Madeleina Kay ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Profile picture
'Jeanne d'Arc of Post-Modernism' ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ Artist, Musician & Activist ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ“š Young European of the Year 2018 #EUsupergirl ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ #Feminist ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ โšง #LGBTQ ally
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26 Dec 19
1/ This year, I had the privilege of travelling the EU28 thanks to a #DemocracyNeedsImagination grant from @ECF_tweets & my generous crowdfunders who believe #TheFutureisEurope ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
Find below my love letter to Europe: The UK is turning its back on our greatest relationship ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ’”
2/ Dear Austria,
I got sunburnt sitting on the bank of the Danube River sketching the Slovak boats entering the city.
I met a friendly fellow Artist at the Karlskirche where we watched a gymnast in the fountain - we follow each other on Insta now ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
crowdfunder.co.uk/eusupergirltouโ€ฆ
3/ Dear Belgium,
I have been to Brussels more times this year than I can remember: Always a delight to see my wonderful friends who live & work in the city: Playing Bubble Darts with @happeningo at the James Joyce where I got to perform this year ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
crowdfunder.co.uk/eusupergirltouโ€ฆ
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21 Nov 19
The true outrage of the collapse of the People's Vote is that an organisation that "was not professionally run", was "raising ยฃ100,000 a week in small donations" which should have been used to directly fund grassroots campaigns. /1
theguardian.com/politics/2019/โ€ฆ
Instead we've had a top-down, authoritarian campaign controlling the grassroots activists & local groups, run by the metropolitan elite who have self-destructed the entire campaign & let down all of their supporters at the crucial moment. /2
The People's Vote always were a narrow, targeted (at a small number of labour MPs), corporate branded, soulless, "media friendly" organisation with a single aim: to get a 2nd referendum. They were not campaigning to #stopbrexit - yet they tried to control all those who were /3
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3 Nov 19
So today, I've had a guy follow me all the way down a road, constantly pestering me "Hello! Where are you going? Etc."
And just now a guy stops, looks me up & down and says "Oh God. Oh shit."
Are women not allowed out on their own in Greece? Or do I just look really bad today?๐Ÿค”
I'd hasten to add that these 2 incidents were in addition to the standard level of street harassment that I anticipate everywhere I go... it doesn't just happened in Greece: it's endemic across Europe. And it's not OK. Because it intimidates women out of public spaces... 2.
People have expressed genuine shock when I've told them I am travelling alone. Likewise: I've had numerous emails/messages from women saying they think I am "brave" for travelling on my own - AND THIS IS THE WORST THING: they would be too scared to travel alone. 3.
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2 Nov 19
1/ Classic start to a Northern train journey: 24 min delay due to "awaiting a member of staff" & the train to MCR airport is rammed incl. a group of rowdy lads singing Vera Lynn "We'll meet again" & drinking cans of Bud Light at 8:30am ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ #EUsupergirlTour โœˆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
2/ Then the "Direct" MCR airport service randomly decides it isn't going to the airport after all (don't they realise people have flights to catch?!)๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโœˆ
Funny: I have to plan 1hr contingency time for train Fckups when I travel to Northern airports.
I don't have to in London๐Ÿค”
3/ Next stops on the #EUsupergirlTour ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ:
Greece๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
Cyprus๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Malta๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น
I was considering not tweeting due to "grifter holiday" trolling - then last night I received an email requesting the use of some footage I filmed in #Latvia for an educational documentary for a Non-profit...
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26 Aug 19
1/ #EUsupergirl at Stansted Airport ready to start the next leg of my #EUsupergirlTour
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโœˆ
"GRIFTER HOLIDAY" trolls: Keep hating on yourselves ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ‘น
For those who value my work & positive, pro-European message - you can support my @ECF_tweets project: crowdfunder.co.uk/the-future-is-โ€ฆ
2/ Over the next 10 days I will be visiting:
Copenhagen๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Stockholm๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Helsinki๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Tallinn๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
Riga๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Vilnius๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น
Flying back to the UK in time for @LeedsEurope conference on 7th Sept โœˆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโค๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
Follow this thread for the #EUsupergirlTour action! #TheFutureisEurope ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโค๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บโœŠ๐Ÿป @ECF_tweets
3/ #EUsupergirl made it to #Copenhagen โœˆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿš‚ And what a delightfully Welcoming city it is too! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Amused by how their welcome signs are translated & nearly everyone speaks English... makes travelling easy for us Brits, I guess! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ #TheFutureisEurope #EUsupergirlTour
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3 Aug 19
Sadly my friend, and fellow EU activist @martin_speer informed me yesterday that the British rail companies want to pull out of the interrail scheme... ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
Cue the Brexiters claiming that this has "nothing to do with #Brexit" ๐Ÿ™„
We need to fight this! #DontLeaveInterrail
Please tweet with: #DontLeaveInterrail your personal reasons why the UK *must* stay part of this incredibly important scheme.

And follow @HerrUndSpeer
@martin_speer & @Vincent_I_Herr who successfully lobbied for #DiscoverEU free passes for EU youths ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
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29 Jul 19
1/ #EUsupergirl heading to Paris for the start of my first Interrail Adventure ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโค๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿš† 1 of the wonderful benefits of the EU is opportunities for young people to travel! You can support my #EUsupergirlTour ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป crowdfunder.co.uk/the-future-is-โ€ฆ
I'll keep you posted on my journey! โค๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บโœŠ๐Ÿป
2/ I'm visiting 9 countries over the next 2 weeks:
Paris, France๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ต
Luxembourg๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ
Vienna, Austria๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
Bratislava, Slovakia๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Ljubljana, Slovenia๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Zagreb, Croatia๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท
Budapest, Hungary๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Bucharest, Romania๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Sofia, Bulgaria๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
#EUsupergirlTour #TheFutureisEurope
Supported by @ECF_tweets
3/ A little French boy dragging a bag full of baguettes through the Eurostar is literally the best thing I have seen today ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿš†#LoveEurope #ViveLaFrance #EUsupergirlTour
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19 May 19
1/ Bad start to the journey to #Prague... I seem to be breaking #Germany ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช DB train delayed (again!!) by 45 mins & the escalator broke when I was on it... Let's hope I make it to the @PulseofEurope event eventually!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ #EUsupergirlTour #TheFutureisEurope
2/ Yesss! #EUsupergirl finally makes it to #Prague! And I was met with a splendid pro EU event in the centre of the old Town! Music and speeches - everything we could want to promote Europe before #EuropeanElections2019 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ #ThisTimeImVoting #EUsupergirlTour #TheFutureisEurope
3/ I met a lady who has been part of a pro Ukraine demonstration today, she told me the threat the country is under from Russia & how they aspire to become an EU member state ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Europe is an ASPIRATIONAL vision! #TheFutureisEurope #EUsupergirlTour @PulseofEuropeCZ
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29 Mar 19
1/ New single out today:
'WE WON'T GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT!'
#EUsupergirl ft. @DaveRowntree & @guypratt
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บโœŠ
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/album/we-woโ€ฆ
๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽผ
Fight with creativity, passion and truth... We will win!
#StopBrexit #HappyNoBrexitDay
Music video by @jeffk33
2/ lovely #Birthday cards from #EUsuperDad and my Sidcup Mum ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ and a super BREXSHIT necklace from @Fthetories ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm sure it will be a "magical" day! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฆ„ Even if there's no #Brexit unicorns in sight! ๐Ÿ˜
3/ "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - Oscar Wilde
#Brexit #HappyNoBrexitDay #StopBrexit ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งโœŠ
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2 Feb 19
1/ This week I took a phone call where someone asked me, in earnest, "I'm interested to know what do you do when you're not on the streets protesting?"

Given that I have spent nearly every waking moment of every day for the last 2 and a half years thinking about #StopBrexit...
2/ and campaigning to promote the EU - I thought it might be worth writing a list of everything that "being an activist" involves. (Not because I feel like I need to justify myself to critics but because it might be interesting for people to know the work #EUsupergirl does)...
3/ I have also spent a huge amount of time travelling (and sorting all the expense forms) to get to events and protests across the UK & EU. And these are the places i've been to campaigning to #StopBrexit or to promote the #EU. (Sorry anywhere I have forgotten -it's a long list!)
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29 Jan 19
1/ war paint on & we're ready to #EURockNRoll ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘Š

Protesting outside Parliament today over the #MeaninglessVote

Your deal is dead @theresa_may! Plan B is Plan A - and it's not good enough for #Britain!

It's time for the people to demand a #FinalSay on this mess
#StopBrexit
2/ there appears to be massive @UKIP and @LeaveMnsLeave #WTO rules protest and march occurring.

Not enough Remainers on the ground to counter & the atmosphere is very toxic.

I was immediately called every name under the sun and told I am a disgrace. ๐Ÿ™„
3/ I had to take a photo of this dude.... I'll give it to him - his costume is great! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ #LeaveMeansLeave
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13 Jan 19
1/Confronting Tim Martin in #Wetherspoons:
The clip cuts out, but I pointed out that UK economy has dropped to bottom of G7 & experienced 2.1% impact to GDP as a result of fall in Sterling.
Tim told me that I was wrong - he has his own "#AlternativeFacts" ๐Ÿ™„
#StopBrexit
2/ This is after I showed Tim Martin my #24ReasonstoRemain booklet & asked him "If 95% of this legislation has been passed by our democratically elected UK MEPs - how can you tell people we have lost Sovereignty when it also says in the #Brexit white paper that we never did?"
3/ @Nigel_Farage did exactly the same thing when I confronted him with the same argument about #EU democracy in a pub in Place Lux. He squealed "Elected MEPs have no power - they're just an upper chamber" and ran away. ๐Ÿ™„
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12 Jan 19
1/ oops accidentally bumped into the #Yellowvest #EDL protest in #Westminster ๐Ÿคจ it seems they recognise me ... Already been called a liar... Got my #24ReasonstoRemain facts
2/ There's some really fabulous arguments... And said with such conviction! These guys are pro! ๐Ÿ˜‚ #StopBrexit #YellowVestsUK
3/ I've been called a lot of names. Had a horn blasted right in my ear. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ“ฏ A lot of complaints about the #BollockstoBrexitBus ... My response "If Michael Gove & John Bercow can use Bollocks (in parliament) - so can we! It's a fine Anglo Saxon word that means "nonsense"! ๐Ÿ˜
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10 Jan 19
1/ The team is in #Eastbourne #Wetherspoons. Within 5 mins of arriving a bitter faced woman comes up to me & orders me "not to disrupt the event or she will vote Leave again in a #PeoplesVote"
I asked her if she was threatening me? ๐Ÿค”
(At least she is thinking about another vote)
2/ absolutely packed full in #Eastbourne #Wetherspoons. Some holding @LeaveMnsLeave placards. Everyone squeezed in like sardines. I heard a lady whining that Remainers had come. Someone else pulled a pro EU badge off my guitar case and slipped it into their pocket (Beats me?)๐Ÿคท๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
3/This lady asks what facts Tim has to show food prices won't rise as a result of #Brexit, as evidenced by the various "commentaries" he dismisses. He claims we don't need to charge tarrifs on anything & then food prices will drop, @Jim_Cornelius taking him to task on his lies
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4 Jan 19
Arrived at #Wetherspoons in MCR. Tim Martin arrives 10 mins late & tells us "he is going to give us a talk". I thought this was supposed to be a #Brexit debate? ๐Ÿค” "Metropolitan elites are pushing for a deal we don't need & if we crash out on #NoDeal we will avoid paying ยฃ39bn"
I just had to point out to Tim that it is our own government who hasn't been implementing EU laws on controlling migration and hasn't properly documented #EUcitizens living in the UK, as they do in other EU countries.
He just admitted he needs to go back and "check his books." ๐Ÿ™„
This woman quite rightly pointing out that if we don't pay the ยฃ39bn financial obligation... then who else is going to pay @Nigel_Farage's pension? ๐Ÿค” Tim says his research hasn't led him to any answers.
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1 Jan 19
1/My New Year's Blog: madeleinakay.com/happy-new-yearโ€ฆ

"When we get our #PeopleVote - it is imperative that we make the positive case for the EU, but this will be just the beginning of an ongoing narrative we must sustain: educate, inform & work to change the hostile attitude to Europe."
2/ "Brexit is a categoric & catastrophic mistake but if in another referendum it is still โ€œthe willโ€ of our tragically misinformed electorate, then we continue to make our arguments & lead the campaign to rejoin. It's always worth fighting for the values you believe in."
3/"For this reason I have admiration for activists with opposing values to my own โ€“ At least they have not fallen victim to apathy. It's necessary in a democracy to challenge each other in a civilised discourse & reach compromise that serves the interests of the many not the few"
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30 Dec 18
1/ I've just spent today catching up with an old school friend I haven't seen since last Christmas. She is in her final year studying medicine at uni - she's a smart girl. Yet, she told me that she is bored to tears by Brexit and she's sick of hearing about it on the news.
2/ She said she's stopped listening to Radio 4 because all she ever hears about the #IrishBackstop. She admitted she didn't know what it is, but is sick of hearing every man & his dog interviewed for their opinion. She prefers listening to "calming music" on radio 3 instead
3/ classic example of media boring people to death with politico's opinions rather than providing simple, factual information.
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4 Nov 18
1/ So despite the check-in staff at MCR airport being very entertained by the #BollockstoBrexit stickers on my passport, my case got pulled out at security and I was ordered to remove them because they are "offensive"๐Ÿค” (Personally I think #Brexitbis more offensive than bollocks)
2/ I objected pointing out that "bollocks" had been determined not to be offensive in a court of law. The member of staff didn't believe, so I told her to look up the Sex Pistols album "never mind the Bollocks". She told me she "wasn't a sex pistols fan"๐Ÿ™„ completely irrelevant.
3/ I told her there was no legal requirement to remove the stickers and she was impeding on my freedom of speech. She threatened to call airport police to deal with the situation & accused me of wasting security staff time. I told her she was the one making unnecessary demands.
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29 Sep 18
@trinityb38 1/ Okay, well let's start with Consumer rights #24ReasonstoRemain
#StopBrexit
@trinityb38 2/ Then let's cover employee rights protections under EU legislation #24ReasonstoRemain #StopBrexit
@trinityb38 3/ Further to the employee rights, ban on discrimination at work ensures rights to equality in the workplace #24ReasonstoRemain #StopBrexit
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2 Apr 18
Dear @BBCR4Feedback
Tomorrow I will post a package of #StopBrexit paraphernalia to you
The materials are used by the Remain campaign & have been crowdfunded
I will also post prints of photos from the last 21 months (see thread below) so you can see what you haven't been covering
1/It has taken me several hours to compile nearly 2 years of photos from the #Remain campaign into this 22 page document, however i felt it necessary to do so in order to illustrate to the #BBC the extent and commitment of our campaign which you haven't been acknowledging.
2/July 2016 #StopBrexit march in #London
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