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Chair of @EuroMove. Founder of @Scientists4EU & @BylinesNetwork. Presenter at @BylineTV. See: https://t.co/909DPFqfUE and https://t.co/93o6a4Xe3P.
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Sep 8, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Right -

I need to say something. This upsetting piece is far more the fault of the @MetroUK than it is of @Jacob_Rees_Mogg.

Regardless of my feelings toward Rees-Mogg & his policies, this is irresponsible journalism.

Allow me to explain in a thread: The article accurately quotes Rees-Mogg and accurately attributes the quote to this letter (relevant page below) from Rees-Mogg to Andrew Adonis.

See paragraph 2.

That in itself is an alarming statement, but what is it in response to?
Aug 28, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Argh! @BBCr4today talking crap about why we have “huge tariffs” on “African countries” & whether we can lower tariffs.

This is ignorant. 33 African countries have ZERO tariffs to EU - coz they fall under “Everything But Arms” agreement.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everythin… Also, on top of this the EU has various deals with African regions in development, aimed at helping Africa integrate into global trading system (EU is Africa’s biggest trading partner)

Here’s the West Africa deal- incl Nigeria where May’s been visiting:

Aug 22, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
The usually impressive Yanis Varoufakis doesn’t hold up well in the comments section beneath.

Respecting a public verdict does not mean you remove future public verdicts. That’s disempowerment. And he is also plain wrong about mechanisms.

I encourage him to talk to us also. I also am a democrat who respected the result.

In my case, that meant writing plans for UK-EU science post-Brexit (published academically & shared with Govt).

However, I also always maintained that if public don’t like where Brexit is going, they retain right to pull the plug.
Aug 7, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
John Redwood absolutely caught red-handed on TV over his support for “double referendum” - wait until the end.

In fact, Dominic Cummings and Vote Leave publicly flirted with a Double Referendum.

Here was his thinking: Basically, that you get more moderates voting ‘No’ to EU if they thought that meant stopping status quo & having new deal on which they cld vote:

Jul 30, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
“I have been concerned at the continued attempts to refight the referendum and put the Leave campaigns in the dock,” writes @GregHands

Well I’m far more concerned that politicians should wish criminal actions to be ignored... for political expediency.

thetimes.co.uk/article/we-nee… And I also note this piece is copy-paste from The @Telegraph two days earlier... but with a title change.

That’s not usual practice, is it @thetimes?
Jul 19, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
I’ve dropped #FBPE off my name. We need to build new community now. pscp.tv/w/biEF9zFtTUVQ… Here’s the first video I did on #FBPE (in Nov 2017 I think)... for those of you who are curious:

Jul 18, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
"Rescind Art.50 if Vote Leave has broken Electoral Laws regarding 2016 referendum"

Now on >75,000... and rocketing up. Let's get this to 100,000 asap. Sign and share, share, share. 👇

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/2237… 94,600...
Jul 17, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
I am *done* with the @BBC.

They report on Vote Leave breaking the law... then give the last word on it to: Vote Leave.

And not just a snippet quote.

The last SIX paragraphs are all Vote Leave‘s words under the title “Motivated by political agenda”

bbc.com/news/uk-politi… And here it is. How the @BBC choose to end their news report on Vote Leave breaking the law...

... by giving Vote Leave six paragraphs of unchallenged text to undermine the Electoral Commission & present their own obvious spending breaches as political victimisation. FFS
Jul 16, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Doesn’t matter what % of global trade happens outside the EU.

Or how much of the galaxy’s trade happens outside the EU

— it matters whether we do better trade deals with the rest of the world as the UK solo, or as part of the EU.

[thread] As it happens, with the EU, we’ve built more global trade deals than the US had, or China, or Switzerland, or Australia

— and because of the size of our market, we’ve been able to do those largely on our terms, keeping our high European standards.
Jul 3, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
England will win on penalties- you mark my word.

(And I’m fully aware I can delete this tweet. 😣😥)




Jun 18, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
******** NEWS **********

The new meaningful vote amendment has just been passed by the Lords: 354 – 235 votes.

That’s a thumping (119 vote) victory.

This means the meaningful vote battle comes back to the Commons on Wednesday.

Email your MP *now* to insist they support. 👏 New to this? Find out who your MP is (and their voting record) here. You can also email them via here.

Jun 9, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
We’ve been in the EU longer than 8 years...

Growing inequality is a failure of redistribution/re-investment at national level. Or are you giving the Tories a free pass on their 8 years of rule? And to those replying that he meant the EU did not stop the inequality...

Quite. That’s because we’re a sovereign nation. Being in the EU benefits a nation’s wealth - but it’s utterly up to the sovereign govt (democratically elected) what to do with that wealth.
Feb 26, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Not sure I agree with that last line.

JC said meaningful vote on final deal. Labour has defined "meaningful vote" as can't be against "no deal". JC said Labour will not support deal that does lasting damage. Thus Labour set up path to block Brexit, if they wish, at the time. Now yes, I know that Corbyn was not overtly championing that. However, this option is Labour's official (oft-forgotten) line and it just got repeated here.

So even though Corbyn repeated that we are leaving... the weapons are being placed...
Feb 3, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Everybody should write to the @BBCNews about this.

Steve Baker apologised for repeating Rees-Mogg’s civil service smears when they were proven false. BBC gladly repeats the smears as if true - with zip evidence. Where’s their sense of responsibility? Look at those titles. 👇🏻 Think of those hard-working public servants in the guts of our national machine... effortlessly slandered by the wave of a toff’s hand who doesn’t like the results.

And the @BBC duly nod & echo the aforementioned toff. Because he is important 🧐 and our public servants are not.
Oct 19, 2017 20 tweets 2 min read
Redwood et al's letter: "deliberately deferring discussions on [trade]" - duh! It's called sequencing & the UK Govt agreed to it. 🤦🏻‍♂️ And here's page 2... which is frighteningly dangerous.
[I'll make this a thread]
Sep 7, 2017 7 tweets 1 min read
On radio @DamianGreen is irresponsibly repeating cliches immigrants depress wages & strain services. Immigrants bring net £ to benefit all. I'm getting very frustrated with politicians who should know better lazily peddling immigrant blame for political expediency.
Sep 6, 2017 8 tweets 1 min read
Jokes with Permanent Residence forms where Home Office keeps passports for months, demands documentation of travel for last 5 years... -with cases of rejecting the entire 85-page applications because of trivial errors/misreadings. The was a case of two EU citizens who