P Gurgel-Segrillo
1 week ago

Cognitive ability mattered in the UK’s vote for Brexit, University of Bath research shows
Susceptibility to misinformation and disinformation likely to have played part in Leave vote. #Brexit #BrexitHasFailed #BrexitDisaster #BrexitBrokeBritain #FakeNews #Tory #misinformation #ToryCorruption

Yorkshire Bylines
2 weeks ago

Brexit, it seems, was a case of the cognitively impaired leading the cognitively impaired | Anthony Robinson

#BrexitBrokeBritain #BrexitDisaster

Radio Jammor
2 weeks ago

A new report reveals the huge and lasting economic costs of #Brexit

"These calculations show that Brexit had already cost the UK 1% of GDP before it even left the EU. In the three years after the transition period, the cost has increased to 2-3%. That is only the beginning. These costs and problems do not go away, they are not one offs. NIESR calculates that by 2035 the cost will rise to 5-6% of GDP."


Listening to an old #EU confidential podcast episode, (number 136) last episode before #Brexit happened.

EVERY "prediction" #AnnWiddicome denied has happened. Shaking her head and repeating "just more Project Fear".

Worth a listen in 20/20 hindsight.

#BrexitBrokeBritain #BrexitNotWorking

Edit: incorrect episode number now updated.

Deniz Opal
1 month ago

Suella #Braverman and the goons "We are not soulless, we don't want the people of Gaza to suffer, but Israel has every right to bomb their homes to bits. The people should find somewhere else to live, they should save themselves"

Everyone else "Ok so we should set up a refugee path so that..."

Braverman: "NO NOT LIKE THAT!!"

#bravermanisevil #bravermanhaterhetoric #GTTO #BrexitBrokeBritain

Andrew Thompson
1 month ago

With apologies to all small mustelids …but if it looks like a weasel, it is a #weasel.

#liar #Gove #BrexitWasBuiltOnLies #BrexitBrokeBritain
#Scotland remembers.

Keith Wilson
1 month ago

I see Steve Baker has come to the conclusion that constitutional referenda should require a supermajority. You couldn’t make it up! 🤦‍♂️ #ToryIncompetence #BrexitBrokeBritain #BrexitReality

Keith Wilson
2 months ago

“In line with the preferences of the UK #fusion sector, the UK has decided to pursue a domestic fusion energy strategy instead of associating with the EU’s #Euratom programme,” the government said. Well of course they did. 🙄 #BrexitReality #BrexitBrokeBritain

Yorkshire Bylines
2 months ago

🗞️Brexit: despatches from the downside

It's that time of the week where we update the Davis Downside Dossier - with another *14 downsides* added to the list. Sadly no upsides to Brexit have been discovered this week | Anthony Robinson

Please share this ⤵️#Brexit #BrexitReality #BrexitBrokeBritain

Yorkshire Bylines
2 months ago

Peter Foster discussed his book 'What Went Wrong With Brexit (and what we can do about it)' with Alex Hall Hall in a recent webinar | Paul Willner


Keith Wilson
2 months ago
2 months ago

#RejoinMarch not even mentioned on the @BBCNews App right now.

I wonder why the national broadcaster based in London wouldn't report an event that has closed parts of the city?


Link to a petition to require MPs and parliamentary candidates to declare any links with lobbying groups after all the underhanded connections that have come to light due to #ToryCorruption #JoinIn

#GTTO #TorySewageParty #TorySewageParty #ToryScandals #ToryLiars #BrexitBrokeBritain

So the #UK is rejoining #EU Horizon research after TWO years.
Another one of the long list of #BrexitBenefits.
#Science #GTTO #BrexitBrokeBritain

Remember when the "leader" of the Scottish tory party backed #DimLizzy Truss? The ones that tanked the economy in a few weeks, the party that has screwed the country #BrexitBrokeBritain, the one #TorySewageParty that is destroying rivers over regulating and fining #WaterCompanies, that is prolonging the #CostOfLivingCrisis is trying to dispense financial advice...

The non-entity that boris couldn't even name... 🤷
#GTTO #GeneralElectionNow

Douglas Ross MP MSP 
The UK Government has delivered tax cuts to turbo- charge our economy. The SNP must match these bold plans - and pass on the UK tax cuts to 2.4 million Scottish people.
Fife4Europe #FBPE
3 months ago

British musicians say Brexit has cost them dearly, with many losing work in the EU due to increased bureaucracy & costs. Some have even moved to Europe to continue their careers. Read more here 👇#musicindustry #BrexitBrokeBritain

Glyn Moody
4 months ago

‘It all disappeared with #Brexit’: Craft beer boom ends as more than 100 UK firms go bust - brexiters won't mind losing all these beers - after all, they knew what they were voting for... #BrexitBrokeBritain

Yorkshire Bylines
4 months ago

Another EU referendum ‘within ten years’ is not soon enough | When it comes to holding another EU referendum, Amanda Marquarite Robinson asks: ‘why wait?’

#BrexitBrokeBritain #Brexit

Flagship #Brexit trade deal with Pacific has ‘no major economic gains for UK’

Top trade experts say conditions for hidden benefits claimed by #KemiBadenoch are ‘highly unlikely’

Sussex University academics also note that the deal’s small benefit of 0.08 per cent appears to “fall somewhat short of compensating for the predicted 4 per cent GDP loss of leaving the EU”.

#ToryBrexitDisaster #BrexitBrokeBritain #GTTO @SydesJokes

“If you voted for #Brexit, please realise this is 90% because of your decision”: UK cycle distributor FLi ceases trading

“I’m done with the red tape and the barriers to trade,” FLi Distribution’s director Colin Williams

@SydesJokes #BrexitBrokeBritain

Glyn Moody
5 months ago

Michel Roux: ‘It’s hard to avoid the ‘B-word’ – Brexit – when you look at the situation today’ - "British talent can no longer go to Europe and knock on a door and pick up a job, like just about all the Michelin-starred chefs" #BrexitBrokeBritain

Keith Wilson
5 months ago

The UK economy is *listless*? Flatlining due to #Brexit, more like it… #BrexitReality #BrexitBrokeBritain

Yorkshire Bylines
5 months ago

Another blizzard of 14 downsides for our ever-thicker dossier recording the impact of Brexit, as we burst past the 1,200 mark

#Brexit #BrexitImpact #BrexitBrokeBritain

5 months ago

It's slowly unravelling, this Brexit thing. Seems though that the Brexiteers are claiming this is not due to Brexit but how it was implemented. In around 20 years we'll be back where we were in 2016 but weaker and more divided. What a waste

We need more EU workers, admits leading Tory Brexiter - The Guardian

#brexit #BrexitBrokeBritain

David Thomas Jackson
5 months ago
Glyn Moody
5 months ago

UK's proposed alt.GDPR will turn Britain into a 'test lab' for data harvesting - there goes #DataAdequacy... #BrexitBrokeBritain

Nigel Farage Tells A Lie, part 392038
GPLB: "Farage's bank account closed because he did not have enough money in it, not because of Brexit, BBC reports"
Update: "Response from Nigel Farage [on BBC report] revealing that his Coutts account was closed because he did not have enough money: he says he was never told this himself"
So he didn't know he didn't have enough money? (I know that's not what he meant but still) 😂😂😂
#UKPolitics #BrexitBrokeBritain

Keith Wilson
5 months ago

Meanwhile back in reality, thousands of British citizens who live overseas have had their UK bank accounts closed due to #Brexit, a cause championed by #NigelFarage. 🤨 #BrexitReality #BrexitBrokeBritain #TakeBackControl

@HeatherMJ I honestly don't think there are any left now.
Also, Tobias Ellwood in the i this morning has realised that Brexit was a mistake, which didn't seem to bother him when it meant he got a cabinet position. 😡
"We must admit Brexit is a mistake and rejoin the single market, says senior Tory Tobias Ellwood"
#UKPolitics #BrexitBrokeBritain

Central Bylines
5 months ago

Latest entry for our long-running Lost Opportunities List

106. EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’: €106 million for 18 new projects for protection, conservation, depollution and innovation.

Meanwhile here in Brexit Britain, it's yet more sewage and endless closed beaches!

#BrexitBrokeBritain #Brexit #Bylines

5 months ago

Latest #Brexit polls show majority support for #rejoining the #EU is growing fast. Most blame Brexit for the UK's dire inflation figures, low productivity, inelastic labour market, low investment etc. #RejoinEU #BrexitBrokeBritain #StandWithUkraine

This week's Dining Across The Divide feature in the Guardian has this quote from a Brexit voter and I fucking despair:
"“To be honest, since the vote, I haven’t really been watching that closely.”
#BrexitBrokeBritain #UKPolitics #FFS

#BrexitBrokeBritain #UKPolitics
I'm sure Biden's terrified.

Screenshot of a headline and leader from the Political Editor of the Daily Express, David Maddox, reads:
Biden must be ousted from White House before Breixt can be completed, warns ex-Tory leader.
The Northern Ireland crisis can never be resolved until Joe Biden is out of the White House, Sir Iain Duncan Smith has warned.
Fife4Europe #FBPE
5 months ago

UK manufacturers warn Brexit is undermining their place in EU supply chains

“Big corporations are risk-averse and now, after Brexit, they see the UK as risky.”

#BrexitReality #BrexitBrokeBritain
Read more from the Financial Times

Hang on a minute, Dave, weren't you the Chief Brexit Negotiator?
(Mail Online)
"Lord Frost: The Brexit referendum was about change. The 2019 Election was about change. We haven't delivered it."
#BrexitBrokeBritain #Griftflation #UKPolitics

sUnLiT uPlAnDs
"Trade bodies warn that additional post-Brexit border checks will pile “costs, delay and disruption” on fresh goods that would “materially contribute towards consumer inflation”.
“UK border strategy will be directly responsible for UK food inflation"
#UKPolitics #BrexitBrokeBritain #Inflation #CostOfVotingToryCrisis

Glyn Moody
5 months ago

Post-Brexit import checks risk further pushing up food prices – industry group - sorry, constantly inflated prices is what people wanted - they knew what they were voting for, after all... #BrexitBrokeBritain

It isn't just the lack of fruit and veggies coming into the UK, now you have to be aware of illegal meats, maggot infected, not temperature controlled or safely stored coming in from Eastern Europe. Illegal pesticides and breaking #EU standards coming into #Dover
#GTTO #BrexitBenefits #BrexitBrokeBritain #FoodStandards #ToryBrexitDisaster

Omar Moore
5 months ago

The racist ways of Nigel Farage. He used this anti-Black person and anti-Brown person campaign for his Brexit swindle. AND IT WORKED. #BrexitDisaster #BrexitBrokeBritain #BlackMastodon #Mastodon #BlackFriday

Omar Moore
5 months ago


Exactly seven years ago today around 17 million people in the UK voted for something so absurd: to make their own nation weaker.
And they were seduced by criminals and con artists like Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the Daily Fail. #BrexitBrokeBritain #Mastodon #UK #BlackMastodon

As today's the seventh anniversary of the worst act of national self-harm in recorded history, can we start talking about #Scexit and #Wexit now, please?
#BrexitBrokeBritain #Independence #UKPolitics #FuckTheTories

Hope you're all tuning in for the Brexit only #QuestionTime tonight, in which NO GOVERNMENT MINISTER is on the panel. 🤷‍♀️🙄🤬
#UKPolitics #BrexitBrokeBritain #ToryCowards #FFS

@WiseWords QT makes me spit with rage at the best of times - when are they going to do a deluxe "we fucking told you so" edition, that's what I want to know. 😡
#BBCBias #BrexitBrokeBritain

Fife4Europe #FBPE
6 months ago

Brexit was supposed to slash red tape, but it only added more bureaucracy and costs for businesses. The government keeps promising to deregulate, but does the opposite. - City A.M. #BrexitBrokeBritain

Here's a passage from the National Audit Office's report into Covid preparedness. I'll give you three guesses as to what made the situation immeasurably worse.
#CovidInquiry #UKPolitics #BrexitBrokeBritain #SOSNHS

3.17 Preparations for EU Exit took up a significant amount of time and resources across the civil service.  Government officials told us that this limited the time and resources that were devoted to preparing for other emergencies.  For example:
some work areas of the Pandemic Flu Readiness Board and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Programme Board, including scheduling a pandemic influenza exercise in 2019-20, were paused or postponed to free up resources for EU Exit work;
as of March 2019, the CCS [Civil Contingencies Secretariat]  had allocated 56 of its 94 full time equivalent staff to preparing for potential disruptions from a no-deal exit, limiting the resources that it could devote to planning for other emergencies;
the National Exercise Programme was significantly scaled down from 2017 onwards as resources were directed to the operational response to the Grenfell Tower fire and to EU Exit work; and
national guidance to local resilience forums on excess deaths for ann influenza pandemic was published in 2012.  Public Health England to us that work to update this guidance started in 2018 but was overtaken by EU Exit preparations."

I guess we're the "less wealthy countries", although I bet Sunak doesn't think so. Excerpt from an article in The Critic (I think). It was posted by one of their writers, anyway.
#BrexitBrokeBritain #ForeignPolicy #UKPolitics

Aides say that Sunak has also made a point of reading a speech given in April by Jake Sullivan, Biden's national security adviser, on "renewing America's economic leadership".  In it, he mapped out how foreign policy could build economic co-operation and resilience in the West and build alliances with less wealthy countries.
Fife4Europe #FBPE
7 months ago

Wealth of Nations Index shows ‘exceptional’ drop for Britain

"If we believe that WNI is a better measure than GDP, then this drop by more than 9 per cent within 7 years is worrisome." #BrexitBrokeBritain #BrexitDisaster

Another #Brexit Bonus... For Ireland, which has taken over the UK's role as US gateway to EU. Irish economy will grow 6% next year (top performing economy in Europe) while UK will shrink 0.2%. GDP per head now twice UK's.

#UKPolitics #politics #BrexitBenefits #BrexitBrokeBritain

Glyn Moody
8 months ago

British science will not flourish outside EU’s Horizon scheme, academics warn - you'd have to be pretty stupid to think otherwise - oh, wait, #brexiters *are* that stupid... #BrexitBrokeBritain

Bremain in Spain
8 months ago

Shocking, at last the truth, despite the Tories blaming everything but #Brexit.
"Brexit damage to economy as big as Covid, says OBR"
#RejoinEU #BrexitCarnage

Increase in small boat crossings caused by no returns agreement after Brexit

New report 'Sea Change on Border Control' shows that "the primary factor behind small boat crossings is the UK's lacking a returns agreement with the EU. This was a consequence of the UK's #Brexit deal"

#ToryBrexit #ukpolitics #BrexitBrokeBritain #immigration

@NEBylines @BylineTimes @SydesJokes

@13sarahmurphy That it had to be held in secret tells you all you need to know about the debasement of politics and public discourse since the referendum. And given the scenes in Liverpool this weekend, they might be scared of what exactly their rhetoric has unleashed in the real world. #BrexitBrokeBritain #EUForever #UKPolitics #FuckTheTories

Brexit Decoded:
2016 - "SOVEREIGNTY!!" (if you're brown, we'll let you drown)
2019 - "OVEN-READY DEAL!!"(whiny entitled threat "I'll take my ball and go home then")
2021 - "BREXIT'S GREAT BECAUSE WE WON VACCINES!!" (they're going to notice soon, sound optimistic)
2022 - "IT'S NOT BREXIT, IT'S COVID AND UKRAINE" (shit, they've noticed, lie even harder)
2023 - REPEAT 2022 (change all the laws so they can't do anything about it)
#BrexitBrokeBritain #FuckTheTories #EnoughIsEnough #SupportTheStrikes

So brexit fans, when Mogg removes EU laws that govern your holiday pay, sick pay, parental leave, hours without a break etc, who will you blame? Because the only reason to do this is to remove your rights. Is the penny dropping yet? #BrexitBrokeBritain

Never forget.
Conservatives got #Brexit done.


31.1.20 BREXIT Done? THEY GOT BREXIT DONE. AND THE DEFICITS ARE CLEAR: Shutting borders Ending freedom of movement; reduced work and study opportunities; endangering refugees Destroying trade Limited access to EU markets: logistics and supply chain deficits; £44bn in lost trade in first 7 months UKT Mismanaging COVID £8.7 bn wasted on unused PPE. More deaths per capita than France, Germany or Spain statista. Red tape nightmare Rules of origin, customs and tax checks, phytosanitary checks: long delays in movement of goods Removing rights and protections From the environment to working hours, to the right to protest. Welcome to the end-times.
Keith Wilson
1 year ago

#UnpopularOpinion: immigration is good actually. #BrexitBrokeBritain

‘Not Actually Very Good’
Britain’s Post-Brexit Trade Agreements with Japan & Australia

Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy – two newly-negotiated deals that should have showed off the possibilities of a post-Brexit world.

However, when the Government’s own data is analysed on the performance of the deals, their failures become patently clear. As the Government’s former Environment Secretary has now admitted, the Australia deal in particular is “not actually very good”.


#ukpolitics #Brexit #FreeTradeAgreement #FTA #Japan #Australia #BrexitBrokeBritain #ToryBrexitDisaster

the trouble with mia
1 year ago

@davidallengreen @jon Bring your friends and colleagues, this is where the fight is happening now. Darth Musk doesn't know what he's started. ✊ #GeneralElectionNow #BrexitBrokeBritain #EnoughIsEnough #StrongerTogether #FairPayForNurses #Solidarity