Whitstable, Kent
Joined October 2009
I believe there is a Progressive Majority in this country, waiting to be brought together and mobilised – not just to win an election but to transform our politics and bring about a good society. @CompassOffice #ProgressiveAlliance
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At the next General Election we have a chance to set out country on a new path. A path in which equality, sustainability & real democracy are not mere aspiration but a living reality. If we retreat into political tribalism it won’t happen-Progressives unite!
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He lied, he signed up to the deal knowing it would create trade and regulatory barriers between GB and NI but denied it would. No amount of verbal diarrhoea will get him out of this one.
“You must be furious with whoever signed up to a deal this bad?” Boris Johnson wants to make reforms to the Northern Ireland Protocol, @PGMcNamara asks the prime minister why he signed it in the first place?
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Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs @simoncoveney has said the European Commission has been working hard on solutions that would distinguish between goods going to Northern Ireland from GB and staying there, compared to those goods entering NI but destined for the Republic.
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Dear God, Johnson interviewed on Channel 4 News saying, "Yes, I agreed it (NI protocol), I hoped and believed our friends (the EU) would not necessarily want to apply it."
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No Brexit = No border problems in NI; No red tape and costs with our largest trading partners; No restrictions on our right to travel, live, work, retire across our European continent; No conflict with our neighbours; No Johnson government. Sound good?
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Burley: Why are prices going up? Former CEO Sainsburys: Brexit
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The Bank of England reporting that Brexit is costing the UK £444 million a week. Let’s just let that sink in. Maybe summat for the side of one of your model buses @BorisJohnson
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The volume of raw sewage being dumped into rivers will remain hidden after the government rejected a recommendation by MPs that water companies should be required to measure it thetimes.co.uk/article/raw-s…
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The majority in NI voted for: the Good Friday Agreement (DUP opposed); Remaining in the EU (DUP supported Brexit); the Protocol (DUP want to dump it) Just saying
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The @MakeVotesMatter National Action Day is on Saturday 11 June 2022! The UK is the only country in Europe to still use First Past the Post for General Elections (aside from Belarus). FPTP is structurally undemocratic. Let's campaign for PR! bit.ly/3wfAHQY
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The ‘f*** business’ attitude yet again.
Revealed: 14 business groups wrote to Boris Johnson pleading with him not to take unilateral action on the Northern Ireland protocol. theguardian.com/uk-news/2022…
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The fight for a fair voting system hasn't stopped. We're just getting started. Join me next week for the launch of this brand new @Councils4PR campaign, where I'll be speaking alongside @Amelia_Womack @mpmwilko @greenknight49. Register here: actionnetwork.org/events/cou…
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Sam McBride( Belfast Telegraph & Sunday Independent) - "Boris Johnson said the protocol is a great deal for NI... & now he's saying it's a fundamentally flawed deal, but he's not pointing the blame at himself, it's all the fault of other people.. "
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🇪🇺🤝🇺🇸 The EU and the US have the strongest trade relationship in the world. The #TTC only makes it stronger. It gives us the possibility to exchange information on trade barriers and increase cooperation on trade policy areas. 👉 ec.europa.eu/commission/pres…
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The only clear 'majority community' in NI is the one that voted remain.
Replying to @BethRigby
What goal for PM in Belfast? Told aim is to ‘restore democracy & safeguard peace’ by ‘addressing the legitimate concerns that prevent the majority community (unionists) from power sharing with Sinn Fein 5/
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Remember when we were a member of the EU? Open borders, free trade, no red tape, free movement, the Good Friday Agreement unchallenged? The difference, you guessed it: Brexit!
Irish foreign min Simon Coveney warns unilateral UK action on NI protocol "calls into question" UK-EU trade deal. Unilateral action = “tension, rancour, stand-offs, legal challenge and of course calls into question the functioning of the TCA itself”. theguardian.com/politics/liv…
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'The volume of raw sewage being dumped into rivers will remain hidden after the government rejected a recommendation by MPs that water companies should be required to measure it.' Unbelievable! Also presumption of planning against pollution rejected. thetimes.co.uk/article/b7ed8…
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