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Sep 14, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Just going to leave this here. I tried saving you from this mess Darren, but you chose the side of criminals. The High Court decision confirmed that Vote Leave broke the law, too. No matter how much you spin it, the conclusion was the same. You were found guilty.
Sep 10, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This is a reminder to Britain that Steve Baker MP is the same MP who suggested Vote Leave ‘spend as much as money as is necessary’ during the referendum by creating ‘separate legal entities’. This is exactly what Vote Leave did. Vote Leave was found guilty for it. #criminals .@patmcfaddenmp was the MP responsible for asking the police to investigate Steve Baker. He is now sitting in the office responsible for undertaking the Brexit process. Interesting.…
Sep 10, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
1/ The LGBTQI community is rife with suicide. We're killing ourselves across the globe because our daily lives are riddled with despair, loneliness and hate. So here's some of my thoughts... #WorldSuicidePreventionDay 2/ I spent my childhood battling thoughts that almost drove me to the edge. Being gay in Pakistan was a daily struggle. Despite having people that loved me unconditionally I was fighting day and night with a debilitating heteronormative pressure.
Sep 6, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
1/ Someone asked me why I'm celebrating #Section377 as a Pakistani. It's because in a world that hates us, queer south asians have never had a voice. We face debilitating oppression from the outside world and from within our own communities. [THREAD] 2/ Our solidarity crosses borders

In India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, even among liberal families we are pressured into keeping our sexuality subdued and our opinions silent.
Sep 6, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Today is a historic day for the LGBTQ community. The world’s largest democracy has decriminalised homosexuality. India, we love you. 💚… This is significant not just because of the size of India but because of how colonial laws have been the bedrock of Hindustan for a century. Out of all the countries that Britain invaded, its archaic laws and practises have affected India the most. Both economically & culturally.
Sep 2, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
This is Jeff Silvester of AIQ visiting Number 10 after he and Zack Massingham (CEO) were invited by Downing Street (and by the Conservative Party) last autumn. AIQ was created by Cambridge Analytica and worked with Vote Leave to break the law. This is why they outed me. When this was brought to light @10DowningStreet responded that they did not know who had invited them and would investigated. They never followed up. I know, though. It was Theresa May’s most senior advisors who were looking at growing their digital output.
Aug 28, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
I thought we stopped referring to Africa as a single, homogenous bloc and granted Africans the respect of being referred to & addressed by their individual, diverse countries, backgrounds and cultures but I guess it’s all the same to some people. #UKAfrica British politicians never say “can’t wait to expand trade ties with Asia.” We directly refer to building relationships with India, China, Pakistan, the Middle East, Iran, Kazakhstan, Japan.
Aug 26, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
1/ It is disappointing to see people invited onto national TV/radio consistently fail to argue against Brexiteers parading the '17.4 million people voted to leave' argument. 2/ The referendum was won by breaking the law, there is no democratic mandate, it wasn't the single largest democratic vote in Britain because a democratic vote relies on free & fair elections. Brexit was anything but.
Jul 10, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
1/ I went to @UKBlackPride yesterday and it really reminded me of the importance of having spaces for queer people of colour (qpoc). Here was a space for us to truly celebrate who we are and our experiences. But even that was tainted by the actions of some white gay men. @ukblackpride 2/

Men who used this as an opportunity to objectify black and brown bodies. I saw white gay couples walking around, holding hands, using blackpride as a means to find their next adventure into the amazon.
Apr 1, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
“The documents published last week finally make the legal connection between AggregateIQ and Cambridge Analytica public.” You need to read this!… AggregateIQ (AIQ) was the firm that BeLeave had to give the £625,000 to. They were based in the Vote Leave office during the referendum campaign.