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#BorisJohnson’s party has been engulfed in fresh scandal as it emerged a Conservative MP had been arrested on Monday on suspicion of serious sexual offences, including rape, committed between 2002 and 2009.…
But @POLITICOEurope had already tried to answer the question 'what's wrong in Westminster?' (now timely renamed #Pestminster)…
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Mentions that he will visit Thales who manufacture the NLAW that has saw widespread use in the current conflict in #Ukraine
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#BorisJohnson would be stripped of his Commons majority and lose nearly 90 seats at a general election if local election results were replicated.

#ToriesOut #VoteToryCouncilsOut
/2 Asked by the BBC’s PM programme on Friday whether Labour was giving any thought to a #ProgressiveAlliance, the shadow attorney general, Emily Thornberry, said: “We are going into the next general election wanting to win it and wanting to be the government,
/3 and being a government that has the majority of seats.
“We will have no deals going into that election and no deals coming out of it.”
But asked about the issue on the Today programme David Blunkett, a former home secretary and current member of the House of Lords, said
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Nella prima conferenza post-guarigione dal Covid, Mario #Draghi dimostra di essere tornato Mario Draghi.
Il virus non ha lasciato strascichi, quanto meno non nella capacità di gestire il fuoco di
fila delle domande dei giornalisti, i tranelli conseguenti ad una situazione di costante tensione all'interno della sua maggioranza. Un fuoriclasse lo si riconosce più che dal talento dall'attenzione con cui cura i dettagli, senza lasciare nulla al caso. Esempio.👇
#Draghi inizia la conferenza stampa scusandosi peril fatto che a presentarsi sia una delegazione di ministri tutta al maschile. Prova di sensibilità e lucidità insieme. Non l'unica fornita ieri.
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With so much conservative media amplification of Coalition spin, it’s going to be a lot easier for them to impose minority religious values on Australians. Trans lives are already being harmed, and anti choice action has begun here.… #auspol #ausvotes
Remember, they are already chipping away at #democracy in Australia. Similar to US and UK.…
The degree to which they have abandoned the vulnerable while proclaiming to be men (and a few women) of deep Christian faith, we call hypocrisy. It’s actually much deeper than that.…
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20,000 #Unlawful deaths in care homes in #England

2,000 in #Scotland

This is not a resignation matter, it’s a criminal matter!

#malfeasance carries a sentence of life imprisonment



Whoever made the final decision to discharge COVID patients from hospitals to care homes, should face criminal charges…
A reminder that GPs were kept OUT of care homes during the ‘outbreak’

Did the Emergency COVID Act open the door to neglect, misattribution & denied medical care ?
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#Biden, April 21, the day #Russia declared #Mariupol liberated: “There is no evidence yet that Mariupol has completely fallen”
#BorisJohnson, April 22, from India:"#Putin "is very close to securing a land bridge in Mariupol now...We just have to be realistic about that.”#Ukraine
"During his recent visit to #Ukraine, #Johnson had reportedly advised Pres Vladimir #Zelensky to make a retreat from and form a new defence line but Zelensky had no option but to follow American advice."…
"For President #Biden, of course, there is good enough reason why the war should continue as a forever war. The war rallies Europe behind the #US’ weakening transatlantic leadership."
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We're in a Climate & Ecological Crisis, Sixth Mass Extinction, a threat to us all. Fossil fuels, though they account for over 80% of carbon emissions produced by humans, continue to be widely used. That's massively destabilising our biosphere, yet our Parliament says/does nothing Image
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THREAD: #Rwanda, is it the best choice?

As we have all had had time to mull over the extraordinary revelations from last week, we thought it might be now a good time to dissect through some of the issues
This thread will focus on Rwanda in relation to the #PritiPatel deal. 1/
Most of you will have heard of #Rwanda from "Hotel Rwanda" a film that tells a bit about the Genocide that happened in the country in 1994 - in 100 days between April-July - >800,000 Tutsi people were killed in a national Genocide.
Rwanda has been rebuilding itself ever since. 2/
Why is it important that we dissect this deal from the #Rwanda angle?

Well put simply - its because the British gov #BorisJohnson #PritiPatel are deliberately not telling you, if they did, most Britons would be appalled & disgusted at how bad the scheme is for RW & refugees. 3/
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16 November 2020 (3 days after Downing St flat party) - #BorisJohnson told to self-isolate. In his message, he states: "I’ve got to self-isolate…it doesn’t matter that we were all doing social distancing". He added: “Follow the rules, that’s what I’m going to do.”#JohnsonOut85
28 March 2020 - UK Prime Minister letter to UK households posted on Twitter: ‘the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost’
3 April 2020 - UK Prime Minister post on Facebook: ‘Don’t meet up with friends - hanging out in parks could kill’
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🧵1/12 #BorisJohnson & #PritiPatel will today announce their plans to send people seeking asylum in the UK to #offshoredetention camps in #Rwanda, to try & deter #refugees from seeking protection in the UK. Cruelty is the point of this policy. Here's why this will fail...
2/12 Johnson & Patel were inspired by Australia's brutal & widely condemned offshore detention camps on Nauru & Papua New Guinea. Conditions for 3,127 people in those camps were deliberately dangerous & inhumane & led to suicides, avoidable deaths & abuse of children by guards.
3/12 This didn't deter people from seeking asylum in Australia. In the following year, the numbers of people arriving by boat stayed the same & the camps were quickly overcrowded. Australia has now abandoned this policy & most people detained are now in the USA or Australia.
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Not quite - certainly not with this new British deal … and below is why!

Why is UK seeking to outsource its immigration? Because the British Gov is tries to please racists in the UK.
Rwanda saying “yes” gives #BorisJohnson green light to legislate racially motivated laws in Uk
2/ Secondly, the decision and agreement is likely motivated by money - rwanda stands to make money per unit person deported to Kigali. This is NOT about compassion and solidarity with refugees, but rather a business venture at the expense of asylum seekers lives and wishes!
3/ Lastly, Rwandans themselves were beneficiary of asylum seeker and refugee laws in 1994, kagame himself fled to Uganda, millions others fled across the world with danger journeys: they weren’t turned away and sent 6,000miles away from their intended destination: Belgium etc🤷🏾‍♂️
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#Macron ha detto che non intende "seguire la moda" di alcuni politici europei di andare a #Kiev.
Se rieletto, ha spiegato, è pronto ad andare in qualunque città dell'#Ucraina, ma solo se "questa visita porterà qualche risultato, se sarà utile a qualcosa".

Fa bene? Sbaglia?👇
Rispondere non è facile. La cosa più semplice da fare sarebbe metterla così: pochi giorni fa #BorisJohnson è andato a #Kiev, francesi e inglesi non si prenderanno mai, ed ecco arrivare puntuale la stoccata di #Macron.

Per me però è più complessa. 👇
Partiamo proprio da BoJo. Nessuno sapeva niente del suo viaggio. Tutti i media sono stati colti in contropiede. E la passeggiata con #Zelensky per le vie di #Kiev è uno dei filmati più potenti dall'inizio di questa guerra:

Ok, ma è servito a qualcosa?👇
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Update #Ukraine .
Im Überblick:
- Weitere Waffenlieferungen aus UK und Slowakei geplant;
- Baerbock will "schwere Waffen" an ukr. Truppen liefern;
- Kiew bestellt Panzer direkt bei deutschen Rüstungskonzernen;
- Österreichischer Kanzler reist zu Putin nach Moskau.
Großbritannien kurbelt die Lieferung von Waffen an ukrainische Truppen weiter an.
Laut Medienberichten ist demnächst die Lieferung geplant von:
- Panzerwagen Husky;
- Truppentransportern Spartan;
- Antischiffssystemen Harpoon;
- weiteren Flugabwehrraketen Starstreak.
Im Moment ist die Rede von 120 Einheiten Panzertechnik sowie dazu die verschiedenen Raketensysteme.
Des weiteren seien der #Ukraine "zusätzliche Kreditgarantien" von 500 Mio $ gewährt worden.
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@jayohardeeayen sent me to this interesting thread on the impact of #sanctions on the #RussianEconomy. It’s a well thought out and grounded analysis, so no hate even as I nit pick. @IlyaMatveev_ talks trade, currency reserves, globalization, and downstream impact on Russians.
This is a vital observation: Russia relies on imports across a wide range of goods. Much of the Soviet industrial base (back when the economy was closer to autarky) was liquidated in the 90s, and now Russia is an energy/commodities exporter and an importer of everything else.
Here’s data from breaking down Russian trade by category. First, look at values: giant trade surplus. But also look at the composition - exports are overwhelmingly energy/metals and imports are machinery/electronics/everything else.
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[ 🇺🇳 #AIEA 🔸🇷🇺RUSSIE🔸 UKRAINE🇺🇦🔸 CENTRALE NUCLÉAIRE #Zaporizhzhia ☢️ ]

📣📢 |•• Le régulateur ukrainien déclare à l'#AIEA qu'aucun changement n'a été signalé dans les niveaux de rayonnement sur le site de la centrale nucléaire de #Zaporizhzhia.

[ 🇺🇳l'Agence internationale de l'énergie atomique🔸🇷🇺RUSSIE🔸 UKRAINE🇺🇦🔸 CENTRALE NUCLÉAIRE #Zaporizhzhia ☢️ ]

📣📢 |•• L'essentiel des équipements de la centrale nucléaire ne sont pas touchés par l'incendie, selon l'#AIEA.


📣📢 |•• Il y a un incendie à l'extérieur de la centrale nucléaire dans un bâtiment d'entraînement suite aux combats.
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A creative #BorisJohnson protest, art & photography thread (to be continued)


Copenhagen, Denmark

by: @ densortemink / IG
via: @ coronastreetart / IG


Graffiti "Sack Boris"
Leake Street Tunnel, Lambeth, London

[credits below]

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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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Update #Ukraine
Im Überblick:
- gegenseitiger Beschuss im #Donbass wächst weiter an,
- laut US-Geheimdiensten hätten russ. Truppen den "Befehl" zur Invasion bekommen,
- in Moskau mehren sich Gerüchte, dass am 22.02 wichtige Entscheidungen bekannt werden.
Der gegenseitige Beschuss im #Donbass hält weiter an.
Die Daten der OSCE bestätigen recht eindeutig, wie rasant die Zahl der "Waffenruheverletzungen" anwächst.
Von 24 bzw. 129 am 15.02. bis auf 591 bzw. 975 am 18.02.
Das meiste davon Explosionen und Beschuss
Eine weitere wichtige Feststellung des OSCE ist, dass es sich eindeutig um gegenseitigen Beschuss handelt.
Das Feuer kommt von beiden Seiten, auf beiden Seiten schlägt Artillerie ein.
Logischerweise werfen sich beide Seite nahezu wortgleich vor, der "Erste" gewesen zu sein
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1. "Against the backdrop of the pandemic, when the Government was asking citizens to accept far-reaching restrictions on their lives, some of the behaviour surrounding these gatherings is DIFFICULT TO JUSTIFY"
#SueGrayDay #SueGrayReport #PartyGate #BorisJohnson
2. "At least some of the gatherings in question represent a *serious failure* to observe not just the high standards expected of those working at the heart of Government but also of the standards expected of the entire British population at the time."
#SueGrayReport #PartyGate
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100,000 Russian troops have amassed at Ukraine’s border, as NATO allies discuss responding with troop deployments.

Russia issued demands for NATO not to expand the alliance, and to deny Ukraine NATO membership. This was rejected by both NATO and the US.
RU State TV claims NATO / Ukraine as the aggressors, aligning with Kremlin rhetoric.

Dennis Volkov, of Moscow-based pollster Levda, said of the situation “it’s important (for the Kremlin) that it continues to look like the West is inflaming the situation”… Image
While, as of yet, no further decision in response has been issued by Putin, State TV is downplaying Russian involvement at the border. Information warfare is how autocrats like Putin influence and undermine democracies.

And it works!
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🚨 NEW: Femi Fact Checks #PMQs 🚨

We'll have to wait a bit longer for the results of #SueGray & #metpolice inquiries, but in the meantime, here's @Femi_Sorry's verdict on Boris Johnson's latest #PMQs performance

'His relationship with the truth is starting to look desperate'
@Femi_Sorry The PM has dismissed claims that the government prioritised animals over people as "complete nonsense". But emails released by the Foreign Affairs Select Committee suggest he did personally authorise rescue efforts for pets and animals.…
Boris Johnson's brags about the Tory party 'being the party of hope and opportunity irrespective of race'.

Here's the United Nations condemning the Uk Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report for trying to normalise white supremacy.…
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Boris Johnson: “It did happen & I’m not ashamed of it”

Angus Deayton: What aren’t you ashamed of, Boris?

Boris Johnson: Whatever there is not to be ashamed of


The laugh is crucial

He manages to make people laugh even while admitting his crime
In this 2013 interview, @BorisJohnson admits he’s not really “bumbling”

It’s just an put on act

In reality he’s “hard as nails”

He also tells us “a terrible truth about politics & human nature”

That you can “make a good case for any course of action”
“It’s often useful to give the slight impression that you are deliberately pretending not to know what's going on - because the reality may be that you don't know what's going on but people won't be able to tell the difference." @BorisJohnson #BorisJohnson
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