I'm reading the #Brexit White Paper here. Its utter #cakeism. EU will say no.…
This is incredible. So the UK wants a common rule book for goods, but not services, membership of agencies ...

Who's going to be the fucking arbiter then? If not the ECJ!?

#Brexit #WhitePaper
So we're at association agreement. Not FTA.
Again: who is the arbiter

In disputes between the EU Comission and member states its the ECJ.

Who else would the EU agree to? #BREXit #WhitePaper
This is complete bullshit, and @theresa_may desperation showing through. The Withdrawl agreement is entirely separate from the future relationship. @Staedtler, you've been vindicated. They are this stupid. Fuck me. #brexitwhitepaper

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Mar 27, 2018

I'm becoming ever more - furiously I must attest - convinced I'm right about something.

First, read this. It's a quote today from @theresa_may in front of the Liason Committee. Read between the lines and you see a transition period lasting well beyond 5 years.
There was zero chance that the UK would be ready for Brexit by March 2019, nor frankly by 2020. And we told you all that would be the case and lo and behold it's now appearing.
So this means that the UK will be stuck like a lame duck in the "transition" period - a colony of the EU - until at least 2027. Why? Three words. Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
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Jan 19, 2018
Thread: I'm so genuinely pissed off with @theresa_may's bare-faced lies on how much she wants EU migrants to stay in the UK - reiterated last night - that i've gone back and read her 2015 Speech to @Conservatives Party Conference. So, lets look at this Caring Tory said.
No @theresa_may, we don't know anything of the sort. There is NO evidence of immigration to the UK hurting the poorest paid. There just isn't.
So in 2015 @theresa_may claimed immigrants were behind the housing and schools crisis. Not cuts or lack of investment or Tory voters refusing schemes due to Nimbyism. Immigrants. Caring wasn't she.
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Dec 11, 2017
Thread: as a former Conservative, I'm amazed at how little the Left seem to understand how to beat them. A few key insights based on how Conservatives really think.
Let's start with the easiest mistake.

Stop calling them evil. Whether they are or not, what you're doing is telling Conservative voters they're evil too. And you need to flip them.

Call then incompetent. That is what resonates. "Shower, shambles" etc. These are all good words.
People don't like paying tax. People are very happy for someone else to pay for public services but not them. The number of people who pay tax "for civilisation" is vanishingly small. Accept it.
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Nov 14, 2017
The way in which Brexiteers expect #millenials to take up the slack of falling immigration is very revealing to me.
It speaks to the paucity of their ambitions and their achievements in life. Their horizons are so tempered & so it's what they offer.
But there is also a quite clear a sense of envy: a want to punish young people. "Throw them into the fields, let them see real work"
Read 10 tweets
Oct 11, 2017

To help journos and politicos on the right, let me explain Corbyn's Brexit plan. Its simple elegance.
Corbyn has repeatedly said the vote has been had and the question is settled. So the Tories have no line of attack on Labour is anti-brexit
This means Corbyn keeps his Leave voters. However, can then unilaterally offer rights to EU nationals and promise a jobs first Brexit.
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Oct 1, 2017
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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