Brexit: Thousands take part in Rejoin the EU march to demand the country overturn Leave | The Independent
🚨Business Chiefs urge Labour to consider fantastic plan to #RejoinEU under new membership scheme🚨
Bosses of the BMPA, Cold Chain Federation & the British Chambers of Commerce, welcomed any proposals which would reduce #Brexit trade friction
Under the Associate Membership Plan, outer-tier countries would be expected to contribute to the EU’s annual budget in exchange for participation in the bloc’s single market, which #EU insider's say was designed with #Labour in mind
UK is now where creativity goes to die. #Brexit has given us a vacuum where once there would have been music.
It's clear "off the table" is the most important part of every party manifesto. "Sitting on the fence" and kicking the can down the road" come a close 2nd and 3rd.
I think more emphasis should be put on "don't you know there is a war on" and we are all "recovering from a pandemic"
I was very fond of "oven ready brexit" - turned out bad tho'
I shake head at the Brexit nutters who claim we lost and should move on and never mention Brexit again. Same for people who voted for London Rule in the Scottish independence referendum. Why should anyone who has any beliefs, "move on"? Should we we stop supporting our local team if they not won a trophy for many years? Should people who wanted an end to slavery or votes for women have given up because things weren't easy? "Move on" is a strange idea.
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If the world (as Simon Tisdall, plausibly suggests) is starting to coalesce into competing (large scale, continental) blocs, then being a disconnected island off the shore of Europe may be less 'freedom from' & more 'vulnerability to' other states' strategic decisions - post imperial hubris?
Neither BBC News nor any other British broadcast media gave any coverage of the HUGE Rejoin EU demonstration in London yesterday. This is a combination of state editorial control (BBC bosses are Tory party donors), media mogul control (more Tory party donors) and news being an advertising business, not a public service.
Ironically we have to leave it to France state news channel to report on it.
@polenz_r Ich fände es sogar noch besser, wenn Regierung und Unionsfraktion endlich aufhören würden, die heillige #SchwarzeNull anzubeten und den Kommunen genug Geld für die Versorgung all ihrer Bürger zukommen zu lassen - egal ob eingewandert oder nicht. Wohin blinde #Austerität führt haben wir beim #Brexit Votum gesehen. Und leider #nixgelernt.
To be honest, I don't really care. For the first time I can say perhaps I have some empathy for Trump supporters. Guy was The Man to stand up to #Brexit bullshit. He could and can run rings around #nigelfartage bullshit. He still supports UK rejoining EU. I give him a LOT of slack.
De #Brexit is echt een succes.
There are many of us who cannot join the #MarchForRejoin today because of caring commitments, financial constraints, sickness, or disability.
But we are absolutely with all the wonderful marchers in spirit.
It's time for #KeirStarmer to get his head out of the sand so he can smell the coffee!
#Brexit called ‘a huge mistake’ by protesters at rally in London
#NationalRejoinMarch culminated in demonstration in Parliament Square calling for the #UK to rejoin the #EU
I have had this "dream" for over 30 years, to at least once be at The Last Night of The Proms in RAH. But the 9th of September went by and I wasn't there. Once again. So at least THAT is a tradition. But #theproms is not what they used to be. Gone is the "post-war" feeling and "come together" between nations. Some beautiful pieces, the crowd is there, but not the expression of "all of us". Even more so now post #brexit #bbc #sirhenrywood #britain
Bloody annoying hard #Brexit. I tried to send a letter with some photos to Germany and it was returned to me due missing customs declaration, even though the post office staff told me I don't need one... 😠🤷
The major channels rarely report demonstrations with just "tens of thousands" of law abiding attendees
I went on the 2 million march against the Iraq War and the biggest of the B*** to #Brexit marches which were hundreds of thousands before the event & they barely got coverage either. I think this is faux outrage about BBC coverage - the event is just not that newsworthy
Just Stop Oil & Greenpeace understand the issue - hence their tactics
Here in continental Europe we have to be thankful that Britain did the stupidest, stupidest thing and left the EU.
Thank you so, so much for demonstrating to each and every citizen in every other member state the value of being in the EU and the cost of leaving it.
UK is welcome back to our club any time. Just need to adopt a few simple rules:
No government corruption
No tax havens
These two dinosaurs are typical of the Daily-Mail-reading moron that you'll find in every British immigrant ghetto in Spain - incapable of critical thinking and breathtakingly selfish.
Whilst they might not have been affected by the 90 days in 180 rule, because presumably they got their paperwork done in time, other Britons wanting to move to #Spain to live & work today have HUGE hurdles to jump.
For all the progressive 🙂 in England
today is the march for them who wants to belong to Europe again = #Brexit 👎
Remarkable how no one in UK politics can talk about how #brexit has been a massive nail in the coffin of UK finances. See also Austerity - its crazy how we can even name these problems
Also, my phone corrects brexit to brevity..
🚨Labour rejects claims it wants to ‘unpick #Brexit’ after Starmer EU comments🚨
What Starmer actually said:
"There's currently no case for rejoining the EU, so Labour will focus on making Brexit work better". The operative word is CURRENTLY!
How can Brexit be better without rejoining the EU, Single Market or Customs Union? Closer alignment. It's implied!
There's no seat at the EU table or votes, but our views will be acknowledged
"Voters aren’t talking about Brexit, says Lib Dem leader"
The Tweedledee of England's opposition doesn't want to talk about Brexit. Oh no. This follows Tweedledum's fantastic thinking about rewriting the EU withdrawal agreement.
Oh well, at least the Green Party will go into the election with a firm and honest statement on Europe. I should know, as I'm helping write it.
Voters aren’t talking about #Brexit, says Lib Dem leader
Or you could join the #SNP who are happy to build fantasy on fantasy by proposing first indyRef2 then independence then EU membership..... sometime!
Social media algorithmic manipulation undermines #ULEZ. https://valent-projects.com/news-and-insights/evidence-of-online-manipulation-in-uk-public-debate/
Manipulation of social media accounts, be those that wish to maintain power, wealth, influence the status quo, hardly beyond belief is it?
Has anyone damaged western, English-speaking democracies over the last 20-odd years worse than Rupert Murdoch?
“the media mogul had created an “anger-tainment ecosystem” that had left the US “angrier and more divided than it’s been at any time since the civil war”.
[…] without Fox and News Corp, Britain probably would not have exited the European Union and Donald Trump would not have been president.”
The lights are on and the door to EU membership is still open ~ Sue Wilson MBE visits the European parliament to witness the inauguration of ‘Our Star’, a symbol of friendship, unity and hope
UK bolts US ‘data bridge’ deal onto EU-US Data Privacy Framework - https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/21/uk-us-data-bridge/ amazing how UK always has to depend on EU - even after #brexit...
As the #UK will be able to attest to during the #Brexit referendum, there's nothing quite like the destructive combination of selfish #farmers and ruthless far-right campaigning politicians to shoot a country's #ForeignPolicy in the foot...
#Polish government falls for #Putin's trap: Russians destroy Ukrainian grain ports to force #Ukraine to transport it via land, and use Polish farmers' electoral power to twist the hand of their government to act in favour of #Russia.
Lammy: "It's high time the UK took its place again after #Brexit, as a lead player in world affairs"
FFS, the party of our (probable) next government cant even commit to spending to fix schools - but can be a "lead player"
I would settle for safe schools, a functional NHS and free school meals -
"No ! - too ambitious" but we can lead the world
2/ But there's a few issues.
2. Jezza was leader, so regardless of what was suggested to him by his shadow cabinet, it was HIS decision to make a #Brexit confirmatory referendum party policy.
3. Jezza resigned.
4. #Starmer threw his leadership cap in the ring & won.
5. Starmer had to modify his message to reform, heal & rebuild Labour.
The point WM keep making is #Scotland got their wish in 2014 & the Scots rejected it.
How you get around this is beyond me. I honestly don't know what the answer is seeing as polls show roughly the same figures to remain part of the #UK as they did in 2014
It's up to the Scots to make a stronger case I guess 🤷🏾♂️
@AnthonyFStevens We've seen the catastrophy of #Brexit - which Scotland voted resoundingly against; we've seen thirteen years of quite astonishing incompetence and corruption under the #Conservatives; we're about to see a continuation of more or less exactly the same policies under #Labour.
Most people don't start to think seriously about the #ScottishIndependence question until a referendum is called; when it's called, there will again be a broad, vibrant grass roots campaign.
UK absent from key international statement on climate action - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/20/uk-absent-from-key-international-statement-on-climate-action-un-summit wow, #brexit has certainly turned the UK into a widely-respected global leader, #amirite?
It's almost as if the people most qualified to know what harm #Brexit could do were having an appropriate response...
(Note all the macho bollocks from the gammons too.)
"We don’t need to be true believers to do our jobs, but we know an incompetent government when we see it – and feel its effect..."
Mixed feelings on this.
"Labour wants new EU links in a reset of British foreign policy"
Rory Stewart hits out at ‘incompetence’ in UK government - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/sep/16/rory-stewart-hits-out-at-incompetence-in-uk-government "Former international development secretary says many of his parliamentary colleagues did not understand #Brexit"
@paka Would be great if the #UK citizens living in the #EU for over 15 years were allowed to vote too (like #EU citizens are allowed to vote in their home countries, however long they've been away)it makes perfect sense, we're still subject to UK law after all, that's how we lost our EU Citizenship & the right to vote in EU elections!😭🤬 Of course if we'd been allowed to vote, since we weren't brainwashed by the #ToxicBritishMedia, #Brexit wouldn't have happened in the first place! 😤 @SydesJokes
8/9 Scotland needs the EU & its free movement. It needs to create incentives for people to come here. It we allow the effects of #Brexit to prevail, the future of Scotland is poor. The lack of population growth is Wales is similarly troubling.
Campaigners blame #Brexit for drop in European artists playing UK festivals
Simon Kuper (FT) suggests the one thing that #Brexit has delivered is a realistic assessment of the UK's place in the world:
'at last, the UK knows what it is: a small country that needs immigrants, high taxes & European allies... The government lags behind ordinary people in absorbing this self-knowledge'!
I think this re-assesment might have come earlier if people (and the media especially) had focussed not on headline GDP (ranked 6th-ish) but GDP-per capita (around 22nd in the world!)
Remember Gove and the Tories saying they would never compromise our food standards and environmental standards and that #Brexit would allow them to increase these.
Do you remember the #RSPB calling the Little Prince, Coffey and Gove liars? They were right.
Nick Mole (Pesticide Action Network):
'The emerging gap between UK & EU pesticide standards is incredibly concerning for... UK #agriculture as our standards fall further & further behind those of our largest trading partner. UK food exports containing pesticides that EU growers aren’t allowed to use, are likely to be rejected. Given that the EU still accounts for around 60% of UK agricultural exports, the impact on farmers could be devastating'!
#Brexit strikes again