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. @BylineTimes editor @Hardeep_Matharu is chairing two panels at @BylineFest based on 2 of her recent articles: ‘Brexit and Empire’ w/ @afuahirsch, @shahmiruk and Lord Victor Adebowale and also: ‘Myth and Taboo- Can Integration Ever Solve Racism‘ w/ Bonnie Greer & Naz Shah
At The Convention on Tuesday 2/2 @soniapurnell on Boris Johnson: someone who doesn't care, who doesn't believe in consensus, someone who distorts the truth, who's not fit to represent our country... #NeverAgain
At The Convention on Tuesday 1/2 @soniapurnell on Boris Johnson: a disrupter who likes the sound of chaos, who thinks he's above the rules, someone with a poor record as London mayor... #NeverAgain
“We need another vote (...) because it’s democracy. That vote has to be held to account (...). We need to understand what’s happened with dark money so it doesn’t happen again. We have to have more democracy, not less” @maryftz of @openDemocracy at The Convention #NeverAgain
Extraordinary Video Thread - Just watched the whole of @HenryCPorter's @The_Convention_ meeting yesterday, it's excellent; they're all here, @carolecadwalla @peterjukes @shahmiruk you can watch it here - https://t.co/D2JZMamPog and here's a few clips to whet your appetite. 1/5
A very big thank you to everyone who came to @HenryCPorter ‘s @The_Convention_ tonight to listen to and discuss the big threats facing British democracy. It is incumbent upon us all to defend the U.K. from the dark forces of nativism, populism, corruption and nationalism.
Excellent evening @The_Convention_ , great insights from @carolecadwalla @maryftz @cliodiaspora @Femi_Sorry @IanDunt @NickCohen4, Shamir Sanni, Dominic Grieve, Lord Neuberger amongst others and brilliantly MC’d by @pimlicat, thank you all for fighting for #democracy #RuleOfLaw
Closing remarks by @carolecadwalla at @The_Convention_
'Never again: How we protect British democracy from social media and dark money'
Full programme: https://t.co/6NU91tzphf
@Nigel_Farage @Arron_banks @BorisJohnson @brexit_sham @shahmiruk
@The_Convention_ @IanDunt 2/ 'With Trump, Orbán, Salvini or Farage... it’s always the immigrants they go for, the key to fixing this is that you stand up for immigrants as rule No.1' @IanDunt
“I see Trump as a beast in a cage, and that cage is the American constitution” @Femi_Sorry at The Convention: Never Again! 🔴 LIVE STREAMING NOW https://t.co/SmRoAm2BJQ #NeverAgain
Thank you @pimlicat for introducing our Subversion by Dark Money panel with @AdamRamsay @maryftz of @openDemocracy and @TomBaldwin66 #NeverAgain 🔴 LIVE STREAMING NOW on Twitter
“Politics never looked so messy and so dangerous, and yet there has never been so much hope in the same time” @paulhilder #NeverAgain
Now on Group discussion. Subversion by social media.
Seriously freaky short film beforehand showing the fake info ads ☹
Social media campaigns are honing in on an emotive issue, with the aim that you become so angry that you don't want to engage in the process at all...leaving a smaller group of people making the decisions and therefore easier to influence @jonathansebire
social media has no borders, there are no national borders anymore...threats have also become campaign tactic. They have an impact and they are deniable @jonathansebire