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"Minister @WalkerWorcester met with members of the #Swedish community in the #UK to explain the agreement that is in place to abolish their rights after we leave the #EU but allow them to apply (@ £65 each) for reduced rights under UK law."

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"Minister @WalkerWorcester met with members of the #Swedish community in the #UK to explain the agreement, that we are trying to make with the #EU, to abolish their rights after we leave but which will allow Swedes to apply (@ £65 each) for reduced rights under UK law."

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Sep 21, 2018
"We cannot accept anything that threatens the integrity of our Union" =
We have to stay in the SM and the CU or create a hard border across Ireland
"Just as they cannot accept anything that threatens the integrity of theirs" =
We cannot stay in the SM and not accept Freedom of Movement of people, capital, goods, and services.
"We cannot accept anything that does not respect the result of the referendum"

We cannot accept Freedom of Movement of people (even though that was not on the ballot).
Read 9 tweets
Sep 13, 2018
1 What happens to EU citizens resident in the UK in the event of no deal?

Nobody knows of course and nobody in government is prepared to say (see eg or ).
2 The bad news is that we've had @Nigel_Farage basically suggesting we should deport EU citizens living here if there's no deal: (see )
3 ... and prominent Tories like Peter Lilley and @Jacob_Rees_Mogg apparently suggesting that the vague assurances made so far to EU citizens would be null and void in the event of no deal (see thetimes.co.uk/edition/commen… and docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/fc5611_cb1…)
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Sep 7, 2018
So @Jacob_Rees_Mogg makes it clear that he rejects the promises made by the official Leave campaign to EU citizens living here - the promises that 52% voted for.

And this was the official Leave campaign promise signed by @BorisJohnson, @patel4witham, & @michaelgove:
NB this was Mogg's answer to @Andrew_Adonis's question "is it your position that there would be no preferential treatment for EU migrants after Brexit, but just one legal regime applying equally to all immigrants?".
Read 8 tweets
Aug 21, 2018
It is always interesting to (in your head) replace "EU citizen" with "Jewish person" or "black person" in things you read.
Imagine political scientists earnestly dismissing the notion that the UK had an anti-semitism problem on the basis of polls showing that "only" 30% of the populace thought Jews should be deported whereas 60% thought that Jews who were already here should be allowed to stay ...
.... as long as Jews coming here in future were strictly controlled.

I rather think that Jewish people might be rather alarmed - not just by the underlying figures but also by that fact that such figures were being calmly discussed as though they were football results.
Read 4 tweets
Aug 19, 2018
I was watching a House of Commons debate last night in which @DominicRaab makes a statement on the White Paper setting out the Government’s plans for legislating for the withdrawal agreement and implementation period. hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-0…
After he had finished, @Keir_Starmer got up and made a few points and asked a few questions: (Starmer goes on to give lots of examples of how l the legislators are tying themselves in knots over this problem.)
In response Raab does not answer a single point raised by Starmer but tries to change the issue by falsely accusing Starmer of having spoken against the implementation period.
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Aug 10, 2018
The trouble with all the claims flying around at the moment is that they're all true:
Niqabs and burqas really do look ridiculous
Boris Johnson really is a racist bigot trying to stir up hate
There really is antisemitism in the Labour party
The IHRA definition of "antisemitism" really does conflate antisemitism and criticism of Israel
Corbyn has handled the row over antisemitism appallingly
There are people disingenuously using the issue to denigrate him and Labour
The Tories support protectionism, isolationism, & authoritarianism
The Tories support free-trade, globalisation, & libertarianism
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