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On this #AprilFoolsDay, recounting some instances from #Parliament which had us fooled in the last one year:

1. Delaying discussing #FinanceBill for almost a week and then passing it without discussion in #LokSabha, because #Parliament had to be shut due to #COVID outbreak
2. On last day of curtailed #BdgetSession in #RajyaSabha, 7 Money Bills were returned in 5 hours, with 2 Appropriation Bills and all 154 clauses and 5 schedules of Finance Bill put to vote together without any discussion and cleared in 5 minutes

#AprilFoolsDay
3. Sending #DataProtection Bill to specially constituted Joint Parliament Committee headed by a BJP MP instead of already existing Standing Committee headed by an Opposition MP

#AprilFoolsDay instances from #Parliament
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MAR 5 #CoronavirusOutbreak MD THREAD 1: Latest ARGIS Map 3/5 6:53AM .. NOTE #China not supplying DEATHS update.FIRST SEE #IMF Report from yesterday.. AND Breaking #Boris suspends #British #Parliament .. IS #Iran totally sure that Vendor from #Wuhan had come to HolyDays before?
MAR 5 #CoronavirusOutbreak MD THREAD 2:
Yesterday's MD THREAD: tinyurl.com/ww2jk4h
by MD trained during #HIV #AIDS Epidemic When we had to fight YEARS for Research, and Treatment.
Still do @VP #Pence killed many in #Indiana in 2015 #maddow @seattletimes @sfchronicle
MAR 5 #CoronavirusOutbreak MD THREAD 3: WaPo Mapping LINK...tinyurl.com/qrsxkva as I note above I like ARGIS JohnsHopkins Map better but this is US alone... HEADS UP..SCARY folks...
While #ImpeachedForLife #IMPOTUS45 #Trump and @VP Pence are clueless @maddow @CNN @votevets
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MAR 4 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 1: First see todays #ARGIS map .. US UP to 153 cases.. BUT Remember we can’t TEST! #China has FIVE Tests And TESTS over ONE MILLION per day.

tinyurl.com/uvclzl9 @maddow @CNN @PublicHealth @UCSF @StanfordMed @GavinNewsom @MelanieNathan1
MAR 4 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 2: FIRST NOTE : #Princess #cruiseship #GrandPrincess RETURNING to SF wo stopping in #Ensenada. Passengers on a FEB cruise have #coronavirus SAW STORYbut just picking up WaPoUPDATES . Will add here when I find it #SanFrancisco #COVID19 @sfpelosi
MAR 4 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 3: American #workers face increasing disruptions to their routines as #companies, #schools and #localgovts implement precautions with many firms restricting travel or weighing work-from-home arrangements. @business @Womenworking @SEIU @maddow
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Ahead of publication of UK's objectives for its future relationship #negotiations with the EU, & of normal Thurs @HouseofCommons #BusinessQuestions this AM, a quick thread on some aspects of where we are on #Parliament side of things. 1/
1st, remember that, 'cos of way UK does treaties, gov is under no obligation to publish what it's publishing today. UK gov is under no obligation to tell Parl anything about treaties it's negotiating unless & until they need domestic implementing legislation +/or ratification. 2/
So, fact that gov is publishing a paper today, & doing so accompanied by both a written & oral statement to Parl, is good. It continues longstanding practice of UK gov publishing some kind of doc before start of negs with (pre-Brexit, the rest of) the EU. But... 3/
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1/8: David Frost’s Brussels speech was an intelligent exposition of his view on the EU & an important explanation of #Brexit thinking in the new UK government: asserting the indivisible #sovereignty of the European nation state & the primacy of political identity over the market.
2/8: But, rooted in the 18th century thought of Edmund #Burke (ironically Irish), his argument bypassed the tragic history of how these independent & “revered” nation states behaved towards each other in the 20th century. And the low confidence in today’s national governments.
3/8: Many of us who take a more favourable view of the #EU recognise the overreach & democratic distance of its institutions. But surveying history, today’s world & the scale of European nations, we believe close, structured collaboration between them remains essential.
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The House of Commons has chosen 12 members who will sit on Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs #INAN: 6 Liberals | 4 Conservatives | Bloc 1 | NDP 1 | Role is to study Indigenous legislation and issues. #cdnpoli #HoC #parl43 #FNMI #Parliament #indigpoli
1/ @gary_srp is Liberal from Scarborough—Rouge Park, ON and has previously served a role on this committee. He is Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations. He has 0.9 Indigenous population in his riding. #cdnpoli #onpoli #HoC #INAN
@gary_srp @Carolyn_Bennett 2/ @JaimeBattiste is Liberal from Sydney-Victoria, NS. He is the Chair of the Liberal Indigenous Caucus. There are 10.8% Indigenous people in his riding. He is from Potlotek First Nation and is the first Mi’kmaq elected to the House of Commons. #cdnpoli #nspoli #HoC #INAN
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Ed Mlliband costliest mistake passed in #Parliament in 2008 'Climate Change Act' est. as high as £734 bn or £18 bn each yr until 2050. Estimates in 2015 by EU & Intnl' Energy Agency suggest target cost at £1.3 trillion equiv. to UK entire national debt or £50k every household
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2007 Al Gore hysteria over global warming was at its height, Bryony Worthington Campaign Dir of Friends of the Earth joined the then Environ Sec David Miliband dept, drafted Bill to make Britain only country in #world committed by law to slashing its carbon emissions by 60%
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2008 Gordon Brown promoted David Miliband to Foreign Sec. & created new ministry Dept of Energy & Climate Change DECC, headed by his brother, Ed who decided, following green lobby groups pressure, to up emissions reduction target from 60% to mind-boggling 80%
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#BREAKING

#Lithuania #Vilnius

Last week #Lithuanian #parliament adopted the state #budget for 2020. The main #financial document of the #state was approved by the majority of voters.
It is sad to see how #Lithuania is #suffering without #money. Absolute #chaos – this is how they say in #Lithuania about the new budget.
So, state budget revenues are planned in the amount of 11.559 billion euros, expenses – 12.705 billion euros.
The budget deficit will amount 2.9% of the planned gross domestic product. In other words, the #Lithuanian #draft hardly met the requirements of #fiscal #discipline. The #budget #deficit for #EU member states should not exceed 3% of GDP.
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#BREAKING !!!

#France #Paris

France recognizes Anti-#Zionism now official as #Antisemitism.
The #French #Parliament recently passed a #resolution on this. The resolution of #MP @SylvainMaillard ("La République en marche") adheres to the definition of the "International Alliance for #Holocaust Remembrance" from 2016,
which was adopted by the #European Parliament and the #German government: "#AntiSemitism is a certain perception of #Jews who hatred of #Jews can find expression. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of #AntiSemitism are directed against #Jewish or non-#Jewish individuals and/
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#DataOnCAA

In #Parliament, Home Minister asserted that ‘lakhs and crores’ of people will benefit from #CAA2019

We did #FactCheck and dug out some data from Questions answered in #RajyaSabha

What we found is interesting and revealing

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#DataOnCAA

As recently as on 8th August 2018, Ministry of Home Affairs claimed in #RajyaSabha that data on people from minority communities coming to India on ground of religious persecution from different provinces of Pakistan is not centrally maintained
#DataOnCAA

Interestingly, MHA did say that issue of persecution was taken up with Govt of Pakistan and Bangladesh diplomatically.

What Pakistan and Bangladesh said can be seen in pictures below, which was reproduced in atleast 3 responses, all in 2014.
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Day 18 of #ParliamentWinterSession

The #CitizenshipAmendmentBill listed for discussion, passage in #RajyaSabha today

But RS has had a stormy start of the day and is currently adjourned till 12pm due to protests by MPs- on states not being paid #GST compensation!

#SansadWatch
#RajyaSabha starts debate on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, TMC raises objection to discussion and wants it to be adjourned as intent of Bill is to provide protection to those fleeing from religious persecution, but same not mentioned in Bill at all.
But Chair states that he has perused the Bill and it is order and discussion starts

Amit Shah, Home Minister starts his speech on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019

It was expected that minorities in Pakistan and India will be protected, but same didnt happen

#SansadWatch
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You may have seen my research on A/B testing reported by the @observer online, in print or via the #Marr show. Here is a full @Medium report by me on what the news article and @AndrewMarr9 show touched upon. Big ol' thread 1/

⬇️⬇️⬇️Read here ⬇️⬇️⬇️
medium.com/@WhoTargetsMe/…
Political parties using #Facebook ads have a powerful capacity to hone their messages. Unlike the past where expensive and hard to organise focus groups were the only avenue available for parties to test their messages; today all the political parties engage in #ABtesting 2/
Political parties have never had it so good, as it’s ‘us’ (the users), who help make this happen. Today party campaigning is Janus-faced, a fantastic example of this phenomenon is via the many faces of @joswinson the #LiberalDemocrats were recently pushing. 3/
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@UNRWA
While demanding #humanitarian aid from across the #globe, the #Palestinian Authority spent $2.1 billion to fund #Islamic #terrorism between 2011 and 2018.
Billions of #dollars in foreign aid have been unaccounted for – money that was supposed to go to #Palestinian citizens under the oppressive and #militant #jihadist government run by President Mahmoud Abbas and the #Islamic #terrorist group #Hamas
money that supposedly went to programs that haven’t existed for many years.
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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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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

3/n

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...

ft.com/content/a5d580…
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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