"a quick summary of the new deal, I explained to Al Jazeera today why it’s bad for jobs, bad for prosperity, bad for supply chains..." 17/10/2019
If anyone wants a quick summary of the new deal, I explained to Al Jazeera today why it’s bad for jobs, bad for prosperity, bad for supply chains, bad for rights and protections, bad for border disruption, and bad for the DUP. It’s a really bad deal.
“So what you’re saying Richard, is there are multiple forms of Brexit...” - Mehdi Hasan expertly unravels Richard Tice’s Brexit madness [3 mins] 11/10/2019
Philip Hammond - Tariff free trade deals would only contribute a tiny amount to our GDP... so we must quash "this myth that third country trade deals will solve all our problems"
With my Brexit Twitter hat on, let me share some details on the steps involved in getting to that agreement, and why it's unwise (read mad) to expect it to be done quickly. [thread]
"People who're involved in current politics… are borrowing some of the tactics of the 1920s and 1930s" - Prof. Timothy Snyder [2 mins] 09/10/2019
Yale History professor Timothy Snyder says some of today's politicians have learned propaganda techniques from twentieth century fascists.
Our political editor tells us that there will be a big push in Parliament next week to get a referendum onto the statute book - Newsnight 09/10/2019
"When he arrives October 17th, I ask that our European friends give Boris NOTHING and give the British people EVERYTHING!" - Magid Magid 09/10/2019
When he arrives October 17th, I ask that our European friends give Boris NOTHING and give the British people EVERYTHING! / Let's stop No-Deal, secure an extension and give the British people a #FinalSay
"It's Parliament's fault, it's the opposition's fault, it's the Benn Act, it's Germany, it's Ireland" 08/10/2019
Labour's Keir Starmer says No 10 briefing shows PM "never takes responsibility for his own actions", accusing him of a "reckless blame game" with the EU.
Dutch MP Anne Mulder - Boris Johnson has “a credibility issue" and warns that “the UK is underestimating" the EU 07/10/2019
“He’s a little bit of an opportunistic person.”
"I do worry that people are starting to imagine that a trade deal with Australia is somehow a substitute for being on the doorstep of a market with 500 million people, it's not" says former Australian PM Julia Gillard.
The UK has proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border ... RTÉ News 30/09/2019
The UK has proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border as part of its effort to replace the #brexit backstop, RTÉ News understands.
James Cleverly refuses to rule out simply cancelling laws passed by our elected Parliament 26/09/2019
This is absolutely disgusting and should set of alarm bells in the mind of anyone who's studied the Weimar republic. / Government Minister James Cleverly refuses to rule out simply cancelling laws passed by our elected Parliament.
"52% of the electorate simply cannot have 100% of the spoils, they have to engage with the rest" - Lord Sumption 25/09/2019
"Colleagues, this is not a moment for shortsightedness. This is a moment for solidarity." - Terry Reintke [1 min] 18/09/2019
"Colleagues, this is not a moment for shortsightedness. This is a moment for solidarity. With the hundreds of thousands of British citizens in the streets. They are counting on us. Let us give them the time to solve this mess."
"I urge you to allow UK the time to defeat the 'would be' dictator who's lied, cheated and silenced the mother of all parliaments" 18/09/2019
The blame for this debacle doesn’t lie with “remoaners” or the civil service but with people who promoted a fantasy. 18/09/2019
Medical products are ‘particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays’ ... - confirming our concerns (British Medical Association) 11/09/2019
The Operation Yellowhammer document states that medicines and medical products are ‘particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays’ in the event of a no deal Brexit - confirming our concerns as outlined in our briefing document last week
#Yellowhammer documents show what will happen in 50 days time and the Government should be held accountable 11/09/2019
The #Yellowhammer documents show what will happen in 50 days time and the Government should be held accountable @lucianaberger tells #Peston.
Jessica Simor QC - When the Supreme Court hears this case it will be dealing with a finding of fact [2 mins] 11/09/2019
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar telling Boris Johnson some hard truths about Brexit [2 mins] 09/09/2019
If only our own government were honest enough also to communicate this clear & blunt reality to the UK public.
Amber Rudd's resignation letter 07/09/2019
“assault on decency and democracy” / “political vandalism”
Short thread to remind ourselves of the key pros and cons of the Norway model - Prof. Dougan 06/09/2019