Big #BrexitConcerns about the 5 serious potential threats to the availability and affordability of food in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
I realise you may not have access so I requested permission from one of the authors to tell you about it. (thread) academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/adv…
"A new report from the House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee indicates that food prices, trade & jobs, and food flows across borders -especially in Ireland- look set to be altered and, at worst disrupted, with potentially important implications for health"
Until '54 food was rationed and, during WW2 UK faced serious risk of 2/3 of its food supply being cut off. Today it still imports heavily, mostly from EU. Growth of foodbanks in the UK is a reminder of how precarious the situation is now for some of the most vulnerable in society
People didn’t vote for a specific Brexit and they certainly didn’t vote for the monumental act of self-harm you are setting out here. And let’s be clear: every single thing you have done since taking office has let people down. Has let the country down. 1/
You continue to lie, and still promise cakes that don’t exist. It’s irresponsible and inexcusable. Take this e.g.: UK always had control. It chose not to exert it. And because of that you’ve now made millions of us @The3Million & @BritishInEurope collateral in Brexit. 2/
All that for an obsession with immigration that is as short sighted as it is harmful to the UK. You are so obsessed that you are prepared to blow up the UK economy for it — that while, as always, completely ignoring that freedom of movement is a *reciprocal* right. 3/
It's hard to see how Brexit can be seen as anything but a disaster for the West Midlands, but I will listen to everyone and report back. #BrexitRegionalImpact #SaveBrum
What's really special about the CityREDI Brexit Impact studies is that they don't just cover the UK but also the rest of the EU.
BrexitImpact on the EU isn't as bad as on the UK but it's still bad. Hard to imagine maintaining good relations after this harm. #BrexitRegionalImpact
I shall die fighting Brexit - literally...
Three years ago I was handed a 'death sentence' of incurable chronic leukaemia. Two years ago the UK was handed a fatal blow by vitriolic, small-minded Leavers. Since then I have used my anger & energy to #StopBrexit
The personal and national emotional highs and lows have taken their toll on all of striving to fight for what is right and challenge the non-existent rationale forcing us to leave the EU. But we are no longer battling the Leave voters, but our own politicians.
Those elected (and paid handsomely) to protect us, act in the best interests of our nation & provide security, opportunity and living standards for all are playing party politics with real lives - a game of reckless 'Brexit Roulette'.
1.#A50Challenge disputes the govt's claims that a 'decision' to leave the EU has been made 'in accordance with [our] constitutional requirements'. The underlying assumptions of that decision haven't been tested in court. THREAD explaining why the ref result isn't a decision #FBPE
2. In 2011 the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act was legislated during the 1st Cameroon govt. It was unique as it was a 'madatory' referendum. The same administration legislated for the Referendum Act 2015 as an 'advisory' ref; 2011 bound parliament 2015 didn't.
3. The 1975 ref process was different. It was, what's termed as, a post-legislative ref. In other words, Parliament voted for EC membership, then legislated for the Referendum Act 1975. The assent of the people (67% to 33%) then made that result binding; theoretically.
a) Someone made a mistake - & didn't think something through
b) Someone was just not very clever - or not very good at their job
c) The outcomes of X couldn't have been predicted
d) The outcomes of Y were not predicted bc they were thought so insignificant or unlikely.
Any of the above is a denigration. It makes the assumption that the person responsible was not capable, or intelligent. By doing this you under-estimate willful intention.
It says at the same time that devolved powers will be preserved except the role of Brussels being transferred to Westminster (which sounds reasonable), but at the same time that Westminster wants to apply a common UK-wide policies.
"Common UK-wide policies" basically means Westminster will dictate the policies, which contradicts that the devolved powers will be able to control their implementation - unlike now where the EU defines the policy and the devolved assemblies implement them as appropriate.
The Tory's control more than half of councils, nearly double Labour. Losing control of even half of them is unrealistic, and even if it happened under fixed term government I can all but guarantee it won't result in a General Election.
A Prime Minister calls a GE under two circumstances: 1) They are miles ahead in the polls and think they can increase their majority (as in 2017) 2) They have suffered a humiliating defeat or scandal.
My English grandma is 97 years old. She's almost completely blind now but still lives alone. She was a nurse in the Blitz and her late husband, my grandpa, served in the war.
She thinks Brexit is a terrible idea.
Grandpa, whose family business built houses after the war, would've been appalled by the idiocy of Brexit and the infantile nationalism that drives it; he would've been furious at the utter cretins who're taking us down this road.
Grandma has 6 grandchildren – 2 of them half Italian and 1 half Austrian – and 10 great-grandchildren, 3 of whom live in France. Several of her grandchildren make a living operating in the Single Market and/or use Freedom of Movement for their work and way of life.
Odious man with exactly the same profits ftom backing brexit as rees mogg.
We need to be clear they will make a huge profit selling you out and damaging our countries. #StopBrexitSaveBritain #FBPE #ABTV
At N°9 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade: The Daily Telegraph, which is now almost as bad as red-tops for fake news when it comes to the EU, claimed the EU wanted to ban that most famous of British icons, the doubled-decker bus.
1/ Today's devolved #NHS is a complex federation of tens of 000s of orgs employing some 1.7m workers. It's combined annual budget is just shy of £150bn. It handles, overwhelmingly successfully, almost a million patients daily.
With each box maybe 000s of orgs, & England only:
2/ Unresolved public health issues & a fast-expanding multi-morbid elderly population, coupled with chronic underfunding & the blowback from the butchery of social care since 2010 means the #NHS is pressured as never before.
We have advertising law in the UK & most countries. It covers goods & services bc we know that adverts influence people. eg we are not allowed to use cartoons to advertise to kids, or to advertise cigs on TV. There is 7 day cooling off if a sale happens in your home. 2/n
So - everyone who knows anything about the psychology of advertising - knows that advertising works. Anyway - why would anyone spend all that money on it, if it didn't? Large companies routinely spend millions of £ to influence what you spend your money on. 3/n #ABTV
Tomorrow I will post a package of #StopBrexit paraphernalia to you
The materials are used by the Remain campaign & have been crowdfunded
I will also post prints of photos from the last 21 months (see thread below) so you can see what you haven't been covering
1/It has taken me several hours to compile nearly 2 years of photos from the #Remain campaign into this 22 page document, however i felt it necessary to do so in order to illustrate to the #BBC the extent and commitment of our campaign which you haven't been acknowledging.
I have just got back from a week in Berlin. I no longer feel that I am 'home'. There is something so sick, so diseased about Brexitland: the cheating and lying that go unreported and unpunished; the craven behaviour of the BBC that renders it a hideous propaganda machine; the
abject failure of the Opposition to oppose; May's ludicrous, deluded, insulting claims to be 'keeping us united' and this outrageously obdurate determination to kill off democracy and to spit in the faces of our friends...these all combine to leave me feeling very bleak indeed.
In Berlin, I was reminded how amazing it is to be European, what a joy to feel part of this great movement for peace, fraternity and enterprise and how heart-breaking it is to think that a few corrupt bigots and kleptocrats could take this away.I am also depressed by my inability
1/ Problem: If we have a fragmented collection of smaller efforts and parties, we will never get the gravity. We need a single political entity which stands solely for saving the country - an Emergency Alliance to Save Britain.
So why do they persist with a lie? B/c the ref was advisory. Brexit was supposed to be May's policy decision, then for Parliament's scrutiny. But Brexit is a stupid policy. May didn't want to own it or have Parliament scrutinize it. Easier to bypass this procedure w *ppl decided*
*Cameron promised to implement* is irrelevant to the legal position. Legislation was only for advisory ref. May overrode the legal status of an Act of Parliament, illegal in itself IMO & bypassed the req't to give notice to EU *in accordance with [UK] constitutional requirements*
I have a degree in psychology. The method used here is what's known as conditioning (works on similar principles to grooming girls or radicalising boys to become jihadis). It's despicable. There should be no tolerance for these dark ops in a serious, modern democracy. #StopBrexit
If #Brexit were any good for this country, there'd be no need to lie & cheat to obtain it. I have never known such an underhand, duplicitous Govt as this one. I still cannot get over Davis & Baker lying about the #BrexitImpactReports. Why pursue a policy that makes us poorer?
“A ‘no-deal’ Brexit remains the worst possible scenario. We strongly urge the EU and the UK to make the utmost effort to negotiate by putting the economy first so that any adverse impacts - not only on Europe but also on the global economy - be limited as much as possible.”
Transition period: "The entire EU acquis should remain in force in the UK such that all economic activities may be maintained under the status quo. Above all, this necessitates the UK's continued participation in the Single Market and the EU Customs Union."