On a No Deal option in a #peoplesvote. Aside from the incredible recklessness of including a ‘certain disaster’ option, has anybody thought to ask EU27 if they’d extend Art50 only for the worst-case outcome to still be a possibility?
I very much doubt it. 1/
Why would they? The incentive to extend for a PV is that it would avoid an accidental no deal caused by a deadlocked UK Parliament. 2/
It would reduce uncertainty by guaranteeing a non-chaotic, orderly outcome of either accepting the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, or revoking Art50 3/
In English law a Fraudulent Conspiracy exists when parties conspire together in breaking the law for the purpose of damaging the interests of a third party. It carries a sentence of ten years. The article below proves that there was a fraudulent conspiracy against Sanni.
Tax Payers Alliance was controlled by Tory central office. The Treasurers office introduced Matthew Elliot to Tory donors - myself included. TPA has extraordinarily conceded full liability to settle out of court. It has done this because in court, it would have been proven that
As we prepare for a #PeoplesVote there's been discussion on how Remain needs to listen to "the causes of Brexit"
I'm going to give the perspectives of 4 leavers I know, because potentially it's not that simple
2) these are friends and colleagues. All very well educated & in well paid work or comfortably settled. I can't say that they are representative, but there is a common theme in all their attitudes which I'll be honest in saying is fairly simplistic & not particularly appealing
3) the first said their reason for leaving was it was too easy for a migrant to get treatment on the NHS.
In terms of the NI issue & how reunification might impact "British" NI residents she said "well, if you're going to live there it's your own fault because it was a risk"
1) Corbyn & #Brexit - a history
lot of dismay about this statement from Corbyn, an attempt to shut down the #PeoplesVote campaign which has majority support in the Labour party
But really, the signs were all there, and the "treacherous" Labour MPs, it turns out, were right
2) way back before the referendum, when we thought Remain was in the bag, Corbyn won his first leadership election.
The entire front bench went to see him, because they were worried Corbyn wouldn't really support Remain
Most believed him, Chuka Umunna didn't & resigned the bench
3) Then Corbyn had a very lacklustre Ref campaign, asked for A50 to be invoked "now" when Remain lost, and began a long process of supporting & reinforcing #Brexit.
His entire front bench in essence resigned, to force him from office because of his poor ref campaign
As an elected Member of Parliament it is my responsibility, on behalf of my constituents, to do everything possible to secure a bright future for our country - brimming with opportunity, jobs & prosperity.
Waiting for the start of the Brexit What's The Deal event at Bracknell Open Learning Centre organised by Berkshire for Europe.
We'll be live tweeting the event, so watch this space.
If you are at the event, use the hashtag #WhatsTheDealBracknell on social media.
It promises to be an interesting evening, particularly with the news this afternoon that Railways Minister @JoJohnsonUK has resigned from the government and spoken out in favour of a #PeoplesVote on Brexit rather than the choice of no deal or a bad deal.
Our speakers this evening are:
Bracknell MP @DrPhillipLeeMP who was one of the early MPs to resign their ministerial post over Brexit (for the right reasons)
Lord Heseltine: “This is a very significant resignation. Here is a young politician with everything to gain from staying inside the government, pursuing his distinguished career, keeping his head down and waiting for events to take their course." #PeoplesVote
Lord Heseltine: "He has not done that. He has resigned on an issue of principle putting the country before his party and his own career." #PeoplesVote
Parliament will reject the deal for the reasons explained in my pinned tweet. That leaves us with no-deal in December. The Tory Party leadership won't ever support a #PeoplesVote.
But the Tory Party's MPs will, purely to save the party's reputation from no-deal.
My main concern is that the Good Friday Agreement ties the government to making a deal that keeps us in the Single Market and Customs Union permanently. Because there will be those arguing that that meets Labour's 6 tests. But that's a Brexit that does nothing but #GiveUpControl
But allow me to speak plainly...
That would be f**** stupid!
The only reason Parliament has been pursing a Brexit its MPs knows is harmful has been to respect the democratic wishes of 2016 voters. So to accept a deal that leaves us LESS sovereign would DEFEAT THE WHOLE. POINT!
Right let’s talk folks. About home. What’s in it anyway? Home is home right? Just like Brexit is Brexit, it can mean different things to different people. It’s just surprising how *many* people equate home with place. Home is not a house or town or country. 1/
Home is where you feel safe. It may be where your loved ones, your family, live but it doesn’t have to be. It may be temporary, where you’re staying, but it’s still home as it’s where you have decided to spend your life. Even if just for now. 2/
Home is where you can relax. Where you can love and sleep and eat in peace. Without fear or worry that any moment someone will come knocking at the door to take you away. 3/
The city held some amazing cultural events and was really put in on the European map. The Berlin Philharmonic played to sell out crowds in Paphos harbour but there were exhibitions of art and history and all kinds of music and theatre
Thread: Several prominent people in tech (VCs etc) have *privately* thanked me for being so public about a #FinalSay / #PeoplesVote. They are v. worried about the future of the UK. Then again, one or two say I’ve damaged myself. “Stick to tech!”
Only 4 people (that I’ve counted) are actively pro-Brexit (I have a LOT of contacts so they are very much in the minority. Those who are against Brexit but remain quiet say they prefer not to “do politics”.
And yet they’d probably be the first to admit that we landed in this place because the Tech Industry did not do enough to *actively* defend democracy. Instead, it built products without thinking about how they might one day be weaponised against democracy.
Sometimes you even presented 2 sides of the Tory Brexit position as "balance"
This survey shows that this was a terrible failure of duty
@AndrewMarr9@bbcnickrobinson@EvanHD@bbclaurak 3) despite this writing off of Remain (Nick Robinson said essentially "the debate is over, the only Q is the form of #Brexit"), despite pleading "but Brexit must happen", even despite attempts to reinforce the inevitability of Brexit, Remain has grown
One of my friends just went to a workshop about EU citizens rights. Am appalled. She has come away quite despondent. EU27 citizens, our families friends and neighbours a vital part of our communities, are about to be marked down as the B team and they have done nothing wrong.
Before that she went to speak to her mp who asked her to trust him. It’s a very difficult thing to trust MPs who are unwilling or unable to be very clear and openly support #PeoplesVote with #remainoption even if in private they are supportive
At the end of the day MPs will not actually suffer or be made second class citizens. VPrivate support will not make #peoplesvote happen and this applies to voters. If you are as appalled at the effect of brexit on all in our communities you must speak out.
@UKLabour 2) I'm not here to beg you to join the LDs or the Greens, but I am here to beg you to do *something*, because I'd argue "fighting from within" Labour isn't working fast enough.
And I admit I am focused on #Brexit, but I also want good, solid, *moral* government afterwards
@UKLabour 3) #Brexit, right now, let's be honest, should be on its a**e
- there's investigations into illegal funding
- the Gov. are a mess
- the leaders are deeply compromised
- 700k marched for a #PeoplesVote
- public opinion is turning
So he begins with:
Julia Hard-Brexit - tell us how great the Brexit deal is ?
And JHard-Brexit gets TWO chances to tell us that the #PeoplesVote, which is now the preference of a large majority of UK voters AND constituencies is just an EU conspiracy. Unchallenged by Marr, no Remain advocate in the fucking show. State sponsored @BBC propaganda outrage
I am one of #The5Million — us @The3Million & @BritishInEurope most immediately affected by specific Brexit threats. Even if there were to be a #PeoplesVote we won’t have a say. So we need your help. Now. Please come and join me in London on Monday for our human chain & rally. 1/
I will also be doing another #EUcitizensChampion activity later on in the day. Whether in person there or online: I hope many more of you will become champions. EU citizens need your help. One way to become one is by making a donation here: gofundme.com/eucitizenscham… 3/
Is Owen an expert *crosses self* in psy-ops? What does he know about how messaging works and how it influences people? Why is it "ridiculous"? Because it serves his purpose to refute the impact this actually had.
Lest we forget this is against a backdrop of decades of aggressive anti-EU messaging via the tabloid press.
And the main culprit as far as I understand it was Facebook - this platform has been used very effectively to radicalise peoples' views. I've heard accounts where people can't even explain why they voted leave. It just made sense at the time.
Unless EU-27 agree to an extension of the two-year #Article50 period, the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019. Theresa May clearly stil hopes for some kind of deal that will keep the City of London happy enough with #Brexit: but #NoDealBrexit is a very real possibility. /2
#NoDealBrexit is disastrous, but the UK is woefully unprepared for the massive changes to ensue with any kind of #Brexit: the Tories have treated the Brexit negotiations as a game in which they held all the cards, & in consequence have failed utterly to make any progress. /3