Almost a year ago to the day, Johnson swept to an 80 seat victory in the #GE2019 and then declared “get ready for Brexit”.

We now know he meant “get ready for no deal Brexit”.

He’s failed Britain. He’s limiting our ambitions. He’s reducing our influence.
The popular vote rejected Brexit last year. More people voted for anti Brexit parties than pro, but our fptp voting system bastardises electoral outcomes meaning election outcomes are a poor reflection of what voters actually want. Johnson and Farage exploited that.
Labour and Lib Dems didn’t.
Forget the pain for exporters. And think about 51% of our imports being disrupted or becoming much more expensive. WE RELY ON THIS STUFF. Food, medicine, components, ingredients, chemicals.
Our media are failing us. They aren’t calling it out. They’re not challenging these loons for the crisis they’ve created.
And frankly, most of our opposition politicians are failing us too. This isn’t a credit bubble bursting. This isn’t a recession from which we bounce back.

It is the downgrading of our industries, our competitive advantages, of job, rights and freedoms.
The opportunity costs of Brexit can never be regained. We have already lost years of economic prosperity, and there will be more to come.
I am beyond angry at those who recognise this yet keep quiet. Who are letting us sail in to the iceberg. We are being failed by everyone who is meant to protect us, lead us, and scrutinise us.
I’m not a politician. I have only a tiny ounce of soft power. But I am lucky enough to work in politics with the most amazing little team of brilliant people @BestForBritain who have and will continue to fight for our country and it’s interests.
We reject everything the nativists stand for. We reject their foul nationalism and their limited ambitions for our country. We reject their exceptionalism, bombast, lies and deception.
If you do too, then join us. It’s free. Follow us on our social media platforms, sign our petitions, share our content. We need to know we aren’t alone. We need to work together

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Naomi Smith 🇬🇧🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

Naomi Smith 🇬🇧🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @pimlicat

15 Nov
There are currently 1,344,356 known cases of #covid19 in the UK, and 51,766 people have died.

The UK is the first country in Europe to pass the 50,000 milestone, and only the fifth country in the world to do so after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.
Our population is much smaller than those countries and according to John Hopkins University, we have the 4th worst per capita deaths from covid in the world
So there can be no mistaking that out government has failed Britain badly.
It has no plan beyond lurching from lockdown to a tier system that has already proven unsuccessful. The vaccine escape route is at least a year off.
Read 7 tweets
12 Aug
I am unbearably sad and angry for young people.
Exam grade chaos, a horrendous U.K. economic outlook (worse than for most big economies) and a jobs bloodbath.

Previously they’d have had the right to work in 27 other countries.

But their FoM has been stolen from them.
The VERY least this negligent Cummings regime could do for them, is to secure British access to the Erasmus scheme, giving young Brits access to work experience and study abroad.…
We risk creating a lost generation, who are uncompetitive in the world, who lack access to skills and training, and who will come to resent those who foisted this situation upon them.

Politicians can’t be allowed to neglect future voters like this
Read 5 tweets
31 Jul
According to a new @CBItweets poll of its members out today, 75 percent of businesses said they were either very or moderately concerned that a deal with the EU has not been reached.
21 percent said they are less prepared for Brexit now than they were in January, with that figure rising to 27 percent for manufacturers.
And @cbicarolyn says “What’s clear from this wide-ranging survey is that the majority of firms have neither the time nor resources to prepare for a non-negotiated EU exit,”
Read 4 tweets
26 Jul
Interestingly, my timeline has exploded with support for Layla Moran over Ed Davey in the last few days, and just before ballot papers are issued at the end of this week.

Most citing being at 6% in the polls under Davey as interim for the past 7 months, as the reason.
Whomever wins, it’s crucial they work properly with Labour and the other opposition parties now, to build trust ahead of 2024 when an electoral pact is necessary.
I’ve been banging on about a progressive alliance since coalition, and am glad to hear more people in both LDs and Labour coming around to the idea.
Read 8 tweets
30 Oct 19
TO BE CLEAR: We are running a tactical vote campaign to stop Brexit. That means stopping a Johnson majority. That means in some seats we will have to recommend a party you don't want to vote for. We are not a Lab group, LD group. Yet people in each of them thinks we're the other
Our recommendations will be updated as new information comes in. We are waiting for some PPCs to sign pledges. We are waiting for the parties doing pacts to reveal those. We will try to do new MRP closer to polling day to capture voting changes.
We launched our site because leave launched theirs. I won't stand by idly while they steal a march on us. That meant we had to launch with changes pending. Several parties haven't even selected all their PPCs yet. So please be patient.
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!