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Local. Bit Gonzo. Mostly harmless Info Assistant & Mum Don't be a dick on purpose So many #BrexitConcernsπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ#GaslitNation Just taking notes #KeepBritainKind
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24 Feb 20
#BrexitConcerns about all the closures in car part supply chains across the land in the wake of the decision to Leave, like this at Kasai in Merthyr Tydfil
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-…
Nissan have been clear all along about their #BrexitConcerns, but now very blunt truths emerge about the impact of Brexit on their UK plants & European business strategy.
Yet again this decision has much wider repercussions for our neighbours as well as UK
europe.autonews.com/automakers/nis… Image
And with regards to Nissan plant investment in Sunderland - that production press was ordered & commenced long before the first Brexit day.
When there's was a still a chance that sanity would prevail.
It doesn't mean confidence in Britain.
Nissan do not have confidence in Brexit Imagehttps://www.business-live.c...
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26 Sep 19
⚠️Watch @ianCLucas' quiet calm testimony today about the contemptible conduct of VoteLeave.
They are now our government.
He shared very damning evidence from DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation, concerning our PM & his special adviser, along with others
@IanCLucas (Apologies for missing the lack of capital in your username Mr Lucas - thank you for speaking the truth for the record πŸ™πŸ½) #StoptheCoup
@IanCLucas He also raised this very worrying evidence about Gove trying to escape scrutiny #StopTheCoup
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25 Jul 19
So, this is happening right now. Medicine & treatment shortages already. How will making things even worse make life better? ⬇️



How much more will it take to make enough people see Brexit is a bad decision?
#FaceTheFacts #DyingForBrexit
#ReasonsToRevoke
12a) Since 3MillionπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§family, friends, neighbours, colleagues who live among us were left #InLimbo - some made to pay to stay in their homes or split apart, been unwelcomed here
Then more rights were taken #EUElections2019 #DeniedMyVote #ReasonsToRevoke
12b) This is a national scandal. While our government are flailing about saving themselves, the rights of @the3million have been trampled on and now they need our help to challenge this injustice
#EUrofam #DeniedMyVote Please help if you can πŸ™πŸ½#MyUK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
crowdjustice.com/case/denied/
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7 Jul 19
Keep coming back to the first 2 paragraphs of the 1st leaflet published & distributed by the anti-Nazi White Rose Movement whose members were executed in 1943 for peacefully pointing out the inhumanity of their government's actions whiterosesociety.org/WRS_pamphets_f…
#Resist #ResistTogether
"Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be "governed" without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government"
#Resist #ResistTogether
"Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure - reach the light of day?
#Resist
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4 Jun 19
Couple of things
Brexiters bang on about unelected bureaucrats in Brussels
then vote for a spiv with a dodgy backer
whose 'UKIP reboot' Brexit Party is being investigated for possible money-laundering &
has both Thatcherites & Communists in it
No manifesto
One man dictating all
Also, Brexiters are always banging on about the fact that we have a big trade deficit with the EU.

But isn't that's what the USA has with us?
Surely America will want to reduce that, not increase it? πŸ€”

We'll be so desperate for trade if we commit NoDeal Brexit we'll let them
Part of the reason TTIP never happened was because America wanted access to European Healthcare.

Important to remember that the EU underlined specific protection for our NHS & public services during the TTIP negotiations.

The NHS was not on the table until Brexit

#NHSvBrexit
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23 May 19
I have done little else over the past 2+years but try to talk to Brexiters and make them realise the damage they are doing to us all.
Some of them listen, but many don't believe me.
It took me a while to understand why, because
a) I have facts
b) No seriously, I have facts #MyUK
I've watched the unfolding horror of BrexitReality in #MyUK & shared by #BrexitConcerns, but they can't see it.
Look, I say, Brexit was supposed to help our NHS, & make things better but all the NHS unions say it will make things worse #NHSvBrexit
"Unions are paid by the EU" πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
"Look, here's Channel 4 exposing how our data was manipulated to target people with misleading propaganda to make them vote against their best interests. Here's proof the people who want to leave are cheats & liars."
"Channel 4 are paid by the EU" they say, brandishing "proof"
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6 Apr 19
Look at the state of the bottom of this list.
@Nigel_Farage is ranked 747th out of 751 for MEP voting.
Less than 40% of votes.
Taking taxpayers money & doing nothing.
One of the very worst lazy, overpaid, "gravy train" MEPs Leavers are always railing about.
#WakeUpUK #BrexitsACon
@Nigel_Farage This analysis of MEP value is from here: mepranking.eu/state.php?st=G…
@Nigel_Farage By comparison, here are the top 30 or so of UK MEPs
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19 Mar 19
And here's the Information Commissioner’s Office fining Vote Leave Β£40,000 today for sending 196,154 unlawful text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum.
#VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw (again)
ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/…
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11 Feb 19
This one is probably just for the scientists
#UKPunDay #GeekJokes
(It's less funny if you have to explain it) en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextrorot…
BTW this isn't my picture, so kudos to whoever made us all do a nerd-snerk laugh with their wit.

I don't have a Soundcloud, but please, for the love of Attenborough just sign up for #FinalSay and tell your friends we need to #MakeitStop

change.org/p/theresa-may-…
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6 Feb 19
John Bercow calling Peter Bone a delicate flower is a thing of joy, and Joanna Cherry ensuring Donald Tusk's words are registered in Hansard tops it all off beautifully

Solid British humour ftw, even in the face of the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit

#MakeItStop #JustMakeItStop
Very pleased that Donald Tusk's heartfelt reaction to the Unbearable Shiteness of Brexit is now recorded in Hansard for posterity 🀣

Well done to all of those continuing to speak plain truths
#StandUp2Brexit #MakeItStop

hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-0…
I know everyone's gone straight to fighty biting about @eucopresident's fervent hope that those *responsible* for Brexitshambles will be rewarded with suitable punishment (#NotAllLeaveVoters)

but think it's important to read the full extent of his remarks
consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press…
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5 Feb 19
#BrexitConcerns about the impact of Brexit on developing nations as they lose access to a range of EU agreements (GSP, EBA, EPAs) allowing vulnerable developing countries to pay fewer or no duties on their exports, and import duties are once again imposed
die-gdi.de/briefing-paper…
"findings show that losing these preferences together with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU may cause EBA countries’ GDPs to fall by -0.01% to -1.08%."
Simulations also indicate that the highest losses will occur in Cambodia & Malawi, where dependence on the UK market is strong
Brexit may cause the number of those living in extreme poverty (PPP $1.90 a day) to rise by nearly 1.7M in all EBA countries. These are conservative estimates of Brexit’s negative impacts"
Also uncertainty, depreciation of sterling, reduced aid spending, remittances & investments
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26 Jan 19
*deep breath*
On Monday I am (probably) in national press & on TV talking about how, despite being stable, capable & mostly happy for 15 yrs after spending my 20s in psychiatric care, the unbearable shiteness of Brexit made my suicidal thoughts re-emerge.

#MakeItStop #FinalSay
I'm a lot better this year but last year was particularly difficult.
There were a couple of incidents that could've gone badly but thankfully didn't.

I'm really struggling to see why we are just letting this be done in our name when it will only make things worse for most of us
I'm hoping people will agree that it's not me that's crazy, simply that #BrexitIsBonkers.
Hoping that people just don't see how damaging this path will be to anyone who isn't tax-dodging profiteer.
That they haven't seen the impact Brexit is already having on us & our neighbours.
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20 Dec 18
#BrexitIsPersonal
I've spent the last 2.5 years in a horrible place and no, I'm not talking about Birmingham - in fact, I love where I live, in the place many seem to fear most, a truly multicultural neighbourhood, it's part of why I fight so hard.
#SaveBrum
We voted Remain btw
When the referendum came I wasn't paying attention to the world, I was just hanging out with my 3yo child, who was going to start school that autumn.
It was our last Spring of hanging out together.
I read around all the arguments for Leave but in my view the EU is not our enemy
In fact, my experience of the EU has been very positive as previously I worked in Home & Child Safety promotion and before that set up a small business in event services with the help of EU regional development funds.
Plus I have lived in Germany, my friends & family are European
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23 Nov 18
Birmingham City Council commissioned an independent report to give the best possible indication of what leaving the EU could mean for the city and region.
It was published yesterday
#SaveBrum #BrexitRegionalImpact
birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/3…

Here are the key points:
The report highlights issues and concerns in the following key areas: trade; infrastructure and investment; β€˜just in time’ impacts; employment; productivity and skills; business adaptability; EU funding; economic and financial; security; data sharing; public services.
#SaveBrum
Automotive sector is of particular concern... given that only 40% of components are sourced locally, making it vulnerable to supply interruptions & delays
Essential that the city and region has formal input into future trade negotiations in order to support the local economy
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12 Oct 18
The 6th list of #Brexitconcerns is building up here: twitter.com/i/moments/1046…

1-5 are linked to at the top of this thread
That thread I made from the IFS report about the impact of Brexit on employment is here:
ICYMI (many did) here's the parliamentary debate on 11th December 2017 on why we should hold a 2nd ref on Brexit which had many MPs speaking sense, incl.
@CarolineLucas & @susanelanjones

#PeoplesVote #FinalSay
Transcript: hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-1…
Video: parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/3e…
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5 Oct 18
Another important question about the Leave Campaign's funding:
The truth about Brexit, big sugar and the bad boys from Belize is also worth investigating.
(h/t @Otto_English)
thepinprick.com/2017/12/11/day…
And then there's the huge amount of very worrying evidence that the actual electoral registration process was compromised, and the involvement of a company with a director who was a Vote Leave campaigner in the processing of our votes
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31 Aug 18
#BrexitConcerns from the ONS about a worrying disparity in our trade statistics.

"in 2016, Britain recorded imports of services from seven countries of Β£68bn: but those countries registered total exports to the UK of Β£140bn"
ft.com/content/9f1d7a…
Seems there is even more at stake than we realised.

Brexit is a bad decision.
I haven't a clue why the colours on that pic are inverted.
Here it is.
Just another huge reason to #LookB4WeLeave

#FinalSay #FinalSayForAll
#ProjectFear #BrexitReality
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30 Aug 18
Sign up for #FinalSay today.
Let's look before we Leave.
We need change, but this is not the change we are looking for
#LookB4WeLeave

Better safe than sorry.
Do you want this future?
It's in the hands of the People.
Please help put the brakes on Brexit
change.org/p/theresa-may-…
I miss summer already.
Crisp chill in the air.
The washing didn't dry on the line this afternoon.
The nights are drawing in.
But there's a different feeling to the usual turn of the seasons.
A dread, building these past years.
Brexit is coming & it will break #OurNHS
#StopBrexit
Why aren't more People helping to #SaveOurNHS?
Vote Leave's campaign was about giving tons of much-needed money to the NHS.
That's not going to happen.
In fact #OurNHS representatives say Brexit will break it
Let's check (democratically!) that enough of us want that eh?
#FinalSay
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20 Aug 18
Obviously today would be the very best day for the car to get a flat 100 miles away when I need to escape tomorrow
And to find a dead cat in my garden.
Not mine, but a skinny little alley cat I told to get out of my garden 2 days ago and should've been nicer to.
I'm sorry little mog.
I would've done right by that cat in #AltUK

How did we end up in the cruellest timeline?

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20 Aug 18
Last year, when I was really suicidal because #BrexitReality has unbalanced me, I made this petition to David Davis asking for a FinalSay.
you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/meas…

I'm grateful to everyone who signed up, but it made no difference & I nearly gave up.
Rumble strips are a godsend.
I'm OK but I must fight those feelings of helplessness every single day.
#BrexitIsPersonal

Then there was another #FinalSay petition on @HocPetitions petition that, despite @DExEUgov trying to reject it, went to (great) debate in December 2017.

@HoCpetitions @DExEUgov How much longer do we need to wait until we all accept that we need to put the brakes on & check Brexit?

We'll never be United Kingdom without #FinalSay

It's a result we can all respect, however it turns out

Better safe than sorry

Look before we Leave

change.org/p/theresa-may-…
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