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1. #Brexit sec: EU may not agree to #ExtendA50

ME: to prevent this #BrexitShambles protect Rights & stop the haemorrhage of wealth & jobs we need to #RevokeA50 #StopBrexit & #Remain in Control in the EU with our current Best Possible Deal. #FBPE…
2. And B4 you spout the usual #Brexit BS. It was not the largest vote in History if you consider the proportion of the Electorate.
Either way the opinion of 51.8% Voting still =
37% Voters
26.5% of the Ppl
Compound that with
Lost Mandates
3. #Brexit is a Far Right Tory CON the tragedy is that too many Labour MPs are making themselves COMPLICIT.
Any version of #BrexitShambles
#Lexit doesn't exist..
The ECJ protects US from THEM
#LeaveLies #ABTV
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The most powerful person in the UK is now Jeremy Corbyn. If #brexit happens it will be on his terms; if we remain it will be because he has backed a referendum and, if remain is to win it is likely to have been led by him. Remarkable.
And the penny may soon drop- his pathway to power is not through competing with the Tories to own #leave but instead by turning #Remain into a socialist cause. #brexit
What's more, #remain will have to accommodate the fact that Corbyn is their best path to victory. And Corbyn is not going to dance to a centrist tune. (And thanks for all the gifs and emoticons- appreciated).
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Sulla #Brexit Theresa May ha commesso molti errori quasi tutti evitabili (segue)
Ha iniziato con un peccato originale. Votando e sostenendo il #Remain nel #referendum sulla #Brexit (segue)
Arriva al governo credendo di aver messo al tappeto l’unico vero kingmaker nel Partito Conservatore @BorisJohnson senza il quale al referendum sulla #Brexit i #Leave non avrebbero prevalso sui #remain (segue)
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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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1/11 For a long time we didn't have the money to apply for #citizenship. Now we can manage, just barely, as long as we don't use a lawyer, so we started the process in earnest last June. I had friends fill out all the reference pages (two different friends for each of us).
2/11 We worked out when all of us had been out of the country&started to fill in the forms. Soon it became clear we had a better chance if we applied as a whole family. My EU husband applied for& received Settled Status, then took&passed the Life in the UK test, then
3/11 took&passed the spoken English test. Finally we were ready. Now we discover the passport checking service has been privatised. My husband hasn't been able to get in touch with them to find out how we can submit our applications without losing all four of our passports
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I actually have his book on the desk behind me. Much like Machiavelli's The Prince, it's a manual on how to be a complete and utter bastard (and win). Many of the chapters point to why Leave won, others to why Remain lost. Based on its content, #FBPE need to get its hands dirty.
The article is very different, and it's Leavers that are the narcissists - they hold a belief in something and won't accept being called up on it, deny any facts they're shown as fake news and propaganda, while never questioning their own sources.
I have #FBPE in my bio, and it's because I value Freedom of Movement. I have benefited from it, as have my friends and family. I want to keep it, I want my fellow UK citizens to keep it, and I want EU residents in the UK to keep it too.
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@terrychristian On assumption a genuine Q, I was recently has discussion w/ 6 leavers ( lucky me ! ):

#Leaver1 - Doesn’t mind immigrants here already but doesn’t want anymore: lives in a town with 0.3% immigration .

Is dependent on medication & horrified to find we’re stockpiling & didn’t
@terrychristian understand why it would be necessary until I explained. Became more quiet as convo progressed & asked for info.

#Leaver2 Wants to make own laws . Accepted govt admitted we never lost sovereignty , didn’t know we had veto or how law was made in E.U. with U.K. as participants.
@terrychristian Went on to say lost job as co he works for outsourced to Poland : he was employed in a different way . Was not aware of JIT which the co relies on , now concerned the co will be affected by that & cld lose job .

#Leaver3 unhappy E.U. can make laws U.K. don’t want & used eg of
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1/ I've just spent today catching up with an old school friend I haven't seen since last Christmas. She is in her final year studying medicine at uni - she's a smart girl. Yet, she told me that she is bored to tears by Brexit and she's sick of hearing about it on the news.
2/ She said she's stopped listening to Radio 4 because all she ever hears about the #IrishBackstop. She admitted she didn't know what it is, but is sick of hearing every man & his dog interviewed for their opinion. She prefers listening to "calming music" on radio 3 instead
3/ classic example of media boring people to death with politico's opinions rather than providing simple, factual information.
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I think it is time to address this nonsense that remainers position on Corbyn implies are somehow anti Labour. They aren't.

Remainers draw from a very wide pool. In general the remain project is apolitical though we very much stand against right wing extremists. The rise of
xenophobia and fascism should be a concern to us all and the leave campaigns have very worrying connections in that direction.

Apart from that, as we include people from across political divides our driver is not a specific political ideaology. It is the wish to continue with
a relationship that has secured peace, enhanced all our lives in one way or another and allowed us to benefit from the greatest "collective bargaining" experiment in history.

With that foundation laid I turn to the 'Corbyn' issue.

This is our greatest sadness. We truly needed
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Fascinated by how clunky - & essentially stupid - smug takes like this are.

What continuity Remain seem not to notice is that they actually need Labour voters.

Not convinced "join us in stopping Brexit, you easily fooled dimwits" is the best approach here
Another personal favourite attack line is that glassy-eyed intoning of 'Corbyn cult' by people who define their entire identity by a single word on a ballot from 30 months ago.
Actually, let's call out this galaxy brain stuff for what it is. Ignorant, disrespectful & pathetic.

I know what it's like on the inside of the Remain cult. Before they expelled me from their DM groups I saw what a strange echo chamber it was becoming.
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1. With Corbyn saying this, there is now no viable chain of events that leads to #Remain 🇪🇺 so pro-eu campaigners must now put all their efforts into EFTA/EEA.
2. EFTA/EEA gives both leavers and remainers a big chunk of what they want - a settlement the British public can live with.
3. Despite some miscommunication and misinterpretation by commentators this option would not require a permanent customs union. However there would likely need to be an interim cu while necessary agreements, systems put in place and training is carried out.
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I love the book 1984. It's a great work of art which will outlive everyone who reads these words. However, it can become a millstone for those who read it, the inevitability of it all is bad for morale.

Hence I advocate "Orwell's Oversight".
I've pitched the concept in the broadest possible sense:

Any instance where the official line is publicly contradicted. Orwell suggested a society of citizens, constantly watched and controlled. Instead we live in a world where everyone is watched by everyone else.
1984 is a victim of its own success. A vision so compelling it has enchanted many, including those in positions of power, but to mistake it for reality is to live in an oppressive fiction.

Liberation is in the fact the internet's all-seeing-eye works both ways; we can see them.
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What has the EU done for You? Our EU membership has put us at the heart of Europe for 40 years and together with our partners we have created thousands of initiatives and programmes which benefit all all us. Thread/. #ch4eu #FBPE
I want to tell you about a resource you can access which allows you to look at the multitude of ways in which the EU helps us in our lives together as EU citizens. I have pulled out a handful of examples to show you but there are hundreds of documents on the link
Many regions in the UK have had money back from the EU budget in order to support projects which benefit local residents or the local economy. In the website you can search your own region and there are links to further detail but here are some examples from the North West.
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#BrexitChaos - thread: need for definitions:

#NoDeal #nodealbrexit means crashing out: no arrangements with the #EU or other member states, no transition period. Means losing all existing trade deals & years of global negociations
#WTO ≠ trade deal (look it up!) 1/9
@theresa_may #WithdrawalAgreement is the framework for a future #UK #EU future relationship. Allows for an orderly #Brexit with transition period, but leaves many issues to resolve, trade deals and regulations to negotiate, which will take many years and be costly. No "dividend"!
It is possible to #StopBrexit and #Remain. This means staying in the #EU with all current benefits, reciprocal rights and protections, free trade and movement for goods, services and people within the EU. To do this, Govt must #RevokeA50 (Article 50=notice given to #Leave 3/9
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Lets try sth -- using large scale @Survation estimates of support from a comprehensive 20k strong poll across the UK, we can see which constituencies have swung from #Leave in 2016 to #Remain if there was a rerun of the 2016 #EUref ...a map and the 10 biggest swings to Remain
Constituency #Southampton, #Itchen
#Leave in 2016 59.96
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 42.60
Estimated swing to #Remain -17.36
#Westminster Constituency: #Kingston upon Hull North
#Leave in 2016: 59.97
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 45.15
Estimated swing to #Remain -14.82
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How @DailyMailUK twisted the results of @Survation poll and created a nice little frontpage to support Theresa May with some beautiful YESes in red and some lovely supporting words, even though the front page does not actually reflects the results of the poll...
So, let's have a closer look at some of the questions asked and the ACTUAL answers of voters...
Q1. When UK Govt's negotiations over the terms of Britain's exit from #EU are complete, would you support or oppose holding a People's Vote - a referendum - asking the public their view?

- Support 48% 👈
- Oppose 34%
- Don't know 18%

Large margin 14% to support a #PeoplesVote!
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New @cage_warwick paper with @EleAla on "Who is NOT voting for Brexit anymore?" Using local area estimates from @chrishanretty based on data from a 20k @Survation poll we study how the level & geography of support for Leave has changed since 2016... 1/
Swing away from #Leave is widespread and happening broadly across the UK, specifically in England, Wales, Cornwall and the North. Overall estimated level of support for Leave is 6 percentage points lower across UK, but masks significant heterogeneity. 2/
We follow similar approach as in earlier work with @essobecker and @DennisNovy to decompose the geographic variation to identify which factors are capturing the variation across the UK in the swing away from #Leave to #Remain.... 3/
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@theresa_may Dear Prime Minister
When you became Prime Minister, by dint of the low capabilities of those around you and the chaotic mess left behind by your cowardly predecessor, you had a choice: to let Parliament give oversight to what should happen next, or
#StuffTheBrexitDeal #Remain
@theresa_may to establish a single point of control. You chose the latter, and have single-handedly drawn the UK away from the security of its position in Europe.

However, over the past two and a half years the general population has developed a
#StuffTheBrexitDeal #Remain
@theresa_may clearer understanding of both the intent of the Leave campaigns and the consequences of giving up rights and benefits in the pursuit of your isolationist vision. The UK has been losing agencies, companies, and employees in a steady
#StuffTheBrexitDeal #Remain
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If we are going to have a special conference with #Lab18 delegates, it needs to happen before Xmas. A thread on where we stand and why the greatest risk is we run out of time for the #Labour leadership to back a #PeoplesVote in parliament ...…
2/6 @Remain_Labour has been calling for the party to campaign to #Remain since Dec 2017. In parallel we have engaged with and respected party policy.
Policy agreed at #Lab18 is about to expire. Once May's #Brexit deal is voted down, we are bound to call for an immediate election
3/6 An immediate election is the key phrase. If May survives a vote of confidence and there is no election, #Labour policy (as agreed at #Lab18) must shift. Let's assume:
- Commons vote on 11th Dec
- Confidence vote on 12th Dec
On 13th Dec, Jeremy Corbyn must set out his policy
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1. Don't pin the blame for this debased #Brexit on #Remain #Remainers #RemainerNow
We tried to tell you
2. We said a Ref was not a good idea
3. We warned Safeguards were needed
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We'll be live tweeting from BBC Any Questions for the next hour or so.
It's been a busy week on the Brexit front, so it promises to be interesting.
Panel includes:
@Andrew_Adonis @Juergen_Maier @JennyChapman & Wokingham MP @johnredwood
#bbcaq #anyquestions
The question on everyone's lips with #brexit "was this really what you envisaged you were going to get"
Once again they say there was a very strong instruction to Parliament - the minority was a tiny percentage - this can't be seen as a strong instruction.
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Se in UK si tornasse a votare su #Brexit, pare che stavolta vincerebbe il #Remain. Sarebbe motivo di speranza, la dimostrazione plastica che correggere gli "errori" sia possibile.
Allo stesso tempo se in Italia si tornasse a votare, l'esito sarebbe invece confermato. Thread →
Ovviamente un punto sta nel fatto che, per quanto il contenuto del referendum inglese fosse molto politico, un referendum è cosa molto diversa da delle elezioni politiche. Però leggo e sento spesso considerazioni sciocche, tipo "gli Inglesi l'hanno capita, gli Italiani no" →
Le alternative disponibili in un referendum sono estremamente chiare: SI-NO / EXIT-REMAIN. Riconsiderare e cambiare idea (magari semplicemente scegliendo di andare a votare capendo l'importanza della questione) è un processo relativamente semplice. →
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REMAINERS are often criticised for remoaning rather than making the positive case to stay in the EU...

So as we enter the Brexit End Game, here's a reminder of some of the amazing benefits for *everyone* if we simply #Remain in:
It would really REALLY piss off Nigel Farage

"Sorry Nige it's been cancelled"
It would MASSIVELY piss off the #HardBrexit Tory ERG who want to remodel Britain as a low wage offshore tax haven for their own benefit 👏

"Sorry Jacob but the hedge fund has taken a bit of a tumble"
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How about a #Remain manifesto, agreed & promoted by all major Remain groups? #RemainManifesto

The purpose would be to explain how, if we Remain, we can address Leave's concerns and can commit a future govnt to enact them, to the letter. 1/20
The manifesto could address the main reasons we have been told for the Leave vote.

It could focus purely on the key areas - immigration, sovereignty, EU federal plans, EU wastefulness.
It could detail precise ways in which we can protect ourselves from these concerns. 2/20
hy not compromise by changing Britain as it is today, but not by leaving the EU? And save the cost & risk of Brexit.

But I think we should only address the areas directly detailed as being the reasons for the Leave vote. Not what we suspect may be underlying. 3/20
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