To my #FBPE friends, in the event of a #Peoplesvote, please let's not rerun the last referendum campaign and end up with #Brexit again.

We love Europe, we shouldn't be half-heartedly defending it, we should be enthusiastically promoting it.
Wrong:

"It's not perfect but we're better in than out."

"Hardworking EU immigrants are essential to our country."

"Inside the EU we can veto laws and things we don't like, outside we can't."

"We can negotiate hard to get what we want in Europe, outside we can't."
Right:

"It's not perfect but it's bloody good."

"It gives us the freedom to work, learn, love & live in an entire continent."

"EU courts give us an extra option to hold our government to account, giving us more control over our own lives."

"The EU are our friends and allies."
Back in 1997 Blair won a massive landslide against Major/Clarke - two men I think we'd all have as PM in a heartbeat right now. How did he do it? With positivity and "things can only get better". With a message of prosperity and bright future. It's also how the first ref was won.
The most important thing is to mobilise the younger voters, and the voters who've got kids. Their whole future is on the line here, they need not only themselves but us as well.

This might come in handy.

ec.europa.eu/commission/new…
The populists don't have numbers, we do. What they have is energy, enthusiasm, and a powerful message that appeals to the worst of peoples natures. We can beat them if we appeal to what is good in people - because people like to think of themselves as good.
So let's do this. Let's embrace the European ideal properly and invite others to do the same.

Let's show the world we're not a dumbarsed, xenophobic, nasty little backwater after all.

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Sep 10, 2018
So I made this thread the other day on the perilous state of the UK and the behaviour of certain high-profile figures (Rees-Mogg, Farage) towards EU27 citizens living in the UK.

A few people said "Don't be so dramatic". So how bad is it really?

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In 2016 a vote was held which was subject to foreign interference by a hostile foreign power.

I refer of course to the 2016 US presidential election.

Putin's candidate won. But the "victors" could protest they won all they liked. They could use any slogan they wanted....
...the US legal system swing into action.

Now, less than two years after that election, at least two people have gone to prison, several people are cooperating with the FBI, there have been guilty pleas, and at least 36 people indicted.

And it's not even over yet.
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Sep 7, 2018
Can I have the attention of people who voted for #Brexit, liberal Leavers, Lexiteers, and people with concerns about national sovereignty.

Please, stop supporting this now. This entire thing has gone too far. Please read this thread, I'm begging you.
In the past few days we've had two very prominent Brexit advocates come out with absolute poison concerning EU nationals living in the UK. First there was
@Nigel_Farage.

Then @Jacob_Rees_Mogg comes out with this.

Make no mistake, these men are now openly advocating ethnic cleansing. If the UK were actually at war with the EU, these threats would be considered war crimes.
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Aug 17, 2018
No, that caller represents the majority.

What singles him out is the fact he's honest and isn't afraid to look as stupid as he is.
Most people you meet, most who suddenly have a revelation about the single market or the facts on immigration, they're just nodding. It's what people do. Nod, avoid an argument, and go about their day. Those who'll actually make their case (Leave or Remain) are a rarity.
This is what terrifies me about this whole "People's vote" business. If you're deeply buried in the data and information then it's easy to see that Leaving is going to be a disaster.

If you're not, a few things cost a bit more and that's all. Until it happens it's a non-event.
Read 6 tweets
Aug 9, 2018
If we vote for anything except for Corbyn's Labour we're Tories, apparently.

I think; No. In fact I think the reason we've got austerity, Brexit, and nearly ten years of political decay is, to some extent, the fault of the very idiots who say this. Let me explain.
Just over a decade ago the UK had a centrist pro-EU and popular leader in Tony Blair. Anyone remember the guy?

Here he is being "strong and stable" in the face of Farage.

independent.co.uk/video/News/ton…
Of course he wasn't perfect. He was Labour leader, yet rich people hadn't been ground into dust. Of course welfare, social service, NHS, police, and other forms of public service spending were ramped up, but still, he didn't eradicate the capitalist pig-dogs. He did all this...
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Jul 9, 2018
The first calling point of the UK's remainers immediately after Davis's resignation will not be Brussels, it will be Berlin, to have a party.
(1/3) Post #DavisResignation a Berlin-Remain party would include blue flags and "Ode to Joy", and exchanges of a lot of high-fiving and cheering.
(2/3) Similar parties would be held in other key EU nations with Brits living in them.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 8, 2018
New tactic from the Corbyn crowd that I'm sure many of you have noticed - pro-Europe is anti-poor. The principle thrust is that if you believe that commerce, trade, and business can actually be a force for good you're not "true left". This reveals a lot about Corbynism.
They're the vanguard of a revolution. They're going to rip it all down and start again, presumably with everyone wearing a boiler suit.

Corbyn represents an open declaration of war on pursuit of profitable business as well as commerce and internationalism.
Modern socialism looks to provide a baseline comfortable standard of living for all citizens, as well as equality of opportunity. It doesn't actively hate those who do well for themselves. Look to Scandinavia for examples.

So this isn't socialism, it's bubble-economy communism.
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