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Baha'i, Dad, Centrist mourning loss of EU citizenship. Teacher, Arsenal & cricket fan. Special interests in humanitarian intervention & tickling his son. ❤️JKR
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Aug 23, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
I'm going to retweet, with screenshots, the anti Semitic responses to Luciana Berger's tweet. This is anti Semitism.
Aug 22, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
To everyone wondering why Corbyn wouldn't answer the question as to whether the UK would be better off outside the EU...

He has answered it already.
Aug 17, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
This is a great insight into Corbyn's longstanding relationship with and acting as an apologist for extremists.

There is one part of it I wish to go into more detail about: Iran's record on human rights.

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thecentreleft.blogspot.com/2018/02/breaki… Corbyn gave a short talk about Iran at an event in 2014 where he was effusive in his praise for the regime, referring to “the inclusivity, the tolerance and the acceptance of other faiths, other traditions and other ethnic groupings within Iran…”

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Aug 16, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
What if... Corbyn knew exactly who Salah Khalaf was but took the view that he was some kind of Middle Eastern Nelson Mandela - a former terrorist turned political reformer?

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There are some clues that Corbyn a) knew who Khalaf was and b) respected him in the recent interviews he gave.

(HT @make_trouble)

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Aug 15, 2018 26 tweets 9 min read
So it's #cemeterygate day 3 (or 4, 5, I've lost count). Yesterday Corbyn confirmed he had indeed laid a wreath in the cemetery (and not at the monument specifically dedicated to the 1985 Israel airstrike victims) but that he had done so to promote peace.

Labour said this:

1/ The arguments now being presented by some Corbyn supporters are as follows:

a) that the actual perpetrators of the Munich atrocity were not buried in the cemetery
b) that the men who are buried there weren't in Black September or weren't important figures

Let's check.

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Aug 14, 2018 57 tweets 18 min read
So I spent yesterday writing the thread I am retweeting here. My purpose was to prove Corbyn was present at the graves of the Black September terrorists which he admitted while I was halfway recounting the evidence!

1/ As time went on, I discovered some nuances and details that enable me to write a brief account here of what actually happened on that day in October 2014, and why.

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Aug 13, 2018 60 tweets 24 min read
#cemeterygate

This thread will provide further context to Corbyn's visit to the cemetery in Tunisia in 2014. The photographs cited mainly come from the Palestinian Embassy in Tunisia facebook page and this news site: bit.ly/2KOwNng

facebook.com/pg/Palestinian…

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Firstly let us look at the location. The cemetery is in the south east part of the capital, Tunis. Here is an image from Google Earth showing the entire complex (which is not that large).

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Jun 6, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Mini thread on Labour's latest Brexit nonsense 👇 Spot the difference:

27th March: "Does it deliver the "exact same benefits" as we currently have as members of the SM and CU?"

5th June: “Labour will only accept a Brexit deal that delivers the benefits of the single market and protects jobs and living standards.”
Apr 18, 2018 28 tweets 10 min read
In the thread below I critically analyse Robert Fisk's article for the independent in which he fails to find any evidence for a chemical attack in #Douma.

See thread below. 👇

independent.co.uk/voices/syria-c… Firstly, the headline itself uses the word "doubt" and ultimately this appears to be the purpose of the article - to give the pretence of impartiality while repeatedly posing seemingly innocent questions which feed the conspiracy theorists.
Apr 17, 2018 21 tweets 5 min read
A conversation with a Russian troll - a mini thread.

So many of who have heard that Russian troll factories spew out disinformation to support the Kremlin narrative.

What you may not be aware of is just how hard it can be to spot these trolls. The reason is that they speak very good English. Good enough to fool most native speakers most of the time.

In this thread I will give examples of the types of English error they make and you can decide for yourself.
Apr 13, 2018 47 tweets 10 min read
A thread about Starmer's 'Six Tests', trust and what happens in the event of Labour successfully voting down the Withdrawal Bill this autumn. 👇 Firstly, it's important to be clear at the outset: like jumping off a cliff ensures you hit the ground, barring some kind of unforeseen miracle, Brexit is going to occur at the end of March 2019.

If the Withdrawal Bill is rejected this autumn, Brexit is still the default end.
Jan 7, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
This is a thread showing

a) people who regret voting Leave
b) Leave voters who wanted SM or a 2nd referendum
c) People who didn't vote but now wish they had voted Remain

I have over 250 tweets to post and will continue to add new ones.
Jan 6, 2018 38 tweets 12 min read
Also see the Labour MPs who voted for a referendum in 2011... And...