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For 13 years #disabled people have been waging war on the #Tories using the courts. They've had to organise, plan, raise funds and (because of illness and some disabilities) put themselves in harms way physically and mentally due to stress.
All of this has been done with little to no support from

The unions
Left wing parties
The Left wing media
Jeremy Corbyn
Left wing Labour MPs
Able-bodied Left wingers.

By a strange coincidence a lot of the above have spluttered about the Tories but done no actual fighting.
Rallies and general back slapping each other don't count.

Even the unions have only engaged in the last 2 years out of THIRTEEN.

Corbyn is the exception. But Corbyn gave uck all support to disabled activists doing the fighting, barely even mentioned them. Even though it is
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Contrary to Popular Myth, Brexit Was Not a Bad Decision and Did Not Fail

@dlacalle_IA @Nigel_Farage @menlobear

The Atlantic says "Britain is now paying the price for its decision to leave the European Union." I take the other side.… Image
Consider UK policy after Brexit: No tax cuts, no trade deal with the US or China, No dismantling of inept EU rules and regulations, no progress on things like artificial intelligence or energy.
This is not a failure of Brexit, it is a failure to take advantage of things possible without being tied to the EU.
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I’m glad you’ve brought this up (again) @GregHands , as it shows one of two things.
Either you have no idea as to how the economy of a fiat currency issuer (like the UK is with the £) works or you DO know how it works & you’re lying about it to push your ideology.
Who do we want
Representing us, a person who’s an idiot when it comes to our economy, or a #gaslighting liar?
Well I would rather it was neither of those people if I’m honest, which you seem to have great trouble with!
For anyone interested in the truth behind this, simply put, the UK CANNOT run out of the currency that it, & only it, brings into existence. It’s impossible, & has been since we came off the Gold Standard over 70 years ago.
The chief constraint on issuing a fiat currency is
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1/12 SALTED EARTH: We are living in the land poisoned by Thatcherism. We have been brought low by a doctrine of “me-first” selfishness and a devil-take-the-hindmost philosophy which, together, hobble any effective action against the huge problems we now face… 🧵 #Max12to1 Image
2/12 Economically, we were torn apart in the 1980s as #inequality and #poverty soared to levels not seen since the 1920s. We have not recovered. Gross #inequality now seems the norm. No subsequent government has even tried to reverse the damage wrought in the 1980s. #Max12to1 Image
3/12 Socially, the UK is starkly divided. We have a three-tier education system, a two tier-health system, and a wealth chasm between those who rent or own their home. #Poverty stalks foodbank Britain. We meekly gave up on collective provision. #Max12to1…
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Colin is a #Brexiteer. He wanted to be my friend. I accepted but now he is very angry.

Don't be like Colin

#BrexitDisaster ImageImageImageImage
This also demonstrates how Brexorcism is a social process and just how difficult online Brexorcism is where we are only working with 7% of the comms medium. Image
Learn how to conduct online Brexorcisms here

#Brexorcism #Therapy #Sociology…
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Inside: Copyright won't solve creators' Generative AI problem; and more!

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#Pluralistic 1/ A poster for the 1933 movie 'The Monkey's Paw.' The fainting
I'm in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We're doing a remote event for #NZ on Feb 13. Next are #Melbourne (Feb 14), #Sydney (Feb 15) and #Canberra (Feb 16/17). More tickets just released for Sydney! 2/
Copyright won't solve creators' Generative AI problem: The machine-learning monkey's paw.

3/  Image: Cryteria (modified)
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The UK has lost 800 public libraries in the last 12 years, closed down by the #Tories & @LibDems while the national debt trebled.
Educational results suffer, productivity suffers, working class communities suffer as these buildings become just another piece of #DerelictYorkshire ImageImageImage…

@tribunemagazine article on the barbaric hollowing out of our library provision by a government of spivs and millionaires.
@LibDems @NorthernSoulLtd @abandoned_pools @DerelictToDecay @ExploresMr @DAB_Photos @BrutalistLib @scrappynw @davidmcw @anoisagency @frank_oconnor "He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion."

A poignant mural in a derelict library in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Image
Read 3 tweets PEOPLE: A BID TO RIG ELECTIONS UK, TORY VOTER ID LAWS LOOK LIKE AN ATTEMPT TO RIG OUR ELECTIONS, NOT IMPROVE THEM It’s not too late to avoid the disenfranchisement of the poor and the young before the next general election. EXTRACT ‘Rishi Sunak may this week have been battered and bruised by strikes and U-turns, but he has at least made it past one key milestone: his 45th day in power today means he managed to stay in office longer than Liz Truss did before she announced her resignation.
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I have watched in dismay the managed deterioration of the #NHS and public services.

The consequences for the UK aren't, in my view, about private healthcare or not, they are about whether there will be any healthcare at all for all but the rich.

Here's why... 🧵 1/n
Yes, a lot of money goes to the NHS but since 2012 the % spend on healthcare as a proportion of GDP has fallen.
This is managed deterioration.
Salaries have fallen by >15% in real terms, waiting times for operations and ambulances have increased.
Life expectancy is falling
I've been working in the NHS for >30 years - there hasn't been a year where we haven't been asked to make "efficiencies"

Please don't use the excuse that everything will be so much better if there wasn't so much waste. There are no more efficiencies.
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1) #SocialistSunday Can anyone hear me this morning? The #ToryBBC is at it again. 🤔🙄😟 Please reply & retweet or like the tweet below if you hear me... 👇🏿👇🏽👇🏼
2) Don't be fooled by Tory propaganda dirty tricks publicised by #ToryBBC now chief perpetrator of Tory misinformation, disinformation & lies.
3) The Chairman of @BBC Richard Sharp donated £400,000 to the Tory Party according to Electoral Commission records.
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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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Non sarà #Borisback, con sommo dispiacere dei cronisti politici, alla disperata ricerca di personaggi - caratteri - da raccontare. Precipitarsi a Londra dai Caraibi non è bastato. Rovinare la vacanza alla moglie Carrie - chissà come l'avrà presa, i vicini di casa ricordano
nitidamente le sue urla, qualche anno fa, nell'atto di dare al povero #BoJo del viziato per un po' di vino versato sul divano (e che sarà mai!), e subito dopo il "crash" del suo portatile scaraventato chissà dove (non solo gossip, c'è dell'epica).
Boris si fa da parte
dalla corsa per la leadership dei Conservatori (e dunque del governo del Regno Unito).
Per ora, per l'unità del partito, per il bene del Paese. Sì, ma chi lo conosce assicura che il motivo è un altro: "Johnson si ritira da una corsa solo se è certo di non poterla vincere",
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And with one bound, she joined the Conservatives .
My POINT is: no checking procedures. From application to confirmation took an hour.
If my cat can join(and in time vote) who else has joined? From where? With what intent?
Political parties can be infiltrated ! ImageImage
This was a ‘test’. They failed. I proved my point. Remember, my cat won’t vote for the next leader, but who WILL be voting? Conservatives Abroad are also , I gather, horrifyingly easy to join. #tories
😿It has already happened. And these sort of people ( plus their foreign friends) are the ones who are responsible for the ‘final’ say on the future leader of the party.
Are you scared?
I fecking well am. #borisjohnson #ToryCorruption #ConservativeParty Image
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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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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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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.

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
#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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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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#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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@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!…
@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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