Britain is being urged to ‘move on’ – but the prospect of crashing out after a year is very real
Prof Tanja Bueltmann“What Johnson should do, now that he has achieved his childhood ambition to become prime minister, is grow up, become a statesman and be big enough to say he has made a mistake. He won’t, of course. An easy forecast.”
Far-right group’s chief of staff is among extremists who claim to have become Tory members
Prof Tanja BueltmannIf Johnson does not call this out and reject it publicly, then that's the final nail in the coffin of the Conservatives. "Britain First urges supporters to join Conservative Party 'to make Boris Johnson's leadership more secure'"
'I need someone to stand up for me and the rights of my children.’
Prof Tanja Bueltmann#VoteForMeToo is trending. Here’s what started it all. Watch all of the stories (at least 100k people already have on various platforms), read the tweets and keep sharing your own. Help give millions without a vote a voice in #GE2019.
🗳 And go vote!
French national living in the UK since 1995, founder member of the3million alongside wonderful EU citizens who love the UK and consider it their home. Seeking justice and fairness.
Prof Tanja BueltmannIn his letter to Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson cast us EU citizens as foreigners who do not belong here. As #GE19 approaches, I ask you to see us for who we really are because this is our home. Let's take a stand for our shared future. #BBCLeadersDebate
Alexandra Hall Hall resigned with a blast at the UK government over Brexit, saying she was forced to "peddle half-truths" and deliver politically motivated messages.
Prof Tanja BueltmannA senior British diplomat in the US has quit with a blast at the UK government over Brexit, saying she could no longer "peddle half-truths" on behalf of political leaders she did not "trust."
Prime minister appears to refer to Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to give vote to foreign nationals resident in the UK
Prof Tanja BueltmannI have no idea how low you still intend to sink, @BorisJohnson, but how dare you argue that giving us EU citizens a vote in a second referendum would “rig” it. Dominic Cummings blogged exactly this last week and now you say it. For shame. 1/
Two Tory election videos have been banned from YouTube following complaints from the BBC. The widely criticised videos took footage of BBC news presenters and edited them to suggest the journalists
Prof Tanja BueltmannTory election adverts have already been banned by Google and Facebook; now also banned from YouTube. Nothing is normal about this election or party anymore. I implore you to #VoteTactically to get them out. They will destroy our future. This isn’t a drill.
Prof Tanja BueltmannMillions of EU/EEA/Swiss citizens in the UK & British citizens abroad have no vote in #GE19 even though its outcome impacts them directly and profoundly. We need voters to help give them a voice. So today I am launching #VoteForMeToo. Check it out:
Prof Tanja BueltmannBritish citizen Anne and her husband Mario live in Italy, but they'd love to move to the UK to be close to their granddaughter. That would be impossible under post-Brexit immigration rules as planned. That's why she says: #VoteForMeToo. More voices here ➡️
Prof Tanja BueltmannBoris Johnson said EU citizens have treated the UK like 'their own' country for too long. But it is their home! Magnus came 20+ years ago; he married and had children here. Yet he has no vote in #GE19. That's why he says: #VoteForMeToo. More voices here ➡️
Mass resignations after Brexit vote compound health staffing shortages
Prof Tanja BueltmannToday Boris Johnson will launch the Tory manifesto. Based on reports about it I expect he will continue the now 2-week long xenophobic dog whistle and imply again that EU citizens are a burden for the NHS. That’s not true. ... Meanwhile
Home secretary objected to extraction of unaccompanied minors and orphans from north-east Syria
Prof Tanja BueltmannTruly despicable. These are children, incl orphans, for goodness’ sake. “Home secretary Priti Patel intervened to block a recent rescue operation to bring British orphans and unaccompanied minors home from Syria”.
Uncertainty over UK citizens’ future status is prompting some European employers to steer clear
Prof Tanja BueltmannFrom Patel to Gove, this week those who riled against freedom of movement yet again cast it as a one-way street into the UK. It isn’t: it’s a reciprocal right. That’s why Britons in the EU are also severely affected by Brexit — and it’s not ok at all.
Prof Tanja Bueltmann🚨 Cybersecurity experts have “found major loopholes” in the Home Office settled status app used by EU citizens to apply to stay: can be hacked easily and they gained access to information entered, “including the facial scans and images of passport pages.”
Unite leader also urges shadow cabinet to keep quiet about second Brexit referendum
Prof Tanja BueltmannIt may not look like it now, but I come from as working class a background as one can have. Without FoM the opportunities that made me who I am would not have been there. It makes me furious that @LenMcCluskey wants to rob people of these opportunities.
Universities have a legal obligation to encourage voter registration. This has prompted an angry reaction in some areas
Prof Tanja BueltmannProfessor who encouraged students to *register to vote* reported to police, Electoral Commission and someone wrote to her VC calling for her to be disciplined. Other academics also faced backlash. ... A new one for the ‘UK, this is who you are now’ series.
Letter warns immigration rules may damage UK universities’ ability to attract global talent
Prof Tanja BueltmannAcademic goes abroad to *do her work*. For a *UK* university. Last week the Home Office told her she spent too much time abroad, so doesn’t qualify for indefinite leave to remain. She is now required to leave the UK ... effectively for *doing her work*.