I mean, you've gotta admire Theresa May's unwavering determination to deliver the shittest possible version of reality that will pass Parliament.
@tomstuart more than ever I hope that Scotland eventually leaves the UK and gives me a geographic anchor of identity that I can be unashamed of
@genmon what can we do in the face of a government entrenched in fantasy, and an opposition too spineless to challenge a flawed referendum? This week I’ve just given up. Burn it all down, and hope that it’s such a disaster that Scotland leaves and everyone I care about moves there instead 😞
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Her insistence that “Brexit must happen” just makes my blood boil.
In her mind there can be no possible circumstances where it doesn’t. It’s just insane. It was an advisory referendum won by a slim margin via a law-breaking campaign built on mistruths, but that result is the only fact that matters to her.
Asking the public to reaffirm their choice now the deal is known is NOT undemocratic, but it’s clear now that it’s her personal anti-immigration agenda that’s running the show.
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The phrase "respect the vote" is code for "I don't care if circumstances have changed and people have realised all of the lies and mistruths that won the referendum, continuing with it serves my purposes"
"I’m done with the whole pretence that the argument about Brexit is, and has always been, a subtle jurisprudential discussion about sovereignty, or an exciting debate about the business plan for UK plc."
Ten years ago, I sat around a fire with some friends after a disappointing big-budget conference, and decided to see if we could do something different. From that seed grew Ruby Manor -- can't believe we've been doing it for a decade!
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A majority wouldn’t have voted to leave if they’d seen this disaster.
The Tories have taken an ill-conceived, illegally-campaigned advisory referendum result and turned it into something not even the majority of MPs believe in, a vile attempt to satisfy a handful of xenophobes and racists in their party and support base and thus maintain power. It’s repulsive.
The first thing I did after watching this video was to immediately watch it again https://youtu.be/IxEIQQkhyeI
@tomstuart A+++ content, immediate reshare
We are fucked.
RT @Reuters@twitter.com Blockchain may resolve Irish border Brexit problem: Hammond https://reut.rs/2NgPd14
Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:
What’s wrong with Twitter?
What is Mastodon and why should I use it?
@king I'm open for challenges!
Private instance for me & my bots