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What better refuge from this insanity than a despair of my own creation?
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Oct 3, 2019 5 tweets 1 min read
Here, in three tweets, is a quick overview of the parlous state of the UK economy [thread]: Manufacturing nearing recession, fastest pace of job losses since 2013 due to Brexit
heraldscotland.com/business_hq/17…
Aug 27, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
A critical moment is coming - the moment it is confirmed that Parliament has been suspended.

At that moment, we must pour into London and lay siege to Whitehall. And STAY THERE until Parliament is restored.

No ifs, no buts. WE MUST NOT FAIL THIS TEST. #BlockTheCoup Yes, if #LiarJohnson tries to silence our Parliament, we will #TakeWhitehall. And, let us be clear: we WILL NOT be seeking permits from the "authorities". The "authorities" are those stealing our liberty. We don't want their permission, we want them GONE. #BlockTheCoup
Aug 18, 2019 5 tweets 1 min read
There follow two alternative visions of November 1st. Please read them both then vote. 1/ Version A. Harriet Harmon, who was nominated by Jeremy Corbyn as Labour's first woman prime minister, calls a general election having first agreed a further extension with the EU. Corbyn is confident of leading his party to victory. /2
Aug 2, 2019 7 tweets 3 min read
Here, have a flavour of the job losses caused by Brexit over recent days...

[thread] Hot off the blocks, Today's papers are full of the collapse of Laterooms.com and its sister company Super Break. 250 jobs gone at a stroke. Surely nothing to do with the slumping pound and an impending recession?
theguardian.com/business/2019/…
Aug 2, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
Cabinet Office: no-deal will lead to medicine shortages; disruptions to the food supply chain and panic buying; demonstrations and civil disorder that would stretch the police thin; and the risk that low-income groups will be hit by price rises on food, fuel and utilities... Sky News also has an official document setting out the threats to borders, the economy, security, data, Northern Ireland and individuals. “Law and order challenges” in Northern Ireland, gaps in security and difficulty for Britons returning from abroad are among predictions...
Jul 30, 2019 4 tweets 4 min read
Okay, folks, we need to put names to the rabble collectively known as the #CabinetOfHorrors...

Johnson: #JihadiJohnson
Gove: #SlithyGove
Raab: #DemonicDominic
Mogg: the #HauntedPencil
Rudd: #AmberRudderless
Patel: #PritiVacant
Williamson: #PrivatePike As there are now two Dominics in the #CabinetOfHorrors, I propose the following supplementary nomenclature :

Raab remains #DemonicDominic
Cummings is #UnelectedDominic
Jan 18, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
205,000 job losses? But the UK has full employment, doesn't it?

Read this, then decide.

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amp.businessinsider.com/unemployment-i… The unemployment statistics are calculated using an international standard, but successive UK governments have "gamed" the system by promoting the creation of insecure and underpaid jobs. This is euphemistically called "a flexible labour market".
Oct 5, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Things we'll say #afterBrexit... Remember when the pound was worth more than the dollar? #afterBrexit
Aug 21, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Here is Andy's pictorial guide to Brexit slogans: 1. A "Hard Brexit". This means running off a cliff edge on 29th March 2019.
Aug 19, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
All these organisations have cut UK jobs or moved ops to the EU die to Brexit. At the end of the thread I will provide a link details/evidence.

The Big Bloomer Co
Missguided
Citibank
Survey of 200+ travel companies
Jupiter Asset Management
Navfor (EU piracy task force)
MPac... Gaucho (remainder of group)
Crantock Bakery
Alan Nutall Partnership
The Original Factory Shop
Barclays
Heartland Interiors
Homebase
Ashurst
Young's Seafood
Prescott & Conran
Henri Lloyd
Wrightbus
All Leisure
Rolls Royce
Poundworld
Morgan Stanley
Lloyd's of London
Carluccio's...
May 16, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
Dear Leave Voters,

I hope you get to read this short thread.

If there is a "hard Brexit" it is inevitable that the UK will seek re-entry within a decade.

Here are four consequences that follow: 1. Britain will have to join Schengen, just as every other recent new member has. (It might even have to join Schengen as a condition of joining EFTA.)

Only the UK and Ireland are currently permitted to stay out of Schengen.