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'Unsparing & sweary’ media, messaging and public speaking trainer. 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇧🇪 MD @redthreadeu. Media for @britishineurope.
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Sep 25, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read
1. Hi there @theresa_may @DominicRaab @daviddavismp 😀

It's Laura from @BritishInEurope.

Yes, yes unfortunately we DO still exist.

We need to talk about #Brexit and my life & that of my husband & son. 2. I'd like to discuss how your deal helps my family carry on our lives as normal after Brexit.
Sep 21, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
.@britishineurope PRESS STATEMENT: 'Disgraceful and unacceptable'.

Read our full response to Theresa May's press statement on EU citizens' rights which made no mention of the 1.2 mn British nationals living in the EU 27


#TheresaMay #NoDealBrexit . 2. 'We heard that we are now at an impasse in the negotiations with the very real threat of a no deal. What we did not hear was one single word about the future of 1.2 million UK nationals living in the EU27.'
Sep 3, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
1. Spent Saturday night in Metz which, given its location in Lorraine has been fought over by France and Germany for hundreds of years. 2. In 2017 it voted overwhelmingly for Macron, which is not surprising given it's a European hub that sits just under Luxembourg as well as a stone's throw from Germany.
Aug 14, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
1. We get this Brexiter fairytale A LOT: why has the big bad EU decided not to give poor little @BritishInEurope free movement? Isn't the big bad EU really mean and despicable? And who would want to live in such a place where the big bad EU would do such a thing? #PeoplesVote 2. Well, kiddies, lean in & I'll tell you the real story. The big bad EU wasn't always big & bad. Actually, it was really quite reasonable (if a bit inflexible at times) & understood that 4.6mn people's lives were at stake in the Brexit talks & that it had a duty to protect them
Aug 9, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
1. Some numbers from France on why the @EuropeanCommiss refusing to provide any dedicated local legal support for @britishineurope (who are still EU citizens) matters.

Particularly in the event of a #NoDealBrexit 2. There are an estimated 150,000 Brits living in France. I say estimated because France is like the UK and doesn't require EU citizens to register. Many are trying to get permanent residence (carte de sejour) in case there's no deal and therefore no agreement on #citizensrights
Aug 6, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
1. Just listened to this excellent @BBC_Analysis documentary with @peterpomeranzev.

Things I've learned about effective political technology and what it says about campaigning/comms techniques which started life in...yes, you guessed it, #Russia.

#Brexit #Trump #VoteLeave 2/ Campaigns are often built around a unifying story onto which people can read/project whatever they want.

I've written about the irresponsible brilliance of 'Vote Leave Take Control' and 'Make America Great Again' as core organising stories before:
Jul 30, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
1. Great @CasMudde corrective on the #SteveBannon hype:

'Articles that take his (Steve Bannon's) grandiose plans at face value strengthen the narrative that the 2019 European elections will again be a fundamental struggle between the status quo & Eurosceptic forces.' 2. 'This means that the radical right continues to set the political agenda and its frames continue to dominate election campaigns'.…
May 22, 2018 11 tweets 5 min read
Dear @Ashleyfoxmep: I saw you talking about #Brexit on the BBC's Sunday Politics West Country programme on Sunday morning. I was very surprised to hear you say #citizensrights are all sorted when: 1/ 😯 a) You have not tried to meet us or engage with any of our concerns at any of the hearings in the EP with @BritishInEurope or @The3Million 2/
Mar 27, 2018 51 tweets 14 min read
This is a thread about democracy and the information that underpins our electoral decision making. 1/ In response to the whistleblowing story Michael Gove and Boris Johnson have both tweeted that Vote Leave won the Referendum in a ‘fair and free’ or ‘fair and square’ vote and that it’s ‘ludicrous’ to suggest they cheated or overspent to win. 2/
Mar 15, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
We need to talk about my friend Dave. He's 26 and from Gloucester. He messed up his A-Levels and couldn't afford to go to university in the UK. 😭

1/ #Brexit #FBPE @BritishInEurope @OFOCBrexit @Femi_Sorry @BestForBritain So Dave looked at his options and discovered that as part of the UK's EU membership he could go and study at first rate European universities at local rates. Way hay for Dave. 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🍾🍾🍾

2/ #FBPE #FinalSayForAll #Brexit
Dec 20, 2017 10 tweets 4 min read
A quick thread on @Number10gov’s letter to us 1.2mn @BritishInEurope 1/ This is not complaining about the @the3million at all. More that @britishineurope are always an afterthought: over there and overlooked 3/