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So this weekend, like many, we’re going to see the usual #brexit suspects come out with some of their regular outbursts. Here’s a few thoughts I have via a #Thread below. Image
Some of these will point blame at the EU for trying to sabotage a deal, focus specifically on Ireland or go for the approach that the EU will crack soon due to the pressures of the German car manufacturers or the likes. Image
We could be told, again, that Ireland will follow the U.K. out of the EU or indeed seek to rejoin the UK itself! Image
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@LookBehindYou20 @1ittlesanctuary @ghost_wales @afneil 1. This is the lies about the £350M pw membership fee

When it was actually £363M pw

Plus other associated fees & direct costs & charges taking it up to £1B pw

Plus the costs of red tape, higher import costs, etc etc, taking it up to £2B pw

Is that the lying & cheating?!
@LookBehindYou20 @1ittlesanctuary @ghost_wales @afneil 2. Or perhaps the lying and cheating about how was it 60 odd % of our laws are made in Brussels when Remain said it was around 14%

FROM THE SAME HOUSE OF COMMONS REPORT

When the 14% was the smallest category of laws directly resulting from EU membership

The next was 40 odd %..
@LookBehindYou20 @1ittlesanctuary @ghost_wales @afneil 3. But when you add in the indirect influence on our laws the 60 odd % leaps to the 85% of our laws that in one way or another directly or indirectly come from Brussels as admitted by other EU members and boasted about by the EU itself

Do you mean that cheating and lying?!
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**Public Service Announcement**

Please note #FBPE #Remain #RejoinEU #StopBrexit campaigners.

This will be a thread..

I wanted to warn you all about four individuals that I've encountered on my travels and battles against Brexit..
The first is Roger Powell. First ancountered in 2016. Current Twitter account @E8Powell
Previous accounts;
@RogerPowell8
(Suspended)
@Roger_Powell79
(Suspended)
This man is well known for abusing people, and thus as lost several accounts already. If you see him please REPORT (for violating his permanent suspension from Twitter for abuse) and block.
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1#WeAreStillHere
4 years ago there was one of the biggest attacks on democracy the UK has ever experienced.
Russia had been flooding London with unchecked money, buying the souls of some accountants, lawyers and politicians.
Putin demanded brexit, he wants to break up the EU 🇪🇺
2 #WeAreStillHere
Partly because of the sanctions the EU imposed, partly because EU tightened up on dirty money, mostly because he wanted to destroy what was great about the UK - democracy, reputation, being accountable, setting standards, environmental standards, peoples rights
3 #WeAreStillHere
Putin understood the easiest way to command countries was cyber attacks and voter interference, eg by controlling the people who ended up in influential places. One example is Trump. Another is Johnson. He also tried in Hungary, Italy, Greece, Germany, etc.
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DAY 2 of the #InDivEU Mid-Term Conference is about to get underway! Today we have 2 panels:

1⃣ Effects of #DifferentiatedIntegration
2⃣ External #Differentiation

As yesterday, we'll be keeping you updated by live-tweeting all our expert contributions from Team #InDivEU💪
The Chair of our first panel, Wojciech Gagatek from @UniWarszawski, has just opened up proceedings 💪

/1
Ioannis Vergioglou from @ETH_en is taking us through the methodology and framework of the first paper of the day: "Effects of #DifferentiatedIntegration on EU Institutional Trust"

/2
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Let's pause for a minute, and review just what happened to The #LibDems at #GE2019.

Unlike the recent hand-wringing internal review, I don't believe for a second that the policy to #RevokeArticle50 was toxic to the majority of potential #LibDems voters.
1. The Labour Party's refusal to enter into stand-down pacts.

History is already being rewritten, placing the blame for non-cooperation on The #LibDems.

This simply isn't true.

Even Labour MPs at the time, admitted it was LABOUR whom refused.

businessinsider.com/labours-rosie-…
2. Fear of a Corbyn-led government outweighed concerns regarding Brexit.

In polls during the weeks preceding #GE2019, it was clear that Boris Johnson wasn't very popular...

But it was also clear that Jeremy Corbyn was EXTREMELY unpopular.

thestreet.com/.amp-mishtalk/…
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Altijd leuk als mensen een #thread maken over hun ideeën.
@PietLekkerkerk maakte een thread over de #EU-standpunten van #FvD omdat hij vindt dat deze standpunten onzinnig zijn.
Hier👇zijn thread en mijn antwoord.
#Draad!
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Piet vraagt (tweet 3👇) naar de onderbouwing voor 2 beweringen van #FvD:

-dat de EU ons miljarden kost
-dat economieën in Zuid-Europa kapot gaan door de #EU

Eerst gaan we kijken naar de miljarden.
2/31
Piet stelt dat het ‘maar’ 1 miljard per jaar is.
Zijn linkje werkt niet meer, dus ik heb zelf even gegoogeld en kwam hier terecht.
Volgens de EU zelf👇 betaalde NL in 2017 bijna 2 miljard meer dan het ontving.
3/31
europa.eu/european-union…
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🇪🇺❌Done1
Lamenting the future after the #WithdrawalAgreement? Done with #Brexit? Tired of the fight? Sad?

Either way, if you've got the #brexitblues #FBPE don't lose hope.

Instead, kick back, get popcorn and join me in a thread of #NotBrexitDone.

Because we need you even more
🇪🇺❌Done2
You see for 3.5 years we've been fighting. Two groups in an endless war of not listening to each other.

But wherever this goes now, there is no #Remain anymore. So say goodbye to it. Have a funeral for it.

Don't think for a moment I mean giving up 😍. It's move ⏭
🇪🇺❌Done3
Did you notice?
In the blink of an eye you turned from resistance to participant.

How will you play this new game? IMHO you have 4 options

1. Make sure they keep their promises
2. Remind them they were stupid/wrong
3. Check Out
4. Their bed...

Which do you choose?
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🇪🇺🇬🇧🇪🇺🇩🇪🇬🇧🇪🇺🇭🇺🇪🇺 I regularly come across EU citizens living here who tell me they aren't bothering to apply for Settled status/citizenship because they don't believe the UK will leave the EU/they have been here for X years/are married, living with a Brit, so they will be OK.
🇪🇺🇭🇺They are wrong! And I am tweeting this to ask YOU to be proactive in enging EU citizens in conversations: None of their preconception are relevant. After 31/12/2020 they will be in the country ILLEGALLY and could be deported. No EU citizen resident in the UK is OK.
🇩🇪🇬🇧🇭🇺🇪🇺ALL EU citizens living/working here MUST apply for #settledstatus ...yes I KNOW it is vile, but they MUST do so. The Govt will ASK employers/landlords to CHECK the status of their employees ... and they could be sacked/made homeless.
Refer them to Forum for EU Citizens FB
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#Remain friends: I know you feel deflated. Everything seems pretty hopeless, but don't give up.

We now have five years to get it together. Because we'll be back. Maybe not in 2025, or 2030. But our children will, and we need to prepare.

So here are 10 things to keep doing...
1. Fly the Flag of Europe. This is a symbol of our unity, and it's still our flag. Wear it on a T-shirt. Print it on a mug. Carry it on a bag. Let everyone see it. Show it proudly. And remind everyone who we are and where we belong.
2. Teach your children about history, geography and politics. Teach them critical thinking. Show them how to tell fact from fiction, how to argue their case, and how to stand up for their beliefs. Show them the world and all it's variety. Don't let them miss out on the world.
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Holy Moses.

It is also incredible - knowing all this evidence and having reports from the Information Commissioner and a Judgment on illegal coordination between the Vote.Leave and Be.Leave campaigns, as well as overspend- that both UK and EU continued Brexit negotiations.

1/
Article 50 (1) states "Any Member State may decide to Withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements".

The result of the 2016 Referendum was cited by Mrs May in her Article 50 letter of 29 March 2017 as the basis of her Decision to start

2/
withdrawal negotiations. A period to last two years, or longer by joint agreement.

The illegal breaches of Electoral Law, by both the Vote.Leave and Be.Leave campaigns, would have seen the result declared 'Null and Void' - EXCEPT for the fact that the Referendum

3/
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I feel like I’ve come out of a civil war on the losing side with the victors gloating and vindictive.🤢
That’s what they want - for us to melt away in misery.
Well the fight is only just beginning to #GetOurCountryBack
#WeAreThe54Percent who voted for a #Remain party in 2019! 1/5
We just need to repair our wounds & turn ourselves into a slick & better organised group of protest. This is much bigger than Brexit. We let right wing populism & nationalism take over our country (or rather the conned Tory voters did) but we won’t rest until we have it back! 2/5
This is the deal👉
We form the #WeAreThe54Percent group still fighting Brexit (even once it’s on its way - for we know it will never be “done”), fighting for electoral reform, saving our democracy & our NHS & our green policies and stamping out racism!
Do you want to join? 3/5
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Wrote this @IrishTimesOped.
👇
Here's a summary + supporting evidence in the form of a **Mighty Thread** using @ARK_info data 📊 & work with @BenRosher [🙌].

Right so.
Do public opinion, #GE19 & #Brexit make a United Ireland inevitable? 🧐

TL;DR: No.
1/ irishtimes.com/opinion/northe…
@IrishTimesOpEd @ARK_info @BenRosher Reason why DUP is under pressure isn't due to a general ‘greening’ of NI electorate nor down to any fabled ‘pan-nationalist front’.

They lost because of a pro-#Remain vote coming from unionist voters as well as nationalist ones
+ those who don't identity with either. #Neither
2/
@IrishTimesOpEd @ARK_info @BenRosher @CathalPMc & I argued: "to be Neither Unionist nor Nationalist does not automatically mean you vote for an ‘alternative’ or middle ground party such as Alliance."
journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.117…

Neithers vote across the spectrum & –more notably– many don’t vote at all
...Until #GE19?
3/
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🇬🇧🗳️ Résultats presque définitifs des élections au #RoyaumeUni :

Conservateurs 43,6% (+1,2) / 363 élus (+47)
Travaillistes 32,2% (-7,8) / 203 élus (-59)
LibDems 11,5% (+4,2) / 11 élus (-1)
SNP 3,9% (+0,8) / 48 élus (+13)
🇬🇧🗳️ En termes de voix, c'est la meilleure performance des conservateurs depuis 1979.
🇬🇧🗳️ La principale évolution d'un point de vue électoral, c'est l'effondrement des travaillistes dont l'électorat est parti de tous les côtés :

➡️partis pro-#Remain (LibDems, Verts, SNP, PC)
➡️partis pro-#Leave (Brexit Party, Conservateurs)
➡️abstention
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Today is the most important election I can ever remember. Here is a recap of why I think it’s important to keep Boris Johnson’s Conservative party away from any more power over our lives #StopBorisJohnson #VoteNotTory #ThursdayMotivation

/Thread
They have lied!
They have treated EU27 citizens like dirt! #xenophobia
They have treated Brits in the EU like dirt!
They have treated our public services like dirt!
They have treated the most unfortunate like dirt!
They have even treated business like dirt! #fuckbusiness
Here is the outcome I desire -
A minority Labour government working with the other parties on a policy by policy basis. Only a cross party approach can bring us back to a balanced and cohesive body politic! #TacticalVoting
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More reminders.

#Kensington. Vote Labour tomorrow. Here's why.

I see the appeal of lib dems. I want to vote for Sam.

But he has shifted remain votes from lab to lib not con.

That's the sort of outcome we don't need.

Vote #labour and @emmadentcoad tomorrow in #Kensington.
The recriminations between #labour and #libdems on splitting votes go way back before #GE19 - but check my timeline - I've been constructive advocting cooperation.

I don't care who has done what to the other.

I care if we all lose. I'm objective.

Not least because I'm prepared to change my view as we get new data.

At the start of the campaign, I advocated for Lib Dems in #Kensington. @emmadentcoad
Is a good MP, but data said libs had a better chance.

Now, on the most credible data we have, voting LD = tory win here.
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@LiamThorpECHO Thread.
I genuinely do not understand this editorial. It correctly lists some of the terrible consequences of austerity and the risks of another Conservative government, whilst barely mentioning Brexit at all.
@LiamThorpECHO The EU has transformed our city, something that the Echo has well-documented. And Brexit will be a disaster for us. Whether it is a Labour Brexit or a Conservative Brexit.
@LiamThorpECHO The Editorial then has this which I thoroughly endorse, but...
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This tweet provides objective voting advice for Kensington #Remain - bookmark this tweet for updates.
The thread will change with any new data.
#Kensington
#TacticalVoting
#TacticalVote
#tacticalvotekensington
#kenstingtontactical
#kensingtonremain
#kensingtonvote
#FBPE #ABTV
Who are you?

Remain account with contributions from multiple Remain-supporting, cross-party groups locally in Kensington.

We came together because no-one understands this dilemma better than we do locally, or faces the horrible difficulty of our choice.
Why should I take advice from an anonymous handle?

You should never take advice without checking.
This account is anonymous to protect contributors who may advise against party view.

Tweet or message followers of this account for authenticity, and check our reference sources!
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I want to share a new paper. Its relevant to #GE2019. The findings are quite exemplary of the misguidedness of much of economic & social policy under the #ConservativeParty. It should be a harbinger to wary voters: there is more of the same under the Tories & with #Brexit. 1/..
The short summary: the reform to housing benefit from 2011 onwards was intended to save the public purse hundreds of millions. But quite the reverse happened: not only did it create huge amounts of misery and agony, it also ended up not saving the public much money at all. 2/..
What happened? From April 2011 onwards, local housing allowance was massively cut from covering up to the median level of rents, to only cover up to the 30th percentile of market rents. Here is a map of how this affected households in terms of expected losses per week. 3/..
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So why I think the #GE2019 is really not done yet. A short thread. The summary: I think a hung parliament is still a very likely and a desirable outcome for the UK. I first present some evidence on the former, and then my view on the desirability on the latter. #Brexit
1. Most opinion polls now point to a #Cons maj, including yesterday's @YouGov MRP. MRP is great in the tool box, but still relies on raw polling data. Here, bit.ly/2q0iSFW, I argue here that YouGov samples for BES do appear structurally different and potentially biased
2. Opinion polls are still mostly conducted at national level, ignoring constituency-level factors. My PhD student @EleAla shows that in UK, turnout tends to be systematically lower the "safer" a seat is. And this effect is increasing in the poll national lead of the incumbent..
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Here is my take on #TacticalVoting in #Wycombe:

1) 2017 and even 2015 stats are based on a very different context and we have 2 different parliamentary candidates (#LibDem & Labour) 👇
2) Labour are not a #ProRemain party. They’ve repeatedly voted against #Remain amendments & refused to join the #RemainAlliance. #Wycombe is still a #Remain constituency. Corbyn is a Brexiteer & can whip his MPs to vote for a #Lexit deal, contrary to suggestions at local level 👇
3) Labour have a national policy against entering into pacts. They won't do it.
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I've written about #Brexit since 2015 #FBPE, mostly in threads to go deeper than Twitter otherwise allows.

Typically I give a pic summary, with a thread of evidence. Trust nothing without source material. Use, bookmark or share what I do - it's made for you.

Let's #StopBrexit.
The main Tread runs continuously, off links are topics.

Thread 1. "Opposing The Brexits is a Democratic Obligation".

The original 2016 Brexit is lost. And with it any democratic consent. #StoptheCoup is accurate. It is a Coup.

Thread 2. "A Return to the EEC"

So could there have been a compromise between #Remain and #Leave that left the UK better off?

This thread was the culmination of about a year's work to find one.

Not easy. Not perfect. But far far better than Boris.

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#TacticalVoting. A thread.

I ‘m not sure people ‘get’ tactical voting. In principle we understand the idea of not voting for our first choice in order to influence the parliamentary maths.
(1)
But we are still drawn, magnetically, emotionally or tribally, to the person or party we would like to win without objectively assessing whether that person actually has a chance.
(2)
This is not a #referendum. If the person you vote for does not win, you are left with nothing. (3)
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1.On 12th Oct, a group of campaigners organised #R4OR to highlight the risk of Brexit to our rights. This is the 2nd part of all the speeches from that day.

We @FinalSayForAll work hard to show how #BrexitIsPersonal. If you wish to help, please donate at finalsayforall.eu
2. Annelies @Liesebieke speaks about how limited the access to the NHS is for people with disabilities & how so many of them are paying for treatment themselves. Brexit will only make this worse for her, even make it life-threatening. #ROAR
3. Steve Bray @snb19692 spoke at #R4OR of how SODEM represents everyone, no matter how they voted, and even if they don’t realise it. How we need to understand what led us here & the need for PR. They're fighting for everyone’s rights & future.
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