.com/search-warrant-

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here ukcoverup.com/arrest-details as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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Backed by 70% of voters (#LocalElections2018) our two major parties aim to take UK down to the minor leagues of sub-#G20 growth, supported by NO detailed plans as to the costs, complexities & consequences of such bizarre recklessness. Not just insane, but amazingly short-sighted!
2. Is this a case of who blinks first? Surely I, and fellow well-informed remainers, are not in exclusive possession of key economic facts and trends? Con/Lab MUST have these too? Maybe everyone should check the latest @guardian piece by @williamnhutton!
3. People who think Brexit (in any form!) would be easy, painless or cost-free are very sorely deluded! Maybe the 70% who just voted Con/Lab in #LocalElections2018 should have been asking 'that question' of their wannabe councillors? before parting with their votes? Too late now!
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#Probablemente ([#EO]#probable🍀/[#EN]#Probably🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿)
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