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The British government, over several years, has already destroyed the papers, without scanning them, of those belonging to the #Windrush generation, quietly deporting them, depriving them of their rights as British citizens. /2
2/ Since the #EUreferendum, it has enabled an environment so hostile that no few blink when an MP is murdered in the street, where #EU27 citizens have been spat on and beaten up in public, and where @the3million are forced to *apply* to remain in their own homes. /3
3/ The right wing has seized on this moment, carefully recruiting the violent and vulnerable to make them feel important, enabled, and politically capable, placing them where they can disrupt emergency services and abuse public figures without immediate action from the police./4
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A constant refrain from my fellow remainers is name be a #Brexit benefit many devote immense energy writing detailed explanations of trade tarrifs or how the EU works. I am grateful to them as I have learned a lot from them yet we all wonder why it makes so little difference
It seems to me that a better question to leavers is what are you getting out of #Brexit why do you support it in the face of so much evidence that its a terrible idea and I would like to suggest the answer lies in the realms of feeling
We have all seen that #Brexit licenses all kinds of opinions that 1l0 years ago would have been unacceptable but more than that it licences BEHAVIOURS that usually are unacceptable and thus gives many adherents a immense pleasure
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If #Brexit has a constitutional doctrine then it is the sovereignty of the whim a Brexiters want what they want with no understanding of the consequences or feasiblity just like toddlers
In the immediate aftermath of the referendum a petition to demand a rerun received 4 million signatures it turned out it was a leaver who put the petition up as he thought leave would lose. He protested it wasn't supposed to be used by remainers
All Leavers are fond of saying you can't have a rerun just cos you don't like the result. Yet nigel Farage Dominic Raab and John Redwood all made clear they'd demand a 2nd ref in the event of a remain win sauce for the goose isn't sauce for the gander evidently
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What the referendum has shown me – thread, please add your own tweets to it: 1/11
The referendum has shown me that none of the three major UK parties and very few of our politicians, especially on the #Left either care about or even understand what the real definition of democracy actually is & why we voted to leave the #Left also hates the working class. 2/11
The referendum has shown me Parliament has for too long been allowed to ignore the wishes of the British people and more importantly without any real consequences to them, from expenses to lying under oath there has been one rule for us and a different one for them. 3/11
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A list of what will actually happen if we stay in the EU, and what has already been agreed. Check it out if you wish: Thread
1: The UK along with all existing members of the EU lose their abstention veto in 2020 as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty when the system changes to that of majority acceptance with no abstentions or veto’s being allowed.
2: All member nations will become states of the new federal nation of the EU by 2022 as clearly laid out in the Lisbon treaty with no exceptions or vetoes.
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Contrary to popular belief Brexiter no deal #Brexit planning has been in full swing for 2 years as I shall explain in this thread
1/ dismiss the very possiblity of no deal #Brexit as #ProjectFear and assure voters of a much better cake and eat it deal during campaign
2/on winning referendum experience gradual realisation that any #Brexit deal is not only certain to be inferior to EU membership but stratosphercally inferior to the promises made most of which you can't remember
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Why the Remain side cannot be trusted with a second referendum:
- They propose two leave options and one remain option to split the vote
- They demand a disproportionate margin of victory
- They demand 16-17 year olds get the vote
- They demand foreign nationals get the vote
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- They have even demanded the choice be between May's (BRINO) terms and No Brexit (so no real Brexit on the ballot)
- They demand particular voters be omitted from process. (60+ yr olds*)
- Votes will have been stacked in 2.5 years since Brexit with concerted propaganda campaign
- A large number of Remainers who advocate a so-called "People's Vote" already let it be known they wouldn't accept a Leave vote even in a second referendum
- What would a second referendum say to parliamentarians who just want to disregard the will of people when it suits them?
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It's a fevered time there are all kinds of rumours about what maybot will do given no one wants her #Brexit deal however desperately she tries to get support she does not look like getting it
I've heard rumours she will resubmit her crappy deal to parliament so apparently it is OK to get mps to vote twice if you get the wrong answer
I've heard maybot is thinking of postponing the vote but to do what exactly drag the whole mess put for longer when the country wants an end to this
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"Bank warns no-deal could see UK sink into recession"

"UK economy could shrink by 8% in the immediate aftermath"

In case you wondered the 2008/09 world wide crash was ONLY -2% and it was very bad

Now imagine -8%

#PeoplesVote

bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
and cue the

Russian/US Bots and trolls

Rich MP's scared of paying taxes

Right wing media, who's scared of paying taxes

shouting #ProjectFear as brexit dissolves before their very eyes.
The prime reason for brexit is

The new 2019 EU Anti-tax evasions laws

These laws are the reason for Brexit

It will make the tax dodgers pay their taxes

The Brexitquitters are desperate for a no deal brexit

#PeoplesVote
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OK so let's see where we are with #Brexit 1/ the government is clearly scared Shitless by no deal as this story in the daily mail proves google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dail…
Thus no deal is not really an option cis however brexiters might dismiss it as #ProjectFear or scream betrayal the government is far more afraid of no deal chaos
Theresa Mays #Brexit deal is shit and both leavers remainers hate it. This is not Mays fault as any deal would always be inferior to EU membership
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It's always someone else's fault with #Brexit it's the EU or it's Theresa May or it's remainers it's never ever the fucking fault of those who obsessed 4 brexit 4 20yrs & didn't fucking realise Dover/calais trade is important Well you fucking won it you own it u brexhadi tossers
Don't you just love how brexhadis are often rightwing tories who love preaching personal responsibility to the poor & disabled but when it comes to themselves & their shit pile #Brexit dream everything is always everyone else fault & they run a mile from responsibility arseholes
And oh how apparently if #Brexit is stopped it will be a terrible betrayal but the fact that all the promises they made haven't got a hope in hell of being realised won't be a betrayal at all wankers
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Confirming yet again my argument from 3 weeks ago that the one of the two core influencers of May's Soft-Remain BRINO-Deal was & still is her naive susceptibility to the lobbying of the pro-Remain side of CBI-epitomised crony-corporatist Big-Business.
bit.ly/2ObKONt
As I've stated before, arch-Remainer Clark has been May's behind-the-arras fixer of pro-Remain crony-corporatist Big-Business' participation in Hammond/Treasury's #ProjectFear MK II about No-Deal, by reassuring them UK wld stay in CU come what may.
bbc.com/news/business-…
Remember, @BrexitStewart, only last month at @ConHome, revealed Clark still refusing to divulge details of alleged assurances to Nissan that UK *would* stay in CU, whatever was being said publicly, & that the Irish backstop "wheeze" would achieve that.
bit.ly/2Pvb62v
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I have read some #projectfear #fakenews about Brexit in my time but this one has immediately entered the Top 5, as I shall explain:

BBC News - UK 'will pay the price' of no-deal Brexit bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
From the report itself, and I don't have any issues with this at all as a statement of principle:
Or this:
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#brexit seems to be all about feeling over fact and this is especially true of the ReesMogg ERG faction of the Tory right.
I never bought the line that #brexit is about Democracy because most of the Tory right had zero enthusiasm for improving democracy in the UK few of them care about unelected house of lords the unfair FPTP electoral system or transparency on the contrary
Most of the Tory right are interested only in constitutional changes that suit them and if anything strive to be as little democratically accountable as possible.
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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#BrexitConcerns from the ONS about a worrying disparity in our trade statistics.

"in 2016, Britain recorded imports of services from seven countries of £68bn: but those countries registered total exports to the UK of £140bn"
ft.com/content/9f1d7a…
Seems there is even more at stake than we realised.

Brexit is a bad decision.
I haven't a clue why the colours on that pic are inverted.
Here it is.
Just another huge reason to #LookB4WeLeave

#FinalSay #FinalSayForAll
#ProjectFear #BrexitReality
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@HowShouldWeVote @RoyMotteram @RemainLies_ @Fenmonkey @CanaryAndy @EmbersBrexit @trawlerhorse @JohnMcGlynn @DeborahMeaden This could take a while and I'm quite busy, but here goes
1. Donald Tusk, said, “Western political civilisation will be destroyed if the UK voted 'Leave'.” [Bild, 13 June 2016] I may be wrong but I think it is safe to say western political civilisation has not been destroyed.
@HowShouldWeVote @RoyMotteram @RemainLies_ @Fenmonkey @CanaryAndy @EmbersBrexit @trawlerhorse @JohnMcGlynn @DeborahMeaden 2.Punishment Budget. George Osborne [15 June 2016] predicted £30bn tax rises and IMMEDIATE spending cuts would be implemented. To date, no changes to the planned tax rates or public spending have been implemented.
@HowShouldWeVote @RoyMotteram @RemainLies_ @Fenmonkey @CanaryAndy @EmbersBrexit @trawlerhorse @JohnMcGlynn @DeborahMeaden 3.Brexit would cost every household £4,300. UK Treasury [18 April 2016] predicted that every household would lose between £2,600 and £5,200 a year following Brexit. Their (& IMF) latest prediction now confirms that even on WTO status the losses would be maybe a £100 or so
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As a #leavernow I have undergone a radical process of DeEducation and thanks to the resultant intellectual brexpihany I now have depth ignorance of a true Brexpert accordingly I would like to take to task the scaremongering remoaners who continue to pedal #ProjectFear THREAD
The CBI claims the UK car industry could face extinction after #Brexit but the CBI are just the representative body of British industry who lobby on behalf of manufacturing industry I have never worked in manufacturing so know its just #ProjectFear independent.co.uk/news/business/…
The city of London is full of remoaners deeply unhappy at #Brexit city lobbying groups keep pretending their businesses will be hurt and good jobs will be lost but As a #leavernow I say it is #ProjectFear so it must be because I say so uk.businessinsider.com/city-of-london…
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As a #leavernow I accept the will of the people which is set in stone and soon on headstones of leave voters and embrace the future everyone knew they were voting for
No one ever said #Brexit would be easy except Nigel farage Boris Johnson David Davis liam fox Jacob Rees Mogg Ian Duncan Smith Chris gargling Michael Gove and numerous other prominent brexists however I've not encountered one leave voter who ever listened to anything they said
The people who voted leave all knew that we would face the destruction of just in time manufacturing the loss of financial service jobs not to mention food and medical shortages and I will of course stoically bear it for #Brexit
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Why does Twitter deliberately target Right-wing accounts for Shadow-banning and why it will sooner rather than later completely back-fire and why they are ultimately going to destroy the Left and what a great day that will be. Thread. 1/15
It is no surprise Twitter targets accounts for “wrong think” or as we on the #Right like to call it “free-think” this is because of two events which are now totally and utterly inextricably linked, #Brexit and #Trump and the Establishment have been rocked to the core. 2/15
Neither of which were supposed to happen & yet they did now the Establishment is determined never to allow it to happen again or even at all, the reason for them happening was nothing to do with social media, but was to do with people knocking on doors and persuading others. 3/15
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Here are six of the most ridiculous claims from #ProjectFear about the impact of a clean #Brexit on businesses, prices and jobs. I’m paraphrasing to make my points, but all are staples of the #Remain camp. (1/8)
Myth 1. Businesses have become so reckless that they now rely on fragile just-in-time supply chains where even the slightest new friction would be catastrophic, and it would be impossible to adapt them without the massive disruption of relocating. (2/8)
Myth 2. Businesses selling only into the EU are so feeble that they would find it very difficult and costly to start filling in a simple customs return, even though they already manage to deal with all the other paperwork required. (3/8)
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Two years on from #Brexit referendum vote, UK growth has slumped. Lowest of any G7 country. Lower than Eurozone. Likely to fall further (c. Airbus). But hey, no worries, it's all #ProjectFear say the #Brexiteers (graphic @WSJ)
Still, young Brits can always pick fruit - rather than look forward to careers in high-tech industries like Airbus. Well done #Brexiteers (but hey, no worries it's all #ProjectFear isn't it?)
Consumer spending slumped after Brexit Referendum #PeoplesVoteMarch 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (Well done #Brexiteers. But hey, no worries it's all #ProjectFear isn't it?)
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I've been doing a bit of number crunching to see what date, with no-one changing their minds, demographics will show that the British people voted to remain. That date is 27th January 2021. On that date, the UK voted #Remain. (1/3)
My workings are here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d… My calcs are NOT perfect, but I feel they're a pretty good indicator. (2/3)
Of course, this all assumes that no-one has changed their minds, but as #ProjectFear turns into #ProjectReality it would be pretty mad to think no-one is changing their mind! (3/3)
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The politicians and political commentators that YOU trust, have told you that all the bad news you hear about Brexit is just #ProjectFear.
Just imagine for a second that when Brexit actually happens, you find out they were wrong. How will history look at you? How will your kids?
Most people on both sides weren't experts in EU law.
Did you get your information directly from EU Treaties and resulting legislation, or did you trust the articles and opinions of others?
Remainers and Leavers just trusted different sources.
However, Brexit voters, if it actually happens and we start to see the full economic and international effects of Brexit, you're going to have to explain, especially to your kids, why you ignored the warnings from actual experts in the field before voting. independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
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