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Subreddit Stats: Top posts and comments from 2019-10-09 to 2019-10-16

Period: 6.99 days
Submissions Comments
Total 996 48203
Rate (per day) 142.48 6806.33
Unique Redditors 337 6126
Combined Score 79926 254960

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 4822 points, 13 submissions: OnHolidayHere
    1. Nigel Farage and the Brexit party have voted against a European parliament resolution calling for stronger EU action to counter election meddling and Russian disinformation. (2596 points, 413 comments)
    2. ‘Like in business when you realise things have changed, you change your plan.’ @TheoPaphitis says he has changed his mind since voting Leave and wants another ‘clear referendum’ on Brexit. #bbcqt (1430 points, 790 comments)
    3. Pro-Remain parties to strike election deal in 'more than 70 seats', says Lib Dem Heidi Allen (361 points, 551 comments)
    4. It’s ironic the British government insists EU is ‘undemocratic’ as it loses sight of its own values. (173 points, 125 comments)
    5. The real voter fraud is this government’s new ID plan (96 points, 60 comments)
    6. UK vulnerable to malicious meddling in election, warns study : Urgent action needed to prevent ‘abuse and deception’ of democratic process, say experts (60 points, 27 comments)
    7. Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond, And David Gauke Are In Talks To Lead A New Political Grouping At The Next Election (43 points, 53 comments)
    8. Boris Johnson wins more backing from MPs for Brexit deal - Eurosceptics and Labour MPs indicate they could back prime minister if he clinches agreement in Brussels (18 points, 41 comments)
    9. MP Facing Deselection Threatens Labour With Legal Action Over 'Misogynistic' Bullying (16 points, 6 comments)
    10. Labour and the Tories promise to lavish us with gifts, but who will foot the bill? (14 points, 36 comments)
  2. 4362 points, 18 submissions: OldTenner
    1. Jeremy Corbyn: Millions of people across our country do not have access to any photo ID. If the Tories try to say the ID has to be a passport or driving licence, that tops 11 million. Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next General Election. (2418 points, 912 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn: [email protected], we can’t trust you not to break the law because you’ve got form. We can’t trust you not to use the period of an election campaign to drive our country off a No Deal cliff edge that will crash our economy. We'll have that election once No Deal is off the table. (611 points, 292 comments)
    3. Jeremy Corbyn: "Freedom of movement has given opportunities to millions of British people to live, work and retire across Europe. "And it has benefited our economy immensely, with EU workers playing a key role in sustaining many UK industries and public services" (220 points, 149 comments)
    4. Office for National Statistics figures show unemployment increased by 22,000 to 1.31m in the three months to August (165 points, 85 comments)
    5. Alex Wickham: DUP not backing No10 proposals tonight (162 points, 25 comments)
    6. Jeremy Corbyn: Solidarity with the England players who faced appalling racism tonight. UEFA needs to do far more to tackle this kind of abuse. (127 points, 48 comments)
    7. Westminster Voting Intention: CON: 33% (=) LAB: 27% (=) LDM: 18% (-1) BXP: 12% (-1) Via @ComRes, 9-10 Oct. Changes w/ 4-6 Oct. (124 points, 158 comments)
    8. Reuters reports the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has told the EU 27 that the latest UK proposals were not yet good enough citing three diplomatic sources and that he needed a legal text agreed by the end of the day ahead of a two-day summit which begins on Thursday (93 points, 35 comments)
    9. Jeremy Corbyn promises to fix 'blighted' coastal towns (76 points, 65 comments)
    10. 'I have to decide between tablets or food' (73 points, 24 comments)
  3. 3839 points, 16 submissions: chrisjd
    1. Emily Thornberry: In the House today, I said that - of the many 'great and unmatched' ways in which Donald Trump has shamed the office of US President these past three years - his betrayal of the Kurdish people in Northern Syria is one of the worst. (1336 points, 332 comments)
    2. Media experts dub British journalists 'useful idiots' who are 'being played' on Brexit (1101 points, 128 comments)
    3. The Lib Dems have previously said they couldn’t work with Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband or Jeremy Corbyn. But they did jump into bed with David Cameron and George Osborne and imposed a decade of austerity on our country. (635 points, 473 comments)
    4. Caroline Lucas says Jeremy Corbyn has her 'full support' to be emergency PM (371 points, 107 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would 'immediately legislate' to hold second Brexit referendum after election win (203 points, 90 comments)
    6. Sunderland set to be one of worst areas for job losses after a no-deal Brexit, leaked government report reveals (48 points, 33 comments)
    7. “The only option that we’ve got now is to let the people decide” Labour’s Rebecca Long Bailey tells #Marr she’s ‘been on a journey’ and could support a referendum on a #Brexit deal before a general election (45 points, 53 comments)
    8. Jeremy Corbyn lays out 'simple' Labour Brexit plan: new deal and second referendum within six months (39 points, 30 comments)
    9. Six of the top seven in the betting on Corbyn’s successor are women (21 points, 26 comments)
    10. Extinction Rebellion: Sadiq Khan 'not informed' about police ban on London protests (14 points, 24 comments)
  4. 3398 points, 8 submissions: Wingo5315
    1. Morland Cartoon - 13/10/19 (1515 points, 98 comments)
    2. Morland Cartoon - 14/10/19 (1406 points, 85 comments)
    3. Matt Cartoon - 15/10/19 (220 points, 32 comments)
    4. Morland Cartoon - 15/10/19 (205 points, 9 comments)
    5. Matt Cartoon - 12/10/19 (35 points, 6 comments)
    6. Matt Cartoon - 13/10/19 (17 points, 10 comments)
    7. Bob Cartoon - 10/10/19 (0 points, 11 comments)
    8. Matt Cartoon - 10/10/19 (0 points, 7 comments)
  5. 2325 points, 10 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. Source says UK and Croatia are currently blocking a joint EU statement condemning the Turkish offensive, objecting to the word 'condemn'. Reasons why not clear. (1536 points, 644 comments)
    2. NEW: Understand civil service chief Sir Mark Sedwill has advised No10 that it would be virtually impossible to hold an election this year any later than 12th Dec. After that practicalities are horrendous - school halls etc booked up for Christmas so no space for polling booths. (251 points, 208 comments)
    3. BBC dismisses 600 complaints over Brendan O'Neill's Brexit riots claim on Politics Live (185 points, 82 comments)
    4. One senior minister confirms that a vote on any New Deal will be a confidence matter for Eurosceptics. Government currently thinks 3-5 Tory MPs will not support it and will be duly ejected from the party. (126 points, 174 comments)
    5. Conservative Party election leaflets suggest Brexit delay - BBC News (111 points, 53 comments)
    6. NEW: multiple EU sources tell me that customs and “level playing field” still the sticking point on Brexit talks. Suggestions that Britain has pulled back on “dual customs” plan for NI Legal text needed by tonight/tomorrow morning for COREPER meeting of EU ambassadors tomorrow (40 points, 18 comments)
    7. The PM has granted the opposition access talks with the civil service. This is significant. They only happen when an election is looming – an indication No.10 think next two weeks will bring them the election they are pushing for? (39 points, 20 comments)
    8. On his school visit today, PM joked as he painted depiction of Henri Rousseau’s tiger... “Rousseau was a customs officer... He would have been very useful today... [but] we’re not going to need any physical infrastructure”. Not sure the rest of the reception class followed. (31 points, 7 comments)
    9. Nigel Dodds retweets and agrees with Owen Patterson's telegraph article bashing the PM's new pitch to the EU" (6 points, 19 comments)
    10. @Nigel_Farage : "We will never accept a German Chancellor attempting to annex a part of our nation. We simply won't have it." (0 points, 86 comments)
  6. 2115 points, 18 submissions: qpl23
    1. Fracking boom tied to methane spike in Earth’s atmosphere | chemical signature of methane released from fracking is found in the atmosphere (323 points, 76 comments)
    2. Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action (290 points, 160 comments)
    3. Boris Johnson gave inquiry 'insufficient' information on relationship with Jennifer Acruri (236 points, 61 comments)
    4. Labour take control of Thanet District Council as Conservatives ousted (232 points, 20 comments)
    5. US soldier who ran over British army captain refuses to travel to UK for his inquest (202 points, 107 comments)
    6. Extinction Rebellion protests – live: Climate activists defy police ban as co-founder climbs on to Department for Transport building with MI5 targeted (161 points, 177 comments)
    7. @SadiqKhan: I’ve asked Met officers to find a way for those who want to protest the climate emergency to be able to do so legally and peacefully in London. I've also received assurances that Extinction Rebellion are not banned from protesting in our city. My full statement (119 points, 26 comments)
    8. A reckless Tory party is resorting to pantomime authoritarianism (101 points, 13 comments)
    9. Tories forfeiting right to be taken seriously, says Mike Russell (101 points, 8 comments)
    10. Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have | George Monbiot (89 points, 69 comments)
  7. 1928 points, 1 submission: malicious_turtle
    1. Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it' (1928 points, 499 comments)
  8. 1920 points, 6 submissions: steven-f
    1. Brexit the horror film: billboards mock government's 'get ready' campaign (1313 points, 215 comments)
    2. Air miles should be axed to deter frequent fliers, advises report. UK climate body says policy would target heavy users but not penalise occasional flyers. (301 points, 276 comments)
    3. Government accused of wrecking plans to build more social housing (223 points, 62 comments)
    4. Climate rebels open new fronts across capital as protests escalate (62 points, 25 comments)
    5. UK plans to accelerate decarbonisation of transport sector. Government vows to unveil climate roadmap next year but critics demand action not more policies and plans. (19 points, 27 comments)
    6. Sunderland fights far right's toxic propaganda but for how long? (2 points, 0 comments)
  9. 1747 points, 12 submissions: everydaylauren
    1. Britain against Brexit as poll of polls says most now want to stay (544 points, 270 comments)
    2. Britain was [X] to vote to leave the European Union: Right: 42%, Wrong: 48% - via @YouGov, 08 - 09 Oct (405 points, 317 comments)
    3. Shadow Brexit Sec Keir Starmer says if Boris Johnson can strike a deal with the EU in the coming days, Labour "will make it clear" that it needs to be subject to a public referendum against remain (386 points, 391 comments)
    4. Scottish independence voting intention: Yes - 46% (-); No - 47% (-1) (compared to June) // Intention "if the UK left the EU without an agreement on future trading arrangements - a 'No Deal' Brexit": "I would vote Yes" - 54%; "I would vote No" - 46% - via @Panelbase, 09 - 11 Oct (103 points, 125 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn says he would “caution” MPs against backing a confirmatory referendum on Boris Johnson’s deal. Still clear he wants a general election first to negotiate a Labour deal and only then a referendum (95 points, 146 comments)
    6. Scottish public opinion towards independence: Support - 50%, Oppose - 50% // Scottish voter opinion on what would leave Scotland best off economically: An independent country, in the EU - 45%; Part of the UK, outside of the EU: - 35% - via @Panelbase, 09 - 11 Oct (72 points, 137 comments)
    7. I understand Kate Osamor has become the latest Labour MP to be triggered by her local party. Now faces a reselection battle in Edmonton. Not clear yet what the issue was - she has been a loyal supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, having served in his shadow cabinet (47 points, 84 comments)
    8. Home Sec Priti Patel says Northern Ireland being treated differently to rest of UK would be “unacceptable”. (33 points, 37 comments)
    9. The DUP has released a statement appealing for the Stormont Assembly to be recalled to avert the Westminster deadline kicking in next week, which will overturn NI’s ban on abortion and same-sex marriage (21 points, 12 comments)
    10. Arlene Foster's comments to Robert Peston regarding the latest developments on the Brexit deal (17 points, 17 comments)
  10. 1701 points, 1 submission: murdock129
    1. UK refuses to join France, Germany and Netherlands in halting arms sales to Turkey (1701 points, 313 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. deeacorn (2531 points, 100 comments)
  2. fellowrugbyfan (2257 points, 212 comments)
  3. FordTippex (1702 points, 198 comments)
  4. pickled-egg (1699 points, 202 comments)
  5. The_ArchiveYT (1658 points, 83 comments)
  6. wappingite (1586 points, 83 comments)
  7. DassinJoe (1450 points, 147 comments)
  8. am0985 (1438 points, 145 comments)
  9. LeftWingScot (1325 points, 10 comments)
  10. ZombieBobaFett (1184 points, 67 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Nigel Farage and the Brexit party have voted against a European parliament resolution calling for stronger EU action to counter election meddling and Russian disinformation. by OnHolidayHere (2596 points, 413 comments)
  2. Jeremy Corbyn: Millions of people across our country do not have access to any photo ID. If the Tories try to say the ID has to be a passport or driving licence, that tops 11 million. Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next General Election. by OldTenner (2418 points, 912 comments)
  3. Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it' by malicious_turtle (1928 points, 499 comments)
  4. UK refuses to join France, Germany and Netherlands in halting arms sales to Turkey by murdock129 (1701 points, 313 comments)
  5. UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo which she has never visited by gelectrox (1631 points, 546 comments)
  6. Source says UK and Croatia are currently blocking a joint EU statement condemning the Turkish offensive, objecting to the word 'condemn'. Reasons why not clear. by LeftWingScot (1536 points, 644 comments)
  7. Morland Cartoon - 13/10/19 by Wingo5315 (1515 points, 98 comments)
  8. ‘Like in business when you realise things have changed, you change your plan.’ @TheoPaphitis says he has changed his mind since voting Leave and wants another ‘clear referendum’ on Brexit. #bbcqt by OnHolidayHere (1430 points, 790 comments)
  9. Morland Cartoon - 14/10/19 by Wingo5315 (1406 points, 85 comments)
  10. Girl, 2, faces being deported 'because she hasn't lived in the UK for 7 years' by ScoobyDoNot (1342 points, 185 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 799 points: LeftWingScot's comment in Source says UK and Croatia are currently blocking a joint EU statement condemning the Turkish offensive, objecting to the word 'condemn'. Reasons why not clear.
  2. 799 points: deeacorn's comment in Nigel Farage and the Brexit party have voted against a European parliament resolution calling for stronger EU action to counter election meddling and Russian disinformation.
  3. 782 points: deeacorn's comment in Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it'
  4. 775 points: buddamus's comment in Jeremy Corbyn: Millions of people across our country do not have access to any photo ID. If the Tories try to say the ID has to be a passport or driving licence, that tops 11 million. Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next General Election.
  5. 682 points: Tallis-man's comment in UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo which she has never visited
  6. 545 points: matticus7's comment in Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it'
  7. 543 points: SirApatosaurus's comment in Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it'
  8. 519 points: InvisibleTextArea's comment in UK refuses to join France, Germany and Netherlands in halting arms sales to Turkey
  9. 505 points: ThunderChild247's comment in Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it'
  10. 470 points: Lopsided_Astronomer's comment in Jeremy Corbyn: Millions of people across our country do not have access to any photo ID. If the Tories try to say the ID has to be a passport or driving licence, that tops 11 million. Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next General Election.
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Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics top posts from 2019-10-09 to 2019-10-16 09:02 PDT

Period: 6.99 days
Submissions Comments
Total 996 48203
Rate (per day) 142.48 6806.33
Unique Redditors 337 6126
Combined Score 79926 254960

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 4822 points, 13 submissions: OnHolidayHere
    1. Nigel Farage and the Brexit party have voted against a European parliament resolution calling for stronger EU action to counter election meddling and Russian disinformation. (2596 points, 413 comments)
    2. ‘Like in business when you realise things have changed, you change your plan.’ @TheoPaphitis says he has changed his mind since voting Leave and wants another ‘clear referendum’ on Brexit. #bbcqt (1430 points, 790 comments)
    3. Pro-Remain parties to strike election deal in 'more than 70 seats', says Lib Dem Heidi Allen (361 points, 551 comments)
    4. It’s ironic the British government insists EU is ‘undemocratic’ as it loses sight of its own values. (173 points, 125 comments)
    5. The real voter fraud is this government’s new ID plan (96 points, 60 comments)
    6. UK vulnerable to malicious meddling in election, warns study : Urgent action needed to prevent ‘abuse and deception’ of democratic process, say experts (60 points, 27 comments)
    7. Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond, And David Gauke Are In Talks To Lead A New Political Grouping At The Next Election (43 points, 53 comments)
    8. Boris Johnson wins more backing from MPs for Brexit deal - Eurosceptics and Labour MPs indicate they could back prime minister if he clinches agreement in Brussels (18 points, 41 comments)
    9. MP Facing Deselection Threatens Labour With Legal Action Over 'Misogynistic' Bullying (16 points, 6 comments)
    10. Labour and the Tories promise to lavish us with gifts, but who will foot the bill? (14 points, 36 comments)
  2. 4362 points, 18 submissions: OldTenner
    1. Jeremy Corbyn: Millions of people across our country do not have access to any photo ID. If the Tories try to say the ID has to be a passport or driving licence, that tops 11 million. Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next General Election. (2418 points, 912 comments)
    2. Jeremy Corbyn: [email protected], we can’t trust you not to break the law because you’ve got form. We can’t trust you not to use the period of an election campaign to drive our country off a No Deal cliff edge that will crash our economy. We'll have that election once No Deal is off the table. (611 points, 292 comments)
    3. Jeremy Corbyn: "Freedom of movement has given opportunities to millions of British people to live, work and retire across Europe. "And it has benefited our economy immensely, with EU workers playing a key role in sustaining many UK industries and public services" (220 points, 149 comments)
    4. Office for National Statistics figures show unemployment increased by 22,000 to 1.31m in the three months to August (165 points, 85 comments)
    5. Alex Wickham: DUP not backing No10 proposals tonight (162 points, 25 comments)
    6. Jeremy Corbyn: Solidarity with the England players who faced appalling racism tonight. UEFA needs to do far more to tackle this kind of abuse. (127 points, 48 comments)
    7. Westminster Voting Intention: CON: 33% (=) LAB: 27% (=) LDM: 18% (-1) BXP: 12% (-1) Via @ComRes, 9-10 Oct. Changes w/ 4-6 Oct. (124 points, 158 comments)
    8. Reuters reports the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has told the EU 27 that the latest UK proposals were not yet good enough citing three diplomatic sources and that he needed a legal text agreed by the end of the day ahead of a two-day summit which begins on Thursday (93 points, 35 comments)
    9. Jeremy Corbyn promises to fix 'blighted' coastal towns (76 points, 65 comments)
    10. 'I have to decide between tablets or food' (73 points, 24 comments)
  3. 3839 points, 16 submissions: chrisjd
    1. Emily Thornberry: In the House today, I said that - of the many 'great and unmatched' ways in which Donald Trump has shamed the office of US President these past three years - his betrayal of the Kurdish people in Northern Syria is one of the worst. (1336 points, 332 comments)
    2. Media experts dub British journalists 'useful idiots' who are 'being played' on Brexit (1101 points, 128 comments)
    3. The Lib Dems have previously said they couldn’t work with Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband or Jeremy Corbyn. But they did jump into bed with David Cameron and George Osborne and imposed a decade of austerity on our country. (635 points, 473 comments)
    4. Caroline Lucas says Jeremy Corbyn has her 'full support' to be emergency PM (371 points, 107 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would 'immediately legislate' to hold second Brexit referendum after election win (203 points, 90 comments)
    6. Sunderland set to be one of worst areas for job losses after a no-deal Brexit, leaked government report reveals (48 points, 33 comments)
    7. “The only option that we’ve got now is to let the people decide” Labour’s Rebecca Long Bailey tells #Marr she’s ‘been on a journey’ and could support a referendum on a #Brexit deal before a general election (45 points, 53 comments)
    8. Jeremy Corbyn lays out 'simple' Labour Brexit plan: new deal and second referendum within six months (39 points, 30 comments)
    9. Six of the top seven in the betting on Corbyn’s successor are women (21 points, 26 comments)
    10. Extinction Rebellion: Sadiq Khan 'not informed' about police ban on London protests (14 points, 24 comments)
  4. 3398 points, 8 submissions: Wingo5315
    1. Morland Cartoon - 13/10/19 (1515 points, 98 comments)
    2. Morland Cartoon - 14/10/19 (1406 points, 85 comments)
    3. Matt Cartoon - 15/10/19 (220 points, 32 comments)
    4. Morland Cartoon - 15/10/19 (205 points, 9 comments)
    5. Matt Cartoon - 12/10/19 (35 points, 6 comments)
    6. Matt Cartoon - 13/10/19 (17 points, 10 comments)
    7. Bob Cartoon - 10/10/19 (0 points, 11 comments)
    8. Matt Cartoon - 10/10/19 (0 points, 7 comments)
  5. 2325 points, 10 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. Source says UK and Croatia are currently blocking a joint EU statement condemning the Turkish offensive, objecting to the word 'condemn'. Reasons why not clear. (1536 points, 644 comments)
    2. NEW: Understand civil service chief Sir Mark Sedwill has advised No10 that it would be virtually impossible to hold an election this year any later than 12th Dec. After that practicalities are horrendous - school halls etc booked up for Christmas so no space for polling booths. (251 points, 208 comments)
    3. BBC dismisses 600 complaints over Brendan O'Neill's Brexit riots claim on Politics Live (185 points, 82 comments)
    4. One senior minister confirms that a vote on any New Deal will be a confidence matter for Eurosceptics. Government currently thinks 3-5 Tory MPs will not support it and will be duly ejected from the party. (126 points, 174 comments)
    5. Conservative Party election leaflets suggest Brexit delay - BBC News (111 points, 53 comments)
    6. NEW: multiple EU sources tell me that customs and “level playing field” still the sticking point on Brexit talks. Suggestions that Britain has pulled back on “dual customs” plan for NI Legal text needed by tonight/tomorrow morning for COREPER meeting of EU ambassadors tomorrow (40 points, 18 comments)
    7. The PM has granted the opposition access talks with the civil service. This is significant. They only happen when an election is looming – an indication No.10 think next two weeks will bring them the election they are pushing for? (39 points, 20 comments)
    8. On his school visit today, PM joked as he painted depiction of Henri Rousseau’s tiger... “Rousseau was a customs officer... He would have been very useful today... [but] we’re not going to need any physical infrastructure”. Not sure the rest of the reception class followed. (31 points, 7 comments)
    9. Nigel Dodds retweets and agrees with Owen Patterson's telegraph article bashing the PM's new pitch to the EU" (6 points, 19 comments)
    10. @Nigel_Farage : "We will never accept a German Chancellor attempting to annex a part of our nation. We simply won't have it." (0 points, 86 comments)
  6. 2115 points, 18 submissions: qpl23
    1. Fracking boom tied to methane spike in Earth’s atmosphere | chemical signature of methane released from fracking is found in the atmosphere (323 points, 76 comments)
    2. Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action (290 points, 160 comments)
    3. Boris Johnson gave inquiry 'insufficient' information on relationship with Jennifer Acruri (236 points, 61 comments)
    4. Labour take control of Thanet District Council as Conservatives ousted (232 points, 20 comments)
    5. US soldier who ran over British army captain refuses to travel to UK for his inquest (202 points, 107 comments)
    6. Extinction Rebellion protests – live: Climate activists defy police ban as co-founder climbs on to Department for Transport building with MI5 targeted (161 points, 177 comments)
    7. @SadiqKhan: I’ve asked Met officers to find a way for those who want to protest the climate emergency to be able to do so legally and peacefully in London. I've also received assurances that Extinction Rebellion are not banned from protesting in our city. My full statement (119 points, 26 comments)
    8. A reckless Tory party is resorting to pantomime authoritarianism (101 points, 13 comments)
    9. Tories forfeiting right to be taken seriously, says Mike Russell (101 points, 8 comments)
    10. Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have | George Monbiot (89 points, 69 comments)
  7. 1928 points, 1 submission: malicious_turtle
    1. Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it' (1928 points, 499 comments)
  8. 1920 points, 6 submissions: steven-f
    1. Brexit the horror film: billboards mock government's 'get ready' campaign (1313 points, 215 comments)
    2. Air miles should be axed to deter frequent fliers, advises report. UK climate body says policy would target heavy users but not penalise occasional flyers. (301 points, 276 comments)
    3. Government accused of wrecking plans to build more social housing (223 points, 62 comments)
    4. Climate rebels open new fronts across capital as protests escalate (62 points, 25 comments)
    5. UK plans to accelerate decarbonisation of transport sector. Government vows to unveil climate roadmap next year but critics demand action not more policies and plans. (19 points, 27 comments)
    6. Sunderland fights far right's toxic propaganda but for how long? (2 points, 0 comments)
  9. 1747 points, 12 submissions: everydaylauren
    1. Britain against Brexit as poll of polls says most now want to stay (544 points, 270 comments)
    2. Britain was [X] to vote to leave the European Union: Right: 42%, Wrong: 48% - via @YouGov, 08 - 09 Oct (405 points, 317 comments)
    3. Shadow Brexit Sec Keir Starmer says if Boris Johnson can strike a deal with the EU in the coming days, Labour "will make it clear" that it needs to be subject to a public referendum against remain (386 points, 391 comments)
    4. Scottish independence voting intention: Yes - 46% (-); No - 47% (-1) (compared to June) // Intention "if the UK left the EU without an agreement on future trading arrangements - a 'No Deal' Brexit": "I would vote Yes" - 54%; "I would vote No" - 46% - via @Panelbase, 09 - 11 Oct (103 points, 125 comments)
    5. Jeremy Corbyn says he would “caution” MPs against backing a confirmatory referendum on Boris Johnson’s deal. Still clear he wants a general election first to negotiate a Labour deal and only then a referendum (95 points, 146 comments)
    6. Scottish public opinion towards independence: Support - 50%, Oppose - 50% // Scottish voter opinion on what would leave Scotland best off economically: An independent country, in the EU - 45%; Part of the UK, outside of the EU: - 35% - via @Panelbase, 09 - 11 Oct (72 points, 137 comments)
    7. I understand Kate Osamor has become the latest Labour MP to be triggered by her local party. Now faces a reselection battle in Edmonton. Not clear yet what the issue was - she has been a loyal supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, having served in his shadow cabinet (47 points, 84 comments)
    8. Home Sec Priti Patel says Northern Ireland being treated differently to rest of UK would be “unacceptable”. (33 points, 37 comments)
    9. The DUP has released a statement appealing for the Stormont Assembly to be recalled to avert the Westminster deadline kicking in next week, which will overturn NI’s ban on abortion and same-sex marriage (21 points, 12 comments)
    10. Arlene Foster's comments to Robert Peston regarding the latest developments on the Brexit deal (17 points, 17 comments)
  10. 1701 points, 1 submission: murdock129
    1. UK refuses to join France, Germany and Netherlands in halting arms sales to Turkey (1701 points, 313 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. deeacorn (2531 points, 100 comments)
  2. fellowrugbyfan (2257 points, 212 comments)
  3. FordTippex (1702 points, 198 comments)
  4. pickled-egg (1699 points, 202 comments)
  5. The_ArchiveYT (1658 points, 83 comments)
  6. wappingite (1586 points, 83 comments)
  7. DassinJoe (1450 points, 147 comments)
  8. am0985 (1438 points, 145 comments)
  9. LeftWingScot (1325 points, 10 comments)
  10. ZombieBobaFett (1184 points, 67 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Nigel Farage and the Brexit party have voted against a European parliament resolution calling for stronger EU action to counter election meddling and Russian disinformation. by OnHolidayHere (2596 points, 413 comments)
  2. Jeremy Corbyn: Millions of people across our country do not have access to any photo ID. If the Tories try to say the ID has to be a passport or driving licence, that tops 11 million. Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next General Election. by OldTenner (2418 points, 912 comments)
  3. Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'We've all done it' by malicious_turtle (1928 points, 499 comments)
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We the British public are too ignorant about the EU to be trusted to properly consider this referendum decision - My thoughts

[Disclaimer: This is not at its core a pro-Remain post. It's a pro-thinking, pro-facts post made by someone who happens to support Remain. I am criticising the system, the media and the campaigns far more than I am the voters.]
I've come to realise that we, the British public, are collectively too ignorant about the EU to be trusted with this momentous ‪‎referendum‬ decision. Most of us have very little concrete understanding or relevant knowledge about the impacts the EU really has on our lives and on our nation.
We now live in an age where vacuous soundbites, catchy headlines, and appeals to "us vs them" fears are considered by many to be more valuable than facts, logic and reasoned arguments. We live in an age when the media is more interested in inciting emotional reactions to fuel newspaper sales than they are in informing the public of real truths. We live in an age where social media trains us to skim-read things, and boil every opinion down to a binary "Like" or dismissive comment.
And so we have the ridiculous situation where, regardless of allegiance, almost every single living party leader of the last 25 years - Tony Blair, John Major, Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg, David Cameron, William Hague, Ed Miliband, Caroline Lucas, Tim Farron, Harriet Harman, Jeremy Corbyn, Paddy Ashdown, Natalie Bennett, Leanne Wood, Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond ALL agree that leaving the EU would be harmful and a mistake, where they are all counselling us to stay in, and yet the general public consensus is that we should ignore their advice.
We elected these people to act in our interests - shouldn't we listen to them? Especially when they all are in agreement. When have you ever known such a wide cross-partisan support on anything?
These are the people who've had access to all the relevant information about the EU and the running of our country and who've had to make informed decisions about what is best for the country with regard to those topics - and yet it seems the general public, disillusioned as we are with Westminster politics, have decided that these politicians' collective decades of experience count for nothing, and that our "gut feelings" count for more.
And this is just the politicians - not counting the trade unionists, bankers, economists, scientists, academics and others who really would know better than us the general public. Maybe they are all wrong, every one of them, and we will be better out. But how we can possibly make that claim on the basis of not fact or reason or experience, but supposition and patriotism and hope? It's ludicrous.
We should admit we just don't know, and be hungry for facts and reasoned arguments above all else. So that we may learn and make the best possible, most informed decision. But we're not. Those who try to introduce facts or appeals to reason are dismissed as having an agenda, as if independently-verifiable facts are worth no more than the soundbite claims of the campaigners or online supporters. The view now seems to be that since everyone has an agenda, why should any of the information we are given be trusted? The days of respecting fact above opinion are gone, it seems.
The only way this situation could be saved would be if the media and both campaigns ceased all spin, all campaigns to personality, all appeals to people's fears, and instead took it upon themselves to do nothing but educate every one of us about the EU and its impact on our economy, sovereignty and nation. And educated us on the importance of this issue and the proper way to consider such international affairs as they do. But clearly this is not going to happen, the world just isn't wired that way.
So sadly, we will have to accept that the average Brit will make their decision on the 23rd with no more depth of thought than they would apply to a vote for the X-Factor or a bet on the Grand National.
Our country's future, reduced to a gamble, a best guess by millions of people who have - not any of us - been adequately educated on the issue to consider it wisely. Nor have our people been given the motivation to consider this referendum as anything more than an opportunity to express a George Bush style with-us-or-against-us verdict on "is Europe a good thing" or "do you like David Cameron".
As someone who has been an avid supporter of more representation in our democracy through PR, and who also works in a field that depends upon the wisdom of crowds, this realisation is especially depressing. The idea that not only is our country apparently destined to make a very ill-informed decision, but also that our ability to collectively make decisions based on facts and reasons above feelings and instincts is a dying capability, is just utterly disheartening. The idea we might leave is depressing - but the idea we might make that decision in an unsound, illogical, irrational way is even more so!
Perhaps there will be a last minute upsurge in fact-based campaigning and logical deductions about our likely possible futures, but I can't see it. Pardon my language, but, we're fucked.
Here's a graphic to illustrate the problem: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkqIW0SWkAAKQFJ.jpg
The article below contains some numbers that back up my belief that we are too ignorant on Europe. Here's a quote: "There are obviously still high levels of ignorance about the EU, which is troubling so close to the referendum. However, it is not so surprising, given the lack of accurate information provided to the public, as well as the mistruths, exaggerations, and scaremongering that have taken place during this campaign. It’s now more imperative than ever that the public can be provided with as much factual information about the EU as possible before they cast their vote"
The Ipsos MORI report is available in a more easy to read slideshow form here.
(This post was originally posted on Facebook, but apparently I'm not allowed to post the link to it - PM me if you want it).
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A ‘unity’ government is our last hope of stopping Brexit – and Caroline Lucas is the only MP fit to lead it. Few have the support of the public and political figures alike to make something Caroline Lucas Former co-leader of is that the poorest will be hit the hardest while hedge fund managers betting This is the man who led the Vote Leave campaign not as a referendum on the And the Greens' sole MP Caroline Lucas (Image: PA) “The Government’s own economic analysis shows the UK will be very badly hit if we leave the EU Single Market and Customs Union. EU referendum: the next big populist wave could sweep Britain out of Europe Letter from Caroline Lucas MP. Read more The remain campaign is betting that, even if such a dynamic kicks in The odds on a fresh EU referendum have halved since the beginning of the year to just 2-1, bookies have revealed. News of the fall comes in the wake of The Independent’s petition for a vote on the final deal smashing through the 250,000 signature mark.

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