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We have cause to be grateful to #Sunak, yes grateful. For he has done what no one else, not #Boris' friends, allies or supporters, could.
He has finally woken the sleeping giant.

#Sunak has been a very silly boy. Even after everything #Sunak did to him, #Boris was content to sit quietly in the backbenches as a loyal #Conservative. But tonight, there was a turning point, the letter to the Privileges Committee. Finally #Boris had had enough.

The trigger was the Honours List, what #Boris might well have seen as closure: recognition of those who had been loyal to him and good servants to the nation. But all #Sunak could do was see #Boris in the light of his own behaviour and personality.

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Why mechanics, garages worry about #ElectricVehicle revolution: Only 2% of India’s vehicles are EVs, but sales rose 155% in 2022-23. @kavithawrites on need to re-skill large workforce to ensure #JustTransition 

“Every third vehicle that I see is an #ElectricVehicle. It will have an impact on small informal workers like mechanics, spare parts dealers: Y Vamshi Krishna, owner of service centre in #Hyderabad. Millions wary of #electricMobility revolution’s impact on #labour. 2/4
“I am scared…We may lose our jobs as we don’t have the necessary skills.” T Sai Kumar, a technician at a car dealership in #Hyderabad. Major auto companies are currently looking at what training workers need amid transition to #ElectricVehicles. 3/4
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All set up and ready to go with our second @ukonward Future of Conservatism🇬🇧 event here at the @unherd Club!

Speakers about to be mic'd up, guests arriving. Essay question: can the Tories reclaim the realignment & find a path to electoral success? 👀 Image
Full house here at @unherd

@SebastianEPayne kicks off by asking what the results of last week's local elections mean for the Tories' prospects mean for its future... Image
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We must REJOIN the EU.
Please join us on Wednesday at 8pm for our post election special planning session on ZOOM
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Did you know Babasaheb's personal library "Rajgirh" consisted of more than 50,000 books and it was the world's largest private library.
Some glorious facts about World's most intellect person.
#Thread +
#BabasahebAmbedkar is the only Indian who tops the world's 1st talented person, according to Cambridge University, England 2011.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was a master in 64 subjects. He had knowledge of 9 languages like Hindi, Pali, Sanskrit, English, French, German, Marathi, Persian, and Gujarati. Apart from this, he studied all the religions of the world in a comparative way for almost 21 years.
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#Labour is fighting dirty, provoking the woke @Young_Tories @loveukhatetory What to think? About time? It’s political theatre, grandstanding on the issue of crime. But justified, because the legacy on 13 years of #ConservativeParty misrule has led to #BrexitBrokeBritain #Strikes
The Tories #brexitshambles followed by @trussliz were accompanied by underfunded public services, especially policing, the courts, jails, & probation services. Lawlessness stalks the land and this is at least partly to blame.
We have a government skimping on law&order, without compassion, barely clinging to the idea of public service, and without new ideas. #GeneralElectionNow @labourandtrade is anticipating the dirty political fights ahead, and laying the ground to win them.
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The first tentpole principle of my campaign to be elected as #MP of #Gravesham is that I will NOT take £84k - I'll take the salary of a qualified nurse, on a general surgery ward, with five years experience. Which is what I think ALL MPs should be paid.…
The second tentpole principle is that I will NOT take any additional jobs, other than MP. Representing all of my constituents will be my highest priority, and I don't see how part-time MPS with second, third, fourth, fifth jobs can reasonably claim to do that. 2/x
The third principle is that I will NOT benefit from the subsidised bars and restaurants which #MP use in the Palace of Westminster. If I use one, I will deposit the amount of subsidy from out of my own pocket into a fund, which will be used to support #Gravesham causes. 3/x
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“I can make Rs 25000 a month, if I work 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.” Delivery boy Mohammed Arif Khan gets no provident fund, no paid leave, no growth prospects. @anweganguly & @touhid_rahat on working conditions of #GigWorkers

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“Khan is not insured. “Only if I die while delivering, my family will receive up to Rs 5,00,000. If they are aware of it.” Despite 2020 Social Security Code for #labour calling to include #GigWorkers,  companies do not treat them as employees.

“I am in the streets from 8 am till late at night,” Mohammed Sohail, a 21-yr-old AC technician does #GigWork during #Delhi winters. He is not paid for return trips to store. He works long hours to make a minimum number of deliveries to qualify for incentives.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The Golden Rule (them what has the gold makes the rules); and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ A kraken strangling a coin-operated judge automata whose rob
I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible:… 2/
The Golden Rule (them what has the gold makes the rules): Dobbs, SVB, the Internet Archive, antitrust and the law's foundation in norms, not consistency.

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Damo Rants (@KernowDamo):

👇👇👇 ... UK

Keir Starmer's Labour bans another 12 groups!

Comment : VIEW THIS

I'm not able to say what exactly,
There's something badly wrong with @Keir_Starmer and those in #Labour accepting this

video ~12:52min


I drift here-and-there and around the media (not much MSM) World wide, even in RF and yes to an extent as I can glean, Asia & all over.
Wake-up UK...we're being visibly (and the West everywhere) allowed to see who are aiming for the totalitarian bench mark of utter State


As for me, I'm of an opinion this is across the seeming boundaries of States too.
I offer (to consider) Western elites are not alone in a glassy eyed view of historic & contemporary authoritarians, & that it's reciprocated too

It's their rage of our age
and desired
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Just as twitter crumbles, I'm beyond happy that my 1st PhD paper just got published @EconSocJournal, studying emergence of impact investing in UK.

Main argument: financial agency involves creating social conditions for the exercise of financial power 1/11…
Creating new financial assets is key to the expansion of financialized capitalism. #Assetization enables rent extraction and thus creates economic winners and losers. Losers include gov de-risking, or non financial firms. Why do they participate nevertheless? 2/11
Clearly power is key here, but for assets in their ideational stage & requiring de-risking to be enacted, it's difficult to assume ex-ante unilateral power differences.
My argument: financial actors first need to make #assetization alluring to heterogeneous audiences. 3/11
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1/ I fear @jeremycorbyn may end up politically isolated when he's finally expelled from Labour. If you think present allies in Labour will maintain their association, precedent suggests otherwise. Stringing him along until nxt GE makes sense for #Starmer...
2/ It means @jeremycorbyn might be reluctant to formally break with Labour in the hope he's reinstated, which won't happen. The result is that coordinated resistance from socialists won't build until after GE, when Starmer assumes he'll be in power anyway (hmmm)
3/ Not breaking from #Labour makes sense from a local politics perspective in Islington. To win at the nxt GE, @jeremycorbyn will need local Labour support so it could be a mistake to give the impression that he's wilfully deserted them. He'll need their loyalty.
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Let's be real @yvettecooper and @UKLabour and they're friends in the mainstream media are only doggedly attacking @SuellaBraverman because #Labour are incredibly vulnerable on the issue of immigration and migrant crossings.

That's what this is really about
@UKLabour and @Keir_Starmer have made incredible strides into the #RedWall, many thought #Starmer would struggle - mainly helped by Tory incompetence on the economy. Yet on immigration in this region, #Labour are seen as weak, especially on the crossings
All it would take is a regular campaign to equate @UKLabour to the illegal crossings, say a leaflet drop with the phrase "would you trust this woman to stop these boats" with pictures of the boats and @YvetteCooperMP,

She's already seen as soft touch remoaner.
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Austerity has led to excess deaths through poverty. Austerity has led to David Cameron’s Big Society Actually meaning #FoodBankBritain. And it’s not just the unemployed using food banks. Wages for hard working people is so poor, and inflation so high that teachers and nurses are
using them to feed their families too. #FoodBankTories
The #Tories have run down schools and run down the #NHS. Schools aren’t properly supported or ventilated. Staff turnover is ridiculously high. Burnout is commonplace.
The #NHS has been deliberately run down in order to justify selling it off. #Covid was deliberately mismanaged to justify selling the #NHS off. Billions of pounds were given to Track and Trace during the pandemic while Nurses and Doctors of colour were forced into frontline
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Joke as we must that the Tories could squeeze 2 more Prime Ministers into office before Christmas, we must accept that they will probably form an uneasy confederacy behind Sunak. A period of stability is now essential to them if they are to stand a snowballs chance in Hell of...
..winning another period in government at the next General Election. Given their current standing in the polls I could forgive anyone for thinking that this must be a forlorn hope on their part. They will suffer deserved annihilation and humiliation at the ballot box; we hope.
But the Conservative mindset mostly outside of government at the centre of the hive does not function on the principle of accepting honest defeat, they still think they can win!
They are determined and ruthless individuals at home in the boardroom of Global banks and businesses.
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The Western Left is struggling to emphasize with #Ukraine. The rift between the socialist parties of Western and Eastern Europe has deep historical roots. So lets take a look at British #Labour and Polish "PPS" in 1920 - how was their perception of #Russia/#Ukraine? 🧵Thread/1
In 1920 #Labour send a delegation to revolutionary Russia to take a closer look on #Lenin/s politics. They recognized the "terror" of the Bolsheviks but justified it with the circumstances (civil war). Even so, they were concerned by the complete lack of civil rights in Russia/2
They also recognized the "danger of militarism" in Russia but blamed it entirely on their own government. In their perception it was "western policy" that forced revolutionary Russia to expand. #Lenin did "great service to diplomacy" and "has shown a genuine will to peace"/3
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Se pensate che il caos politico sia all'ordine del giorno solo in Italia allora non sapete cosa sta accadendo in Inghilterra, dove la premier Liz #Truss ha appena licenziato il suo Cancelliere dello Scacchiere, l'equivalente del ministro dell'Economia, Kwasi #Kwarteng. Image
Trattasi di mossa disperata da parte del primo ministro, decisa a sacrificare il suo uomo dei conti per provare a salvare se stessa. Dopo poche settimane a Downing Street, infatti, i Tories che l'hanno issata alla guida del partito sembrano averne già piene le tasche. Image
Nei corridoi di Westiminster gira voce che 20 e + parlamentari siano pronti a chiedere le dimissioni di #Truss, favorendo l'ascesa di un ticket composto dall'ex Cancelliere dello Scacchiere, Rishi #Sunak, e dalla leader dei Comuni, Penny #Mordaunt. Image
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For some months I have attempted to resolve a worrying problem with a concerted smear campaign against me by Grassroots for Europe and The European Movement. I have had no reply in private from CEO Anna Bird, so I have decided to go public. Here is the summary 1/

The WhatsApp group where much of this smearing takes place is overseen by Anna Bird and Lord Andrew Adonis. Andrew does not like uncomfortable truths and blocks people who he disagrees with. Thus I have no route to resolution with him. 2/

#Labour #Grassroots #Europe #Brexit
The 'mob' also follow the leader, sometimes without knowledge of what actually took place. This is not without consequence. For example, I am blocked from attending the March to Rejoin, was blocked from attending a meeting with @gavinesler. 3/
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2nd post I’ve seen in 24hrs on this topic.
People who think Labour’s reference to “working PEOPLE” instead of “working class” is not deliberate- think again. Rachel Reeves said it herself, in 2015!
What about sick/disabled? What indeed? #Labour #Vulnerable #Benefits
This lady, who has spoken to @Keir_Starmer on the issue, recognises the issue. There are many people who CANNOT work due to illness or disability, yet we are disparaged along with those who CHOOSE not to work. It is grossly unfair & cruel.
I receive PIP &, as I have a small ill health pension, the severe disability premium part of ESA. I do not receive council tax benefits or help with NHS costs. Frankly, I would 💯 prefer to work; I miss not being able to work; I never chose to get sick!
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#LabourConference2022 delegate from Edinburgh Vijay Jackson quotes Keir Hardie on why the labour movement should oppose the #monarchy

#QueenElizabethII #KingCharlesIII #NotMyKing #Labour #Lab22 Image
This is what Hardie said:

"Even under a representative system of government it is possible to paralyse a nation by maintaining the fiction that a reigning family is a necessity of good government. Now, one of two things must be – either the British people are fit to govern
themselves or they are not. If they are, an hereditary ruler who in legislation has more power than the whole nation is an insult. Despotism and monarchy are compatible; democracy and monarchy are an unthinkable connection.
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THREAD: Leicester Attack on Hindus

Timeline of the Leicester Violence: The Real Story

#Leicester #HindusUnderAttack #BritishHindus
Leicester Demography

Total population: 561,365

Christian: 181,882 (32.4%)
Muslim: 104,413 (18.6%)
Hindu: 85,327 (15.2%)
Sikh: 24,700 (4,4%)
Buddhist: 2,245 (0.4%)
Jewish: 561 (0.1%)

Sources: Census 2021 and World Population Review
28th Aug: After a #INDvsPAK2022 cricket match rival fans bantered. Such banter is commonly seen amongst boisterous football fans too, it was non-religious & became serious only when an individual supporting the #Pakistan cricket team snatched and disrespected the #India flag.
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We fought and died alongside the French in WWI.

We fought and died alongside the French in WWII.

The French cut off supplies of Exocet Missiles to Argentina after they invaded the Falkland Islands. Against their interests.

France guarded our waters after the Tories scrapped our only Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

We fought and defeated Gaddafi alongside the French.

We mourned with France after Charlie Hebdo.

France mourned with us after Manchester.

France has sworn to defend us against attack by a sovereign state.

French interests are largely British interests and vice versa.

They are our neighbours and friends, whatever our differences.

Macron never deployed a chemical weapon on British soil.

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1/ Thread: Why #Starmer's "plan" isn't even close to a solution and will do nothing to tackle the root causes of problems in the energy market or inflation itself. #EnergyCrisis #EnergyPrices
2/ It's only for six months:
There's nothing to stop energy companies immediately jacking up prices once the "freeze" ends. This underlines the problem that the "free market" does not work and cannot work in a natural monopoly like energy. #EnergyCrisis #EnergyPrices
3/ A policy by the establishment, for the establishment:
The plan is simply an attempt to cover over the cracks until the controversy dies down. It's therefore primarily a means of safeguarding the status quo rather than a genuine attempt to deal with the underlying issues.
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1/ Thread on a self imposed predicament faced by the establishment, which consists of 2 main problems:
A) #Johnson
B) #littlekeir
2/ Faced with the possibility of a @jeremycorbyn led Government, the establishment turned to explicitly incompetent and corrupt but reliably populist #Johnson as the one man who could stop #Corbyn. The reasoning was probably this: However bad #Johnson would turn out...
3/ Wouldn't matter all that much because with @jeremycorbyn ousted, the system could go back to normal, with a "competent", if dull, Blairite Labour leader ready to step into the breach with a capitalist B-team should #Johnson prove too embarrassing. #littlekeir seemed perfect.
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