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🧵JOURNALISM IS DEAD🦠

Yesterday we all saw why.

For 16 months the government & its scientific advisors have avoided any kind of scrutiny. The Downing Street press conference sham is evidence; where “journalists” ask narrative-driven, pre-prepared & sanctioned questions👇🏻
When have you ever heard them ask about the China lab leak? About natural immunity? About the risks of the vaccines? About the flawed PCR tests? About the cost/benefit analysis of lockdowns? About the impartiality of SAGE? About the planned lies and fear? Never, is the answer.
Those questions are only ever asked by the public on forums like Twitter- never by journalists - & even then Big Tech censor many of these important questions.

The result has been the rise of the Covid cult (💙), of covidians, a movement steeped in ideology rather than science.
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Great #Tory housing shame:
Third of ex-council homes ....now owned by rich landlords mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r…
The multi-millionaire son of a #Tory minister who presided over the controversial “right-to -buy” scheme is a buy-to-let landlord owning scores of former #council flats.

A Daily Mirror investigation found a third of ex-council homes sold in the 1980s under Margaret #Thatcher
were now owned by private landlords.
In one #London borough almost half of ex-#council properties are now sub-let to tenants.

Tycoon Charles #Gow and his wife own at least 40 ex-#council flats on one South #London estate.
His father Ian #Gow was one of Mrs #Thatcher’s top aides
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Thread: Details of testing in schools is out 😅🤣😂😲🥴🤢🤮

Got to be kidding, as if we needed any more proof the DfE is totally out of touch, this could be the crowning glory.

Unbelievable

Reads more like a PR exercise than a Public Health initiative
tes.com/news/coronavir…
2/ Worth beginning with the press release earlier today, dont worry not much work you just need to use January Inset day to retrain as public health officials.

Note that many support staff won't be in as schools cut their training to save money years ago
3/ Step 1 retrain and retitle staff.

100 tests a day will need 9 staff, 11-13 tests an hour per testing bay, so we either need to spend all day testing or have a lot of bays.

How many staff do they think we have in 10 years into a retention crisis deepened by covid?
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'We're a lot more prepared.'

GP Dr Ahmed El Muntasar says that while there is an 'element of anxiety' when it comes to the second peak of Covid-19, it's not as high because hospitals are 'a lot more informed.'

Watch GMB for the latest Covid-19 news 👉 bit.ly/3fVaMUx
'We need clear, consistent messaging from the government.'

Professor Gabriel John Scally says confusion over the Covid-19 rules is not helpful.

He adds that 'we're fighting the virus with one hand tied behind our backs' because the test and trace system isn't working.
'We have to learn from other countries.'

Professor @devisridhar says some European countries are doing better because they are learning from East Asia where there is 'robust test, trace and isolate system' in place.

@piersmorgan | @susannareid100 | #GMB
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Do you think being a woman has been significant in leading a country during the pandemic?

The Prime Minister of Barbados says female leaders are empathetic and successful in showing they care.

#GMB
'I'd love men and woman to lead in any way that they choose but we're not there yet.'

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says men and women still have to lead in different ways in order to be successful.

#GMB
'I actually think Theresa May would have handled it better than Boris Johnson'

Denmark's first female Prime Minister criticises Britain's handling of the pandemic but says it's due to a 'lack of diversity' and not listening to the experts.

#GMB
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'Remote working isn't a new thing, we've been heading there for years' - @ParisPetgrave

A new survey shows that nine out of 10 people who have worked from home during lockdown want to continue doing so, but is it selfish to work from home?

#GMB
'The ones that are really going to suffer are the young'

@baggyjones says an increase in working from home will negatively impact young people who will miss out on mentoring opportunities and work experience.

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'From the beginning of this pandemic there have been constant mixed messages from the government'

Boris Johnson is urging people to go back to the workplace but Dr Karan says the right safety measures need to be in place first.

#GMB
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'I doubt he feared for his life'

The lawyer responsible for prosecuting Harry Maguire after he was arrested in Greece says he does not think Harry Maguire feared for his life when he was arrested by the police.
The Greek lawyer who led the prosecution against Harry Maguire says the appeals process could take 2 years despite the original trial only taking three days.

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'Please stop sending me hate mail'

Dr Ioannis Paradissis says he respects Harry Maguire as a footballer and asks for fans to stop sending him hate mail and threatening emails.

#GMB
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THE APOLOGY From The NBA President To Governor @elrufai is Not Necessary. Secondly, Saying it Had No Ethnic or Religious Colouration Made The Apology Even More Dumb?

Firstly, No Governor in Kaduna Since 1990 Has Made Meaningful Efforts To Resolve The Crisis in Kaduna Compared
2. To Governor El-Rufai. The Question Primarily is Simply, Are The People Reay For Peace in The State? How We forgotten so Quickly how The attempt at setting up a Military Base Was Resisted and Have We Not Seen That Even With the Military Now, So Many People in the AREA
3. affected are Still Looking for Ways to Ensure The Problem does not End?

Like I Always Reminded The Communities Around My Farm, I am Not a Muslim or a Christian and Will Not Entertain A Mosque or a Church in My Farm. I am not Fulani or Hausa or Mada or Eggon and Will Not
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The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
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A-Level students will be given the chance to choose between moderated marks, mock results or sit an exam in the autumn.

Student Zac Cash says that mock results are not 'an accurate reflection'. But mock results and predicted grades are the only 'viable option.'
Shadow Education Secretary @KateGreenSU says a 'robust appeal system needs to be put in place' as students prepare to receive their A-Level results.

It will give the individual student the opportunity to appeal their grade.

@adilray | @kategarraway | #GMB
'What are you advising people getting their results tomorrow to do?' - @kategarraway

NUS President Larissa Kennedy is urging students to 'fight for the grades they deserve' as she calls for the issues and inequalities in the examination and assessment system to be addressed.
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No, but I think it should be illegal to publish dogwhistle polls like this. #GMB is disingenuous & dishonest with its followers because the government is on record as being against such measures. But such polls promote #DriverEntitlement, foster anti-cycling sentiment...
& endanger every #VulnerableRoadUser as a result.
Could anything be more irresponsible than inciting public opinion against an activity widely regarded as a miracle pill for the nation's health?
Most insidiously, #GMB's pot-stirring makes roads more dangerous...
.. just when more young people are enjoying cycling.
#GMB should focus on addressing the main source of road danger & support moves to eliminate demonstrably illegal & dangerous behaviour by motorists that kills & maims tens of thousands every year.
shropshirestar.com/news/crime/202…
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Throughout the pandemic GP appointments have been online but there are concerns the vulnerable and elderly will struggle if this continues.

Should all GP appointments go online?
'Very often it's the body language of a patient.'

Journalist Diana Moran says online GP appointments could mean some health issues may be missed, especially with the elderly.

Watch GMB now 👉bit.ly/2MLB661
'A lot of more transactional discussions can just be done on email which gives me the time that I need'

@Dr_Ellie hopes more online GP appointments will give doctors the time they need to see the patients that really need to be seen face to face.

#GMB
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Mayor of London @SadiqKhan tells Ben Shephard and @kategarraway that he has not spoken to the Prime Minister since May 10.

He says if the govt is keen for recovery from coronavirus, they have to 'work with us because it's a team effort.'

Watch GMB 👉 bit.ly/3fVaMUx
'There's no clarity being provided about the powers or resources we would need.'

Mayor of London @SadiqKhan says he is concerned about what would happen if there was a local lockdown in London and is 'imploring' the government to work with him.

#GMB
'What we don't want is unfair peer pressure where it's unjustified.'

Mayor of London @SadiqKhan says we need to be respectful of the reasons why some groups of people may not wear face coverings as he urges them not to 'take the law into their own hands.'
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The BBC has announced it will end free TV licences for most over-75s.

82-year-old Maureen says she worries about her generation and about whether they will be able to afford the TV license fee along with their other bills.

@ranvir01 | #GMB
'If you're a 40% taxpayer, then surely that means test can be applied and we pay.'

TV presenter @jenniebond1 believes that the generation coming up to 75 should pay for the BBC if they can afford it.
'It's really bad timing for the BBC to announce this now.'

Dame Esther Rantzen says the BBC is 'especially important' for older people because they haven't been going out during the pandemic and that the BBC should 'wait a little longer' before making the changes.
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'There's a serious gender divide that we have to work to address.'

Chair of Women & Equalities Committee @carolinenokes responds to @ranvir01's question about whether women are going to be disproportionately affected by the economic downturn.

#GMB
'We went into the pandemic with female employment at a record high. We must not allow that to go backwards.'

@carolinenokes says 'we have to make sure' that the economic recovery is 'designed to help women every bit as much as men'.

@ranvir01 | #GMB
'The government have to be aware of that but in the end, it does have to be safety first.'

While he agrees with @carolinenokes' comments, @IainDale says the government has presumably 'got scientific evidence' to delay the opening of some businesses.
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Should we cancel Super Saturday?

The govt's latest easing of lockdown measures come into force on July 4.

John Caudwell says that even though extending the lockdown wouldn't make a difference to the economy, people need to get back to work.

@piersmorgan | @susannareid100
'Leicester shows us that things can go wrong.'

Professor @LindaBauld says she is 'very concerned' about July 4 as she reveals that NHS Trusts have been told to 'prepare for Super Saturday like it's New Year's Eve.'

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'We have to get the common sense of the public to work with us.'

Chair of the National Police Federation John Apter (@PFEW_Chair) says he's concerned for his police colleagues because of the way Super Saturday has 'been built up almost like it's a time to party.'

#GMB
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'We aren't deemed supernumerary'.

Student nurse Jessica Collins who opted in to help during the coronavirus pandemic, says student nurses are providing care and taking their own patients' alongside their qualified colleagues in response to Helen Whately's comments.

#GMB
'This government has no idea what it's like on the front line.'

Labour politician Eleanor Smith says the government 'doesn't realise what effect it has on the morale on the healthcare workers' over Helen Whately's comments about student nurses.

@piersmorgan | @susannareid100
'We still stepped up when they asked us to.'

Jessica Collins, who has £60,000 in student debt after training to be a nurse, has called on the government to take into consideration the work student nurses do in hospitals.

Watch GMB on ITV & The ITV Hub 👉bit.ly/2MLB661
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'We're letting the children of our country down at the moment by keeping them at home unnecessarily.'

Paediatrician Dr Ronny Cheung says he is seeing a 'huge increase of children with mental health and physical problems' because they're not getting daily access to schools.

#GMB
'To get children back to school is critical to this country.'

Author and Biographer Tom Bower says the Prime Minister needs to take control of the plan to get children back to school.

@susannareid100 | #GMB
'Children are going to suffer the longer the lockout of schools goes on.'

@DrHilaryJones highlights the importance of children returning to schools after over a thousand Paediatricians sign an open letter to the govt calling for schools to reopen.

Send your questions. #AskDrH
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'You have the real power to effect change. What else would you like to do in this area?' - @piersmorgan

Footballer @MarcusRashford says we need to 'analyse how this six week period affects families' and think of ways to keep the scheme going even after the school holidays end.
'It was a nice conversation.'

@MarcusRashford tells @piersmorgan and @susannareid100 about the conversation he had with Boris Johnson following the government's U-turn to provide school meals to vulnerable children.

Watch 👉 bit.ly/2MLB661
'It's a time for change.'

When @MarcusRashford returns to the pitch, he will be wearing a shirt with 'Black Lives Matter' on the back.

Addressing the impact George Floyd's death has had on the Black Lives Matter movement, the footballer is hoping change does happen.'

#GMB
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This is my 5 yrs old great niece. She was fit & healthy until a mild bout of Covid19 5wks ago from which she appeared to recover.
She is now in ICU with a Kawasaki inflammatory response.
She is off the ventilator but has developed heart problems.1/
#Marr
#Ridge
#COVID19
Her parents, a doctor (mum) and teacher (dad, my nephew), want her story sharing as they not only now have this dreadfully intimate personal experience but are both at the frontline of this crisis & see firsthand how schools will be the next frontline. 2/
#Marr
#Ridge
#COVID19
My nephew & his wife want the UK to know they are appalled at proposals to bring back to school full year groups on 1st June. They expect, as do the teaching & medical unions, more cases like that of their daughter if the govt persists in this plan. 3/
#Marr
#Ridge
#COVID19
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As Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to wind down the furlough scheme in July, @MartinSLewis answers your questions.

One viewer asks if an employee can report their employer without losing their job if the employer isn't using the furlough scheme properly.

#AskMartin | #GMB
'Will the self-employment income support scheme be extended till the end of June like the furlough scheme?'

#AskMartin
'According to the Competition and Markets Authority, you have a right to a refund.'

@MartinSLewis responds to a viewer's concern that she could lose 95% of the amount she's paid for her wedding venue because of coronavirus.
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'I asked my mum if we can raise money for funerals because you don't expect to die from Covid-19 so early.'

Inspired by @captaintommoore, 9-year-old Ethan Beardow, who has cerebral palsy, is walking 100 laps of his street to pay for funerals of coronavirus victims.

#GMB 🙌
UPDATE: After Ethan appeared on the show earlier he has smashed his £15,000 target and has now raised over £24,000.

Look at the smile on Ethan's face👇😁
WOW!

When Ethan joined @benshephard and @susannareid100 on the show this morning he'd raised £2,000, now he has raised more than £30,000!

What an incredible effort from everyone!💪 Image
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Which policies in the Labour Manifesto directly target a marginalised group?

Tories have got rid of most legal traveller sites, what will happen to the children when their homes are seized and their parents locked up?
#r4today @bbcnickrobinson #VoteEducation
How about the fact the Tories are still trying to deport black British citizens?
The #Windrush scandal continues?
#r4today @bbcnickrobinson
#GE2019 #torymaths
amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/n…
What of 9 years of systematic persecution of the disabled?

@bbcnickrobinson #r4today
#GMB #GE2019 #torymaths

theguardian.com/society/2018/o…
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.@lilyallen recently attacked "Rule Britannia".
1) Song from 18th century when we were engaged in the slave trade.
2) "Britain never ever shall be slaves" "none so blest as thee"
i.e A song bragging about how we're not the ones being enslaved, FROM WHEN WE WERE ENSLAVING PEOPLE.
@lilyallen So you know how the reason "black face" is offensive is due to the historical connotations of Caucasian people painting themselves black to mimic black people going right back to slavery?
A song from the slave days which gloats about slavery...
#GMB
I love that not one of the outraged replies I've seen even tries to say the song doesn't originate from bragging about how we enslaved other people and don't get enslaved ourselves.
Because being patriotic means believing that everything your country ever does or did is perfect.
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