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Meera Sodha's vegan recipe for burnt garlic and black bean noodles | The New Vegan | Food | The Guardian
Fermented black beans combine with toasted garlic for a super-savoury noodle dish you’ll want to add to your repertoire
noodles  recipe  author:MeeraSodha  Guardian  2019 
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Woman behind Brexit petition to revoke article 50 receives death threats | Politics | The Guardian
Online petition attracts more than 4m signatures as Margaret Georgiadou is forced to close Facebook account

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Sarah Marsh

Sat 23 Mar 2019 17.16 GMT First published on Sat 23 Mar 2019 10.23 GMT

The petition is the most popular to be submitted to the government’s petitions website Photograph:
The woman behind the petition to revoke article 50 has said she is scared and has been forced to close her Facebook account after receiving multiple death threats for launching the challenge to Brexit.

Margaret Georgiadou, who described herself as a frustrated remainer, set up the online petition in late February, calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU. By Saturday afternoon it had attracted more than 4,400,000 signatures – making it the most popular to be submitted to the Parliament website.

Brexit march: '1 million' rally for people's vote - live updates
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The petition gathered momentum shortly after the prime minister appealed to the British people to back her in her standoff with MPs from all parties. The number of signatures continued to rise on Saturday, with hundreds of thousands of people marching in central London for a “people’s vote” on Brexit, and many protesters calling for the UK to remain in the EU.

Georgiadou, who is currently in Cyprus, told the BBC: “I feel terrible, I feel angry with myself because I thought I was tougher than that. But I was scared. I haven’t even told my husband because he is very old and he would become hysterical.”

Earlier, Georgiadou tweeted: “Hi – am the person responsible for the revoke article 50 petition. Just needed to tell you that 1. I am currently visiting Cyprus. and 2. last night I had three telephoned death threats. Who wants Brexit so much that they are prepared to kill for it?”
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21 hours ago by ndf
#FBPE: what is the pro-EU hashtag spreading across social media? | Media | The Guardian
If you’ve been wondering what it means, here’s the answer – and the complex tale of how some have tried to hijack it

Martin Belam

Wed 17 Jan 2018 14.37 GMT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 15.28 GMT
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The hashtag is being used by remain voters and pro-EU social media members to identify each other online. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Images
If you have been on social media over the last few weeks, you may have seen people tagging posts with the hashtag #FBPE, or using #FBPE in their usernames. But what does it mean?

The hashtag was first used on Twitter in October by Hendrik Klaassens, a Dutch social media user, who posted: “#ProEU tweeps organize Follow Back Saturdays! Type #FollowBackProEU or #FBPE if you want to get more #ProEU followers. Let’s do this!” in an attempt to build up a network of pro-EU users.

Why have British people been using #FBPE?
With Brexit on the horizon, the idea soon took on a specific twist in the UK, becoming a way for remain voters and pro-EU social media members to identify each other online.
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21 hours ago by ndf
'Fromage not Farage': the best signs and sights on the People's Vote march | Politics | The Guardian
'Fromage not Farage': the best signs and sights on the People's Vote march
A sculpture of Theresa May spears a representation of the British economy. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty
Visual highlights from the Put it to the People anti-Brexit demonstration in London

Sat 23 Mar 2019 14.40 GMT Last modified on Sat 23 Mar 2019 19.36 GMT
The first line of defence against Brexit: meow memes
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23 hours ago by ndf
Brexit march: '1 million' rally for people's vote - live updates | Politics | The Guardian
Follow the latest updates as people descend on London to march for a second vote on the UK’s departure from the EU

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Petition to revoke article 50 passes 4m
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People's vote Brexit rally draws 1 million marchers – video report
Sarah Marsh and Ruth Quinn

Sat 23 Mar 2019 19.02 GMT First published on Sat 23 Mar 2019 10.30 GMT
4h ago Tom Watson tells Theresa May: 'Let the people take back control'
5h ago 'Chaotic and confused': Khan accuses May of failing on Brexit
5h ago A count of marchers has topped 1 million
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Summary: Over a million people march for a people's vote
Official figures put the numbers at the central London march today at over one million.
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon told the rally in Parliament Square that “the prime minister and her government have proved completely incapable of delivering on the result of the 2016 vote, which is why it is right that this should now go back to the people.”
Margaret Georgiadou, the “frustrated remainer” behind the petition to revoke article 50 has received a string of death threats over her challenge to the Brexit process.
Deputy Leader of the Labour party Tom Watson told the crowds in Parliament Square: “Theresa May: you don’t speak for us.”
guardian  uk  news  democracy  london 
23 hours ago by ndf
The Guardian view on the People’s Vote march: a force for good | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
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The Guardian view on the People’s Vote march: a force for good
The protest on the streets of London will show that the prime minister cannot define the public. They have a will and opinions of their own

Fri 22 Mar 2019 18.30 GMT Last modified on Fri 22 Mar 2019 22.23 GMT

Protest march against Brexit in London in September 2017. ‘The People’s Vote march will show that a higher ideal of democracy exists – that everyone can participate in shaping their own life and their community’s.’ Photograph: Paul Davey/Barcroft Images
Sixteen years ago, Tony Blair watched a million people march past Downing Street, imploring him not to join US president George W Bush in invading Iraq. Mr Blair, in the words of one writer this week, “concluded, catastrophically, that they were a million of the misguided”. It was Mr Blair who turned out to be misguided. The march against the Iraq war was a turning point in Mr Blair’s political career, and one that he never recovered from. Unlike Mr Blair, Theresa May is not in the pomp of her premiership. Given the Brexit cliffhanger at Westminster, her fall from power promises to be far steeper and more sudden. But when these momentous times are reviewed, few events will possess such an importance as the people out on the streets of London on Saturday for the People’s Vote march. Unless a bolt of inspiration strikes, Mrs May will make the same mistake her predecessor made: ignoring a mass public protest on the defining issue of the day.

This is not because what happens in parliament or Brussels is unimportant. Far from it. Mrs May’s tone-deaf approach to politics has been repeatedly exposed in these arenas, leading to her executive power ebbing away. She finally went rogue on Wednesday with probably the single most stupid televised speech ever made from behind a Downing Street lectern by a sitting prime minister.
guardian  editorial  brexit 
yesterday by ndf
‘It's becoming a dystopian nightmare’: readers on May meeting the EU | Politics | The Guardian
You have been reacting in the comments to the EU seizing control of the exit date and discussing what might be next for Brexit

Follow all the day’s political developments - live updates
Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

Fri 22 Mar 2019 09.46 GMT Last modified on Fri 22 Mar 2019 09.54 GMT

Theresa May holding a press conference on Thursday at the end of the first day of an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images
‘Shameful how weakened she has left us’
The EU has recognised that May is drowning and that something will inevitably follow. They will be well aware of how badly her address went down, and they probably see the writing on the wall for her premiership, and certainly her control of the Brexit process.

It’s abundantly clear that there is a long extension available for a sensible approach from a new PM, and this ought to give great encouragement to both Labour and also other backbenchers seeking to develop compromise positions. While hardcore Brexiters won’t see it this way, there is a real sense of national humiliation here. The EU told our PM to leave the room while 27 European nations discussed our future for us, then invited our PM back so she could be told what had been decided in our best interests. Shameful how weakened she has left us. SGT123

‘No deal it is then’
May went to Brussels yesterday with a brilliant winning, clear and concise plan. Unfortunately she didn’t memorise it and the one and only copy of utter brilliance; she left on the bus. She did successfully get what she wanted though; the date of leaving extended. Nope that’s a lie, she didnae get that, at least not the one she wanted - or anything else she wanted for that matter. Her master negotiating skills were found wanting, as indeed, they always have. So - no deal it is then given MV3 will suffer the same fate as MV1 & MV2. She’ll arrive back and point fingers of blame at everyone but herself. Have a nice day y’all enjoy it as much as you can. buckstone
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yesterday by ndf
How the media let malicious idiots take over | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
George Monbiot
Be it Jacob Rees-Mogg or Nigel Farage, blusterers and braggarts are rewarded with platforms that distort our political debate
Fri 22 Mar 2019 15.57 GMT Last modified on Fri 22 Mar 2019 17.25 GMT

Jacob Rees-Mogg during his LBC radio phone-in programme, April 2018. Photograph: Ian West/PA
If our politics is becoming less rational, crueller and more divisive, this rule of public life is partly to blame: the more disgracefully you behave, the bigger the platform the media will give you. If you are caught lying, cheating, boasting or behaving like an idiot, you’ll be flooded with invitations to appear on current affairs programmes. If you play straight, don’t expect the phone to ring.

BBC Scotland drops shows featuring maker of dog Nazi salute video
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In an age of 24-hour news, declining ratings and intense competition, the commodity in greatest demand is noise. Never mind the content, never mind the facts: all that now counts is impact. A loudmouthed buffoon, already the object of public outrage, is a far more bankable asset than someone who knows what they’re talking about. So the biggest platforms are populated by blusterers and braggarts. The media is the mirror in which we see ourselves. With every glance, our self-image subtly changes.
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yesterday by ndf
Petition to revoke article 50 hits 3.5m signatures | Politics | The Guardian
Theresa May rejected the petition on Thursday, since when it has added 1.5m names

Alex Hern

Fri 22 Mar 2019 17.46 GMT First published on Fri 22 Mar 2019 12.38 GMT

Petition to revoke article 50. Photograph: Parliament
An online petition calling on the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU has hit 3.5m signatures, adding 2.5m signees in less than 24 hours.

The petition, started in late February by “frustrated remainer” Margaret Georgiadou, began to rapidly gain signatures on Wednesday evening, following the prime minister’s appeal to the British people to back her in her standoff with MPs from all parties.

But Theresa May rejected the message of the petition, when a No 10 spokeswoman said on Thursday evening that she worried that cancelling Brexit would cause “potentially irreparable damage to public trust”.

“The prime minister has long been clear that failing to deliver on the referendum result would be a failure of our democracy and something she couldn’t countenance,” the spokeswoman added.

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Over the course of Thursday, the parliamentary petitions website collapsed multiple times under the weight of traffic to the plea. The error message “Bad gateway”, which displayed when the website was struggling most, even trended on Twitter at times throughout the day.
guardian  brexit  petition  news 
yesterday by ndf
How the Guardian Went Digital
Remaking itself from a little leftie newspaper to a powerhouse of internet journalism required experimentation, transparency, and embracing uncertainty.
guardian  journalism  digitalization 
2 days ago by jorgebarba
Cambridge University rescinds Jordan Peterson invitation | Education | The Guardian
In an interview in April 2018, he doubted the science behind climate change:
“Most of the global warming posturing is a masquerade for anti-capitalists to have a go at the Western patriarchy. That’s partly why the climate change thing for me is a contentious issue, because you can’t trust the players. You can’t trust the data because there is too much ideology involved.”
Jordan_Peterson  Guardian  education  important  universities  Cambridge 
2 days ago by KuraFire
Brexit extension talks run on as France and Belgium push for 7 May deadline - Politics live | Politics | The Guardian
Un. Fucking. Believable.

"Sources have dismissed Theresa May’s plea for more time to deliver a form of Brexit she and parliament can live with as “90 minutes of nothing”. My colleagues, Daniel Boffey, Heather Stewart and Jennifer Rankin, report that, according to a source, the prime minister “dismally” failed to offer any answers as to what she would do if the deal was blocked by MPs again

One aide is quoted as saying:

She didn’t even give clarity if she is organising a vote. Asked three times what she would do if she lost the vote, she couldn’t say. It was awful. Dreadful. Evasive even by her standards.

When leaders asked May what she was going to do if her deal was voted down, an official added that the prime minister replied that she was following her ‘Plan A’ of getting it through.

It was then the EU decided that “she didn’t have a plan so they needed to come up with one for her”, the source added."
brexit  uk  guardian  politics  europe 
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