Ten Brexit Tweets that shaped Friday
Just wow. Can we all agree that we have just witnessed one the most tumultuous political weeks in post-war Britain? Crazy.
And the mad momentum continued into Friday. It started with the first ‘insider’ piece on the ‘BoJo’-Gove fissure and ended – surprisingly to some – with a raft of bullish signals from the City. Labour, for the first time since the EU referendum vote, took the day off. You won’t need to read the Evening Standard, great paper though it is, because we’ve captured 10 tweets that told the story of Friday.
1. Rare for The Sun to dabble in so-called #LongRead journalism – but this is well worth 12 minutes of your evening.
"Michael, why are you doing this?” The inside story of Westminster's bloodiest assassination by @MrHarryCole and me; https://t.co/l1CvvEEKrq
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) June 30, 2016
2. The big political event of the day was the launch of Michael Gove’s campaign to be Prime Minister and it was, well, a bit weird.
3. But, whatever Gove must be thinking as he reflects on a huuuuge week in his political life, he must be glad not to be the man he ‘knifed in the back’.
A member of the public heckles @BorisJohnson as journalists ask him about the Conservative Party leadership contesthttps://t.co/MbImrqQ3pP
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 1, 2016
4. There has been bad news in the business media all week – and today Siemens obliged us with a sobering announcement.
BBC News – #Siemens says short-term investment decisions will be "on ice". #Brexit https://t.co/UFClEVzGtQ
— John Moylan (@JohnMoylan01) July 1, 2016
5. If the ramifications of that nasty little nugget don’t hit home, try this worrying trend.
Hate crime incidents have jumped 400 per cent since Britain voted to #leave the #EU https://t.co/SpAQfgl1Oj pic.twitter.com/c2gSJ4kYyX
— The Times (@thetimes) July 1, 2016
6. It’s not polite to say “I told you so” but perhaps you could have forgiven the Chancellor for muttering it under his breath.
And the big news: Chancellor delays surplus target after "significant negative shock" to economy after #EUref: pic.twitter.com/BrRSeRCcSZ
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) July 1, 2016
7. And it turns out events since the vote are resonating among the electorate.
New Opinium poll: 7% of Leavers regret the way they voted, 3% of Remainers do. That would wipe out #Brexit's majority.
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) July 1, 2016
8. But the City is like a prize fighter who just won’t stay down.
9. And, while house prices are being hit, people are, apparently, still buying them. Small mercies.
10. So how has all this affected the standing of the runners and riders in the race to be Her Majesty’s next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
Theresa May Is Britons' Favourite For PM – Poll https://t.co/cmi6DD1oCH
— Patrick Clowry (@patrickclowry) July 1, 2016
More next week… if the apocalypse doesn’t come before then.