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Aug 16, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
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Amazing thread on how Trump 'negotiated' giving Afganistan to the Taliban.

In return for a Taliban agreement to not "hurt the US or its allies again" the US agree to:

Complete US withdrawal
Freed thousands of Taliban prisoners
Dropped sanctions
Provide "economic cooperation" 2/
Here is Trump bragging about his deal with the Taliban
Jan 16, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
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This is a dreadful Brexit agreement for the Falkland Islands
The Falklands were not included in the Brexit agreement.

60% of revenue comes from the fishery sector, where they now face 6% - 18% tariffs for their main market, the EU.

#FalklandIslands

penguin-news.com/headlines/poli… 2/
40% of Falkland Islands GDP is dependent on the EU.

With no Brexit agreement and tariffs causing such a huge issue for revenue, this agreement was "warmly welcomed by Argentinian authorities".

#falklandIslands
euronews.com/2021/01/11/fal…
Nov 14, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
@JolyonMaugham 1/
I am reminded of the PPE that other countries use up to what the UK has been using.

We need to send government ministers to prison.

#PPE used by Belgium Ambulance workers @JolyonMaugham 2/
PPE used in Spain
May 13, 2020 35 tweets 24 min read
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Brexit has happened

The 'transition' period ends at the end of 2020.

If the UK and EU can't agree a trade agreement with the EU due to other things like the #COVID19 pandemic then it will need to agree an extension of 1 or 2 years by 30 June.

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A agrement to extend the 'transition' period needs to be made by 30 June and it isn't as 'easy' as extending #Article50 was because each of the EU27 needs to be asked, which isn't a last last-minute thing.

Apr 18, 2020 9 tweets 6 min read
Boris Johnson is toast 🔥

I'll copy the article here because everyone should read this.
thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/c… 2/
Boris Johnson is toast
Feb 8, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
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Brexit was the cover for the far right.
Now that Brexit is 'over the line' the main part starts.

Dismantling the institutions of state:
BBC
Whitehall / civil servants
The Press
CBI
Judiciary
Military top brass
The Westminster lobby

ft.com/content/9ca0ee… 2/
Dominic Cummings is a far right libertarian but also a thug.

He shows contempt for pretty much anyone who disagrees with him, which is similar to Boris Johnson.

Cummings and Johnson are now in power with next to no opposition.
🤷‍♂️
Jan 27, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
EU has upper hand in Brexit trade talks, says Leo Varadkar

The comments to this article on The Times article are going balistic. There is a lot of angry people about.

thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/e… 1/
EU has upper hand in Brexit trade talks
Leo Varadkar

The EU will demand:
The same fishing rights in UK waters. 🇬🇧🐟🐡🇪🇺
A role for the ECJ post Brexit. ⚖️

So, that's taking back control of our own borders, laws..oh!
Dec 25, 2019 5 tweets 4 min read
@Andrew_Adonis 1/
With Labour politicians gaslighting the public like this I don't think the Labour party deserves to exist anymore.
You are all too politically tribal, including you.

Labour have deliberately given us a far right government and a very damaging Brexit.

@Andrew_Adonis 2/
The main issue was a Labour policy of a GE before a referendum.

Keir Starmer lost the referendum before GE argument in the shadow cabinet meeting.

The LibDems should not have gone for a GE either and didn't vote for it in the end.

theguardian.com/politics/2019/
Nov 23, 2019 14 tweets 73 min read
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BBC whistleblower: BBC suppressing Russia stories

We all saw how @bbcquestiontime manipulated questions on #ReleaseTheRussiaReport, with the help of Fiona Bruce.

Fiona Bruce let @BorisJohnson not answer the question.

cc
@Ofcom @Channel4News @itvnews

thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/b… @bbcquestiontime @BorisJohnson @Ofcom @Channel4News @itvnews 2/
John Sweeney is being very brave and has filed a complaint against the BBC with @Ofcom reference BBC manipulation on the story covering the #RussianReport

#ReleaseTheRussiaReport
Nov 15, 2019 6 tweets 9 min read
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Bournemouth East candidates:

@Tobias_Ellwood, Tobias Ellwood,
@CorrieDrew, Corrie Drew, Labour
@PpcDunn, Philip Dunn, LibDem

Tobias warned a no-deal Brexit would be a threat to national security....then voted for it.

#Bournemouth #GE19 #GE2019

independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… @Tobias_Ellwood @CorrieDrew @PpcDunn 2/
Tobias Ellwood warns that troops may have to be required for the Tory Party policy of a no-deal Brexit.

#UniteToRemain

thetimes.co.uk/article/troops…
Oct 14, 2019 36 tweets 7 min read
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No-deal Brexit: Will hit leave-voting areas hardest

Salisbury, Sunderland and Carlisle are among the English cities where jobs would be worst hit in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to a secret government list leaked to The Sunday Times.

thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/n… 2/
The "official sensitive", requiring security clearance on a "need to know" basis reveals 29 of the 33 areas most vulnerable to job losses if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal.

The 4, worst affected areas will be contained in another, higher classified document.
Oct 13, 2019 30 tweets 25 min read
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Corbyn has called on other parties to back him in leading a caretaker govt.

"The political obstacles to Corbyn’s proposal are considerable"
Many MPs who might support the idea in theory would not want to install him in No.10 even as a caretaker PM.

instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/corbyn-ca… 2/
Forming a caretaker government is more complicated than just choosing a PM

If opposition parties can agree on a PM, what would need to be agreed before a caretaker government could operate?

A government with ministers
The purpose
Priorities
Policies

instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/forming-c…
Oct 11, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
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Migration controls threaten job shock to Bristol

75% of EU27 citizens, living Bristol region would be unable to work in the UK under proposals to come into affect in 2021.

Labour & Tories voted away the #SingleMarket & FoM.

#The5Million

ft.com/content/9ce780… 2/
Bristol would come to a grinding halt without our migrants.
It's affected both my doctor and dentist, both who have found it difficult to recruit when EU27 citizens leave.

This makes me so angry, even more so when most local MPs aren't interested.

#The5Million
Oct 10, 2019 18 tweets 6 min read
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Corbyn has called on other parties to back him in leading a caretaker govt.

"The political obstacles to Corbyn’s proposal are considerable"
Many MPs who might support the idea in theory would not want to install him in No.10 even as a caretaker PM.

instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/corbyn-ca… 2/
Forming a caretaker government is more complicated than just choosing a PM

If opposition parties can agree on a PM, what would need to be agreed before a caretaker government could operate?

A government with ministers
The purpose
Priorities
Policies

instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/forming-c…
Sep 6, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
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Johnson government go cookoo

Not content with negotiating a new #WithdrawlAgreement without the Backstop and paying any money, they now wish to remove #RegulatoryAlignment and diverge from EU standards, which is the basis for any FTA.

ft.com/content/512b7a… 2/
Mr Johnson’s team this week told their EU counterparts they want to abandon prior commitments made by Theresa May to maintain a "level playing field" in areas including environment and social standards.

ft.com/content/512b7a…
Aug 25, 2019 9 tweets 4 min read
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Rory Stewart has gone walkabout.... 🚶‍♂️

He has ideas on Brexit and other things...

"Our leaders either don’t understand or don’t care what they’re doing to people"

thetimes.co.uk/article/rory-s… 2/

"At the moment I tend to be worried when I wake up at 3am about whether this no-deal Brexit episode suggests there are people in government who either don’t understand what they are doing or don’t care"
Mar 24, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
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Calls are growing for a full public inquiry into #Brexit

Both the Conservative party and the Labour party are ignoring the criminality.

However, sources close to Keir Starmer say, he is already drawing up a list of the people he holds responsible.

thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/m… 2/
The decision to call the #Brexit referendum, May's red lines and Britain’s negotiating strategy are issues that senior figures would like examined.

Senior Tory peer: "We want our Chilcot."

However, nothing on external interference or criminality.

theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
Jan 1, 2019 21 tweets 8 min read
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The Withdrawl Agreement

Loss of UK sovereignty
Bound by the backstop
No trade deals
Subjected to laws with no say, bound by the ECJ.

Humiliation for Britain:
politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/11/…

Top 40 horrors lurking in the small print of the Brexit deal
blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/the-to… 2/
Article 4
The UK is bound by the ECJ after the transition period

Withdrawl Agreement reference:
ec.europa.eu/commission/fil…
Jul 1, 2018 50 tweets 39 min read
Unite Members:

57% backed #PeoplesVote
24% leave voters backed #PeoplesVote

West Midlands car workers:
“Only now have voters started to see through the initial referendum campaigns and truly understand the implications & costs of leaving the EU."

theguardian.com/politics/2018/… Unite union:

"open to the possibility of a vote on any deal the Tories come back with"

"members fears that the Tories' in-fighting and destructive red lines will bring ruin to their jobs and communities"

Unite Statement:
unitebrexitcheck.org/unite-policy-c…

#PeoplesVote
Jun 10, 2018 13 tweets 6 min read
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Brexit: Control of our laws, borders and money

#PeoplesVote 2/
Brexit will be easy

#PeoplesVote
May 31, 2018 37 tweets 39 min read
#FBPE is on the same side as:
TUC
Unite, GMB & Community Unions
CBI, IoD, FSB, BCC & EEF
Labour NW & West Midland MPs
Majority of Labour MP's
Majority of UK population
UK public
Majority of Labour members
LibDem
Green Party
NUS
On: #CustomsUnion #SingleMarket & #PeoplesVote The transport union, TSSA:
"The left should unite now and come together to stop this Tory act of war against our class...

Supporting Tory/UKIP Brexit is unacceptable class collaboration.
Full stop.

I like this. This is fighting talk

Ref:
tssa.org.uk/en/whats-new/n…

#StopBrexit !!