1. Exquisite Tweets from @JolyonMaugham

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    1. Well worth reading the threads under @IanDunt's brave post. I'll now ignore everything I know about twitter and use it to tell a story.

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    It's time for Remainers and Liberal Brexiters to bury the hatchet and work together politics.co.uk/blogs/2017/01/…

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    2. When we voted on 23 June I wondered whether I'd want to keep living here. I'm lucky I have that option.

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    3. I thought about New York. (This was before Trump). I thought (and think) that if Brexit happens we'll become much more like the US.

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    4. For me, although much is wonderful about the US, there's also much that's awful. Corporate capture, the lack of a safety net and so on.

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    5. So how was it that I could still contemplate moving there, I asked myself? And I realised something which felt to me important.

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    6. I could live in a country I loved less than my own. But I found it hard to contemplate watching from inside as my own country diminished.

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    7. And so I decided to stay and fight. Please forgive the self-indulgence but I tell that story for a reason.

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    8. I will find it very hard voluntarily to participate in an act by which my country is, at least to me, diminished.

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    Vital also to remember that - as I wrote a mere week after the Referendum - many eggs can't be unscrambled. wp.me/p3D1eN-2xq

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