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Head of Research @ModernMoneyScot. BA History & Politics. Masters Public Policy @StirUni. Writing for the @ScotNational. He/Him. Views are my own. ⬋⬋⬋
Sep 7 6 tweets 2 min read
This is a lie. When countries wish to join the EU, they need to meet the criteria set out in the chapters of the acquis. There is no specific deficit requirement within these chapters. A short 🧵 Croatia joined the EU in 2013, consistently running government deficits above 3%/GDP, including the year it joined. Cyprus joined the EU in 2004, a deficit to GDP of 3.7%, and the year prior at 5.9%. Hungary (2004) consistently ran a deficit above 3% to GDP between 2001 to 2011.
Aug 31 20 tweets 7 min read
Many people, rightly so, pointing out @agcolehamilton misogynistic undertones with this tweet. Of course this would not be the first time he's done this.

Here's a short thread on Alex Cole-Hamilton. 🧵 There was the time @agcolehamilton told @MareeToddMSP to "f*ck off" simply because he didn't like the answer he received, and then went on to partly blame Maree for his own language.