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England has lost the plot.
Cancer treatments stopped out of “respect”
Funerals cancelled because your loved ones can’t be cherished the same day the queen is buried.
The press is asking people to stop leaving marmalade sandwiches
People are being arrested for silent protest
The government are on holiday. Again.
There is shit in the sea
We can’t afford food and energy.
A prince can sexually exploit his daughter live on air and it goes unnoticed by main stream media.
The new king can literally growl at a member of staff
We are supposed to shut up
God knows what else the #tories are at while they have this as a cover. Be scared. Be very scared.
We are no longer a #democracy the fact that go home Megan is trending says a lot. #racist #corrupt #tories #NotMyKing #AbolishTheMonachy
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🇬🇧 CHI SARÁ L'EREDE DI BORIS JOHNSON?

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Si conoscerà domani, all'ora di pranzo, il nome del successore di Boris #Johnson alla guida dei #Tories, e di conseguenza alla testa del governo del #RegnoUnito.

#ConservativeLeadershipContest
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Il Guardian parla espressamente di maratona elettorale che "è sembrata durare cinque anni anziché cinque settimane".
Candidati Conservatori desiderosi di rilevare #BoJo al N° 10 di Downing Street? Otto.
O meglio, 8 quelli riusciti a guadagnare il supporto di 20 parlamentari
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#Tories, come richiesto dal regolamento interno di queste particolari "primarie".
Al termine delle cinque votazioni che hanno impegnato i soli eletti, sono rimasti in piedi due candidati: Rishi #Sunak e Liz #Truss.
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#CunningPlan #ToriesUnfitToGovern #CostOfLivingCrisis
What’s behind the Treasury idea that #GP’s should prescribe cash for those in #fuel poverty?
~ Richard Murphy
taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2022/08/2…
/2 According to the Guardian ‘GPs could write prescriptions for money off energy bills for the most vulnerable under a plan drawn up by the Treasury’. Let’s just think about that for a moment. A thread….
/3 To provide a caveat, the #Treasury has not said Team #Truss has adopted this plan as yet, but it’s been put out as an idea for a reason, and it must exist, so what’s wrong with this proposal? #ToriesWrong #CostOfLivingCrisis
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For those who criticise "tactical voting" and the campaign to replace FPTP with a properly representative system (1 vote = 1 vote regardless of where you live) because neither tactical voting nor #ProportionalRepresentation will fix our democracy... You're right 🧵
Because these are only the first steps towards reforming and democratising our political system. They're not the entire solution, not by a long shot.

But we won't get to the solution(s) without biting the bullet & playing according to the rules of our current electoral system 2️⃣
Tactical voting ousts the #Tories (notorious for wanting to "reform" our electoral system in favour of their own voters rather than democracy).

An alternative government gives us the chance to fight for PR.

PR gives smaller, reform-minded parties the chance to get into power 3️⃣
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Something anecdotal av noticed in Scotland that'll b of interest tae English lefties ad think. Glesga the auld @ScottishLabour fiefdom- noo centre ae left wing nationalist politics- n' a @theSNP stronghold - the few yoons left here r aw either blinded by affinity wi' sectarian..
specs, n' a hateful orange order fed diet eh flag sh*ggimg yoonionism, flute friendly fascism & loyalty tae a Queen who's the heid ae a religion wi mair in common wi their hated Catholicism than their brand ae Presbyterianism that recognises Ibrox as the only church they've...
ever set fit in. BUT here's the juicy bit for English lefties, the only other hawd oots a ken, r auld Labour voters, noo disproportionately daen very well, wi' an economy brutal tae maist, working very well indeed for them. Usually aulder, in a profession, (mind wages in the...
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I find minority tories /right wing people to be naive!

For starters @Nadine_Writes made NO Tory/labour connections -she asked a RHETORICAL question to trigger reflection/thoughts

Also these black/brown ministers sitting idle whilst tories legislate racist #Rwanda policy is🤨🤷🏾‍♂️
2/ As things stand in the Tory party led by #BorisJohnson - the #Windrush community has NOT been compensated despite #tories having 3x black/brown as per “Mercy” words!

Despite black/brown ministers - the #sewellreport whitewashed UKs participation in slavery!
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3/ Despite 3x more black/brown ministers - the tories have legislated the #rwanda deportation scheme - it’s a scheme that selectively and disproportionately targets black/brown Muslim people, but not blonde haired 👱‍♀️ Ukraine 🇺🇦

Despite 3x BAME ministers the UK police is racist
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@RachelReevesMP Integrity & decency but no if u happen tae b sick or disabled or unemployed or under employed or wi min' wage employment wi' 0 hour contract or high rent u can't meet wi wage. Or ANY issue meaning ye collect benefits cos @UKLabour r NOT the party ae folk oan benefits eh Rachel?
@RachelReevesMP @UKLabour Seems tae no realise that post Thatcherite unprecedented squeeze oan wages at the bottom & unrivalled transferral ae money fae the poorest tae the richest, vast majority of those in low wage economy rely oan benefits tae top up their wage & allow them tae work for their poverty.
@RachelReevesMP @UKLabour And that the so called culture ae sickness benefits came fae Thatcher tryna massage the unemployment figure after she decimated industry in UK & wi it decent working class jobs by moving folk fae the oft studied unemployment benefit tae the hidden sickness benefits especially...
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#BorisJohnson colpito e affondato da un'ondata di dimissioni?
O di "tradimenti", per dirla come il suo inner circle, sempre più stretto, per indicare gli oltre 50 esponenti #Tories che hanno lasciato il proprio posto nel governo e nel partito per spingerlo a lasciare il N°10. Image
#BoJo è letteralmente accerchiato. Sopravvissuto in maniera rocambolesca ad un voto di sfiducia del suo partito lo scorso mese, negli ultimi giorni è finito nuovamente nel mirino: colpa dello scandalo sessuale che ha riguardato il deputato conservatore Chris Pincher. Image
#BorisJohnson nominò Pincher vice whip del partito Conservatore alla Camera dei Comuni - un incarico che in italiano potremmo definire come vicecapogruppo - pur essendo informato del fatto che fosse stato accusato di molestie sessuali. Image
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We're in a Climate & Ecological Crisis, Sixth Mass Extinction, a threat to us all. Fossil fuels, though they account for over 80% of carbon emissions produced by humans, continue to be widely used. That's massively destabilising our biosphere, yet our Parliament says/does nothing Image
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"Britain is a nation that’s changed night and day since 2016. It was a quiet, prosperous nation that became a haven for Right-wing populists, a breeding ground for racism, and a hub for misinformation. None of which is a coincidence."
"It’s the byproduct of nationalism, racism, and demagoguery. And if it sounds similar to post-2016 America, that’s because it is. Both countries began their ascent down the black hole of authoritarianism at the same time for a reason."
"Actually, two reasons: Boris Johnson and Donald Trump."

"Two men who are similar in more ways than they are different. Two men who redefined Western politics for the worse."
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Let’s recap recent economic management by the #Tories 1/

NI tax ⬆️ Corporation tax ⬆️ Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax & Income Tax all ⬆️ by stealth due to a freeze so not keeping pace with inflation, Council Tax ⬆️ Reduction in Pension LTA - effectively a pension tax ⬆️
2/ VAT ⬆️ and kept at 20%, Dividend tax ⬆️ and yet if we believe the figures we’ve got record low unemployment, some of the highest job vacancies on record while at the same time an exponential rise in food bank usage (now with an ever increasing number of households in work)
3/ In April - June 2020 Trussell Trust had an 84% increase compared to the same time the previous year. No one can get a GP appointment, teachers aren’t getting the payrises they deserve, doctors and nurses are leaving their profession in droves, the NHS is at breaking point..
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@PeterStefanovi2 @cachatburn1 UNLESS UK Government FACE FACTS and acknowledge the REALITY of the damage done to UK Economy by #Tories' pet projects: Austerity and Brexit to name but two, UK Government don't have a cat in hell's chance of addressing the FALLOUT and ensuing INFLATION and POVERTY.
@PeterStefanovi2 @cachatburn1 If only UK population could overlook yet another 'photo-op' from an inconsequential apology for a man, and perceive instead an individual that places no higher regard for anyone or anything else but, his own survival & self-entitlement!

The world laughs!

theguardian.com/business/comme…
@PeterStefanovi2 @cachatburn1 History teaches us the wisdom of seeking the lessons from events that have come before those we face today so that we might develop and build upon the thinking of those that precede us - a crisis is not the time to reinvent the wheel!
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@chrisriddell50 My first thought when I saw this today was whether your colleague @MartinRowson might regard these events as, 'a storm in a fur cup'!

...evidently, there are agendas but, some are too quick to impose their interpretation on events - they hear but don't LISTEN! Image
"In the last few weeks, the benefits to Russia from its sabre-rattling must have far exceeded the Kremlin’s expectations. It has produced a traffic jam of presidents, prime minister and ministers making their way to Moscow."
"They may be issuing warnings against a Russian invasion of Ukraine, but the reality is that for the first time since 1991 Russia is once again being treated as a superpower to be feared, cultivated and never disregarded."
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"The growth of UK betting sector since then has created billionaires, such as Bet365’s Denise Coates and Betfred’s Done brothers. At the other end of the scale, what starts out as a harmless flutter has driven countless customers into financial ruin, family breakups, and worse."
"The betting industry promotes its wares predominantly through advertising on TV, social media or via wall-to-wall sponsorship of football clubs."

Propaganda uses the same media and targets people in a similar manner!
"The gambling industry could not exist unless the bookmaker or casino had a better grasp of the odds than the punter. That’s the foundation upon which the industry is built, and it’s a bargain that – unless they are completely delusional – the gambler enters into knowingly."
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1/ Been an awful week for #Tories in Westminster but in real elections in the real world #Labour has been crashing and burning. OK, so local by elections aren't individually representative of national trends...
2/ But taken together, the results show a clear swing AGAINST #Labour that isn't being picked up in opinion polls between them.
If you have to choose, go by the actual results cast in real elections.
3/ How to explain the discrepancy? Could be that a lot of the Tory "don't knows" who've given #Starmer his lead are in fact voting Tory when they turn out. Of course, young people are traditionally more likely to vote #Labour and less likely to vote in by-elections. That said...
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1/10 #BREXIT – A LONG VIEW IN A SHORT THREAD: The EU (previously the EEC or Common Market) was the lifeboat that Britain jumped into (very enthusiastically) after the Empire sank and the prospects for further exploitation of our former colonies receded. #Max12to1
2/10 Any good history of Britain post-WW2 (e.g. Ben Pimlott’s biography of Harold Wilson 👇 – highly recommended) shows how fundamentally shattered the British economy was after 1945. We have never really recovered. #Max12to1 goodreads.com/book/show/1756…
3/10 The economy lurched from crisis to crisis under both #Tory and #Labour govts, with the balance of payments in particular disarray as we struggled to come to terms with the over-valuing of our currency in a world that now looked to the mighty dollar instead. #Max12to1
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Imagine not being able to say sorry. Imagine telling your kids, “don’t apologise for breaking that window. Tell the man there was no window. When he points at it, say you don’t recognise it as a window. Or better still, get all your mates to do it for you. -->
And when footage turns up of you breaking that window and laughing at the man, just say a window may or may not have been broken but that you followed all the rules of window-breaking and that you don’t think the man is actually interested in whether or not his window was broken"
We don’t teach our kids that stuff for a reason. We don’t teach them that, because we don’t want them to grow up to be in Boris Johnson’s government.
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Festive hustings here at st Johns Methodist church in #Whitchurch. #libdems @helenhalcrow up first with introduction. Time for #NorthShropshire to stop being taken for granted, support farmers & invest in rail & buses.
Next @DuncanKer . Talks about his experience in local govt as a social workerchief exec. Moved to #NorthShropshire in 2012, made a rundown chapel into an arts & community centre. Elected first #green on #oswestry town & then @ShropCouncil . Lists some campaigns, agst fracking,
Agst NHS cuts,& trying to save the ambulance station. In May 2021 @TheGreenParty was the only one to win seats in #NorthShropshire . Now 12 of 18 seats on #oswestry town council. #Greens can win elections & when they do people vote for more.
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Dad displayed stroke symptoms last Friday evening. Rang 999, the phone operator talked me through the episode but apologised as there would be an 8 hour wait for an ambulance - somehow I got him into the car and drove him to A&E myself. He was seen by a doctor immediately.
By the time I had got to the hospital, got him out of the car and into his wheelchair my 87 year-old father seemed to have recovered. The doctor thought it was a sequence of mini strokes and ordered tests - bloods, CT scan, ECG, chest x-ray, and then we waited.
Many patients weren’t wearing masks. One woman took her loose mask off to cough. A young man whose female companion had fallen off her party shoe and damaged her ankle didn’t wear a mask at all, bought a wide variety of snacks and left the wrappers on the floor.
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@HouseofCommons @UKHouseofLords @10DowningStreet @BBCBreaking @itvnews @Channel4News

@AngelaRayner I'm the journalist under #surveillance [with family] off-on from '68 BUT from 1994 as RIPA introduced life got worse then from 1999-2000 I was #blacklisted -by mid 2010 my @NHSuk
@HouseofCommons @UKHouseofLords @10DowningStreet @BBCBreaking @itvnews @Channel4News

@AngelaRayner .. care very obviously blocked as an intense @GOVUK smear campaign started soon after @David_Cameron picked @MalcolmRifkind as @JointCtteNSS Chair, by 2011 I was left to die
@HouseofCommons @UKHouseofLords @10DowningStreet @BBCBreaking @itvnews @Channel4News

@AngelaRayner ... with sepsis. By July 2014 I could prove my low WBC was being doctored up into 'normal' & by Oct 2014 prove my medical care abroad now also doctored.
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I've always felt the answer to this lies in asking why the @Conservatives bought in the £20 rise to start with.
For decades, it was known that benefit rates were paltry+inadequate.
But pleas for even meagre rises were always met with the "no money tree" stonewall (1/)
When Covid struck, the truth is, that for the poorest and particularly job seekers, financial pressures might even have eased. Especially, the travel costs to Jobcentres, job interviews. School runs/costs. Fuel.
I can tell you this, because I was unemployed myself..(2/)
..So why did a #Tory govt, never known for its "philanthropy" to the poor, suddenly find this magical money tree for #UC claimants ??
Quite simply - politics.
They realised, that 1000s of employed people - and potential Tory voters - would suddenly find themselves having to (3/)
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So that’s 93.

93 Uturns : Pledges reversed, policies cancelled, promises scrapped, since these Lying #Tories came into office.

Tories refuse to reveal billionaire donor dinners - a year after promising they would.

mirror.co.uk/news/politics/… Image
So that’s 94.

94 Uturns : Pledges reversed, policies cancelled, promises scrapped, since these Lying #Tories came into office.

#Tories ran in 2019 on a manifesto promise of not increasing taxes or NI.

Now they plan to do so, for Social Care. Image
So that’s 95.

95 U-turns: Pledges reversed, policies cancelled, promises scrapped, since these lying #Tories came into office.

Tories suspend Triple Lock on Pensions, denying rightful increases to the elderly. Image
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