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And by 11am he had - not a great look for the PM for another letter to in shortly before her big speech
2. Mood of conference has not been of fomenting plots against the PM, but it's absolutely the case that there are plenty of people here who don't see her staying to the next election, including Cabinet ministers
3. That's why some people suggesting speech today could be her swansong, but the timing and manner of departure will be so shaped by how Brexit turns out, and her colleagues have underestimated her so many times
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The truth about Brexit, the "EU is punishing us" narrative & what "no deal" actually means... (1/19)
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The EU isn't punishing the UK for Brexit. We are punishing ourselves. Losing all the benefits of EU membership IS punishment. Just like no longer being able to use the fitness equipment or the weights is punishment for quitting the local gym. 2/19
You might well put on weight because you cancelled your gym membership. But you wouldn't turn around and say "Hey, the gym's punishing me for leaving by making me fat!" That's the consequence of losing your gym membership, not the fault of the gym. 3/19
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Good lord the attacks are relentless. I was on #PoliticsLive to talk about cooking, mental health and disability. That's what I prepared for. I'm sorry my left wing views aren't left wing enough for the diehards, or that I wasnt expecting to have to be the entire LP fanclub...
...but while you name-call me, make up conspiracies, have a go, and relentlessly attack your own, the Tories continue to destroy the most vulnerable in society. But of course, I'M the problem. Me, who has spent six years campaigning against poverty and austerity. I'm the baddie.
And that's fine. Because fighting policy is hard. Fronting up to austerity is hard. Effective campaigning is hard. Far easier to sit and pull apart one woman who was lost for words on television because she was frightened for the future of decency and justice. As you were.
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