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How can this go unchallenged ?
if after reading go storm the houses of parliament and sack on the spot the entire Gov't
I don't know what it will ☹

£252m of public money given to #AYANDA CAPITAL, registered in Mauritius for tax dodging, to supply #PPE that never appeared.
£186m of public money given to #UNISERVE LTD of Essex, the UK’s largest privately owned logistics and global trade management company, to supply #PPE that never appeared.
£116m of public money given to P14 #MEDICAL LTD of Liverpool, which had liabilities exceeding assets by £485,000 in December 2019
with just £145 in cash and at the bank, for #PPE that never appeared.
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Thread #Agenda2030

Connect the dots...

Watch the video as well, please:

#Agenda2030 #UnitedNations

Goal 1 + translation
#Agenda2030 #UnitedNations

Goals 2, 3, 4 + translation
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BREAKING: @aspolice have launched a major appeal, with CCTV pics, to find the 18 people responsible for how the Edward #ColstonStatue into the docks
Full story here - please read first - but this thread will examine how we got here...
It took 83 mins from toppling to dunking & the police didn’t intervene once
Afterwards, the mayor & others praised police for their restraint - no one was injured & nothing else was damaged- compare that to scenes elsewhere
#Colston #Bristol #ColstonStatue…
The question soon arose tho - should those responsible face a police investigation/poss prosecution?
The morning after, it was a Q the mayor said was not for him - he said he was not going to be a ‘cheerleader’ for a prosecution, & it was for the criminal justice system, not him
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By A. Savin, bw, https : // creativecommons . org / licenses / by-sa / 3.0 / deed.en
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The statue of slave trader Edward Colston demonstrates exactly why people are protesting across the world.
Since the day that statue was erected, there have been calls to remove it. They weren't 'different times', people knew then like they do now that it was wrong
1/ #blm
Over the decades, centuries, that the statue has stood people of Bristol have asked for it to be removed.
There have been debates,petitions, letters. again and again people have asked very nicely to remove it, using all their democratic powers to do so.
2/ #blm
Maybe take it down
Maybe put it in a museum
Maybe add a plaque
Nothing ever happened, it statue stood there unchanged
Memorial to a man who made money trading human lives
Asking nicely achieved nothing, so the people of Bristol used their power today & they tore it down
3/ #blm
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Home Secretary @pritipatel says the #Colston statue in #Bristol being torn down by #BlackLivesMattters protestors today is “utterly disgraceful”
WATCH: Priti Patel: Toppling statue 'utterly disgraceful'…
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The moment the people of Bristol pulled down the statue of Edward Colston, slave trader
#BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMattters #bristoltaketheknee #Colston
It's now being rolled towards the floating harbour.
Colston opened up the transatlantic slave trade to Bristol merchants & around 20,000 people, incl 8,000 children, died on his ships before they even reached the Americas.
Bristol became Britain's leading slave trading port.
People quickly leapt on the statue as it fell.
Worth noting that the tall office block behind in this picture is 'Colston Tower', & it's on Colston Avenue with the (soon to be renamed) Colston Hall concert venue beyond.
#BlackLivesMatterUK #bristoltaketheknee Image
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“CSPN: Proud to be among the minority on this!”- A quickie video chat in response to “the Majority”. Watch here:
Many thanks to my #Patreon backers for making this open-to-all video series possible with their kind donations
Welcoming 3 new backers- Bodhi, Rick & Jean to my new #Patreon home. Thank you so much for your encouragement & backing!!!
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Where should 'pop-up' cycleways go? We analysed data for 10 cities, 4 of which are shown below, finding that there are 'spare lanes' near city centres in all of them.

Results + interactive maps:

More: below...
Interpreting the results (this is a starter for 10 where there is excess road space, many other options exist):…
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Work-home hygiene separation for healthcare professionals 🩺🦠💊! Our top tops for #COVID19

This has been our routine for many years (to protect our DD with #CF) but we’ve ramped things up a bit now due to #COVID. Things we do because we once brought home multi drug resistant..
pseudomonas, which scared us all. We do everything possible to reduce risk of hospital germs at home. I may sound quite mad or sane, I have no idea. OCD even. But here we go!
If we have not showered at work, we come in, yell hi to the kids & run up for a shower🚿. Clean change of clothes (you can wear those to work next day). Hugs come after. It’s fine.
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So here in #Bristol the #SENDCrisis just gets worse rather than better. Added to misleading statistics I have today discovered a whole new illegal activity by @BristolCouncil - they are simply refusing to take any requests for EHCPs in December.…
Parental applications for an EHCP now receive this response - they refuse to consider the request, delete it and require parents to resubmit in January - this is of course completely contrary to law. Well done @BristolCouncil for finding a whole new way to break the law
Some good news. @BristolCouncil have changed their statement this morning about EHCP applications. But @BristolCouncil you are aware the application process starts on receipt of request not when you get around to opening it?
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THREAD: You wait ages for Bristol South to have a Brexit Party candidate & two come along at once.
Firstly, here's @rdevitoboutin announcing he's been selected to be the Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol South
Until yesterday, he was a candidate in Cornwall.
@rdevitoboutin But @NeilPpc Neil Hipkiss also believes himself to be the Brexit Party candidate for Bristol South.
@rdevitoboutin @NeilPpc Is anyone else planning on being the Brexit Party candidate in Bristol South?
Let me know.
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🔊🔊SATURDAY 07/09
#StopTheCoup Protests (A-Z)

#ABERGAVENNY, Market Hall, 19.00
#BIRMINGHAM, Victoria Sq, 14.00
#BOURNEMOUTH, Square, 11.00
#BRISTOL, College Green, 12.00
#CHELTENHAM, The Prom, 12.00
#CHESTER, Bridge st (caffe Nero), 13.00

#CHIPPENHAM, Town Bridge, 11.00
#CIRENSESTER,Market Place, 14.00
#CINDENFORD,35 High street, 18.00
#CUPAR, Cupar Street, 10.00
#ELY, Lighthouse Auditorium, 14.00
#EXETER, Princesshay, 14.00
#FAVERSHAM, Market area(stall), 10.00

#GUILDFORD, high Street(Monsoon), 14.00
#GLOUCESTER, Eastgate Street, 10.00
#HARPENDEN, High Street, 10.00
#HEXHAM, Abbey, 11.00
#HITCHIN, Bancroft Park, 12.00
#HORSHAM,out Cafe Nero, 10.00
#HOVE, Peace statue, 19.30
#KENDAL, New road, 11.00
#LANCASTER, Town Hall, 13.00

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A week of @ExtinctionR protests begins today across the UK - in Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow, London and here in Bristol, where they will occupy a city centre bridge. The aim to get Govt to change #climate policy, but police are concerned about local short term effects. More @GMB
Police are expecting around 1000 @ExtinctionR protestors in #Bristol, with a large number already in the city. They promise a non-violent campaign to change climate policy, starting this morning with a mindfulness gathering in early morning sunshine.
Protestors urging the government to #actnow on #ClimateChange.
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#Burkas are like wearing a crusifix&should b defended,said Scots leader liberal+lesbian,irresponsibly ignoring that a crusifix is a symbol of #Christianity,which holds t western civilisation,while #nijab is a symbol of oppression enforced recently in #Islam by the #Saudi #Wahhabi
#Liberals accusing #Iranian govt of"oppressing women" who must wear a lose scarf,but do not protest against the #Saudi #Wahhabi reactionary dogma,while it's creeping as political #Islam to combat western #civilisation at the end.If it's sounds like fiction,think Saudi investments
Serious problem wth "western civilisation"mental health.Giving up easily to full veil wearing wthout asking what the cover symbolises,wthout questioning why it came from archaic #Saudi #Wahhabi #Sharia #Regime by force,is👉rejection of progressive western values.Period
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EXCLUSIVE: A Bristol Arena in Temple Meads will cost £65MILLION more than expected, according to the studies commissioned by @MarvinJRees & done by @KPMG
Read the exclusive full story from the peerless @esmeashcroft here>…
The audit into the @bristolarenal site was done by KPMG
KPMG also audit for @YTLcommunity
YTL propose an Arena at Filton
More on that here:…
The main council officers who were working on the @bristolarenal project at Temple Meads left the council to work for YTL on the arena plan at the Brabazon Hangar, something dubbed the @FiltonMegaShed
More on that here:…
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I'm still trying to process the bizarre scenes at Bristol Magistrates Court today.
A directions hearing was held for the controversial case of the police officer who Tasered Ras @Justice4Judah but it didn't happen...…
#Bristol @CleoDanceBaton @pgmhart
Everyone attended what I imagine the prosecution, defence & judge via video link from Westminster assumes would be a formal yet cordial chat about admission of evidence in the case where a police officer is charged with assault.
It was thought that the defence would seek a ruling restricting the evidence admissible in this case.
But he didn’t. Instead, with press: (me from @BristolLive @stevenmorris20 @clairehayhurst @PollitaMarch) he said he wanted to ask if some evidence could be heard ‘in camera’
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THREAD: On Friday, to mark the start of #IBDAwarenessWeek, the wonderful @bottomline_ibd published a series of videos highlighting advice to those newly diagnosed with #IBD (#Crohns, #UC or #INDColitis). Thought I'd try and collate them here and then unroll...
1. First up @BigWoofa from Peterborough. #IBD #IBDAwarenessWeek #IBDVoices
2. Next on to Brighton's @quitegutsy #IBD #IBDAwarenessWeek #IBDVoices
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Less than 4 weeks to go until our #christmas #charity #motorbike rides supporting @CHSW - in #bristol #devon and #plymouth -Sat 2nd December
There's no charge to attend and all bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome to join us - all donations are welcome and 100% donated to @CHSW
Decorate yourself and your bike and help raise some smiles while supporting your local children's hospice.
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Our #Bristol ride will see hundreds of bikers ride through the city to @CHSW Charlton Farm helping to raise vital funds. All bikers welcome!
Bikes gather for the main ride at midday ready for a 1pm departure. Groups will be riding in from #Wiltshire, #Somerset and #Gloucestershire
All bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome. No need to register, just turn up on the day. No charge, but all donations to @CHSW appreciated!
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#thread Bit shocked by a conversation while I was having hair cut. Chap next to me was leaving teaching to join police. 1/
He taught reception and early years mainly, up to year 4 I think. 2/
He was leaving first because he felt he now actually spent a too little of his time actually teaching and too much hoop-jumping. 3/
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