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Boris Johnson to reject "Northern Ireland Windsor Framework"
#borisjohnson has raised concerns about #rishisunak's new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland and said he will find it "very difficult" to vote for it.
In a Westminster speech, the former Prime Minister said "I'm going to find it very difficult to vote for something like this myself because I believed we should've done something very different. No matter how much plaster came off the ceiling in Brussels
"I hope that it will work and I also hope that if it doesn't work we will have the guts to employ that (Northern Ireland Protocol) bill again because I have no doubt at all that is what brought the EU to negotiate seriously" 3/6
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Three Prime Ministers in one year with #ConservativeParty members effectively disenfranchised from the process. Having voted for #borisjohnson and #liztruss we now have a Prime Minister rejected by members. 1/13
#democraticDOR is not against who leads our party so long as the members have their vote and endorse our leader. Any leader of our party needs the support of our membership. But it's not just a request it is our constitutional right! 2/13
Because that was what was promised by the William Hague reforms, which members backed and voted for! 3/13
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EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: #LizTruss resigns as British Prime Minister

She says she will stay for a week until the next PM elected, presumably by MPs.

What chaos!
#LizTrussPM #JeremyHunt #GrantShapps #SuellaBraveman #JacobReesMogg #JamesCleverly #BREAKING
Image of Britain see tonight from the International Space Station
“Actually, if this was a relationship, I think at this point Britain’s friends would be sitting down with it & saying:

‘Look honey, you’ve been through four Prime Ministers in six years. They can’t all be the problem’” @Trevornoah on @TheDailyShow
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🔵 NEW: #LizTruss will be entitled to claim up to £115,000 per year from the taxpayer for the rest of her life once she leaves office, despite likely being one of the shortest-serving prime ministers in history.…
🪙 The Public Duties Cost Allowance allows former prime ministers to claim back money toward the cost of maintaining activities in public life.

Former PMs have claimed back millions through the scheme since it was set up in 1991 following the resignation of Margaret Thatcher.
🤝 The costs are a reimbursement of expenses for necessary office and secretarial costs arising from their position in public life.

“The allowance is not paid to support private or parliamentary duties. PDCA is in addition to any constituency office which they maintain as MPs.”
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Queen Liz and the enormous Pie!

(A story in far too many tweets)

Once upon a time there was a lady who believed she was Queen.

#ToryConference #ToryCorruption #ToryCostOfGreedCrisis #ToryCriminalsUnfitToGovern
#LizTruss #kwasibudget
Her name was Queen Liz (which was unfortunate) and she spoke with her ministers and told them she had a great idea.
“I have a great idea!” she said, “We are going to get all the peasants to work on an enormous pie!”, “Hooray!!!” they all shouted especially Jacob, the minister for considering people peasants.
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I’m in #Prague for tomorrow’s 1st summit of the new #EuropeanPoliticalCommunity.

The 27 🇪🇺 leaders will be joined by #Truss, #Erdogan, #Zelensky & others.

The big question: what the hell is this thing? The answer depends on what happens tomorrow in a battle between 🇬🇧&🇫🇷. 🧵1/9 Image
The idea is that this is a wider European bloc which will include countries not in the EU, either because they’re waiting to join, they don’t want to join, or they’ve left (🇬🇧).

But there are already such groupings, like the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and the OECD in Paris. Image
What’s the point of the EPC then?

The idea is that, unlike CoE & OECD, this will be a forum for heads of state and government to meet and discuss major issues.

Such leader meetings don’t happen in those other organisations. Image
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De echte journalistieke alternatieven voor de gelijkgeschakelde #miljardairsmedia (alle landelijke kranten en commerciëleTV) en de inmiddels totaal gelijkgeschakelde Staatsmedia van de #PubliekeOmroep

#journalistiek hier ⬇️

@AndereKrant en @_GezondVerstand Image
Nog gehypnotiseerd ?


Oekraïense #crisisacteurs verkleed als gewonden nemen 'n selfie in #Kiev.

Opgezet voor de westerse #miljardairs- en staatsgesubsidieerde media.

#RTLnieuws #NOSJournaal #Nieuwsuur #Eenvandaag #Op1npo en '#journalistiek' #NRC #Volkskrant
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We've reached the "rats in a sack" phase of this new #LizTruss UK Financial meltdown row. The 45% tax rate decision has been canned - and now it looks as if @KwasiKwarteng's deputy @CPhilpOfficial is the designated scapegoat.
Clearly someone had briefed against @CPhilpOfficial for this ^^ interview - suggesting that the idea of the cut to the tax rate had been presented to new PM @TrussLiz during her leadership campaign.

For her part @TrussLiz herself is saying that "it wasn't her idea".
This seems a little vague. When it comes to ideas which are likely to assist one get seelected as a PM replacement among a group of 160,000 of well healed @Conservatives members, cutting their tax rate is definitely a "good idea".
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For friends across the pond; also historians too ready to draw lines between books politicians claim to have read and those books' "influence" thereupon. Also #liztruss, the latter-day milk-snatcher who tells all and sundry of her "favorite historian": ME.…
Liz. Can't. Read (Rather, let's viralize that shite: #LizCantRead.)
Herewith, THE HISTORY LESSON #LizTruss missed....
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BREAK - Liz Truss *will* be attending the 1st summit of the #EuropeanPoliticalCommunity in Prague next week.

In fact, 🇬🇧 now fully on board to JOIN this European community and wants to host the 2nd meeting (!?!)

An astonishing u-turn.
A refresher: #EuropeanPoliticalCommunity is 🇫🇷President @EmmanuelMacron's idea for a forum larger than 🇪🇺 where European issues can be discussed. An 'outer ring'

Many suspect it's meant as a halfway house to park aspiring members. And a former member.…
This 1st EPC summit in Prague next Thursday, with 🇪🇺27 leaders plus invited 🇺🇦🇹🇷🇬🇧🇳🇴🇲🇰🇨🇭🇦🇱🇦🇲🇦🇿🇧🇦🇬🇪🇮🇸🇽🇰🇱🇮🇲🇩🇲🇪🇷🇸, will have to answer many questions.

The first: what the hell is the EPC? And how would it be different from the Council of Europe in Strasbourg? Nobody yet knows.
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🧵 1) The Pound hits a record low, the cost of living crisis worsens, £billions are added to the National Debt. The UK MSM would be apoplectic and baying for blood if this happened under any Labour Govt.
#DontTrustTruss #ToryChaos #ToriesUnfitToGovern #ToryCostOfGreedCrisis.
2) Tory Cabinet Ministers & cronies with investments in UK Hedge funds have reportedly made a fortune "shorting the pound" ahead of profligate tax cuts proposed by UK PM #LizTruss and her Treasurer, Chancellor #KwasiKwarteng. This is corruption on a huge scale. Image
3) Prime Minister #LizTruss hosted a dinner for hedge fund managers shortly before her spending plans sparked a selling frenzy in sterling and gilts. “They were all supporters of Truss and every one of them was shorting the pound,” said a prominent source. Image
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Just catching up on #minibudget2022 ramifications: if businesses aren't "on their feet" #KwasiKwarteng might there be a correlation with a 10 year Tory rule? Or do you & @trussliz @BrineMP & @ReesMogg & all your colleagues abrogate your responsibilities? #GeneralElectionNow
#KwasiBudget trickle-down "advocates for a lower tax burden on the upper end of the economic spectrum". Economist John Kenneth Galbraith called it horse & sparrow: "If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows."…
@KwasiKwarteng @trussliz @hmtreasury @BrineMP I accuse you of #malfeasance: intentional conduct that is wrongful or unlawful, especially by officials or public employees. You are gambling with the economy justifying it with a ideology that has been debunked #GeneralElectionNow
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1. 🇬🇧⚫️|👉 Inicio #Hilo sobre el #Fallecimiento de #IsabelII soberana del #ReinoUnido 👑🔵🔴⚪️ y de los #ReinosDeLaCommonwealth

#IsabeIITheQueen #GoodSaveTheQueen #QueenElizabeth #Luto #Buckingham #CarlosIII #CharlesIII

Hilo 🇬🇧🇪🇸⬇️⬇️
2. 🇬🇧⚫️|👉 El #ReinoUnido es una #MonarquíaParlamentaria con #CarlosIII como soberano, hijo y sucesor de #IsabelII, y la #CasaDeWindsor como #DinastíaReinante 🇬🇧👑

#IsabeIITheQueen #GoodSaveTheQueen #QueenElizabeth #Luto #Buckingham #CarlosIII #CharlesIII

Hilo 🇬🇧🇪🇸⬆️⬇️
3. 🇬🇧⚫️|👉 La #ReinaIsabelII ha tenido 16 #PrimerosMinistros desde #WinstonChurchill hasta #LizTruss en 2022 🇬🇧💼.

#IsabeIITheQueen #GoodSaveTheQueen #QueenElizabeth #Luto #Buckingham #CarlosIII #CharlesIII

Hilo 🇬🇧🇪🇸⬆️⬇️
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#BREAKING New UK PM vows to fix post-Brexit gridlock in N.Ireland
#UPDATE New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has promised to end bitter wrangling over post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland, that has soured relations between London and Brussels
#UPDATE New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Wednesday said she hoped talks with the EU could help resolve a dispute over post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland.

"My preference is for a negotiated solution," she told MPs in parliament
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#BREAKING Russia says 'not expecting changes' in relations with new Britain PM Truss
#BREAKING Outgoing UK PM Johnson vows to support successor Truss 'every step of the way'
#UPDATE Russia is not expecting any changes to its frosty relations with Britain under new PM Liz Truss, Kremlin says.

"Judging by statements made by Madame Truss when she was still foreign minister... one can say with much certainty that no changes for the better are expected"
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And here it is ...

German cartoonists on #BorisJohnson, #LizTruss, and the #ToryLeadershipContest

#cartoon 🧵

Cartoon: Klaus Stuttmann Image

"Mr Johnson, would you please let go? You have to make room for Ms Truss."

Cartoon: Harm Bengen Image
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Gran Bretaña siempre se a caracterizado por su influencia para el resto del mundo
Una mujer, nuevamente tomara el cargo de primer ministro
Ojala sea el primer paso para poner orden en el mundo
Mary Elizabeth Truss, ​ conocida como Liz Truss, es una política británica. Actual Líder del Partido Conservador y Unionista y Primera Ministra del Reino Unido desde 2022, siendo la tercera primera ministra que ocupa el cargo, tras Margaret Tatcher y Theresa May.
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1/13: 🚨BREAKING NEWS: #LizTruss is the next #PrimeMinister. What could Truss's #HumanRights record mean for the future of the UK?…
2/13: "Truss has a track record of voting against human rights progression in the UK and as prime minister will make policy decisions that will radically change rights protections. The first targets? A new #BillOfRights and the European Convention on Human Rights (#ECHR)."
3/13: "One of Truss's most controversial votes has been against retaining the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as part of UK law following #Brexit. She remains a member of the Conservative government which proposes to repeal the #HumanRightsAct (#HRA)."
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Why do Antivaxxers hate Drag Queens?

@KDenkWrites investigated the infiltration of the far right into anti-vax groups & the effect of two years of drip-fed extremism for @allthecitizens & @BylineTimes…
2/The first indication of a far-right presence in anti-vax groups was links to the Workers of England Union in Feb 2021. Run by Robin Tillbrook - leader of the English Democrats Party, they offered legal representation for ppl whose refusal to vaccinate had cost them their jobs.
3/ Tillbrook has a longstanding professional connection to Mark Collett - leader of the far right group Patriotic Alternative.
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Expect lots of warnings today from #TeamRishi about the cost of higher interest rates as the Bank of England (#BoE) hikes.

Three counters...

1. The #tax cuts proposed by #LizTruss are unlikely to have any significant impact on #inflation (they could even help to reduce it)...
2. It's #TeamRishi that's playing at 'fairytale economics' if they think the current ultra-low level of interest rates is normal, healthy or sustainable (most economists agree that fiscal policy is too tight - largely due to #Rishi's tax hikes - and monetary policy is too loose)
3. It is at least right to worry that rising short-term interest rates will add to the cost of public debt. But this simply strengthens the case for the government to lengthen the maturity of borrowing to lock in low rates - as #LizTruss has proposed!

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Fyi, no serious economist - including Patrick Minford - would think that £30-£40 billion of tax cuts would mean UK interest rates have to rise to 7%... 🙄

#RishiSunak #LizTruss #LeadersDebate
Ps. here's what #Minford actually said... 👇

(Most economists agree that UK interest rates are unsustainably low. In my view, the neutral rate would now be much lower than past norms of 5-7%. But Minford did NOT say that #Truss's tax cuts would raise them to 7%.)
pps. and since then (in a piece for the Mail), #Minford has clarified that he thinks the neutral rate is now more like 2-4%... 🤓

In short, poor from Rishi Sunak.
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Today I've seen a number of trending hashtags with a common theme: the UK Government's increasingly obvious #Fascist tendencies.

Know your history.

#TomHunt #PeterBone #LizTruss
#Rwanfda #RwandaNotInMyName #RwandaDeportation #ToryFascist
#ToryFascistDictatorship #PritiPatel
#THREAD on what Linguist Ruth Wodak calls 'shameless normalisation', which explicitly refers to ‘impolite or shameless behaviour’ manifested in "the far-right populists’ agendas (& related rhetoric)... which have already reached the political mainstream."

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🔴 Yesterday, the Court of Appeal refused to block the Home Office’s deportation of asylum seekers to #Rwanda.

The first flight is scheduled to leave tonight, at 9:30pm, as human rights lawyers battle to stop the removals.
It was also reported that two last-ditch attempts to halt the flight had been rejected, with the Home Office admitting that there is a risk the flight could be cancelled anyway, after legal challenges meant that fewer than 10 people are expected to board…
A source told Playbook that, due to individual case challenges brought against the government, “just seven” people were due to board, and that an ongoing “legal merry go-round” could well mean the “removal of every single last person” from the flight.…
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