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#Socialism leads to full Communism.
Paraphrasing Margaret #Thatcher.
How right she was!
President #Daoud brought about a Socialist Secular Revolution after doing a coup d'état against King #Zahir #Shah.
Soon to be followed by his assassination and the #PDPA #Communist takeover!
Well, nobody understood the dangers of collectivism during the Cold War better than General #Pinochet, Late Baroness #Thatcher, and #Lee #Kuan #Yew.
Americans were never really threatened by Marxist-Leninist or Marxist-Maoist Philosophy after the Communists were incarcerated
Ask a countless number of children, women and old, as to how Marxist Insurgencies and later Communist #Dictatorships destroyed their standards of living, and social stability through centralized social engineering.
#Chilean inflation stood around approx 1000% under #Allende.
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In #Thatcher's era, I moved from Sheffield, one of the worst-hit cities with its steel industry & nearby mines. Queues around the corner for a single job in a record store. Me, an unemployed graduate, with a huge file of job rejection letters. Female graduates encouraged to...2
2... study for "useful" qualifications - 30 or so of us did a secretarial course. I was still unable to get a job afterwards, so pretty much all 30 of us moved to London where secretarial jobs were a-plenty. The contrast between London & bleak, depressed South Yorkshire was...3
3... huge. I worked for companies in London which offered massive perks, unheard of in Sheffield, like free gourmet-chef cooked lunches, in-house bars, no-expense-spared Xmas parties, etc. If I quit my London job (as I did), I knew I'd find another almost...4
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Compilation of Parliamentary Financial Links to Private #Healthcare
This represents the latest list of recent or present financial links between #parliamentarians and #individuals or #companies involved in private healthcare.
up-to-date as of March 2nd 2014. It has increased !
#MPs and #Lords are able to vote on legislation, even when they have a direct #financial interest.
This happened with the Health and Social Care Act, which saw the #NHS being forced into a world of an external market.
The legislation was written for industry, by industry and is part of the overall plan for it's demise and the eventual takeover by #private health insurance companies.
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0/Uno dei settori in cui più chiaramente si capisce che il #neoliberismo ha poco a che fare con la libertà e molto con l’autorità e la disciplina sociale nelle politiche pubbliche è la gestione delle #università
1/Partiamo da un esempio noto e significativo: la gestione delle università inglesi da parte del governo #Thatcher, secondo quando rileva uno dei massimi esperti dell’argomento, Robert Anderson
bloomsbury.com/uk/british-uni…
2/Esponente di una generazione di Tories meno legata alle élites tradizionali e più alle realtà imprenditoriali emergenti, Thatcher non ha avuto timore di sfidare la tradizionale e quasi completa autonomia gestionale delle comunità accademiche di Oxbridge…
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mainly macro: A government out of control mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-gove…
A #government out of control
The commitment that the #UK government gives 0.7% of its GDP as overseas aid is enshrined in law. #Johnson’s government decided to cut this to 0.5%, but didn’t need to put this to parliament because the cut was supposed to be temporary.
A large number of Conservative MPs were unhappy with this, and wanted to use parliament to reverse this cut. The parliament’s #speaker ruled their attempt invalid, but requested the #government to allow a vote on the issue. The government refused.
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Same up North-East brain dead I think?
#Farage was MEP on Fisheries Committee - attended twice out of 42 attendances due, gave away GB fishing... 40 years of #Tory destruction & they go & vote for them. Beggars belief!!
#Brexsh*t solely for offshore billionaires to avoid tax on their offshore money. PM #Cameron arguing on quiet since 2012 with #EU trying to stop EU bringing in their Anti-Offshore-Tax-Avoidance Directive.
#Brexit effective 31st March 2019. EU Anti-Tx-Avoidance 1st April 2019!!
Why never mentioned in Media - good question - because the billionaire Offshorers OWN THE MEDIA. Will these idiots ever wake up - they'll never admit they've been well and truly conned. #Thatcher 1980s sales of gas, water, oil, electricity, trains, industry, housing,
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Old Labour Oxford Economist Martin #Summers talks about what he believes was a secret and highly illegal nuclear arms deal involving a young and ambitious David #Cameron as well as Doctor David #Kelly. Done behind the back of Nelson #Mandela and the ANC,
designed to raise £17.8m #Tory funding for the 1992 General Election Campaign
-- Origins of Mystery Donation of £17.8 millions: If we can recall HANSARD 22nd June 1993 we can find the following:
Mr. #Hoyle: If the hon. Gentleman will allow me, I shall tell him what information is now given to us. We understand the expenditure and what #Tory central office receives. In 1992, central office received £20.7 million. When we asked about that and about company donations,
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David #Cameron’s Secret #Nuclear Weapons Deal Raised £17.8m For #Conservative Party Funds – Sets Pretext for #War

Sometimes you come across a story that seems so unbelievable that you simply can’t absorb and process the information properly. It doesn’t compute or make much sense
– until an investigation produces evidence.
The allegation is this. David #Cameron sold three #nuclear weapons of a #foreign state, put them in unsafe hands and the #Conservative party banks nearly £19 million which then sets the pretext for conflict that kills a million people
Conspiracy theory? Fake news? Read on....
South Africa – A nuclear state armed by Israel
From Wikispooks [1]: Although UN Security Council Resolution 418 of 4 November 1977 introduced a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa, requiring all states to refrain
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David Cameron’s Secret #Nuclear Weapons Deal Raised £17.8m For #Conservative Party Funds – Sets Pretext for War
Sometimes you come across a story that seems so unbelievable that you simply can’t absorb and process the information properly. It doesn’t compute or make much sense –
until an investigation produces evidence.
The allegation is this. David Cameron sold three #nuclear weapons of a foreign state, put them in unsafe hands and the #Conservative party banks nearly £19 million which then sets the pretext for a conflict that kills a million people.
Conspiracy theory? Fake news? Read on.
South Africa – A nuclear state armed by #Israel
From Wikispooks [1]: Although UN Security Council Resolution 418 of 4 November 1977 introduced a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa,
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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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@ivan8848 #Occupy: The #Naked #Truth:

NATO-member Leaders gave Security #Assurances against #NATO #Expansion Eastward to Soviet leaders by among others: #Bush, #Kohl, #Mitterrand and #Thatcher.

NATO Expansion: What #Gorbachev Heard:

"Not an Inch East"

👉nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/…
@ivan8848 #Occupy: The #Naked #Truth:

#US officials told #Russian President Boris #Yeltsin in 1993 that the "#Partnership_for_Peace" was the #Alternative to #NATO_expansion, NOT a #Precursor to it:

NATO Expansion: What #Yeltsin Heard:

👉nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/…
@ivan8848 #Occupy: The #NAKED #TRUTH:

They are #LIARS. 🤥
& They #KNOW they are LIARS. 🤨
& They know that #WE know they are Liars. 😠
Even so, they #KEEP Lying, very #Loudly so. 😡
(#Najib #Nahfouz)
.
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And don't think it's not happening in UK...in plain sight!
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Steve Hilton gets it
... The #Democracts Norms: "from deplorable to despicable, 4yrs on non-stop hate, they want #Americans they dismiss & demean to rollover & pay homage to the new regime, No"

Real power 'when you change the way people think'
#Thatcher, #Reagan, #Trump -ism
... Triumph of #Trumpism
#American's want #Trump 2nd term on the success of the 1st on its substance & on its results, one of most successful in history: issues addressed (#China #Manufacturing #MiddleEast #OpenBorders #EndlessWar)
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... Trumpism is
pro-#Business on #Tax & #Regulation
pro-#Worker on #Trade & #Immigration

Andrew Sullivan: "Trump's core message was seared into one of our major political parties for the foreseeable #future & realigned #American #Politics"
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SCL - a Very British Coup bellacaledonia.org.uk/2018/03/20/scl…
SCL – a Very British Coup

Liam O Hare on the deep connections between @CambridgeAnalytica’s parent company Strategic Communication Laboratories (#SCL Group) and the #Conservative Party and military establishment,
‘Board members include an array of #Lords, #Tory donors, ex-British #army officers and defense contractors. This is scandal that cuts to the heart of the #British establishment.’

The scandal around mass data harvesting by Cambridge Analytica took a new twist on Monday.
A Channel 4 news undercover investigation revealed that the company’s Eton-educated CEO Alexander #Nix offered to use dirty tricks – including the use of bribery and sex workers – to entrap #politicians and subvert #elections.
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This WILL Happen in the #UK - The #NHS Is STILL on the Table- -Money Talks #TRUMP Gets what he Wants from these Greedy Capitalist #Tories - #Thatcher started the great #UK Sell Off - and it's been going on for 40+ years! With Mini-Me Boris Trumpson -
we Will Become a Mini-States! They are going to SELL - You and your Family to the blood-sucking INSURERS. Even IF you can afford it - their #US Health/Wealth care companies - have a List of at least 200 Common illnesses and chronic diseases on it - !
Every round of drugs or Treatment -You would have to PAY up front! - Just one Serious accident /infection causing an operation or stay in hospital will result in your premiums being bumped up - hope you don't have sporty or accident prone kids! Tory Capitalism
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 A los 85 años, falleció Jack Charlton, leyenda del @leeds y campeón del mundo con la #Inglaterra en 1966. Además, conocido como el inglés más querido de #Irlanda, Charlton hizo historia dirigiendo a la selección irlandesa, llevándola a los cuartos del Mundial de Italia 1990. Image
En épocas de Margaret #Thatcher y cuando dirigía al @Newcastle_MI, #Charlton defendio a la Unión Nacional de Mineros y bancó la histórica huelga de mineros de 1984/85 contra el cierre de pozos. Image
Además, en 1977 #Charlton se sumó a la campaña de la Liga Anti Nazi contra el Frente Nacional ( FN ) partido político fascista de extrema derecha. Image
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A thread about Scotland, solidarity against dictatorship, and the connection between Chilean fascism and the disaster of Brexit. 🧐✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇻🇳🇨🇱#NaePasaran #StopFascism #Brexit #ToriesOut #solidarity #history
I recently saw the extraordinary film “Nae Pasaran”, a powerful, deeply moving story of Scottish workers standing up to the fascist dictatorship in Chile in the 1970s… 🤓✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇻🇳🇨🇱 #NaePasaran #StopFascism #solidarity #Scotland #Chile @debasersfilms @naepasaran
One day in March 1974, an engineer at the Rolls Royce plant in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, noticed that there were Chilean aircraft engines in the production line, waiting to be refurbished. They were from Hawker Hunter jets owned by the Chilean Air Force. 😀✊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇻🇳 #Scotland
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The country loves a #villain when they get stuff done regardless of which rules are broken. But when that villain turns against the mood of the nation, we are reminded that honest values, rules and laws do matter. 1/2
#CummingsCrisis
Hoping this crisis can signal a turning point and time for #calm; to send a clear message to would be villains that this is not how we expect our country to behave. That we are better when we get stuff done in an orderly, organised and truly #responsible way. 2/2
The mood does remind me of #Thatcher's #polltaxgate when a #villain loved my many, had gone on for too long and turned against the mood of the nation. Maybe #cummingsgate does become that historical tuning point?
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A short thread on Tory rotter Cecil Parkinson, illustrating why the Conservative Party must be *destroyed* to save the country… (pic shows him with Mrs Fascister in 1983). 😖✊🇪🇺🇻🇳 #ToriesOut #cad #ToriesLie #COVID19 #Parkinson #rotter #ToryShambles
Parkinson was a chartered accountant, and made a pile of money from establishing Parkinson-Hart Securities in 1961. He then entered Parliament in 1970; a normal career path for a Tory obsessed with money & power… 🙄 #ToriesOut #greed #gross 🇪🇺🇻🇳
As is extremely well-known, Parkinson had an affair with Sara Keays, his secretary in Parliament. He resigned his Cabinet post in October 1983, when news of her pregnancy became public. 😐✊🇻🇳🇪🇺 #ToriesOut #hypocrites #liars #ToryShambles
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A thread about the English Establishment, state psychopathy, #COVID19… and why it really matters how people in power think. 🧐✊🇪🇺🇻🇳#history #ToriesOut #resist 🦠
The popular idea of a colonial official during the British Empire days was of a paternal figure dispensing justice and spreading civilisation, as in the 1935 film “Sanders of the River” (see pic), a grossly patronising tale set in colonial #Nigeria... 😬🇳🇬 #BritishEmpire #Korda
The reality was, of course, very different. Consider the work of Charles Callwell, a British soldier with much colonial experience, pictured here on the WWI Caucasus Front as a Major-General in 1916. #Callwell #SmallWars #ColonialViolence 🇹🇷🇷🇺
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1. Yesterday a journalist described #Mansfield to me as "the first blue brick in the red wall" - something I'm hugely proud of and even more so now that we've knocked it down and rebuilt in blue with some @bluecollartory_ foundations. Here's a why it shouldn't be a surprise:
2. Since I was elected in 17 I've been at pains to try and explain the difference between Labour voters in Islington and in Mansfield. It's not ideological up north, it's historic. Not #Socialism that drove the #Labour vote, but industry.
3. You've only got to watch an episode of #PeakyBlinders to get the gist of why Labour was born as a movement. Protecting workers, fighting for better conditions. Some of the leaders were socialists, but the workers were trying to improve their lot. To put food on the table.
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Power Versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of #Pinochet & #Assange

consortiumnews.com/2019/06/28/pow…
This article is an updated take on a piece published last year.
"Citing the aging Pinochet’s inability to stand trial, the UK in 2000 ultimately prevented him from being extradited to Spain where he would have faced prosecution for human rights abuses."
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Have you heard of #Hotelling’s Law? In a two party system, it says that you get most votes by minimising the political distance between the parties. It’s worked well in the past, but it’s about to bring an end to both #Labour and the #Tory party. 1/n
uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/id…
Hotelling’s law worked really well for Tony #Blair. #Thatcher had moved the Tory party to the right, so #NewLabour had an opportunity to increase its vote share by also moving rightwards. 2/n
Politics had shifted. Both parties held broadly similar policies. Blair’s political stance, although to the left of Thatcher’s, was much further right than any Labour leader previously (or since). Labour was able to capture ground that the Tories had left unguarded. 3/n
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