High volumes. Short intervals. Odd times of day. Twitter thinks this is the online behaviour of regular British voters, but researchers have raised doubts.
Alex AndreouHappening all over again. Unaccountable funding; lies; bots; incendiary rhetoric; campaigning irregularities.
A huge failure of gov’t and opposition. They saw this happen in the referendum and ran scared of tackling it. They’ve normalised electoral fraud.
Alex AndreouTHREAD on the European Election MEGAPOLL of over 10,000 voters commissioned by @bestforbritain, its implication and the launch of an amazing tool tool to help Remainers choose for whom to vote. Please amplify across all social media. #EUelections19
Simple, automated signups to vote in EU Elections 🗳️ #GetVoting
Alex Andreou8 MILLION VOTERS (mainly young and EU27) missing from electoral register. Use this brilliant tool to register (incl EU27 declaration) or apply for postal vote FROM A SINGLE FORM.
Share widely. Ensure friends and family are registered.
FOUR DAYS TO GO.
This isn't about a shadow second referendum or even returning MEPs. It's about showing Labour the consequences of rejecting Remain voters.
Alex AndreouThe European election is not a proxy referendum. There is only one path to victory for Remain: cornering Labour into becoming a champion for Remain. Instead of wishing for different players, we must force those already at the table to represent us.
Alex Andreou@labourlewis Sorry, Clive, I disagree. Switching my vote away from Labour to any unequivocally Remain party, is the only tactic that makes sense. Otherwise, in a month’s time, your leadership will be claiming “80% of voters support Brexit” like they did after 2017.
The ZDFzoom author Dirk Laabs addresses the question ‘was the Brexit referendum a conspiracy to test the limits of democracy?’ The research suggests that voters should be obscured and influenced as effectively as possible. The author not only keeps...
Alex AndreouFascinating German documentary, "Was Brexit Bought?". Well worth your time. This sort of directness is sadly lacking in much domestic analysis: "The staggering thing is that, despite this manipulation, the law doesn't insist on a second referendum."
Get on the electoral register so you can vote in elections and referendums.
Alex AndreouI encourage all EU27 citizens living in UK to register to vote. We’re entitled to vote in local elections and it’s possible the UK will be participating in the upcoming European elections. It takes minutes. Deadline is 12/4. Make sure your voice is heard.
The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.
Alex Andreou100k signatures in 12 hours. #RevokeArticle50
Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU. - Petitions
Alex Andreou#RevokeA50Now petition is back and up to 750,000, despite site being down all morning. Please share so more people can sign (let’s get this to a million today), but PLEASE resist the temptation to keep checking numbers. I will provide an hourly update.
Theresa May demande un report de la date du Brexit au 30 juin. Le président français s'y opposera, entraînant de fait le Conseil européen.
Alex AndreouReports emerging that Macron has decided to say “no” to any UK request, for any extension. Which would be fatal since it can only be approved unanimously. The piece is a bit light on sources, but @LePoint is not a silly publication.
A common interpretation of Brexit maintains that there was a clear divide between more affluent and less well-off citizens when it came to supporting EU membership. Is this backed up by the availab…
Alex Andreou“In terms of their personal income, the vast majority of Remain voters are barely distinguishable from the vast majority of Leave voters.” Interesting research from the LSE. h/t @rosamundmtaylor
Find out how much of your tax bill contributes to EU membership
Alex AndreouThis is SUCH a neat little tool. It calculates your contribution to the EU budget, based on your income. It also lets you first take a guess how much you think it is. I guessed very low, and it was still 700% more than actual figure! Deserves to be shared.
Tim Dawson is the only person publicly associated with Britain's Future. The group has spent almost £350,000 on Facebook since November, raising questions over the influence of "dark money" at a crucial point in the Brexit process.
The carmaker is set to announce the closure of its Swindon plant in 2022, putting 3,500 jobs at risk, sources say.
Alex AndreouIt’s not #Brexit. It’s overcapacity. It’s China. It’s Diesel engines. Its global pressure. It’s Remainers not believing enough. The dog ate my homework.
Must be exhausting to continue denying the catastrophe unfolding, rather than admit you were wrong.
Bank of America has spent around $400m on preparing for Brexit, which has seen the bank move some operations from London to Dublin and Paris.
Alex AndreouBank of America spending $400m, to move 1300 jobs and $50bn of assets from London to Dublin and Paris because of #Brexit. This is irreversible and irrecoverable.
Good job, UK. #ProjectFear #ProjectFact
Going forward, I will be treated differently and rights will be diminished... This isn’t what was promised, writes Alex Andreou.
Alex Andreou“Let us be crystal clear about what is happening here. The state is saying to three million of its citizens, settled here perfectly lawfully, to pay this money and jump through these hoops, or else.”
I wrote about it. Please share.
MP David Rutley, an ex-Asda and PepsiCo executive, will oversee protection of supplies
Alex AndreouI wonder, as a point of historical curiosity, if any other country has ever put itself in a completely avoidable situation, during peacetime, in which it had to appoint a minister to stockpile and ration food.
We can still stop this madness, you know.
EU negotiator allegedly keeps turning down requests to meet Brexit secretary due to diary constraints
Alex AndreouSymptomatic that after 40yrs Brits still DO NOT GET how EU works. It’s a rules-based legal body. It’s future relationship with a departing member will not be resolved over coffee and pastries. It needs detailed written proposals that resolve legal issues.
Patrick Minford, lead (well, pretty much only) economist in favour of #Brexit, destroying what little reputation he has, by welcoming further devaluation of Pound Sterling and expecting the rest of Eu
Alex AndreouEveryone sharing favourite memories of Brexiters saying how easy a deal would be. Here’s mine: Senior (some cruelly suggest only) economist for Brexit Patrick Minford explaining how the EU would beg us for a deal and we’d respond to their “pleas for help”.
We know that the Electoral Commission reopened its investigation into Vote Leave, Darren Grimes and Veterans for Britain after the Good Law Project initiated judicial review proceedings. On 6 June 2018 Tom Watson asked a written question about that...
Alex AndreouAccording to the Good Law Project, “the Electoral Commission is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Vote Leave, Darren Grimes and Veterans for Britain have broken the law.”
NB. Not Leave-dot-EU, but the official Vote Leave campaign.