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Fixing the problems Britain faces after Brexit. Vote tactically: https://t.co/8TpxWbotr5. Change Minds → Change Politics ▪️CEO: @pimlicat ▪️Guest tweets: @sturdyAlex ~AA
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Jun 12 6 tweets 2 min read
14 years of the Conservatives in government, in charts, by the @FT.

Seeing the legacy of 14 wasted years laid out starkly is, frankly, astounding. 👇1/ Almost half of children in large families now live in poverty.

These trends reflect policy decisions. While the pensions “triple-lock” ensures the state retirement income of over-65s will not lose value in real terms, large families have received benefits cuts. 2/ Image
Jun 10 19 tweets 6 min read
💥Tory gaffe-o-meter💥

All the gaffes from the Conservatives' election campaign so far. Follow this thread for regular updates! 1/?????? 🧵👇 Gaffe 1: Things Can Only Get Wetter. To everyone’s surprise, Rishi Sunak calls a snap General Election. He makes the announcement in Downing Street with the rain pouring down and D:Ream’s things can only get better playing over it. 2/
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May 20 9 tweets 2 min read
Eight years since the referendum.

Four years since Brexit.

This is the National Audit Office's take on how spectacularly badly the government has handled setting up an effective trade border with the EU. 👇1/ £4.7 BILLION. The amount the government says it'll spend on the programmes to manage to passage of goods cross-border post-Brexit.

£62 million was spent on a Dover customs post that wasn't needed.

£258 million spent on eight temporary border facilities, also never needed. 2/ Image
May 1 10 tweets 2 min read
🚨Up to 5 million Brits are unaware of the need for photo ID when voting!

Here's a thread with the FULL LIST of accepted ID to save and share. Remember yours tomorrow! 👇 1/10 Image 🗳️Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country (including an Irish Passport Card).

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Apr 19 16 tweets 4 min read
With my partner's blessing, I share our recent personal journey trying to access mental health help. My OH just started full time work again, after eighteen months off sick. At every point, the system was a set-back instead of help, it LENGTHENED and WORSENED his problem. 1/ ~AA Around mid-2019, he started suffering from mild anxiety for a combination of reasons. He sleep was badly disrupted and he suffered from mild panic attacks. He sought help. His GP, after a 7-min consultation referred him to a specialist service. They never even got in touch. 2/
Apr 6 9 tweets 3 min read
💥💥NEW POLLING: Tactical voting will be the key to a DECADE without the Tories in power. 1/
mirror.co.uk/news/politics/… Last weekend, our mega-poll suggested Sunak’s Tories were on course for their worst ever defeat, projecting a total seat haul of just 98.

Now, new data shows 13 million Brits are ready to vote tactically to deliver that change at the next election. 2/
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Apr 4 27 tweets 23 min read
THREAD🧵: With so many leadership changes and policy u-turns, it is hard to keep track of the promises on which the Conservatives were elected to gov't in 2019.

I have had a detailed look back at their 2019 manifesto. ~AA 1/ Image It's hard for voters to have a clear line of accountability, with weekly "rebrands", "resets", and "relaunches".

"The mandate my party earned in 2019 is not the sole property of one individual. The heart of that mandate is our manifesto," Sunak said on his first speech as PM. 2/ Image
Mar 30 9 tweets 2 min read
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: Today we can reveal the Tories are set for electoral oblivion, with our latest mega-poll forecasting their worst EVER election result, winning fewer than 100 seats. 1/9
thetimes.co.uk/article/genera… The ‘Conservative and Unionist Party’ are set to be completely wiped out in Wales and Scotland, reducing them to a party of England only. So much for the Union. 2/9
Mar 1 5 tweets 1 min read
🚨SHOCKING breakdown of the costs of the Tories' cruel Rwanda scheme this morning by @danbloom1 in Politico London Playbook this morning.

The National Audit Office reports it'll cost £541 million for the first 300 migrants sent to Kigali, if they stay there 🤯 1/ 🚨The UK has paid Rwanda £240 million so far, and will pay another £50 million per year in April 2024, 2025 and 2026.

🚑The money we've already sent to Rwanda for the scheme would've paid for 650,000 emergency trips by ambulance for patients to A&E. 2/
Feb 1 11 tweets 3 min read
🚨!!!Warning!!!🚨

This poll is monstrously large and not good for Rishi Sunak!

We asked 25,000 people if they want a change of Government at the next General Election

Buckle up.
1/
independent.co.uk/news/uk/tories… Overall we found that a staggering 63% of people think it’s time for a change of government, while less than a quarter think the current government should remain in place. 2/ Image
Dec 31, 2023 13 tweets 4 min read
🎆NEW YEAR, NEW MEGAPOLL!🍾
Today on Sunday Times front page, our poll of 10000+ people finds Britain has run out of patience with Rishi Sunak.
- Most want an early election
- Most would vote tactically
- Sunak top choice to be PM in only 4 seats!

1/thetimes.co.uk/article/keir-s… The poll carried out by Focaldata on behalf of Best for Britain found a whopping 61% want an early election
- 36% ASAP
- 25% by June
- 17% by November
- 9% think he should wait until the last possible moment in January 2025. 2/
Nov 14, 2023 8 tweets 4 min read
🧵Some highlights from Braverman's letter.

"I trusted you." This is why I got you to sign an actual document with the terms of our grubby backroom deal. 1/ ~AA
Image "Whatever it takes", in Suella's mind, apparently includes either openly leaving the international legal framework altogether, or surrepticiously breaching it.

She was absolutely shocked to find that Sunak understood "within the law" when he promised "whatever it takes". 2/ ~AA Image
Jul 26, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
The most baffling thing about Tory reaction to recent by-election results is that they're acting as if there's still something to the right of them, when there isn't. In all three consituencies in question, in the 2015 election, there was a considerable UKIP presence. 🧵 1/ ~AA In Uxbridge & Ruislip 2015, UKIP got 14.2%. In Selby & Ainsty 14%. In Somerton & Frome 10.7%. All three areas voted Leave on Commons Library estimates: Uxbridge 57.2-42.8, Selby 57.7-42.3, 50.3-49.7. And yet by these by-elections, UKIP and UKIP-like parties are making no dent. 2/
Jun 7, 2023 11 tweets 4 min read
🚨NEW POLLING KLAXON🚨
Today at a press conference with Prof John Curtice @carolvorders & @LukeTryl, we unveiled the first major seat-level MRP poll of GB Parliamentary voting intention undertaken under the new electoral boundaries Image The representative poll of 10,102 voters undertaken by Focaldata on behalf of Best for Britain shows that while their lead has narrowed, Labour enjoy a 12pt lead over the Tories, which at an election would secure them 470 seats 2/
Jun 7, 2023 11 tweets 5 min read
Prof John Curtice asks, “Does Brexit still matter?”

If you look at polls, since the TCA, attitudes have shifted from a majority in favour of EU exit to a majority in favour of a hypothetical rejoin. Image While Tories counted on Leave voters to win the 2019 election, those voters are less likely to support them now.

Labour’s current lead is driven by strength among Remainers but also by those who didn’t vote in 2019 and by 2019 Leave-supporting Tory voters.
May 28, 2023 11 tweets 5 min read
🧵🗞️@observer EXCLUSIVE: New Best for Britain nationwide polling suggests ardent Leave areas now favour closer UK-EU relationship as Brexit attitudes shift…

theguardian.com/politics/2023/…
(1/11) MAJOR transformation in attitudes towards 🇪🇺as 63% believe Brexit has created more problems than it has solved & more than half (53%) believe the UK should pursue a closer relationship with the EU (2/11) ImageImage
May 18, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
A very short 🧵.

@darrenpjones asks about warnings by car manufacturers. Minister for Industry tells him off for ignoring ALL THE POSITIVE things being said. She reads a single sentence by Nissan on how the UK is carmaker heaven. But want to know what Nissan said next? 1/3 ~AA The very next after the sentence the minister reads is "HOWEVER". And what follows is a four paragraph telling off about how Brexit and this government's dithering, and lack of focus or support are risking car manufacturing leaving the UK altogether. 2/3 ~AA @TradeUnlocked Image
May 14, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: David Furnish, @eltonofficial's husband, has attacked the deluge of Brexit red tape and extra costs choking UK musicians trying to tour the EU, as the scale of the slump in British performers in Europe is revealed. independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… "New analysis shared with The Independent shows that the number of British performers playing festivals across Europe this year is one-third less than before Brexit."
May 13, 2023 27 tweets 11 min read
The #Eurovision Song Contest takes place in the UK for the first time in 25 years! We're hosting as Ukraine, the winners of 2022, wouldn't be safely able to host 🇺🇦

But if you haven't tuned in since 1998, here's a rundown of every year you’ve missed! Image Eurovision 1998 was the last time the 🇬🇧UK hosted the contest after Katrina and the Waves won in 🇮🇪Dublin the year before.

The UK was represented by the wonderful Imaani with 'Where Are You?' and the contest was won by Dana International with 'Diva'. 👏
May 11, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
🧵In my view the local election results analysis that I have not seen, is actually the simplest. Detail is great, but sometimes one can miss the wood for the trees.

It is this: The country is leaning towards broadly progressive parties by a crushing ratio of about 2 to 1. ~AA 1/ 🧵The pool of votes to the right of the Tory Party, which in recent local (and EP) elections has been reliably a minimum of 10% and as high as 20%. It is now tiny, shallow, and difficult to fish. And yet Tories seem locked into culture war stuff. To attract whom? ~AA 2/
May 9, 2023 16 tweets 3 min read
Happy #EuropeDay to all our followers! 🇪🇺

But what exactly is it, and why is it celebrated on 9th May? #EuropeDay celebrates peace and unity in Europe.

The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman Declaration' that set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.