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Hope May Be for Dummies, but I Still Hope the Mueller Report Solves Russiagate’s Original Mystery

By Ben Mathis-Lilley April 16, 2019

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Robert Mueller arrives at his office in D.C. on March 21. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Let’s travel back to the distant, foggy past to think about what the Russia-Trump story was all about in 2016 and early 2017. Before James Comey got fired, before Robert Mueller was even a twinkle in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s bewitching hazel-green eyes. Before the obstruction question, before offshoots like the Michael Cohen campaign finance case and Trump Tower Moscow and the inaugural fund. At that point, the public knew two things: one, that Russia had likely orchestrated a hacking and propaganda campaign against Hillary Clinton, and two, that Donald Trump’s advisers had made squirrelly efforts, both during the Republican National Convention and the presidential transition period, to advance Russia-friendly positions regarding economic sanctions and the war in Ukraine.

And, to badly paraphrase David Mamet, if there’s a quid and there’s a quo, there is probably a pro. Had Trump been trying to do favors for Russia’s ruling oligarch-gangsters to reward them for sabotaging his opponent? And did they sabotage his opponent because they knew he’d in turn make it easier to launder money into the U.S. by eliminating sanctions against them?

That possibility became the central mystery of Mueller’s investigation into “collusion”: In Rosenstein’s words, the special counsel was tasked with investigating “links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.” And when Attorney General William Barr released his March letter summarizing Mueller’s conclusions, he quoted the special counsel as having written that “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” But Barr didn’t explain how that conclusion had been arrived at, and given that Mueller’s report is defined by a law as a summary of “prosecution and declination” decisions, the most long-gestating question it might be able to resolve when it’s (partially) released on Thursday is why the special counsel decided that a number of publicly known links between Russia and the Trump campaign did not constitute a chargeable conspiracy. Those include:

• The June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in New York City between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and several Russian government–connected individuals who brought up the subject of Magnitsky Act sanctions.

• The Trump campaign’s elimination of a line in the Republican National Convention platform that called for the U.S. to provide weapons to anti-Russian forces in Ukraine.

• Then–Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Aug. 2, 2016, meeting in New York City with Konstantin Kilimnik, an individual who the special counsel’s office says is believed to have “a relationship with Russian intelligence,” at which Manafort gave Kilimnik campaign polling data and discussed a potential resolution to the war in Ukraine. (Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict was another reason the U.S. imposed sanctions against Russia.)

• Incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn’s Dec. 29, 2016, phone call with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak—which Flynn later lied about to federal investigators in an apparent attempt to keep them from finding out that he and Kislyak had discussed sanctions.

On June 14, 2016, just after the Trump Tower meeting, the Washington Post revealed that Russian government hackers were believed to have illegally accessed the Democratic National Committee’s servers . Which is to say that Trump and his advisers knew from mid-June 2016 onward that Russia was 1) seeking sanctions-related policy changes and 2) possibly attempting to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Trump crew nonetheless continued to communicate with Russia-connected individuals about sanctions, and you could conceivably argue that those conversations amounted to implicit participation in Russia’s illegal election-sabotage plan.

Thanks to Barr’s letter, though, we know that either 1) Mueller decided that no such conspiracy could be proven in court or that 2) Barr used carefully hedged language to make it seem like that’s what Mueller concluded. And, to the extent that any single document could possibly resolve our modern information war or allow us even the smallest moment of satisfaction and closure, the (partial) version of Mueller’s report that’s being released Thursday will ideally explain which of those things happened, and what Mueller himself actually thinks about Russiagate’s original animating question.

Also interesting:

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The Seven Things to Look for When Reading the Redacted Mueller Report

By Richard L. Hasen April 15, 2019

Donald Trump Jr.
Why wasn’t Donald Trump Jr. charged? Above, Trump Jr. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 28. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Attorney General William Barr has indicated that a redacted version of the Mueller report is likely to be sent to Congress this week and made public. It could come any day now, though a Good Friday release, coinciding with the beginning of Passover, would be the news dump to end all news dumps. (Update, April 15, 2019, at 12:10 p.m.: On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that it expected to release the report on Thursday morning.)

Whenever the report comes, how will we know what to look for? From Barr’s summary released a few weeks ago, we expect the report to focus on both the question of possible “collusion” between Russian agents and Americans as well as whether the president obstructed justice in seeking to prevent a full and fair investigation of possible collusion.

Passover begins with asking four questions, and in that spirit, I begin with four questions about possible collusion that I have been anticipating since the Barr summary that I hope we will be able to answer once we get to dig into the report itself.

On collusion:

1. To what extent did Americans assist or cooperate with Russians or other foreign agents in hacking Democratic National Committee emails, in trying to break into American voter registration databases, or in efforts to spread “dirt” on President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election opponent, Hillary Clinton? We know from earlier government reports that Russian agents did all three of these things, but we do not know whether any Americans were involved or might have known at the time of the interference. Barr’s summary of Robert Mueller’s report, meanwhile, stated that Mueller’s investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Did members—or affiliates—of the campaign, though, coordinate with any Russian cutouts, such as Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks?

2. Were any of the people involved in this collusion investigation somehow connected to the Trump campaign or the Trump family? Alternatively, to what extent were campaign or family members duped by foreign agents? The Barr summary is very careful to say that there was no finding in Mueller’s report of “coordination,” which it defined in a particular legal way as an “agreement—tacit or express—between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government on election interference.” As Ben Steinberg suggests, there’s plenty of room for cooperation short of this legal standard that could be described in the report. For example, Mueller might believe that winks and nods suggested both sides were cooperating but doing so in a subtle enough way to prevent prosecutors from proving an illegal conspiracy.

3. How successful were the hacks into American voter registration databases and other election-connected computers? We have seen conflicting reports of the extent of Russian success in these endeavors, but the details have not been confirmed in an official government report. More importantly, what can be done to prevent such hacking efforts again?

4. If Americans cooperated with Russians in procuring or spreading opposition research, why did Mueller not charge any Americans with any crime in this area? As I explained in an earlier Slate piece, we must learn why Mueller declined to prosecute former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort or Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. for apparently violating laws prohibiting the solicitation of foreign contributions to American campaigns, based on those campaign surrogates’ June 2016 meeting with Russian agents at Trump Tower. As I wrote, “How Mueller answered this question could have profound ramifications for what federal law enforcement will do to stop foreign involvement in the upcoming 2020 elections.”

Does Mueller point to new specific evidence Congress might consider in pursuing possible impeachment charges against Trump based upon obstruction?

I have two additional—and similarly important—questions on how Mueller judged the issue of potential presidential obstruction of justice:

1. Does Mueller’s report use any language suggesting that a reasonable prosecutor acting in her discretion could have charged Trump with obstruction but for Department of Justice policy against indicting a sitting president? We know Mueller refused to make the call on whether Trump obstructed justice, but we do not know why he made that decision and whether it had to do with the strength of the evidence. All we know is that Mueller’s report says, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him” and Barr took the subsequent step of exonerating his boss.

2. Does Mueller point to new specific evidence Congress might consider in pursuing possible impeachment charges against Trump based upon obstruction? If Mueller left the issue for Congress, does he do so laying out clear not previously public evidence for possible impeachment, or is there not much more than a judgment call about whether Trump’s publicly known actions rise to the level of impeachable offenses?

Finally, there is a remaining question that encompasses the entire probe and how it was ultimately dealt with:

To what extent does it look like Barr is trying to protect Trump and Trump’s family, such as Donald Trump Jr.? Despite his expected redactions, has Barr made it possible to evaluate Mueller’s reasoning or the evidence collected?

This is a key question. Already Barr has given Trump a great gift by releasing a summary that has allowed Trump to claim his “exoneration” for weeks without anyone being able to raise a counterargument based on the actual evidence collected and analyzed by Mueller. We all are waiting to see if the redaction leaves a credible report, or more reason to be suspicious of Barr and a longer list of questions. We should at least know the answer to this question in a matter of days.

What Happened While We Were Waiting for the Mueller Report

The focus on the report has distracted us from the reality in plain sight.

By Dahlia Lithwick April 15,

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Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Friday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, Donald Trump allegedly instructed Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to tap as the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, to close the Southwestern border to migrants. This directive came with the promise that Trump would pardon McAleenan if there was legal fallout from that action. The comments, which CNN characterized as a possible joke, alarmed DHS officials, though the White House later denied that the statements were made. But we are waiting to hear Robert Mueller’s assessment about whether Donald Trump has obstructed justice.

Last week, Donald Trump said, “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.” And yet, throughout the end of the 2016 campaign, he praised the operation as something he “loved,” despite having been warned not to trust information coming from an entity that was known to be willfully assisting attempts to steal the U.S. election. But we are waiting to hear from Robert Mueller about whether Donald Trump has “colluded” with foreign powers in the 2016 election.

Last week, we learned Donald Trump’s sister Judge Maryanne Trump Barry apparently left her seat on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, thus permanently ending a judicial ethics investigation into whether she was involved in a massive tax evasion scheme reported last year by the New York Times. A complaint seeking to determine whether the scheme was a tax dodge—from which both Barry and Donald Trump benefited—was filed last October. (There is a statute of limitations on the tax evasion claims, but there is no statute of limitations on judicial wrongdoing.) On Feb. 1, the courts indicated that the complaint was “receiving the full attention” of investigators. Ten days later, Barry filed her paperwork to step down. The investigation dies with that action. But we are waiting to hear Robert Mueller’s conclusions on whether the president has misbehaved. There is no crime called collusion.

There has never been a crime called collusion.

Last week, as professor David Rothkopf ably summarized here, Attorney General William Barr testified that he was able to be the arbiter of whether the president obstructed justice, which is actually not the case. He also reversed a long-standing Department of Justice policy to defend statutes because the president told him to. The treasury secretary has refused to abide by a law that on its face demands that the president’s tax returns be turned over to the House Ways and Means Committee, again at the president’s request. In other words, in many departments, we are seeing Trump appointees willing to put the president above the law. We saw a mass purge at the Department of Homeland Security ostensibly because no senior officials are willing to break the law hard enough and fast enough to mollify the president. We heard the president invoke the word treason explicitly to describe his critics. But we are waiting for William Barr to summarize for us whether Robert Mueller concluded that the president has violated the law.

Last week, it was also rumored that the president had threatened to send undocumented immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to punish political opponents. The White House initially indicated that the proposal was not seriously considered, until the president said it was still being considered, and by Sunday, it was back in play. On Friday, the president tweeted a video incorrectly suggesting that Muslim American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar doesn’t think 9/11 was a big deal, the contents of which were so offensive that Fox News would only play 5 seconds of it. On Sunday night, it was reported that the threats against her life had increased to the point that she needed additional security. Still, we are waiting for the Mueller report to help us determine whether the president is fit for office.

There is no crime called collusion. There has never been a crime called collusion, but that is the crime from which Donald Trump—never having seen the Mueller report—says he has received “complete and total exoneration.” Very few people have actually seen the Mueller report, but we do know that there was no explicit finding by Mueller on the question of whether Trump obstructed justice. And yet, when it comes to that very question, much of what we saw happen before our very eyes—Trump’s treatment of James Comey, his complaints about Jeff Sessions, multiple efforts to stymie the investigations—could certainly be understood to be elements of obstruction of justice. So acute is the sense of national shock and trauma at Trump’s open and flagrant misconduct that we are waiting patiently for a Mueller report to confirm that we have all been seeing what we’ve all been seeing for the past two years. We are standing next to a burning building and waiting for Robert Mueller to let us know if he smells smoke.

We have allowed Donald Trump’s narrow legal aperture to define the scope of wrongdoing for the rest of us.

Senate Republicans, bearing witness to all this, are extremely upset with … the president’s choices for the Fed. Beyond that, they will tolerate quite literally anything, including multiple agencies without Senate-confirmed Cabinet officials and agency heads. High-level collaborators will write memos to the file and count on history to exculpate them for doing their best in the face of an out-of-control autocrat. No matter what facts Mueller assembles, they will discredit it as the lawless work of deep state spies.

Robert Mueller was not charged with saving America from Donald Trump. Robert Mueller was not asked to define the scope of his own mandate in order to fit the precise contours of Donald Trump’s misdeeds. The persistent and perilous belief that whatever it is Robert Mueller has unearthed in secret is more relevant or compelling than what Donald Trump does openly every single day has produced a national myopia that has everyone so obsessed with the fruits of the Tree of Collusion and the Tree of Obstruction that we may have missed the forest altogether. We don’t get to outsource all the crime fighting and unfitness determinations to Robert Mueller and Adam Schiff. This is not the sharing economy; they aren’t Uber.

We have allowed Donald Trump’s narrow legal aperture—which allows only the noncrime of collusion to be the issue—to define the scope of wrongdoing for the rest of us. We have allowed the president to determine and define what we should consider illegal and improper and unfit, and we have allowed the confines of Mueller’s directive to define what we can hold Trump accountable for. But we should know what is wrong.

The issue before us is not just whether Barr eventually lets us know whether Mueller ultimately determined that the president unlawfully conspired with Russian agents to sway the 2016 election, or whether he attempted to obstruct inquiries into related investigations. The issue before us is (or at least, includes): whether Donald Trump has dangled pardons to obtain illegal outcomes, removed officials for their refusal to break the law, rewarded or pardoned others for breaking the law, threatened judges for legal conclusions they have made, violated campaign finance laws, violated tax laws, punished and threatened the free press, incited violence against Muslims, misused his charitable foundation, incited violence against political opponents, violated the Emoluments Clause, directed others to make illegal campaign payments, declined to seek redress for the brutal murder of a journalist by a foreign power, forced family separations at the border, attempted to change the asylum law at the border, banned trans service members, attempted to revoke Dreamers’ status, had conflicts of interest with Russia and other oligarchs worldwide, persistently lied about his conflicts of interest during the campaign and thereafter, used his twitter feed to incite retributive acts against critics … this list could go on and on. And on.

There will be a public reckoning about what the Mueller report contains and who can see it, possibly as soon as this Thursday, when the redacted version will be released. We can wait for that and have it, but we also need to acknowledge that it is not a substitute for a systematic public reckoning about everything else. Being so stunned by what’s happening every day that you put all hope in what someone else might uncover tomorrow is a rational way to cope in a time of numbing disintegration of government, rules, and trust. But it’s not enough. It’s not a substitute. It’s barely even a start.

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Workmen look at the clockface on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben on April 2, 2019 in London, England.

Today in Brexit: Give Us Just a Little More Time—Seriously, Please?

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By Elliot Hannon – April 05, 2019 The Slatest

Workmen look at the clockface on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben on April 2, 2019 in London, England.
Workmen look at the clockface on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben on April 2, 2019 in London, England. Animation by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

Today in Brexit is a daily feature that will attempt to keep track of the chaotic mess playing out in the U.K. If you’re just tuning in, here’s a brief explainer on what you’ve been missing. 

Welcome to Brexit purgatory, which on Friday started to look like it might last even longer than previously thought possible. With the U.K. set to depart the EU in exactly one week and no agreement in Parliament on what the relationship between the two should look like after the breakup, Prime Minister Theresa May formally requested from Brussels another extension to the Brexit deadline, proposing a new drop dead date of June 30.

Today in Desperation: Will Brussels agree to the 11-week extension for the U.K. to try again to reach consensus on a deal? It looks increasingly like not. The British prime minister requested the very same June 30 extension the first time around, and the EU shot it down, opting for a shorter reprieve. It appears likely to say no again, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be an extension of some kind. European Council President Donald Tusk is pushing a full-year extension! He’s pitching it as a “flextension,” meaning that the U.K. would have the full year to come to some sort of decision but could pull out earlier if it got its act together. In this scenario, the U.K. is a harried student begging a teacher (the EU) for one more day after pulling an all-nighter to finish an essay—and failing. And the teacher, after taking a look at the state of the paper, replies: “How about you take a week. Trust me, you’ll need it.”

Today’s Emergency: What now? EU and U.K. leaders are scheduled to meet for an emergency summit Wednesday that will almost certainly revolve around the terms of an extension, rather than the nature of Britain’s exit. It is not a certainty, however, that the EU will grant an extension at all. There are rumblings from within the European member states, the loudest coming from France, that granting another extension won’t do anything other than kick the can down the road—yet again. It’s a hard argument to counter considering the lethargic pace of the Brexit negotiations until a deadline focused the mind. Those deadlines haven’t yet produced any new results, but they have sufficiently motivated British parliamentarians to engage on the issue.

Today’s Reminder This Is Still a Negosh: It’s important to remember that Brexit is a negotiation, and rumblings from France, for instance, could be a “bad cop” routine, serving as a stick to keep the U.K. moving. The European Union’s line has generally been that it would like the U.K. to stay as closely aligned with the bloc as possible, and as the deadline nears, British parliamentarians have been drifting toward a more centrist compromise that would see the country more closely aligned than even under May’s negotiated withdrawal. Would the EU want to halt this momentum just to prove a point about deadlines? Seems unlikely.

The brinkmanship of sticking to the current April 12 deadline or bust, without the ability to grant some sort of extension, might help keep British leaders on task. But it also makes very real the as possible the U.K. would be unable to come to an internal agreement about its future relationship with the EU and would leave the bloc with no deal at all. A no-deal Brexit, which would see the country revert to WTO trade rules, is favored by a sizable and vocal portion of the right wing of British politics. This non-negotiated style of Brexit, however, is seen as carrying substantial economic risks, as it would essentially rip the U.K. economy from the European economy in one week’s time, requiring new customs arrangements, trade deals, and on and on. The operating assumption is that the EU will do what it takes to avoid that scenario, even grant an extension that perhaps wasn’t exactly earned.

Today’s Lame Duck: Complicating matters on Friday’s extension request is the fact that European parliamentary elections are set to be held on May 23. That puts the U.K. in the potentially awkward position of going to the polls to elect representatives to a government they don’t plan participating in, long-term. May has assured Brussels the country will go through the steps to hold the election, a move that has laid the groundwork for a longer extension. From the EU’s point of view, having lame duck British MEPs isn’t all that appealing for the obvious reason that they may have different long- and short-term interests on matters before the European Parliament. This may seem like a far-fetched threat of internal sabotage by British MEPs should Brexit negotiations stretch on through another session of parliament in Europe, but it’s one that right-wing pro-Brexit MP Jacob Rees-Mogg made explicitly on Friday.

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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves from the rear of 10 Downing Street on Monday. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images)

Parliament rejects soft Brexit, second referendum
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Now for a Brexit update: Things are still a mess! On Monday, UK members of Parliament ended up rejecting four different alternative options to Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular Brexit plan. The options included two proposals to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union that narrowly missed out on a majority.

Today, May will hold a mammoth five-hour meeting of her Cabinet to try to bust the deadlock and possibly get her Withdrawal Agreement back into consideration. Rumors have also swirled that the Prime Minister is considering a snap election as one way of getting more clarity on the whole situation.

The UK government has denied that this could be an option, but hey, they’re approaching serious crunch time. If no deal or agreement is reached, the UK will crash out of the European Union on April 12th. 

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The Brexit and Legislative Assembly mess cumulating same day


Editorial – March 29, 2019

Today was supposed to be Brexit Day which eventually was postponed, for reasons we tried to inform as per our front page story as ‘Brexit mess: How did we get here. But we also expose what was or is, also a mess with our Parliament (Legislative Assembly – LegAss).

It was surprising that after the big mouthed or rather loud mouthed questions regarding Brexit and Montserrat (OTs), there was none regarding Brexit on the very day the whole of Britain was marching and arguing pro-Brexit and anti-Brexit; to include those calling for 2nd Referendum.

The Premier, Donaldson Romeo did give a Statement where he dealt with the serious matters contained in the Imposition laws affecting the Overseas Territories Constitutions. The issues arose out of the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) report following their six-months plus old Inquiry.

The matter being looked at specifically, and which affects all or most of the OTs, is concerned with ‘beneficial ownership’ of companies.

However what we would highlight coming out of all the Brexit mess is the one fact that finally we note is getting some attention is that ‘people’ are highlighting people held a counter-demo coming together both leavers & remainers against far-right attempts to use the #BrexitDay crisis to whip up racism. Stand Up To Racism‏ @AntiRacismDay.

Then there was also highlighted the fact, not spoken much of before, that the Brexit campaign was dishonestly conducted and at no time did the Brexit proponents, knowingly or otherwise, tell of the disasters that might lie ahead.

One general position held, “amazement at how many Brits don’t know about the astounding database of EU myths collected over 25 years: the myths that badly educated half of ‘the people’ of Britain about the EU (link: https://blogs.ec.europa.eu/ECintheUK/euromyths-a-z-index/) blogs.ec.europa.eu/ECintheUK/euro… #Brexit #BrexitDay

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 The general idea of now the facts and lies and false and misleading arguments have been expose: “Parliament votes 286-344, rejecting Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a *3rd time* Now that May has had 3 attempts at getting her deal through…we, the electorate, should be granted a #PeoplesVote now that the facts around Brexit have changed.

Popular Sadiq Khan @SadiqKhan had this to say, “Theresa May’s #Brexit deal was a bad deal for jobs, our economy and for communities in London. Her deal is now dead. The PM must now do the right thing – immediately revoke Article 50 and give the British public the final say on Brexit.” #BrexitDay – the general thought.

What of Montserrat’s Legislative Assembly mess? The business of the house for some time has been carried live, that aspect as is allowed for public consumption. But, today there are people whose interest has waned because of the ‘poor’ behaviour and discourses that occur at almost every sitting. There seems never to be one that the people can take away anything, that is of such that warrants any further debate or follow up, other than wait for the next opportunity to see if anything would be different, only because there are those of us who should have an interest one way or the another.

This time, legislators became so emotional because they differed with the Speaker’s rulings and/or admonitions, to the point of reportedly using bad or foul language, and walking out of the Assembly. The kind of behaviour which as far as we understand can have serious outcomes for the members involved and their dishonourable behaviour.

Has it ever been like this, or are we either expecting too much or just plain making something out of nothing? At the risk of being wrong, we do believe that the answer to the question is that something has gone very wrong, and we expect to hear that corrective and most likely some punitive action should take place.

It is now inconsequential that we think this mess has been brewing, nor who has been responsible. That has gone on for too long. It is not even too distant to believe that the former left (one of his reasons) because he saw this coming.

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Theresa May’s #Brexit deal was a bad deal for jobs, our economy and for communities in London. Her deal is now dead. The PM must now do the right thing – immediately revoke Article 50 and give the British public the final say on Brexit. #BrexitDay

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Prof Tanja Bueltmann‏ @cliodiaspora Mar 29

Today may not be #BrexitDay, but in many ways the damage is done. For me, my sense of home is forever changed. And feeling safe is a feeling of the past. My most personal article — one befitting this day, Brexit or not. https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/29/its-the-day-we-were-meant-to-leave-the-eu-and-i-no-longer-feel-safe-9044371/?ito=article.amp.share.top.twitter … via @MetroUK

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Allison McCann‏Verified account @atmccann Mar 29

I couldn’t keep updating my own Brexit flowchart, so I talked to the guy that made 27 versions instead #brexitday

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·  CNN‏Verified account @CNN Mar 29

Today was meant to be #BrexitDay. It’s not. Welcome to (possibly) the most absurd day in British history, writes @LukeMcGee: https://cnn.it/2Fz53lQ 

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The Telegraph‏Verified account @Telegraph Mar 29

.@Nigel_Farage: Only a revolution can save British politics now #BrexitDay

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garycom‏ @garycom101 Mar 29

Pro-Brexit group really regrets holding second referendum poll https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/27/pro-brexit-group-really-regrets-holding-second-referendum-poll-9035987/?ito=article.mweb.share.top.twitter … via @MetroUK #BrexitDay #VoteNo29March #Brexit #bbcqt

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The Independent Group will become political a party called Change UK and contest EU elections LIVE #BrexitDay news: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/29/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-final-push-mps-prepare-vote-withdrawal/ …

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Telegraph Politics‏Verified account @TelePolitics Mar 29

‘The public’s relationship with politics is irreparably damaged’ – How are you feeling on #BrexitDay? Telegraph readers have their say https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/29/publics-relationship-politics-irreparably-damaged-feeling/ …

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ITV News‏Verified account @itvnews Mar 29

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab says he ‘does not feel guilty at all’ that on #BrexitDay he will not be backing the Withdrawal Agreement, but says he does not ‘advocate any delay’ on the UK leaving the EU https://bit.ly/2WsyEUQ 

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Liberal Democrats‏Verified account @LibDems Mar 29

ANOTHER embarrassing defeat for Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Enough is enough. It’s time to end this mess – join our campaign for a People’s Vote now > http://www.libdems.org.uk/exit-brexit  #Brexitday #WithdrawalAgreement

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The Telegraph‏Verified account @Telegraph Mar 29

Tin-eared Theresa May got us into this mess, but Remainers are just as much to blame | Janet Daley #BrexitDay

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jαισον δθμα‏ @jaisonduma Mar 29

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Ten years ago this went on display Happy #BrexitDay enjoy ….. Banksy artwork depicting MPs as chimps put on display ‘to mark Brexit day’

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Essex History Dept‏ @essexhistory Mar 29

For proponents of Brexit, World War II has come to frame the narrative about why Britain must leave the European Union – and why anything less is unacceptable. Why does the war loom so large in the debate? With contributions from @LucyNoakes1 https://bit.ly/2WwaHMk  #BrexitDay

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euronews‏Verified account @euronews Mar 29

On #BrexitDay, Bristol Museum put Banksy’s Devolved Parliament on display to mark its 10-year anniversary.

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Slipped Halo‏ @SlippedH 22h22 hours ago

Reports coming in that May wants a Fourth Vote on her terrible deal next week! For God’s sake woman, just GO ! https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17536802.reports-theresa-may-to-schedule-fourth-vote-on-her-withdrawal-agreement-next-week/ … #BrexitDay

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Al Jazeera English‏Verified account @AJEnglish Mar 29

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BREAKING: PM Theresa’s May’s Brexit deal suffers yet another defeat https://aje.io/fsu3f  #BrexitDay

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LIVE: British politicians vote on withdrawal agreement on the day UK was supposed to be leaving the EU. #BrexitDay For more: https://aje.io/cuaa6  https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1zqKVOjLypMGB …

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🚀‏ @Kinectricity 24h24 hours ago

On #BrexitDay, here’s another great column by the fab @samrenke from last week on how…”The impact of #Brexit on #disabled people’s lives is not a Government priority”: https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/19/the-impact-of-brexit-on-disabled-peoples-lives-is-not-a-government-priority-8927999/ … Eloquent and insightful, as ever. #disability #DisabledLivesMatter #WeDeserveBetter

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Socialist Voice

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Police across Britain brace for disorder after far-right protesters threaten to riot on what would have been Brexit day ‘We’ll make Paris riots look like a f***ing tea party’ #BrexitDay

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CNN International‏Verified account @cnni Mar 29

Protesters have begun gathering outside UK Parliament. Multiple rallies are planned for today: https://cnn.it/2FK4siB  #BrexitDay

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

Former Bank of England boss #MervynKing has said Britain SHOULD leave the EU with no deal. #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1106986/Brexit-news-no-deal-Theresa-May-Bank-of-England-Mervyn-King-today-deal-vote-EU-UK-BBC …

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🇪🇺‏ @kiasazand 4h4 hours ago

Vote Leave quietly drops appeal against referendum spending fine – on Brexit Day https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-vote-leave-drops-appeal-14205626?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar … #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw #BrexitDay #Cheats

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AFP news agency‏Verified account @AFP 9h9 hours ago

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Thousands of protesters massed outside the British parliament on #BrexitDay shouting “Give our kingdom back” and “Free Britain now” as they accused MPs of betraying the result of the 2016 #Brexit referendum http://u.afp.com/JcqS  @lealolivas @TolgaAkmen @niklashallen

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·  David Ojcius‏ @ojcius 13h13 hours ago

The Man Trying to Make Sense of #Brexit Is Tired and Would Like to Stop Now https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/world/europe/brexit-flowchart-confusion.html … #BrexitDay

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US Democracy‏ @usdemocracy1 Mar 29

Today may not be #BrexitDay, but in many ways the damage is done. For me, my sense of home is forever changed. And feeling safe is a feeling of the past. My most personal article — one befitting this day, #Brexit or not. https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/29/its-the-day-we-were-meant-to-leave-the-eu-and-i-no-longer-feel-safe-9044371/?ito=article.amp.share.top.twitter … … via @MetroUK

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US Democracy‏ @usdemocracy1 Mar 29

Today was meant to be #BrexitDay. It’s not. Welcome to (possibly) the most absurd day in British history, writes @LukeMcGee: https://cnn.it/2Fz53lQ 

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Queen’s Park Media‏ @ThisQueensPark Mar 29

Britain is plunged into crazy chaos as Theresa May loses Brexit vote for 3rd time and on #BrexitDay. MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47752017 …

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Dan Clark‏ @Dan_Clark5 Mar 29

It’s happened again #BrexitDay https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/brexit-vote-humiliation-for-may-as-mps-reject-deal-for-third-time-068sj3mz3 …

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ITV News‏Verified account @itvnews Mar 29

After the 58-vote defeat for Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement – on what was meant to be #BrexitDay – what happens next? https://www.itv.com/news/2019-03-29/brexit-what-happens-next/ …

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Al Jazeera English‏Verified account @AJEnglish Mar 29

Embattled PM Theresa May suffers a third major defeat on Brexit as the UK heads for a ‘no-deal’ exit on April 12 https://aje.io/g767x  #BrexitDay

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·  Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

March 29 2019 – remember this date as it will likely go down in history as the day Brexit died. #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1107239/brexit-news-latest-vote-no-deal-theresa-may-UK-EU-protest-brexit-day-betrayal …

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·  Economist MoGrapher‏ @MotionNino Mar 29

Theresa May’s departure will leave the course of Brexit as radically uncertain as it has ever been. Our cover in Britain this week The Economist https://econ.st/2FGPlXa  #BrexitDay #RemainDay #Brexit

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

#BREXIT VOTE LIVE: May issues final PLEA before crunch vote – VOTING BEGINS https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1106998/brexit-vote-updates-theresa-may-brexit-deal-latest-news-eu-uk … #BrexitDay

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

.@Nigel_Farage demands a political revolution to save Brexit as he brands March 29 ‘a day of shame’. #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1107122/Brexit-news-Nigel-Farage-EU-UK-withdrawal-revolution-Theresa-May-vote-today-extension …

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·  CNN International‏Verified account @cnni Mar 29

Up to 13 separate protests are scheduled in London on what was meant to be #BrexitDay, Westminster Council says, and police are bracing

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Newz Bank Plus‏ @newzbankplus Mar 29

Brexit day, UK Parliament to hold third Brexit vote on Friday https://aje.io/rucyr  #BrexitDay

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HuffPost UK‏Verified account @HuffPostUK Mar 29

Not just #BrexitDay – Friday 29 March is also a day with massive cause for celebration – as it’s the five year anniversary of the first same-sex wedding in the UK. @SCFGallagher spoke to 5 couples about what it means to them http://huffp.st/q5EqY1n 

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·  Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

Bercow BLOCKED IT: Geoffrey Cox blames speaker for #Brexit shambles #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1106998/brexit-vote-updates-theresa-may-brexit-deal-latest-news-eu-uk …

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Telegraph Politics‏Verified account @TelePolitics Mar 29

Deputy DUP leader Nigel Dodds appears to have just confirmed that his party will vote against the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal LIVE #BrexitDay updates: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/29/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-final-push-mps-prepare-vote-withdrawal/ …

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

Today should have been a historic, inspirational moment as the country finally embraced independence, but instead, it’s shambolic, says Leo McKinstry. #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/leo-mckinstry/1106979/brexit-uk-politics-battle-brexit-day-historic-but-shambolic-comment …

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·  Fabian ‏ @JustASpaniel 23h23 hours ago

This looks pathetic. Remains march saw BLOCKS tightly packed with people. Leave? A garden and an adjoining intersection, lightly seasoned with people. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47751805 … #BrexitDay

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News Zapper‏ @NewsZapper Mar 29

#BrexitDay #VoteDownTheDeal MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement by 344 votes to 286, defeated by 58 votes. Corbyn: If PM can’t accept a new deal, she must go Farage : This is the end of the road for Theresa May EU: #NoDeal Brexit outcome now likely https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47752017 …

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How unconscious economists define GROWTH: ‘British consumers spent more than they earned for a record ninth consecutive quarter, offsetting flagging business investment to sustain economic growth…’ MOAR debt is NOT growth! #BrexitDay Bravo! https://www.ft.com/content/9de0ec52-5205-11e9-9c76-bf4a0ce37d49 …

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Declan Cashin‏Verified account @Tweet_Dec Mar 29

Sounds like there’s one more option you could pursue that you haven’t mentioned, Theresa #BrexitDay #RemainDay via https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/mar/29/brexit-debate-latest-developments-live-news-may-at-risk-of-fresh-defeat-as-mps-debate-withdrawal-agreement-for-third-time-live-news …

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

#BREXIT VOTE LIVE: Now what?! May suffers HUMILIATION as EU exit agreement rejected AGAIN #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1106998/brexit-vote-updates-theresa-may-brexit-deal-latest-news-eu-uk …

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Paul Stewart‏ @PaulStewartII Mar 29

Angst and anger reign on the Brexit day that wasn’t https://nbcnews.to/2TE61SN  #BrexitDay #BrexitShambles #BrexitIsBroken

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Dr. Jenny Gove‏ @jennylg Mar 29

Comparison of @FT readers preferences for #Brexit and the votes from Parliament. “Just over 70 per cent of respondents favoured revoking the Article 50 exit process altogether.” https://www.ft.com/content/3db363e6-5192-11e9-b401-8d9ef1626294 … #RevokeArticle50Now #BrexitDay #EUDay

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Belfast Telegraph‏Verified account @BelTel Mar 29

Now Raab will vote for May’s #BrexitDay withdrawal motion – ‘cannot countenance longer extension’ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/live-updates-dominic-raab-will-vote-for-mays-brexit-withdrawal-motion-cannot-countenance-longer-extension-37963168.html …

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Irish Examiner‏Verified account @irishexaminer Mar 29

Brexit: What happens next? By @MaritaMoloney #BrexitDay #Brexit https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/brexit-what-happens-next-914128.html#.XJ4WpRm-KMI.twitter …

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The Brightside‏ @TheBrightsideHP Mar 29

Not just #BrexitDay – Friday 29 March is also a day with massive cause for celebration – as it’s the five year anniversary of the first same-sex wedding in the UK. @SCFGallagher spoke to 5 couples about what it means to them http://huffp.st/SRetoP3 

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Sundancin’ Paul‏ @Sundancer_UK Mar 29

Police brace for disorder after far-right protesters threaten to riot on what would have been #Brexit day http://a.msn.com/01/en-gb/BBVlQd6?ocid=st … HAVE NICE DAY? #FridayMotivation #BrexitShambles #VoteNo29March #GTTO #BrexitDay

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Blue Bay Travel‏ @BlueBayTravel Mar 29

Our very own Managing Director Maxine stopped by the @BBCRadioStoke Bus this morning to give our thoughts about Brexit and its effects on the travel industry. You can listen to us at the 1:43 mark here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p072f93y … #BrexitDay

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Tradefair‏ @TradefairPlus Mar 29

Third time lucky? May puts a stripped down version of her #BrexitDeal to a vote in parliament today in a last ditch attempt to get it through. https://buff.ly/2TKhkce  #BrexitDay

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Al Jazeera English‏Verified account @AJEnglish Mar 29

UK Parliament to hold third Brexit vote on Friday https://aje.io/rucyr  #BrexitDay

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Mark Murphy‏ @MarkGlennMurphy Mar 29

Have a listen to Brian in Melton on #BrexitDay on @BBCSuffolk . You’ll be glad you did! Feel free to share https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p074xsn2 …

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CNN International‏Verified account @cnni Mar 29

Today was meant to be #BrexitDay. It’s not. Welcome to (possibly) the most absurd day in British history, writes @LukeMcGee: https://cnn.it/2FD62kX 

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🇫🇷‏ @Mr_Frexit Mar 29

I support Dominic! #GoWTO #BrexitDay

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

Geoffrey Cox tells MPs we MUST sign #Brexit deal today or hand ALL control to EU #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1106998/brexit-vote-updates-theresa-may-brexit-deal-latest-news-eu-uk …

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Vote Leave has today quietly dropped its appeal against fine for cheating by overspending during the referendum: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-vote-leave-drops-appeal-14205626 … #brexitday #brexit

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Pauline Park‏ @paulinepark 23h23 hours ago

MPs rejected #TheresaMay‘s deal 344 to 286, throwing it on the dungheap of #history, which is where the prime minister will be before long when the #UK crashes out of the #EU without a #Brexit deal… #BrexitDay (cartoon by Bob Moran @bobscartoons) https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47752017 …

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Matt Lloyd #FBPE‏ @MattJLloyd Mar 29

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‘If Mogg, Boris and Raab can all change their minds then why are the public no entitled to do so?’ – effective line from ⁦@Anna_Soubry⁩ that ⁦@peoplesvote_uk⁩ should use again and again and again #BrexitDay #brexit

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Derek Momodu‏Verified account @DelMody Mar 29

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A picture is worth a thousand words…these are worth a million more. #BrexitDay #BrexitShambles ©UK Parliament/Mark Duffy https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-brexit-theresa-mays-deal-14204094 … #WithdrawalAgreement

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TicToc by Bloomberg‏Verified account @tictoc Mar 29

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The House of Commons rejected Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement by 58 votes. But May gained 44 votes more than her last attempt on March 12. Read more on @business https://bloom.bg/2FILKHU  #BrexitDay

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·  Jennifer McKiernan‏ @_JennyMcKiernan Mar 29

I did some political analysis for BBC Politics Live today to mark #BrexitDay! On with @MattChorley, Culture Secretary @DCMS_SecOfState, @bbradleymp & @jessphillips, Watch it here: https://bbc.in/2UeoNEP  @BBCPolitics

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Johnny Goldsmith‏Verified account @MirrorJohnny Mar 29

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Live pictures from Parliament Square as #WithdrawalAgreement is defeated for a third time inside the House of Commons #BrexitDay https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-brexit-theresa-mays-deal-14204094 … : @GettyImages

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Daily Star‏Verified account @Daily_Star Mar 29

BREAKING: MPs reject May’s Brexit deal AGAIN as UK crashes towards NO-DEAL http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/politics/768713/Brexit-vote-today-time-withdrawal-agreement-news-latest-UK-may-EU-theresa-may … #BrexitVotes #BrexitDay #BrexitShambles

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Al Jazeera News‏Verified account @AJENews Mar 29

LIVE: British politicians vote on withdrawal agreement on the day UK was supposed to be leaving the EU. #BrexitDay For more: https://aje.io/cuaa6 

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·  Paul Stewart‏ @PaulStewartII Mar 29

Brexit at a crossroads: May puts her deal to ‘last chance’ vote in parliament | Reuters https://reut.rs/2TIRhSy  #BrexitDay #BrexitShambles #BrexitIsBroken

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European Institute‏ @ColumbiaEurope Mar 29

“Brexit: as parliament votes again, the next steps explained” “With MPs preparing for the latest vote on May’s deal, all scenarios are still possible” Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/29/brexit-as-parliament-votes-again-what-happens-next … #Brexit #BrexitDay

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European Institute‏ @ColumbiaEurope Mar 29

“Today in Brexit: Theresa May has another go at getting the deal through Parliament—on what should have been departure day.” #Brexit #BrexitDay https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-29/brexit-bulletin-what-might-have-been?srnd=brexit …

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bheardmedia‏ @bheardmedia Mar 29

Houthi leader attacks UK’s #JeremyHunt over efforts to relax #Saudi arms ban! #Yemen #BloodOnHisHands #GetToriesOut https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/29/yemen-houthi-leader-attacks-uk-german-arms-sale-ban-saudi-arabia … @STWuk @EmilyThornberry #BrexitDay

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

President @realDonaldTrump has thrown his support behind @BorisJohnson to become the next Prime Minister. #BrexitDay https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1106981/donald-trump-boris-johnson-prime-minister-theresa-may-brexit …

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·  Belfast Telegraph‏Verified account @BelTel Mar 29

#BorisJohnson backs May’s deal – #Sturgeon calls him ‘shameless charlatan, devoid of principle’ @theSNP #brexitday https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/brexit-vote-boris-johnson-to-back-mays-deal-sturgeon-calls-him-shameless-charlatan-devoid-of-principle-37963168.html …

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Cornwall for Europe #FBPE‏ @Cornwall4EU Mar 29

Banksy artwork depicting MPs as chimps goes on display in Bristol to mark “#Brexit Day.” #StopBrexit #RevokeArticle50 #PeoplesVote #BrexitDay https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-47731873 …

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🇬🇧🇵🇹🇪🇺‏ @JCNunes Mar 29

“The idea – that if Theresa May ever actually manages to resign, the nation’s future relationship with Europe will be settled via a Tory leadership contest from which the nation is shut out – is almost obscene.” #WithdrawalAgreement #BrexitDay

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Dorje‏ @dorje_m 24h24 hours ago

Brilliant: ‘Jacob Rees-Mogg, all three-piece suit and no spine, walks through the lobby of the House of Commons to turn our country into a “slave state” by putting his name to a “dreadful” scam that’s “not a proper Brexit”.’ #BrexitDay #NoBrexitDay

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demcrats‏ @demcrats Mar 29

The Independent Group will become political a party called #ChangeUK and contest EU elections LIVE #BrexitDay news: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/29/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-final-push-mps-prepare-vote-withdrawal/ …

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🇸🇦 سعود بن سلمان‏ @999saudsalman Mar 29

The Brexit deal may not be perfect, it may have flaws, but if other parties refuse to work with @Conservatives, what already is a mess will turn into absolute chaos! #BrexitDay #WithdrawalAgreement

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·  PaulJ‏ @TheGeordieFox Mar 29

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Shopping or have shopped with Sports Direct? Please check out this article below Please check out http://dwsports.com  http://Decathlon.co.uk  & http://kitbag.com  instead for better alternatives #FF #VoteDownTheDeal #BrexitDay #WearAHatDay https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/08/man-claims-sports-direct-racially-profiled-forced-leave-8474374/amp/?__twitter_impression=true …

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The Knightsbridge Estate‏ @Knightsbridge_E Mar 29

Luxury watchmakers have joined the list of businesses implementing Brexit contingency plans by #stockpiling inventory in Britain before it leaves the #EU, industry leaders said. @FRANCE24 #brexit #brexitday #withdrawalagreement #hardbrexit #luxury #retai http://ow.ly/3ryB30ofrXy 

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nicko‏ @vicenvironment Mar 29

Definition of insanity https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/uk-parliament-rejects-theresa-may-s-brexit-plan-for-the-third-time-20190330-p5194s.html … #BrexitDay #BrexitShambles

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Tonight‏Verified account @ITVTonight Mar 29

We were due to leave the EU today, but we’re not. It’s delayed. As MPs vote down the #WithdrawalAgreement, how did we get here and how has the turmoil affected people’s lives? Catch up with ‘Brexit: The Endgame’ on @itvhub https://www.itv.com/hub/tonight/1a9757a0089 … #BrexitDay #BrexitEndgame

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London First‏Verified account @London_First Mar 29

It’s time to stop the clock and revoke Article 50 #StopTheClock #BrexitDay Government loses vote on withdrawal agreement

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HuffPost UK Lifestyle‏Verified account @HuffPostUKLife Mar 29

Not just #BrexitDay – Friday 29 March is also a day with massive cause for celebration – as it’s the five year anniversary of the first same-sex wedding in the UK. @SCFGallagher spoke to 5 couples about what it means to them http://huffp.st/IK7xYbs 

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Patrick‏ @PW1859 Mar 29

Hey @theJeremyVine, happy #BrexitDay. I wonder could you get Mr Farage back on and ask him about this?

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Emma Veronica‏ @EVBritton Mar 29

Spending #BrexitDay in London with @AIMautistic Protesting The National Autistic society for their treatment of Autistics with Learning disabilities in Mendip house. Please join us if you are able. #HumanToo https://www.facebook.com/events/583534855456518/?ti=icl …

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Eleanor‏ @mscrow Mar 29

MPs, fearing SOME of their voters, continue to repeat the notion we should “respect the result of the referendum” – if they read the meticulous investigative journalism on the falsity of this statement, how can they stand by it? #BrexitDay @carolecadwalla

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💃𝓐𝓷𝓰𝓲𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓵𝓲𝓵𝓸𝓾‏ @Angielililou Mar 29

Today was meant to be #BrexitDay. It’s not. Welcome to (possibly) the most absurd day in British history, writes LukeMcGee: https://cnn.it/2Fz53lQ 

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Bloomberg Opinion‏Verified account @bopinion Mar 29

A reminder on #BrexitDay: Brexit is already hurting the U.K. economy by chasing immigrants away

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Douglas Board‏ @BoardWryter Mar 29

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A profound word from @TomKibasi #brexitday http://www.tinyurl.com/Gdn29mar19 

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Luke Kelly‏ @thelukejkelly Mar 29

“A ‘no-deal’ scenario on 12 April is now a likely scenario. The EU has been preparing for this since December 2017 and is now fully prepared for a ‘no-deal’ scenario at midnight on 12 April.” Jesus wept. #BrexitDay

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‘Laugh now, but one day no-one will be in charge’ #Brexit #BrexitDay #Banksy

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Alistair Mathie‏ @AlistairMathie Mar 29

Instead of “thinking” you know what the rest of the country wants on 29th March 2019 (#Brexitday), why not just ask us? We’ll tell you what we want, not what we don’t want. ‘We can’t leave the country drifting rudderless’ – Grayling https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-47696409?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5c9e3a9585e90c0667537e5c%26%27We%20can%27t%20leave%20the%20country%20drifting%20rudderless%27%20-%20Grayling%262019-03-29T15%3A34%3A03.937Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:08688c4b-21aa-4373-b4d5-af5673713197&pinned_post_asset_id=5c9e3a9585e90c0667537e5c&pinned_post_type=share … via @BBCNews

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Catriona Clarke‏ @CatrionaClarke Mar 29

I’ll ask again: ARE YOU SURE WE COULDN’T JUST NOT BOTHER? #BrexitDay

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Field of Wheat‏ @WheatyField Mar 29

Oh no.. She’ll be furious.. I’m in for it tonight! #BrexitDay MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement

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🇬🇧🇪🇺⛴ Brexit Top Tips 🇪🇺🇬🇧 #FBPE‏ @BrexitTopTips Mar 29

MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement #BrexitDay #RemainDay

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Evening Standard GO London‏Verified account @ESGoLondon Mar 29

Just in time for #BrexitDay

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Siobhán Doyle‏ @thekickart Mar 29

In all the disillusionment with #Brexitday, I’m only delighted to read about @_shanefinn incredible 36-day, 5,000km coast-to-coast run/cycle across the US for @SBHIreland that he starts today. Me nerves are gone already! #americanultra2019

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ECIPE‏ @ECIPE Mar 29

.@FredrikErixon – ”Some countries will believe that the UK should open its markets much more than it was compelled to do under the agreement that it had with the EU” in http://p.dw.com/p/3Fk6m  by @dw_business @dw_europe #Brexit #BrexitDay

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Talal AlRoqi‏ @Tal8l Mar 29

Today was meant to be #BrexitDay. It’s not. Welcome to (possibly) the most absurd day in British history, writes LukeMcGee: https://cnn.it/2Fz53lQ 

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CentreForNewWriting‏ @newwritingMCR Mar 29

Irish #writers give their reflections on what would have been #BrexitDay via @IrishTimesBooks. Hear from leading Irish writers, including @newwritingMCR‘s John McAuliffe and Vona Groarke: http://ow.ly/7HpF30of2z0  @UoMSALC @UoMNews @ECW_UoM

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Today was meant to be #BrexitDay and there is so much damage already done. https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/29/its-the-day-we-were-meant-to-leave-the-eu-and-i-no-longer-feel-safe-9044371/?ito=article.amp.share.top.twitter … via @MetroUK @cliodiaspora

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BBC Cambridgeshire‏Verified account @BBCCambs Mar 29

It’s Friday March 29th, what was supposed to be #BrexitDay, but we haven’t left the European Union yet. Who are you blaming for this #BrexitChaos? Join @chrismannbbc at 9 on #MannInTheMorning. LISTEN: https://bbc.in/2sxFFau 

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SpaceAngel #StopBrexit & #GTTO‏ @spaceangel1964 Mar 29

A reality check on #BrexitDay

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So‏ @Gibbous_YT Mar 29

BBC News – MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47752017 …#Brexit #BrexitDay

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Marisol Estevez‏ @marisolestevezd Mar 29

Let the ordeal continue… #BrexitDay

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Big Big Energy‏ @Alex_TheAlien Mar 29

CALL THE SECOND REFERENDUM #BrexitDay https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/theresa-may-defeated-again-on-brexit-as-mps-reject-her-withdrawal-agreement_uk_5c9dfcc7e4b00ba6327b18ba?5wf … Sent via @updayUK

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Emma Coulthurst‏ @TravelEmmaC Mar 29

I know it’s hard to believe but there is actually some good Brexit news at the end ot this https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47712530 … … so, who is coming to stunning Sardinia with me? @travelsupermkt @beckyrmorton #Brexit #BrexitDay

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WinningTheGameOfLife‏ @WinningwithOana Mar 29

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John Reynolds‏ @johnreyno42 Mar 29

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At least it’s finally 29th March and all this Brexit baloney is finally over #BrexitDay

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European Movement‏Verified account @emireland Mar 29

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“Northern Ireland learned lessons in reconciliation. If only the rest of the UK learned them too over Brexit” Read EM Ireland Board Member, Rory Guinness’ piece in today’s @Telegraph online (€/£). #BrexitDay

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malgosia skawinski. Filthy.‏ @solamiga Mar 29

#BrexitDay “The Irish are incandescent about the mess this abysmally-handled process is making of the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland and the difficult recovery of the economy.” https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/brexit-is-aggressive-and-dangerously-nostalgic-the-uk-is-in-for-a-brutal-chastening-1.3841576#.XJ38HmnGY-Z.twitter … via @IrishTimesBooks

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Anton Ehrola / Karppinen‏ @antonkarpp Mar 29

RT CNN “Today was meant to be #BrexitDay. It’s not. Welcome to (possibly) the most absurd day in British history, writes LukeMcGee: https://cnn.it/2Fz53lQ 

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

Today was supposed to be #BrexitDay, but after months of political infighting, it has been delayed. But what would today have looked like if it hadn’t? https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1106792/brexit-day-no-deal-brexit-delayed-brexit-deal-withdrawal-agreement-latest-news …

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·  Oliver Wicks‏ @oliverwicks7 Mar 29

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% correct #BrexitDay #BrokenBritain

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Aimee Meade‏Verified account @AimeePaige Mar 29

‘I think about the substantial hate I’ve received for 1,000 days: being called an ‘EU whore’, a ‘German c***’, being spat at and stalked and receiving messages with descriptions of a threatened rape to worse.’ @cliodiaspora for @MetroUK on #BrexitDay

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Martin Hopkins

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For 2 years the PM promised multiple times that we would leave the EU today, she has failed and has the left UK in crisis. #MayMustGo now #BrexitShambles #BrexitDay #Brexit

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The Telegraph‏Verified account @Telegraph Mar 29

#BrexitDay LIVE: Theresa May in final push as MPs prepare to vote on withdrawal deal

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ITV News‏Verified account @itvnews Mar 29

On what should have been #BrexitDay, MPs are set to vote on a ‘new and substantially different’ Withdrawal Agreement as Theresa May has a final throw of the dice to get her twice rejected deal passed https://www.itv.com/news/2019-03-28/mps-to-vote-on-new-and-substantially-different-withdrawal-agreement-on-friday/ …

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Caelainn Hogan‏ @CaelainnH Mar 29

A cult hero among the Brexit flowchart community Great piece by @atmccann for #BrexitDay

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The Magazine Printing Company‏ @magprintco Mar 29

Brexit vote LIVE: Bercow BLOCKED IT: Geoffrey Cox blames speaker for Brexit shamble https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1106998/brexit-vote-updates-theresa-may-brexit-deal-latest-news-eu-uk … #BrexitDay

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Johnathan Fisher‏ @GoFishJohnathan Mar 29

RT nytimes: RT atmccann: I couldn’t keep updating my own Brexit flowchart, so I talked to the guy that made 27 versions instead #brexitday

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Briefcase Michael‏ @BriefcaseMike Mar 29

While the focus is on the #Commons Brexit debate some grim and Brexit-related economic data has been released today. #Brexit #bbcnews #BrexitDay

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Peter Freeman‏ @Pete_Freeman Mar 29

#BrexitDay: Twitter reacts to Britain’s failure to leave the EU on time https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/29/brexitday-twitter-reacts-britains-failure-leave-eu-time/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw … via @Telegraph

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Jordan‏ @jdqofficial Mar 29

A story from back in 2013. Who cares more about the poorest and most vulnerable in the UK, the British government or the EU? Looks like it’s the #EU. Happy #BrexitDay

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Cllr Gary Ridley‏ @CllrGaryRidley Mar 29

I Voted remain but immediately accepted #peoplesvote result. Fact we’re not leaving today on #BrexitDay is an epic failure from the entire political class. If it doesn’t happen at all expect a more divided society & total breakdown in trust of politics

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Peter Davis‏ @Morpheyous Mar 29

(via http://bit.ly/ItRtd  ) CNN: Today was meant to be #BrexitDay. It’s not. Welcome to (possibly) the most absurd day in British history, writes LukeMcGee: https://cnn.it/2Fz53lQ 

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Post-Brexit‏ @postbrexit1 Mar 29

Coffee crisis after #Brexit? #BrexitDay

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Rachel Flaherty‏Verified account @rachelfl Mar 29

Angela Merkel plans flying visit to Dublin to discuss Border concerns #BrexitDay https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/merkel-plans-flying-visit-to-dublin-to-discuss-border-concerns-1.3842836#.XJ3zX7lB5K4.twitter … via @IrishTimesWorld

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Manchester Review‏ @mancreview Mar 29

Irish writers in the UK on #BrexitDay #RemainDay @newwritingMCR https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/brexit-is-aggressive-and-dangerously-nostalgic-the-uk-is-in-for-a-brutal-chastening-1.3841576#.XJ3qHnfCUrM.twitter … via @IrishTimesBooks

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CatRepublic‏ @catrepublic_cat Mar 29

A million attend rally in Barcelona to call for Catalan independence https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/11/catalans-renew-calls-independence-rally-barcelona?CMP=share_btn_tw … #BrexitDay

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DopeBlackDads‏ @dopeblackdads Mar 29

This is why I will miss being in the EU MEPs pass ‘watershed’ resolution calling for action against racism #Brexit #Brexitday

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Emma Lucy McArthur‏ @EmmaLMcArthur Mar 29

‘New’ artwork from Banksy on display at Bristol Museum, as appropriate today as it was 10 years ago. #brexitday

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Little Britain‏ @little__britain Mar 29

European press gets popcorn out for another chaotic day of #Brexit #BrexitChaos #BrexitDay

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Liongate Partners [LGP]‏ @LionGate Mar 29

Brexit: MPs face new vote on withdrawal deal https://bbc.in/2HLc2f8  #Brexit #BrexitDay

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Laura Owen‏ @LauraAOwen Mar 29

Made 10 years ago, museum in Bristol puts Banksy “Devolved Parliament” chimp artwork on display to mark #BrexitDay

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Fiachra Ó Raghallaigh‏ @thereillywriter Mar 29

#Brexiters made their own bed @ThereseRaphael1 :they made promises they couldn’t keep & then demands that were non-negotiable. They attacked their leader relentlessly, weakening her negotiating position & tried & failed to remove her as leader. #BrexitDay

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Rob‏ @RobHanlon1958 Mar 29

#Banksy artwork depicting MPs as #chimps put on display ‘to mark #BrexitDay

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Marta‏ @martacollins Mar 29

““Is there a word for something that has passed through farce and tragedy like nine times already?”” https://gu.com/p/b55ta/stw  #BrexitDay

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Ian Goodhead‏ @IanGoodhead Mar 29

Happy #BrexitDay. I can think of nothing more appropriate than to thank @MarinaHyde for getting me this far. “Spartans don’t hug it out. Except for Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker”

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Roisin Ingle‏Verified account @roisiningle Mar 29

Thanks to everyone who took part in #IrishTimesHappy this week. Look @RossOCK you are in there! A nice diversion from #BrexitShambles #BrexitDay https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/what-s-making-you-happy-confirmations-enduring-love-and-ross-o-carroll-kelly-1.3840483#.XJ3bKiBDYdw.twitter … via @IrishTimesLife

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Be careful out there today my lovely #Londoners. Police brace for disorder after far-right protesters threaten to riot on what would have been #BrexitDay

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Phil Williams‏ @montaillacman Mar 29

EU has 40 trade deals with other trading blocs. Fabulous Dr Fox said he’d roll them all over by Brexit day, so UK trade would continue. It’s #BrexitDay and guess what? Only 8 partially done. Brexit: Rolled-over UK free trade deals ‘are incomplete’

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Sensible Brit‏ @BritSensible Mar 29

Not before time. Facebook advertising is way more sophisticated than UK politics was prepared for in 2016. If you use Facebook, know that YOU ARE THE PRODUCT! #BrexitDay #RemainDay

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Brian Kilmartin‏Verified account @BKilmartinIT Mar 29

Reflections from leading Irish writers living in Britain and North on the day the UK was meant to leave the EU #brexitday https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/brexit-is-aggressive-and-dangerously-nostalgic-the-uk-is-in-for-a-brutal-chastening-1.3841576#.XJ29CdsmxX0.twitter … via @IrishTimesBooks

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·  Advocate‏ @Advocat27001829 Mar 29

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#Metoo #BarneyArmy #TEACHers #Brexit #Christchurch #FridayFeeling #FridayThoughts #HappyIreneDay #BrexitDay #Michigan #Trump Her phone texts exposed her sheer malicious delight in her crimes. That’s why access to complainants’ devices is vital for justice.

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Telegraph Politics‏Verified account @TelePolitics Mar 29

Theresa May faces her day of reckoning on #Brexit – and is warned it will not end well #BrexitDay

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Adam B Roscoe‏ @Tontkowalski Mar 29

Leavers promised sunlit uplands, extra cash for the NHS and David Davis reassured:”No Mad Max-style dystopian #brexit.” Between us, they were telling porkies. #BrexitDay

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Brexit Watch‏ @ukvoteremain Mar 29

Remember that we were told by Liam Fox that we would have signed 40 trade deals by #BrexitDay. He has only done 6 trade deals with little countries & the EU free-trade deals he has managed to roll over are “incomplete”, say trade experts. #LiamFoxMustGo

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Bart Kulpa‏ @KulpaBart Mar 29

The trouble with Theresa May’s promise to resign https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/03/28/the-trouble-with-theresa-mays-promise-to-resign … #Brexit #Brexitday #stopBrexit #peoplesvote #Maybot #MV3 #Bercow

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express Mar 29

On what was meant to be #BrexitDay, it’s time to take a look at how Theresa May has changed her body language while in her PM role

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·  A Crosby‏ @acrosby_mai Mar 29

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Hey @LeaveEUOfficial, how’s your #BrexitDay going? I mean, you were all absolutely right – no planes fell out of the skies, there’s food on the shop shelves, we’re all still OK. But hey, I guess that’s because it was all so EASY, right? http://buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/nobody-said-it-was-easy … #RevokeArticle50

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Jim Eadon‏ @jimeadon Mar 29

Vote down Treason May’s imbecilic surrender treaty – the referendum voted for, you know, Brexit. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/28/must-resist-pms-wretched-deal-clean-brexit-within-sight/ … #BrexitDay @Conservatives @10DowningStreet @UKParliament #uk #brexit

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MediaWindow‏ @GoodOldMedia Mar 29

#BrexitDay : Theresa May tries to buy time for deal as MPs call on her to leave

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benfolley‏ @benfolley Mar 29

School cuts and NHS woes – all the problems ignored since May signed Article 50 #Brexit #BrexitDay

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Phil Hamlyn Williams‏ @PhilWriter Mar 29

Let’s hope that #BrexitDay marks the beginning of a parliamentary process that seeks a Brexit that works for the country and not just a right wing elite

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·  Angela Kalwaites‏ @angelakalwaites Mar 29

So….it is #BrexitDay but as we all know…..it actually isn’t..How are you feeling about that? Would love your thoughts.

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THE HERETIC‏ @admit2sin Mar 29

#Banksy artwork depicting #MPs as #chimps put on display ‘to mark #BrexitDay

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A Crosby‏ @acrosby_mai Mar 29

: Happy #BrexitDay everyone. If you’re reading this, we survived our extraction from the tyrannical EU overlords. Or maybe we’ve not exited at all. Or maybe they weren’t really tyrannical after all. Meanwhile, here’s a reminder of how EASY Brexit’s been.

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·  Advocate‏ @Advocat27001829 Mar 29

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#Metoo #BarneyArmy #TEACHers #Brexit #Christchurch #FridayFeeling #FridayThoughts #HappyIreneDay #BrexitDay #Michigan #Trump Her phone texts exposed her sheer malicious delight in her crimes. That’s why access to complainants’ devices is vital for justice

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Central Planner #FBPE‏ @CentralPlanner9 Mar 29

Amazing that some people still want to take the modest powers we give the EU and give them to the politicians causing such chaos in Westminster. Surely on supposed #BrexitDay we can see that’s not a good idea. They can’t cope as it is.

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PM Kelly

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Deal or no deal – border patrols likely on the border. #Brexit #BrexitShambles #BrexitDay #BrexitMayhem #PeoplesVote #RevokeArt50Now

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Albert Moon‏ @AlbertMoon16 Mar 29

He is absolutely correct. But it is possible to agree with him and still think Brexit is a disaster. #BrexitDay

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The Times of London‏Verified account @thetimes Mar 29

The government’s latest wheeze to get Theresa May’s Brexit deal over the line is to split it in half #BrexitDay

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·  TornadoNewsLinker‏ @TornadoNewsLink Mar 29

THINK AGAIN Delaying #Brexit Past March 29 Is ILLEGAL, #Brexiteers Claim In Last Ditch Bid To Stop #PM Keeping Us In #EU https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit/8725669/delaying-brexit-past-march-29-is-illegal-brexiteers-claim-in-last-ditch-bid-to-stop-pm-keeping-us-in-eu/ …#UKIP #Brexit #YellowVests #TommyRobinson #JamesGoddard #Nationalism #Trump #MAGA #Christianity #Frexit #March29 #BrexitDay #bbcqt

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TornadoNewsLinker‏ @TornadoNewsLink Mar 29

Rumour has it that revelations of #BorisJohnson‘s ‘TANK TOPPED BUM BOYS’ Article have gone down like a lead balloon at the Foreign Office. http://uk.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-women-gay-people-sexism-bumboys-totty-toby-young-2018-1 … #UKIP #YellowVests #TommyRobinson #JamesGoddard #Nationalism #Trump #MAGA #Brexit #BrexitDay #March29 #bbcqt

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TornadoNewsLinker‏ @TornadoNewsLink Mar 29

#NigelFarage Issues DIRE Warning To MPs About MORNING Of March 30th – ‘JUST YOU WAIT!’ https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1106843/Brexit-News-update-latest-Nigel-Farage-LBC-Theresa-May … #UKIP #YellowVests #TommyRobinson #JamesGoddard #Nationalism #Trump #MAGA #Brexit #BBC #NWO #Globalism # #Christianity #BrexitDay #March29 #bbcqt

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Ben Glaze‏Verified account @benglaze Mar 29

On what was meant to be #BrexitDay , @JBeattieMirror and I looked at the issues facing the country which haven’t been given sufficient attention by the Govt over the past two years

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🇬🇧🇪🇺⛴ Brexit Top Tips 🇪🇺🇬🇧 #FBPE‏ @BrexitTopTips Mar 29

Friday’s Newspaper headlines: Theresa May’s Brexit deal gets ‘one last chance’ #BrexitDay #BrexitChaos #BrexitCrisis #VoteforAnybodyElse

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Manu Bonachela

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#Brexitday: ‘Day of reckoning’: what the papers say on 29 March 2019

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🇬🇧🇪🇺⛴ Brexit Top Tips 🇪🇺🇬🇧 #FBPE‏ @BrexitTopTips Mar 29

Brexit: MPs face new vote on withdrawal deal #BrexitDay #Brexit #BrexitChaos #BrexitCrisis #29thMarch #EndofMay

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Jo Warner‏ @JoWarner01 Mar 29

Worth a read for its positive take on the current crisis. He might be right #BrexitDay Parliament may look chaotic. But it is inching towards a resolution Parliament may look chaotic. But it is inching towards a resolution

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.toomanysecrets.‏ @darnstadium Mar 29

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-42916708 … #BrexitDay #aliens #BreXFiles

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Thomas Wüst‏ @Thomas_Wuest Mar 29

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Ryan Laird‏ @rjmlaird Mar 28

Tomorrow was meant to be #brexitday but what happens now? #Brexit

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KH Fischer

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How gracious … so 22 May as #BrexitDay seems to be history…

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HollyEllyatt‏Verified account @HollyEllyatt Mar 21

EU leaders to decide whether to give UK more time for Brexit https://cnb.cx/2Ybnm9m  #Brexit #Brexitday

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Financial Times‏Verified account @FT 29 Mar 2017

From our readers on #brexitday http://on.ft.com/2oaQLBK 

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BBC News (UK)‏Verified account @BBCNews 29 Mar 2017

Here’s the full letter from UK to EU triggering Article 50 & starting the countdown to #Brexit http://bbc.in/2oarCH5  #BrexitDay

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BBC Breaking News‏Verified account @BBCBreaking 29 Mar 2017

“We already miss you. Thank you & goodbye” – @eucopresident reacts to Article 50 being triggered by UK on #BrexitDay http://bbc.in/2nLlrsf 

EU Council President Donald Tusk: “We already miss you”

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BBC Breaking News‏Verified account @BBCBreaking 29 Mar 2017

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This is the letter from the UK to the EU that triggers Article 50 and begins the #Brexit countdown http://bbc.in/2nLlrsf  #BrexitDay

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BBC Breaking News‏Verified account @BBCBreaking 29 Mar 2017

Direction PM is threatening to take UK is “both reckless and damaging” – @UKLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn http://bbc.in/2nLlrsf  #BrexitDay

Jeremy Corbyn on Article 50 being triggered

BBC News

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Bloomberg Politics‏Verified account @bpolitics 29 Mar 2017

YouGov asked people what they wanted brought back after Britain leaves the EU…https://bloom.bg/2ngsgOA  #BrexitDay

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BBC Breaking News‏Verified account @BBCBreaking 29 Mar 2017

“An historic moment from which there can be no turning back” – UK PM May on having triggered Article 50 http://bbc.in/2nLlrsf  #BrexitDay

UK PM May: “No turning back”

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Tim Farron‏Verified account @timfarron 29 Mar 2017

British voters must have the final say on Brexit – my article for The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/29/british-voters-final-say-brexit-theresa-may-brexiteers-britain … #BrexitDay

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BBC Breaking News‏Verified account @BBCBreaking 29 Mar 2017

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Picture shows letter triggering Article 50 delivered to @eucopresident. The #Brexit countdown begins http://bbc.in/2nLlrsf  #BrexitDay

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BBC Breaking News‏Verified account @BBCBreaking 29 Mar 2017

UK formally begins two year process of leaving EU with letter triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty http://bbc.in/2nLlrsf  #BrexitDay

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Bloomberg Brexit‏Verified account @Brexit 29 Mar 2017

BREAKING: Donald Tusk confirms EU has received Brexit notice from Britain https://bloom.bg/2nLrXPR  #BrexitDay

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WIRED UK‏Verified account @WiredUK 29 Mar 2017

Concerned about Brexit? Why not become an e-resident of Estonia. 1,000 Brits have http://wired.uk/ihS0bc  #WIREDClassic #brexitday

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BBC News (UK)‏Verified account @BBCNews 29 Mar 2017

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Ahead of Article 50 being triggered, here’s a potted history of the UK-EU relationship http://bbc.in/2oxy8UB  #BrexitDay

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BBC News (UK)‏Verified account @BBCNews 29 Mar 2017

.@Theresa_May leaves Downing Street on #BrexitDay ahead of Article 50 being triggered http://bbc.in/2oxy8UB 

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BBC News (UK)‏Verified account @BBCNews 29 Mar 2017

In this briefcase, the letter that will trigger the countdown to the UK leaving the EU #BrexitDay http://bbc.in/2mOVLM1 

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BBC News (UK)‏Verified account @BBCNews 29 Mar 2017

.@Theresa_May‘s letter to trigger #Article50 and begin the #Brexit process will be delivered later today http://bbc.in/2mOA2UF  #BrexitDay

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Holger Zschaepitz‏ @Schuldensuehner 29 Mar 2017

British Pound suffers on #Brexitday. Britain heads into unknown as May signs #Brexit trigger. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-28/britain-heads-into-unknown-as-may-gets-ready-to-trigger-brexit …

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Emma OBrien‏Verified account @ek_obrien 28 Mar 2017

Here we go… https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-29/sterling-drops-as-may-signs-brexit-trigger-for-process-to-begin … #BrexitDay

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BBC Radio 5 Live‏Verified account @bbc5live 28 Mar 2017

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#brexitday the letter is signed #Article50 @PhilWilliams is with @BBCEleanorG for the latest Read more http://bbc.in/2o8gpqB 

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Democracy Movement‏ @DemocracyMovemt 28 Mar 2017

#BrexitDay: Sir Tim Barrow will tomorrow hand-deliver Britain’s #Article50 letter to the EU’s Donald Tusk https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/27/tim-barrow-brexit-letter-article-50-donald-tusk-uk-ukrep-eu?CMP=share_btn_tw … #Brexit

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Daily Express‏Verified account @Daily_Express 21 Mar 2017

Brexit warning: Commons may have to vote through 15 MORE bills, says think tank http://ln.is/www.express.co.uk/ne/ymGoR … #Brexit #brexitday

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Phil‏ @Blackbirds1632 18 Mar 2017

Read, scroll then vote for #BrexitDay #UKIndependanceDay http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/780209/Brexit-Theresa-May-celebrate-EU-independence-day … Then RT

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Get Britain Out‏ @GetBritainOut 18 Mar 2017

Party on #BrexitDay

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Gabriele Carrer‏ @GabrieleCarrer 13 Mar 2017

Nicola Sturgeon, premier scozzese, potrebbe annunciare un secondo referendum. E domani potrebbe essere #BrexitDay.

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Emigrate2‏ @emigrate_2 22 Aug 2016

On #BrexitDay, #NewZealand received 998 registrations to #Emigrate from the #UK with requests still coming through!

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BullionVault‏ @bullionvault 25 Jun 2016

Les Echos: #BrexitDay sees 2 weeks’ worth of #gold + #silver trading on BullionVault http://goo.gl/zR8q3v 

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MyExpatJob‏ @MyExpatJob 23 Jun 2016

Expatriés : les questions que vous vous posez sur le #Brexit http://bit.ly/28KDZ1U  @Le_Scan_Eco #brexitday #expat

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2019 BVI general election


Country and people interest matters we might give as a reason that we almost lost sight or rather did not post re General elections which were held in the British Virgin Islands Monday, on  February 25, 2019.[1] For the first time, four parties with at least one incumbent member were contesting an election.

Premier Andrew Fahie

The result was a decisive victory for the Virgin Islands Party, which won eight of the 13 elected seats under the leadership of Andrew Fahie. The ruling National Democratic Party won only three seats, with new party leader Myron Walwyn losing his seat.[2]

Seven of the thirteen seats were won by candidates contesting an election for the first time, all for the Virgin Islands Party, a territory record.

In June 2018 the Premier and leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Orlando Smith indicated he would be stepping down and not contesting the next general election.[9] In the subsequent leadership contest the party chose Education Minister Myron Walwyn to lead the party into the next election.[10]

The elections were the first in the British Virgin Islands to use electronically tabulated voting rather that manual counts.[3] Voter turnout was 65.26%.

Election monitors reported that they saw “no real evidence of corruption”, but highlighted a large influx of voter registrations in Districts 5 and 8 which had been regarded in some quarters as potential attempt to manipulate results.[4]

14,866 of the registered voters representing 65.3% turned out to vote.

Background

The House of Assembly normally sits in four year terms. The Governor must dissolve the House within four years of the date when the House first meets after a general election unless it has been dissolved sooner.[5] Once the House is dissolved a general election must be held after at least 21 days, but not more than two months after the dissolution of the House. The third session of the House of Assembly first met on 23 June 2015,[6] and therefore in the ordinary course of things the latest possible date of the next British Virgin Islands general election would have been one day short of four years and two months after that date, i.e. on 22 August 2019.

However, Delores Christopher, member of the House of Assembly representing the 5th District died on 16 October 2018.[7] There was broad agreement that it was undesirable to hold two elections so close together (a by-election to appoint a new representative for the 5th District, followed by a general election). Accordingly, after taking legal advice and consulting with the Premier Orlando Smith the Governor, Augustus Jaspert, advised that it had been agreed that no separate by-election should be held, and the election would be held on or before 16 April 2019.[8]

The House of Assembly was dissolved on 23 January 2019 and an election date was immediately announced for 25 February 2019.[1]

New leaders and new parties

Both of the main political parties which had contested the prior election had leadership contests, and in both cases the person who lost the leadership contest left to form their own party. Accordingly, in the 2019 election there will be an unprecedented four different political parties with at least one sitting member contesting the general election.

National Democratic Party

Former Premier (retired and did not contest elections)

In June 2018 the Premier and leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Orlando Smith indicated he would be stepping down and not contesting the next general election.[9] In the subsequent leadership contest the party chose Education Minister Myron Walwyn to lead the party into the next election.[10]

In the wake of Dr Smith’s announced retirement, rumours of splits within the ruling National Democratic Party began to circulate almost immediately.[11] Eventually Ronnie Skelton, runner up in the leadership contest, left to form his own political party,[12] named the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM).[13][14]

Second District Representative Melvin “Mitch” Turnbull also left the NDP to join Skelton,[15] as did at-large representative, Archie Christian.[16] Certain media houses began to sarcastically refer to the PVIM as “NDP 2”.[17]

Virgin Islands Party

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) also had a leadership contest, and the sitting leader, Julian Fraser, was ousted by the challenger, Andrew Fahie. Fraser subsequently announced he would leave the VIP and set up his own party, which he called Progressives United (PU).[18][19]

Controversies

Myron Walwyn eligibility issue

In the run up to the election there were repeated suggestions in the press that Myron Walwyn was not eligible for election to the House of Assembly because his parents are not from the BVI. His father is from Nevis and his mother is from Antigua.[20][21] Leader of the opposition Virgin Islands Party, Andrew Fahie, distanced himself from questions about Walwyn’s eligibility.[22]

Speaker of the House issue

Some controversy arose when leaked lists of candidates suggested that the speaker of the House, Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, was to stand as an NDP candidate.[23] A number of public figures, the most prominent being Deputy Premier Kedrick Pickering, expressed concern at her being held out as a candidate for a political party whilst occupying the position of Speaker of the House.[24] Ms Moses-Scatliffe refused to confirm or deny that she would be a candidate for the NDP, and the Attorney General rendered an opinion indicating that even if she were, this would not legally preclude her from acting as Speaker of the House in the interim. Ultimately she was not named as a candidate.

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UN Security Council rejects US, Russia resolutions on Venezuela


The U.N. Security Council has rejected rival resolutions on Venezuela sponsored by the United States, which supports opposition leader Juan Guaido, and Russia, which backs President Nicolas Maduro.

The U.S. resolution received the minimum nine “yes” votes in the 15-member council on Thursday, but was vetoed by Russia and China.

The vote on the Russian resolution was four in favour, seven opposed and four abstentions.

The U.S. draft urged “the peaceful restoration of democracy” in Venezuela, free and fair presidential elections and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid to all people in need.

The Russian draft expressed concern at threats to use force against Venezuela and interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and would have reaffirmed the government’s primary role in initiating international assistance.

Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas on opposition activists at a barricaded border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, and two protesters were killed near the border in Brazil, as the opposition tried to execute a high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the obstinate refusal of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Guyana celebrates 49th anniversary as a Republic

Guyana celebrates 49th anniversary as a Republic

by staff writer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 23, CMC – Guyana is celebrating its 49th anniversary as a Republic on Saturday with President David Granger urging “national unity.”

“Let us work together to ensure that our country remains secure, our economy is stable and that everyone is safe and could enjoy a good life,” Granger said as he delivered his fourth Republic Anniversary speech to the country.

President David Granger

“Everyone wins when the nation is united,” Granger said, noting that nationals were marking the occasion which is a significant “fulfilment of our people’s aspirations to chart their own destiny by re-fashioning their social and economic relations, introducing new national institutions, affirming sovereignty and advancing towards the goal of self-reliance.”

“The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic will be celebrated next year. All Guyanese are encouraged to prepare earnestly for this historic event by intensifying our collective efforts towards national unity.”

President Granger said he is confident that Guyanese “are also happy to live in a State that is committed to the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press and respect for fundamental human rights,” and apparent reference to the ongoing political situation in the country where Granger’s coalition government has fallen as a result of a vote of no confidence tabled by the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) last December.

The government has since appealed a High Court ruling that the motion, which received the support of a government backbencher, is valid and that elections should be held within 90 days of the motion being tabled and passed.

In his address, Granger said that tremendous inroads have been made to improve the lives of citizens through public education, public health, public information, public infrastructure, public security, public telecommunications, social protection and improved access to public services, including water and electricity.

He said the next stage that nationals eagerly anticipate is the “transformational economic change, which will accrue from the green economy and emerging petroleum sector,” and will drive the country further and faster into a future of prosperity.

Meantime, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said that Guyana has overcome major setbacks and has now fully joined the community of nations that are free and democratic.

“Our Guyana today remains peaceful, stable and orderly; with a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population that is striving daily to realise the goal of being one, united Guyanese people, as one nation with a common destiny.

“We cannot return to the past. We must continue along the road of change and transformation,” he said, adding that the country is on the cusp of realising its economic potentials for unprecedented wealth with the advent of its commercial production of oil next year.

In its message, the PPP said that the symbols of nationhood, such as the National Flag and the Constitution, must be respected by all Guyanese.

“Mashramani is also a reminder of the fortitude and resilience of all of our people who remained steadfast in their efforts to building our nation, so as to realise the future we all desire.

“Our party remains cognizant of and commends the dedication and efforts of all involved in the various activities held across the country. It is the party’s fervent hope that all will reflect on Guyana’s journey as a nation since attaining the status as a Republic and continued to be imbued with patriotism and pride as we celebrate the occasion of Mashramani 2019.”

Meanwhile, United States says it recognizes Guyana’s systems of democracy and governance.

“As your government and the people of Guyana assess the future direction of your country, know that the United States recognizes and honors Guyana’s respect for the principles and integrity of democratic governance and institutions,” President Donald Trump wrote ina congratulatory letter to Granger.

While he made no reference to the political situation here, Trump singled out the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country’s role in the Western Hemisphere.

“Guyana is one of the United States’ most important partners in ensuring the Americas remain a zone of democracy, freedom, and security. We look forward to a continuing collaborative partnership going forward, supporting the security and economic interests of both our nations,” he said.

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Survivors of boating tragedy appear in court

Survivors of boating tragedy appear in court

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NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb 13, CMC – Two days after 22 Haitians were buried after they drowned while attempting to enter the Bahamas by sea earlier this month, the 18 who survived the ordeal have been charged with illegally entering the country.

The 17 men and one woman appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux telling her they were “looking for a better life” when they boarded they boarded the 40-foot vessel that ran aground in waters off Abaco on February 3.

So far 31 bodies had been recovered but the authorities said that nine were in such poor condition that they were buried in Abaco. The authorities have since called off the search for other survivors.

Magistrate Turnquest-Deveaux thanked the survivors for their early plea of guilt and turned them over to immigration officials for processing.

Last week, Foreign Affairs Minister, Darren Henfield, said that Nassau has in the past warned of the dangers associated with the illegal migration by sea to the Bahamas.

He said the survivors will be repatriated and the Department of Immigration also said that there will be no special treatment for the survivors.

“The department’s policy in reference to the handling of the illegal migrants remains the same. There has been no change in regard to this policy,” the department said.

During the funeral service on Sunday, Bishop Simeon Hall told the mourners “to be poor and destitute (in Haiti) is still far better than to be dead and gone.”

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CARICOM reiterates call for peaceful solution to Venezuela crisis

CARICOM reiterates call for peaceful solution to Venezuela crisis

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries Monday reiterated the need for a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela even as they said they continue to follow closely “the unsatisfactory and increasingly volatile situation” in the South American country, reiterating their position of a policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of Caracas..

“It is with grave concern that we also follow the highly polarised and polarising circumstances surrounding Venezuela,” Barbados Ambassador to the United Nations, Liz Thompson, said as she addressed a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) In the Trusteeship Council on Tuesday.

Speaking on behalf of the 15-member CARICOM grouping, the Barbados diplomat said the regional countries are also fully aware of “words of bitterness and blame coming from both sides.

Barbados Ambassador to United Nations, Liz Thompson.

“The thoughts and sabre rattling by the internal and external contenders in this deteriorating situation. In all of this we are most concerned for and motivated by the plight of the people of Venezuela, who have been rendered powerless pawns…while others play a form of geo-political chess and brinksmanship,”she told the meeting.

Last week, St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, led a CARICOM delegation to Uruguay for talks aimed at ending the political crisis in the South American country where Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó, backed by the United States and several other western countries, has declared himself the interim leader of Venezuela.

But Russia, China and Cuba are among countries that are supporting President Nicolas Maduro, who was sworn into office last month for a second consecutive term as head of state.

The governments of Mexico and Uruguay had called for the conference with representatives from the main countries and international organisations that hold a neutral position towards Venezuela.

Harris said the Montevideo Mechanism adopted at the conference presents “the only objective mechanism” to address the complex political situation in Venezuela.

The Montevideo Mechanism is regarded as the initiative in response to the call by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to find a pathway to a peaceful resolution through dialogue and from a position of respect for International Law and Human Rights.

“We urge all parties inside and outside of Venezuela in the interest of the wellbeing of the people of that country to give the Montevideo Mechanism the time and space it needs to work. These United Nations know the painful experience of history both ancient and recent, the high and awful price of military intervention and the scourge of war,” Thompson said, adding that the CARICOM countries do not choose “one side or the other.

“We choose principle, the principle which led to the founding of this United Nations and the inclusion in its charter of Article 24, which calls for member states to refrain from the threat or the use of force.

“The principle which birthed Article 21 of the Charter of the Organisation of American States which recognises territorial inviolability. The principles of human rights, international law of the rule of law, the sanctity of national sovereignty, and the pivotal principle of the peaceful settlement of disputes, the pursuit of peace, of dialogue and compromise to ensure the preservation of the dignity and worth of the human person”.

Thompson told the conference that these principles are at the root of multilateralism.

“Indeed they are the very foundation on which this house in which we sit was built. Today we re-affirm our adherence to these principles. Critical for us too is the maintenance of the Caribbean and its wider region as a zone of peace.

“We remain steadfast in our view that economic strangulation and military intervention are not only counter to these principles, but will only exacerbate the already great suffering of the people of Venezuela”.

The Barbadian diplomat said that it is the contention of the Caribbean that ‘there must be a political solution that is crafted and owned by the Venezuelan people themselves and by their leaders.

“We support and call for a pathway to peace, forged not by threats but by dialogue. Not by escalating the tensions but by cooling them down. Not by marksmanship but by mediation. Not by the suffocation of sanctions but by the tools of diplomacy”.

She said those who wished for a peaceful solution and the prosperity of Venezuelans must actively encourage dialogue “where both sides seat, both sides talk and both sides listen, so that the common ground on which they can move forward may be found”.

Thompson said that it is in pursuit of this broad objective that CARICOM has offered itself to facilitate dialogue among all parties with a view to creating a peaceful resolution to the crisis in the South American country.

“We know too from the lesson of history …that peace and prosperity are indivisible. The people of Venezuela have already suffered enough. They deserve to live in peace. They deserve a future that offers prosperity. We urge all sides, difficult and complex though it may be, to enter into a constructive dialogue and to work together to build the pathway to peace for the Bolivarian republic of Venezuela,” Thompson added.

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