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This was always going to be the issue with another referendum: fundamental disagreement about explicit and implicit purpose of the exercise

Part of success of #PeoplesVote agt was saying that it was about democracy/legitimacy of the outcome

Fine, but subtext of reopening #EUref was always going to be there

Thus two different things:

- getting buy-in to terms of WA/PD
- getting revocation back on the table

Two rather different audiences, and requiring two different sets of Qs in vote, so unavoidable unwinding

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So, another odd day for Brexit (and not over yet). Chance has meant being away from cutting edge takes, so let's see how it looks from a (small) distance:

Exits of Davis and Johnson don't intrinsically change UK position in Art.50. Chequers is still in place, White Paper still in final prep for Thurs, plus shift of negotiations to No.10 means there's still much momentum in system

If matters stop here, then EU will work on 'as normal' basis, albeit with a new face popping up in BRX from time to time

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Let's think about the Brexit impact of Windrush/Rudd:

(to be clear, this isn't the most important aspect of it all, but Rudd's resignation does make for more of a connection)

Let's start w Rudd herself.

Her resignation causes assorted Brexit headaches for May/CONs

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Some notes from @whatukthinks speech at #BrexitPolling, despite his summary containing most of it:
Ppl a bit more economically pessimistic than post #EUref and some more concern, but not huge shifts
However, bigger shifts on quality of final deal, esp post #GE17, w falls in confidence
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If I might seek to provide some light relief from #GE17 snow clouds,

I FOI’d the Ministerial Agreement On Data Processing underpinning the #PSC and.. um, it was never signed by or on behalf of the Ministers.

And it also may have lapsed in Feb 2016.…
This is quite significant. Irish Water relied on their Schedule 5 status to collect PPS Numbers. (the same basis @welfare_ie used to justify DPER Processing data on their behalf.)

Then they had to destroy all those records when they couldn’t produce a Ministerial Agreement.
The 2014 Agreement starts off as an Agreement between Ministers (as you might expect).
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1. Thread on my experience in a previous life as a Cameron Conservative. This will be a little long, but i hope interesting.
2. Conservative Future at the time (2009) wasn't what it became later. It was a place where Liberals could find a home and campaign.
3. It was - with Ben Howlett as chair - modern & progressive with sensible policies on climate change, marriage for all etc.
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