Spanglish screenwriter, playwright & reluctant political activist, with a fetish for shoes. FD BigBreak & Roadmap Wise Words Winner. Brefugee in Paris 🇪🇺
Aug 22, 2018 • 20 tweets • 17 min read
@TomTugendhat@Andrew_Adonis Let's look at the facts: 1. The Ref MPs voted for was advisory 2. Cameron then made it binding in the minds of voters who don't understand the niceties of our constitution, which was shabby & underhand of him, because he created a political imperative to take the Ref advice
@TomTugendhat@Andrew_Adonis 3. Parliament never formally made the decision to leave, but gave Mrs May the power to trigger #Article50 through the shameful A50 Bill (launched before its rubbish White Paper was released), which converted Parliament into an irrelevant rubber stamp in the #Brexit process.
Apr 13, 2018 • 16 tweets • 22 min read
It's excruciatingly embarrassing that our press has pumped out so much bilge about the EU that .@EUlondonrep had to have a page on its website dedicated to "A-Z of Euromyths".
As it's Friday, I've picked out my top-ten stupid stories by the British press on the EU #Thread
In at N°10 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade: The S*n claimed the EU wanted to ban BAGPIPES. I'm sure Her Majesty the Queen would have had something to say about that, of whom more anon...
The stock statement in response to #Brexit petitions needs to be called out. "There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it through the back door, & no 2nd Ref" is fundamentally UNCONSTITUTIONAL as it binds Parliament and the People too.
Parliamentary sovereignty means one Parlt cannot bind another. This invalidates the "cannot reverse #Brexit" subtext of the above statement, as we've had a general election since #Article50 was triggered, so technically this is a different Parlt not bound by the previous one. /2.
Mar 21, 2018 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
They were. Upbeat messages funnelled thru VoteLeave, nasty stuff thru LeaveEU. All parties open abt involvement of Cambridge Analytica, credited for the #Brexit *win*.
#Brexit is tainted. If we're a serious #democracy, HoC must #StopBrexit or demand #FinalSay Ref BEFORE 29Mar19.
I have a degree in psychology. The method used here is what's known as conditioning (works on similar principles to grooming girls or radicalising boys to become jihadis). It's despicable. There should be no tolerance for these dark ops in a serious, modern democracy. #StopBrexit
Dec 10, 2017 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
Nope. That's not it. Let's start with fishing. Lucky today is the anniversary of the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, so there are lots of facts swimming around.
The UN Convention is what divides the sea into territories (not the EU!) - you can read about it here: un.org/depts/los/conv…