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Now is the time for Remainers to redouble their energies, lobby their MPs and show up to Saturday’s #PeoplesVoteMarch. A resolution is finally in sight and it needn’t be a bad one.

Thread with template for an MP letter I emailed to mine. 1/n
Dear MP name [find email below]

A quick note on Saturday’s votes in which I’d urge you to demand an extension for full economic impact assessments of the Johnson Deal and a confirmatory referendum with our current deal in the EU as the alternative.…
The good thing about Johnson’s Deal is that it further reduces the risk of No Deal. But just because No Deal is terrible it doesn’t mean we should accept any deal.
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1/9 You know, I flip back and forth constantly about Brexit. Sometimes I feel that we have to leave the EU in order for many people in the UK to actually realise that what they called Project Fear is actually Project Fact and they need to see the utter devastation that
2/9 Brexit will bring to the people of the UK. The very fabric of our society is underpinned by our membership of the European Union, our friendship and cooperation with our nearest and dearest neighbours benefits every household in the country. Only by leaving the
3/9 EU will our once great united kingdom finally realise that it simply isn't possible to try to make your way in the 21st Century world that we live in by yourself. The world is growing up and the UK is going backwards, it's like the movie Benjamin Button and we all
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Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to make @Rally4OurRights happen on 12th October.

We are close to covering our main costs, and are working on a shoestring budget, but need a bit more to get there.

Please help a little if you can.…
Please note that any money raised over and above that needed (and we mean really needed) for the event will be split between the following causes:
The rally will be at 3 locations in London on 12th Oct:

1. The guarantor of current rights - The EU office on Smith Square
2. The HQ of those wishing to tear up rights - 55 Tufton St.
3. The Dept many will be (unconfidently) relying on - The Home Office
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@BBCNews formula for covering #Peoplesvotemarch Mass Rallies.
Step 1 Take the police estimates divide by ten
Step 2 Don't headline it on the news unlike other mass protests
Step 3 Put it on the website as London news item only
So next to nobody on #MarchForChange #YestoEurope
Oh Look @BBCNews just caught you tweaking your fake news reporting, hundreds become thousands - keep going
Compare the volumes of time to every fart that comes from Farage, the tiny protests of Yaxley Lennon Robs where video streams are taken from protestors but every single Remain/PV Vote Mass march over the last year has been under-reported by @BBCNews @bbcnickrobinson @bbclaurak
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Good morning.
Thread here on a tale of two marches.
This may take some time.
@RaymondSnoddy @mk1969 @amandaloviza @BCU_CBS @ThatTimWalker @Andrew_Adonis @campbellclaret
Last Saturday, hundreds of thousands marched through London to ask for a second referendum on #brexit. It was announced from the platform that more than a million had taken part. There were certainly a lot.
Yesterday, thousands more were on the march to protest about the betrayal of the failure to deliver #brexit that day.
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Mr Peston with respect, you might do the country a better service by calling this out for what it is, the future of the country for the next 40 years being decided by 30 or so people in grubby backroom deals

And then focus on the extraordinary story of the march and petition
This Tory plotting does not serve the country, they are serving only themselves, and focusing on it is a distraction. Meanwhile millions of people are trying to have a voice as we speak.

You owe them your attention, surely
Sorry to be so direct @Peston but when you look back at this in 10 years time, do you really want to find yourself asking why you indulged hapless Tory plotting & Labour triangulation when record breaking marches & petitions were being desperately launched by the unrepresented?
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Excellent speech by @DrRosena on the need, love and support for EU immigrants in the UK #BetterTogether
#PeoplesVoteMarch #PeoplesVote #PutItToThePeople
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(THREAD) I understand the frustration of some who say that Nicola Sturgeon should also attend pro-Indy rallies, not just #PeoplesVoteMarch. But I personally believe she does well to stay away as FM. Until #indyref2 campaign starts, every Indy march should stay 100% grassroots.
If she were to attend, that's the only story you'd hear in the overwhelming majority of the Press. That this was all the SNP's doing. That independence is a party political issue (it isn't). It would do very little to gain 2014 No voters, and, we need a few of them for indyref2.
To raise suspicions of "I've never seen Nicola at an indy rally", like she's some Unionist Manchurian candidate, is tin-foil level mad. Keep on organising your local Yes movements. Keep on agitating at local level. Keep on advancing the Yes cause with family & friends.
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#PeoplesVoteMarch is done. Some potted thoughts:

- Take that one million turnout claim with a pinch of salt. The organisers of these rallies always embellish. We’ll have to wait for the police to give us their (more realistic) estimate. But it was big, bigger than the last one.
- The atmosphere was unlike any other protest I’ve covered. There were almost no Socialist Worker placards, no copies of the Morning Star and no angry anarchists. It was clearly more Middle England than Protest England.
- So yes it was all generally very middle class. You’ll see folks like Brendan O’Neill claim this was a class protest. But in terms of age, sex and ethnicity it was broader and probably more representative of Britain than other protests I’ve been to.
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THREAD: Some excellent signs from #PeopesVoteMarch. (Curated not taken by me.)
More signs from #PeopesVoteMarch
More signs from #PeoplesVoteMarch
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Speeches have begun. First speaker is @mrjamesob, introduced by Richard Bacon as “the radio presenter I always wanted to be.”

O’Brien says “I don’t think the German car industry is about to turn up.” #PeoplesVoteMarch
Sadiq Khan: “I’ve lived in London all my life. I’ve never seen London look so magnificent as it does today.”

“We can all agree Brexit has been a complete and utter mess. We are in danger of falling off a cliff with catastrophic consequences.”

Khan: “Let’s withdraw Article 50 - 4.25 million have signed the petition.” #PeoplesVoteMarch
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God alone knows how many tens of thousands of good people at #PeoplesVoteMarch. They will be able to say that they stood up against the lies and the enormous cowardice of Tory and Labour leaders, and did what they could for their country 1/2
Anything more? I just don't know. Spoke to Labour people who described leaderless Labour MPs "hiding under their duvets". My @ObserverUK colleagues have spoken to Tories who know that, if they defend the national interest, their careers will be over.
British politics is being hit from all directions. A fanatical Right that would rather burn the country down than admit it's in the wrong. A hopelessly ill-equipped prime minister. A crackpot leader of the opposition and a failed media.
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Best of luck and all love to those on the #PeoplesVoteMarch today! While I’ve still got huge reservations about a second ref in itself (as well as the apparatchiks running the campaign), it’s the failures of the Tory Party in government driving polarisation in this country.
I’m not a Lexiter. My preference, still, is to Remain in the EU. But my priority is to see a Labour government in power which could deal with the social and economic forces which drove Brexit in the first place.

Which means thinking through certain things...
The first is that polarisation on Brexit benefits the hard nationalist right most of all. They don’t want unity - they want to exploit a narrow majority to pulverise the notion of governing by consensus. Remainers can’t play their game if ultimately they want to win.
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1) Reflection on Tory brexiters - thread
On the day when up to a million march & 4 million sign to correct the stupidity & arrogance of #Brexit leaders perhaps its a good time to reflect on "take back control"
This week, we were humiliated

2) barely reported, spun by the BBC as "EU gives itself a breather", we had to sit outside a room whilst 27 other countries decided our fate, what kind of #brexit extension we would get or even if we would get an extension
The greatest humiliation since Suez, & brexiters did this
3) the key point is this. The EU27 gave us an extension on article 50 because it was in their interest. If they had decided an extension was *not* in their interest, we'd have been out with no deal in a few days. And there's nothing we could have done about it.
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Soon we'll be at the point where the disaster that is brexit runs out of can kicking and we finally face a choice.

No Deal.

Or postponing and ultimately defeating the whole stupid concept.

Let's look at how we got here.

Thanks to @ByDonkeys for the inspiration
The Brexiters biggest problem has been a lack of understanding between them of what brexit is. Hence the silly use of "the brexit people voted for" as a phrase to cover up "we've no bloody idea what people voted for"
In any half decent democracy brexit would never have been unleashed without a plan being created.

But not only do we STILL not have that, Brexiters havent grasped even the basic details like how to import food.
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@10DowningStreet @lucyfrazermp @LaylaMoran @mrjamesob @JMPSimor @joannaccherry @WomaninHavana @IanDunt @Bakehouse2016 @spaceangel1964 @ProfBrianCox @ThatTimWalker @thatginamiller @acgrayling @JolyonMaugham Dear PM, as an ex-conservative (who voted for 4 former Tory Prime Ministers) I wish to register my 'huge horror' at the alarming pace of damaging developments since Feb'16. The history is known, and David Cameron's mistake was seismic. Your own position is compromised, with our -
@10DowningStreet @lucyfrazermp @LaylaMoran @mrjamesob @JMPSimor @joannaccherry @WomaninHavana @IanDunt @Bakehouse2016 @spaceangel1964 @ProfBrianCox @ThatTimWalker @thatginamiller @acgrayling @JolyonMaugham - Nation(s) now split to an unprecedented extent! In terms of TODAY, it seems clear that the Article 50 Notice (unsupported by any detailed planning!) must be revoked or extended, to allow due time for a proper consensus to be built - whether or not informed by a further People's
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My #tftd:

John Oliver has done a Brexit update, and it is utterly damning.

Part 1: Everyone's talking about Brexit


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight
@LBC Part 2: Explaining the English border in Ireland problem


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight
@LBC Part 3: What happens if there is a #NoDealBrexit?


@LBC #r4today #PoliticsLive #newsnight
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1/ If you are interested in facts rather than @LeaveEUOfficial smear about our organisation then please read this thread...
2/ It is correct that we have received money from @LDN_gov - not for campaigning but for a service that we are already providing: an information hub for EU citizens in London.…
3/ This information hub for EU Londoners has been set up to help the ca 1m EU citizens in London informing them about their #citizensrights and mitigate the uncertainty caused by the referendum result.…
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1/ #Brexit & #PeoplesVoteMarch - have we wasted 926 days debating the wrong things?
2/ over the last 2 1/2 years I have spoken to many Leave voters across the UK while campaigning for EU #citizensrights. Global Britain, free trade deals, sovereignty , Canada+++, and migration, were mentioned at first but once dug deeper the concerns changed quickly.
3/▪️ Migrants depress wages
▪️Migrants take our jobs
▪️Migrants cause housing crisis
▪️Migrants claim our benefits
▪️'Vast sums' of money to EU
▪️Migrants crowd schools & our children's education suffers
▪️London doesn't listen to our concerns here they only do what the EU says.
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When we launched just 9 months ago, few believed we had a realistic chance of success. Today, thanks to everyone who kept fighting, we continue to prove the doubters wrong. At the end of an incredible 2018, here’s the story of how we got here:
March 2018: Even before the #PeoplesVote campaign launched, the groups that today support the campaign all moved into the same shared campaign office, as together, we are stronger
April 2018: the launch of the #PeoplesVote campaign was attended by over 1,500 people & had top actor @SirPatStew talk about why he backed a #PeoplesVote.
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So it’s been one year exactly since I (Andy) started tweeting under @remainernow.

This thread will cover thank yous, some of the things the #Remainernow campaign has done over the last 12 months, what I think must happen next & how you can help.
So 1 year ago today, having spent the previous 18 months devastated about Brexit & the ramifications it looked like it was going to have for UK, I decided I had to do more & I set up a new twitter account with a simple aim & this was the 1st tweet.

I'd been following several #regretful leavers (e.g. @HughNorris7 & @timjn1) for a while on my personal twitter (now dormant) & decided that their voices (& many others like them) must be amplified & they must know others feel the same..@remainernow was the result of that.

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For 2+ years I have implored pro-EU politicians to have progressive immigration debate. Why? Because I knew immigration wld again be the key, EU citizens again be made the central issue. And here we are: here’s what May will focus on to sell her deal. 1/…
It is the greatest failure of pro-EU voices in this country that they haven’t facilitated that progressive debate. Not only that: chose, yet again, to sweep it under the carpet. Chose again to deny EU citizens platforms and silence our voices like at #PeoplesVoteMarch 2/
For EU citizens this is a tragedy because it means we’ve been abandoned again and will again see more hate stirred against us. But for the UK it means that chances for a #PeoplesVote to succeed were it to come are lower than they could be. 3/
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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)
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So #VoteLeave chair @GiselaStuart (who I note quit as an MP in 2017 rather than try and make brexit work) apparently said on @talkRADIO this morning that she believed there were no leave voters on the #PeoplesVoteMarch a couple of weeks ago.

Let's examine that.


So @GiselaStuart maybe you do not believe that #RemainerNow @Will_DryOFOC was at the #PeoplesVoteMarch. In fact he now works full time fighting #brexit with @OFOCBrexit & was one of the thousands of young people leading the march. Here he explains why

Or @GiselaStuart do you not 'believe' this little collage of evidence of leave voters @damidude @CharlesGallahe2, his brother, @hughnorris, @damidude @snoozette1 @MrsEmmaJK @andrewhardie3 all of whom are #RemainerNow &were at the #PeoplesVoteMarch on 20th Oct?


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