MEP '99-2019, Rtd NHS Consultant. Internationalist & exEU Remainer & dreams of Rejoin. Tweets my personal views. #StandswithUkraine. Sen. Assoc. Fellow @GLOBSEC

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Joined October 2012
A glimmer of hope! Slava Ukraini Heroyam Slava
Inspiring 🇺🇦 Snake Island.
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I agree &said so before. Labour could have been constructively ambiguous simply saying they would look carefully at all EU getting closer options short of rejoin. Instead they chose to pander to ENG nationalism & populism. Many of my former Lab MEP colleagues must be disappointed
My position on Starmers announcement on Brexit today is this…..he didn’t need to say anything at all. All he needed to do today was say absolutely nothing. Bloody annoyed.
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Dr Charles Tannock retweeted
Ireland can, should and must join our EU partners and do more to help #Ukraine during this desperate war. I raised this with @simoncoveney in the Dail yesterday evening.
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Why I left!
Interesting letter in @thetimes from Nigel: "many traditional Tories now see the party as hardly recognisable from the one they backed three years ago. After Boris Johnson expelled centrist MPs from the parliamentary party, they saw that its character had irrevocably changed."
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Re-Tweet again and again so everyone knows what they are really like!
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I thank Slovakia, a country very dear to my heart, for the refugee burden sharing it is providing to its neighbour and significant economic and military assistance it is affording to Ukraine.
Slovakia says it is receiving only 50% of its contracted gas from Gazprom Gazprom's export cuts to Slovakia have been steadily escalating over the past month, as an initial 10% cut became a 30% cut and now a 50% cut
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I remember in 2015 writing the benefits to the UK economy of being in EU were X9 the net contribution to its budget. Looks like I was very accurate in my estimate based on then available research. So much for Remainer scaremongering!
Replying to @RussInCheshire
77a - for reference Cost of Brexit per worker per year - £470 Cost of EU Membership per worker per year - £46.80 * In summary, Brexit is 10 X more expensive than being in the EU That's how stupid Brexit is * Based on a median salary of £31,460 euworthit.uk/
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Dr Charles Tannock retweeted
#EU enlargement is essentially a political decision by member states, sometimes based in part on dramatic events, says @CharlesTannock. And Russia’s war of aggression against #Ukraine is a turning point. bit.ly/3AgLKeW
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Dr Charles Tannock retweeted
#Ukraine has a legitimate claim to be part of the #EU club, and the Union's recent decision to grant it candidate status is both momentous and fully justified, argues @CharlesTannock. bit.ly/3I51JyC
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Good question
I wonder how many more wars, chemical assassinations, cyberattacks, missile hits, lies, threats, annexations, destroyed cities, charred bodies, mass graves, propaganda sprees there must be to finally acknowledge that RUSSIA IS A TERRORIST REGIME.
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Let's hope this is the beginning of the end of this criminal Russian war of aggression
Russian Troops Withdraw From Ukraine’s Snake Island wsj.com/articles/russia-will…
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I agree with the Mayor of London
Britain must rejoin single market, Sadiq Khan says as he slams Brexit lbc.co.uk/news/we-must-rejoi…
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Putin wanted to break up the EU, but only England complied.
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I never believed any of them knowing the disinterest most leading Brexiters had for the environment and their desperation in 2016 to get Leave over the line which meant universally dissembling to do so.
Remember all those promises that Brexit would not cause a lowering of standards? theguardian.com/environment/…
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The ideological cult of Brexism
If you want to understand how quickly political sands can shift, remember how fast we went from "Absolutely nobody is talking about threatening our place in the Single Market” to a situation in which even daring to suggest rejoining the Single Market is daringly radical.
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Tragic potential reputational damage to UK plc
"The Brexit legacy in British politics isn’t simply the destabilisation of British-Irish relations, or the huge structural weakening of the UK economy ... It is political disinhibition on a frightening scale." irishtimes.com/opinion/2022/…
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It was always going to turn out this way. I knew some of the main Leave protagonists, all long on rhetoric & imperial nostalgia, & British exceptionalism but very short on evidence or facts to substantiate case & all invariably wealthy & unaffected by a negative economic outcome.
Brexit only just started and already pretty unpopular. Who could have predicted this? Experts, maybe?
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Spain could invoke the doctrine of necessity to reclaim bits of Gib!
Spain and China have decided they don't like particular elements of the Utrecht and Sino-British treaties over Gib & Hong Kong... they will now start the process of unilaterally revoking them. Raab, fellow liars & crooks in office will insist on the rule of (international) law.😬
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I agree. The West must do more and there can be no interdiction against Ukraine in striking military targets in Russia to prevent missiles being launched against civilian targets. Russia is a war criminal run state and should be treated aa one. #StandWithUkraine️
Replying to @ChristopherJM
Zelensky, visibly angry at Russia and voicing frustration with West: “Long before the invasion, we told our partners we needed missile defense systems… The people in the Kremenchuk mall deserved security as much as people in any mall in the world — in Philadelphia or Tel Aviv…”
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