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When Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage & Arron Banks employed propaganda in their campaigns there were 2 target groups.

1) To convince the would-be Leave voters to vote against their interests

2) To make the would-be Remain voters call them stupid to create a culture war & divide

If you're calling Leave voters stupid for being manipulated by propaganda.. have also been manipulated by propaganda

How smart do you feel now?

All it needs is the right message to the right target

If you think you can't be tricked, you wont see it coming

We can be

These 3 did not roll out his campaign. SCL Elections did who engaged in psychological warfare in military contexts as a contractor for the American & British militaries during the Afghanistan War & the Iraq War

The people who tricked them were people YOU paid to trick people

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Conservatives own the Brexit Deal
Conservatives own Vote Leave
Conservatives own the £350M /week NHS Lie
Conservatives own Let The Bodies Pile High
Conservatives own £37 Billion Failed Track & Trace
Conservatives own an Underfunded NHS

Conservatives own #ToryBrexitDisaster
Conservatives own Boris Johnson
Conservatives own #ToryCorruption
Conservatives own #BrexitFoodShortages
Conservatives own Matt Hancock
Conservatives own Economic Failure
Conservatives own denying #FreeSchoolMeals
Conservatives own Eton

Conservatives own the #ToryShambles
Conservatives own 150,000 Deaths
Conservatives own UK Delta Variant
Conservatives own PPE Shortages
Conservatives own #BrexitChaos
Conservatives own #NorthernIreland Sea Border
Conservatives own EU Customs
Conservatives own Driver Shortages

Conservatives own #ToryCriminals
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GOV2 is a non-partisan group of over 4500 UK citizens organising to restore:

1. Truth

through access to information free from propaganda, party politics, bias or third party interference by combating fake news and misinformation.

2. Democracy

that has been subverted..

🧵1/13 the use of AI in election & referendum campaigns and party-political goals that have been placed above the welfare of UK citizens.

Please Join Now to help restore Truth & Democracy and follow @GOV2UK on Twitter for updates

The Plan

The erosion of Truth & Democracy..

.. has been overseen by the Conservative and Unionist Party.

Our goal is to remove Conservative MPs from every seat in the next General Election using #TacticalVoting in favour of #ProgressiveAlliance 5+ opposition party candidates.

Stage 1: We will create a platform..

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Looking forward to hearing more about how support for the poorest in our society should change following our #Coronavirus pandemic recovery #IfGCasey
Baroness Casey opens saying this webinar is timely as it is the first time since 2010 that Govt is considering new taxes to fund #SocialCare services. Says pandemic "has exposed the cracks" in our public services #IfGCasey
Casey also notes that the pandemic has exposed the inequalities in our society and, in particular, the #HealthInequalities that are experienced by those who experience poverty, all of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic #IfGCasey
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Let’s be very clear about what’s going on here…

EVERY SINGLE DECISION currently being made about 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿CHILDREN’s HEALTH, WELLBEING & EDUCATION is being HEAVILY INFLUENCED by #Conservative backed/funded groups & also by MEDICS who are downplaying #COVID/#LongCovid effects on them.
This is incredibly concerning for 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿children & their families.

PLEASE WAKE UP MSM….I’m just a dr, not an investigative journalist. But it doesn’t take much digging to see how sinister & dangerous this situation is.

@carolecadwalla @BylineTimes @NafeezAhmed @IndependentSage
School #COVID policy(or lack of)
#JCVI #COVIDVaccination decisions for <18s

Key “players” feature in EVERY DECISION since last summer -the return to “normal” school Sept 20 & 21, Jan 4th Primaries return,removal of😷s May21, unnecessary delays to vaccination of 12-18yr olds….
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To the Conservative MPs saying Marcus Rashford should have been doing his job...

..he was busy doing yours.
Almost every single Tory MP voted AGAINST feeding poor school children #FreeSchoolMeals with our money, whilst we paid them..

..Conservatives miss the goal 98.5% of the time. Tory MP voting on Free School Meals
What @GarethSouthgate's @England team gave us in this tournament was much more valuable than the cup.

They gave us unity by showing us their humility and compassion. We will not go quietly while politicians like Boris Johnson & Priti Patel condone racism.

We'll #StandUpToRacism Rashy kneeling
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It's great that finally Matt Hancock has #resigned and now only gets £81,932 of YOUR money every year for doing nothing

Oh and £16,000 for resigning

And expenses

Retweet and Like this tweet if you think we should just give him 1% of his salary and...

.."clap" at him

#NHS 💙
We spent all this time in #Lockdown while Tory MPs like Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson are having affairs

Michael Gove has OBVIOUSLY taken cocaine. Jacob Rees-Mogg avoids tax that would actually save lives in the #NHS while we work hard

..and they lie and cheat
Normal people who aren't high don't clap like Michael Gove claps.

Normal people don't vote against #FreeSchoolMeals.

Normal people don't use hate and lies to trick people into voting leave

Normal people don't become members of a party that does

The #ToryDictatorship aren't us
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Meet Ryan Stephenson,

* Tory contesting #BatleyAndSpenByelection
* Missed 2 OUT OF 3 Leeds Council Meetings while YOU paid him

* AGAINST #FreeSchoolMeals
* AGAINST #HumanRights
* FOR Privatising the #NHS
* FOR #ToryCorruption
* LET 150,000 die

#VoteLabour 👈 Ryan Stephenson - Conservative Party
I'm not a Labour supporter or voter or member. But this isn't about Labour. It's about a #ProgressiveAlliance

This is about the #ToryDictatorship

We need very seat

To stop the UKIP Conservatives that have been taken over by #VoteLeave

In #CheshamAndAmersham it was #LibDems Progressive Alliance
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This Conservative MP who voted AGAINST feeding hungry children with YOUR MONEY in #FreeSchoolMeals is at her "favourite restaurant" @babulsofficial to eat posh food spending YOUR MONEY while making Barnard Castle jokes about Dominic Cummings who broke Public trust & 150,000 died!
99% of people DESPISE what you voted for @DehennaDavison. Tory MPs have zero empathy and are entirely disconnected from 99% of the Electorate. You represent the rich, smug, hateful 1% who exploit us.

Elected by Propaganda, removed by total heartlessness.
Meet @DehennaDavison MP
* Voted AGAINST feeding #HungryChildren
* Voted AGAINST stopping #TaxAvoidance
* Voted AGAINST #ClimateAction
* Voted AGAINST #AsylumSeekers
* Voted AGAINST #WelshIndependence
* Voted AGAINST #ScottishIndependence
* Voted AGAINST #LessMPs
#ToryCorruption Dehenna Davison
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William says we need a Free Press, free from #FakeNews but we don't have either. The MSM is owned by #ToryDonors.

Another false narrative is this Government's false mandate of the people. 99% disagree with the 1% on #FreeSchoolMeals

We need to VOTE

Diana was lied to and manipulated by the media for the gain of a group of small individuals. So have you been.

You have been removed from Europe by way of deception. Your Democracy has been removed from you.

Election results have been manipulated by false narratives.

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If we are to learn from this then we must see through the propaganda designed to divide us. People like Diana are who we aspire to be. To #BeKind and to take time to care about others.

The world can be cruel but only if we allow it to be. Stand up and make it a better place.

/3 Be kind and help others
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Meet Matthew Offord MP

* "Christian" #ToryLiar
* Voted against #FreeSchoolMeals
* Voted against #TaxTheRich
* Voted against #GayRights
* Voted against #Equality
* Voted against #ClimateAction
* Voted For #BrexitDisaster
* Calls Jewish People #AntiSemitic

#IStandWithAlexeiSayle Matthew Offord Called Alexei Sayle 'Anti Semitic'
Hendon MP Mathew Offord has written to the Director-General of the BBC to demand he stop the broadcast of Desert Island Discs featuring Alexei Sayle, scheduled for this Sunday, saying every broadcaster “should be wary of giving a platform to anyone who is seen to be excusing..
.. antisemitism"

The problem is that Matthew Offord is "Christian" and the person he is accusing, Alexei Sayle is Jewish.

He says "I love being Jewish.. I'm anti-establishment.. there's nothing more 'establishment' that hatred of Jeremy Corbyn"

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One of the most bizarre & troubling bits of the #ReopeningSchools saga is that @educationgovuk & @BorisJohnson have ignored every single plea from teachers, early years staff, pupils & their families to #MakeSchoolsSafe & wasted all the months they have had to do so. 1/14 🧵
2)They’ve turned their backs on plentiful advice from #SAGE, @IndependentSage & @NEU.
Even @CMO_England has made his reservations as clear as he can from a rather difficult position.
But they’ve put their collective fingers in their ears & metaphorically said “La La La La”!
3) @GavinWilliamson & @halfon4harlowMP CLAIM the motivation for a speedy full opening of all school & early years facilities is the WELFARE OF CHILDREN!
They repeatedly cite educational, emotional, social & psychological needs.
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1/ 7🧵It’s struck me over the past weeks that the current HUGE CONCERN from @conservative MPs & high profile media stars about the #mentalhealth of children is RATHER ODD?
Bare with me here-
My “kids” are 19,22 & 25.
Where are the campaign groups worried about THESE young ppl?
2/ There’s VERY LITTLE media/political discussion about the effect on students - mental, physical AND financial. Many are anxious & down, missing their friends.They may have unhappy, abusive homes & be desperate to “get away” or may have nowhere to study effectively either.
3/What about graduates living back @ home w/ parents, applying for jobs that are like needles in haystacks.
No social life or freedoms, no jobs or financial stability.
Most young ppl love their families but wouldn’t choose to live w/ them indefinitely. Anyone shouting 4 them?
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I've been speaking with Charlie Brown, Managing Director at @Chartwells_UK over the last few days.

I've been losing my patience a bit. It's not been as quick as I wanted, but we are here now. Some of this was organised today, some is from other days but here's a round up:

Over the February school holiday, if there is no Government funding for #FreeSchoolMeals, at all the schools @Chartwells_UK is working in, Charlie commits to putting out boxes anyway.

So if @BorisJohnson @RishiSunak & @GavinWilliamson won't step up by then, Charlie will.

From now, the school lunches boxes from @Chartwells_UK, are also going to cover breakfast as well. Chartwells will take the extra costs associated on the chin. They are fully aware they need to do better, and this is something we both feel is positive. (That was his idea).

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#COVIDisAirborne .
Gvmt & education leaders cannot deny THE FACTS any longer.
It is no exaggeration to liken pupils & staff to the men kicking radioactive rubble off the roof in #Chernobyl. 1/6
#Coronavirus is literally “hanging in the air”.
To deny millions of adults & children the right to BASIC, SIMPLE public health measures almost 10 months into a pandemic is not only IRRESPONSIBLE & NEGLIGENT, it is UNFORGIVABLE! 2/6
The Gvmt’s stubborn ignorance & disingenuous concern for the welfare of children is literally killing ppl, causing AVOIDABLE suffering to 1000s of families. You only have to think of current discussions around #FreeSchoolMeals to realise their sympathy is completely false. 3/6
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I have just read, from multiple need sources and a government release, that the Tories intend to cut #FreeSchoolMeals support in the February half term.

Are they high?

In a country ravaged by a pandemic, hammered by Covid, with child poverty soaring, and kids going hungry?

That should say multiple news sources, but whatever, I am angry.

I am angry because YESTERDAY in PMQ's @BorisJohnson and @GavinWilliamson were roasted by @Keir_Starmer over the last incident of child cruelty.

Fucks sakes! Comedians haven't even finished satirising it yet!

Here, look at this, this is from @thetimes.

The Covid Winter Grants are essentially foodbanks?! Even foodbanks themselves hate people having to use foodbanks!

This is the same meanness we just dealt with! The WORLD sided with the children!

Who thought this a good idea?

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Today's u-turn on vouchers for #FreeSchoolMeals by @10DowningStreet and @educationgovuk is not without consequence. At the end of two weeks of last minute decision making on education, the upshot is that good honest people are on furlough as of tonight. A thread on the impact:
Before Christmas the Government were adamant that schools would stay open on the basis they were low risk. Schools placed order for food from their wholesale partners in preparation before going off on two weeks' holiday.
Stock was ordered in accordingly by wholesalers ready for shipment in January. They also bought stock in preparation for No Deal Brexit as the negotiations with EU dragged on. Stock bought for Xmas was still hanging around: the November lockdown and then the Tier system
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This government’s procurement is an ugly mark on its pandemic response.

We’ve seen millions wasted on unusable PPE, a national Serco tracing system not reaching contacts it should, and a growing catalogue of cronyism.

But what's happened this week is a new low.
This government outsourcing #FreeSchoolMeals leaves families with shocking replacements for normal vouchers. These photos are a disgrace.

But while they seem adamant to not feed hungry children, let's remind ourselves of contracts they have splashed on in recent months...
In April, the Tories gave £250 million to Ayanda Capital for 50 million face masks - which were later found to be unsafe for NHS workers.

Labour highlighted this as one of the early examples of cronyism given links to the Tory party.…
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Couldn’t agree with you more @chrischirp!
Today in my local #Medicentre a pharmacist & 2 dispensary workers were chatting & joking w/out a #mask in sight! Then I saw several patients wearing those UTTERLY USELESS nylon #masks which slip/slide & they touch constantly. A 🧵...
And a Pt wearing a surgical mask that appeared to have been worn > 50 times it was so filthy!
We’ve had a whole term where kids haven’t worn #MasksInClassrooms & the anti #mask #keepschoolsopen AT ALL COSTS gang who don’t care 1 jot how many #teachers/families get ill w/ #Covid.
Just remember the vote on #FreeSchoolMeals in Oct!
Virtually EVERY @Conservative MP voted AGAINST this simple & low cost way to feed our most vulnerable children DURING A PANDEMIC!
Now they tell us it’s all about child welfare... I have my doubts!
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Today I m sharing another paper on unintended consequences of a UK policy which makes me cringe at how my tax money is spent all the while debating #FreeSchoolMeals "Subsidizing the spread of COVID-19: Evidence from the UK’s #EOHO scheme". ➡️ a thread🧵⬇️
The EOHO scheme was conceived to help the hard-hit restaurant businesses in the UK in the wake of 1st #COVID19 wave. The scheme cut the cost of meals & non-alcoholic drinks by up to 50% across tens of thousands of participating restaurants in the UK from 3 to 31 August 2020. 1...
The research leverages data from #HMRC’s own #EOHO restaurant finder app which was the go-to platform for people searching for EOHO restaurants in their neighbourhood, together with weekly data on new #COVID-19 infections measured at the granular MSOA level (5-10k residents) 2...
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Boris says that he "totally understands the issue of holiday hunger," whilst he and 321 of his Tory MPs voted to ensure that the coming holidays would be the toughest hundreds of thousands of children have ever had to endure.
He talks about the success of the £1000 uplift to Universal Credit being a far more effective measure to combat holiday hunger, yet his party has given no commitment to keep this additional £20 a week beyond next April.
"You are not going to see children going hungry as a result of Government inattention this Christmas" he says.
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1. I turned the kitchen clock back 1 hour this morning. Watching the hand wind backwards brought home how easy it is to regress.
2. Over 100 years ago, Clara Grant, an educator and social reformer, set up the Fern Street Settlement to help children in the East End of London.
3. A mural of her is being painted on the building next to the school where I teach.…
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Just a few thoughts about why I support #FreeSchoolMeals based on my work as a clinical dietitian, academic and researcher
Inadequate healthy food intake impacts negatively on health and wellbeing especially in most vulnerable i.e. children
This isn’t rickets or other vitamin deficiencies common in 1920-30s but impaired growth and ⬆️ risk of long-term conditions like diabetes, heart disease & some cancers which are linked to deprivation
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