The official Conservative party Twitter account has been tweeting all the Brexit wins...

It's like setting fire to a warehouse full of food, but then finding a piece of still-wrapped chewing gum on the ground on the way home.

"Hurrah, we now have gum!"
3 things to add...
1. The tampon tax issue would have gone away in 2022 (and we missed an opportunity to do away with it a few years ago, because Tories voted it down)
2. Pulse fishing has already been banned by some EU states, and will become illegal across the EU in mid-2021.
3. The people behind the Conservative account on Twitter are well versed at propaganda. They produced a deluge of hundreds of puff pieces during GE2019.

So it's very telling that this is all they've been able to scrape off the bottom of the burnt-out Brexit barrel!

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14 Jan
If you understand Brexit, you almost certainly can't understand why others don't understand Brexit.

It's a classic Catch-22 situation.

Simply put: they will NEVER have seen the sorts of information sources you have. So they literally don't know what they don't know.
Are they ill-informed? Yes, if we measure against reality.

Yet they could have consumed a vast amount of "information" from the tabloids, Farage, Brexiters, right-wing TV/radio personalities etc., and practically drowned in tweets and posts from like-minded folk on social media.
That's one of the main reasons why Leavers get annoyed if you call them ignorant. Many put in some effort.

(The other, of course, being that NOBODY likes being insulted.)

It's like training for a marathon when it turns out you were really up for rhythmic gymnastics.
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14 Jan
We are heading towards a dangerous situation in which people who've neither had covid, nor the vaccine, are treated as second-class citizens.

Firms are coming forward demanding mandatory vaccinations of staff. That's great once the vaccine is available to all, but until then?
Similarly, there are hints that some lockdown restrictions could be loosened in future for those who've had the virus and recovered from it.

But that punishes the prudent, especially those under 50 who are still a very long way from receiving one (or two?!) doses of a vaccine.
Far fairer, surely, for *everyone* to suffer, but for a shorter time? (Better for the economy too.)

If we clamp down even further and get the virus incidence way, way down - like over summer 2020 - that buys time to vaccinate tens of millions more people.
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14 Jan

There is a crucial distinction between those who fought for Brexit with the right intentions but painfully wrong information, and the cynical manipulators.
Take fishing. It's a tough, tough profession. Some associated with the industry fought hard for Brexit because they believed that it would afford fishermen a break they desperately needed.

They were wrong, of course, but their underlying motive wasn't *evil*.
Their "crime" is to be ruinously ill-informed, having been taken in by the honey-tongued lies of professional manipulators, and a relentless avalanche of propaganda by the right-wing press, all turbocharged and multiplied in the echo chambers created by social media.
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14 Jan
"Furious fishermen threaten to dump rotting seafood in Downing Street unless Boris Johnson sorts out delays to exports since Brexit"

The article is desperately sad, but it's the comments that are interesting. Daily Mail, yet the Leavers all but vanished!…
"Boris Johnson hints Scottish fishermen will get 'compensation' for 'temporary' Brexit loss"

Here's the Express version. The comment section is nothing but cobwebs... 3 in total.

Whereas the jingoistic anti-EU articles are still getting 300-700 comments!…
"NO GO One of world’s biggest transport firms halts deliveries to UK over ‘Brexit red tape’"

Bad Brexit news in the Sun, and there too the commenters have magically melted away.

Just 9 comments, vs over 120 on an article moaning about the French.…
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13 Jan

Let's take a look at COVID-19 and what's happened in English hospitals.

Here's the graph of new hospital admissions vs deaths. (IMPORTANT: They're plotted on different scale axes.)

As you can see, one lags the other by about two weeks on average.

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A couple of observations:

1. We are about to see a huge uptick in deaths. It's sadly inevitable. We haven't yet experienced the consequences of hospital admissions (dark blue line) shooting up in the last week or so.

2. Look closely at deaths in April last year. They tracked admissions, then suddenly leapt. (Again, remember *different scales* apply to both plots.)

Why? Likely as a result of hospitals being overwhelmed by the pandemic. For a brief period, 40%+ of all admissions died!

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13 Jan
If you feel glee at this, then I'm sorry but there's something wrong with you. This is tragedy, writ large, inflicted by Brexit on the people who were the most abused, misled and manipulated of any group of individuals in the Brexit debate. Destroyed by the Farages of this world.
It took a truly seismic shock for the person in the video to come to his senses, but the Brexit earthquake rocked his world and sent his business tumbling around him. He is a future ALLY in any effort to get close to the EU, or rejoin as a full member, not a figure of mockery.
The plight of the fishing industry was held up as a totem by fanatic Brexiters time and again since the referendum, and even before.

Now that so many fishermen face ruin because of Brexit red tape, it's (un)remarkable to see their former champions fall silent in unison.
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