Kelvin Mackenzie’s tweet just goes to show that the only weapon for brexit extremists to retain their power base is hate - the spreading of hate. They lost all the rational arguments. These are the same people who wanted to use wave machines to repel dinghies with human beings.
They are the same people who told lies about the city of Liverpool. They are the same people who wanted to cut money from disabled people. They are the same people who don’t approve of feeding deprived children.
They are the same people who approved of the bedroom tax knowing that without the right balance of housing stock available that homelessness would rise.
They are the same people who have spent years cheering on or writing shamefully racist headlines in their press about their fellow Europeans - yes fellow because geography!
They are the same people who continue to deny there is such a thing as white privilege. They are the same people who care not a jot about the environment if it interferes with their wealth!
All they have is hate and lies.

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Thanks to the ridiculous general election we have a government who are delivering nothing but mess mess mess! I don’t care what any of you say it was absolutely the right thing to fight for a second referendum and parliament should have supported that instead of damaging the UK!
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I keep hearing a naive argument from Tory MPs & their cheerleaders that no deal won’t affect so many businesses but they are being completely dishonest about the realities of business in the 21st century. We are all interconnected and rely on the overall health of the economy 1/
Those companies who export are directly affected - if they lose business

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