"Brexit will not plunge Britain into a Mad Max dystopia. These fears are based on nothing – not history, not intention, nor interest."
— Matthias Eberl 🇪🇺 (@eberlmat) December 18, 2018
BREAKING: Government tells citizens to start preparing for no-deal Brexit as Cabinet agrees to ramp up preparations. Public service announcements to be made in the coming weeks. No10 spokesman: “These are the actions of a sensible government to ensure people are prepared.”
— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) December 18, 2018
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 18, 2018
If no deal is not a problem then can someone who is in favour of it explain why the Government is chartering a plane? https://t.co/ajvcz7WH9h
— Hilary Benn (@hilarybennmp) December 18, 2018
It is surreal.May,arguably our worst ever PM,plans for a hard Brexit that she knows will be a national calamity because she will not reach beyond her Maoist right.Meanwhile Corbyn won’t call a No Confidence vote because once lost he must back a PeoplesVote. A curse on them both.
— Will Hutton (@williamnhutton) December 18, 2018
If at any point between now and 29 March the government were to announce that ‘no deal’ Brexit had become its policy, I would immediately resign the Conservative whip and vote in any way necessary to stop it from happening.
— Nick Boles MP (@NickBoles) December 18, 2018
The UK is now calling on its troops to manage & take control of a crisis of its own making. Using resources in the name of saving them. Controlling its people in the name of regaining independence. This is not normal. This not democracy. This is Britain. https://t.co/hzAUV4L0z0
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) December 18, 2018
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 18, 2018
Deleted clip now back. Watch it. These are the children running the country right now.pic.twitter.com/Bwg8YYQyv6
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 17, 2018
Older people of Britain: You can have Brexit/Blue Passports/Opportunity to rekindle a faux Blitz spirit or you can have social care. Choose wisely. https://t.co/LkaQ4fksya
— Alex Marsh (@ShodanAlexM) December 18, 2018
But hold on…
This, should it happen, might be the first responsible thing on Brexit to come from the front benches since June 2016. Pity it came from the Government benches. https://t.co/YOo71X7zc1
— Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) December 18, 2018
Reminder: Theresa May Personally Insisted The Words “Ending Of Free Movement Of People” Should Be On The First Page Of The Brexit Deal https://t.co/pC2FupERZy
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) December 18, 2018
“Madness… I have very little regard at the moment for the political community”
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) December 18, 2018
@nicholaswatt reporting on @BBCNewsnight that HMG ministers hopefully speculating that Ireland will be reduced to needing a Berlin-style airlift if there is no deal, and that therefore it will cave in on the backstop.
— Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke (@kevinhorourke) December 18, 2018
BREAKING: A Judge is backing the Feds in a mystery case that many legal experts have speculated is linked to the Mueller probe,
Involves a secret entity trying to defy a Grand Jury subpoena: pic.twitter.com/Q100Wk7ZbK
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) December 18, 2018
Analysis: The White House lost its narrative on Michael Flynn. So it made up some stuff about James Comey instead. https://t.co/RSvVzDcWpj
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 18, 2018
New: Flynn's lawyers appear to have badly miscalculated in shifting at least part of the blame for Flynn's lies to the FBI—that is, unless they were playing for a pardon. “Maybe, on some level, this was an appeal to Trump and his base," says @Mimirocah1 https://t.co/EVN4oVcYKp
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) December 18, 2018
"A federal judge blasted Donald Trump's former national security advisor and accused him of selling out his country.. accompanied by a stern warning Flynn could face jail time…providing the latest dramatic, unexpected twist in the curious case of Mike Flynn"- @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/jGoRmfZ3rS
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) December 18, 2018
— Raw Story (@RawStory) December 18, 2018
UPDATE: NY AG says that @realDonaldTrump's Fdn will have to sell off its 3 physical possessions, including a Tim Tebow-signed helmet, and 2 paintings of Trump himself.
Trump paid $42K for them, using foundation $.
Now says they're worth $975 combined.https://t.co/eL3sirHwYS
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) December 18, 2018
The Trump administration is banning bump stocks and giving current bump stock owners 90 days to either destroy the devices they own or turn them in to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. https://t.co/yafRXVM9Aa
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) December 18, 2018
Sullivan: Flynn may have committed treason but he wd've had to collaborate w/powers w/whom we're at war, not Russia/Turkey.
Q: Why isn't the Syria intervention (Flynn staunchly pro-Assad, pro-RU there) a US-Russia proxy war? Refresher on Flynn/Syria: https://t.co/IQG41tRqhH
— Virginia Heffernan (@page88) December 18, 2018
José Mourinho thought he could buy success – now he’s paid the price | Stefan Stern https://t.co/yIyvOWgjfP
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 18, 2018
— Zach Schonfeld (@zzzzaaaacccchhh) December 18, 2018
— NME (@NME) December 18, 2018
Tonight, there is crying in baseball.
Penny Marshall is dead at 75. She found fame on “Laverne & Shirley” and later directed hit films like “Big” and “A League of Their Own." https://t.co/SNKarrkhvg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 18, 2018
The director Penny Marshall, who died on Monday, said that the secret to her success was loyalty, fairness, and an instinctive grasp of how people behave when the focus is supposed to be elsewhere: https://t.co/j244TQ1jza #TNYarchive pic.twitter.com/wMC8rF2MMY
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) December 18, 2018