Stuart Budd πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί #FBPE #WATON #FSFA Profile picture
ProEU #FBPE #WATON #WeAreTheOppositionNow, Bristol, #The5Million, Patriot. Brexit betrays business, jobs & the environment. I-36776, GFA πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί
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13 May
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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.

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Civil and diplomatic service grandees, including Ivan Rogers, Philip Rycroft and Gus O'Donnell have called for an extension to the transition period to deal with #COVID19

"It is simple common sense"
Philip Rycroft, former head of the Brexit department

prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/civil…
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4 May
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Life in New Zealand is in a different world.

#Covid19
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Due to both Australia and New Zealand acting quickly they may soon be able to open up their borders to each other, within a self contained #CONIV19 free bubble.

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30 Apr
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The spread of #COVID19 out of Wuhan and into the rest of China via domestic air, train travel and internationally, via outbound air travel was very quick.

Data used from Dec 31, 2019, to Jan 28, 2020

31st January 2020, WHO, China, Lancet report:
thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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After the WHO released this information, countries around the world initiated restrictions on international travellers entering their country, except the UK.

Policies include:
Refused entry.
Thermal screening.
Quarantine in dedicated locations.

airport-technology.com/features/coron…
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18 Apr
Boris Johnson is toast πŸ”₯

I'll copy the article here because everyone should read this.
thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/c…
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Boris Johnson is toast
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Boris Johnson is toast
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17 Feb
. @BorisJohnson was offered the most important slot at the Munich Security Conference.

He could have represented Great Britain's "global Britain" on the world stage.

Yet, he refused to attend.
πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

#MSC2020
#DiminishingUK #BrexitBoris

news.sky.com/story/munich-s…
@BorisJohnson Another take on this government trashing the UK on the world stage. It's very annoying.

"The U.K. was notable for only one thing - its absence."

#MSC2020 #DiminishingUK #BrexitBoris

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8 Feb
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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…
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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.
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This goes some way to showing why the CBI have been so quiet on how British business will be affected by Brexit.

The government have been at war with the CBI for years and either ignore them, or brief against them.

#Nationalism #FarRight
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5 Feb
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Brexit is about managed decline & missed opportunities

Missed opportunities:

The first of Japan's big law firms moves to Frankfurt in anticipation of increased trade from 500 Japanese companies.

ft.com/content/5a4e28…
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Much of this work would have happened in the UK.
Now it will be performed in Frankfurt and the increase in business as the result of the EU-Japan EPA now performed outside of the UK, in the EU27

#Brexit = #MissedOpportunities
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27 Jan
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…
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EU has upper hand in Brexit trade talks
Leo Varadkar

The EU will demand:
The same fishing rights in UK waters. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸŸπŸ‘πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί
A role for the ECJ post Brexit. βš–οΈ

So, that's taking back control of our own borders, laws..oh!
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Exports in financial services: Β£26 billion
Exports in fish 🐟🐠🐠🦐: £989 million

financial services win βœ”οΈ
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27 Jan
Hello @LiamFox

You have until the end of the week.

"We’re going to replicate the 40 EU FTAs that exist before we leave the European Union so we’ve got no disruption of trade. Believe me, we’ll have up to 40 ready for one second after midnight"

ft.com/content/c44581…
@LiamFox 2/
I see that you have successfully negotiated replacement trade agreements where the UK doesn't export anything @LiamFox 🀑

researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefi…
@LiamFox 3/
You have however failed to successfully negotiate replacement trade agreements where the UK does export goods. @LiamFox

This is unfortunate.
Personally, I would have done it the other way around.
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25 Dec 19
@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/
@Andrew_Adonis 3/
You Gaslight us on the issue being the LibDems with a GNU.

The issues was the independent Tory MPs and support for Corbyn.

Greive thought that he had the numbers for Margaret Beckett or John Bercow.

This gaslighting by you and others is why Labour deserve to die now.
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2 Dec 19
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Personal health data is a requirement in a US trade deal.

US trade negotiators have requested the UK dilute data privacy rules to give US tech access to personal health data and remove requirments to disclose any algorithms used in medical decisions.

thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/u…
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The US would like the personal medical data of the British to be subject to the cross border data legislation, CBPR and not EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which provides data privacy protection for citizens.

#UniteToRemain
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23 Nov 19
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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
@bbcquestiontime @BorisJohnson @Ofcom @Channel4News @itvnews 3/
BBC investigations were also dropped into:
Lord Mandelson;
John Whittingdale;
Arron Banks;
Roman Abramovich;
Tommy Robinson;
Boris Johnson links with Russian oligarchs;
Seumas Milne links with the Kremlin.

cc
@Ofcom
@Channel4News
@SkyNews

#ReleaseTheRussiaReport
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15 Nov 19
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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…
@Tobias_Ellwood @CorrieDrew @PpcDunn 3/
Tobias Ellwood said that 16 year olds shouldn't be allowed to vote in #GeneralElection2019 because they'd vote against the Tories.

#Bournemouth Tobias Ellwood
#VoteHimOut for a #BrighterFuture with no #Brexit

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11 Nov 19
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The corrupt @grantshapps covers up Kremlin collusion in his government, the UK security risk that is @BorisJohnson and his fraudulant and illegal Brexit referendum by refusing to #ReleaseTheRussiaReport even though MI5 & MI6 say it's OK to do so.

telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/…
@grantshapps @BorisJohnson 2/
A cabinet minister ( @grantshapps ) has denied he is deliberately "sitting on a report on Russian influence" in his government...

while he...

sits on the report and refuses to release it.

#ReleaseTheRussiaReport

thetimes.co.uk/article/grant-…
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29 Oct 19
Amendments to allow the #The5million & 16, 17 yr olds to vote in this general election were rejected.

This is the last election where the most affected, #The5Million could have had a say in their future before they are seriously affected.

#UniteToRemain

politicshome.com/news/uk/politi…
The stakes are high.

If remain lose this general election then:

British citizens within the EU27 face health care bills:
bbc.co.uk/news/health-47…

EU27 citizens within the UK face deportation:
translate.google.com/translate?hl=&…
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14 Oct 19
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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…
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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.
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Only 37% of small and medium-sized enterprises have made sufficient, or any, preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

In many cases, preparation just isn't possible due to the size of the company / barriers to trade.

Moving to the EU27 would be the only viable option.
#PeoplesVote
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13 Oct 19
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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…
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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…
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Margaret Beckett was a favourite to be caretaker PM

"We cannot win a vote of no confidence if Corbyn is the candidate,"
Senior opposition MP

Talks are ongoing.

#GNU #GetBrexitGone #CaretakerGovernment
#GovernmentOfNationalUnity

itv.com/news/2019-09-2…
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11 Oct 19
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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…
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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
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Part of the issue I think is that MPs are just not interested enough to learn.

This is my MP, making the case for using the "profit" from migrant workers to contribute to towns which haven’t benefited from economic growth.

#The5Million

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10 Oct 19
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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…
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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…
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Margaret Beckett was a favourite to be caretaker PM

"We cannot win a vote of no confidence if Corbyn is the candidate,"
Senior opposition MP

Talks are ongoing.

itv.com/news/2019-09-2…
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6 Sep 19
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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…
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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…
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"asking for a basic trade deal with the Union while refusing regulatory alignment and tearing up their level playing field commitments means the UK will find it very difficult to achieve an ambitious trade agreement with the EU"
Guy Verhofstadt
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26 Aug 19
@Peston @BorisJohnson 1/
Dear
@ITV
@itvnews

Your journalist is broken.

It doesn't understand representative Parliamentary democracy and it thinks Parliament makes "pledges".

Please send for retraining or replace.

#BrexitInquiry
@Peston @BorisJohnson @ITV @itvnews 2/
It has difficulty understanding the role of Parliament and the executive and is inciting a coup.

Peston, Parliament can't be "traitors". πŸ™„
Parliament is sovereign.
How can it have a coup against itself?

Using words like "traitors" is not a good idea.
Reported
#BexitInquiry
@Peston @BorisJohnson @ITV @itvnews 3/
Robert Peston writes for the Spectator

Cumming's wife is the commissioning agent for the Spectator

Peston's coverage hasn't been balanced since Cummings too over.

He is not being professional

@itvnews
@PaulBrandITV
@ITV

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