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James Martin
Trade unionist, socialist, Labour Party member. Chester FC Exile. Love Europe, Hate the EU.
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James Martin 2h
Replying to @UKDemockery
Well no one else is going to vote for her....
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James Martin 2h
Replying to @georgegalloway
It doesn't happen often, but you have definitely been out-hatted there George!
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Tulsi Gabbard 2h
If the main way our President creates a strong economy is to sell weapons to Saudis to bomb innocent people in countries like Yemen, then we need a new president. We need a commander-in-chief who knows the real cost of war & works for peace, not incite more death & destruction
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Owen Jones🌹 2h
For those asking me every single day - obviously in entirely good faith - when am I going to say something on the protests outside Birmingham schools, here's an entire video I did about it several weeks ago
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James Martin 2h
Utterly shameful. As a socialist member of the Labour Party I'm appalled by this and send Mr McNaughton my best wishes.
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James Martin 2h
Shameful attack on Brexit Party member this morning. The victim is an army veteran in his 80s and this nasty and idiotic attack will be a huge boost to Farage, and should be called out and condemned.
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BookTrust 5h
Absolutely devastated to hear that Judith Kerr, winner of our Lifetime Achievement Award, has passed away. She is an utter icon and will never be forgotten. ❤️
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James Martin 6h
MEPs are irrelevant in their fake parliament, the decisions are all taken by the unelected EC and CoM who did indeed agree increased steel tariffs but do not allow member states to unilaterally stop dumping or have state aid, both of which would only be possible outside the EU.
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James Martin 6h
Replying to @jalfd
No, it wasn't.
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James Martin 6h
Yes, because the neoliberalism of the EU has Germany as the main beneficiary of it (particularly with EMU) which has largely protected its manufacturing sector at the expense of the rest of the EU, although it is still at risk from state subsidised Chinese production.
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James Martin 6h
Replying to @jalfd
I think the atmosphere of intolerance and 'othering' of which assaults on people like Farage is an example is unpredictably dangerous. Corbyn has already been assaulted and there are serious risks against other Labour politicians if this is normalised at the expense of debate.
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Eddie Dempsey 6h
The reality is MEP's couldn't stop a taxi, never mind austerity. A powerless bunch in a circus of a parliament. A rubber stamp for corporations and technocrats privatising everything in sight.
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James Martin 6h
Replying to @BenJolly9 @LBC
The only way to 'stop' Farage is to deliver Brexit, but as Labour is currently doing the opposite of that then you can shout 'fascist' all you want but it will mean diddly squat (and not only because it is a dangerous misuse of the term).
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James Martin 6h
Exactly, when Corbyn is laughingly called a 'communist' or 'Marxist' by the right the only effect that has is people on the left adopting those labels even when they don't really fit. By calling the BP 'far right' and Farage a 'fascist' it disarms people against the real thing.
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James Martin 6h
Replying to @LabLeftVoice
None of that counts for anything currently, because if Labour really wanted to stop anyone voting for the Brexit Party then they have to commit to delivering Brexit rather than the current position of reversing it.
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James Martin 7h
I love the fact that the butcher didn't seem to be at all concerned about the alarming safety implications of both selling and eating various cuts of meat from 'The' Devil once he had (suspiciously easily) killed him.
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James Martin 8h
Timely reminder - we need to nationalise British Steel as a key integrated element in British manufacturing and to save tens of thousands of vital jobs, but to do so we need to be out of the EU.
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Anti Academies 9h
'We are all absolutely ecstatic.' The voice of a parent. Fantastic news from East Sussex. Congratulations to the parents, campaigners and unions for refusing to let their schools be stolen from them. And well done to the governors for listening.
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James Martin 19h
So you think that UK big pharma companies like Arstra Zeneca and Glaxo will ignore their own market? We actually did quite well on medicine development before 1973 you know...
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James Martin 19h
Yes, they possibly could overall, the EU is a high tariff protectionist body in relation to many non-EU food imports which would be lower (and therefore cheaper) under WTO standard tariff rates.
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