Kirsten Berg 🇳🇴🇫🇮🇪🇺🇬🇧 Profile picture
Norwegian by birth, living in Finland, one foot in Yorkshire. Proud citizen of nowhere. Trying to make sense of British politics. #IamEuropean 🇳🇴🇫🇮🇪🇺🇬🇧
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Aug 6, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
A young Conservative needs help with his poll. Oh dear! It seems he didn’t want any help with his poll. Blocked.
But do give him a hand. He’s only managed a little more than 2000 votes since 30/7
Jul 31, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
Who would have thunk!
British hauliers will need licenses and permits to be able to drive on European roads. In a no deal scenario there will be no way of getting UK goods into Europe!
Yup! This is not #Scaremongering but #facts
#BrexitMadness
The market access for British hauliers under a No deal scenario will only cover 3% of the needs.
#BrexitMadness #Transport
Check this thread where two experts on trade discuss the problem:
Jul 30, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Seems the EEA advocates think that EEA countries do not contribute to the EU budget. This is wrong. Check this link from the Norwegian Governments own pages:
regjeringen.no/en/topics/euro…
Ideologists, huh? Norway contributes to the EU budget in three major fields: to reduce social nd economic disparities, to take part in EU programmes (Horizon2020, Erasmus+, Galileo, Copernicus), and the Schengen cooperation.
regjeringen.no/en/topics/euro…
Jul 9, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
After the referendum May slammed the door in the face of the 48%. Then she locked the moderate leavers up in another room, and negotiated #Brexit with her own cabinet and the pure Brexit ideologues. Goodbye to reality and compromise. #BrexitShambles In Norway PM Gro Harlem Brundtland, who had campaigned for #Norway to join EU, stayed on her post so that she could negotiate an outcome as many as possible could accept. She went for #compromise and managed to unite a split country. 🇳🇴
Jun 21, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
I ran into a rabid Brexiter on my evening walk today. Talked about how happy he was now that UK was leaving the EU. I tried to keep my cool and think I managed to get in a few hard facts, like it’s not the EU forcing a hard border in Ireland #Disinformation #Brexit The guy happens to be an (unfollowed but not unfriended) FB friend, and he offered me a ride home and said “Please don’t unfriend me.”
He’s decent enough, but very ill informed. I also told him that I’ve never been to a country more ill informed about EU than the UK.
Jun 21, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
So, this happened.
Troll pretending to unite ppl on Brexit tweets long anti-EU thread full of disinformation.
Troll is effectively debunked by an EU insider who knows how EU works, @ottocrat
Troll goes into a manic hizzyfit and implodes.
Brexit Central think they have a scope Here’s the original thread where the lies are debunked.
Apr 23, 2018 14 tweets 6 min read
Here’s Daniel Hannan. He doesn’t understand the #CustomsUnion, the #SingleMarket or the #Schengen area. I think we need to help Dan. Norway and Switzerland are in the #SchengenArea. Within the Schengen Area people can cross the borders without passport control. Try driving a lorry full of goods into Norway nd Switzerland and you go through customs checks.
Apr 5, 2018 11 tweets 5 min read
This is the Customs station at Svinesund, the main border crossing between 🇳🇴 and 🇸🇪 . It can handle up to 2,500 trucks/day - one truck every 4 min. 10,000 trucks go through Dover every day. Do the maths. It’s not possible. 🇳🇴 is in #SingleMarket but not in #CustomsUnion But this should also give remainers some hope. I don’t think it will be possible for UK to leave both #CustomsUnion union and #SingleMarket - UK is not in #Schengen - Norway is in both Schengen and SM which makes trade easier, even if there’s a hard border between 🇸🇪and 🇳🇴