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Today I read this article goo.gl/uYwFm8 & wondered what had become of James Bundy. He remains a member of the #Tory party with a interest in National Identity goo.gl/AbwRad We have seen the rise of identity politics in the #USA & #Europe
The rise of right wing populism in politics resulted in this latest episode goo.gl/PL1zjW Strange is not then when Tories are in power division and hate grows.
Back to the article on Bundy and #Antisemitism I wonder if @TracyAnnO feels that it was appropriate for someone who had made antisemitic comments to be reinstated in the #Tory party? @shaunjlawson @simonmaginn @upsadaizy
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@JosephineFormby @afneil So Neil is not biased and @OwenJones84 who does not present a #BBC flagship programme is?
1. He was a member of The Glasgow University Conservative Club
2, He was a member of the Federation of Conservative Students.
3. He briefly worked for the Conservative Party
@JosephineFormby @afneil @OwenJones84 4. He is the current chairman of Press Holdings Media Group, whose titles include The Spectator, and the ITP Media. The Spectator is known for its leanings to the Right!
@JosephineFormby @afneil @OwenJones84 In 2018 the The Spectator published an article online headlined ‘In praise of the Wehrmacht.’ Despite the copy being quickly changed, the original was screen-grabbed and shared on Twitter. I assume you know about the Wehrmacht?
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A short thread on how we got to where we are:

#Tory Party 2015:

Cameron:
Those extremist Eurosceptics in my party need to be stopped.
I'll call a Referendum on Europe once and for all
I'm a winner, I've just won a GE no one expected & Scottish Indy campaign
I know how to win
#Tory Party 2016:

Leaver #Tories: Let's
Take Back Control
They need us more than they need us
Those German Car makers will get Merkel to give us a good deal
It'll be the easiest trade deal in the world

People: Ok - let's #Brexit

Cameron: I know I started this but I'm off
May:
I'm here.
Strong and Stable.

May:
There will be no General Election till 2020
We will be out of the Customs Union
We will not be under ECJ rule
I'll remove your rights to live & work in EU but I'll call it a good thing because Immigrants are bad
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Why have I changed my mind since the 2016 EU Referendum and why it is wrong to continue to support Brexit?
Nothing has convinced me otherwise.
Let the people have the final say
#PeoplesVote #RemainerNow #tory #labour #libdems #brexit
The country is divided and some of the reasons many of us who voted Leave have been laid bare: immigration, lack of respect, fear for your job and squeeze on public services.
#PeoplesVote #RemainerNow #tory #labour #libdems #brexit
Trust me, sovereignty was way, way down the list!
We lashed out upsetting the apple cart and gave the government a bloody nose and like many got joy at watching David Cameron lose his job.
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Let's learn from history.

Back in 1989/90, the Community Charge was introduced by Margaret Thatcher in Scotland and then England and Wales. You probably remember it as the Poll Tax. Despite it being hugely unpopular, Maggie pressed ahead with the policy.
Maggie's argument was that the people had voted for the policy - after all, it had been in the Tory manifesto that had given her another landslide - so she had to deliver it and they could not change their minds.
There were protests and some of them were pretty violent. Maggie said that there was no way that she would back down from the policy. Meanwhile, Tory MPs were hearing the upset from ordinary voters in their constituencies.
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#Tory conference on the horizon & the 'no deal' #Brexit vultures circle the carcass. All the usual suspects incl' Littlewood, Singham and @SteveBakerHW for the IEA. @isaby, @Jacob_Rees_Mogg, @DanielJHannan, @patel4witham, @andreajenkyns for @matthew_elliott's BrexitCentral......
Thick as thieves...... Hannan and Singham again, Bromund of 'Anglo-American Relations,' Steifel of the Cato Institute, for the Heritage Foundation. The IEA again, this time with Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds of the #DUP.
Flies on a turd..... Elliott's infamous 'Tax Payers' Alliance,' with Priti Patel again, and, of course @LowTaxChloe. The Bruges Group, with Patel (again), Jenkyns (again) and @OwenPaterson.....
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Why do *some* #Corbynistas and left wingers really hate #Jews?
A short thread.
I honestly think some think #Jew = #Tory. Why might that be? We have always placed great emphasis on the mind and education. I am not saying we're more intelligent but when you're always on the run 1/5
you tend to need a skill you can easily take with you. That's why you find lots of Jews who are doctors, lawyers, accountants, songwriters, teachers, politicians and writers. These skills often lead to well-rewarded jobs so we tend to be successful. 2/5
Good earnings and status leads to assumption we're more likely to be Tories. But there's another thing. All that education Jews strongly emphasise and believe in means we tend to be critical, analytical, questioning. This is why dictators hate Jews. They fear being found out. 3/5
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1) #TheresaMay has revealed herself to be an open borders corporatist and an #EU fifth columnist. She regards #Brexit as a problem to be neutralised, not a promise to be delivered.
2) For two years #TheresaMay has stalled us and watered down what we voted for until there is virtually nothing left of it. She has been deliberately deceitful and she has insulted the intelligence of millions of people.
3) Many people who voted to remain want #Brexit to happen because they’re fair-minded enough to respect the result of a democratic vote. They can see that for the government to renege on the result would be like punching a hole in the bottom of a boat.
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. @neil_parish MP for Tiverton & Honiton

When you voted to trigger A50 you knew that the
Govt ref. leaflet sent to every household did not mention the
Good Friday Agreement & how leaving the EU will impact it.

Why did you vote to trigger A50?
Ken Clarke MP didn't.

#FBPE
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@neil_parish MP for Tiverton & Honiton

When you voted to trigger A50
you knew that regulatory alignment would be required for
Northern Ireland, as highlighted by the phase 1 report from 2017,
requiring both the SM & CU.
Does it not make sense to stay in the CU & SM?

#FBPE
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@neil_parish MP for Tiverton & Honiton

When you voted to trigger A50
you knew that it would have customs implications for everything from cars to fresh food.

If there is no deal how long will supermarkets have fresh produce on their shelves?

independent.co.uk/news/business/…

#FBPE
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The stock statement in response to #Brexit petitions needs to be called out. "There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it through the back door, & no 2nd Ref" is fundamentally UNCONSTITUTIONAL as it binds Parliament and the People too.

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Parliamentary sovereignty means one Parlt cannot bind another. This invalidates the "cannot reverse #Brexit" subtext of the above statement, as we've had a general election since #Article50 was triggered, so technically this is a different Parlt not bound by the previous one. /2.
The idea the People cannot speak again is ludicrous. It'd take a MAJORITY to #ExitFromBrexit. How is that undemocratic?Given the false prospectus on which #Brexit was sold, the chicanery & cheating of #VoteLeave & Brexit impact, it's the DUTY of Govt to give us #FinalSay Ref. /3.
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1.Alexander Kogan a #CambridgeUniversity academic, who orchestrated harvesting #Facebook data, is tied to a #Russian University and had grants for researching into social media networks.
2.Alexander Kogan harvested the data in cooperation with #CambridgeAnalytica.
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THREAD (1) When the likes of Hannan feel the need to 'brush off' something so critical to the right-wing/neo-con #Brexit wet dream, we find digging a little deeper to be useful. After all, ground breaking 'shadow trade deals' with right-wing US think tanks is no small fish.
(2) In fact, given the growing negativity surrounding the #Brexit negotiations, compounded by the Govts' own damning economic analysis, one would have thought Hannan and Fox et al, would be shouting from the roof tops about their bespoke 'shadow US-UK trade deal.' Wouldn't you?
(3) The problem for our intrepid trade deal making duo, as almost always, is to be found in the detail; just what are, and who is, behind these neo-con US think tanks? Perhaps Daniel would enlighten us?
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It's #WorldKindnessDay
@nickynoo007 made the brilliant suggestion to #KillBrexitWithKindness
Here's my *stab*: thank you #Brexit for honing my power point skills. In gratitude, I'm posting my top-20 most popular anti-#Brexit/#StopBrexit memes (in no particular order).
1. One of the more recent ones on @DavidDavisMP hypocrisy over his failure to release the Brexit Impact Reports or sector studies or whatever they are, which he testified existed in "excruciating detail"
Release the #BrexitImpactReports #StopBrexit #revokeA50forthwith #FBPE
2. Never has this one on the #Tory Kakistocracy seemed more relevant with @michaelgove throwing #NazaninZaghariRatcliffe under a bus on #Marr to throw a political lifeline to his dangerously incompetent buddy @BorisJohnson
#StopBrexit #exitfrombrexit #revokeA50forthwith #FBPE
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