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Oct 8, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
"The EU need us more than the UK needs them." Let's rephrase that:

The market of 450M people, a $19.7 trillion GDP, and 27 countries... needs the market of 65M people, a $2.6 trillion GDP and one country, more than the other way around.
Does that makes ANY sense to you? If you believe that one country can negotiate against 27 countries and come out on top, especially if one of those 27 countries on its own has a larger economy, you must believe that the people of that one country are inherently superior to those in the 27.
Oct 6, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This. Was. Exhausting. I tried to engage with an EDL-affiliated group... Yes, I know. But I thought it was important to at least try before things inevitably turned nasty.
I can't be bothered subtitling this. But there are some gems in here. #March4Sunderland What's important to remember is: These people are trying to keep our national dialogue broken. They want us to give up on rational discussion because they know that if the country has a rational word with itself, Brexit won't happen. They're not the ones we need to reach out to.
Oct 5, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Brexit is a slow death.
Anything made in an EU country is automatically legal across the EU Market. No costly checks, delays or tariffs. So having factories in the UK made sense.

Some companies already have mainland factories to shift production (JOBS) to. Some will need time. This isn't complicated. If you're looking to set up a factory somewhere in Europe, do you put it somewhere with easy access to the markets of 27 countries (430M consumers), and then pay a little extra to get it into the UK (65M consumers).
Or do you do it the other way around?
Oct 4, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Jesus Christ. A whole 10 minutes on "uncontrolled" EU immigration. Someone finally mentions the EU Law on Free Movement and they ignore it!!!!
Are you fricking KIDDING ME!!!?!?!
#BBCqt For GOD'S SAKE #BBCqt. You make us listen to a 30 minute shouting match without any substance, and then you just skirt over the first piece of actual fact!!
Oct 4, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Brexit hurts the people the Left is supposed to care most about long-term. Yet we're bickering over general elections, who's centrist etc...
No wonder people think we're elites who sit in big cities talking in ideals but don't prioritise what ordinary working people actually need I honestly don't know if people would benefit more from nationalising railways or from just having a Transport Sec with a brain and a heart.
But I do know Brexit would eat up the time, money & political capital needed to give the North & Wales independent successful rail links.
Oct 3, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Rules for the #PeoplesVote:
1️⃣ Nobody can call anyone stupid for not understanding EU law.
Most Remain voters don't know what the Single Market is, any more than Brexit voters do. You just trusted people who claimed to. 2️⃣ They'll tell you "We'll negotiate a better deal during the transition period". BULL!
We've tried that for 2 years! If we couldn't get one while we could still just call off Brexit, we won't get one when the EU is able to say "Do everything we want or you leave with no deal"
Oct 1, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Philip Hammond: "The Conservative Party is and always will be the party of business"
What are your experts telling you Brexit does to UK business?
What have UK businesses been screaming at you about Brexit for 3 years?
#CPC18 Wow, Philip Hammond has been non-stop with the empty promises today. Sorry I'm late to the party. (Haircut) I'm going through it all now...
Sep 28, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
I have a moral problem with the idea that people can vote to take away the rights of their fellow citizens.
The human rights protections within the EU charter and treaties, the judicial protection of the European Court of Justice, the right to live and work in other countries... Maybe this is why the Brexit debate has been so fierce and personal. Because it wasn't just a vote against Europe. It was a vote against each other. That wasn't the intention. But it is certainly the effect.
Sep 28, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Think about the people in your life who are passionately against Brexit.
If they know that you watched the negotiations fall apart and you opposed letting the UK judge the outcome, will they forgive you if your Brexit makes their life harder? We all wanted the best for the UK.
What we disagreed on was whether the facts available in 2016 meant that Brexit would help with our shared objective of a better UK.
Sep 17, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This Leave vote IS split! That's the point!
52% voted to Leave the EU. That means they wanted a different relationship with the EU.
If that "different relationship" doesn't have the support of at least 48% of the UK, then being an EU Member is still the most popular relationship. Our relationship with the EU is defined in the treaties. Our new one has no treaty yet. So until you can find a specific path of leaving that has the support of 48%, the Will of the People is for our current relationship.
Sep 17, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Overheard from Brexit supporter who has been on TV today: "Investment in Africa was higher under the British empire".
Words... I don't have any... The idea that the Brexit vote could have been tipped over the edge due to a small minority who think that the British Empire was our golden years....
Sep 16, 2018 24 tweets 9 min read
Here's a thread which I'm calling "Everything you need to know about the EU and Brexit", so that when I inevitably realise I've forgotten something crucial, I'll embarrassingly tag it on the end. Is the EU democratic? There are 4 main decision-making bodies:
European Council: Heads of Government of 28 countries
@EUCouncil: National Ministers
@EU_Commission: 28 officials appointed by European Council
@Europarl_EN: 750 directly elected MEPs
Sep 16, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
In seven weeks, that's it. The Brexit negotiations are over. There will be no more "I wonder what deal we'll get".
So let's have a think: There is no possible deal that doesn't either violate the Good Friday Agreement or leave us less sovereign. So it will be bad deal or no deal.
Sep 15, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The medical community has been clear that Brexit is bad for the NHS from the start. They're now screaming it. They say a vote on the deal is vital to save the NHS from major harm.
So why is this tweet getting so much backlash?🤔
Because once people realise this: #BrexitGameOver I mean, seriously. How can any logical person who cares about the NHS look at THIS and still support Brexit?
Is Boris Johnson really a better source of medical advice than actual doctors?!?!
Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Tonight I'm staying in a hotel so fancy that I can only laugh that people with this much money actually want to hear what I have to say... But what even funnier is that they seem to have misunderstood my relationship with @Will_DryOFOC. Oh SH***!!! They have DEFINITELY misunderstood our relationship!!!
Sep 4, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
This is what it's going to come down to...
You can choose NOT to spit on the memory of all that was lost prior to the Good Friday Agreement, or you can have Brexit.
bbc.com/news/world-eur… I'm tired of mincing my words with this.
The Good Friday Agreement put an end* to decades of violence. 3,600 dead, with bombings in London, Manchester and all across Northern Ireland. Brexit, on its current path WILL undermine that agreement.
Sep 4, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
If we lose our competitive edge in Europe, UK trade will be designed to benefit those with factories abroad or profit margins big enough to cope with the extra cost of exporting beyond Europe or competing at a disadvantage.

Is that small/medium businesses OR huge corporations? This is one of the many reasons it drives me nuts when people in Labour or other fellow Lefties support leaving the EU thinking that it will make life better for smaller businesses.
Sep 3, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
OK, I'm just going to keep a little thread of arguments I've heard from both sides of the Brexit debate which I fundamentally disagree with and why.
Nobody is safe with this one, so it will probably offend you. From a Remainer: We should let Brexit happen... people need see how much we rely on the EU so they can see that Brexit isn't the answer to their struggle.
That's basically saying: The working class need to be taught a lesson.
NO. This is the fault of MPs!:
Aug 30, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
As it turns out... BREXIT IS ILLEGAL

The Good Friday Agreement is based on Northern Ireland being partly UK and partly Republic of Ireland. ANY change in that balance is illegal.
#ThursdayThoughts The evidence of that is right here.
Aug 26, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Remember when John McCain defended Obama against racist attacks WHILE HE WAS RUNNING AGAINST HIM? To clarify. In the full clip several people had questioned Obama's American-ness and used that to question his character, including the woman at the start.
John McCain corrected this saying that he was a "Decent, family-man *citizen*"
Aug 25, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Jacob Rees-Mogg. You are the worst MP and a truly terrible human being. @Jacob_Rees_Mogg Our Jacob runs a pressure group within the conservative party, called the ERG. That group has already undermined several planned protections for Northern Ireland.
They're arguably running Brexit at the point, and therefore the country.